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Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Hawaii Will Power Its Clean Grid With 6,000 Home Batteries Installed by Swell Energy

January 18, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

Hawaii’s largest utility enlisted a new tool in its quest for a carbon-free electricity system: thousands of batteries installed in people’s homes. Hawaiian Electric won regulator approval for a $25 million plan to harness solar and batteries at 6,000 homes […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Two barriers to utility and customer savings with flexible loads and how regulators can help

January 6, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

Utilities’ ability to protect reliability in today’s rapid transition to variable, distributed generation faces two key barriers and regulators’ help is needed to overcome them. Advanced demand response (DR) can use the flexibility of customer-owned technologies to meet the balancing […]


Electric Utility, Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

2020: Europe’s Energy Transition in 5 Trends

December 30, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

With 2030 climate targets up for renewal, a new set of European commissioners in place, and the post-Brexit relationship to negotiate, this year was always going to be a big one for Europe’s energy transition. Here’s an outline of the […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Five trends accelerating renewables convergence

December 29, 2020

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

Deloitte has focused on the top five trends fostering industry collaboration and presented a market outlook for 2021. Deal activity rises across the value chain as stakeholders consolidate positions – Renewable energy dealmaking will likely rise in 2021 as companies, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Consent granted for the UK’s largest battery energy storage project

December 24, 2020

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

The project is more than ten times the size of the UK’s largest operational battery project and is set to be one of the world’s largest. It will provide fast-reacting power and system balancing to support the ongoing growth and […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

The search for the next net metering policy takes center stage in California

December 23, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

California’s long-awaited proceeding on distributed solar compensation may offer important answers to new questions about the costs of renewables that will come with the Biden energy transition. Net energy metering (NEM) compensates distributed solar owners for generation exported to the […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

PG&E’s Latest Energy Storage Procurement Includes Fleet of Behind-the-Meter Batteries

December 23, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Pacific Gas & Electric is asking state regulators to approve another massive round of energy storage procurements, including its first large-scale contract for behind-the-meter batteries to serve grid needs. The six projects announced Wednesday add up to 387 megawatts and […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

DOE Bans Utility Procurement of Chinese Equipment for Bulk Power System Security

December 18, 2020

Via: PowerMag

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a “prohibition order” in line with President Trump’s May 2020 broad bulk power system (BPS) security executive order (EO 13920) that will ban some utility procurement of specific grid equipment from China. When […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

US Large-Scale Solar On Track for a Record 2020

December 15, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

The U.S. solar industry hasn’t completely returned to its pre-pandemic prosperity, but solar has still grown enough to claim the greatest share of electricity generation installations in 2020. Solar has accounted for 43 percent of electricity-generating capacity additions in the […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Southeastern Utilities Launch Plan for Regional Energy-Trading Market

December 14, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

The U.S. Southeast’s biggest utilities have filed plans for a Southeast Energy Exchange Market, an electricity trading platform that they say could reduce power prices for about 50 million people and better integrate the region’s growing share of clean power […]