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#Palo_Verde generator helps #Southwest meet climate goals, but future of nuclear is debated

Palo Verde generator helps Southwest meet climate goals, but future of nuclear is debated PHOENIX – The rising demand to eliminate fossil fuels has left some researchers and activists skeptical that nuclear energy can be part of the solution to meet climate goals. But a recent study finds that the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station … Continue reading #Palo_Verde generator helps #Southwest meet climate goals, but future of nuclear is debated

Improving Transmission Planning in SPP, MISO, and PJM

Improving Transmission Planning in SPP, MISO, and PJM A comprehensive review of regional and interregional transmission planning in the Great Plains, Midwest, and Mid-Atlantic released last week shows how the current processes in and between regional transmission organizations (RTOs) are impeding the development of low-cost renewable power. The analysis from Concentric Energy Advisors, commissioned by … Continue reading Improving Transmission Planning in SPP, MISO, and PJM

The Department of Energy Warns of Increasing Cyber Threats to Electricity

The Department of Energy Warns of Increasing Cyber Threats to Electricity Our nation’s electrical grid, which is a key component of the critical infrastructure, is better than much of the world, but as recent outages following winter storms have shown, it could use a little “TLC.” Most of today’s grid actually was built in the … Continue reading The Department of Energy Warns of Increasing Cyber Threats to Electricity

#NextEra sees hydrogen as key to deep decarbonization, takes small steps for now

NextEra sees hydrogen as key to deep decarbonization, takes small steps for now NextEra is eager to lead in the emerging hydrogen arena, earning recognition throughout the industry for the green hydrogen pilot announced last summer. But the company is taking a measured approach to the clean energy resource. “You’ll see us continue to place … Continue reading #NextEra sees hydrogen as key to deep decarbonization, takes small steps for now

‘It’s all connected’: How February’s power outages knocked out natural gas wells

‘It’s all connected’: How February’s power outages knocked out natural gas wells One form could have helped prevent power outages at critical infrastructure across Texas. MIDLAND, Texas — When the February winter storms hit Midland, Joe Brosig of Double Eagle Energy says his company did all it could to “winterize” its wells in order to … Continue reading ‘It’s all connected’: How February’s power outages knocked out natural gas wells

Biden administration releases 100-day plan to address electric system cybersecurity risks

Biden administration releases 100-day plan to address electric system cybersecurity risks On April 20, the Biden administration, through the United States Department of Energy (DOE), issued what it is calling its 100-day plan to address cybersecurity risks to the US electric system. The plan is a coordinated effort among DOE, the electricity industry, and the … Continue reading Biden administration releases 100-day plan to address electric system cybersecurity risks

Renewable IPP Voltalia begins construction of 32MW / 32MWh battery project in England

Renewable IPP Voltalia begins construction of 32MW / 32MWh battery project in England Paris-headquartered renewable energy power producer Voltalia has begun construction of a 32MW / 32MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) project in the UK. Hallen, a lithium-ion battery asset, is to be located near the city of Bristol in the Avonmouth area of … Continue reading Renewable IPP Voltalia begins construction of 32MW / 32MWh battery project in England

Missing paperwork made winter storm outages worse, Texas Oil and Gas Association says

Missing paperwork made winter storm outages worse, Texas Oil and Gas Association says The association said power outages up and down the natural gas supply chain resulted in problems at power plants. TEXAS, USA — Texas Oil and Gas Association President Todd Staples said on Thursday that many of the power outages in the state’s … Continue reading Missing paperwork made winter storm outages worse, Texas Oil and Gas Association says

#Mexican lawmakers weaken #energy reforms as bill is waved through

Mexican lawmakers weaken energy reforms as bill is waved through Mexico’s lower house of Congress has approved a hydrocarbon law that undoes some of the market-opening measures included in the country’s 2013-2014 energy reforms, reinforcing the dominance of state-run Pemex in the downstream sector. The government-backed bill repeals provisions that compel market regulator CRE to … Continue reading #Mexican lawmakers weaken #energy reforms as bill is waved through