Offshore Milestone as Feds Back Vineyard Wind Project

May 11, 2021

The first large-scale offshore wind farm in the U.S. has received the go-ahead from the federal government, with industry insiders saying the milestone decision is likely to spur more rapid development of the nation’s offshore wind projects. The Vineyard Wind […]

APS expands RFP to seek up to 150-MW of additional solar capacity

May 4, 2021

Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) said yesterday that it will soon serve customers with even more solar power after expanding the all-source request for proposals (RFP) originally issued in December 2020. The original RFP sought approximately 600-800 megawatts (MW) of […]

National lab, Idaho Falls Power test small hydro startup during power outage

April 28, 2021

Idaho National Laboratory is working with municipally owned utility Idaho Falls Power to test how small hydropower plants can serve as reliable sources of startup power during outages. The city of Idaho Falls owns five hydropower plants on the Snake […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

How Artificial Intelligence Is Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings

May 6, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

A lot of energy is consumed by buildings. In fact, the Alliance to Save Energy, a nonprofit energy efficiency advocacy group, says buildings account for about 40% of all U.S. energy consumption and a similar proportion of greenhouse gas emissions. […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Ørsted completes US solar and battery storage facility

May 5, 2021

Via: Energy Global

Ørsted has completed its Permian Energy Center project, a 460 MWAC hybrid solar and battery storage facility located in Andrews County, Texas, US. Permian Energy Center brings Ørsted’s onshore operating capacity to 2.1 GW. The project and its 420 MWAC […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Electric vehicles and renewables will need a dramatic rise in mineral supply, IEA warns 

May 5, 2021


The supply of critical minerals crucial for technologies such as wind turbines and electric vehicles will have to be ramped up over the next decades if the planet’s climate targets are to be met, according to the International Energy Agency. […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

How the Department of Energy Is Helping Keep Nuclear Power Relevant

May 3, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

In the decade following World War II, the U.S. government took a keen interest in helping to create a commercial nuclear power industry. Although there were military leaders and members of Congress who believed nuclear technology should be carefully guarded […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Alabama Coal Plant Tops List of Emitters

April 30, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

A report from a Colorado-based group that provides analysis and market reports to the energy industry says an Alabama power plant has the highest emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) of any coal-fired facility in the Lower 48 states. BTU Analytics […]

News and Policies, State

Michigan bill may unlock community solar and your state should follow suit

April 30, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

There are 2,600 megawatts of solar power capacity installed in the U.S. today that can be considered community solar, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). That is a little less than 5% of all […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Serious Power Transmission Without Wires Is Closer Than You Think

April 29, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Most people are aware that wireless charging technology is available today for small electronic devices, such as cell phones and watches, but when it comes to larger-scale power systems, the concept of wireless transmission of electricity probably seems like science […]