Biden’s proposed tenfold increase in solar power would remake the US electricity system

I think the grid of the future will need much higher levels of transmission, energy storage and programs that encourage customers to shift the times when they use power to periods when it’s most abundant and affordable.

Study: Clean energy developers are unfairly burdened with transmission upgrade costs

The analysis focused on a representative sample of network upgrades in the MISO and SPP regions. Even with conservative assumptions, ICF found significant system-wide benefits in two-thirds of the upgrades evaluated — benefits that other users of the shared system are receiving at little to no cost.
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Reactive Technologies raises $15M to support electric grids powered by renewables

The company’s technology supports the electric grid in regions where the addition of renewables is leading to destabilization because of low inertia.

They’re not blown away by NJ’s offshore wind power plans

New Jersey is moving aggressively to become the leader in the fast-growing offshore wind energy industry on the East Coast, but not everyone is blown away by those ambitious plans.

Utility’s green energy plan fuels debate in Kansas, Missouri

Kansas' largest electric company expects to make its first big investments in solar energy over the next three years and promises zero net carbon emissions in 2045.

Equinor taps Nokia and NetNordic to deliver a 5G-ready private LTE network

Yesterday, Nokia announced it has collaborated with systems integrator, NetNordic, to enter into a frame agreement with Equinor, one of the world’s leading producers of oil, gas and wind power, to deliver a private 4G and...

Germany, Norway flip switch on $2.4B undersea energy link

Germany and Norway inaugurated a new undersea cable Thursday that directly links the two countries' electricity networks, a project that has been described as a key step in Europe's effort to shift away from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

West Texas to get three new large-scale battery storage systems

Burns & McDonnell said on Monday that it was selected by LG Energy Solution and Sustainable Environmental Renewable (SER) Capital Partners to provide engineer-procure-construct (EPC) services for three 10-MW/20-MWh lithium-ion, stand-alone battery energy storage...

Tri-state G&T getting greener with purchase of electricity from 104-MW Crossing Trails Wind Farm

Commercial operations have commenced at EDP Renewables North America’s 104-MW Crossing Trails Wind Farm. Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is the project’s sole offtaker, through a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with EDPR NA....

New tool could improve grid reliability in the face of extreme events

PNNL releases ExaGO open-source grid modeling platform for large-scale power grid analysis and optimization