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FERC Energy Storage Rule Creates New Opportunitites For Small, Low-Impact Hydropower Projects

FERC Energy Storage Rule Creates New Opportunitites For Small, Low-Impact Hydropower Projects OVERVIEW The United States has produced clean, renewable electricity from hydropower for more than 100 years. Today there are approximately 2,500 domestic dams and pumped-storage facilities that provide roughly 100 gigawatts (“GW”) of electricity. In addition, there are more than 80,000 non-powered dams, … Continue reading FERC Energy Storage Rule Creates New Opportunitites For Small, Low-Impact Hydropower Projects

EIA : Wind to beat hydro as leading US renewable resource in next 2 years

EIA: Wind to beat hydro as leading US renewable resource in next 2 years Because the weather is hard to predict, so too are wind and hydro generation. “Because few new hydro plants are expected to come online in the next two years, hydroelectric generation in 2018 and 2019 will largely depend on precipitation and … Continue reading EIA : Wind to beat hydro as leading US renewable resource in next 2 years

#Greensmith and #AEP launch hybrid hydro energy storage project in USA

Greensmith and AEP launch hybrid hydro energy storage project in USA Greensmith Energy, a Wärtsilä Company, and American Electric Power (AEP) have agreed to install a 4 MW energy storage system integrated with the Buck and Byllesby hydroelectric power plants in southwest Virginia, USA. The integration of advanced energy storage and software with hydroelectric generation … Continue reading #Greensmith and #AEP launch hybrid hydro energy storage project in USA

San Diego is looking for 500 MW of pumped hydro to integrate renewables

San Diego is looking for 500 MW of pumped hydro to integrate renewables San Diego is looking beyond batteries for solutions to match supply and demand of electricity as solar penetrations increase. Lithium-ion batteries have dominated not only conversations about the future of energy storage, but deployment in recent years. The batteries are relatively quick … Continue reading San Diego is looking for 500 MW of pumped hydro to integrate renewables

Turning Old #Coal_Mines Into Massive Energy Storage Devices for Renewable Power

Turning Old Coal Mines Into Massive Energy-Storage Devices for Renewable Power A Pennsylvania entrepreneur imagines that one day, the 40-acre Shen Penn anthracite mine pit will once again deliver energy. (TNS) — SHENANDOAH, Pa. – The Shen Penn anthracite mine pit, abandoned in the 1960s during the decline of Schuylkill County’s coal industry, is a … Continue reading Turning Old #Coal_Mines Into Massive Energy Storage Devices for Renewable Power

Has wind capacity really exceeded hydropower in the U.S.?

Has wind capacity really exceeded hydropower in the U.S.? The short answer is no. Although recent statistics from the U.S. Energy Information Administration say wind exceeded hydro in total generating capacity at the end of 2016, their capacity numbers don’t include pumped storage in hydropower. In early March, EIA said wind reached 81,312 MW, compared … Continue reading Has wind capacity really exceeded hydropower in the U.S.?

Energy Storage The Priority As #Duke Upgrades SC Hydro Plant

Energy Storage The Priority As Duke Upgrades SC Hydro Plant Wind and solar power get most of the attention when it comes to renewable energy. But Duke Energy has another alternative – a type of hydroelectric power called pumped storage. WFAE reporter David Boraks visited Bad Creek hydroelectric station in upstate South Carolina, where Duke … Continue reading Energy Storage The Priority As #Duke Upgrades SC Hydro Plant

Department of Energy releases hydroelectric production expansion for coming years

Department of Energy releases hydroelectric production expansion for coming years The U.S. Department of Energy released its Hydropower Vision, a new, forward looking plan for emissions-free electricity generation that lays out pathways to better harness hydroelectric production throughout the nation. The Energy Department looks to reach its goals by 2050, including eight hydroelectric producing dams … Continue reading Department of Energy releases hydroelectric production expansion for coming years