How Nevada Is Leading the Renewable Energy and Battery Storage Charge [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2019 17:54:34 +0000

Renewable energy and battery storage are hot topics in the U.S. today. Lawmakers throughout the country debated various new energy policies during the 2019 legislative session. Nevada is among the states leading the way forward. Several new laws were passed in the state that will affect power companies and consumers for years to come. Curt […]

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The POWER Interview: New Directions for Aeroderivative Gas Turbines at PWPS 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 12:08:49 +0000

In a recent interview, Raul Pereda, president and CEO of PW Power Systems (PWPS), talked to POWER about the company’s long legacy as a gas turbine manufacturer, advancements in technology it has achieved over the past 60 years, and new applications for its turbines within a transitioning energy system.  No one can read a history […]

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DOE, Lawmakers Looking at Energy Storage R&D, Funding

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 15:23:54 +0000

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and members of Congress are looking at legislation concerning research and regulation of energy storage. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who chairs the Energy and Natural Resources committee, on July 9 said there is bipartisan interest in combining a handful of bills on energy storage, dealing with research and development […]

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Lithium-Ion Batteries: Costs Down, Benefits Up [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2019 14:01:31 +0000

The price of lithium-ion batteries has plummeted over the past decade. Battery pack prices averaged $1,160 per kWh in 2010, according to BloombergNEF, but they dropped to $176 per kWh last year, and experts suggest they could be less than $100 by 2024. Tony Cooper, general manager of Green Cubes Technology’s Motive division, was a […]

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A Fine Couple They Are (Wind and Solar Power)

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2019 04:00:28 +0000

The pairing of wind and solar is emerging as a smart strategy to implement renewable energy sources with better economic feasibility. The pairing of wind and solar power is an advantageous complement; the two benefit each other. The synergistic combination is an emerging trend in renewable energy and power generation as costs drop. The pairing […]

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How Residential Energy Storage Could Help Support the Power Grid

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Sat, 01 Jun 2019 04:00:01 +0000

Household batteries could contribute to making the grid more cost effective, reliable, resilient, and safe—if retail battery providers, utilities, and regulators can resolve delicate commercial, operational, and policy issues. The growth of battery storage in the power sector has attracted a great deal of attention in the industry and media. Much of that attention focuses […]

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Blockchain Pilot Shows Promise for Grid Balancing

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Sat, 01 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0000

A blockchain pilot wrapped up by European transmission operator TenneT and storage solutions provider sonnen Group this May showed “tremendous potential” when used to network decentralized home storage

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Energy Storage Changes the Power Profile

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Wed, 01 May 2019 00:00:00 +0000

The power grid is a pretty complex system. Electricity is generally produced on an as-needed basis. Generators ramp up and down based on demand. However, energy storage systems are beginning to change how

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FPL Will Build World’s Largest Battery Storage System

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2019 20:39:40 +0000

Florida Power and Light Co. (FPL) has been building new solar farms and bringing gigawatts of new natural gas-fired generation capacity online in recent years. Now the utility has announced what it calls the world’s largest solar-powered battery storage system. FPL on March 28 said the Manatee Energy Storage Center, a 409-MW/900-MWh battery storage facility, […]

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POWER Digest – February 2019

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0000

BHEL Completes India Coal Plant in 46 Months. Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) in January said it successfully built and commissioned the single-unit, 800-MW Kothagudem Thermal Power Station (KTPS), in

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