NERC Warns of Tight Generation Resources, Fuel Supply Issues This Winter

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2022 22:58:27 +0000

Power shortfalls could be rife over the next three months across a large portion of the North American bulk power system (BPS), particularly during extreme and prolonged cold conditions, the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) has warned. The nation’s designated Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) in its latest Winter Reliability Assessment, issued on Nov. 17, said […]

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Siemens Energy Seals Deal for Hydrogen-Ready Coal-to-Gas Switch

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2022 19:45:42 +0000

European energy giant EnBW will pilot switching a 114-year-old coal-fired waste incineration and district heating power plant in Stuttgart-Münster, Germany, to gas-fired technology while ensuring the regionally significant plant will be ready to combust hydrogen “as quickly and completely” as possible. Siemens Energy on Nov. 17 sealed an agreement with the utility for an overall […]

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U.S., Others Tout $20 Billion Plan to Move Indonesia Away from Coal, Toward Renewables

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2022 15:15:45 +0000

The U.S. and other countries have announced a $20 billion financing plan to help Indonesia more quickly shutter the country’s coal-fired power plants and decarbonize its power generation sector. “We’ve built a platform for cooperation that can truly transform Indonesia’s power sector from coal to renewables and support significant economic growth,” U.S. Special Envoy on […]

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Decarbonizing Industrial Heat Faces Cognitive, Capex, Opex, & Disruptive Technology Challenges

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2022 19:00:30 +0000

Sexy / Unsexy, Practical / Impractical quadrant chart for residential, commercial and industrial heat sources by Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist, TFIE Strategy Inc.There is insufficient attention paid to industrial heat decarbonization due to discontinuous technologies, contextual problems, and current economics.

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TVA Will Explore Building Utility-Scale Solar on Closed Coal Ash Sites

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2022 19:54:50 +0000

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will pursue a first-of-its-kind pilot program at the Shawnee Fossil Plant in West Paducah, Kentucky, to determine if closed coal ash sites are suitable for utility-scale solar projects. The self-funded U.S. corporate agency’s board on Nov. 10 approved a $216 million pilot project to explore repurposing the 1,071-MW coal-fired power plant’s […]

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The POWER Interview: A Renewed Shift in Energy Investing

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2022 15:47:23 +0000

Companies involved in energy production continually look to maximize their investments, and today are tasked with navigating increasingly volatile energy markets. These companies must choose where and how to compete as the world transitions to a low-carbon future. Where are the best opportunities for investment? How important is seeking out positions that reduce exposure to […]

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U.S. Coal Plant Closures Continue, While China Rapidly Builds More

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2022 17:01:37 +0000

A wave of retirements for U.S. coal-fired power plants continues, with the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reporting almost a quarter of the nation’s remaining facilities could be shuttered by the end of 2029. The EIA in its preliminary monthly electric generator inventory report released Nov. 7 said that 23% of the nearly 201 GW of […]

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New US Hydrogen Strategy: Wrong Department, Wrong Authors

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2022 17:26:26 +0000

Hydrogen demand projection through 2100The US hydrogen strategy was positioned in the wrong federal department. It was put in the hands of people who deal with fossil fuels all day long and have a paradigm of burning them for energy, not a paradigm of electricity for energy. It fails Rumelt’s test for the first thing that makes a good strategy, and so its principles and actions will be failures as well.

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Chimney Failure Takes Out Unit at Kusile, One of World’s Biggest Coal Plants

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2022 19:08:37 +0000

A severe failure on a duct exiting the sulfur dioxide absorber at Unit 1 of Eskom’s massive coal-fired 4.8-GW Kusile power plant, which is under construction in Mpumalanga province, South Africa, has shuttered the 800-MW unit and delayed Unit 2’s return to service. Eskom on Nov. 2 announced the section of the Kusile 1 flue […]

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Six Major Electric Utilities Join Forces to Pursue a Southeastern Hydrogen Hub

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2022 14:48:30 +0000

Marking intent interest from the power sector in hydrogen’s decarbonization potential, six major utilities—Dominion Energy, Duke Energy, Louisville Gas & Electric Co. (LG&E), Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU), Southern Co., and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)—have announced they will jointly pursue federal financial support for a Southeast Hydrogen Hub. The utilities, along with Battelle, an independent […]

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