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Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Wind and Solar Defied the 2020 Economic Contraction in the US

February 18, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

Amid a historic economic contraction, renewable resources grew to account for a fifth of electricity produced in 2020, according to newly released data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, a coalition of clean energy, […]


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, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Doubling Down on a Centralized Grid Is More Expensive Without Distributed Energy

February 15, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

The economic, environmental and public health challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic and the climate crisis in 2020 continue unabated as we usher in a new presidential administration. And yet utilities across the United States are expecting to spend more […]


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

New York approves utility revenue sharing for battery storage systems

January 29, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

The companies building batteries in New York and eventually running the day-to-day operations of the storage systems won’t necessarily be Con Edison, National Grid, or any of the other utilities in the state. Instead, other companies will carry out the […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Two barriers to utility and customer savings with flexible loads and how regulators can help

January 6, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

Utilities’ ability to protect reliability in today’s rapid transition to variable, distributed generation faces two key barriers and regulators’ help is needed to overcome them. Advanced demand response (DR) can use the flexibility of customer-owned technologies to meet the balancing […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Five trends accelerating renewables convergence

December 29, 2020

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

Deloitte has focused on the top five trends fostering industry collaboration and presented a market outlook for 2021. Deal activity rises across the value chain as stakeholders consolidate positions – Renewable energy dealmaking will likely rise in 2021 as companies, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

PG&E’s Latest Energy Storage Procurement Includes Fleet of Behind-the-Meter Batteries

December 23, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Pacific Gas & Electric is asking state regulators to approve another massive round of energy storage procurements, including its first large-scale contract for behind-the-meter batteries to serve grid needs. The six projects announced Wednesday add up to 387 megawatts and […]


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 […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

FirstEnergy’s Carbon-Reduction Pledge Lacks Clear Path to Cutting Coal Use

November 11, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Ohio-based utility FirstEnergy is following the example of an increasing number of U.S. utilities in promising to reduce its carbon footprint to zero by 2050. But its reliance on its own coal-fired power plants in a region with relatively low […]