Community Choice Aggregation Provides Renewable Energy at Reduced Costs

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2022 15:25:07 +0000

Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) programs have become quite prominent in communities across California, and have begun to spring up in other states including Illinois, Massachusetts, and Ohio. Through CCA, communities can purchase electricity on behalf of residents and businesses, in place of investor-owned utilities such as Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), San Diego Gas & […]

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Hydrogen Poised to Play Prominent Role in the World’s Energy Transition

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2022 17:05:44 +0000

People around the world are searching for ways to decarbonize, and green hydrogen is a fuel that can help in that effort. Green hydrogen is produced through electrolysis using renewable energy, such as wind and solar power. Although most hydrogen produced today is made from natural gas, often referred to as gray hydrogen, new capacity […]

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Keeping Coal Relevant: University of Wyoming Leads the Way

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 05 May 2022 17:33:00 +0000

To say the coal industry faces challenges is an understatement. Coal-fired power plants are being retired around the globe as efforts to decarbonize the world’s power supply have intensified due to climate change concerns. That’s a problem for people working in the coal industry, as well as for states and governments that rely on coal […]

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Four Questions You Must Ace to Ensure Sound Cybersecurity in OT Systems

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2022 05:21:10 +0000

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Some cybersecurity experts believe hackers today pose a greater threat than ever to power plants and electric grids. Much of the operational technology (OT) used in power stations and throughout the grid was installed at a time when cybersecurity was more of an afterthought than a focal point in the system design. Furthermore, the pool […]

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How a UPS Can Provide a Return on Investment as an Energy Storage System

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2022 15:06:02 +0000

Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems are often installed to protect critical equipment and loads from power outages, and other voltage and current problems. Many UPS systems continuously regulate the input power, thereby maintaining a constant and uniform supply of electricity. UPS systems are typically used on computer hardware or other equipment where an unexpected power […]

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How Ammonia Could Help the World Transition to Clean Energy

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2022 13:05:34 +0000

Hydrogen is widely seen as a vital component in efforts to decarbonize the world’s power supply. One example of this is a strategy being piloted by at least a couple of major gas turbine manufacturers, which involves storing “green hydrogen” produced through electrolysis using excess wind or solar power when renewable energy supplies exceed grid […]

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Former FERC Commissioner Says ‘Market Design Problem’ Was a Leading Cause of February 2021 Texas Power Crisis

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2022 16:13:18 +0000

In February 2021, a severe cold weather event, known as Winter Storm Uri, caused numerous power outages, derates, or failures to start at electric generating plants scattered across Texas and the south-central U.S. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which manages the power supply for about 90% of the load in Texas, ordered a […]

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Are Traditional Power Companies Being Disintermediated? [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2020 15:13:46 +0000

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How will the electric grid change as the world transitions to a power system with more renewable energy resources? Some experts foresee a shift from today’s grid-type architecture to a system of systems—from the current centralized design to a distributed energy scheme. While it’s hard to know exactly what the future holds, it’s commonly believed […]

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Why Do People Choose Careers in Engineering? [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 09:44:16 +0000

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Do you want to solve important problems, contribute to society, and help people? Well, then, you may want to become an engineer. At least that’s why some successful engineers have said they entered and persist in the occupation, according to a recent study published by DiscoverE, an engineering outreach organization based in Alexandria, Virginia. The […]

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How Utilities Can Manage Supplier Risk [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 23:39:50 +0000

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Power companies are turning to external suppliers and contractors now more than ever. Utilities are getting help with tasks ranging from the relatively simple, such as vegetation management and the handling of customer calls, to the complex, including turbine repair and large infrastructure projects. Although the benefits of utilizing contractors are often obvious, the dangers, […]

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