Tag: electric grid

Electric, Energy Consumption

‘Freeze-thaw battery’ is adept at preserving its energy

April 19, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Scientists have created a battery designed for the electric grid that locks in energy for months without losing much storage capacity. The development of the “freeze-thaw battery,” which freezes its energy for use later, is a step toward batteries that […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

DOE Envisions Future Grid’s Transformation into a ‘Network’

October 22, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The grid must accommodate more inverter-based generation and adequately handle the bi-directional flow of electricity, but it must also apply alternative grid configurations and coordinate planning and operations across multiple participants and jurisdictions. That’s the vision Michael Pesin, deputy assistant […]

News and Policies, State

California’s New 100% Green Energy Target May Do More Harm Than Good

September 21, 2018

Via: Forbes

California governor Jerry Brown just signed a bill (Senate Bill 100) that would eliminate fossil fuels from the state’s electric grid entirely by 2045. That’s a tall order for a state that consumes 206 billion kilowatt hours (bn kWh) of […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

The Surprising Ground Zero for Electricity Market Fights

October 3, 2016

Via: Power Magazine

Look to the East and you’ll see a major initiative to transform New York’s electric grid into a cleaner, more efficient system. Look to the West and you’ll find ambitious clean energy legislation in California. Yet utility executives and federal […]

Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, U.S.

2 Steps We Can Take Right Now to Modernize Pennsylvania’s Electric Grid

August 18, 2016

Via: Energy Collective

Each year, dozens of utilities across the U.S. embark on a complicated process called a “rate case.” Presented to a state public utility commission (PUC), a rate case is a utility’s pitch for higher electricity prices for customers. For most […]

News and Policies, State

Saving Energy and Money: Texas is on a Path to Greater Efficiency

May 16, 2016

Via: Energy Collective

Three of the top five fastest growing cities in the country are here in Texas, and explosive population growth puts a lot of pressure on our electric grid to keep up with demand. Fortunately, the state’s main grid operator, Electric […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

US sees low winter power and natural gas prices

April 6, 2016

Via: Energy Global

Wholesale natural gas and power prices in the Northeast US remained relatively low this winter, absent the large spikes that have occurred during recent winters. A combination of increased deliveries of LNG into the region, a fuel adequacy winter reliability […]