Power-to-Power Hydrogen Demonstration Involving Largest U.S. Nuclear Plant Gets Federal Funding

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2021 16:16:06 +0000

Palo Verde Generating Station, a 4-GW nuclear power plant in Arizona, is gearing up to produce hydrogen from a low-temperature electrolysis (LTE) system, and that hydrogen will then be used to fuel a natural gas–fired power plant owned by Arizona Public Service (APS). The innovative power-to-power demonstration led by PNW Hydrogen is set to receive […]

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How To Make Affordable EVs Even More Affordable, Utility Edition

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2021 16:48:03 +0000

Affordable EVs are getting even more affordable as utility companies seek new markets for electricity in the personal mobility sector.

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Xcel Scrapping Plan to Build New 800-MW Gas-Fired Plant

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2021 21:20:13 +0000

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Xcel Energy is pivoting from its plan to build a new 800-MW natural gas-fired power plant at the site of its Sherco coal-fired facility in Becker, Minnesota. Instead, Xcel plans to build two smaller gas-fired “peaker” plants, one in Minnesota and one in North Dakota, as part of a new initiative for the utility’s power […]

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Let’s Grade Your Utility’s Shopping Habits

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Tue, 04 May 2021 14:34:34 +0000

Evaluating three recent examples of all-source resource procurement by US utilities

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30 Times More Jobs From Rooftop Solar, Utility Filing Says

Credit to Author: John Farrell| Date: Mon, 03 May 2021 18:05:54 +0000

Originally published at ILSR.org In late 2020, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission asked the state’s electric and gas utilities to discuss what infrastructure projects they had in queue that could be accelerated to support the COVID-battered economy. Tucked into a proposal from Xcel Energy, the state’s largest electric company, was a comparison of two proposed […]

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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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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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