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Optimism Is Warranted in the Power Industry in 2022 and Beyond

Optimism Is Warranted in the Power Industry in 2022 and Beyond Opportunities are everywhere in the power industry these days. Not only are wind and solar energy seeing explosive growth, but also several other technologies are showing real signs of promise. Battery energy storage systems and microgrids have become mainstream grid components. Advanced nuclear power … Continue reading Optimism Is Warranted in the Power Industry in 2022 and Beyond

Power Sector Risks Loom Large Over the Energy Transition

Power Sector Risks Loom Large Over the Energy Transition High-level scenarios often paint the energy transition as a smooth trajectory—a gradual evolution toward a more modern, cleaner, more intelligent system that addresses climate change, as well as furnishes the world with secure, affordable energy. In reality, change often has sharp edges, and in the vast … Continue reading Power Sector Risks Loom Large Over the Energy Transition

FERC orders PJM to change reserve market rules, delay capacity auctions

FERC orders PJM to change reserve market rules, delay capacity auctions FERC in May 2020 largely approved a PJM proposal to overhaul its reserve market, which the grid operator uses to make sure it has backup power supplies if there is a sudden change in electric supply. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, the Maryland … Continue reading FERC orders PJM to change reserve market rules, delay capacity auctions

Major energy storage project — enough to power 110,000 homes for 2 hours — coming to San Diego

Major energy storage project — enough to power 110,000 homes for 2 hours — coming to San Diego A portfolio of 44 battery storage systems across San Diego County aimed at adding more emissions-free energy to California’s electric grid is about to roll out, with one location in Chula Vista and another in El Cajon … Continue reading Major energy storage project — enough to power 110,000 homes for 2 hours — coming to San Diego

Feds seek proposals for 29,000 acres in southern New Mexico for solar power, grow industry

Feds seek proposals for 29,000 acres in southern New Mexico for solar power, grow industry ublic land in southern New Mexico was offered for developing solar power by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management as part of a multi-state initiative intended to build utility-scale installations in the American West. In total, the BLM called for … Continue reading Feds seek proposals for 29,000 acres in southern New Mexico for solar power, grow industry

Michigan officials sign off on special electric rates to retain, attract EV industry

Michigan officials sign off on special electric rates to retain, attract EV industry State officials recently approved special discounted rates for industrial customers of Michigan’s two largest electric utilities, an effort to keep manufacturing here and encourage more economic development. The Michigan Public Service Commission last week approved requests from both DTE Energy and Consumers … Continue reading Michigan officials sign off on special electric rates to retain, attract EV industry

Solar + #Storage Will Lead New U.S. Generation Capacity

Solar + Storage Will Lead New U.S. Generation Capacity Solar power paired with energy storage is expected to lead capacity additions in the U.S. power generation sector over the next two years, according to the latest Electric Monthly Update from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The EIA in its December report, which includes data … Continue reading Solar + #Storage Will Lead New U.S. Generation Capacity

Modular Microgrids: Driving the Soft Costs Away Via Standardization

Modular Microgrids: Driving the Soft Costs Away Via Standardization As a manufacturer of battery enabled microgrid systems, we hear a consistent message from end customers that microgrid systems are too expensive to install and have too little payback. This would be systems that are behind the meter and not for utility-size renewable generation, storage and … Continue reading Modular Microgrids: Driving the Soft Costs Away Via Standardization