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  • ERCOT, battered by winter storm fallout, sends out summer demand scenario (2021/05/07 23:55)
    Texas grid operator ERCOT, which nearly suffered a cataclysmic shutdown of the system during a winter storm earlier this year, said that electricity demand should hit all-time demand highs due to hot and dry weather this summer. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas’s release said it is identifying “low-probability, high-impact situations” similar to the February […]
  • Arizona commissioners shut down proposed rule on 100 percent clean energy by 2050 (2021/05/07 21:23)
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s utility regulators have rejected new rules that would have required most of the state’s electricity providers to get 100% of their power from clean energy sources by 2050 to limit carbon emissions and address climate change. The 3-2 vote by the Arizona Corporation Commission was a surprise because the plan was […]
  • Baker Hughes, Bloom Energy align on low-carbon generation, hydrogen initiatives (2021/05/07 18:56)
    A longtime oilfield services giant and fuel-cell technology developer are uniting for a future drive toward low-carbon power generation and hydrogen energy business. Baker Hughes and Bloom Energy have formed an alliance to collaborate on the potential commercialization and deployment of integrated low-carbon and H2 solutions. They will begin collaborating on potential customer engagements, launch […]
  • NuScale Power seeking capital as it plans commercialization of SMR nuclear (2021/05/07 17:29)
    Small modular reactor developer NuScale Power is exploring the next level of financing needed to accelerate commercialization of its next-gen nuclear technology. Oregon-based NuScale has retained Guggenheim Securities as its advisor on attracting capital to help it commercialize deployment of its SMR offering. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the NuScale design. “We are […]
  • Chelan PUD, GE team up for modernization of 624-MW Rock Island hydroelectric (2021/05/06 22:59)
    Hydro Review Chelan PUD and GE Renewable Energy have reached an agreement to modernize Powerhouse II at the 624-MW Rock Island hydroelectric project. The 42-year-old turbines will be rebuilt one by one starting in 2022, with expected completion of all eight in 2030. The cost is estimated at $210 million. The project is on the Columbia […]
  • Kairos Power to deploy salt-cooled reactor for TVA next-gen nuclear demonstration (2021/05/06 21:02)
    The Tennessee Valley Authority is showing its future commitment to carbon-free nuclear power by collaborating on a next-gen and smaller reactor technology demonstration. TVA and Kairos Power are planning to team up on deploying a low-power, salt-cooled reactor at the East Tennessee Park in Oak Ridge. Kairos Power, which grew out of multi-partner research efforts […]
  • EIA: Wind, solar elevated in 2020; coal, gas and biomass production dropped (2021/05/06 20:20)
    Wind and solar energy production rose in a year when every other resource fell due to environmental issues, the financial downtown or the COVID-19 pandemic which caused the fiscal fall. New stats on 2020 released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration indicates that renewable energy production surpassed coal for the first time since records were […]
  • Freeport LNG Train 3 put into commercial operation exporting U.S. natural gas (2021/05/06 18:50)
    A third liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction train has gone into commercial operation at the Freeport export terminal on the Texas Gulf Coast. Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) partners Zachry Group, Chiyoda International Corp. and McDermott International announced the beginning of commercial operations for Train 3 at Freeport. Zachry led the project from the beginning, […]
  • Ameresco completes EPC work on 9.2-MW Greek island wind farm (2021/05/06 17:13)
    U.S. renewable energy developer Ameresco has completed a utility-scale wind farm in a European nation which was the latest to announce its intention to pull away completely from coal-fired power. The wind turbine project at Xerakia Dilinata in Kefalonia, Greece has been completed and is in operation. It is Ameresco’s first wind project in continental […]
  • PSEG shedding solar assets as it holds on to carbon-free nuclear fleet (2021/05/06 00:09)
    New Jersey-based utility Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), which previously reaffirmed its commitment to maintain its nuclear fleet and divest of most other generation assets, has found a buyer for its Solar Source portfolio. The sale includes 467 MW in 25 solar facilities to Quattro Solar, an affiliate of LS Power. The Solar Source assets […]

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