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Electric, Energy Consumption

Energy storage project aims to help stabilize Vermont’s electric power grid

September 15, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Done correctly, and with enough of it, energy storage could be the hero of many grids as the energy transition drives the adoption of more variable resources powered by the wind and the sun. Grid operators stress how important it […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Operating Energy Systems in a War-Torn Country: DTEK Prepares for Winter

August 19, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

While much of the world lives life as usual, DTEK—the largest private investor in Ukraine’s energy sector—is focused on providing reliable service amidst war and uncertainty. “Today, the major topic for us is to provide stability in durations of electricity […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

California governor proposes extending Diablo Canyon nuclear plant’s life

August 15, 2022

Via: Power Engineering

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on August 12 proposed extending the life of the state’s last operating nuclear power plant by five to 10 years to maintain reliable power supplies in the climate change era. The proposal to keep the Diablo […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Power Plants Report Stellar Performance, but Retirements Could Limit Climate Benefits

July 27, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The world’s nuclear power plants generated a total of 2,653 TWh of energy in 2021, up 100 TWh from 2020. It was the third-highest total ever for global generation from nuclear, just 4 TWh short of the output in 2019 […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

California Legislature Passes Bill to Support Reliability Reserve, Lifeline for Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

June 30, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

California’s State Legislature has passed a bill that could extend the operating lives of existing generating facilities slated for retirement, potentially providing a new lifeline for the 2,240-MW Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP), which has a premature closure date in […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Solar drove energy sector job growth in 2021, report finds

June 29, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Despite headwinds caused by the coronavirus pandemic and supply chain constraints, U.S. energy sector jobs grew by 4% from 2020 to 2021, outpacing overall employment. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the 2022 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER), […]


News and Policies, State

Vermont and ISO-New England Provide an Interesting Renewable Energy Transition Case Study

June 1, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Vermont doesn’t get a lot of attention outside of Bernie Sanders, but the state’s power system is worth taking a look at as it has undergone a notable shift toward renewable energy. About 80% of Vermont’s power comes from renewable […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Duke Energy agrees to net metering plan with rooftop solar companies

May 31, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Duke Energy and several rooftop solar installers in North Carolina have reached an agreement on proposed changes to net energy metering policy. Under terms of the settlement, a “bridge rate” transition plan would be offered to existing and eligible new […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Renewables find success in ‘black start’ experiment

May 27, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Have you ever thought about what would happen if a power station failed? Without electricity to bring itself back online, it would be near impossible for a station to begin operating again, like trying to set fire to paper without […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Philippines May Restart Bataan Nuclear Plant Project

May 24, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The winner of the Philippines’ presidential election earlier this month has made another move in support of reviving nuclear power in that country, holding talks with South Korea about enlisting help to restart a nuclear power plant project that was […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

New Englanders support more offshore wind power – just don’t send it to New York

May 2, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

In Rhode Island, home to the first offshore wind farm in the U.S., most people support expanding offshore wind power – with one important caveat. Our research shows they’re less likely to support a wind power project if its energy […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

SPP sets grid operator record with 90% renewable energy penetration

March 31, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Renewable energy served 90.2% of the electricity demand in the Southwest Power Pool grid on March 29 at 2:42 a.m., reportedly setting a record for a U.S. regional transmission organization. SPP said that 88.5% of total demand was served by […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

New York Tops 1 GW of Community Solar Installations

March 24, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

New York officials announced a milestone for the state’s solar power sector, with Gov. Kathy Hochul saying more than 1 GW of community solar generation capacity has been installed across the region. Hochul also said New York has the nation’s […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

IRENA and China State Grid Pave Wave Towards Smart Electrification

February 21, 2022

Via: IRENA

“Future power grids will be very different from the current ones and will require smart electrification solutions as renewable energy is growing faster than ever,” said IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera, at a joint workshop by IRENA and the State […]


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 […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

EIA report: California hydroelectric facilities continue to respond to prices despite drought

December 7, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Despite widespread, intense drought conditions, hydroelectric power plants in the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), the grid operator for most of the state, provided a significant amount of generation from April 2021 to September 2021, according to the U.S. Energy […]


News and Policies, State

Tesla approved to supply retail electricity in Texas

November 10, 2021

Via: PV Resources

Tesla will now be able to sell electricity to retail customers in Texas after a request was approved by the state’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC). PUC announced it has issued a retail electric provider (REP) certificate to the company’s Tesla […]


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 […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Boise, Idaho to reach 100% clean electricity goal by 2023

September 20, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Days after President Biden visited Boise, Idaho to highlight the need for action on climate change, the city’s mayor announced that the city will reach its 100% clean electricity goal by 2023, years ahead of schedule. Boise Mayor Laren McLean […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Widespread electrified transport is coming fast— Are we ready?

August 26, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Contributed by Neha Palmer, CEO of TeraWatt Infrastructure Electrified transport is about to come in a tidal wave to North America. As the rate of adoption of personal electric vehicles (EV) accelerates, the electrification of commercial electric fleets of medium- […]