Industry Giants, German TSOs Team to Revolutionize HVDC Grid With Multi-Terminal Hubs

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2024 20:14:29 +0000

Three major high-voltage direct current (HVDC) technology giants—GE Vernova, Siemens Energy, and Hitachi Energy—will join forces with four German transmission system operators—50Hertz, Amprion, TenneT and TransnetBW—to develop multiterminal hubs with […]

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The first multiterminal hubs to be built in northern Germany will consist of a converter and a substation in addition to the DC switchgear, where the direct current lines are linked together, in order to supply the region with green energy. Courtesy: TenneT

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Historic Gemini Solar-Plus-Storage Project Now Fully Operational

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2024 15:52:20 +0000

One of the largest solar-plus-storage installations in the U.S. has entered commercial operation. Primergy Solar and Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners on July 18 announced that the Gemini Solar + Energy Storage […]

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DOE Loans Office Will Support Solar, Energy Storage Systems in Puerto Rico

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2024 15:51:51 +0000

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Loan Programs Office (LPO) on July 18 announced a conditional commitment for a loan guarantee of up to $861.3 million to Clean Flexible Energy, […]

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South Africa Extends Koeberg Unit 1’s Lifespan, Stands Firm on Nuclear Expansion Plans

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2024 13:11:44 +0000

South African state-owned utility Eskom has garnered the National Nuclear Regulator’s (NNR’s) approval to continue operating Unit 1 of the 1,860-MW Koeberg Nuclear Power Station for another 20 years, until […]

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Koeberg remains South Africa’s only nuclear power station. Its two pressurized water reactors produce a total capacity of 1,860MW, representing about 5% of electricity generated by state-owned utility Eskom. Construction of the Koeberg nuclear plant began in 1976, with Unit 1 synchronized to the grid on April 4, 1984, and Unit 2 on July 25, 1985. The plant is at Duynefontein, 27 kilometers north of Cape Town. Courtesy: Eskom

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Shifting from Coal to Gas: One Co-op’s Award-Winning Journey

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2024 20:03:23 +0000

In 2018, Cooperative Energy, a generation and transmission co-op headquartered in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, had an issue to deal with. Several years earlier, it had joined the Midcontinent Independent System Operator […]

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Burns & McDonnell collaborated with Cooperative Energy to repower the R.D. Morrow, Sr. Generating Station with Siemens 9000HL turbine technology, boosting capacity to 572 MW and completing the project under budget with zero safety incidents.

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A Blueprint for Quantum-Safe Utility Communications

Credit to Author: Ken Rabedeau| Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2024 20:02:50 +0000

Managing risk is nothing new to utilities. Providing the safe utility services like electricity, water, sewer, and wastewater management that everyone relies upon is hard work. Critical infrastructure assets are […]

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Auditors Call EU Hydrogen Production Goals ‘Overly Ambitious’

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2024 16:48:38 +0000

A group that assesses the effectiveness of actions by the European Union (EU), including how energy initiatives impact the economies of EU member states, said the current goals for EU […]

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How to Stay in the Renewables Stone Age

Credit to Author: David Rose| Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2024 13:14:58 +0000

In approving the development of a 2,800-acre wind farm across prime agricultural land in the east of England, the UK Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, Ed […]

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Struggling SolarEdge Technologies Will Cut 400 Jobs

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2024 13:06:46 +0000

SolarEdge Technologies said it would lay off about 400 workers, including 200 in its home country of Israel, as the company tries to become more financially stable. SolarEdge on July […]

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Avangrid Brings First Phase of Solar Farm in Texas Online

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2024 20:14:53 +0000

Avangrid said it has started producing power from the first phase of the True North solar project in Texas, an installation the company said is its first solar installation in […]

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