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Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Consent granted for the UK’s largest battery energy storage project

December 24, 2020

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

The project is more than ten times the size of the UK’s largest operational battery project and is set to be one of the world’s largest. It will provide fast-reacting power and system balancing to support the ongoing growth and […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Southeastern Utilities Launch Plan for Regional Energy-Trading Market

December 14, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

The U.S. Southeast’s biggest utilities have filed plans for a Southeast Energy Exchange Market, an electricity trading platform that they say could reduce power prices for about 50 million people and better integrate the region’s growing share of clean power […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Are utilities legally required to plan for climate change? ‘The devil is in the details.’

December 8, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

Panfil acknowledges that the report’s conclusion is “novel,” but also says “the novelty is one that doesn’t depart from core legal obligations and longstanding understandings of our legal system.” “To the extent there are obligations and requirements that entities avoid […]


Basic Services, Emergency Services

Gov. Cuomo proposes bill to ‘dramatically increase penalties’ for NY utility storm response failures

October 30, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

New York utilities are coping with the remnants of Hurricane Zeta and say they are always working to improve storm response. At the same time, the state is considering stricter penalties for potential failures. “After every storm we look for […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Solar PV installations to hit 115GW in 2020 says report

October 28, 2020

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

A new report released by analysts at Wood Mackenzie states that new solar PV projects are expected to hit 115GW this year, a 5% increase on installations in 2019. “The most severe of lockdowns have ended in almost all countries, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

So, What Exactly Is Long-Duration Energy Storage?

October 26, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Long-duration storage occupies an enviable position in the cleantech hype cycle. Its allure has proven more durable than energy blockchain, and its commercialization is further along than super-buzzy green hydrogen. Depending on who you talk to, long-duration storage technology can […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

IFC funds development of largest solar project in the Pacific

October 21, 2020

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

The $15 million in IFC funding is expected to take the island nation closer to its goal of sourcing 100% of its energy needs from renewable sources. The project will reduce the country’s dependence on imported fossil fuels and at […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Ontario utility to advance nuclear SMR development

October 9, 2020

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

The Toronto-based utility is doing engineering and design work with GE Hitachi, Terrestrial Energy and X-energy. SMRs, if built and commissioned, could generate anywhere from one to 300MWs of carbon-free energy into the grid and deployed at a fraction of […]


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 […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

New Renewables Developer Goes Back to the Future With Bet on Onshore Wind

October 7, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

At a time when the U.S. renewables market is tilting increasingly toward solar, offshore wind and battery storage, newly launched developer Triple Oak Power is going old-school with a bet on the future of onshore wind. Triple Oak, based in […]