A Review of Global Power-to-Gas Projects To Date [INTERACTIVE]

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2019 10:45:52 +0000

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According to experts from Technical University of Applied Sciences (OTH) in Regensburg, Germany, who recently reviewed the world’s existing power-to-gas (P2G) hydrogen and methane projects, about 143 P2G projects have operated since 1988 in 22 countries. Only 56 hydrogen and 38 methanation projects were active in 2019. While the existing fleet mostly comprises pilot or […]

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Regulators: Central Station Generation Will Stay Dominant Despite Emerging Tech

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 15:39:32 +0000

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A nationwide survey of state utility commissions suggests regulators are increasingly grappling with issues that could “profoundly” alter energy delivery and utility business models. However, over the next decade, they expect central station generation will continue to dominate state portfolios, and utility-scale solar growth will surpass customer-owned photovoltaic (PV).  The survey to take the “regulatory […]

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How the DOE Plans to Modernize the Grid in the Near Term

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 13:33:41 +0000

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Twenty-three projects chosen by the Department of Energy (DOE) in response to its 2019 Grid Modernization Lab Call provide a broad look at the critical issues that are roiling the nation’s power sector, as well as the tools and technologies that it has determined will best bolster the grid of the future in the near […]

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Ritter’s Message: Market Forces Drive Growth in Distributed Generation

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2019 16:26:07 +0000

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Market forces are playing as much if not more of a role than regulatory policy in the transition from fossil-fueled power generation to renewables, as utilities in the U.S. and worldwide establish decarbonization goals. That was the message from Bill Ritter Jr., former governor of Colorado, during his keynote address at POWER’s Distributed Energy Conference […]

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Top 5 Energy Storage Trends of the Year

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 02:38:56 +0000

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Energy storage has been the hot topic in solar and e-mobility over the last couple years, and it’s only getting hotter. Last year, energy storage installations in the U.S. totaled 311 MW and 777 MWh, up from next to nothing six years prior, and this is just the beginning. Wood Mackenzie and Energy Storage Association […]

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FERC Backs First Compliance Filings on Energy Storage Rule

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 20:56:57 +0000

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The energy storage market received a boost Oct. 17 when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the first two compliance filings implementing Order 841, a rule the commission said is designed to eliminate market barriers to electricity storage. Order 841 was enacted in February 2018. The measure directs regional power grid operators to establish […]

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EV-Based Virtual Power Plants Shift Peak Load and Save Money

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 15:45:10 +0000

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A recent study found that electric vehicle (EV) batteries used as a utility virtual power plant (VPP) could shift the entire residential peak load to nighttime hours with only 10% EV market saturation. The research was conducted by Jackson Associates, an Orlando, Florida-based firm that does energy forecasting, data development, and energy-related analysis. The study […]

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Distress and Deals Continue to Persist in Energy Sector

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 20:11:59 +0000

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At the end of last year, the power market began to lose steam. The credit market wasn’t as strong as it was at the start of the year and many people began speculating “doom and gloom” for the market. However, over the last few months, the power market has picked up and is beginning to […]

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EIA: Renewables Will Account for Half of Global Power Generation by 2050

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2019 15:27:12 +0000

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Solar power is expected to take a larger share of global power generation across the next 30 years, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), as renewable energy continues to be adopted worldwide. The EIA’s International Energy Outlook 2019 (IEO2019), released Oct. 2, shows 28% of the world’s power came from renewables in 2018, […]

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