10 trends shaping the electric power sector in 2019 From coal bailouts to batteries and wind and solar growth, here are the issues that will define the year to come. The electricity sector at the start of 2019 is in the midst of fundamental change. Renewable energy is increasingly competitive with fossil fuels. Distributed energy … Continue reading 10 trends shaping the electric power sector in 2019
FERC gives nod to ISO-NE’s installed capacity requirement calculation for FCA 13 Washington — ISO New England will need to procure a net value of at least 33,750 MW during a forward capacity auction slated for February to meet the reliability requirements of the region for 2022-23, according to a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission order … Continue reading FERC gives nod to ISO-NE’s installed capacity requirement calculation for FCA 13
AEP seeks 1.2 GW of wind proposals, nearly six months after canceling $4.5B Wind Catcher Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), a subsidiary of American Electric Power (AEP), on Tuesday launched a request for proposals (RFP) for up to 1.2 GW of wind generation. The utility wants to see the projects in operation by December 2021, … Continue reading #AEP seeks 1.2 GW of wind proposals, nearly six months after canceling $4.5B #Wind_Catcher
AMAZON JUST BROKE INTO HEALTH CARE. IS ENERGY NEXT? Technology is omnipresent, but there are still a few apps and services that would be missed if they disappeared. If you could no longer order shampoo, toothpaste or a television for delivery within a day or two, you would notice. The same for no longer being … Continue reading #AMAZON JUST BROKE INTO #HEALTH_CARE. IS ENERGY NEXT?
Entergy completes nuclear power plant sale as it exits market Entergy says it completed the sale of its shuttered Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to NorthStar Group Services, as the company takes another step toward exiting from the merchant power utility business. ETR calls the sale “a first-of-its-kind in the nuclear power industry – a … Continue reading Entergy completes nuclear power plant sale as it exits market
Remembering Duke Energy’s Jim Rogers: A ‘Cathedral’ Thinker The unexpected death last month of James E. (Jim) Rogers at the age of 71 left the energy sector bereft of one of the boldest leaders in its history. Rogers, a CEO in the electric utility and natural gas industry for 25 years, amassed a jaw-dropping track … Continue reading Remembering #Duke_Energy ‘s Jim #Rogers: A ‘Cathedral’ Thinker
Lighting up Utah with nuclear power? SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Department of Energy signed on to take some of the nuclear power from a Utah-led project planned at the Idaho National Laboratory, marking another significant milestone. A memorandum of understanding was recently inked among the federal energy agency, which owns the lab, the … Continue reading Lighting up #Utah with nuclear power?
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 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
SWEPCO Seeking Proposals For 1.2 Gigawatts Of Wind The Southwestern Electric Power Company announced on Monday that it was seeking proposals for up to 1.2 gigawatts (GW) of wind energy to be brought into commercial operation by the end of 2021. What makes this even more impressive is that the announcement comes only five months … Continue reading #SWEPCO Seeking Proposals For 1.2 Gigawatts Of Wind