Tag: electric power

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Biden administration announces nearly $11 billion for renewable energy in rural communities

May 16, 2023

Via: Tech Xplore

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a nearly $11 billion investment on Tuesday to help bring affordable clean energy to rural communities throughout the country. Rural electric cooperatives, renewable energy companies and electric utilities will be able to apply for […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

EPRI reflects on the year gone by

December 30, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

The past 12 months have been positively electric for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). From working with the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a national EV charging infrastructure blueprint to speaking at COP26 about numerous EPRI-led decarbonization research […]

Domestic, Electric, Energy Consumption

Electric Power Transmission: Long on Planning, Short on Time

April 1, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The mid-February blackouts in Texas have raised a lot of questions about power grid reliability. While investigations into the underlying causes of the outages could take a while to complete, and I don’t want to weigh in on the main […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

Why Coal Lost—and Can It Recover?

July 28, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

Coal burn in the power sector has fallen off a cliff. Demand peaked at 1.045 billion tons in 2007. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates consumption in 2020 will be 377 million tons, a drop of 64% in little […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

Coal Consumption Declines to Lowest Level Since 1984

June 5, 2017

Via: Power Engineering

The U.S. electric power sector consumed 677 million short tons of coal in 2016, down 35 percent from its peak in 2008 and the lowest level since 1984, the Energy Information Administration reported. Power generation accounted for over 93 percent […]