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An Eclipse Is Just What the U.S. Power Sector’s Been Waiting For

An Eclipse Is Just What the U.S. Power Sector’s Been Waiting For Turns out the solar eclipse, set to plunge parts of the U.S. into total darkness on Monday, will offer exactly what the power sector’s been looking for: a completely predictable stage for experiments. It’s not often that power grid operators, utilities and electricity … Continue reading An Eclipse Is Just What the U.S. Power Sector’s Been Waiting For

Utility companies not worried about loss of energy during eclipse

Utility companies not worried about loss of energy during eclipse REDDING, Calif. – Utility companies across the country are keeping an eye on the upcoming solar eclipse. They’re anticipating a higher need for electricity as solar energy drops during the event. At PowerHouse Solar in Redding, employees said they expect to see a slight increase … Continue reading Utility companies not worried about loss of energy during eclipse

The electric industry is prepared for next week’s eclipse. But what about the one in 2024?

The electric industry is prepared for next week’s eclipse. But what about the one in 2024? Warnings about fake viewing glasses and unusual pet behavior. Advice on the proper gifts and kitsch for your watch party. NASA will live stream it and bars will name drinks after it. The United States has gone crazy for … Continue reading The electric industry is prepared for next week’s eclipse. But what about the one in 2024?

3,000MW of California energy storage will ramp to deal with solar eclipse

3,000MW of California energy storage will ramp to deal with solar eclipse Expected path of eclipse. Northern and southern path limits in blue. Within the central path, obscurity of the sun will be total but California will also experience obscuration of up to 76% at times. Image: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2017Aug21Tgoogle.html California’s grid operations will be supported by … Continue reading 3,000MW of California energy storage will ramp to deal with solar eclipse

Will America’s Epic Eclipse Impact Our Electric Grid?

Will America’s Epic Eclipse Impact Our Electric Grid? For about three hours on August 21st, power grid operators across the United States will be confronted with a sudden drop in available electricity, owing to the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in nearly a century. Power disruptions are not expected, but only because measures are being taken … Continue reading Will America’s Epic Eclipse Impact Our Electric Grid?

Grid Operator PJM Says It’s Prepared For The Upcoming Solar Eclipse

Grid Operator PJM Says It’s Prepared For The Upcoming Solar Eclipse The operator of North America’s largest power grid says it is prepared to ensure reliable electricity supplies during a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, when solar power resources will fall temporarily. Although the eclipse will reduce solar power generation, PJM Interconnection expects no … Continue reading Grid Operator PJM Says It’s Prepared For The Upcoming Solar Eclipse

#California ISO expects sunny outcome for grid during solar eclipse

California ISO expects sunny outcome for grid during solar eclipse As one of the nation’s most solar-connected electrical grids, the California Independent System Operator (ISO) announced that it is prepared for the Aug. 21 solar eclipse, which will cast a wide shadow on solar power plants. The ISO expects sufficient energy supplies and network reliability … Continue reading #California ISO expects sunny outcome for grid during solar eclipse