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Adding day-ahead market services to Western EIM an incremental step toward ISO, panel says

Adding day-ahead market services to Western EIM an incremental step toward ISO, panel says WASHINGTON – Regional grid integration in the Western Interconnection will be an “evolutionary change, not a revolutionary change,” Commissioner Kristine Raper of the Idaho Public Utilities Commission told attendees of a panel at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ (NARUC) … Continue reading Adding day-ahead market services to Western EIM an incremental step toward ISO, panel says

Two new 100-MW utility- solar units expected in the #Permian_Basin

Two new 100-MW utility-solar units expected in the Permian Basin Houston — Two 100-MW utility-scale solar photovoltaic generation projects are either under construction or will soon be in two west Texas counties situated within the Permian Basin. One of the projects is to be owned by Duke Energy Renewables, the other by Germany’s E.ON. The … Continue reading Two new 100-MW utility- solar units expected in the #Permian_Basin

Wood Mackenzie looks at the polar vortex and 100% renewable energy

Wood Mackenzie looks at the polar vortex and 100% renewable energy The research and consultancy group’s study of the latest polar vortex shows the need for greater interconnection of grids and 18-40 hours of energy storage in the Upper Midwest under high renewable energy scenarios. It also shows a potential role for nuclear power; but … Continue reading Wood Mackenzie looks at the polar vortex and 100% renewable energy

Long-Delayed #Vogtle Nuclear Plants Want To Delay Reporting How Much Longer They’ll Be Delayed

Long-Delayed Vogtle Nuclear Plants Want To Delay Reporting How Much Longer They’ll Be Delayed When centrists insist we need to build more nuclear power plants as part of the decarbonization push to prevent climate change, they ignore two very important things: New nuclear power plants are fiendishly expensive and have a lousy track record of … Continue reading Long-Delayed #Vogtle Nuclear Plants Want To Delay Reporting How Much Longer They’ll Be Delayed

#ABB Wants to Boost Storage & Microgrid Activity with a $113-Million Fund

ABB Wants to Boost Storage & Microgrid Activity with a $113-Million Fund ABB, a global technology company that specializes in power and automation, plans to boost energy storage and microgrid installations with a $113 million fund provided by Susi Partners, a clean energy infrastructure investment advisor. Under an agreement between the two companies, ABB will … Continue reading #ABB Wants to Boost Storage & Microgrid Activity with a $113-Million Fund

#Mexico wants firms to revise contracts so electric rates don’t rise

Mexico wants firms to revise contracts so electric rates don’t rise MEXICO CITY, Feb 11 (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday he wants to revise the contracts that private energy companies have with state-run power utility CFE so they do not hike electricity prices. “We are urging companies that have … Continue reading #Mexico wants firms to revise contracts so electric rates don’t rise

Top 5 disruptions that utility execs are probably worrying about right now

Top 5 disruptions that utility execs are probably worrying about right now DistribuTECH 2019 showcases all the latest innovations and disruptions taking place in the electric utility industry. If you are one of the almost halfmillion people who work in the utility industry, no doubt you know that the industry is changing, and fast. This … Continue reading Top 5 disruptions that utility execs are probably worrying about right now