In quest for bigger batteries, California mulls pumped hydro

Renewable Energy World

News Hydropower Wind Power Grid Scale Storage SolarAs the sun sets on California’s solar farms, a backup energy source deep in the Sierra Nevada Mountains springs to life.

Dominion Targets 24GW of Renewables and Storage in Move Toward Virginia’s Clean Energy Goals

GreenTechMedia

Dominion’s new IRP is driven by Virginia's Clean Economy Act passed earlier this year, which calls for 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2045 and sets targets for energy efficiency, energy storage, and in-state solar and wind power.

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Can Renewables Restart the Grid? The UK Investigates

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A British initiative is looking to dismiss the argument that renewables could topple the grid — by using distributed energy resources for a black start. “Past and current approaches rely on large power stations, but as the U.K.

Smart Wires Looks to Ease Transmission Grid’s Mounting Challenges with Digital Controls

GreenTechMedia

Over the past decade, Smart Wires has been taking on the novel challenge of digital controls for the high-voltage transmission grid. Over the past three years, utilities including National Grid in the U.K., Deployments in Europe, Australia to test power flow capabilities.

IRENA: Green energy-led coronavirus recovery would deliver $98tr boost by 2050

Business Green

Paris Agreement should serve as compass for post-Covid-19 recovery, argues International Renewable Energy Agency.

Massive Senate Energy Bill Falters

GreenTechMedia

A massive energy bill that could direct billions of dollars to renewable energy, energy storage and smart grid R&D and deployments faces an unclear future in the U.S. Grid modernization.