Category: Oil & Gas

Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Duke Energy Pursuing Sweeping Changes to Generation Mix

October 15, 2020

Via: PowerMag

Doubling down on its net-zero efforts, Duke Energy will retire all coal-only units in the Carolinas, multiply its renewable portfolio, and cease emitting methane in its natural gas business by 2030. The company made the announcements on Oct. 12 at […]

Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

MISO integrated utilities lost $492M from 2016-2019 via uneconomic coal dispatch: market monitor

October 9, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

Regulated utilities are less incentivized to dispatch their coal plants economically in the market because they can more easily recover losses incurred through their regulated rate base, studies have previously shown. Resources are dispatched into the market based on price […]

Oil & Gas, Public Utilities, Waste Management

DOE Supports CCUS Retrofit for San Juan Coal Plant

October 6, 2020

Via: PowerMag

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a report that says retrofitting the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station (SJGS) in New Mexico with carbon capture technology would bring more jobs and tax revenue to the region than replacing the […]

Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

The 5 Biggest US Utilities Committing to Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

September 16, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Over the past three years, some of the country’s biggest utilities have been committing to a goal that few may have predicted they’d undertake on their own: weaning themselves off carbon-emitting generation by 2050. Driving this sea change in long-term […]

Electric Utility, Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

After Scrapping Gas Pipeline, Duke Looks to Plug Hole With Renewables, Grid Investments

August 10, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Duke Energy on Monday reported a $1.6 billion charge related to abandoning the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The utility also laid out how its renewable energy and grid modernization plans will fill in the capital-investments hole left by the canceled multibillion-dollar […]

Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

EIA Details Impact of Coal-to-Gas Switching

August 5, 2020

Via: PowerMag

U.S. utilities have made a significant move away from coal-fired power generation in the past decade, evidenced by a continuing stream of announced coal plant retirements. That transition has been partly driven by new generation from renewable resources, such as […]

Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

BP to Build 50GW of Renewables by 2030, Cut Fossil Fuel Output by 40%

August 4, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

BP will cut its oil and gas output by 40 percent by 2030 and increase its low-carbon investment tenfold by then, the company announced Tuesday as it begins to detail its 2050 net-zero strategy. BP, which first revealed its net-zero […]

Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Future-Proofing Gas Generation for the Coming Carbon-Free World

July 20, 2020

Via: PowerMag

Is gas generation quickly going down the same path as coal? Will gas power generation built today be abandoned in 30 years? How can you be serious about climate change and still build gas power generation? As governments, utilities, and […]

Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Berkshire Hathaway strikes $10bn deal with Dominion Energy for natural gas assets

July 8, 2020

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

If completed, the divestment would focus Dominion more intently as a state-regulated “pure-play” utility power provider, according to the company’s statement. The Berkshire Hathaway unit is acquiring more than 7,700 miles of natural gas storage and transmission pipeline and about […]

Oil & Gas, Public Utilities, Public Water System

City of Boulder and Western Disposal to Cut Transportation-Related Emissions

June 30, 2020

Via: Waste360

The City of Boulder is partnering with Western Disposal for the sale of renewable natural gas (RNG) generated at the city’s Water Resources Recovery Facility (WRRF). The RNG, which will be produced from biogas, which is derived from the breakdown […]