Tagged Power Plant

Great Britain’s electricity system has greenest day ever over Easter

By Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent Sun and wind generated 60% of all electricity on Monday, data showsGreat Britain’s electricity system recorded its greenest ever day over the Easter bank holiday as sunshine and windy weather led to a surge in renewable energy.The power plants generating electricity in England, Scotland and Wales produced only 39g of…

Con Edison virtual power plant will be set up in Queens with Swell Energy

By Kelly Pickerel Queens, New York, residents may be eligible for discounted solar + storage systems through Con Edison after it entered into a partnership with Swell Energy. Con Edison plans to have a virtual power plant managed by Swell Energy with solar powered home batteries. Con Edison’s Non-Wires Solutions procurement efforts, which include the…

Rooftop solar skyrockets if an alternative to monopoly utility models is employed

By John Farrell Originally published on ILSR.org Since rooftop solar became possible, electric utilities have struggled to incorporate it into their outdated business model. In recent years, this lag in utility recognition has become increasingly problematic, risking the health, environmental, and financial impacts of over-investment in large fossil fuel power plants. In over 30 states,…

Exelon to Split Generation Business From Its Regulated Utilities

By [email protected] Exelon Corp. announced plans Wednesday to separate its financially challenged nuclear power plant fleet and other generation assets from its multistate regulated utilities business. The plan, which will require approval from federal and state regulators, would separate Exelon’s six regulated electric and gas utilities, dubbed “RemainCo,” from its competitive power generation and retail…

Why even pristine Sweden struggles with green energy #SWE

By National Wind Watch As a world leader in renewable energy and a major exporter of low-carbon electricity, Sweden is among the green elite. Yet a cold snap provoked a political storm this winter when, in order to keep the lights on, the authorities started up a 52-year-old oil-fired power plant. A furious debate centered…

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