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Category: Energy Consumption


Electric, Energy Consumption

Solar Energy in the Sunshine State: FPL Leads the Way

April 8, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Florida is known as “The Sunshine State,” so it’s no surprise that solar energy is growing rampantly across the state. Among the utilities adding solar resources to their energy mixes is Florida Power and Light Co. (FPL). FPL claims to […]


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 […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Solar-powered remote grid will help California utility customers stay powered up during fire season

March 22, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Microgrid provider BoxPower announced this week that it is designing and installing a standalone power system in Briceburg, California to help mitigate fire risk in the area. The remote grid will support Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) in its […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Renewable natural gas is crucial to diversify our clean energy sources

March 22, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

The power outages in Texas are an all too painful reminder how extreme weather events can expose weaknesses in our energy infrastructure. But until we’re willing to make bold moves on how we approach energy, these incidents likely won’t change. […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Report Touts Huge Potential of Offshore Wind

March 18, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Researchers who study the U.S. offshore wind industry have issued a new report that says the sector could potentially meet 90% of the nation’s electricity demand by 2050. The key is for offshore wind to be fully developed along the […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Why Pump Energy Savings Should Matter to Utilities

March 16, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Utilities have a two-fold relationship with energy efficiency. On one side, public and private utilities gain from finding efficiencies in energy usage to reduce costs in their own operations—just like many other businesses. The U.S. Department of Energy’s 2002 Motor […]


Energy Consumption, World

Global wind industry reached nearly 100 GW of new installed capacity in 2020

March 11, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

According to recent analysis by BloombergNEF, in last year’s record-setting year, the wind market commissioned nearly 100 gigawatts (GW) of new build in 2020. Undeterred by COVID-19, installations grew 59% year-on-year. Developers commissioned 96.3 GW of wind turbines globally in […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

CSI and Pineapple Energy merging to focus on residential DER market and VPPs

March 3, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Communications Systems, Inc. (CSI), an IoT intelligent edge products and services company, announced that it entered into a definitive merger agreement with privately held Pineapple Energy, an operator and consolidator of residential solar, battery storage, and grid services solutions. Upon […]


Energy Consumption, World

New ‘decade that matters’ report shows shifting attitudes about renewables and climate change

March 2, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

On March 1, BayWa r.e. launched its new “Decade That Matters” report, a deep dive into online climate discussions over the past 10 years and what these may tell us about where we are heading over the next 10 years. […]


Energy Consumption, World

Examining the Limits of ‘Energy Return on Investment’

March 1, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

The energy transition isn’t just sounding the death knell for fossil fuels. According to some experts, it has also revealed flaws in an idea that has bugged some academics for decades: As we move to less energy-dense fuels, could we […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Xcel Energy – Colorado plans to deliver 80% renewable energy by 2030

February 26, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Xcel Energy – Colorado today announced details of its upcoming Clean Energy Plan that will result in an estimated 85% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from 2005 levels by 2030. The plan will double renewable energy and battery storage on […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

EIA: Levelized cost of onshore wind, solar PV dropping below gas-fired and conventional generation by 2026

February 25, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Within a decade, if not a few years, the levelized cost of electricity is coming way down for new utility-scale onshore wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to levels below all fossil or conventional fuels including combined cycle gas turbine […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

‘Blockbuster’ 2020 for US renewables as record 16.5GW of solar deployed

February 18, 2021

Via: PV Resources

The US renewables industry overcame headwinds in 2020 to post record deployment figures and continue a decade-long growth trend, a joint report from BloombergNEF (BNEF) and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) has revealed. The ninth edition of the […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Madison Gas and Electric seeks approval to invest in solar and storage

February 17, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Madison Gas and Electric (MGE), in partnership with We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service (WPS), subsidiaries of WEC Energy Group, is seeking approval from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to purchase solar energy and battery storage from the […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Study shows homeowners with PV are subsidizing their neighbors

February 11, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Beyond the environmental benefits and lower electric bills, it turns out installing solar panels on your house actually benefits your whole community. For years some utility companies have worried that solar panels drive up electric costs for people without panels. […]