How to Find the Lowest-Cost Option for Electricity in Competitive Markets [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 13:03:14 +0000

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How electricity is delivered to customers in the U.S. is complicated. Consumers in some states have no choice who supplies their power; state commissions regulate utilities as vertically integrated electricity providers. Other states utilize a competitive model in which power producers can openly access transmission infrastructure and participate in wholesale electricity markets. Yet, there isn’t […]

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GE Will Decarbonize Uniper’s Gas Power Fleet

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 14:00:26 +0000

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GE Gas Power and Uniper have agreed to roll out a detailed decarbonization roadmap that may entail hydrogen-friendly upgrades to all GE gas turbines and compressors at the German generation giant’s gas power plants and gas storage facilities across Europe.  Under the agreement, GE Gas Power and Uniper will form a joint working group to […]

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GE Will Decarbonize Uniper’s Gas Power Fleet

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 14:00:26 +0000

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GE Gas Power and Uniper have agreed to roll out a detailed decarbonization roadmap that may entail hydrogen-friendly upgrades to all GE gas turbines and compressors at the German generation giant’s gas power plants and gas storage facilities across Europe.  Under the agreement, GE Gas Power and Uniper will form a joint working group to […]

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Why Coal Lost—and Can It Recover?

Credit to Author: Stan Kaplan| Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 18:26:22 +0000

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Coal burn in the power sector has fallen off a cliff. Demand peaked at 1.045 billion tons in 2007. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates consumption in 2020 will be 377 million tons, a drop of 64% in little more than a decade. The EIA is forecasting a modest rebound in 2021 (to 462 […]

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FERC Finalizes PURPA Rule Reforms

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2020 20:39:56 +0000

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) finalized a long-awaited rule revising regulations that govern qualifying small power producers and cogenerators under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA). While FERC said the rule was necessary to respond to significant market changes, the action drew mixed reactions from industry.  FERC’s final rule issued on […]

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Hitachi Absorbs ABB Power Grids in New $10B Joint Venture

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 20:09:29 +0000

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Hitachi on July 1 commandeered a majority share of ABB’s lucrative Power Grids business and officially launched a joint venture company—Hitachi ABB Power Grids. The new company, which already has a volume of about $10 billion, is expected to provide financial muscle to support ambitious projects and new business opportunities as the sector embraces decentralization […]

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The Evolution of Power Business Models

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 04:10:00 +0000

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Traditional models have been upended by recent disruptions, including decarbonization, decentralization, and even the COVID pandemic, but new ones are replacing them that focus on customer preference

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Islands: An Ocean of Potential for Marine Energy

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 04:08:00 +0000

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While island governments are exploring marine power technologies as serious options for future resources to replace diesel, technology developers are looking at improved value through new revenue streams, such

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Minutes Matter in the Energy Imbalance Market

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 04:07:00 +0000

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An energy imbalance market (EIM) is a voluntary market that provides a sub-hourly economic dispatch of participating resources for balancing supply and demand every five minutes. One such market is the Western

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Hydrogen May Be a Lifeline for Nuclear—But It Won’t Be Easy

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 13:54:56 +0000

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Four U.S. nuclear generators—Energy Harbor, Xcel Energy, Exelon, and Arizona Public Service (APS)—are making headway on projects to demonstrate hydrogen production at nuclear plants, but scaling those efforts up to net new end-users and sources of revenue is still ridden with hurdles, company officials said in a panel discussion at the American Nuclear Society’s (ANS’s) […]

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