Hydropower Industry Launches Major International Project to Demonstrate Flexibility

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:15:32 +0000

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In a new attempt to secure a concrete role for the international hydropower industry within the decarbonization movement, several utilities, equipment manufacturers, universities, research centers, and consultancies have scaffolded to demonstrate how modern hydropower plants can provide flexibility to markets that are increasingly inundated by variable generation like wind and solar. On Dec. 10, the […]

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Connecticut Gives Go-Ahead for 804-MW Offshore Wind Project

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:51:50 +0000

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Vineyard Wind’s 804-MW Park City project was given the go-ahead by Connecticut officials on Dec. 5, with regulators saying Vineyard’s bid in an offshore wind solicitation was “lower than any other publicly announced offshore wind project in North America.” Vineyard Wind competed against other groups in the bidding, including developers backed by Ørsted and Shell. […]

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Decarbonization: Utilities Leading the Way

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2019 05:00:00 +0000

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Decarbonization is a word that seems to be used quite regularly these days. For the power industry, it refers to the shift in electric generating resources from carbon-heavy coal to carbon-free nuclear or

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Is Carbon Pricing the Key to a Clean Energy Future? [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2019 14:37:30 +0000

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The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) has proposed incorporating the social cost of carbon into the wholesale price of electricity. According to an October-released study conducted by the consulting firm Analysis Group, “A carbon price in NYISO’s competitive wholesale power markets can help deliver New York’s clean-energy transition in faster, cheaper, more reliable, more […]

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A Review of Global Power-to-Gas Projects To Date [INTERACTIVE]

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2019 10:45:52 +0000

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According to experts from Technical University of Applied Sciences (OTH) in Regensburg, Germany, who recently reviewed the world’s existing power-to-gas (P2G) hydrogen and methane projects, about 143 P2G projects have operated since 1988 in 22 countries. Only 56 hydrogen and 38 methanation projects were active in 2019. While the existing fleet mostly comprises pilot or […]

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THE BIG PICTURE: The Need for Power Flexibility

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2019 05:00:29 +0000

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In its November 2019–issued World Energy Outlook, the International Energy Agency (IEA) suggests that if countries pursue currently stated policies, the combined generation share of wind and solar photovoltaic could surge from 7% today to 24% in 2040. This very steep ramp-up of variable renewables will undoubtedly require an emphatic focus onflexibility—the ability of power […]

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Renewable Power Generation on Rise in Turkey

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2019 05:00:00 +0000

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The market for renewable energy in Turkey has been growing since the country enacted a “Renewable Energy Law” in 2005. Progress has been steady and has ramped up in recent years after renewable energy

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Floating Offshore Wind Buoyant on New Developments, Projects

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2019 05:00:00 +0000

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Floating offshore wind made a remarkable splash this fall. As two much-watched projects sailed toward construction, optimism about the industry’s accelerated growth was buoyed by projections from the

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POWER Digest [December 2019]

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2019 05:00:00 +0000

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Israeli Group Supports Construction of 1.3-GW Gas-Fired Plant. The Israeli National Infrastructure Committee on Nov. 4 approved a plan to build Israel’s largest privately run power plant, saying the facility

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China Ramping Renewables, and Building More Coal Plants

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2019 16:00:24 +0000

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Officials in China in 2017 said the country—the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases—would move away from coal-fired power generation. They promptly canceled more than 100 coal power plant construction projects. But coal remains king in China, which in the past two years has added 43 GW of coal-fired generation capacity, according to a report […]

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