Key steps for wind turbine power performance testing

September 15, 2021

When should I carry out power performance tests? Power performance testing is carried out to determine the economic value of a wind project and to ensure that projects are performing to expectations. Performance testing allows investors to identify project underperformance, […]

Ponds, reservoirs could host floating solar in space-constrained Massachusetts

September 7, 2021

A new joint venture between Boston-based BlueWave Solar and European photovoltaics firm Ciel et Terre is poised to bring floating solar panels to the ponds and reservoirs of Massachusetts for the first time. Supporters say the plan has the potential […]

Energy Transition Facing Potentially Debilitating Critical Mineral Supply Gap

September 1, 2021

Building new solar PV plants and wind farms, and supporting an expansion of electric vehicles (EVs) and green hydrogen as is planned to meet decarbonization goals, will dramatically expand demand for copper, nickel, cobalt, lithium, and rare earth elements. But […]

News and Policies, State

SRP Approves Arizona Expansion with 16 Gas-Fired Turbines

September 14, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The board of directors of Arizona’s second-largest public utility has approved a nearly $1 billion plan to expand the natural gas-fired Coolidge Generating Station, adding 820 MW of generation capacity. The Coolidge station at present is a 575-MW power plant […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Illinois Nuclear Plants Saved by Last-Minute Vote

September 13, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The Illinois Senate has approved an overhaul of the state’s energy policy with an eye toward a carbon-free future, with a key part of the package keeping the Byron nuclear power plant operating just hours before Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) said […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Biden’s proposed increase in solar power would remake the US electricity system

September 13, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Why such a heavy focus on solar power? Doesn’t a low-carbon future require many types of clean energy? The Energy Department’s Solar Futures Study lays out three future pathways for the U.S. grid: business as usual; decarbonization, meaning a massive […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Goldwind connects 5 MW test wind turbine to the grid

September 10, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind has connected its 5-megawatt onshore test unit to the grid, as the company prepares to begin deliveries next year. Goldwind’s permanent magnet direct-drive (PMDD) onshore GW 5S Smart Wind Turbine features scaled rated power of 5.2 […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

EG Group could be sold for $15 billion

September 10, 2021

Via: PetrolPlaza

Convenience store and petrol station giant EG Group may be up for sale with a price tag of £10.8 billion ($15B), reports The Times. EG is backed by private equity firm TDR Capital and the billionaire Issa brothers. It has […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Former Prime Ministers Tout Need for Pumped Storage and More Hydropower

September 9, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Tony Blair and Malcolm Turnbull, former prime ministers of the UK and Australia, respectively, suggested pumped storage and more hydropower will be vitally important to electric grids around the world as more wind and solar are added to the power […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Chevron Exploring Equity Interest in Mitsubishi Power and Magnum Green Hydrogen Hub in Utah

September 9, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Chevron is poised to acquire an equity interest in the Advanced Clean Energy Storage project, a developing green hydrogen hub that could support more than 1 GW of electrolysis facilities and store 5,500 metric tonnes of their produced green hydrogen […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Groups Announce Successful Test to Advance Fusion Energy

September 8, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

A company working to bring fusion energy technology to market joined with a group from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in announcing a successful test of what they call the world’s strongest high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnet, technology considered key […]