Some U.S. Regions at Risk of Energy Shortfalls in Extreme Summer Conditions

Credit to Author: US Energy Information Administration| Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2024 18:28:40 +0000

Parts of the United States could be at risk for electricity supply shortages if electricity demand peaks are higher than anticipated or if less electricity is generated than expected, according to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) 2024 Summer Reliability Assessment. Under normal summer demand conditions, NERC expects the continental … [continued]

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“Moderate” Is the New “Extreme”: Weather’s Impact on Growing Renewable Grid Operations

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2024 15:28:22 +0000

How Shifting Our Perception of Extreme Weather Can Aid Planning for a Reliable Wind- and Solar-Rich Power System From severe storms to recent unprecedented cold and heat waves, extreme weather events are impacting electric utilities, grid operators, and ultimately customers like never before. At the same time, the energy sources … [continued]

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FERC: Improved Preparations Mitigated January Winter Storms, Resulting in No Load Shed

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2024 20:17:13 +0000

Reliability measures implemented after Winter Storm Uri and Elliott were largely effective at averting distress on the power and natural gas systems during two severe arctic storms that swept across […]

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Percent Change in Natural Gas Production and Demand. Source: FERC

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$95 Million for Water Resources & Ecosystem Health

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2024 03:43:33 +0000

Albuquerque, New Mexico — During remarks at the National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration in Albuquerque today, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the availability of up to $95 million through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda for projects to bolster water resources, advance ecosystem health and support resilience in … [continued]

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Winter Storms Have Disrupted U.S. Natural Gas Production

Credit to Author: US Energy Information Administration| Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2024 03:35:52 +0000

Over the last four winters, winter storms Uri (February 2021), Elliott (December 2022), and most recently, Heather (January 2024) interrupted weekly U.S. natural gas production by more than 15 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d), according to daily estimates from S&P Global Commodity Insights. These declines were the largest interruptions … [continued]

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How Utilities Are Planning for Extreme Weather Events and Mitigating Risks

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2024 21:03:24 +0000

Scientists who maintain the world’s temperature records, which date back to 1880, calculate a global temperature anomaly each year to determine how much temperatures have changed compared to temperatures from […]

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ERCOT Warns of ‘Tight Conditions’ as Intense Freeze Grips Texas

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2024 04:57:54 +0000

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has issued a conservation appeal as it braces for continued freezing temperatures, “very high” demand, and “unseasonably low wind” early in the morning […]

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Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Mocha Hits Myanmar, Bangladesh

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Mon, 15 May 2023 16:49:36 +0000

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Mocha made landfall on 14 May in Myanmar, near the border with Bangladesh, accompanied by sustained winds of 180-190 km/h and violent gusts, torrential rainfall, and flooding. The WMO community provided forecasts and meteorological support to humanitarian agencies to help them mobilize against this dangerous threat for hundreds of thousands of […]

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Energy Storage Can Help People With Disabilities Through Extreme Weather Events

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2023 18:15:45 +0000

During climate disasters and extreme weather events like hurricanes, wildfires, or winter storms, people with underlying health conditions and disabilities face global mortality rates that are four times higher than those without disabilities. Fortunately, solutions like energy storage and clean energy technologies can provide safe, reliable, and equitable power during severe weather conditions. People receiving […]

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