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#PNM to leave #Four_Corners Power Plant years early, paving way to millions in savings and aid for #Navajo Nation

PNM to leave Four Corners Power Plant years early, paving way to millions in savings and aid for Navajo Nation Under a new agreement between PNM and the Navajo Transitional Energy Company (NTEC), PNM will exit the New Mexico Four Corners Power Plant seven years early, but as a result, provide around $100 million in … Continue reading #PNM to leave #Four_Corners Power Plant years early, paving way to millions in savings and aid for #Navajo Nation

#Eos Energy Storage Announces Additional Contract with #Carson_Hybrid Energy Storage

Eos Energy Storage Announces Additional Contract with Carson Hybrid Energy Storage EDISON, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Eos Energy Storage LLC (“Eos”), a leading manufacturer of safe, low-cost and long-duration zinc battery storage systems, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to supply Carson Hybrid Energy Storage, LLC (“CHES”) with six units of Eos Aurora® 500 … Continue reading #Eos Energy Storage Announces Additional Contract with #Carson_Hybrid Energy Storage

#California community group contracts for 260MWh of batteries to help keep lights on in dark times

California community group contracts for 260MWh of batteries to help keep lights on in dark times A community choice energy provider run by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission in California has signed contracts for battery storage with EDF Renewables and NextEra Energy totalling 260MWh, to be deployed in combination with solar PV. San Francisco … Continue reading #California community group contracts for 260MWh of batteries to help keep lights on in dark times

#EDF_Renewables PPA enables storage expansion on 100-MW California solar project

EDF Renewables PPA enables storage expansion on 100-MW California solar project EDF Renewables North America signed a storage contract with CleanPowerSF as an expansion to the previously announced 20-year solar power purchase agreement (PPA). The 100-MW Maverick 6 Solar Project will now be coupled with a 200-MWh battery storage system. The project is expected to … Continue reading #EDF_Renewables PPA enables storage expansion on 100-MW California solar project

DOE Issues Emergency Order to Alleviate #California Power Crisis

DOE Issues Emergency Order to Alleviate California Power Crisis The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Sept. 6 took the rare but drastic action of issuing an emergency order under the Federal Power Act (FPA) to authorize the maximum operation of three natural gas–fired facilities on the California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO’s) grid whose full … Continue reading DOE Issues Emergency Order to Alleviate #California Power Crisis

CAISO Lifts Stage 2 Emergency Alert; No Outages Ordered

CAISO Lifts Stage 2 Emergency Alert; No Outages Ordered California’s Independent System Operator lifted its Stage 2 emergency declaration a little over two hours after it was declared on Sunday night. CAISO called for the Stage 2 emergency on Sunday evening at 6:23 p.m., warning residents about the possibility of rotating blackouts and advising them … Continue reading CAISO Lifts Stage 2 Emergency Alert; No Outages Ordered

#California avoided rolling blackouts for two decades. What went wrong on the grid?

California avoided rolling blackouts for two decades. What went wrong on the grid? For nearly two decades, California skated past one heat wave after another without having to resort to deliberate rolling blackouts — including one horrible stretch that killed 140 people in 2006. The state’s electricity winning streak ran out Friday night. For more … Continue reading #California avoided rolling blackouts for two decades. What went wrong on the grid?

#California blackouts are Public Utilities Commission’s fault, grid operator says

California blackouts are Public Utilities Commission’s fault, grid operator says California’s power grid operator delivered a blistering rebuke Monday to the state’s Public Utilities Commission, blaming the agency for rotating power outages — the first since the 2001 energy crisis — and warning of bigger blackouts to come. In their first public comments since the … Continue reading #California blackouts are Public Utilities Commission’s fault, grid operator says

California’s Shift From Natural Gas to Solar Is Playing a Role in Rolling Blackouts

California’s Shift From Natural Gas to Solar Is Playing a Role in Rolling Blackouts. California was beset by its first rolling blackouts since the 2001 energy crisis, as a heatwave slammed the Western U.S. Friday and Saturday. Electricity demand for air conditioning throughout the region stretched California’s power capacity and limited the state’s ability to … Continue reading California’s Shift From Natural Gas to Solar Is Playing a Role in Rolling Blackouts