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#Transource power line from #Pa. to #Md. has long way to go before construction

Transource power line from Pa. to Md. has long way to go before construction It will be at least two and a half years before electricity begins to flow through a proposed new high-voltage power line from Shippensburg, Pa., to Ringgold, Md. — that is if or when Transource Energy clears several regulatory hurdles. Even … Continue reading #Transource power line from #Pa. to #Md. has long way to go before construction

California still reigns in grid modernization efforts

California still reigns in grid modernization efforts The non-profit GridWise Alliance recently released its Grid Modernization Index in collaboration with Clean Edge Inc., a clean energy group based in Portland, ranking California first in the nation for its steps to modernize the electric grid. The 30-plus page report from the GridWise Alliance, which represents stakeholders … Continue reading California still reigns in grid modernization efforts

Utilities still have a long way to go to construct coherent solar strategies

Utilities still have a long way to go to construct coherent solar strategies A new study suggests that utilities recognize they don’t have coherent policies for solar programs but are having difficulties creating them. They say the first step to solving a problem is recognizing you have one. In the case of utilities’ often haphazard … Continue reading Utilities still have a long way to go to construct coherent solar strategies

Could Cutting Edge Solar Energy Storage Technology Save the #Navajo_Generating_Station?

Could Cutting Edge Solar Energy Storage Technology Save the Navajo Generating Station? The Navajo Generating Station is slated to close in 2019, and officials are considering several potential buyers to prevent the shutdown. In July, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Salt River Project officials met with the U.S.-based company NantWorks. They discussed converting the … Continue reading Could Cutting Edge Solar Energy Storage Technology Save the #Navajo_Generating_Station?

Clues in that mysterious #radioactive cloud point toward #Russia

Clues in that mysterious radioactive cloud point toward Russia The tiny nation of Denmark has just three stations for monitoring atmospheric radiation. Each week, scientists change out air filters in the detectors and take the used ones to a technical university near Copenhagen. There, Sven Poul Nielsen and other researchers analyze the filters. They often … Continue reading Clues in that mysterious #radioactive cloud point toward #Russia

Merger could bring close electric systems closer

Merger could bring close electric systems closer Jeff Dykes, CEO of BrightRidge, which until last month was known as the Johnson City Power Board, said merging BrightRidge and the Elizabethton Electric Department was a natural thing to study. The two utilities serve neighboring communities and face similar challenges from the Tennessee Valley Authority’s changing electric … Continue reading Merger could bring close electric systems closer

PJM defends plan to allow coal and nuclear plants to build costs into market price

PJM defends plan to allow coal and nuclear plants to build costs into market price PJM, which operates the electric grid for Pennsylvania and 12 other states, on Thursday defended a plan to change its rules so that coal, nuclear and some other generators can build their costs into the market price of electricity. The … Continue reading PJM defends plan to allow coal and nuclear plants to build costs into market price

New England Power grid operator says reliance on natural gas will last decades

New England Power grid operator says reliance on natural gas will last decades CRANSTON — New England will continue to rely on natural gas for power generation decades into the future even as it transitions to renewable sources, the head of the nonprofit agency that operates the regional power grid said on Friday. Speaking at … Continue reading New England Power grid operator says reliance on natural gas will last decades

Blockchain: a natural partner for 21st century power grids

Blockchain: a natural partner for 21st century power grids Blockchain technology – a distributed transaction database that maintains continuous records in the form of time-stamped and modification-resistant blocks – is emerging as a key enabler for the current wave of energy innovation. From underpinning a small community energy scheme in Brooklyn to facilitating a trial … Continue reading Blockchain: a natural partner for 21st century power grids