Tagged Power Plant

New NRDC tool calculates cost of electricity by resource & region

By Michelle Froese The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has launched a new tool that can help utilities, institutions, state, and local policymakers, and the public get better answers about the changing economics of today’s power sector. With NDRC’s new tool, users can elect a state and compare the cost of building and operating a…

On the Brink of Blackouts, Texas Makes Case for Power Plant Boom

By James McGhee I’m a big proponent of fixed-rate electric service plans. But with the current market conditions in Texas, I’m a down-right activist against indexed pricing! With ERCOT experiencing record demand this week, there’s a push for new power plans to enter the industry to help ensure there is adequate supply.With supply barely meeting…

Lightning strike and wind farm fault triggered blackout chaos #GBR

By National Wind Watch A technical fault at the world’s largest offshore wind farm was among a series of failures that resulted in Britain’s worst blackouts in a decade, according to initial analysis by National Grid. Hornsea One wind farm off the coast of Yorkshire and Little Barford gas-fired power plant in Bedfordshire both suddenly…

Arkansas Senator visits LM Wind Power plant for American Wind Week

By Michelle Froese U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, visited the LM Wind Power Little Rock plant this week to watch production of the giant turbine blades that drive wind farms throughout the region. The plant is an example of the good manufacturing jobs that wind…

6 Offshore Wind Farms the Size of Nuclear Power Plants

By [email protected] Everything about offshore wind just keeps getting bigger. Last month alone, New York awarded America’s single-largest renewables procurement to offshore wind, and General Electric unveiled the world’s largest-ever turbine nacelle, also for offshore wind. Offshore wind projects, meanwhile, are already exceeding the capacity (if not the capacity factor) of small nuclear reactors. There…

Nuclear energy bill won’t affect plans for wind farm #OH

By National Wind Watch BELLEVUE – The approval of a bill to save Ohio’s nuclear power plants won’t affect plans to place a wind farm in Erie and Huron counties. Apex Clean Energy wants to construct up 71 wind turbines in the two counties in with its Emerson Creek project. Its proposal is being reviewed…

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