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#Vogtle monitors see more delays, extra $1B for nuclear plant

Vogtle monitors see more delays, extra $1B for nuclear plant ATLANTA (AP) — Monitors say even the most recent pushback of completion dates for two new nuclear reactors in Georgia isn’t enough to account for all the delays and increased costs they see coming. Testimony filed Wednesday with the Georgia Public Service Commission by engineer … Continue reading #Vogtle monitors see more delays, extra $1B for nuclear plant

#Black_Hills ‘ Coal Generation Becomes Welcome Asset

Black Hills’ Coal Generation Becomes Welcome Asset Black Hills Corporation (NYSE:BKH) is an South Dakota-headquartered holding company with an eight-state service area shown below and 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers. In the map above, natural gas service areas are orange and electricity service areas are gray. Last year I rated Black Hills … Continue reading #Black_Hills ‘ Coal Generation Becomes Welcome Asset

Bitcoin miners say they’re helping to fix the broken Texas electric grid

Bitcoin miners say they’re helping to fix the broken Texas electric grid AUSTIN, TEXAS – The Texas power grid is struggling with fluctuating energy prices and sporadic service, but the state’s growing bitcoin mining community believes it can help fix it. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz agrees. “A lot of the discussion around bitcoin views bitcoin … Continue reading Bitcoin miners say they’re helping to fix the broken Texas electric grid

How #New_England could demonstrate what a ‘ clean energy #RTO’ looks like

How New England could demonstrate what a ‘clean energy RTO’ looks like New England faces an unprecedented set of questions about its energy future: What measures should states prioritize as they work to achieve ambitious clean energy targets set in legislation? How can distributed energy resources (DERs) be leveraged as part of the solution? What … Continue reading How #New_England could demonstrate what a ‘ clean energy #RTO’ looks like

Goleta Planning Commission Approves Energy Storage Facility

Goleta Planning Commission Approves Energy Storage Facility The Goleta Planning Commission on Monday evening approved the development plan and conditional use permit for a new 60-megawatt lithium ion energy storage facility. The Goleta Energy Storage facility will consist of 62 pre-manufactured energy storage “cabinets” called Megapacks. Each Megapack contains 17 Tesla battery modules. The project … Continue reading Goleta Planning Commission Approves Energy Storage Facility

Why is #Illinois ‘ largest electric utility mining #Bitcoin near one of its coal -fired power plants?

Why is Illinois’ largest electric utility mining Bitcoin near one of its coal-fired power plants? WEST ALTON, Illinois — In farmland near the banks of the Mississippi River, the state’s largest electric utility has stuffed a shipping container full of high-powered computers, in the shadow of one of its coal-fired power plants. The project, launched … Continue reading Why is #Illinois ‘ largest electric utility mining #Bitcoin near one of its coal -fired power plants?

Bridging the #lithium battery supply chain gap — a new alliance in the US

Bridging the lithium battery supply chain gap — a new alliance in the US By building bridges between the public and private sector, Li-Bridge aims to accelerate the development of a robust and secure domestic supply chain for lithium-based batteries. As widespread electrification drives demand for lithium-based batteries to power electric vehicles and stationary storage, … Continue reading Bridging the #lithium battery supply chain gap — a new alliance in the US

#Honeywell to test new long-duration flow battery with #Duke

Honeywell to test new long-duration flow battery with Duke Honeywell has developed a new flow battery technology capable of storing and discharging renewably-generated electricity for up to 12 hours, the company announced Tuesday. The company will test the 400 kWh unit at Duke Energy’s Emerging Technology and Innovation Center in Mount Holly, North Carolina next … Continue reading #Honeywell to test new long-duration flow battery with #Duke

MISO warns of potential winter capacity shortfalls, tight US coal supplies

MISO warns of potential winter capacity shortfalls, tight US coal supplies Midcontinent Independent System Operator is warning that it could face capacity shortfalls in January if there is high demand and high generation outages, while also raising concerns that generators across the Eastern US could have a hard time getting coal this winter. High gas … Continue reading MISO warns of potential winter capacity shortfalls, tight US coal supplies