Shetland wind power set to reach UK mainland via new HVDC link

Business Green

Major milestone reached for pioneering green grid project. Hitachi ABB Power and Grids is to build an HVDC converter station on Shetland and an HVDC switching station in Caithness on the Scottish mainland, connected via subsea power cables.

BNEF finds that hydrogen’s plunging price could boost its role in a carbon-free future

Renewable Energy World

News Wind Power Grid Scale Solar InfrastructureThe cost of producing hydrogen gas with renewables is likely to plummet in the coming decades, making one of the most radical technologies for reducing greenhouse gases economical.

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Siemens inaugurates world’s largest electrothermal energy storage system

Renewable Energy World

News Wind Power Grid Scale Storage Utility IntegrationSiemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) said that is has begun operation of its electric thermal energy storage system (ETES), a milestone in the development of energy storage solutions, according to the company.

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.

Australia in planning for multiple massive battery projects

Renewable Energy World

News Utility Scale Wind Power Grid ScaleFrance’s Neoen SA has outlined plans to build a giant renewables complex in South Australia, including battery storage with up to nine times more capacity than the Tesla Inc. design at its nearby Hornsdale plant, which is billed as the world’s largest lithium-ion battery.

Bermuda Electric Light Company installs 10-MW/5.5-MWh energy storage system

Renewable Energy World

The system provides up to 10 MW power for spinning reserves and frequency response to maintain grid stability and has a storage capacity of 5.5MWh, said the company. Energy Efficiency Microgrids News Wind Power Grid Scale SolarYesterday, energy storage company Saft said it delivered and installed a turnkey Energy Storage System to Bermuda Electric Light Company (BELCO).

Clean energy and markets are the solution (not scapegoat) for California’s blackouts

GreenBiz

14 and 15, the California electric grid operator made the incredibly rare decision to proactively shut off parts of the electricity grid, resulting in limited rolling blackouts affecting businesses and homes throughout the state. Electricity Grid.

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Consumers Are Playing a Big Role in Keeping the Lights On in California This Week

GreenTechMedia

After a massive heat wave in California that led grid operator CAISO to order its first rolling blackouts since the 2001 energy crisis on Friday and Saturday, the state has thus far managed to avoid further forced outages. Why did power plants drop offline?

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How Duke’s Unique Energy Landscape Dictates Its Path to Net Zero

GreenTechMedia

or the wind-rich Great Plains, or even those sharing the same Atlantic coastline. Some of those pathways move more dramatically toward closing coal plants or halting new natural gas power plants. Others rely on options like offshore wind that are untested in the U.S.,

Can the US Catch Up in the Green Hydrogen Economy?

GreenTechMedia

Experience with the roughly 25,000 fuel cell-powered forklifts in use in the U.S. will enable expansion to larger classes of vehicles, for example, and fuel cells being used for on-site power at data centers can serve as models for integrating hydrogen into large-scale generation.

‘Math Doesn’t Yet Add Up’ for Utility Decarbonization Goals: Deloitte

GreenTechMedia

Each still plans to build new natural gas power plants in the near term, despite the additional emissions they will cause. electric grid relies on fossil fuels for 63 percent of its generation, and according to the U.S. Stage 2: ‘reshape’ the demand side of the grid.

Funding the Next Generation of Efficient, Electric, Grid-Interactive Communities

GreenTechMedia

homes and commercial buildings consume roughly two-fifths of the country’s overall energy, three-fourths of all electricity, and account for most of the peak electricity demand that drives generation and power grid infrastructure costs.

By 2029, Half of New US Wind Installations Will Be Offshore

GreenTechMedia

The United States offshore wind industry is set to ramp up from near-zero today to as much as 25 gigawatts in 2029, according to new Wood Mackenzie research. That means offshore wind will capture almost half of the US market for new wind power installations by the end of the decade — if the industry can avoid potential permitting and transmission capacity challenges. In New England and New York, 80 percent of wind build through 2026 will be located offshore.

Boris Johnson: 'We are progressing with gale force speed on the green economy'

Business Green

Prime Minister takes swipe at 'people used to sneer at wind power 20 years ago' in speech that majors on green economy ambitions. Boris Johnson today gave arguably his biggest backing yet to the UK's burgeoning green economy, in a speech to the Conservative Party conference that placed wind power, green jobs, and clean technologies at the heart of his agenda to "build back better" from the Covid-19 crisis. But in the case of wind, without the carbon emissions.

Texas Utility CPS Energy Kicks Off Search for More Than 1GW of Clean Resources

GreenTechMedia

Responses will help inform options to meet its FlexPower Bundle plan, which envisions adding about 900 megawatts of solar, 50 megawatts of energy storage and 500 megawatts of “new technology solutions” to replace the need for buying natural-gas-fired power from outside power plants.

Duke Energy Lays Out Its Long-Term Clean Energy Pathways — and Price Tags

GreenTechMedia

All of the scenarios go well beyond Duke’s previous IRPs in leaning more heavily on solar, onshore wind and energy storage. The utility has also opened the door to offshore wind in its future mix. Big growth for solar and storage, possible role for offshore wind.

Startups Use Renewables-Rich UK to Test Power Electronics Technologies at Scale

GreenTechMedia

Over the past decade, a new class of digital power electronics has emerged that can shape, shift and control the flow of electricity on the power grid in ways never before seen. One of the things limiting these technologies, at least in the United States, is that most utilities don't yet face high enough penetrations of wind and solar to make them necessary. Perhaps the UK, which has set far more ambitious green goals for its island grid, may be a better fit?

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

GreenTechMedia

Dominion Virginia’s new integrated resource plan (IRP), announced Friday, represents a potentially historic shift for the state’s largest utility, which has seen previous plans rejected by Virginia regulators for their over-reliance on fossil fuel power plants and infrastructure to be paid for by ratepayers. The new plan, by contrast, sets out a goal of nearly 16 gigawatts of solar, more than 5 gigawatts of offshore wind, and 2.7

Media brief: The impact of clean stimulus measures on the U.S. economy following the 2008 downturn

Clean Energy Canada

Jobs spanned industries such as , renewable energy, energy efficiency, hybrid and electric vehicles, as well as advanced grid and energy storage. Following this, wind and solar were some the fastest-growing industries in the U.S. The clean-energy-related investments made following the financial crisis leveraged about $150 billion in private capital to match government investments in electric vehicles, energy efficiency, wind, biomass and other technologies.

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. It started in 2013 with a line-mounted device, the PowerLine Guardian, that proved it could throttle voltages in deployments with utilities on three continents — a useful task, but not the flexible power flow control it was aiming for. Over the past three years, utilities including National Grid in the U.K.,

Vistra, LS Power Top Winners in PG&E?s 420MW Storage Procurement

GreenTechMedia

gigawatt-hours of energy storage capacity, to meet its share of a statewide procurement that must be brought online by late next year to assure statewide grid stability. gigawatts of carbon-free resources to help meet grid reliability needs that will arise when four natural gas-fired power plants retire next year to reduce their environmental harm to coastal waters. First geothermal plant connected to a grid battery.

Green grid: Surging renewables and low demand cause UK power prices to plummet

Business Green

Sunny and breezy weather coupled with lower demand for power due to lockdown prompted negative electricity prices on Sunday. Low demand for power during the current coronavirus lockdown coupled with surging wind and solar generation caused electricity prices to plummet over the weekend, with some consumers on flexible tariffs even being paid to use their electricity, new data indicates.

Renewable power sent yet more UK records tumbling in 2019

Business Green

For the first time ever electricity from wind, solar, biomass and others made up more than a third of UK power last year, government data shows. Renewables such as wind, solar and biomass provided 37.1 Since 2004, renewables' share of UK power has risen tenfold.

A Quick Look at Alternate Energy for Your Business

Energy Refuge

With this awareness, businesses that consume large amounts of power or contribute to this pollution are looking at ways to reduce their carbon footprint. As a business, renewable energy isn’t out of your reach, even if it only augments your power use. Wind Energy. Wind energy is often thought of in fields of enormous wind turbines. Solar power uses an array of photovoltaic panels (PV panels) directed towards the sun.

Lessons Learned from Power Outages in California and Quebec

Green Market Oracle

Recent power outages in North America offer us an opportunity to reflect on the importance of reliable access to electricity. Extreme weather events are the leading cause of power outages. This includes storms that generate high winds and flooding, it is also due to drought that increase the likelihood of wildfires. In October millions of people in California endured protracted power outages. Extreme weather events support the case for locally generated clean power.

Sweeping Senate Energy Bill Could Come to a Vote This Week

GreenTechMedia

Senate will consider a bipartisan energy package this week that could be this year’s best legislative hope to increase federal funding for a number of energy technologies, from solar, wind and batteries, to more efficient fossil fuel-fired power and carbon capture. The bill also doesn’t include any extension of investment tax credits for solar power or federal tax credits for electric vehicles that were left out of the $1.37 Grid modernization. The U.S.

Clean energy and markets are the solution (not scapegoat) for California's blackouts

Business Green

14 and 15, the California electric grid operator made the incredibly rare decision to proactively shut off parts of the electricity grid, resulting in limited rolling blackouts affecting businesses and homes throughout the state.

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. The bill also doesn’t include any extension of investment tax credits for solar power or federal tax credits for electric vehicles that were left out of the $1.37 But it does include boosts in funding for key clean energy technologies, grid modernization and cybersecurity, and grid-scale energy storage.

Clean energy and markets are the solution (not scapegoat) for California’s blackouts

AGreenLiving

14 and 15, the California electric grid operator made the incredibly rare decision to proactively shut off parts of the electricity grid, resulting in limited rolling blackouts affecting businesses and homes throughout the state. Forced outages are a tool of last resort, employed in circumstances of incredible stress to the grid and done to protect against more widespread outages. 15, resulted in an electric grid unable to meet customer demand.

Clean energy and markets are the solution (not scapegoat) for California’s blackouts

AGreenLiving

14 and 15, the California electric grid operator made the incredibly rare decision to proactively shut off parts of the electricity grid, resulting in limited rolling blackouts affecting businesses and homes throughout the state. Forced outages are a tool of last resort, employed in circumstances of incredible stress to the grid and done to protect against more widespread outages. 15, resulted in an electric grid unable to meet customer demand.

Coronavirus, the stay-at-home workstyle, and cloud energy consumption

Business Green

Google, for example, can deliver seven times as much computing power today as it did five years ago, using the same amount of electrical power, according to a blog published by Urs Holze, senior vice president of technical infrastructure, in late February. The key to a 100 per cent renewable grid is a really responsive load," Michael McNamara, co-founder and CEO of Lancium, told me when we chatted earlier this year.

'This is not a bus plan': Wrightbus' Jo Bamford's vision for catalysing the UK's hydrogen economy

Business Green

And as such, after a lifetime working for the family firm, Bamford is now preoccupied with another intersection between heavy-duty kit and sustainability goals, namely passenger buses powered by zero emissions hydrogen fuel technology. Bamford parted ways from JCB in 2018 to found green hydrogen company Ryse Hydrogen and last year stepped into rescue the Northern Irish bus manufacturer Wrightbus, the company behind the world's first hydrogen-powered double decker, from administration.

What could a Biden presidency mean for climate change investing?

Business Green

These include installing 500 million solar panels and 60,000 wind turbines within five years. This incorporates roads and bridges, but also a green power grid and improved water infrastructure.