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2019 US renewable generation additions expected to far outpace gas: EIA

2019 US renewable generation additions expected to far outpace gas: EIA Cheaper prices of natural gas and renewable energy have impacted the competitiveness of more traditional generation fuels. Renewable additions are projected to more than double gas in 2019. Last year, natural gas capacity additions outpaced renewable energy additions for the first time since 2013. … Continue reading 2019 US renewable generation additions expected to far outpace gas: EIA

ERCOT reserve margin declines further as municipality pulls Texas coal peaker

ERCOT reserve margin declines further as municipality pulls Texas coal peaker A month ago, ERCOT officials warned that unpredictable weather and a declining reserve margin were creating uncertainty for the grid operator and increasing the chance that rolling blackouts might be required in the summer months. Now, with the loss of Gibbons Creek, the grid … Continue reading ERCOT reserve margin declines further as municipality pulls Texas coal peaker

2019: The next episode

2019: The next episode Well, 2019 is already nearly two weeks old. We’ve been looking back on 2018’s biggest challenges and successes thus far, but now it’s time to truly leave the past behind. In today’s third and final instalment of our series to welcome in 2019, we look at what our respondents are expecting … Continue reading 2019: The next episode

Storage is the Boss for Utility-Scale Microgrid Yielding 70% Renewables

Storage is the Boss for Utility-Scale Microgrid Yielding 70% Renewables A utility-scale microgrid that uses energy storage has slashed the use of diesel fuel and allowed for up to 70 percent renewables to serve a Portuguese Island, Graciosa. he microgrid is made up of a 6-MW, 3.5-MWh battery system from Switzerland-based Leclanché, about 1.5 MW … Continue reading Storage is the Boss for Utility-Scale Microgrid Yielding 70% Renewables

Texas’ Largest Energy Storage System Begins Operation

Texas’ Largest Energy Storage System Begins Operation As it captures excess solar power, the lithium-ion structure has a capacity of 10MW/42MWh. That makes it the seventh largest nationally. Luminant, a subsidiary of Vistra Energy, finalized construction on its Upton 2 battery energy storage system. The system began commercial operation on Dec. 31, 2018. The battery … Continue reading Texas’ Largest Energy Storage System Begins Operation

Natural Gas and Renewable Energy to Continue Leading the Market

Natural Gas and Renewable Energy to Continue Leading the Market Cheap natural gas and social pressure to reduce carbon emissions give gas-fired power plants and renewable energy resources a competitive advantage over traditional coal and nuclear generation. Energy storage continues to gain traction as costs decrease and technology evolves. The more things change, the more … Continue reading Natural Gas and Renewable Energy to Continue Leading the Market