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Gulf Coast Still Reeling From Aftermath Of Hurricane Katrina

Thanks to Midwest utilities, regulators and a pair of unprofitable power plants, electricity customers in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana will get a lump of coal this holiday season. The owners keep running these plants at a big loss – projected at over $5 billion – resulting in higher electricity prices and polluting power that isn’t… Keep reading →

German Electricity Grid Insufficient For New Energy Needs

Captain Planet taught us that when our powers combine, we can defeat any villain. That’s hopeful news for those of us who want a livable planet for the future, because times are fraught: Our president has called global warming a “hoax,” withdrew the U.S. from a global climate agreement, and installed former fossil fuel lobbyists and CEOs to… Keep reading →

Gulf Coast Still Reeling From Aftermath Of Hurricane Katrina

AEP, one of Ohio’s largest utilities, just reached an exciting new milestone that takes the state further down the path to a clean energy economy. The utility has reached a settlement that will unlock millions in funding, lower pollution, avoid unnecessary electricity bill increases, and provide customers with more clean energy options. New benefits In AEP’s recent… Keep reading →

San Diego Gas and Electric has recently entered into contracts for five battery storage projects, which in total will provide 83.5 megawatts. California’s new energy storage mandate has helped inspire the motivation behind this new undertaking. The amount of energy provided by these projects is comparable to having over 5,000 all-electric long-range vehicles at your… Keep reading →

Two explosive growth markets are renewable energy (RE) and the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and both play a crucial role in creating value. The emphasis on how software and analytics can drive energy savings along with renewable energy and energy conservation measures (ECM) will be examined.  Companies, like Arkados, exist that operate in the solar (through its recently announced acquisition of SolBright Renewable Energy), LED lighting, and IoT markets.

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How do we compensate those who add clean electricity to our shared power grid? This fundamental question has affected the rate at which the U.S. has adopted, deployed, and put into use clean, distributed energy resources such as energy efficiency, batteries, electric vehicles, and rooftop and community solar. At the core of our new distributed… Keep reading →

Holiday Travelers Experience Heavy Traffic And High Gas Prices

Last week, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the largest municipal utility in the country, released the Equity Metrics Data Initiative (EMDI) “to track, measure, and report on how its programs are provided to all customers and residents of Los Angeles.” This data will help ensure the utility’s investments and programs are reaching… Keep reading →

German Electricity Grid Insufficient For New Energy Needs

U.S. energy regulators have scheduled a two-day technical conference to consider how state energy policies affect wholesale electricity markets.

DNV GL, an international consultancy group based in Norway, has claimed to have found the key to implementing grid-connected energy storage networks and systems. What has been called a “multi-stakeholder” approach involves different parties utilizing battery-stored energy at different times. This research has been conducted in conjunction with Peeks, a commercial aggregator in the business… Keep reading →

Julia St. Germain, Breaking Energy Staff

Parker Hannifin (NYSE: PH), an American energy company, recently announced the completion of the Cochrane energy storage facility, a project undertaken with AES Gener.  The partnership with the Chilean energy producer and supplier has resulted in a large plant located Mejillones, Antofagasta, Chile. The facility will provide spinning reserve and grid reliability services to Northern Chile, part of the Norte Grande Interconnected System. This system in particular primarily provides energy to the country’s mining operations, which take place in the north. The facility can provide 20 megawatts of energy storage.

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