How PG&E Is Reducing Wildfire Risks Using Satellite Imagery

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 20 May 2024 23:04:16 +0000

Wildfires have had a devastating impact on California and on the state’s largest utility company, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E). PG&E’s equipment has been linked to several major wildfires in […]

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PG&E Recognized for Remote Grid Program

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Tue, 14 May 2024 18:57:51 +0000

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) and its remote grid program received an honorable mention in the Energy category of Fast Company’s 2024 World Changing Ideas Awards. Winners were announced […]

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How Regulatory Burdens and Misguided Incentives Are Degrading Power System Reliability

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 14 May 2024 12:55:43 +0000

It’s no secret that the U.S. electric power system has undergone a remarkable transition that continues today. Coal-fired generation, which was the leading source of power generation during the 20th […]

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Historic Solar Storm Spurs PJM to Extend Geomagnetic Disturbance Warning

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Sun, 12 May 2024 14:41:56 +0000

Grid operator PJM Interconnection has issued a geomagnetic disturbance (GMD) warning after observing “persistent geomagnetically induced current (GIC) at multiple stations” late on Friday.  PJM initially issued a GMD warning […]

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A large sunspot cluster has produced several moderate to strong solar flares since Wednesday, May 8, 2024. At least five flares were associated with coronal mass ejections (CMEs) that appear to be Earth-directed. “CMEs are explosions of plasma and magnetic fields from the sun’s corona. They cause geomagnetic storms when they are directed at Earth. Geomagnetic storms can impact infrastructure in near-Earth orbit and on Earth’s surface, potentially disrupting communications, the electric power grid, navigation, radio and satellite operations,” NOAA explains. Courtesy: NASA

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How Grid Enhancing Technologies Are Expanding Electric Power Transmission System Capabilities

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 08 May 2024 18:59:16 +0000

It’s no secret that power grids around the world need to expand to accommodate more renewable energy and the so-called “electrification of everything.” The latter, of course, refers to the […]

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How the Massive Growth in Solar Power Is Affecting Power Grids

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 01 May 2024 10:07:47 +0000

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) reported in March that the U.S. solar industry installed 32.4 GWdc of capacity in 2023, a remarkable 51% increase compared to 2022. It was the industry’s

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Perfect Storm for the Grid: Convergence of Energy Growth and Policy

Credit to Author: Brooke Humphrey| Date: Wed, 01 May 2024 10:02:46 +0000

There are numerous articles and studies warning of the fragile nature of America’s electric grid. The vulnerabilities will only become more apparent as we continue to undergo a fundamental shift in how

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Navigating the Interconnection Queue Is One of Many Challenges Clean-Energy Projects Face

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2024 21:51:38 +0000

There are several obstacles to overcome when building a clean-energy project, but perhaps the biggest is getting through the generator interconnection queue (GIQ). Every regional transmission organization (RTO) and independent […]

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Action Needed Now to Support New Power Transmission Capacity

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2024 13:23:59 +0000

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in its March 2024 open meeting made clear that successful energy transition requires immediate action. With the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) as a benchmark, […]

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FERC Proposal Would Cut Reactive Power Compensation, a Potential Hit to Independent Power Producer’s Revenue Mix

Credit to Author: Terence Healey| Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2024 12:48:38 +0000

In a time where capacity revenues are pricing lower and many generation owners find that their facilities are not being dispatched for energy on a consistent basis, reliable revenue streams […]

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