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MISO warns of potential winter capacity shortfalls, tight US coal supplies

MISO warns of potential winter capacity shortfalls, tight US coal supplies Midcontinent Independent System Operator is warning that it could face capacity shortfalls in January if there is high demand and high generation outages, while also raising concerns that generators across the Eastern US could have a hard time getting coal this winter. High gas … Continue reading MISO warns of potential winter capacity shortfalls, tight US coal supplies

#Panasonic Unveils a Battery Prototype For Tesla With 5 Times More Energy Storage

Panasonic Unveils a Battery Prototype For Tesla With 5 Times More Energy Storage Tesla is consistently driving innovation in the electric vehicle (EV) market and has pledged to make significant changes and advances in future batteries. Now, with the support of the Japanese tech giant, the new battery will have five times more storage and … Continue reading #Panasonic Unveils a Battery Prototype For Tesla With 5 Times More Energy Storage

What a $2B Texas project says about U.S. quest for CO2-free grid

What a $2B Texas project says about U.S. quest for CO2-free grid After a dozen years, multiple energy crises, regulatory delays and political turnover, construction of a novel 400-mile power line connecting Texas to the Southeast is finally within sight. The progress is welcome news for clean energy advocates who believe Southern Cross Transmission and … Continue reading What a $2B Texas project says about U.S. quest for CO2-free grid

Battery analytics: The game changer for energy storage

Battery analytics: The game changer for energy storage The phrase ‘game changer’ is used often, sometimes in hope rather than expectation. Lithium batteries have definitely changed the game for the energy transition, but require smart technologies and strategies to optimise them — which can be equally important — writes Sebastian Becker of TWAICE, a predictive … Continue reading Battery analytics: The game changer for energy storage

AEP Will Shed #Kentucky Operations in $2.9B Sale

AEP Will Shed Kentucky Operations in $2.9B Sale American Electric Power (AEP) is shedding its Kentucky-based assets—including its longstanding regulated utility Kentucky Power and transmission business AEP Kentucky Transco—to better position itself to invest in projects that will support a resilient, cleaner energy system. The Columbus, Ohio, headquartered company on Oct. 26 announced it has … Continue reading AEP Will Shed #Kentucky Operations in $2.9B Sale

Infrastructure bill represents significant opportunity to support public power

Infrastructure bill represents significant opportunity to support public power As Congress and the Biden administration close in on a deal to pass a significant investment in our nation’s infrastructure, the not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities that power close to 2,000 towns and cities nationwide have a major stake in the contours of the final legislation. Public … Continue reading Infrastructure bill represents significant opportunity to support public power

#NextEra Energy Transmission awarded #Kansas to #Missouri transmission line project

NextEra Energy Transmission awarded Kansas to Missouri transmission line project The SPP Board of Directors approved a recommendation by an industry expert panel (IEP) to award the project to NextEra Energy Transmission, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy. The Wolf Creek-Blackberry project is a 94-mile, 345-kilovolt transmission line that runs from the Wolf Creek substation in … Continue reading #NextEra Energy Transmission awarded #Kansas to #Missouri transmission line project

#Pensacola postpones idea of owning its own energy utility — for now

Pensacola postpones idea of owning its own energy utility — for now. Workshop planned. Discussion on whether the city of Pensacola should launch a feasibility study to potentially create its own energy utility has been pushed back again, with support split from business and industry leaders and community members on whether it is a good … Continue reading #Pensacola postpones idea of owning its own energy utility — for now