Tag: hydro

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Energy Security, Climate Change Initiatives Endure with Surprise U.S. Senate Deal

July 28, 2022

Via: PowerMag

The inclusion of an estimated $369 billion in energy security and climate change investments in a July 27–unveiled U.S. Senate budget reconciliation proposal has prompted jubilation from a range of energy sectors. Less than two weeks after negotiations on clean […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

ERCOT, MISO Warn of Potential Power Supply Shortfalls

May 6, 2022

Via: PowerMag

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) over the past week separately expressed concerns about power supply uncertainties in the face of upcoming warmer-than-normal temperatures. MISO raised an alarm on April 28 when […]

Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Top 10 Power Industry News Stories of 2021

December 29, 2021

Via: PowerMag

Mitsubishi Power is developing a 40-MW class gas turbine that can directly combust 100% ammonia under an initiative that responds to heightened global decarbonization ambitions, as well as Japan’s recent roadmap for ammonia fuel. The Yokohama-headquartered power equipment firm, a […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Hydropower with floating solar holds massive potential for Africa

February 4, 2021

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

The installation of floating photovoltaics (FPV) in existing hydropower reservoirs however, could provide solar electricity to help compensate for hydropower production losses during dry periods. It would also reduce evaporation losses while helping to sustainably satisfy the current and future […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Public Safety Power Shutoffs: How Utilities Could Partner

February 3, 2020

Via: PowerMag

On the morning of Nov. 8, 2018, the Camp Fire erupted 90 miles north of Sacramento, California (Figure 1). This fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history, ultimately causing 85 fatalities. The fire started under Pacific […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Proposed bill would include large hydro, nuclear in California’s renewable portfolio standard

January 23, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

California established its RPS program in 2002, requiring at the time that renewable resources make up 20% of electricity retail sales by 2017. However, the program’s targets have changed over the years; the state passed Senate Bill 100 in 2018, […]