All posts by Joe MacCrory

#Utility sector wary of new #security rules for distributed resources

Utility sector wary of new security rules for distributed resources “I’m not surprised industry vendors are suggesting there should be a lower threshold,” said Mike Almeyda, account manager with risk management firm Force 5. At the same time, he said, “it’s not that industry doesn’t want to do the work.” CIP standards are evolving and … Continue reading #Utility sector wary of new #security rules for distributed resources

Interconnection queues across the US are loaded with gigawatts of solar, wind and storage

Interconnection queues across the US are loaded with gigawatts of solar, wind and storage If you want a glimpse of the future of the clean energy transition in the United States, a good place to start is Texas — specifically, the state’s interconnection queue, where solar, wind and storage dominate the list of projects applying … Continue reading Interconnection queues across the US are loaded with gigawatts of solar, wind and storage

NYISO allows full participation for energy storage in wholesale power markets

NYISO allows full participation for energy storage in wholesale power markets Energy storage resource participation in wholesale as well as retail markets will help New York State realize the goals of its Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act goals, Dewey said. “NYISO is blazing the trail for dual-use of storage in wholesale and retail service,” … Continue reading NYISO allows full participation for energy storage in wholesale power markets

Cook Islands Boosts Microgrid Capabilities with Storage

Cook Islands Boosts Microgrid Capabilities with Storage Rarotonga, the remote South Pacific island that is part of the Cook Islands, plans to boost its microgrid capabilities with new energy storage capacity. Under the terms of a deal signed with New Zealand’s Vector Powersmart, Rolls-Royce company MTU will supply three containerized battery storage units. The MTU … Continue reading Cook Islands Boosts Microgrid Capabilities with Storage

Tesla looking at becoming an electricity provider in Germany

Tesla looking at becoming an electricity provider in Germany FRANKFURT – Elon Musk appears to be opening a new front in the European battle for electric car supremacy: the power behind the wheel. Musk’s Tesla has recently acquired a license that will enable the carmaker to trade electricity across Western Europe, and the company has … Continue reading Tesla looking at becoming an electricity provider in Germany

#Dominion_Energy applies for additional 20-year license for its #North_Anna Power Station nuclear reactor units

Dominion Energy applies for additional 20-year license for its North Anna Power Station nuclear reactor units Dominion Energy, Virginia’s largest utility company, is seeking approval from federal regulators to continue operating its two nuclear reactor units in Louisa County until the years 2058 and 2060. The Richmond-based company said Friday it has filed an application … Continue reading #Dominion_Energy applies for additional 20-year license for its #North_Anna Power Station nuclear reactor units

China’s first homegrown nuclear reactor begins loading fuel

China’s first homegrown nuclear reactor begins loading fuel [BEIJING] China’s homegrown nuclear technology took a significant step forward as a Hualong One reactor began loading fuel for the first time. China National Nuclear Power Co, a unit of China National Nuclear Corp, said fuel loading started at the Fuqing No 5 reactor, the first to … Continue reading China’s first homegrown nuclear reactor begins loading fuel

#Kentucky_Power proceeding with Pike, Floyd upgrades

Kentucky Power proceeding with Pike, Floyd upgrades ASHLAND, Ky.(Press Release) – Kentucky Power representatives are resuming plans for power upgrades in Pike and Floyd counties. The Kewanee – Enterprise Park 138-kV Transmission Project involves building approximately five miles of transmission line and a new substation to address electrical needs in the area. Company representatives announced … Continue reading #Kentucky_Power proceeding with Pike, Floyd upgrades

ERCOT expects to have sufficient resources this fall and winter: reports

ERCOT expects to have sufficient resources this fall and winter: reports Houston — The Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ latest resource adequacy assements for fall and winter show growing excesses of resources over peakloads under various scenarios, but natural gas prices may be a bigger factor in power prices during those period, an analyst said … Continue reading ERCOT expects to have sufficient resources this fall and winter: reports

#Mexico ’s fight against renewable energy: the story so far

Mexico’s fight against renewable energy: the story so far When Andres Manuel López Obrador was elected president of Mexico in July 2018, he promised to return the country’s energy companies to their former glory. Since then, his policies have turned away renewable investment and prompted an internal legal struggle. In his first speech following election, … Continue reading #Mexico ’s fight against renewable energy: the story so far