Decarbonization, Electrification Key Among 8 Priorities for U.S. Investor-Owned Power Companies 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2019 14:24:04 +0000

In line with customer preferences, U.S. investor-owned electric companies are heavily invested in decarbonization and electrification, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) told Wall Street analysts and bankers on Feb. 6. In its annual presentation to potential investors and industry observers, the trade association that represents every investor-owned electric companies in the nation lamented a number […]

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Prepare for More Distributed Energy Resources [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2019 23:38:36 +0000

Paul DeCotis, senior director in West Monroe Partners’ Energy and Utilities practice, was a guest on The POWER Podcast. West Monroe, in partnership with Greentech Media, conducted a survey of more than 1,700 utility customers, 140 utility executives and managers, and more than two dozen regulators in major markets across North America. Its findings were […]

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Energy-Efficiency Programs Benefit Us All

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0000

Utility-sponsored energy-efficiency programs have always seemed like a contradiction to me. Obviously, power companies make money by selling electricity, so encouraging customers to install energy-efficient

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Growth in Renewables Continues Despite Drop in UK Power Generation

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2019 15:27:48 +0000

Renewable energy sources increased their share of the UK’s electricity supply in 2018, with new wind farms and biomass plants helping renewables contribute a record 33% of the country’s power in the past year. Coal-fired units, meanwhile, saw a 25% drop in their output, with coal providing about 5% of the country’s total generation. The […]

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10 Takeaways from the IEA’s Newest World Energy Outlook

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 04:59:00 +0000

The International Energy Agency (IEA) deemed growth and disruptions of the world’s power sector so significant to the future of energy, it dedicated—for the first time—a four-chapter “special focus”

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Natural Gas and Renewable Energy to Continue Leading the Market

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 04:59:00 +0000

Cheap natural gas and social pressure to reduce carbon emissions give gas-fired power plants and renewable energy resources a competitive advantage over traditional coal and nuclear generation. Energy storage

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NV Energy Accelerates Retirement of One of Nevada’s Last Coal Units

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2018 12:57:34 +0000

NV Energy plans to retire a 254-MW coal-fired unit in a power-constrained region of Nevada at the end of 2021, four years ahead of schedule. The company will instead purchase 1,001 MW from new solar photovoltaic projects equipped with 100 MW of long-term battery storage, effectively doubling its total renewable generation from 14% in 2017 […]

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NERC: Accelerated Coal and Nuclear Retirements Pose Limited Reliability Risks

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2018 14:37:32 +0000

The accelerated retirement of coal-fired and nuclear generation by 2022 could adversely affect reliability in four regions, including in the east and over a swathe of the central U.S., the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) warned as it released findings from a “stress-test” scenario.  But the entity tasked with ensuring reliability and security of […]

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Eight Power Sector Takeaways from the Climate Report

Despite increased resilience actions, extreme weather events due to climate change are projected to increasingly threaten the nation’s energy infrastructure, and create fuel availability and demand imbalances, the Trump administration’s sprawling climate report released on November 23 suggests.  The Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) released by the Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is clear in […]

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TVA Ponders Closure of Iconic Coal Units

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) wants public input as it considers closing two of the utility’s historic coal-fired power plants: its Bull Run plant in Tennessee, and the last coal-fired unit at its Paradise plant in Kentucky. The Bull Run Fossil Plant, near Oak Ridge, has been the only single-generator coal plant in the TVA […]

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