How Nevada Is Leading the Renewable Energy and Battery Storage Charge [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2019 17:54:34 +0000

Renewable energy and battery storage are hot topics in the U.S. today. Lawmakers throughout the country debated various new energy policies during the 2019 legislative session. Nevada is among the states leading the way forward. Several new laws were passed in the state that will affect power companies and consumers for years to come. Curt […]

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Lithium-Ion Batteries: Costs Down, Benefits Up [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2019 14:01:31 +0000

The price of lithium-ion batteries has plummeted over the past decade. Battery pack prices averaged $1,160 per kWh in 2010, according to BloombergNEF, but they dropped to $176 per kWh last year, and experts suggest they could be less than $100 by 2024. Tony Cooper, general manager of Green Cubes Technology’s Motive division, was a […]

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How to Monitor and Predict Operational Performance with Digital Analytics [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2019 21:33:48 +0000

Power plants are capturing operational data in ever-increasing amounts. However, analyzing all the data can be challenging. A number of tools are available that can help. In this episode of The POWER Podcast, two experts from one technology provider explain how big data can be analyzed to identify trends and create actionable information to solve […]

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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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Power Company Business Models Are Evolving [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 29 May 2019 21:08:31 +0000

The power industry is changing and power companies must evolve to stay competitive. Many businesses are transitioning from vertically integrated, centralized utility structures to more-distributed models. JEA offers a good case in point. JEA is a not-for-profit, community-owned utility located in Jacksonville, Florida. It serves an estimated 466,000 electric, 348,000 water, 271,000 sewer, and 11,000 […]

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Working with Peers Is Critical to Power System Reliability [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2019 18:59:46 +0000

When conversations around the power industry turn to computer hacking, more often than not experts say it’s not a question of if, but rather, how systems have been compromised. William Doering, adjunct professor in the John E. Simon School of Business at Maryville University and a director with Guidehouse—a management consulting services provider—said he has […]

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Trump Ended War on Fossil Fuels, but Focus Needed on CCS [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:21:15 +0000

The United States Energy Association (USEA) is an association of public and private energy-related organizations, corporations, and government agencies that helps increase understanding of the world’s energy issues. Barry Worthington has been the executive director of the USEA for more than 30 years. During that time, he has seen the association grow from a two-person, […]

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How a Major Resort Owner Manages Its Power [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:46:21 +0000

MGM Resorts International took a bold step in 2016 when it ended its energy-buying relationship with NV Energy and instead chose to purchase electricity from private providers. The company’s decision was driven by a desire to slash bills and boost renewables. Henry Shields, executive director of finance and analysis in the Corporate Sustainability division of […]

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An Inside Look at a State-of-the-Art Training Facility [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Sat, 09 Mar 2019 13:41:51 +0000

Royce Peters, senior technical coordinator for the Carpenters International Training Center (ITC) in Las Vegas, Nevada, was a guest on The POWER Podcast. The ITC is the largest and most-comprehensive training facility of its kind in the world. Following the completion of phase six of construction in 2018, the center now has more than 1.2 […]

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FERC and Cybersecurity: It’s Complicated [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2019 13:26:43 +0000

Carol Holahan, counsel in Foley Hoag’s Energy & Cleantech practice, was a guest on The POWER Podcast. Holahan advises large regional generators and other participants in the wholesale and retail competitive electricity markets on policy initiatives, changing environmental regulations, decommissioning and sale of plants, and matters pending before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). During […]

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