Daily Archives: June 14, 2019

Report details increasing presence of utility-scale battery storage systems

By Billy Ludt A shift toward utility-scale battery storage systems is gaining momentum nationally, finds a report published by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report — Advances in Electricity Storage Suggest Rapid Disruption of U.S. Electricity Sector — details upstart storage and storage-expansion projects in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Florida, Massachusetts,…

GLOBAL GAS FLARING UP 3%

By Vladimir Vinogradov WBG wrote.Newly released estimates from satellite data show global gas flaring increased by 3% in 2018 to 145 billion cubic meters (bcm), which is equivalent to the total annual gas consumption of Central and South America. Gas flaring, the burning of natural gas associated with oil extraction, takes place because of technical,…

What are the new trends in wind O&M?

By Michelle Froese Within the next couple of years, the wind operations and maintenance (O&M) industry is expected to hit a critical turning point. For the first time, operating expenses (OPEX) will eclipse capital expenditures (CAPEX). According to a 2018 IHS Markit Wind O&M Benchmarking report, an aging North American wind-turbine fleet will soon cost…

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