Advanced Power Grid Sensors and Switches Reduce Downtime and Improve System Reliability

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2022 04:15:00 +0000

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A Fault Isolation Service Restoration module, part of an Advanced Distribution Management Solution, has improved grid reliability, and reduced outages and outage durations, for customers of PPL Electric

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Severe Space Weather: What The Sun Taketh Away, It Can Give Back

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 20:05:28 +0000

A recent story at Wired shows us a particularly frightening reason we should look into making our own electricity at home: coronal mass ejections (CMEs). What’s a CME? They start by using a night club analogy to explain that the sun has a lot going on. With everything moving around inside, it could take 100,000 […]

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We Don’t Need Base Load Power

Credit to Author: George Harvey| Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 17:35:22 +0000

Rick Perry, the former Governor of Texas and former Secretary of the Department of Energy, told Fox News in an interview that we need base load power. He believes we need base load power because it is what we use when we turn a light on at 2:00 in the morning. He’s wrong. But unfortunately, […]

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Groundbreaking California Rule Transforms How Renewables Connect to the Grid

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 11:00:13 +0000

A new decision from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) marks a significant milestone by dramatically simplifying the interconnection process for distributed energy resources (DERs), like solar and batteries, and providing valuable transparency for project developers. This is one of the most significant changes to the interconnection process in decades and offers a model for other states, […]

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Average Price for Residential Electricity Less Than 15¢/kWh In 2021 In Most US States

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 02:00:42 +0000

As consumers begin to transition from gasoline vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs), the price of electricity is becoming a new area of focus for motorists. Although the emphasis is often put on those states with the highest electricity prices, most states (38 states plus the District of Columbia) had average residential electricity prices of less […]

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Virtual Power Plants Do More Than Aggregate: They Empower

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2022 17:35:12 +0000

new virtual power plant Richmond CA MCEA new solar-enabled virtual power plant in Richmond, California, will not leave low- and middle-income households out in the cold

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Tesla Invites New Round Of Californians To Enroll In Virtual Power Plant

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2022 21:18:04 +0000

virtual power plantThrough the Emergency Load Reduction Program (ELRP) pilot, participants will receive $2 for every additional kWh their Powerwall delivers during an event.

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Wärtsilä’s VP Of Storage Andy Tang Talks Microgrids & Maximizing Renewables

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2022 19:52:44 +0000

Wärtsilä Torrens Island 250 MW / 250 MWh Battery facilityAndy Tang, Wärtsilä’s global VP of energy storage and optimization, talks microgrids, optimizing battery safety and revenue, and flexible fuels.

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Solar Power Plants Are More Missile Resistant

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2022 20:05:05 +0000

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably seen terrible images coming out of Ukraine. Broken homes and apartments, injured people (especially the children), and every other image of death and destruction has been heart rending. But, there’s one interesting piece of good news that came out of the country earlier this month proving […]

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