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Battle Brewing About #California ’s Role in #Diablo_Canyon Nuclear Plant Retirement

Battle Brewing About California’s Role in Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Retirement An assortment of entities have sought to intervene in a complaint alleging that the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) and California state agencies violated bulk power system reliability standards when they approved retirement of the 2,240-MW Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) by 2025. Before … Continue reading Battle Brewing About #California ’s Role in #Diablo_Canyon Nuclear Plant Retirement

Why Renewables Did Not Cause #California ’s #Rolling_Blackouts

Why Renewables Did Not Cause California’s Rolling Blackouts Overview During the week of August 15, California experienced a record-breaking heatwave, spiking energy demand as residents turned up their air conditioning for relief from the scorching temperatures. As the need for electricity intensified, so did the stress on California’s electrical grid, causing the state’s energy grid … Continue reading Why Renewables Did Not Cause #California ’s #Rolling_Blackouts

How Fast Will The Electric Industry Exit Coal?

How Fast Will The Electric Industry Exit Coal? What do Siemens, General Electric and Toshiba have in common— other than the obvious: they are global manufacturers of electrical equipment? The answer is that this year all three announced they would no longer construct coal-fired electric power generating projects. Regardless of how managements describe this action, … Continue reading How Fast Will The Electric Industry Exit Coal?

How these U.S. cities are aligning energy markets with their clean energy goals

How these U.S. cities are aligning energy markets with their clean energy goals In two-thirds of the United States, electricity generation is bought and sold in markets managed by membership-based nonprofit agencies called Regional Transmission Operators (RTOs) or Independent System Operators (ISOs), which were not designed to support low-carbon energy or emerging renewable technologies. These … Continue reading How these U.S. cities are aligning energy markets with their clean energy goals

Ambri’s liquid metal battery to be used at desert data centre in Nevada

Ambri’s liquid metal battery to be used at desert data centre in Nevada ‘Liquid metal’ battery technology developed as a potential low-cost competitor for lithium-ion looks set to be used at a data centre under development near Reno, Nevada. An agreement has been made to deploy energy storage systems using the novel chemistry batteries between … Continue reading Ambri’s liquid metal battery to be used at desert data centre in Nevada

China turns on nuclear-powered ‘artificial sun’

China turns on nuclear-powered ‘artificial sun’ China successfully powered up its “artificial sun” nuclear fusion reactor for the first time, state media reported Friday, marking a great advance in the country’s nuclear power research capabilities. The HL-2M Tokamak reactor is China’s largest and most advanced nuclear fusion experimental research device, and scientists hope that the … Continue reading China turns on nuclear-powered ‘artificial sun’

FERC orders ISO-NE to nix new power suppliers’ ability to ‘lock in’ capacity prices

FERC orders ISO-NE to nix new power suppliers’ ability to ‘lock in’ capacity prices Washington — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has found that ISO New England’s capacity market rules allowing new entrants to “lock in” their initial clearing price for seven years are no longer just and reasonable, and directed the grid operator to … Continue reading FERC orders ISO-NE to nix new power suppliers’ ability to ‘lock in’ capacity prices

#Supercell Technology From #Cadenza Is Centerpiece Of #New_York Energy Storage Project

Supercell Technology From Cadenza Is Centerpiece Of New York Energy Storage Project A new energy storage project will offer New York State rapid response in discharging power to the electric grid. Cadenza Innovation’s lithium-ion supercell technology is centerpiece to a fully integrated, metal-enclosed, and rack-mounted 250 kilowatt-hour (kWh), 50 kilowatt (kW) battery storage unit located … Continue reading #Supercell Technology From #Cadenza Is Centerpiece Of #New_York Energy Storage Project

CAISO approves hybrid storage policies as #California preps to add 1.5 GW by 2022

CAISO approves hybrid storage policies as California preps to add 1.5 GW by 2022 CAISO expects that storage paired with wind and solar will be a key component of the strategy to replace retiring natural gas and coal-fired generation across the West. For instance, the grid operator anticipates that the retirement of a fleet of … Continue reading CAISO approves hybrid storage policies as #California preps to add 1.5 GW by 2022

Public meeting about ownership change for Palisades nuclear plant comes this week

Public meeting about ownership change for Palisades nuclear plant comes this week This week, federal regulators will hold a public meeting to discuss plans to transfer the operating license for the Palisades nuclear power plant. Entergy Corp. agreed to sell the aging nuclear plant in southwest Michigan to Holtec Intl. in 2018. Patrick O’Brien is … Continue reading Public meeting about ownership change for Palisades nuclear plant comes this week