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  • 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Hydropower

    Aug 27, 2020 02:13 PM

    The National Hydropower Association designated Monday, August 24, 2020, National Hydropower Day in the U.S. In honor of the occasion, POWER is highlighting a variety of things many people may not know about hydropower.

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  • Energy sector divided over transmission incentives for voluntary cybersecurity investments

    Aug 27, 2020 02:12 PM

    Opinions on new transmission incentives largely hinge on whether a party stands to profit or pay for the enhanced security measures. But whichever way FERC goes, experts say the federal government will almost certainly take some action to boost grid resilience.

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  • WoodMac: 2020s Will Be the ‘Decade Of Hydrogen’

    Aug 27, 2020 02:09 PM

    Falling costs and growing project pipelines will ensure the 2020s are the “decade of hydrogen,” according to new research from Wood Mackenzie. Over the past 10 months, the global green hydrogen project pipeline has swelled from 3.5 gigawatts to more than 15 gigawatts. Green hydrogen is considered by many to be a vital component of any credible net-zero carbon plan, and it can be used to decarbonize a number of industrial processes and heavy transport.

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  • Ensuring DER inclusion in capacity markets may require a rethink of resource adequacy

    Aug 27, 2020 02:08 PM

    The growth of distributed energy resources (DERs) has increased the urgency of finding solutions to new complexities introduced by rising penetrations of variable renewables.

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  • ERO Enterprise Extends Self-Logging Program Expansion and Deferment of On-Site Activities

    Aug 21, 2020 02:30 PM

    In May, the ERO Enterprise released guidance that provided additional regulatory relief related to registered entities’ coronavirus response and temporarily expanded the Self-Logging Program. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the ERO Enterprise is extending this expansion through December 31, 2020, to allow all registered entities to self-log instances of potential noncompliance with minimal or moderate risk related to their coronavirus response.

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    NRECA, DOE to showcase diverse uses of storage technology with 4 battery installations

    Aug 21, 2020 11:00 AM

    The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) announced on Monday plans to install four rural battery storage projects around the nation with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy.

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    Propelling the transition: The battle for control of virtual power plants is just beginning

    Aug 21, 2020 09:30 AM

    As virtual power plants develop, there is a growing debate about the degree to which the future of distributed energy management will be controlled by large utilities or third-party aggregators.

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  • Could Congress Commission a Government Agency Like WAPA to Build CSP?

    Aug 12, 2020 02:14 PM

    The USA seems like the most unlikely nation to nationalize a clean energy resource for the public good. So when one of the Democratic candidates announced a plan to do that, it was easy to dismiss the concept as pie in the sky. But in fact, a US government agency was once given a mission to do exactly that. In the 2030s, WAPA – the Western Area Power Administration – was set up to market and deliver “clean, renewable, reliable, cost-based, federal” hydroelectric power – back at a time when hy​

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  • $1B power line fight could thwart Northeast CO2 plans

    Aug 12, 2020 02:12 PM

    A $1 billion proposed power line is creating a political maelstrom that could have broad repercussions for New England's plans to slash greenhouse gas emissions. The New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) would bring hydropower from Canadian dams into Maine and Massachusetts. The governors and utility regulators in both states say it is an important project for zeroing out emissions from the power sector by 2050 — a goal of both states. The line is opposed both by environmentalists who say ​

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  • Dominion reaches agreement on South Carolina renewables + storage tariff to better integrate resources

    Aug 12, 2020 02:11 PM

    Dominion serves about a third of South Carolina, Danny Kassis, vice president of customer relations and renewables for Dominion Energy South Carolina said, and has over 800 MW of utility-scale solar in the state. "One of the things that we have been looking at for some time had been the benefits of storage to address some of the challenges with integrating a significant amount of intermittent resources like solar," Kassis added.

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