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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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  • The long-awaited IEEE standard that paves the way for more energy storage on a smarter grid

    Aug 12, 2020 01:46 PM

    As the grid evolves and more distributed energy resources (DERs), like solar and energy storage, are added, the dynamics of the grid are becoming more complex. As we look towards a future where renewable energy supplies a large proportion of electricity, new “grid support” functionality in DERs (including inverters) will be important to help ensure that the grid functions reliably.

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  • FERC staff to Congress: HV transmission essential to reducing carbon, deploying renewables

    Aug 12, 2020 01:43 PM

    As states and utilities add higher levels of renewable energy to their systems, better interregional transmission will become essential in order to maximize the value of those resources, some clean energy advocates say. Increased electrification as well as growing demand for renewable energy will require transmission investments of $3 billion to $7 billion per year through 2030, according to the Brattle Group.

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