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Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Pennsylvania issues guidelines on using energy storage to boost distribution grid reliability

April 9, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

On August 24, 2023, the PUC agreed to develop a policy statement that includes a definition of energy storage assets and resources and clarifies when such resources can be deployed and who should own them. At a public meeting on […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Virtual Power Plant Network Supports the Grid and Compensates Customers

April 3, 2024

Via: PowerMag

Sunnova Energy International Inc., an adaptive energy services company, announced continued investments and expansion to its virtual power plant (VPP) network, providing increased reliability, reduced emissions, and lower costs. With its VPP investments, Sunnova is boosting accessibility in California, Connecticut, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Apex Clean Energy enters joint venture to own U.S. energy storage projects

January 22, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

Under the new joint venture — funded 60% by SK and 40% by Apex — the latter will oversee the construction and operations of the Great Kiskadee project, as well as future energy storage projects it will own. By combining […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

The POWER Interview: Innovation, Data-Driven Solar Solutions Key to Grid Stability

December 18, 2023

Via: PowerMag

Growth in the solar power sector is being driven not only by ever-larger utility-scale farms, but also by growth in distributed generation. This smaller-scale use of solar energy is being supported as more homeowners and commercial and industrial (C&I) businesses […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

The energy storage space is heating up. Here are some of the technologies making a dent.

December 5, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

Achieving the Biden administration’s goal of decarbonizing the power sector by 2035 will require a slew of energy storage technologies beyond just lithium-ion batteries, and multiple players are bringing new technology solutions to the market to fill that gap. Lithium-ion […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California’s storage portfolio could provide grid benefits of up to $1.6B per year by 2032, report finds

June 20, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

Lumen’s study takes a closer look at the operations, costs and benefits of storage resources in California – largely lithium-ion batteries, but also including thermal energy storage and other battery chemistries. These resources range from 25 kW to 300 MW, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Green Mountain Power aims to lift cap on popular residential energy storage programs with Tesla, others

May 16, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

Green Mountain Power has asked Vermont regulators for permission to lift the cap on its popular residential energy storage programs to expand customer access to battery backup power. GMP’s Powerwall program, in partnership with Tesla, and its Bring Your Own […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utilizing Data Is Key for Top Grid, Power Plant Performance

May 1, 2023

Via: PowerMag

There are many reasons utilities and power plant operators need to enable advanced analytics to better utilize data. It could start with better load forecasting with real-time updates, supporting both power plant operations and the electricity grid. Data also is […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Europe Ramps Renewables, Looks for New Gas to Reduce Reliance on Russia

May 1, 2023

Via: PowerMag

European countries have moved quickly to adopt new energy sources after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. Governments have reduced imports of Russian-produced energy, with demand for natural gas in the European Union (EU) dropping by 13% last year […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Battery storage market predictions are trickier than ever

March 7, 2023

Via: Power Engineering International

Much of the current movement to decarbonize the grid involves installing many gigawatts of battery-based energy storage. Lithium-ion technology is leading the way with breathtaking advances that are addressing everything from improved performance to strategies to mitigate the risk of […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

CPS Energy procures natural gas, solar, storage capacity

February 13, 2023

Via: Power Engineering International

San Antonio-based CPS Energy has secured approximately 650 MW of natural gas, solar and energy storage to finalize its FlexPOWER Bundle Initiative. The FlexPOWER Bundle initiative aims to further diversify CPS Energy’s power generation mix, adding up to 900 MW […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

EIA: Solar to make up more than half of new U.S. capacity additions in 2023

February 6, 2023

Via: Power Engineering International

Solar will make up more than half of new U.S. electric generating capacity additions in 2023, according to the latest analysis from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Developers plan to add 54.5 GW of new utility-scale electric-generating capacity to […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Investment in energy storage jumped 55% in 2022 as funds shifted from private equity to public markets

January 24, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

Investor interest in energy storage is growing — and probably hasn’t yet peaked, according to Mercom Capital Group. While overall corporate funding for energy storage increased to record levels in 2022, venture capital invested in energy storage declined by a […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Power Sector Seeks Solutions for Supply Chain Issues

January 3, 2023

Via: PowerMag

Power generators have faced challenges the past few years when it comes to sourcing equipment, and in some cases workers. The fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, notably issues with supply chains, still ripples across the industry. Some of the logistical […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

How the Inflation Reduction Act is changing the energy storage supply chain

December 15, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

To meet its ambitious climate goals, the U.S. must develop 100 gigawatts (GW) of energy storage by 2030. While energy storage capacity in the U.S. tripled last year, the market has only made a small dent with just more than […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Developers, power plant owners to boost US utility-scale battery storage capacity nearly fourfold by 2026: EIA

December 13, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

Developers and power plant operators expect to be using 1.4 GW more battery capacity by the end of the year than in October. From 2023 to 2025, EIA forecasts another 20.8 GW will come online. More than 75% of the […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

New Jersey’s last operating coal plant imploded

December 12, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

A former coal-fired power plant in New Jersey was imploded earlier this month as the state moves aggressively to adopt clean energy policies. Starwood Energy demolished the former Logan Generating Plant and announced plans for a new $1 billion venture […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Dominion Energy proposes new solar, storage in Virginia

October 17, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Dominion Energy has proposed nearly two dozen new solar and energy storage projects, according to new filings with Virginia regulators. If approved by the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC), the projects will provide more than 800 MW of electricity. Ten […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

GM takes on Tesla, others; launches unit focused on energy storage, solar and vehicle-to-grid charging

October 11, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

General Motors will expand its commitment to electric vehicles with the creation of a new business unit called GM Energy, which will offer vehicle-to-home and vehicle-to-grid charging, stationary battery storage, solar products, software applications and cloud management tools for retail […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

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 […]