The cost of solar deployment, while declining, can still be a barrier for electric cooperatives and their members who want to develop community solar projects
Power utilities share many of the same supply chain vendors for equipment, software and services for their bulk electric systems, an industry trait that has been identified by malicious actors and is resulting in an increasing number of attacks on the power grid.
PJM forecasts peak demand at around 134,000 MW this winter and has more than 187,000 MW of resources that includes natural gas, coal, nuclear, hydropower, wind, solar and other resources
The energy generated by these U.S. projects will be equivalent to over 2,500 restaurants-worth of electricity.
PG&E filed for bankruptcy in January to deal with an estimated $30 billion in liabilities from wildfires that its equipment may have ignited in 2017 and 2018, including a wildfire last November that essentially wiped out the Northern California town of Paradise and killed 85 people.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas anticipates there will be sufficient installed generating capacity available to serve system-wide forecasted peak demand this winter and in spring 2020.
Under the terms of the agreement, RWE’s Broken Spoke Solar project, a 195.5 MW facility coupled with a 40 MW 2-hour battery energy storage device, will begin supplying power in late 2021.
Power generator and energy storage firm AES Corp. is expanding its alliance with Google to further develop renewable energy and digital transformation of the grid.
Located near Bakersfield, the 200 MW Sandrini Solar Park, which is anticipated to be operational in 2022, represents an estimated capital investment of more than $200 million and will generate enough clean electricity to annually power more than 91,000 average California homes.