Flow Batteries For Electric Vehicles?

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2022 17:50:30 +0000

energy storage flow battery electric vehiclesA new flow battery for electric vehicles is getting attention from DARPA, NASA, and the US Air Force.

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The Solution to Grid Reliability? Go Bigger & Bolder on Renewables & Energy Storage

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 04:30:20 +0000

Texas renewable energy solar wind hydrogenOn Sunday, the Texas electric grid operator, ERCOT, requested that consumers conserve energy on Monday for fear that the electric grid would not be able to meet the demand during an extremely hot day. In doing so, ERCOT downplayed the fact that “dispatchable” coal and gas were offline and suggested that wind energy “not showing […]

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Tesla’s Policy Lead Testifies At PUCT Open Meeting As Tesla Focuses On Supporting The Texas Grid

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2022 17:28:35 +0000

Tesla's Policy Lead Testifies At PUCT Open Meeting As Tesla Focuses On Supporting The Texas GridTesla’s US Energy Markets Policy Lead, Arushi Sharma Frank, was recently asked to testify at a Public Utility Commission of Texas Open Meeting. A photo of Frank wearing an LFDECARB tee shirt popped up on Twitter. The tee shirt itself is a message focused on decarbonization by the group Bros for Decarbonization. You can learn […]

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ERCOT & Tesla: How Virtual Power Plants Can Help Texas Electricity Grid & Save Lives

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2022 03:40:12 +0000

Tesla ERCOT VPP workshopTesla held a virtual power plant (VPP) workshop for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) on May 31. Gail Alfar, the writer at What’s Up Tesla?, attended and shared her thoughts. Also in May, Tesla made a request for Powerwall owners in Texas to opt into the Tesla ERCOT Demonstration to show the utility exactly […]

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NERC Warns of Mounting Reliability Risks, Urges Preparation for Challenging Summer

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 19 May 2022 20:10:17 +0000

An unprecedented array of risks—ranging from capacity shortfalls, extreme weather, extended drought, supply chain issues, cybersecurity, solar PV tripping, fuel constraints, to wildfires—could imperil the reliability of nearly every North American bulk power system (BPS) region west of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) this summer, the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) warns in […]

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ERCOT, MISO Warn of Potential Power Supply Shortfalls

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 05 May 2022 16:49:05 +0000

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) over the past week separately expressed concerns about power supply uncertainties in the face of upcoming warmer-than-normal temperatures. MISO raised an alarm on April 28 when it said that it projects “insufficient firm resources” to cover the summer peak under typical […]

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CPS Energy Exploring Novel Geomechanical Pumped Storage Technology

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2022 17:10:16 +0000

Texas-based CPS Energy, the largest municipally owned electric and natural gas company in the U.S., has entered into a 15-year commercial agreement to explore installing up to 15 MW of geomechanical pumped storage (GPS). The agreement will kick off with a pioneering 1-MW project that will pump water into drilled wells and store it under […]

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Winter Freeze Testing Texas Power Grid Reforms

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2022 13:49:46 +0000

Parts of Texas have suffered localized, distribution-level power outages as an Arctic outbreak sent temperatures plummeting across the state, but its heavily scrutinized grid is largely prepared to weather the storm, state entities said. Frigid temperatures stemming from a large dome of Arctic high pressure are sending temperatures into the single digits and below zero […]

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Former FERC Commissioner Says ‘Market Design Problem’ Was a Leading Cause of February 2021 Texas Power Crisis

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2022 16:13:18 +0000

In February 2021, a severe cold weather event, known as Winter Storm Uri, caused numerous power outages, derates, or failures to start at electric generating plants scattered across Texas and the south-central U.S. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which manages the power supply for about 90% of the load in Texas, ordered a […]

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