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Tag: energy consumption


News and Policies, U.S.

How To Electrify Your Home In 5 Steps — Heat Pumps, Solar Panels, Induction Stoves, & More!

September 23, 2022

Via: CleanTechnica

At Climate Week this year in New York City, green buildings will once again take center stage. After all, buildings account for about 39% of total US energy consumption and 40% of carbon emissions. But for all the focus on […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

CPV Announces New 1.8-GW Gas-Fired Plant for West Virginia

September 16, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

A Maryland-based power generation group said it will build an 1,800-MW combined-cycle natural gas-fired power plant in West Virginia, a project that will utilize carbon capture and storage to take advantage of a government tax credit. Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Montana coal plant operator adding 600 MW wind farm

September 13, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The operator of Montana’s Colstrip coal-fired power plant said it was buying out one of the site’s co-owners and plans to construct a wind farm nearby that would generate 600 MW of electricity. Talen Energy Supply would acquire Puget Sound […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Resi solar projects are getting larger, increasingly are paired with energy storage

September 13, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The Energy Department’s Berkeley Lab’s published its latest Tracking the Sun annual report, which is based on data from roughly 2.5 million systems installed nationally through year-end 2021. It includes preliminary data for the first half of 2022. Key findings […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Arcadia tops 1 GW of community solar capacity under management

September 9, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Clean energy software and data analytics firm Arcadia said it surpassed 1 GW of community solar capacity under management, an industry first and milestone for the startup founded in 2014. Arcadia’s community solar capacity includes projects in 15 states and […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Germany Halts Closure of Two Nuclear Plants Until April 2023

September 8, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Germany plans to keep two of its three last nuclear power plants on standby until mid-2023—beyond their year-end closure deadline—to bolster its energy security through the winter. However, the declaration has prompted confusion within Germany’s nuclear industry, which says nuclear […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Biden Administration Targets Industrial Decarbonization Through Electrification, Low-Carbon Fuels, CCUS

September 7, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The Biden administration has laid out a comprehensive roadmap to help five energy-intensive manufacturing sectors reduce their fuel- and power-related carbon emissions and achieve net-zero by 2050. The pathways proposed for the iron and steel, cement and concrete, food and […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Long-duration energy storage is key to harnessing UK’s wasted wind

August 29, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Contributed by Rupert Pearce, CEO, Highview Power Over the past decade, the UK has been positioning itself as a global model for harnessing wind energy. The Office for National Statistics reports that electricity from wind generation increased by 715% from […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Hungary Adding New VVER-1200 Nuclear Reactors in First for EU

August 26, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Hungary’s nuclear energy agency has issued a license for construction of two reactors for Paks II, a power generation project first launched in early 2014 as part of an inter-governmental agreement between Hungary and Russia. Officials said Paks II would […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

U.S.’s Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants Set Daily Production Records in July Despite High Fuel Prices

August 25, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that electricity generated by natural gas–fired power plants in the lower 48 states reached 6.37 TWh on July 21, setting a new record high for a day. In fact, the previous high, set […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Explaining the delays of U.S. coal plant retirements

August 23, 2022

Via: Power Engineering

In mid-August, the board of directors for the Omaha Public Power District voted to delay the retirement of its 645 MW coal-fired North Omaha plant until 2026. The plant was originally expected to retire in 2023 and the board’s action […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

World Energy launching sustainable aviation fuel hub in Houston

August 22, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

World Energy announced plans to convert its existing facilities in Houston to a sustainable aviation fuel hub capable of producing 250 million gallons of cleaner jet fuel annually by 2025. World Energy’s current biofuel facilities, acquired in 2016, are located […]


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

Germany Mulls Postponing Nuclear Exit

August 17, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Germany’s government is weighing how the closure of the country’s last three nuclear power plants in December 2022 will affect its grid this upcoming winter as the country scrambles to secure sufficient energy supplies amid a decline in Russian gas […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Designing a novel wind turbine for offshore sites

August 17, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Researchers at the Energy Department’s Sandia National Laboratories created a tool that they plan to use to design a novel floating wind turbine that they said could help expand offshore deployments in deep water locations. The turbine design places the […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

A New Approach for Gas-Insulated Substations

August 11, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

For decades, gas-insulated substations (GIS) have been used primarily in densely populated metropolitan areas. They take up only 10% of the footprint of outdoor or air-insulated substations and provide reliable medium- and low-voltage service where space needed to service areas […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Project would make jet fuel using concentrated solar power and green hydrogen

August 10, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

A demonstration project in California plans to use concentrated solar power and green hydrogen to produce what its development partners said would be sustainable aviation fuels. The project will take place at concentrated solar power (CSP) provider Heliogen’s demonstration facility […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Dominion grumbles over performance standard for its offshore wind project

August 9, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Dominion’s CEO termed a performance standard set by Virginia regulators as a condition for approving a 2.6 GW offshore wind project as “untenable” and suggested the utility might appeal the August 5 decision. The final order from the Virginia State […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Power Production Curtailed in France, Worsening Europe’s Energy Crisis

August 4, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

High temperatures in river water are reportedly forcing Electricite de France SA (EDF) to cut power generation at some of its nuclear plants. The news is particularly troubling as several European nations struggle to cope with an energy crisis caused […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Upgrades to Line Sensors Support Reliability of the Power Grid

August 1, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

New technologies to monitor power lines are emerging worldwide, part of continuing efforts to harden the power grid and increase reliability and resiliency. Utilities and other operators of electricity transmission and distribution (T&D) systems have made T&D upgrades a priority […]