We Should Drive EVs To Use Extra Electricity Capacity

Credit to Author: Rocky Mountain Institute| Date: Thu, 14 May 2020 21:07:51 +0000

The need to decarbonize our economy presents new opportunities to increase electricity demand beneficially. And doing that — particularly by electrifying transportation — has never been cheaper or easier to do than it is now

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The POWER Interview: Utilities Find Opportunities in Distributed Energy

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 07 May 2020 16:29:40 +0000

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The growth in renewable energy, along with new forms of power generation not dependent on transmission via the traditional grid, has created new business opportunities for both legacy generators and start-up power producers. BOND, a Massachusetts-based company founded in 1907, is today a fifth-generation construction management and civil and utility general contracting firm, providing services […]

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Electric Trucks, Buses, & Fast Chargers Need Innovative Electricity Rates From Utilities

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Tue, 05 May 2020 11:05:21 +0000

Charging an electric truck or bus at a fleet depot — or an electric car at an apartment, workplace, or a public fast-charging station — should be far cheaper than filling up on gasoline or diesel. Unfortunately, that’s often not the case at sites that receive electricity under utility rates designed for commercial buildings and industrial operations that don’t reflect the flexible nature of electric vehicle (EV) charging. Fortunately, a newly-released report explains how utilities can remedy that mismatch by offering rates designed for commercial EV charging

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GE, Siemens, Utilities Take Hits From Coronavirus

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2020 17:03:05 +0000

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U.S. power plant operators continue to change procedures at their facilities, including pushing back scheduled maintenance, due to lockdowns and quarantines associated with the coronavirus pandemic. The changes are impacting companies such as General Electric (GE) and Siemens, which are major service providers to power plants, at a time when these global companies already are […]

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2020: A Moment of Truth for Utilities

Credit to Author: Paul DeCotis| Date: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:00:54 +0000

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The start of a new decade marks a critical moment for utilities. As the pace of change accelerates, industry leaders are facing choices that will determine which companies prosper in the new competitive landscape and which languish as slow-growth commodity businesses. West Monroe’s 2020 Energy and Utilities Outlook provides a guide to planning for a […]

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Check Out This Electric Vehicle Total Cost Of Ownership Calculator

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 19:44:14 +0000

We’re quite fond of running and publishing total cost of ownership forecasts here, whether comparing the Tesla Model 3 with the BMW 3 Series, comparing the Tesla Model Y with the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S, or comparing the Volkswagen ID.3 with the Volkswagen Golf

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FERC, NARUC Want Utility Workers Designated as ‘Essential’

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:06:25 +0000

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Two agencies aligned with the power generation industry, including the group representing state public service commissioners who regulate utility services, including energy, telecommunications, and water, are asking state regulators to designate utility company workers as essential to the nation’s critical infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the National Association […]

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Congress grants Duterte special powers to fight virus

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 01:00:45 +0000

(UPDATE) CONGRESS granted President Rodrigo Duterte special powers to tap P275 billion of unused public funds to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) epidemic. Twelve senators on Tuesday dawn voted to pass on third and final reading Senate Bill (SB) 1418 or the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act” jointly authored by Senate President Vicente Sotto […]

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New Solar Energy Innovation Network Teams Announced

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 03:00:10 +0000

Washington, D.C. — Today the U.S. Department of Energy announced that eight teams have been selected to participate in the second round of the Solar Energy Innovation Network, a program that supports multi-stakeholder teams pursuing new applications of solar energy and other distributed energy resources in unique locations and contexts

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