Electric Power Transmission: Long on Planning, Short on Time

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 04:14:00 +0000

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The mid-February blackouts in Texas have raised a lot of questions about power grid reliability. While investigations into the underlying causes of the outages could take a while to complete, and I don’t

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How Much Does Volkswagen’s Bi-Directional Charging Innovation Matter?

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2021 15:37:07 +0000

One of the features Volkswagen presented at its recent Power Day event that people got most excited about was bi-directional charging. New Volkswagen models will be able to charge or discharge via Volkswagen wallboxes starting next year. This is something many EV enthusiasts have been into for many years, yet it is almost non-existent on […]

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America’s Electrical Grid Has A Transmission Problem — How To Move Electricity From Here To There?

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 20:35:31 +0000

Providing electrical power when and where it is needed will be a challenge as the Earth’s climate changes. Are humans up to the task?

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A Warmer Planet Brings Cold To Texas & Creates Challenges For Grid Operators

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 18:05:43 +0000

Texas is freezing. That’s a problem for ERCOT, the organization that manages the utility grid in much of the Lone Star state. The record low temperatures led many Texans to plug in their portable electric heaters to stay warm. That, in turn, made the demand for electricity higher than expected. And just as demand spiked, […]

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Dirty Electricity, but Not the Kind You Think

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2021 14:18:02 +0000

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When most people hear the term “dirty electricity,” they probably think of power generated from sources considered more-polluting, such as coal, natural gas, or other fossil fuels. However, Satic Inc., an electronics manufacturer and professional engineering firm based in Missoula, Montana, says electricity in homes and businesses is filled with “electrical pollution” that is not […]

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Dirty Electricity, but Not the Kind You Think

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2021 14:18:02 +0000

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renewable-energy-storage

When most people hear the term “dirty electricity,” they probably think of power generated from sources considered more-polluting, such as coal, natural gas, or other fossil fuels. However, Satic Inc., an electronics manufacturer and professional engineering firm based in Missoula, Montana, says electricity in homes and businesses is filled with “electrical pollution” that is not […]

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The POWER Interview: The Importance of AI and Machine Learning

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2021 18:15:54 +0000

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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are becoming synonymous with the operation of power generation facilities. The increased digitization of power plants, from equipment to software, involves both thermal generation and renewable energy installations. Both AI and ML will be key elements for the design of future energy systems, supporting the growth of smart […]

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Fleet Owners: For Big Savings, Plan Now For Electrification

Credit to Author: Rocky Mountain Institute| Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 21:57:32 +0000

Today, most fleets are at an early stage of EV adoption and their approach is incremental — e.g., buy a few vehicles and a few chargers each year. In our recently-released report Steep Climb Ahead

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Demand Flexibility Is Critical — Use It When We Have It

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 04:12:35 +0000

To stave off the worst effects of the climate crisis, we must urgently transition from polluting fossil fuels to emissions-free energy. The large-scale deployment of renewable energy to replace polluting power plants and rapid electrification of our buildings, vehicles and industries are necessary pillars to achieving this transition

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Downtown Denver Home To New Vehicle-to-Building (V2B) Technology Trial

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 09 Jan 2021 18:12:25 +0000

A new vehicle-to-grid (V2G) project is going into operation in Denver, Colorado. The Alliance Center, whose mission is “to demonstrate sustainability in action and mobilize change agents to accelerate solutions,” is installing a V2G system from Fermata Energy at their Denver offices

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