Hosting Capacity Analysis Could Simplify Grid Interconnection For Distributed Energy Resources

Credit to Author: John Farrell| Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 17:35:31 +0000

Originally published at ilsr.org. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has required that Xcel Energy, the largest electricity provider in Minnesota, conduct annual hosting capacity analysis reports since 2016. These reports identify where the grid can accommodate additional distributed generation capacity (including rooftop and community solar) and the results are displayed on the company’s Hosting Capacity Map. Minnesota […]

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New Solar Farm Piles Even More Green Onto Green Energy

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2021 21:05:43 +0000

Green energy gets a green makeover when new solar farm combines farming with solar panels and community benefits, too.

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Much More Rooftop Solar From An Alternative To Monopoly Utility Models

Credit to Author: John Farrell| Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 18:35:16 +0000

Originally published on ILSR.org Since rooftop solar became possible, electric utilities have struggled to incorporate it into their outdated business model. In recent years, this lag in utility recognition has become increasingly problematic, risking the health, environmental, and financial impacts of over-investment in large fossil fuel power plants. In over 30 states, monopoly utilities submit […]

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How Cities Are Electrifying The Auto Market — Carsharing

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2021 20:09:55 +0000

It’s no secret that transportation is the largest source of carbon emissions in the United States. So it’s not surprising that, besides promoting the use of public transit, biking, and walking, cities are also embracing electric vehicles (EVs) in their quest to cut carbon emissions. But some are thinking outside of the box: In addition to electrifying municipal fleets, many of […]

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GE Gas Turbines Will Replace Coal at Colorado Plant

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2021 14:09:01 +0000

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GE Power LM2500XPRESS aeroderivative gas turbine package

The plan to retire the last coal-fired units at a power plant in Colorado has moved a step closer to completion, with the announcement that Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) has chosen General Electric (GE) technology to keep the plant operating at least temporarily as a gas-fired facility. GE on Feb. 10 announced that six of […]

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GE Gas Turbines Will Replace Coal at Colorado Plant

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2021 14:09:01 +0000

The post GE Gas Turbines Will Replace Coal at Colorado Plant appeared first on POWER Magazine.

GE Power LM2500XPRESS aeroderivative gas turbine package

The plan to retire the last coal-fired units at a power plant in Colorado has moved a step closer to completion, with the announcement that Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) has chosen General Electric (GE) technology to keep the plant operating at least temporarily as a gas-fired facility. GE on Feb. 10 announced that six of […]

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GE Gas Turbines Will Replace Coal at Colorado Plant

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2021 14:09:01 +0000

The post GE Gas Turbines Will Replace Coal at Colorado Plant appeared first on POWER Magazine.

GE Power LM2500XPRESS aeroderivative gas turbine package

The plan to retire the last coal-fired units at a power plant in Colorado has moved a step closer to completion, with the announcement that Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) has chosen General Electric (GE) technology to keep the plant operating at least temporarily as a gas-fired facility. GE on Feb. 10 announced that six of […]

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How to Move America to Electric Vehicles

Credit to Author: Rocky Mountain Institute| Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2021 00:33:43 +0000

There is one action the new Biden administration can take that, more than anything else, will set the United States on a more successful course to electrifying the cars and trucks we drive: to communicate a bold vision of what transportation electrification looks like in

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Colorado Approves $110 Million Transportation Electrification Plan

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 20:31:02 +0000

Xcel Energy will deploy approximately 20,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at residential, commercial, and public sites across Colorado, under a $110 million plan formally approved by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission this week

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Watching The Baseload Paradigm Fail

Credit to Author: George Harvey| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:50:20 +0000

Because of the nature of baseload power plants, only supplying enough to cover the base load, other plants have to be put online to cover any demand above the base load. These include load-following plants, which are more costly to run. In the old days, many of these ran on oil. Nowadays, the fuel of choice is natural gas, though the design of the plant is a different from that of a gas-fired baseload plant

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