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Public Utilities, Waste Management

Kawartha Lakes Holds Curbside Battery Recycling Days

October 20, 2022

Via: Waste360

Kawartha Lakes will be holding battery collection days from November 14th through the 17th. Residents will be allowed to bring batteries to the curb alongside their usual recyclables. Only A, AA, AAA, C, D, 9V, button batteries, and lantern batteries […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Regulators approve Georgia Power IRP and keep coal in the mix

July 22, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Georgia regulators approved the retirement and decertification of all Georgia Power-controlled coal units by 2028, with the exception of the 3,300 MW Plant Bowen. Regulators also approved 2,400 MW of capacity from natural gas power purchase agreements in the coming […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Battery storage behind the scenes: What U.S. companies need to know

June 27, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Exciting electrochemical storage technologies are emerging as the world races to meet bold climate-action goals designed to foster carbon neutrality and temper the long-term effects of global warming. Battery energy storage systems (BESS) are essential to this pioneering revolution as […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

White House Calls on Defense Production Act to Bolster EV Battery Supply

April 21, 2022

Via: PowerMag

When the White House signed an executive order to get to 50% electric vehicle (EV) sales share by 2030 while relying on American manufacturing, there were some serious concerns about whether the U.S. could make that many EVs, and then […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Arizona Regulator Rejects SRP’s 820-MW Aeroderivative Gas-Fired Expansion

April 14, 2022

Via: PowerMag

The Arizona Corporate Commission (ACC) has delivered a major blow to the Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District’s (SRP’s) urgent plans to expand the 575-MW gas-fired Coolidge Generating Station with 820 MW of fast-start capacity. The ACC in […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

TVA Power Plant Supplies Carbon from Flue Gas for Beneficial Use

January 20, 2022

Via: PowerMag

A power plant in Tennessee is the site of a project using carbon dioxide (CO2) to help manufacture carbon nanotubes (CNTs), which can be used in a variety of products from wind turbine blades to cellphone batteries to lightweight bicycle […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California’s Plan: Crowdsource Distributed Energy to Replace Grid Upgrades

February 5, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

California regulators are on the cusp of breaking open a long-awaited opportunity to enlist rooftop solar, behind-the-meter batteries and other distributed energy resources (DERs) to substitute for expensive grid upgrades. It’s called the Partnership Pilot, and according to DER developers, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

PG&E Plans Utility-Owned ‘Remote Grids’ for Isolated Communities

February 2, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

The threat of power grid-sparked wildfires is forcing California utilities to invest billions of dollars in hardening and monitoring their grids and to institute grid blackouts affecting up to hundreds of thousands of customers to reduce the risk of live […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California’s Interconnection Rules Open Doors to Flexible Solar-Storage, Vehicle-to-Grid Charging

September 30, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

California has more distributed energy resources (DERs) than any other state, pressuring it to find ways to integrate them into the grid. The interconnection rules that tell developers of rooftop solar, behind-the-meter batteries and electric vehicle chargers how much time […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

After Bold Promise, New Jersey’s Energy Storage Plan Remains a Mystery

May 27, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

New Jersey looked like the promised land for energy storage. The state already has the seventh-largest U.S. installed solar capacity, ahead of nearby New York and Massachusetts. Gov. Phil Murphy campaigned in 2017 on a clean energy platform that pushed […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

DoE Launches US’s First Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling R&D Center

February 19, 2019

Via: Waste Management World

To further its goal of moving toward closed-loop recycling for lithium-ion batteries, the U.S. Department of Energy has launched a research center, ReCell, at the Argonne National Laboratory. The use of lithium-ion batteries has surged in recent years, starting with […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

American Manganese Li-Ion Battery Recycling Tech Completes First Stages of Pilot Tests

February 15, 2019

Via: Waste Management World

Surrey, Canada based American Manganese Inc., has completed stages 1 and 2 of the Company’s lithium-ion battery recycling pilot plant operations which included the pre-treatment of feedstock material and a leach of the cathode active material. “It is exciting to […]


Electric Utility, Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Storage will replace 3 California gas plants as PG&E nabs approval for world’s largest batteries

November 9, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Approval of PG&E’s landmark energy storage solicitation is the most significant example to date of batteries taking the place of fossil fuel generation on the power grid. Energy storage has helped decrease the California’s reliance on gas for years, particularly […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Whole Foods to Pay for “Mishandling” Hazardous Waste

September 26, 2018

Via: Waste360

Whole Foods has been ordered to pay more than $1.6 million for mishandling hazardous waste throughout California. According to the district attorneys’ complaint, Whole Foods, Mrs. Gooch’s Natural Food Markets and WFM-WO Inc. mishandled hazardous wastes and materials throughout the […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Resilient Solar: New York and San Francisco Study Solar With Batteries as a Resiliency Solution

April 24, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

While Superstorm Sandy made energy resilience a priority, the devastating outage on Puerto Rico has taken it to a whole new level. Puerto Rico is only now approaching full power seven months after Hurricane Maria decimated the island, knocking out […]


Emergency Services

As energy storage explodes in New York, officials tackle safety measures

November 16, 2016

Via: Utility Dive

When smart phone batteries catch fire or laptop batteries explode on airplanes, it makes the news. So far batteries used to store energy at the residential and commercial level have avoided those headlines. But eventually there will be a problem. […]


Electric Utility

Survey: Batteries Still Can’t Give Consumers What They Expect for Backup Power

September 16, 2016

Via: Greentech Media

There are now more than 1 million solar systems installed on residential rooftops across America. That’s not some arbitrary milestone. It means that there are nearly as many solar electric systems serving U.S. homes as there are permanent backup generators. In […]