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Commentary from Industry Pros
I was pretty certain that Texas would be encountering severe problems because of the fluctuations in their wind energy generation.
Currently there's a fundamental debate taking place in the energy industry over which approach to demand management provides the most value, and it's an important discussion because utilities need to consistently justify the time and effort they put into any energy management program.
NERC's Risk-Based Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program: Recommendations for Policy Transfer and ImplementationThis paper provides an introductory exposition of NERC's Risk-Based Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program (CMEP) oversight approach in the light of organizational policy recommendations to consider as the process begins and unfolds.
Massachusetts' Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SREC) are an unquestioned success, creating green jobs and clean energy while protecting taxpayers. As the program enters its second phase, it's time for Governor Baker to reaffirm the state's commitment to a sustainable economic future.
The electricity industry is undergoing rapid changes in response to policy push as an outcome from climate change concerns and disruption pull from products and solutions such as distributed energy resources and demand response.
AESP Attendees Get Schooled in EPA's 111(d): The Time is Now To Develop Plans to Incorporate Energy Efficiency Into Compliance PlansEnergy efficiency must play a key role in state plans to implement an EPA rule created to cut carbon pollution, and should be fully integrated into the state's overall compliance plans, an expert panel told attendees of the Association for Energy Services Professionals annual meeting this week.
In 1987, there were approximately 175 investor-owned utilities. Little or no consolidation had occurred since the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 broke up Samuel Insull's empire and effectively granted federal protection to utility companies against mergers.
The solar industry, like any other, is continually motivated to push its technologies forward. However, our industry has unique demands that catalyze innovation, particularly with regard to inverters. It is both the type of demands and the sheer number of them that make the solar industry unique in this regard.
As the United States and countries across Europe cope with mothballed coal and gas-fired power plants, nuclear phase-out, and the integration of renewables into the energy mix, the problem of decreased available peak generation capacity will continue to escalate.
The nation of South Africa has long been the leading economic power of Sub-Saharan Africa. At the present day, the nation generates some 90% of its electric power from coal, including a recently built new generation clean coal power station rated at over 4,000MW of output. Some of South Africa's thermal power stations operate courtesy of advanced air-cooled condenser technology that originated in the research of Engineering Professor Kroger at Stellenbosch University, located near Cape Town. The quest to secure future electric power has led South African officials to engage in discussions with energy officials in both Congo and Ethiopia.