Everyone Wants to Build Green Energy Projects. What’s the Holdup? Proposals for wind, solar, and battery storage projects are running into a logjam of paperwork and grid connection issues. FOR GREEN ENERGY experts, it seems like there’s too much of a good thing right now. While it’s great that there are enough wind, solar, and … Continue reading Everyone Wants to Build Green Energy Projects. What’s the Holdup?
Goleta Planning Commission Approves Energy Storage Facility The Goleta Planning Commission on Monday evening approved the development plan and conditional use permit for a new 60-megawatt lithium ion energy storage facility. The Goleta Energy Storage facility will consist of 62 pre-manufactured energy storage “cabinets” called Megapacks. Each Megapack contains 17 Tesla battery modules. The project … Continue reading Goleta Planning Commission Approves Energy Storage Facility
Amazon Adding 4 MW Solar System & 28 Tesla Powerpacks To UK Fulfillment Center 3 MW of power were going to be added to the company’s existing facilities in Rugeley and Daventry as well as its newest location at Doncaster. Now comes word that Amazon’s fulfillment center in Tilbury will add 4.074 MW of rooftop … Continue reading #Amazon Adding 4 MW Solar System & 28 Tesla Powerpacks To UK Fulfillment Center
Consumer groups challenge Wisconsin regulators over rate assessment Consumer groups say Wisconsin utility regulators are obscuring the state’s high electricity prices in a new evaluation of supply and cost. Specifically some advocates are taking issue with how the Public Service Commission addressed rates in a draft of the latest Strategic Energy Assessment, a document the … Continue reading Consumer groups challenge #Wisconsin regulators over rate assessment
Financing commercial energy storage: Wall Street’s not biting, yet The challenge in financing energy storage is getting someone else to own it. Cost and availability of financing, in general, are directly tied to risk. The ample amount of capital looking to invest in energy looks for proven and simple. Storage is neither. Utilities’ defensive tariff … Continue reading Financing commercial energy storage: Wall Street’s not biting, yet
Should the regulatory two-step give way to a new, performance-based dance? Critics say traditional cost-of-service ratemaking is behind the times, but newer models require a complex production from a variety of industry players. Is the process used to set the prices customers pay for electricity biased against new energy technologies? Regulated utilities traditionally go through … Continue reading Should the regulatory two-step give way to a new, performance-based dance?
Here’s the quickest way to drive up electricity bills and ruin a competitive market AUSTIN — Houston’s NRG will focus less on generating power and more on selling electricity, according to its CEO, part of a nationwide trend that could mean a wave of clean energy or widespread blackouts, depending on who you ask. MOST … Continue reading Here’s the quickest way to drive up electricity bills and ruin a competitive market
Colorado among first states to give consumers the right to store energy from alternative sources New law zaps discrimination against battery systems Colorado has granted electricity users in the state a new right — the ability to store energy without discrimination in rates or excessive barriers in connecting to the grid. “This is declared to … Continue reading #Colorado among first states to give consumers the right to store energy from alternative sources
Regulatory ruling leaves energy companies wondering what future holds Should electricity customers have to keep paying extra each month to subsidize noncompetitive nuclear and coal plants? This past week the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave a resounding “no” to that question, dealing a huge defeat to utilities who count nuclear and coal plants among their … Continue reading Regulatory ruling leaves energy companies wondering what future holds
Regulators reject energy pricing proposal The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has opted to take a different course in how the electrical industry should address potential supply threats to the nation’s power grid, rejecting a proposal by the Department of Energy to set pricing rules that compensate coal and nuclear-powered generators for on-site storage of fuel. … Continue reading Regulators reject energy pricing proposal