A report released by the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) has outlined many of the concerns electric cooperatives have about the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan....More
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
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.
For more information on this topic, download the free white paper: The age of the new energy miner: unearthing new options for grid reliability in the era of coal retirement.