The POWER Interview: Energy Storage for Commercial, Residential Electrification

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:33:04 +0000

Energy storage systems (ESS) are expanding far beyond the batteries being deployed at power plants, at substations, in microgrids, or at locations along the power grid to support the electricity transmission and distribution network. Systems for commercial and industrial enterprises, and increasingly by homeowners for residential use, are helping lead the expansion of energy storage. […]

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The POWER Interview: Energy Storage for Commercial, Residential Electrification

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:33:04 +0000

Energy storage systems (ESS) are expanding far beyond the batteries being deployed at power plants, at substations, in microgrids, or at locations along the power grid to support the electricity transmission and distribution network. Systems for commercial and industrial enterprises, and increasingly by homeowners for residential use, are helping lead the expansion of energy storage. […]

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New Study Finds Electrification Reduces Emissions and Improves Air Quality

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2022 18:59:32 +0000

A group of researchers found that “Adopting electric end-use technologies instead of fossil-fueled alternatives, known as electrification, is an important economy-wide decarbonization strategy that also reduces criteria pollutant emissions and improves air quality.” Findings from the study conducted by nine researchers—four from EPRI, four from Ramboll, and one from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory—were published […]

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Inflation Reduction Act: Increased Electrification and Resulting Utility Implications

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2022 12:50:20 +0000

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While the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) provides steps in the right direction by expanding renewable energy development and electrification incentives, it may also lead to a worsening duck curve and a larger proportion of variable power sources in the generation mix—putting significant pressure on utilities’ ability to maintain reliability. U.S. utilities need to be proactive […]

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Can the Power Grid Handle More EVs?

Credit to Author: Anders Sjoelin| Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2022 17:58:24 +0000

Only about 1% of the 250 million cars, SUVs, and light-duty trucks on American roads are electric vehicles (EVs). But that’s about to change. While it’s difficult to estimate future sales, an analysis by IHS Markit projects that up to 30% of new car sales could be electric by 2030, rising to up to 45% […]

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Biden Administration Targets Industrial Decarbonization Through Electrification, Low-Carbon Fuels, CCUS

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2022 15:45:06 +0000

The Biden administration has laid out a comprehensive roadmap to help five energy-intensive manufacturing sectors reduce their fuel- and power-related carbon emissions and achieve net-zero by 2050. The pathways proposed for the iron and steel, cement and concrete, food and beverage, chemical manufacturing, and petroleum refining sectors may have substantial implications for future power demand. […]

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Renewable Energy, Electrification Big Winners in Inflation Reduction Act

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2022 22:28:12 +0000

The U.S. House on Aug. 12 passed a bill with major implications for the power generation industry, joining the U.S. Senate in supporting the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The bill, which now heads to President Joe Biden for his signature, includes major provisions to combat climate change, including support for a variety of clean energy […]

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The Regulatory Structures or Economic Opportunities that are Driving—or Hindering—Building Electrification

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2022 19:51:11 +0000

Although the electricity generation and transportation sectors account for a far greater share of greenhouse gas emissions than the residential and commercial building sector, policy makers are targeting building electrification as a means for making a significant contribution to economy-wide emission reductions. Federal, state, and local governments are using various policy levers toward this goal, […]

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The POWER Interview: EVs Lead Charge for Electrification

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 20 May 2022 12:58:27 +0000

Several groups are studying the impact of electrification on the U.S. power system, including the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Colorado and its research partners, which include the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), and national laboratories such as Lawrence Berkeley and Oak Ridge. NREL, as part of its Electrification Futures Study, has used what […]

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