11 Communities to Chart Paths to a More Resilient & Equitable Energy Future

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 23:32:41 +0000

NREL Helps Identify and Implement Energy and Infrastructure Solution Pathways through the Multi-Partner Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project

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Power Infrastructure Prominent in Biden’s $2.25 Trillion Blueprint

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 16:04:41 +0000

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A major chunk of President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion transformational plan to overhaul the nation’s infrastructure is dedicated to re-energizing America’s power infrastructure. The initiatives garnered the industry’s approval—with notable exceptions. The “American Jobs Plan,” released on March 31, strives to jumpstart the U.S. economy, which drooped under burdens posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. But […]

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Why Resiliency in the Electrical Grid Should Be Measured from the Customer’s Perspective

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 19:15:55 +0000

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Reliability performance is core to the utility industry. Utilities strategically design and invest in their system to maximize reliability performance—traditionally measured by System Average Interruption Frequency Index (SAIFI), System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI), and/or Consumer Average Interruption Duration Index (CAIDI). These quantitative metrics largely drive utility investment decisions, shape strategic priorities, dictate regulatory approvals, […]

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Why Resiliency in the Electrical Grid Should Be Measured from the Customer’s Perspective

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 19:15:55 +0000

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Reliability performance is core to the utility industry. Utilities strategically design and invest in their system to maximize reliability performance—traditionally measured by System Average Interruption Frequency Index (SAIFI), System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI), and/or Consumer Average Interruption Duration Index (CAIDI). These quantitative metrics largely drive utility investment decisions, shape strategic priorities, dictate regulatory approvals, […]

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Marc Eliesen: Runaway costs on Site C — enough is enough

Credit to Author: Hardip Johal| Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 02:00:34 +0000

Opinion: When Site C was first proposed the budget was $3.3 billion, it rose to $6.6 billion, then $7.9 billion, to $8.8 billion, then $10.7 billion and now $16 billion — with no guarantee that $16 billion represents a final cost estimate.

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Diesel Dies Early: Truck Makers Agree To End ICE Production By 2040

Credit to Author: Jo Borrás| Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2020 17:27:12 +0000

Europe’s seven largest commercial truck makers have jointly agreed to end the sale of diesel-engined trucks by 2040. Instead, Daf, Daimler, Ford, Iveco, Man, Scania, and Volvo will switch focus to hydrogen fuel cell and battery-electric vehicles, allowing them to achieve their zero-emissions goals a full decade earlier than previously planned

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How Biden’s Presidency Could (Further) Transform the Power Sector

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Sun, 08 Nov 2020 21:15:29 +0000

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Joe Biden on Nov. 7 clinched the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency, barring Donald Trump’s prospects for a second-term. Almost immediately, reactions from various parts of the power sector streamed in, highlighting possibilities and pitfalls of Biden’s wide-ranging energy and environment agenda.  Energy, and its implications on the environment, figured prominently as […]

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Leaders in the Smart City Movement

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:06:09 +0000

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What is a “Smart City”? According to one definition, it’s an urban area that uses different types of electronic methods and sensors to collect data, with insights gained from that data used to manage assets, resources, and services efficiently. Clint Vince, chair of Dentons’ U.S. Energy Practice and co-chair of Dentons’ Global Energy Sector, was […]

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Rural Electric Cooperatives Get Big Money to Improve Infrastructure

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2020 19:48:29 +0000

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said it will provide loans and loan guarantees to rural electric cooperatives and utilities to build or improve infrastructure in 21 states. The funding was announced on June 22 and amounts to more than $1.6 billion, including nearly $386 million for investments in smart grid technology, which uses digital […]

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