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Energy Storage
North Carolina’s energy storage market could grow to more than 1,000 megawatts by 2030, according to a report released by researchers at N.C. State University and N.C. Central University.
The Platte River Power Authority Board of Directors on Dec. 6 unanimously passed a resource diversification policy calling for a 100 percent non-carbon energy mix by 2030 provided key advancements are achieved that would enable goal attainment. The policy directs Platte River management to
California public power utility Sacramento Municipal Utility District has turned to x-ray technology to help ensure the health of its power system.
Electric Vehicles
In an effort to boost the use of electric vehicles in New York, the New York Power Authority, investor-owned utilities and state agencies are seeking approval of a plan to spur the installation of public direct current fast charging stations.
Electricity Markets
The U.S. Senate on Dec. 6 confirmed Bernard McNamee to join the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as a Commissioner.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Dec. 6 proposed revisions to the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards for new, modified, and reconstructed coal-fired power plants.
Disaster Response
Nick Lawler, general manager of Massachusetts-based public power utility Littleton Electric Light and Water Departments, detailed how the Northeast Public Power Association mutual aid network kicked into gear in late November to assist a public power town in New Hampshire and a Vermont cooperative after they were hit by wind and snow.
Electricity Markets
A new Electric Reliability Council of Texas Capacity, Demand and Reserves (CDR) report shows that the planning reserve margin for summer 2019 is forecasted to be 8.1% based on resource updates provided to ERCOT from generation developers.