Last month I wrote a provocative piece, "Climate Change Hysteria: Utilities Will Benefit," and sent it out to our Grid Optimization panel of experts. So enjoy these viewpoints from the United States and Europe, from academia and utilities. I certainly did....More
The organization I represent, the American Bird Conservancy (ABC), supports renewable energy development to address anthropogenic climate change, but has serious concerns about widespread bird mortalities caused by wind turbines....More
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Washington, D.C., say renewable energy tax credits have encouraged the start of construction of over 14,000 MW in wind-generation in the United States so far in 2014....More
The Department of Energy has issued a loan guarantee solicitation, making as much as $4 billion in loan guarantees available for innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the U.S. that avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gases....More
SEPA's new report, " Unlocking Advanced Inverter Functionality," explores the potential for advanced or "smart" inverters to enhance solar value, expand utility-customer services, and offer a business case for utility ownership....More
Hydro net generation was down more than 9% in the Western Electricity Coordinating Council, or WECC, region during the first quarter of 2014 compared to the average first-quarter net generation each year between 2009 and 2013....More
On-load tap changers are often the culprit when power transformers fail. Trouble with mechanical components and coking of contacts are frequently at fault. In this video, you can explore the design of some of the most commonly used tap changers and discover the strengths and weaknesses of each. You will also learn about options to repair or retrofit troublesome tap changes and maximize transformer life. Download the white paper, “Repair or replace? The $64,000 (or much more) question facing utilities,” for in-depth information on how to extend the life of your transformers.