A study released by economists at global consulting firm The Brattle Group finds that utility-scale solar photovoltaic systems in the U.S. are significantly more cost effective than residential-scale (rooftop) PV systems...More
When electric customers install solar on their rooftops, some fixed costs required for running the grid can go unrecovered. Our IdeaXchange Xperts weigh in on how to best adjust for this deficiency....More
A report prepared by The Brattle Group for the Advanced Energy Economy Institute finds that high penetration levels of renewable generation are not only technically feasible but are already being managed...More
A new report concludes that the United States' overall fuel mix five years from now will not be dramatically different from the current mix. The report also says that natural gas will continue to be the leading generation resource at the end of 2020, according to the American Public Power Association....More
This paper is an exploration of European networks costs (as paid for by end consumers of power - in this case the residential sector but in principle outcomes also apply to the commercial and small industrial sectors) how these vary and the linkages,...More
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced that 11 tribal communities will receive nearly $6 million to accelerate the implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies on tribal lands....More
Florida Power & Light Company has filed a petition with the Florida Public Service Commission to request approval to acquire a power plant that it has had under a long-term contract to purchase power since 1988....More
Chances are, you are already well aware of the onslaught of coal plant shutdowns due to environmental concerns, regulations and the capital cost of upgrading aging assets. With systems primarily built around coal plants, especially in the East, how does a power plant maintain grid stability in light of these shutdowns? Learn how FACTS devices, such as static VAR compensators, provide overall grid stability and voltage control, saving utilities time and money.
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