Tagged Power Plant

20-MW, 80-MWh Santa Ana battery storage project operational in California

By rodw Calpine and GE Renewable Energy this month announced completion of a 80-MWh standalone battery storage system in southern California. The Santa Ana Storage Project, which uses GE’s Reservoir energy storage technology, entered into commercial operation. The 20-MW, 80-MWh capacity is supported by a 20-year Resource Adequacy Power Purchase Agreement. Calpine, which traditionally has…

Four more solar projects announced in Duke Energy Florida territory

By Kelly Pickerel Duke Energy Florida just announced four new solar projects that will begin construction in 2022. The four new sites: The 74.9-MW Hildreth Solar Power Plant in Suwannee County, Florida, will use bifacial solar panels on trackers. The 74.9-MW Bay Ranch Solar Power Plant in Bay County, Florida, will use bifacial solar panels…

Energy and global warming

By Rafael Herzberg Energy and global warmingReducing emissions is a matter of humanity’s survival.But…the existing conversion processes of a large part of the uses we make of energy today are very inefficient. Two examples:* Gasoline, ethanol and diesel vehicles which account for the Brazilian fleet, convert only 20% of the chemical energy contained in the…

Extreme Weather Keeps Maxing Out the Grid

By [email protected] It’s been a very intense year for America’s power grid. Across the country, the electricity system just faced another stress-test as extreme heat taxed power plants and grid operators in the Pacific Northwest, Texas, and New York. Since 2000, outages across the U.S. have increased by 67%. Is the power system ready for…

SRP begins work to transition workers, economy away from coal

By Renewable Energy World Arizona’s Salt River Project (SRP) announced in January 2020 plans to close its Coronado Generating Station (CGS), a coal-fired power plant, no later than 2032 and to reduce its workforce by 40% by 2025. Last week SRP announced that it is putting together and economic transition plan to help the community…

Energy: cost increase x rationing

By Rafael Herzberg Energy: cost increase x rationingFor now in Brazil, Government officials point to a scenario in which the increase in regulated tariffs and deregulated power costs would be only but a natural factor to stimulate the reduction of power consumption.In the same token, the challenges posed by the current water crisis (reservoirs that…

Energy: creative countries

By Rafael Herzberg Energy: creative countriesAmerican electricity concessionaires for whom I consulted, positively surprised me!They re-invented themselves. They created very successful programs.Demand response and enabling very creative projects, to give two examples. One of these concessionaires built a power plant to generate electricity using natural gas from used aircraft turbines.They took advantage of the.. Click…

Albania launches first tender for wind power

By Elizabeth Ingram Albania launched its first tender for utility-scale onshore wind power plants today. Projects with a capacity of 10 MW to 75 MW can apply. Several projects will be chosen, according to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Total tendered capacity equals 100 MW, and this may be increased to 150…

Waukegan, Romeoville coal-fired power plants to shut down in 2022

By Joe Deely About time…. The coal closure list across the US keeps getting longer. Let’s get the rest of the coal plants in Illinois replaced by zero carbon sources. Click headline for full article Read Full Article Here For more great articles: The Energy Collective – The world’s best thinkers on energy & climate

Bechtel working with Drax to build biomass plants with carbon capture & storage

By Renewable Energy World Power plant engineering and construction giant Bechtel is partnering with a renewable energies company to explore the potential of bioenergy production sites combined with carbon capture and storage. The EPC firm announced its strategic agreement with Drax to create Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) plants around the world. The…

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