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More Than 2.5 Million Without Power in Florida Due to Hurricane Ian

September 29, 2022

Via: PowerMag

More than 2.5 million electricity customers in Florida were without power early Sept. 29 as Hurricane Ian wreaked havoc on the state’s power grid and continued to cause damage with high winds and heavy rain, even after being downgraded to […]


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SaskPower targets two sites for possible nuclear power plants

September 27, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Save the date: 2029. That’s the year when Canadian utility SaskPower could decide whether or not to deploy one or more small modular reactors. As part of the utility’s planning and regulatory work, it identified two areas for further study. […]


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Transmission development key to Inflation Reduction Act’s climate potential: report

September 26, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

The report shows how reaching the emissions reduction potential of the Inflation Reduction Act, signed into law in August, depends on increasing the pace of transmission development. The law could cut annual U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by about 1 billion […]


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Taking DLN gas turbine hydrogen blending to the next level

September 26, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Climate change, energy independence, renewable power, the hydrogen economy, etc., are all terms used in recent years (or even decades) to describe the most important challenges of society today. While arguments are made over the proper direction to face these […]


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Can the Power Grid Handle More EVs?

September 26, 2022

Via: PowerMag

Only about 1% of the 250 million cars, SUVs, and light-duty trucks on American roads are electric vehicles (EVs). But that’s about to change. While it’s difficult to estimate future sales, an analysis by IHS Markit projects that up to […]


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Entergy to triple Louisiana’s renewable capacity with solar additions

September 23, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Entergy received approval from the Louisiana Public Service Commission to add 475 MW of solar, nearly tripling the company’s total renewable generating capacity in the state. Under newly approved contracts, the utility will receive power from four solar farms across […]


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Coal to sun: Regulators approve 460 MW solar project for Minnesota

September 19, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Regulators in Minnesota approved Xcel Energy’s Sherco Solar Project, a 460 MW plant that would be among the largest solar facilities in the upper Midwest. The Public Utilities Commission earlier had approved the site permit for the two-parcel facility in […]


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Episode 165: Climate Change Warriors Unite at Vanguard Renewables

September 19, 2022

Via: Waste360

Meet Neil Smith, CEO of Vanguard Renewables, a leading company in the development of organics-to-renewable energy projects. In this NothingWasted! episode, we spoke with Smith about renewable agriculture, the power of partnerships, Vanguard’s expansion plans, and more. Read on for […]


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Vegetation inspection, a challenge for utilities

September 15, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

In July 2022 the U.S. Department of Energy launched the operational phase of the grant program “Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid1”. This was just one of the actions planned as part of the “Building a […]


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Why the Solar Market Is Down and Why It’s Poised for a Comeback

September 8, 2022

Via: PowerMag

The forecast for U.S. solar energy installations in 2022 have been revised downward in a report published by Wood Mackenzie and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on Sept. 8, due in large part to supply chain constraints and an […]


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Biden Administration Targets Industrial Decarbonization Through Electrification, Low-Carbon Fuels, CCUS

September 7, 2022

Via: PowerMag

The Biden administration has laid out a comprehensive roadmap to help five energy-intensive manufacturing sectors reduce their fuel- and power-related carbon emissions and achieve net-zero by 2050. The pathways proposed for the iron and steel, cement and concrete, food and […]


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2 MW solar project provides new life for Illinois brownfield site

September 6, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Renewables developers Ameresco and Inovateus Solar have completed a 2.62 MW solar project at a former General Motors Powertrain Division Plant turned brownfield site in the US state of Illinois. The Danville solar system includes more than 6,600 solar modules […]


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Solar Project Forges a Bright Future for Colorado Steel Mill

September 1, 2022

Via: PowerMag

When the United Nations and other organizations began discussing how to make industrial processes more sustainable and environmentally friendly, the groups knew it would take buy-in from utilities, businesses, and communities to bring projects to life. Today, the “Greening of […]


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Here’s how to decarbonize the electric grid by 2035

August 31, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

A new report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) examines the types of clean energy technologies, along with the scale and pace of deployment needed for the U.S. to reach 100% clean electricity by 2035. The NREL study, Examining […]


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Ultra Safe Nuclear, Hyundai Engineering to explore high temperature reactor

August 29, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation, which is working to deploy a gas-cooled micro reactor, said it has a new supplier agreement with Korean EPC firm Hyundai Engineering Co. Hyundai Engineering would leverage its supplier network to procure materials and services to […]


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Inflation Reduction Act helps accelerate growth of green energy sources

August 26, 2022

Via: Waste Management World

On August 16 US president Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act. According to the White House this new policy will lower costs for families, combat the climate crisis, reduce the deficit, and ask the largest corporations to pay their […]


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Electricity generation from natural gas hit record high in July, EIA says

August 26, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Electric power generated from U.S. natural-gas fired plants reached 6.37 million MWh on July 21, a record high according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Hourly Electric Grid Monitor. The EIA said despite relatively high natural gas prices, demand for […]


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Ukrainian nuclear plant near fighting cut off from power grid

August 25, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Ukrainians are once again anxious about the fate of a nuclear power plant in a land that was home to the world’s worst atomic accident in 1986 at Chernobyl — and alarm only increased Aug. 25 when the plant operator […]


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New wind additions plummet in Q2, declining 77% from a year ago: S&P

August 25, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

New additions of U.S. wind capacity reached just 945 MW in the second quarter, falling 77% from the more than 4 GW that was installed during the same period last year, according to new data from S&P Gobal Market Intelligence. […]


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IEEE launches nuclear equipment certification program

August 16, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

IEEE and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) launched a new equipment certification program which aims to help the nuclear industry improve safety. The organization said the IEEE Nuclear Power Electrical Equipment Certification Program would help stakeholders by “implementing cost […]