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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IEA: COVID-19 Crushed Global Natural Gas Demand

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 13:07:40 +0000

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Hit hard by response to the COVID-19 pandemic, global gas demand in 2020 is set to to tumble by twice the amount lost after the 2008 global financial crisis—its largest annual decline in history—the International Energy Agency (IEA) says in its latest annual market report Gas 2020.  As of June 2020, the fall has been […]

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The Importance of a Resilient Power System [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2020 19:54:50 +0000

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It’s hurricane season in the U.S., which runs from June 1 through the end of November, and there have already been three named storms. The most recent was Tropical Storm Christobal, which was the earliest third-named Atlantic storm on record when it formed on June 2. It made landfall in the U.S. along the northern […]

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NERC: Summer 2020 Reliability Rife With Unknowns

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 14:02:48 +0000

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Despite COVID-19’s impact on power demand, disrupted pre-season generation preparation, and an expected highly active hurricane and wildfire season, industry appears well-positioned to meet peak demand this summer under anticipated weather in nearly all parts of the North American bulk power system (BPS).  Other than in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), anticipated reserve […]

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Smart Neighborhood Wins Smart Grid Award

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

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Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhood integrates a microgrid into a community filled with high-performance homes containing energy-efficient systems and connected appliances. The innovative initiative, which

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THE BIG PICTURE: Pandemic Impact on Demand

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 04:04:00 +0000

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The coronavirus pandemic has triggered a macroeconomic shock that is unprecedented in peacetime. By the end of the first quarter, its effects on global power demand were deep, the International Energy Agency (IEA) noted in a flagship report released on April 30. The international organization, which has collected daily data for more than 30 countries […]

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COVID-19 Makes for an Interesting Summer Peak Season

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 04:02:00 +0000

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It’s peak season for the U.S. power industry. While actual dates may vary from one utility to another, generally the summer peak period spans from Memorial Day (May 25 this year) to Labor Day (Sept. 7)

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Data Tool Shows Pandemic’s Impact on Power Prices

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 10:04:50 +0000

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A clean energy valuation and risk analytics company said that low demand for energy during the COVID-19 pandemic, along with low prices for natural gas and strong power generation from renewable energy resources, has brought unprecedented low prices for electricity in multiple U.S. markets.  REsurety said its Renewable Energy Market Analytics Platform (REmap) shows that […]

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Thanks to Asia, Coal Is Still King Worldwide

Credit to Author: Mary Hutzler| Date: Tue, 26 May 2020 16:35:06 +0000

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Despite the U.S. and Europe shuttering coal-fired power plants, coal remains a major fuel in global energy systems. In 2018, global coal demand rebounded and grew by 1.4% due to increased consumption in Asia, where coal consumption increased by 2.5%. This increased consumption was mainly from power generation, which reached an all-time high, increasing 3% […]

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