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Solar-plus-storage has a 99.8% capacity value in California

Solar-plus-storage has a 99.8% capacity value in California “The energy from solar can consistently charge a 4-hour storage device having the same installed capacity” prior to the hours of peak demand, says a new study. In Arizona and New Mexico the capacity value is 99%. Solar-plus-storage has 99.8% of the capacity value of a theoretical … Continue reading Solar-plus-storage has a 99.8% capacity value in California

#NRDC Sues FERC Over Orders that Threaten #NY Clean Energy

NRDC Sues FERC Over Orders that Threaten NY Clean Energy NRDC is suing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in federal court to overturn two FERC orders that thwart New York’s development of clean energy: an order targeting storage and an order targeting demand response resources. These FERC orders undermine New York’s State efforts to … Continue reading #NRDC Sues FERC Over Orders that Threaten #NY Clean Energy

ERCOT OKs about 570 MW of generation for commercial operation in June

ERCOT OKs about 570 MW of generation for commercial operation in June Houston — The Electric Reliability Council of Texas in June approved about 570 MW of generation for commercial operation, mostly solar, and another 659.5 MW of renewables neared commercial operation in the state, a new report shows. ERCOT’s latest Generation Interconnection Status Report, … Continue reading ERCOT OKs about 570 MW of generation for commercial operation in June

No major issues found during nuclear plant inspections

No major issues found during nuclear plant inspections The Callaway Energy Center will receive the baseline level of oversight this year following a year of safe and efficient operation, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. he Callaway Energy Center will receive the baseline level of oversight this year following a year of safe and efficient … Continue reading No major issues found during nuclear plant inspections

#NREL study backs hydrogen for long-duration storage

NREL study backs hydrogen for long-duration storage Pumped hydro and compressed air energy storage will soon be cost-effective for day-long storage, while hydrogen for long-duration storage will be cost-effective by 2050 or sooner, the national lab’s study projected. A National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) study concludes that by 2050, hydrogen storage lasting for two weeks … Continue reading #NREL study backs hydrogen for long-duration storage

How To Retire Early: Making Accelerated Coal Phaseout Feasible & Just

How To Retire Early: Making Accelerated Coal Phaseout Feasible & Just For over a century, growing presence of coal smokestacks worldwide signified economic development and progress. Coal supplied our homes with electricity and our factories with power. At the same time, this workhorse of the industrial era caused serious harm to our health and the … Continue reading How To Retire Early: Making Accelerated Coal Phaseout Feasible & Just