Tag: electricity demand

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Wind speeds play a big part in setting ERCOT wholesale power prices

October 6, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

High electricity demand coupled with low wind availability can significantly raise wholesale prices in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) grid, supported by its market design. These factors can lead to price spikes during summer peak-day conditions. Those findings […]

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 […]

Electric, Energy Consumption, Global

Electricity Demand Decreases Due to Coronavirus Lockdowns

March 30, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

A study published by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) shows peak demand and energy use decreased as much as 21% in some areas as a result of actions taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The report—COVID-19 Bulk System […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Building Electrification Could Add Hundreds Of Millions Of Batteries To The Grid

August 26, 2019

Via: Forbes

Electricity demand is rising as global temperatures increase and economies grow, driving greater demand for cooling: Researchers project that by 2050 a warming climate will push energy needs 25% higher than they otherwise would be absent climate change in parts […]

Electric, Energy Consumption, Global

Air conditioning use emerges as one of the key drivers of global electricity-demand growth

May 15, 2018

Via: International Energy Agency

The growing use of air conditioners in homes and offices around the world will be one of the top drivers of global electricity demand over the next three decades, according to new analysis by the International Energy Agency that stresses […]