Tagged Generation

California Shifts $100M in Behind-the-Meter Battery Incentives to Low-Income Communities

By [email protected] Amid massive wildfires, rolling blackouts and the continued threat of large-scale grid outages, California is shifting more than $100 million of its $1.2 billion Self-Generation Incentive Program budget to help low-income communities install about 100 megawatts of stalled behind-the-meter battery projects. The shift won’t tap the $613 million in SGIP funds earmarked for…

The Conundrum of the North American Lithium-Ion Battery Supply Chain

By James Greenberger Electricity unattached to the grid will power the technologies that shape the 21st Century. Unless and until fuel cells, green hydrogen and other electricity micro-generation technologies mature, advanced batteries, and in particular lithium-ion batteries, are likely to be the source of much of that power.Where those batteries are made and who makes…

A Blockchain-Enabled Smart Meter for Clean Power Trading?

By [email protected] Blockchain’s energy sector applications range from the highly speculative — think peer-to-peer energy-trading using cryptocurrency raised in initial coin offerings — to more incremental efforts, grounded in the real-world challenges of operating an increasingly decentralized power grid. The latter describes how utilities and energy market operators are applying blockchain as a distributed ledger…

NIPSCO finalizes plans for 900 MW of new Indiana solar power

By Kelsey Misbrener Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO), a subsidiary of NiSource, announced that it will bring an additional 900 MW of solar power to Indiana with the Dunns Bridge I, Dunns Bridge II and Cavalry Solar Energy Centers as part of the company’s long-term generation strategy. NIPSCO has finalized three build transfer agreements…

Borrego Solar developing 55-MW, 8 project PV portfolio in Maine

By Billy Ludt Borrego Solar has announced eight new projects in municipalities across Maine, consisting of 55 MW of solar installations located in Manchester, Orland, Randolph, Strong, Turner, Windham, Blue Hill and Millinocket. The Borrego portfolio represents the largest award from Portland-based Competitive Energy Services’ (CES) Distributed Generation Consortium initiative. CES issued a request for…

Funding the Next Generation of Efficient, Electric, Grid-Interactive Communities

By [email protected] U.S. homes and commercial buildings consume roughly two-fifths of the country’s overall energy and three-fourths of all electricity, and account for most of the peak electricity demand that drives generation and power grid infrastructure costs. Each of these statistics points to different solutions for reducing buildings’ carbon footprint. Shifting heating from fossil fuels…

South Korean biomass lawsuit a warning to Europe

By FORESIGHT Contributor Solar players in South Korea have filed an unprecedented legal challenge against the government for its support of biomass generation. As the European Commission prepares to reopen its own Renewable Energy Directive, Joojin Kim, from Seoul-based NGO Solutions for Our Climate explains the background to the South Korean case Burning wood as…

DOE Awards UAMPS $1.355 Billion for NuScale SMR in Idaho

By Dan Yurman DOE Cost-share Award of $1.355 billion Approved for UAMPS NuScale SMR in IdahoFramatome and General Atomics In Joint Effort to Build Fast SMRCanadian Government Invests in SMR Commercialization PlanTerrestrial Energy USA and Centrus Energy Partner on Fuel Supply for IMSR Generation IV Nuclear PlantsTerraPower To Work with Bechtel On Natrium Reactor ProjectBulgaria…

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