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Power grid operator bashes utility’s plea for Rick Perry to save coal, nuclear plants

Power grid operator bashes utility’s plea for Rick Perry to save coal, nuclear plants The grid operator that run’s America’s largest power market denounced a request from utility First Energy Thursday for an emergency order to save nuclear and coal power plants across the Midwest. “This is not an issue of reliability,” PJM Interconnection said. … Continue reading Power grid operator bashes utility’s plea for Rick Perry to save coal, nuclear plants

Energy Storage From Thin Air: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

Energy Storage From Thin Air: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet If you thought the energy storage market was all steamed up, fasten your seatbelt. A new research breakthrough from the University of Illinois at Chicago finally delivers some good news for fans of lithium-air technology, which energy storage researchers have been talking up as the … Continue reading Energy Storage From Thin Air: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

Veolia To Supply Raw Water And Demineralized Water Systems For #Hickory_Run Energy Power Station

Veolia To Supply Raw Water And Demineralized Water Systems For Hickory Run Energy Power Station The 1,000 mega-watt combined-cycle natural gas facility, located in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, is currently in the construction phase with a commercial operation date of April 2020. When completed, Hickory Run will provide efficient, clean and reliable power to the PJM … Continue reading Veolia To Supply Raw Water And Demineralized Water Systems For #Hickory_Run Energy Power Station

Big #Japanese players invest in and trial VPP s, balancing services for deregulated energy market

Big Japanese players invest in and trial VPPs, balancing services for deregulated energy market Major Japanese business and government entities have extended their involvement in energy storage with the announcement of the country’s first virtual power plants, an investment in a US frequency regulation project and partnerships on technology. Energy-Storage.News heard today that California’s Stem … Continue reading Big #Japanese players invest in and trial VPP s, balancing services for deregulated energy market

#Breakthrough_Energy_Ventures Unveils Its 5-Part Investment Strategy

Breakthrough Energy Ventures Unveils Its 5-Part Investment Strategy Details on the investment focus and talent driving Bill Gates’ big energy tech fund. Two years after it was first unveiled, Breakthrough Energy Ventures — a billion dollar fund to finance breakthroughs in energy technology — is finally pulling back curtain a little bit. Speaking this week … Continue reading #Breakthrough_Energy_Ventures Unveils Its 5-Part Investment Strategy

#Purdue develops system to detect cracks in nuclear reactors

Purdue develops system to detect cracks in nuclear reactors A system under development at Purdue University uses artificial intelligence to detect cracks captured in videos of nuclear reactors. It is intended to help reduce accidents and maintenance costs, according to a press release from Purdue University. “Regular inspection of nuclear power plant components is important … Continue reading #Purdue develops system to detect cracks in nuclear reactors

Puerto Rico economy at ‘a near standstill’ as businesses wither, wait for power

Puerto Rico economy at ‘a near standstill’ as businesses wither, wait for power Economic activity has skidded to a near halt in significant parts of Puerto Rico, leaving the hurricane-smashed island on a knife’s edge between slow recovery and partial collapse. Thousands of small businesses are teetering toward insolvency, unable to operate. Heading into the … Continue reading Puerto Rico economy at ‘a near standstill’ as businesses wither, wait for power

Project will use AI to prevent or minimize electric grid failures

Project will use AI to prevent or minimize electric grid failures A project led by the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will combine artificial intelligence with massive amounts of data and industry experience from a dozen U.S. partners to identify places where the electric grid is vulnerable to disruption, reinforce those spots in … Continue reading Project will use AI to prevent or minimize electric grid failures