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Reliability
There should be sufficient resources to meet electric power demand over the next 10 years, except in two areas, according to a new report from the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC).
Distributed Energy Resources
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is working on two projects designed to show how “transactive energy” can help efficiently manage distributed energy resources such as rooftop solar.
Energy Storage
Solar and energy storage company 174 Power Global and investor-owned New York utility Con Edison on Dec. 16 announced the signing of a seven-year dispatch rights agreement for the development of a 100-megawatt battery storage project, the East River Energy Storage System, in Astoria, Queens.
Distributed Energy Resources
Ames Electric Services in Iowa is providing support for a mobile microgrid project initiated by the Iowa National Guard.
Disaster Response and Mutual Aid
Public power officials in a Dec. 3 webinar hosted by the American Public Power Association discussed how the public power community is preparing for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.
Energy Storage
OUC—The Reliable One is looking forward to combining two research projects to test and demonstrate the possibilities of energy storage technologies, including hydrogen storage, that could be used to smooth out intermittent power from solar resources.
Energy Efficiency
Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company, the joint action agency for municipal utilities in Massachusetts, is expanding its residential demand management program, “Connected Homes.” Beginning this month, select wifi thermostats have been added to the program for all participating municipal light plants.
Electricity Markets
The House and Senate on Dec. 14 reached a deal on a bipartisan, bicameral energy bill that includes several provisions that the American Public Power Association supports.