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Vehicle-to-grid could be ‘capacity on wheels’ for electricity networks

Vehicle-to-grid could be ‘capacity on wheels’ for electricity networks “There are already many Gigawatt-hours of batteries on wheels”, which could be used to provide balance and flexibility to electrical grids, if the “ultimate potential” of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology could be harnessed. That’s according to a panel of experts and stakeholders convened by our sister site … Continue reading Vehicle-to-grid could be ‘capacity on wheels’ for electricity networks

PG&E’s landmark energy storage projects snagged by pushback

PG&E’s landmark energy storage projects snagged by pushback Ratepayer advocates and consumer groups claim the selection process is flawed and not transparent. It may not be smooth sailing for Pacific Gas and Electric’s landmark energy storage projects. Totaling 567 MW, 2,270 MWh, the four projects were hailed as the largest battery storage investment ever proposed … Continue reading PG&E’s landmark energy storage projects snagged by pushback

Utilities Prepare for Increased Cyberattacks on the Electric Grid

Utilities Prepare for Increased Cyberattacks on the Electric Grid More electric utilities and energy companies are turning to cybersecurity vendors for protection against attempted attacks, a growing threat highlighted by the recent disclosure of Russian hacking into their communications networks last year. The U.S. utility sector faces millions of attempted cyber intrusions a day. Duke … Continue reading Utilities Prepare for Increased Cyberattacks on the Electric Grid

Forcing A Breakthrough In Energy Storage: An Interview With Dr. Steve Griffiths

Forcing A Breakthrough In Energy Storage: An Interview With Dr. Steve Griffiths Looking Toward Long Duration Storage OP: I assume that in your discussion of CSP with storage, and demand side technology, you’re talking about what is needed now to take us up to 20% intermittent renewables in the grid. Jumping up to 20 to … Continue reading Forcing A Breakthrough In Energy Storage: An Interview With Dr. Steve Griffiths

“Should the U.S. bail out failing nuclear and wind energy producers?”

“Should the U.S. bail out failing nuclear and wind energy producers?” The key to ample supplies of energy resources rests with which are sustainable and which are not. While oil and gas may be abundant now, that does not mean these fossil fuels will be all that available in the future. Wind energy, of course, … Continue reading “Should the U.S. bail out failing nuclear and wind energy producers?”

Grid-Scale Liquid Air Energy Storage Plant Is Launched

Grid-Scale Liquid Air Energy Storage Plant Is Launched The world’s first grid-scale demonstration of a liquid air energy storage (LAES) plant was officially launched in June. UK-based long-duration energy storage firm Highview Power developed the 5-MW/15-MWh project in partnership with recycling and renewable energy company Viridor with more than£8 million in funding from the UK … Continue reading Grid-Scale Liquid Air Energy Storage Plant Is Launched

ERCOT supply tightness, strong PJM capacity market boost #NRG earnings: CEO

ERCOT supply tightness, strong PJM capacity market boost NRG earnings: CEO Houston — Tight supply conditions in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas and disciplined capacity market bidding in the PJM Interconnection contributed to significant NRG Energy year-over-year earnings growth in the second quarter of 2018, CEO Mauricio Gutierrez said Thursday. In NRG Energy’s second-quarter … Continue reading ERCOT supply tightness, strong PJM capacity market boost #NRG earnings: CEO

Coal piles up at power plant as cheap natural gas wrecks Eastern #Kentucky ’s economy

Coal piles up at power plant as cheap natural gas wrecks Eastern Kentucky’s economy A utility that serves Eastern Kentucky and burns coal to produce electricity has sold $17.6 million worth of coal it didn’t need, offering yet another example of how the relatively low cost of natural gas has undermined the region’s economy. The … Continue reading Coal piles up at power plant as cheap natural gas wrecks Eastern #Kentucky ’s economy

Second-life EV battery market to grow to $4.2 billion by 2025

Second-life EV battery market to grow to $4.2 billion by 2025 Circular Energy Storage, a London-based research and consulting group, reports a strong business case for reconstituted electric vehicle batteries for energy storage applications. As the EV and static storage system markets grow rapidly, synergies could be a useful tool for continued cost optimization. According … Continue reading Second-life EV battery market to grow to $4.2 billion by 2025