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Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Are renewables really sustainable?

July 13, 2021

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

This is not about naming and shaming, as clearly an inclusive energy mix is desirable and renewables, as well as nuclear energy offer much cleaner options than their dirtier generation counterparts. However, it is vital that in our haste to […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Togo unveils its first renewable energy project

June 24, 2021

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

The project was financed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) as part of efforts to help address energy poverty in Togo. IRENA and the ADFD provided $15 million in loan funding […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

US sets another record quarter for solar installations

June 21, 2021

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

With the new record, solar accounted for 58% of all new electric capacity additions made in the US as renewables represented 100% of all energy additions made during the first quarter of 2021, according to the US Solar Market Insight […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California utilities object to fossil fuel requirements in proposed 11.5 GW procurement package

June 15, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

The CPUC’s proposals aim to ensure that California has adequate resources to maintain grid reliability during the middle of the decade, after the roughly 2,200 MW Diablo Canyon nuclear plant is retired by 2025. In addition, more than 3,700 MW […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

How voltage optimization helps utilities learn more about their grid

June 14, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

Many electric utilities are deploying advanced voltage optimization (VO) technology for energy conservation: VO can save up to 4% of the energy supplied to a grid. Deployment of VO technology can illuminate existing grid issues, and addressing those areas can […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Chile receives its first cryogenic energy storage facility

June 14, 2021

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

The system, a first for the joint venture between UK long duration energy storage solution developer Highview Power and Chilean backup generation provider Energía Latina SA, marks its launch into the regional market with a long duration storage solution. The […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

How transmission efficiency standards can help utilities achieve sustainability goals

June 7, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

For those of us active in the power delivery business, it’s hard not to be reminded daily how important our jobs are delivering reliable, affordable and clean electric power. Our industry is taking more heat for climate change (pun intended) […]


Basic Services, Electric Utility, Public Transport, Public Utilities

Nevada passes clean energy bill requiring state to join RTO, accelerating $2B transmission project

June 2, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

SB 448, introduced by state Sen. Chris Brooks, a Democrat from Las Vegas, advances Nevada’s goal to reach 100% carbon-free resources by 2050, set in a 2019 bill that also raised the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard to 50% by 2030. […]


Electric Utility, Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Coal Substitutes Touted as Way to Keep Coal-Fired Power Plants Open

June 1, 2021

Via: PowerMag

The move away from coal-fired power generation has supported the growth of other technologies to produce electricity. Discussions often revolve around renewable resources such as solar and wind, or the increased use of natural gas. Another technology also is looking […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Market Prospects Heating Up for Cryogenic Energy Storage

June 1, 2021

Via: PowerMag

Highview Power, developer of a cryogenic energy storage system, in April selected MAN Energy Solutions to provide the liquid air energy storage (LAES) turbomachinery train for its 50-MW/250-MWh CRYOBattery facility that is under construction in Carrington Village, just outside Manchester […]