10 trends shaping the electric power sector in 2019 From coal bailouts to batteries and wind and solar growth, here are the issues that will define the year to come. The electricity sector at the start of 2019 is in the midst of fundamental change. Renewable energy is increasingly competitive with fossil fuels. Distributed energy … Continue reading 10 trends shaping the electric power sector in 2019
Elon Musk Elon Musk, the innovator behind SpaceX, Tesla Motors and SolarCity, is one of the biggest success stories of the 21st century, and continues to be one of the most polarizing people in the energy sector. Known as both an innovator and entrepreneur, big things are expected from the polymath in 2016, such as … Continue reading Most influential leaders in energy: 2016
Duke Energy purchases California energy management company Duke Energy’s commercial business is looking to expand its portfolio again with the purchase of a majority stake in a California-based energy management company. Duke is not disclosing the purchase price for its controlling share of Phoenix Energy Technologies based in Irvine, Calif. But as in its purchase … Continue reading #Duke_Energy purchases California energy management company
PJM Forum Reveals Possible Gas/Electric Interoperability Solutions; Underscores Need For More Discussion VALLEY FORGE, Pa., June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Aligning the natural gas infrastructure with the electric transmission infrastructure may be a complex challenge, but it is solvable, according to Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Philip Moeller who spoke at PJM’s Grid 2020 Focus on … Continue reading PJM Forum Reveals Possible Gas/Electric Interoperability Solutions; Underscores Need For More Discussion
Are We Measuring Energy Use All Wrong? We measure energy use with a commodity-based approach — monitoring electrons, therms and gallons. But is there a better way to gauge the efficiency of the economy? Energy economist Skip Laitner has been exploring a new method based on measuring “exergy,” which shows that America’s economy is only … Continue reading Are We Measuring Energy Use All Wrong?
FERC Orders Gates, Powhatan to Pay $34.5 Million; Next Stop, Federal Court? The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday ordered Richard and Kevin Gates and their associates to pay $34.5 million in penalties and disgorged profits in their high-profile market manipulation case. But the brothers say they will force FERC to collect in federal court, … Continue reading FERC Orders #Gates, #Powhatan to Pay $34.5 Million; Next Stop, Federal Court?
Are residential demand charges the next big thing in electric rates? Demand charges for commercial and industrial customers long have been a part of the electric industry. As utilities need to build infrastructure to meet both instantaneous and long-term requirements, the utility bill contains both an energy charge, which measures the amount of electricity a … Continue reading Are residential demand charges the next big thing in electric rates?
Maxim Power Slapped With $5M Fine For Market Manipulation Law360, New York (May 04, 2015, 12:58 PM ET) — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission slapped a Canadian energy provider with a $5 million fine Friday, chastising Maxim Power Corp. for charging New England’s wholesale power market the high prices needed to burn oil while the … Continue reading #Maxim_Power Slapped With $5M Fine For Market Manipulation
Forget Utility 2.0—the Power Sector Needs ‘Regulation of the Future’ New technologies and financial innovation have launched an era of consumer choice and control in the power sector the likes of which the industry has never seen before. Solar panels, smart meters, energy storage, electric vehicles and microgrids are transforming the distribution grid and spurring … Continue reading Forget Utility 2.0—the Power Sector Needs ‘Regulation of the Future’
Utilities to challenge rule on cheaper #electricity in Supreme Court Utility companies are confident they can successfully block the Supreme Court from siding with consumers, states and environmentalists who want to protect a landmark federal rule that pays consumers for reducing their electricity use when the grid is stressed, lowering electricity costs. The demand-side management … Continue reading Utilities to challenge rule on cheaper electricity in Supreme Court