Hydrostor Receives Funding for New A-CAES Project

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 18:25:50 +0000

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A Canadian company that has led design efforts for advanced compressed air energy storage (A-CAES) systems has received funding for development of a new 300-500-MW A-CAES facility. Hydrostor, based in Toronto, Ontario, on April 15 announced a commitment of about $4 million for the project, which would be built in Canada, from Natural Resources Canada’s […]

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8 Rivers Unveils 560 MW of Allam Cycle Gas-Fired Projects for Colorado, Illinois

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:49:45 +0000

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8 Rivers Capital, inventor of a novel supercritical carbon dioxide (CO2) cycle, plans to begin operating a 280-MW NET Power natural gas–fired plant within the Southern Ute Indian Reservation in southwest Colorado by 2025. The company on April 15 also said it will team with agricultural and processing firm Archer-Daniels-Midlands Co. (ADM) to locate a […]

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What’s Been Holding Hydrogen Fuel Cells Back, and How to Change That

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 14:19:24 +0000

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The technology used in modern hydrogen fuel cells is not new. In fact, NASA used fuel cells for its manned space missions in the 1960s. But fuel cells have not really “taken off” (pardon the pun) in earthly applications since that time. Some industry insiders believe that will change very soon. “We’ve been sort of […]

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The POWER Interview: Enhancing the Safety of Energy Storage

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 13:25:35 +0000

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Energy storage is having a transformative impact on the power sector. Storage solutions are enabling growth in several areas, including electric vehicles, and are supporting technologies such as solar and wind power, being paired with installations to capture and supply even more energy from renewables. Storage is recognized as a key player in the fight […]

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ERCOT Conditions Tighten Again as Outages Mount to 32 GW

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 13:20:19 +0000

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The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) on April 13 urged Texans to conserve power as grid conditions tightened owing to a “a combination of high generation outages typical in April and higher-than-forecasted demand from a stalled cold front over Texas.” The Texas grid operator, which in February narrowly avoided system collapse as Winter Storm […]

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Self-Tuning Artificial Intelligence Improves Plant Efficiency and Flexibility

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 03:00:32 +0000

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Flexible plant operations are highly desirable in today’s power generation industry. Every plant owner desires increased ramp rates and the ability to operate at lower loads so their plants will remain “in the money” longer in today’s competitive power markets. This goal, while laudable, remains elusive. The ADEX self-tuning artificial intelligence (AI) system allows plants […]

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Jack and Solar—TVA Links Iconic Distillery With Renewable Energy

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 19:08:54 +0000

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The trend of supplying commercial and industrial locations with renewable energy—along with the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) continuing support of investments in power projects that support sustainability—is being recognized at one of the most-iconic distilleries in the U.S. The TVA on April 13 said it has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with Nashville-based […]

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Group Installing Solar on its NYC Properties

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 02:13:14 +0000

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A New York realty company is providing a model of solar power’s continued growth as it works to complete a project to install solar panels on all the buildings it owns in the borough of Queens. Zara Realty on April 12 told POWER it is “halfway” to completing installation of solar technology on every site […]

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ARPA-E Launches Program to Abate, Prevent Methane Emissions

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 01:52:07 +0000

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The Department of Energy (DOE) on April 8 launched a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program that will initially focus on reducing methane emissions from oil, gas, and coal industries.  The agency announced up to $35 million for the new “Reducing Emissions of Methane Every Day of the Year” (REMEDY) program, a three-year research […]

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Solar Energy in the Sunshine State: FPL Leads the Way

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 14:10:12 +0000

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Florida is known as “The Sunshine State,” so it’s no surprise that solar energy is growing rampantly across the state. Among the utilities adding solar resources to their energy mixes is Florida Power and Light Co. (FPL). FPL claims to be the largest energy company in the U.S. as measured by retail electricity produced and […]

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