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Investigation into Texas freeze highlights natural gas failures, frequency of cold weather events

The joint report issued by FERC and NERC cited freezing and natural gas fuel supply issues as the two largest causes for the disaster.

CPS Energy, Hyundai, OCI Solar sign MOU to test storage pilot with recycled EV...

San Antonio municipal utility CPS Energy is partnering with a solar firm and global automobile group to develop a large-scale energy storage testing project from recycled electric vehicle batteries. The memorandum of understanding between CPS,...

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.
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Illinois House OKs zero-carbon power plan, Senate is next

The legislation requires a $700 million subsidy to keep the state’s nuclear power-plant fleet afloat, and includes provisions that would close coal plants in central and southwest Illinois, invest in renewable energy such as wind and solar and a $4,000 rebate to encourage the purchase of electric vehicles.

Illinois Senate passes energy deal governor says falls short

A massive energy policy overhaul aimed at making Illinois a fully renewable-energy state by 2050 cleared the Senate early Wednesday despite objections from Gov. J.B. Pritzker and groups who want more environmental and consumer protections.

Technology providers work with Australian grid operator on DER market design trial

Today, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), Australia’s power system and market operator, announced the architecture and technology partners for Project EDGE, a new initiative that will enable distributed energy resources (DER) to provide...
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What would you do with an interactive model of the entire US electricity system?

A group of investors are betting more than $21M that utilities, project developers, regulators policymakers and financial institutions will use Kevala's tool to make better decisions about how to plan for a net-zero future.
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G&W Electric’s new microgrid includes bifacial solar, a flow battery and a flywheel

The microgrid will provide more reliable and resilient power during seasonal peak demands and power outages by leveraging a combination of solar, G&W Electric switchgear, FLISR, batteries, and a flywheel.
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Two Calif school districts and a transit authority tap ENGIE for fleet electrification

ENGIE North America, through its various subsidiaries and affiliates, announced today new K-12 fleet and transit agency customers: El Monte Union High School District (UHSD), Grossmont Union HSD and Victor Valley Transit Authority.

Connecticut regulators plan major growth in battery storage, EV charging

Connecticut regulators have finalized new rules paving the way for a major expansion of battery storage and electric vehicle charging, part of a broader effort to modernize the state’s electric grid.