Future May Not Be as Rosy as It Seems for Natural Gas [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:44:14 +0000

The natural gas industry is doing quite well and the future looks bright to many observers. “We’re at a really great moment for the natural gas industry in the U.S. Production is growing dramatically. Shale continues to provide tremendous improvements technologically, bringing the cost down and growing the production, extending access to U.S. gas. At […]

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New Jersey’s 100% Clean Energy Goal Imperils Gas Generation

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 00:23:41 +0000

Through a series of incentives and mandates, New Jersey is planning to produce 100% of its power from carbon-neutral sources, electrify its vehicle fleet and building sectors, and set mandatory efficiency standards for electric utilities by 2050, an energy blueprint released by the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) suggests.  The June 10-released “Draft 2019 Energy […]

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In a Surprise Announcement, Colstrip Units 1 and 2 to Close by Year-End

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 23:29:40 +0000

Talen Montana—part-owner and operator of the Colstrip Steam Electric Station—announced that Units 1 and 2 at the coal-fired power plant will be retired by year-end, well ahead of a previously announced July 2022 closure date. “The decision to retire Colstrip Units 1 and 2 comes after extensive review and exhaustive efforts over the last few […]

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GE Launches New Analytics Technologies to Boost Grid Efficiency 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 20:57:27 +0000

General Electric (GE) has rolled out a new portfolio of predictive analytics that could allow utilities to use data from transmission and distribution networks to achieve better operational efficiency as more distributed assets are introduced to the grid.  The company on June 11 unveiled three new grid analytics—for storm readiness, network connectivity, and effective inertia—that […]

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Asian shares rise as Trump plans to meet Chinese leader

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 05:09:38 +0000

Asian shares rise as Trump plans to meet Chinese leader

TOKYO  — Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday as investor jitters over trade eased after U.S. President Donald Trump suspended plans to impose tariffs on Mexican imports and said he expects to meet with the Chinese leader.

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How the U.S. Is Investing in Advanced Coal Technologies

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2019 12:42:21 +0000

The U.S. is investing heavily to ensure its future coal-fired power fleet will be cleaner, more efficient, and more flexible, experts said at the 9th International Conference on Clean Coal Technologies in Houston on June 4. The conference—which is taking place this week in the U.S. for the first time—is spearheaded by the IEA Clean […]

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How Residential Energy Storage Could Help Support the Power Grid

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Sat, 01 Jun 2019 04:00:01 +0000

Household batteries could contribute to making the grid more cost effective, reliable, resilient, and safe—if retail battery providers, utilities, and regulators can resolve delicate commercial, operational, and policy issues. The growth of battery storage in the power sector has attracted a great deal of attention in the industry and media. Much of that attention focuses […]

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The POWER Interview: GE Unleashing a Hydrogen Gas Power Future

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 30 May 2019 22:04:11 +0000

Since the 1940s, when General Electric (GE), launched its gas turbine operations, the company has pioneered and commercialized a lengthy list of gas turbine technologies, large and small. As the decarbonization movement gains pace and more renewables flood the landscape, the company’s gas turbines have taken on new crucial roles to provide dispatchability and flexibility. […]

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MHPS, Magnum Will Build 1-GW Renewable Energy Storage Facility in Utah

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 30 May 2019 15:02:47 +0000

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) and Magnum Development, the owner of a large and geographically rare underground salt dome in Utah, have teamed to develop a massive project that could store up 1,000 MW of renewable energy year-round and provide it to variability-challenged Western power markets.  The companies this week signed a memorandum of understanding […]

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Nuclear Power Needed for Clean Energy Future

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 30 May 2019 14:37:37 +0000

“Without action to provide more support for nuclear power, global efforts to transition to a cleaner energy system will become drastically harder and more costly,” Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), wrote in his foreword to the IEA’s recently released report titled Nuclear Power in a Clean Energy System. The report […]

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