Solar and wind plus storage to increasingly replace gas plants A session at BNEF’s Future of Energy Summit explored how renewables paired with energy storage are successfully competing with new gas plants. For some years it has been obvious that increasing deployment of solar and wind is cutting into the market share of coal and … Continue reading Solar and wind plus storage to increasingly replace gas plants
American Electric Power (AEP) Is Planning To Build A Two-Gigawatt Wind Farm The American Electric Power (AEP) is building the largest wind farm in the US in Oklahoma, but there’s a growing fight over the two-gigawatt wind power project which may reshape how Americans pay for renewable energy, reports Bloomberg. The project, Wind Catcher, is … Continue reading American Electric Power (#AEP) Is Planning To Build A Two-Gigawatt Wind Farm
Is Offshore Wind a Better Deal With Batteries? A partnership between developer Bay State Wind and NEC Energy Solutions this month highlighted a growing push to pair energy storage with offshore wind. Bay State Wind said it will work with NEC Energy Solutions to add batteries to an 800-megawatt offshore wind farm planned for 15 … Continue reading Is Offshore Wind a Better Deal With Batteries?
Southwest Power Pool real-time prices drop on high wind generation Southwest Power Pool real-time prices turned negative Monday afternoon as wind generation picked up. South Hub real-time was negative $15.25/MWh around 1:25 pm CDT Monday as wind generation increased in the SPP footprint. Wind generation was more than 43% of the SPP fuel mix at … Continue reading Southwest Power Pool real-time prices drop on high wind generation
Michigan Is Not a Windy State Michigan is not a windy state, but you wouldn’t know it from the actions of state regulators. Michigan’s Legislature has favored the wind industry, mandating that an increased portion of energy produced in the state must come from wind. These mandates are typically advanced under the assumption that energy … Continue reading #Michigan Is Not a Windy State
Federal commission denies wind farm developer’s request Waiver would have allowed for speedy equipment site relocation The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has denied a request from the developer behind wind turbines proposed for Cass and Miami counties that would have allowed it to easily change where it connects with an electric transmission grid. The Feb. … Continue reading Federal commission denies wind farm developer’s request
Where’s the Money in Wind-Plus-Storage? While solar-plus-storage is hot and getting hotter (just ask Xcel), you don’t hear many savvy insiders talking breathlessly about the combination of wind power with storage. In fact, few people are talking about it at all. The logic of intermittency suggests there should be a value in storing wind energy … Continue reading Where’s the Money in Wind – Plus – Storage?
New Jersey to accelerate 3.5 GW offshore wind target While the industry has lagged in the United States, investment in offshore wind will accelerate as states set and work towards goals. Despite New Jersey’s wind legislation being eight years old, however, there has been no development. “Little progress has been made on offshore wind development … Continue reading #New_Jersey to accelerate 3.5 GW offshore wind target
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
A better battery? MIT researchers say discovery could improve storage of energy from wind, sun Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers say they’ve improved a large-scale battery, opening the possibility of storing massive amounts of renewable energy for a rainy day — or a day without wind. The researchers say their changes to liquid-sodium batteries will … Continue reading A better battery? #MIT researchers say discovery could improve storage of energy from wind, sun