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The $2.5 trillion reason we can’t rely on batteries to clean up the grid

The $2.5 trillion reason we can’t rely on batteries to clean up the grid Sustainable Energy The $2.5 trillion reason we can’t rely on batteries to clean up the grid Fluctuating solar and wind power require lots of energy storage, and lithium-ion batteries seem like the obvious choice—but they are far too expensive to play … Continue reading The $2.5 trillion reason we can’t rely on batteries to clean up the grid

#CALIFORNIA WAS WARNED MONTHS AGO ITS GRID COULD BUCKLE IN THE HEAT. NOW IT’S HAPPENING

CALIFORNIA WAS WARNED MONTHS AGO ITS GRID COULD BUCKLE IN THE HEAT. NOW IT’S HAPPENING California’s grid operator is asking customers to limit electricity use during peak hours to help keep power flowing as a “heat dome” settles over the southwestern U.S. But they were warned of this months ago. The North American Electric Reliability … Continue reading #CALIFORNIA WAS WARNED MONTHS AGO ITS GRID COULD BUCKLE IN THE HEAT. NOW IT’S HAPPENING

As technology upends grid fundamentals, is load forecasting a crapshoot?

As technology upends grid fundamentals, is load forecasting a crapshoot? Systemic changes to the electricity system make load predictions more difficult, but may also lessen the impacts of mistakes. Each year, electricity consumers in the United States spend billions more than necessary to keep the lights on, in large part because the utility sector has … Continue reading As technology upends grid fundamentals, is load forecasting a crapshoot?

ENERGY OFFICIAL THREATENS #NEW_JERSEY #BREXIT FROM PJM REGIONAL POWER GRID

ENERGY OFFICIAL THREATENS NEW JERSEY BREXIT FROM PJM REGIONAL POWER GRID Board of Public Utilities president unhappy with ‘lip service’ and decisions that lead to NJ customers paying more for electricity Is New Jersey pulling out of the PJM Interconnection, the regional operator of the nation’s largest power grid? “We’re looking at a number of … Continue reading ENERGY OFFICIAL THREATENS #NEW_JERSEY #BREXIT FROM PJM REGIONAL POWER GRID

In a rush to modernize the grid, utilities are finding new ways to innovate

In a rush to modernize the grid, utilities are finding new ways to innovate U.S. utilities are working together to rethink the electric grid — but as competition spreads, how long will this model last? It’s no secret that electric utilities, traditionally, have not been the most innovative companies. Their business model worked for about … Continue reading In a rush to modernize the grid, utilities are finding new ways to innovate

How To Protect the Connected Energy Grid

How To Protect the Connected Energy Grid New digital tools are transforming the energy sector, connecting everything from household appliances to electric vehicles to smart sensors, and improving the efficiency of infrastructure from transmission lines to power plants to pipelines. These technologies promise smarter, cleaner, and cheaper energy. Unfortunately, they also leave the U.S. increasingly … Continue reading How To Protect the Connected Energy Grid

#California ’s Controversial Energy – Grid Bill Advances

California’s Controversial Energy-Grid Bill Advances LOS ANGELES (CN) – In an effort to transform California’s relationship to energy markets in the western region of the country, lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a bill that would merge California into a regional energy market. Under the terms of Assembly Bill 813, California would be lumped together with up … Continue reading #California ’s Controversial Energy – Grid Bill Advances

SPP to offer reliability coordination in Western Interconnection power grid

SPP to offer reliability coordination in Western Interconnection power grid The Southwest Power Pool, an electric reliability council operating in the central Southern US roughly from North Dakota to the Texas Panhandle, will begin offering reliability coordination services in the Western Interconnection. The Western Interconnection is a wide area power grid that runs from western … Continue reading SPP to offer reliability coordination in Western Interconnection power grid