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Energy Storage
New York utility regulators and the state’s grid operator this month took separate actions aimed at encouraging the wider use of energy storage.
Energy Storage
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently sided with the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency, allowing the joint action agency to use energy storage devices to reduce demand under a contract between NCEMPA and Duke Energy Progress LLC.
Customer Service
Rock Hill Utilities, a South Carolina public power utility that began using text messages as an outage notification tool in May, is now looking at expanding its use for other functions to save time and money.
Generation
In the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, EIA forecasts that electricity generation from hydroelectric power plants in the United States will increase by 4% in 2020 from 2019 levels to 280 billion kilowatt-hours, even with current drought conditions and extensive wildfires in the U.S., including the Pacific Northwest.
Distributed Energy Resources
Colorado Springs Utilities has signed a 17-year power purchase agreement for all the output of a 175-megawatt (MW) solar power project coupled with a 25-MW, four-hour battery energy storage system being developed by juwi.
Energy Storage
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is installing its first owned and operated, grid-scale, battery energy storage system near an industrial complex in Vonore, Tenn. The Vonore Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) will use lithium-ion batteries to store 40 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy, enough to
Cybersecurity and Physical Security
Staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the North American Electricity Reliability Corporation (NERC) have published a report detailing utility best practices for response and recovery from cyber attacks.
Cybersecurity and Physical Security
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is seeking comments on the potential risks to the bulk electric system posed by equipment and services produced or provided by entities identified as risks to national security.