Regulators Back Georgia Power Plan to Close Coal Units, Add Renewables

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 17:07:27 +0000

The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) on July 16 threw its support behind Georgia Power’s plan to add 2,260 MW of new renewable power generation to the utility’s portfolio, on the same day the PSC signed off on the company’s effort to decommission its long-running coal-fired Plant Hammond. Georgia Power earlier this year submitted a […]

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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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POWER Digest [July 2019]

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0000

Taishan-2 EPR Achieves Criticality. A second EPR unit in China’s Guangdong province attained a sustained chain reaction on May 28, marking another major milestone for Framatome, EDF, and China General

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Japan Will Explore New Avenues for Energy Self-Sufficiency

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0000

Japan’s government this June adopted a new energy white paper that suggests the country must rely on a larger share of nuclear and renewables to slash its carbon emissions and meet its target of a 26%

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BNEF Report: As Prices Fall, Renewables Rise Worldwide

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:54:12 +0000

A new report from BloombergNEF (BNEF) predicts about half of the world’s power will come from renewable resources, including solar and wind, by 2050. The group’s New Energy Outlook 2019, released June 18, noted the trend will be driven by falling prices for solar, wind, and battery storage, along with trillions of dollars of investments […]

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The POWER Interview: Technology Helps Integrate Renewables to the Grid

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 14:31:15 +0000

Patrick Lee, who founded and leads PXiSE Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of San Diego, California-based Sempra Energy, is a proponent of energy sharing. His company builds enhanced grid management systems, using data, insights, and algorithms “to maximize efficiency and reliability of all DERs [distributed energy resources] as one system.” In other words, a PXiSE-supported microgrid […]

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Energy Insiders Say Tech, Collaboration Key to Utility Storm Prep

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 00:37:14 +0000

Hurricane season is underway and summer heat already has arrived in many areas, which again puts the spotlight on utilities, the power grid, and disaster response plans after a series of major weather events and wildfires caused outages and other disruptions in the U.S. and Caribbean in recent years. “We’re seeing these events occur, and […]

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