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Tesla launches its own virtual power plant with Powerwalls to help California’s grid

Tesla launches its own virtual power plant with Powerwalls to help California’s grid Tesla is launching its own virtual power plant with the Powerwall in California in order to help the grid, which is expected to be under pressure this year. A virtual power plant consists of distributed energy storage systems, like Tesla Powerwalls, used … Continue reading Tesla launches its own virtual power plant with Powerwalls to help California’s grid

Nuclear-Power ed #Bitcoin_Mining Is Coming to the States

Nuclear-Powered Bitcoin Mining Is Coming to the States A mid last month’s heated debate over Bitcoin’s environmental impact, two companies are confident they have the answer on how to mitigate some of the negative effects: nuclear energy. Nuclear-powered Bitcoin mining is part of a new wave of innovation of companies developing smaller reactors that they … Continue reading Nuclear-Power ed #Bitcoin_Mining Is Coming to the States

Battery-less storage solutions for large-scale solar and storage

Battery-less storage solutions for large-scale solar and storage Shakespeare spoke of, “Vaulting ambition which o’er leaps itself and falls upon the other.” He could have meant lithium-ion batteries. They are everywhere, setting fire to power stations, cars and hoverboards, and that was just January 2021. Analysts IDTechEx wrote an article, “Lithium-ion Batteries: 2021 Starts with … Continue reading Battery-less storage solutions for large-scale solar and storage

State Sets Aside $18M for San Vicente Project to Help Meet Peak Energy Demand

State Sets Aside $18M for San Vicente Project to Help Meet Peak Energy Demand The San Vicente Energy Storage Facility received $18 million from the state budget signed this week by Gov. Gavin Newsom, the local water authority announced Friday. The money is enough to advance a large-scale renewable energy project through initial design, environmental … Continue reading State Sets Aside $18M for San Vicente Project to Help Meet Peak Energy Demand

Drought Threatens to Close California Hydropower Plant for First Time

Drought Threatens to Close California Hydropower Plant for First Time A California power plant likely will shut down for the first time ever because of low water during a prolonged drought, squeezing the state’s very tight electricity supplies, state officials said yesterday. The Edward Hyatt power plant, an underground facility next to Oroville Dam in … Continue reading Drought Threatens to Close California Hydropower Plant for First Time

Reshaping renewable storage

Reshaping renewable storage As the energy sector moves increasingly towards green transition, new challenges are emerging. One of the main disadvantages of renewable energy sources – their dependence on potentially inconsistent weather – is thus drawing attention to energy storage systems, which can store and provide power according to demand. Growing in popularity along with … Continue reading Reshaping renewable storage

Updated PJM #MOPR Proposal

Updated PJM MOPR Proposal Overview and objective PJM proposes to clearly define Buyer-Side Market Power (BSMP) and to prohibit and mitigate the exercise of BSMP through the minimum offer price rule (MOPR) and/or referral to FERC, as further described below. The approach outlined herein will maximize transparency and market confidence while ensuring PJM and the … Continue reading Updated PJM #MOPR Proposal

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?

China Installs ‘Artificial Sun’ To Test Fusion Power

China Installs ‘Artificial Sun’ To Test Fusion Power China has successfully installed an “artificial sun” device designed to test nuclear fusion processes, Chinese state media reported on Friday. The HL-2M Tokamak was installed in Chengdu of the Sichuan province in southwest China and is considered the most advanced tokamak device in China. “China’s new-generation “artificial … Continue reading China Installs ‘Artificial Sun’ To Test Fusion Power