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Rhode Island Charts a Course for a Cleaner Grid

Tue, 25/09/2018 - 18:45
Rhode Island is a small state with big energy ambitions. Like many states, however, those ambitions are complicated by an outdated electric grid.

Michigan Utilities Upgrade Pumped Storage Plant ahead of Renewable Push

Tue, 25/09/2018 - 18:30
The Ludington Pumped Storage Plant along Lake Michigan could play a bigger role on the grid as utilities use more variable renewables.

U.S. Government Awards $27.7M for Long-duration Storage Projects, Research, and Prototypes

Tue, 25/09/2018 - 18:18
Last week the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced 10 projects that will receive funding through a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program called Duration Addition to electricitY Storage (DAYS). The projects seek to provide up to 100 hours of energy storage.

Understanding Low-Cost, Long-Duration Energy Storage Technology: A Primer

Tue, 25/09/2018 - 15:08
Energy storage has become an everyday element of grid planning and energy network management – driven by technology advances, proven benefits, and steadily falling prices. As storage goes mainstream, it’s no longer unusual to see deployments in the tens of MWh. Although about 95 percent of operational storage in the U.S. is in the form of pumped hydro, which can store massive amounts of energy cheaply for days, virtually all of the remaining storage resources are lithium-ion batteries.

Need a Residential Solar or Storage Permit? Soon There May be ‘an App for That’

Mon, 24/09/2018 - 17:54
Solar industry unveils campaign to streamline solar permitting.

Alabama Power Seeks Renewable Energy

Mon, 24/09/2018 - 16:51
Alabama Power said last week that the utility is seeking proposals to meet future energy and reliability needs, including proposals for potential renewable energy projects.

Future Robo-taxis Could Charge Themselves and Help Balance the Electric Grid

Mon, 24/09/2018 - 14:00

Electric robo-taxis are a real possibility. Trends in transportation, energy, and demographics indicate that future vehicles will operate autonomously, run on electricity rather than fossil fuels, and be shared instead of privately owned. But before everyone can carpool in self-driving electric cars, we need places to charge them.

California Clean Energy Mandate Comes at Utilities' Expense

Mon, 24/09/2018 - 13:00
California’s ambitious push for clean energy will be a tough lift for utilities and potentially their bondholders.