Citing the advantage of adding more solar energy at a lower customer cost, Xcel Energy submitted to state regulators a plan to add up to 150 MW of large-scale solar resources in its Upper Midwest service territory by the end of 2016....More
To address the Hudson Valley’s formidable near- and longer-term electricity challenges, it is not enough to simply bank on new and improved transmission lines bringing power from upstate New York downstate to address cost and reliability challenges....More
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory has completed a study to understand how wind power technology can assist the power grid by controlling the active power output being placed onto the system....More
The Federal District Court in Kansas last week approved a consent decree between the Board of Public Utilities of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and the Sierra Club concerning alleged air pollution violations from BPU's coal burning facilities....More
The U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman last month joined with officials from Clemson University to dedicate the nation’s largest and one of the world’s most advanced wind energy testing facilities in North Charleston, South Carolina....More
Dominion Virginia Power will install more than 2000 solar panels on the rooftop of Canon Virginia Inc.'s Industrial Resource Technologies facility in Gloucester, making it the largest roof solar system in the Commonwealth....More
Using inexpensive materials configured and tuned to capture microwave signals, researchers at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering have designed a power-harvesting device with efficiency similar to that of modern solar panels....More
As the government encourages more alternative energy installation such as wind and solar, what are the utility companies doing to assure their grids can handle the expansion of the solar generating farms?...More
The California Independent System Operator Corporation Board of Governors approved changes that will help power plant developers better react to changing business conditions that trigger the downsizing of projects, many of which are often highly scalable renewable generators....More
Smart inverters are imperative to integrating large amounts of renewable energy and realizing the many environmental benefits of these resources, while maintaining the vital integrity and reliability of the system that millions of people rely on every day....More
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has confirmed to Southern California Edison that the NRC has identified flaws in how Mitsubishi Heavy Industries used its computer codes to design the failed steam generators at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station....More
Renewable energy projects in the United States experienced a banner year in 2012, with wind deployment adding a record 13,124 MW of capacity and solar adding 3,313 MW of solar photovoltaic capacity....More
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