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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