US Energy Dept. Aims For Affordable Solar Power, With A Little Help From Friends

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 17:30:42 +0000

affordable solar power communityOil and gas stabbed in back by new US Energy Dept. plan for getting more affordable solar power to more people, more quickly

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3 Signs That US Defense Dept. Is Gung Ho For Renewable Energy + Microgrids

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2020 17:08:46 +0000

renewable energy DoD US military microgridsAfter years of experimenting, DOD is plunging into the sparkling green future of ultra-resilient microgrids and renewable energy

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Rural Electric Cooperatives: Debt Rules Need to Change

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2020 17:50:28 +0000

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The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is working feverishly to get a provision into the next COVID-19 stimulus package that would allow electric cooperatives to reprice loans from the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) at current low interest rates without penalties. The change could save co-ops more than $10 billion. The RUS, which is a […]

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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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NERC Moves to Defer Reliability Standards, Provide COVID-19 Flexibility

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2020 20:06:47 +0000

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The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to delay the implementation of seven reliability standards that relate to cybersecurity, training, disturbance monitoring and reporting, generator relay loadability, and coordination of protection systems for performance during faults. In an April 6 filing to FERC, NERC noted the rules […]

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Power Sector Resources for Coronavirus Pandemic Response

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:13:04 +0000

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As part of POWER magazine’s in-depth coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, its editors are curating a list of resources that may provide actionable information helpful to anyone involved in the world’s vast bulk power systems. Please write to editor@powermag.com if you know of additional resources that should be added to this page. General U.S. Industry […]

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Off-The-Radar Renewable Energy Explosion After COVID-19 Dust Settles — CleanTechnica Interview

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 17:31:10 +0000

Renewable energy electric gridEarlier this week, renewable energy advocates raised the alarm when it became clear that the new $2 trillion stimulus package will not shine so kindly upon wind, solar, and other clean tech. That stinks, but the groundwork for a low carbon revolution was already laid by another stimulus bill that passed Congress way back before the latest crisis hit — just about 11 years ago, as a matter of fact

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Off-The-Radar Renewable Energy Explosion After COVID-19 Dust Settles [#CT Exclusive (Background) Interview]

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 17:31:10 +0000

Renewable energy electric gridEarlier this week, renewable energy advocates raised the alarm when it became clear that the new $2 trillion stimulus package will not shine so kindly upon wind, solar, and other clean tech. That stinks, but the groundwork for a low carbon revolution was already laid by another stimulus bill that passed Congress way back before the latest crisis hit — just about 11 years ago, as a matter of fact

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USA Braces For Tsunami Of Microgrids As Defense Dept. Wades In — CleanTechnica Interview

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 18:51:09 +0000

microgrids renewable energyThe Defense Department is taking steps to accelerate the microgrid revolution by tapping the analytic power of rural electric cooperatives

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