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Natural gas plant, battery storage: What’s next for NorthWestern Energy?

Natural gas plant, battery storage: What’s next for NorthWestern Energy? NorthWestern Energy submitted an application to the Montana Public Service Commission last week to build a new 175-megawatt natural gas plant and move forward with Montana’s first utility-scale battery project. NorthWestern’s application asks for commission approval to recover $54 million for the natural gas plant … Continue reading Natural gas plant, battery storage: What’s next for NorthWestern Energy?

‘It’s all connected’: How February’s power outages knocked out natural gas wells

‘It’s all connected’: How February’s power outages knocked out natural gas wells One form could have helped prevent power outages at critical infrastructure across Texas. MIDLAND, Texas — When the February winter storms hit Midland, Joe Brosig of Double Eagle Energy says his company did all it could to “winterize” its wells in order to … Continue reading ‘It’s all connected’: How February’s power outages knocked out natural gas wells

#Luminant to retire another natural gas -fired plant in ERCOT

Luminant to retire another natural gas-fired plant in ERCOT Houston — Luminant will decommission and retire the 69-MW, natural gas-fired Wharton County Generation plant, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas has said. It is the second fossil-fuel plant to be announced for retirement in Texas in as many days. ERCOT’s Notice of Suspension of Operations, … Continue reading #Luminant to retire another natural gas -fired plant in ERCOT

Northeast Sees Stronger Growth in Natural Gas -Fired Generation, Says EIA

Northeast Sees Stronger Growth in Natural Gas-Fired Generation, Says EIA Natural gas-fired generation has increased in most U.S. regions since 2015, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Friday. Annual gas-fired generation increased by 31% in the Northeast from 2015 to 2019, by 20% in the Central region and by 17% in the South, EIA said. … Continue reading Northeast Sees Stronger Growth in Natural Gas -Fired Generation, Says EIA

Natural gas – fired electricity generation grows 9 percent in first half of 2020

Natural gas-fired electricity generation grows 9 percent in first half of 2020 Natural gas-fired electricity generation increased 9 percent in the first half of 2020 compared to the previous year, reported the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Hourly Electric Grid Monitor. It was the fastest-growing source of electric power generation in the lower 48 states. … Continue reading Natural gas – fired electricity generation grows 9 percent in first half of 2020

California’s Shift From Natural Gas to Solar Is Playing a Role in Rolling Blackouts

California’s Shift From Natural Gas to Solar Is Playing a Role in Rolling Blackouts. California was beset by its first rolling blackouts since the 2001 energy crisis, as a heatwave slammed the Western U.S. Friday and Saturday. Electricity demand for air conditioning throughout the region stretched California’s power capacity and limited the state’s ability to … Continue reading California’s Shift From Natural Gas to Solar Is Playing a Role in Rolling Blackouts

Rethinking Future Investments in Natural Gas Infrastructure

Rethinking Future Investments in Natural Gas Infrastructure Cities and utilities across the United States are starting to reject natural gas — and not just for environmental reasons. Increasingly, the compelling economics of clean energy alternatives play a major role in these decisions. San Jose, the tenth largest city in the country, recently joined a string … Continue reading Rethinking Future Investments in Natural Gas Infrastructure