PG&E ushers in landmark Tesla battery energy storage system at Moss Landing MOSS LANDING — Monterey County is, once again, leading by example in the future of clean energy storage as industry leaders this week ushered in the use of Pacific Gas and Electric’s newest addition to its Moss Landing electric substation — a 182.5-megawatt … Continue reading PG&E ushers in landmark Tesla battery energy storage system at Moss Landing
Purdue, Duke Energy to study powering campus with nuclear reactor After years of choosing fossil fuels for energy, one of the state’s leading research universities is looking into powering its campus with a nuclear reactor. Purdue University is partnering with Duke Energy Corp. to study the feasibility of using a small modular nuclear reactor, which … Continue reading Purdue, Duke Energy to study powering campus with nuclear reactor
Get Ready for Another Energy Price Spike: High Electric Bills Rates have jumped because of a surge in natural gas prices and could keep rising rapidly for years as utilities invest in electric grids. Already frustrated and angry about high gasoline prices, many Americans are being hit by rapidly rising electricity bills, compounding inflation’s financial … Continue reading Get Ready for Another Energy Price Spike: High Electric Bills
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?