Odds Are Power Plants Near You Are Holding Back On Cold Days

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2022 06:00:59 +0000

Extreme winter weather has revealed the flaws of energy strategies that overly rely on gas. A year ago, I wrote about how Mid-Atlantic fossil fuel power plant owners’ bad practices cost consumers money by reducing power plant capabilities that should be available in cold weather. Soon after I posted that blog, the February Winter Storm Uri wreaked […]

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Convergent Energy + Power Chief Strategist On Solar Plus Storage & Valuing Capacity (CleanTech Talk)

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 19:10:59 +0000

The mid-market area that Convergent plays in with storage and solar+storage projects is expected to see 40-60% compounded annual growth rates in the coming years. Meier’s primary job is keeping them focused on their strengths and competencies in a period of enormous change and opportunity.

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U.S. Electricity Customers Experienced 8 Hours of Power Interruptions in 2020

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2021 02:16:52 +0000

On average, U.S. electricity customers experienced just over eight hours of electric power interruptions in 2020, the most since we began collecting electricity reliability data in 2013. The average U.S. electricity customer experienced nearly 20 more minutes of power interruptions in 2020 than in 2017, the year with second-longest duration of interruptions in our records. When […]

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High-Renewables Systems Are Scalable, Resilient, & Secure With Communication-Less Controls

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2021 03:13:16 +0000

Not long ago, 100% renewable energy was a distinction reserved for remote communities avoiding costly energy imports. But now, some U.S. states are reaching very high levels of renewable energy, and the largest urban areas on the planet are targeting 100% renewable operations, basing their futures around variable power from wind and solar tied to energy storage. […]

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Modern Infrastructure Means a Modern Electric Grid

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2021 23:28:33 +0000

By U.S. Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) As the solar industry continues to grow and America moves toward a bright clean energy future, there’s a critical need to make sure our electric grid can keep up. Right now, we have an historic opportunity to uplift every American community by growing the clean energy economy, but […]

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Hybrid Power Plants & Flexibility — The Future Of The Grid

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sat, 04 Sep 2021 03:36:59 +0000

Imagine an electric grid powered by clean, renewable energy. Now imagine that this grid provides all the comfort and convenience consumers have come to expect as well as grid reliability and resiliency services that are similar to—or better than—conventional plants. That is the promise of the FlexPower project. With support from the U.S. Department of Energy […]

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The Heat Is On — Is The Grid Ready?

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2021 00:24:58 +0000

PNNL develops solutions to help prep the grid for more frequent and intense droughts, heat waves, and wildfires

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Advancing NREL’s Capabilities in Cybersecurity & Grid Communications

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2021 15:10:59 +0000

Q&A With Secure Cyber-Energy Systems Manager Dane Christensen The modern grid transmits power, but making that happen relies on vast amounts of data from a rapidly increasing number of devices communicating digitally through highly interdependent systems. This complexity presents new challenges to maintain energy system reliability and resilience, particularly as both cyberattacks and severe weather […]

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11 Energy-Related Inventions From Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Get More Funding

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 11:00:22 +0000

$9.6 million in federal and industry-matched funding will advance research projects

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Bringing Batteries to the Helm of Grid Services

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 09:00:19 +0000

Promises of India’s Draft Ancillary Services Regulations

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