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Category: Oil & Gas


Electric Utility, Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

PG&E plan to reserve temporary generators for wildfire season has groups worried about diesel use

March 31, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

Utility reliance on diesel generation to power communities during wildfire-related power shut-offs has been an area of concern for regulators for a while now. PG&E deployed six such shut-offs last year and in January, Senior Vice President and Chief Risk […]


Basic Services, Electric Utility, Emergency Services, Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

California’s Latest Demand-Side Emergency Plan Draws Criticism From Providers

March 10, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

“Disappointing.” That’s how a range of clean energy advocates and demand response providers are describing the California Public Utilities Commission’s latest plan to prevent a repeat of the state’s August 2020 rolling blackouts this coming summer. The proposed decision (PDF) […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

How Siemens Energy is Targeting the U.S. Green Hydrogen Opportunity

March 1, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

Green hydrogen is both an untested and potentially vital way for renewable energy-powered grids to store their intermittent power for later use, not just for hours at a time, but for days, weeks or seasons ahead. Most of the early-stage […]


Electric Utility, Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Looking for Fixes to What Broke the Texas Power Grid

February 22, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

After a week of the country’s worst power grid collapse in decades — an event that’s taken a dreadful toll in dozens of lives lost and billions of dollars in economic damage — the lights are back on in Texas. […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

ENGIE produces renewable gas from solid non-recyclable waste

February 15, 2021

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

The milestone was reached at the utility’s GAYA semi-industrial Research & Development facility in Saint-Fons (Rhône), France. Since its launch in 2010, the project has been supported by the French agency for ecological transition ADEME. As part of the project, […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

GE Gas Turbines Will Replace Coal at Colorado Plant

February 10, 2021

Via: PowerMag

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 […]


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 […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Oil & gas majors unite to agree energy transition principles

December 18, 2020

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

The oil and gas sector has a great deal of work to do to decarbonise and as the drive to net zero picks up pace, there is simply no choice but to place climate ambitions at the centre of all […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Utility regulators wake up to the long-term risks of gas

December 9, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

Throughout this year, a subtle but meaningful shift has occurred within utility regulatory agencies across the country. Multiple states have opened official proceedings investigating the future of gas distribution in their state. This could be the beginning of a significant […]


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 […]