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21st century control of utility-scale solar and storage sites

21st century control of utility-scale solar and storage sites The 205-megawatt (MW) Tranquillity solar facility in Fresno County, California has been in operation since 2016. In 2021, the utility-scale site was retrofitted with two battery energy storage systems (BESS) totaling 72 MW / 288 MWh, to help mitigate intermittency issues and improve the site’s overall … Continue reading 21st century control of utility-scale solar and storage sites

#Oregon utility builds nation’s first large-scale wind, solar and battery facility

Oregon utility builds nation’s first large-scale wind, solar and battery facility Nestled in the hills of Morrow County, hundreds of solar panels and wind turbines are generating a product that will soon be in high demand around the state — clean electric energy. But storing large amounts of renewable energy has proven challenging. Wind and … Continue reading #Oregon utility builds nation’s first large-scale wind, solar and battery facility

#NAESB Role in DERs and DER Aggregation: What Do FERC and the States Think?

NAESB Role in DERs and DER Aggregation: What Do FERC and the States Think? In May 2022, with some, but relatively little, acknowledgment in the trade press, the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB), at the behest of the Department of Energy (DOE), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), announced … Continue reading #NAESB Role in DERs and DER Aggregation: What Do FERC and the States Think?

#Vanadium set for “disruptive” growth as battery energy storage gains momentum

Vanadium set for “disruptive” growth as battery energy storage gains momentum The use of vanadium in the battery energy storage sector is expected to experience disruptive growth this decade on the back of unprecedented vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) deployments. According to an independent analysis by market intelligence and advisory firm, Guidehouse Insights, global annual … Continue reading #Vanadium set for “disruptive” growth as battery energy storage gains momentum

Meet the group lobbying against climate regulations — using your utility bill

Meet the group lobbying against climate regulations — using your utility bill The federal government is considering a rule change that would make it harder for utility companies to recover trade association dues. A typical electricity bill leaves the customer with the sense that she knows exactly what she’s paying for. It might show how … Continue reading Meet the group lobbying against climate regulations — using your utility bill

NERC assessment highlights potential electricity reliability concern for central U.S.

NERC assessment highlights potential electricity reliability concern for central U.S. Higher electricity demand forecasts and potential supply reductions are raising concerns about tight reserve margins in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) balancing authority this summer. Working in conjunction with regional utility service providers, balancing authorities are responsible for ensuring that wholesale electric power markets … Continue reading NERC assessment highlights potential electricity reliability concern for central U.S.