Geothermal

Energy Cast is a podcast featuring some of the top experts across all links in the energy industry chain, including renewables, generation and more! Jay Dauenhauer created the show and has been hosting Energy Cast for several years. Click below to listen to the full episode: I have been a huge geothermal supporter.  It’s renewable,...
Hydropower

Large-scale hydropower capacity additions in China, and elsewhere constructed by Chinese companies, will help offset the falling share of hydro globally between 2019 and 2030. According to data and analytics company GlobalData, the share of hydropower in several major countries is estimated to continue falling but most of the largest upcoming hydropower plants are either...
Baseload

Wheelabrator Technologies announced that its fourth waste-to-energy, Wheelabrator Kemsley, has entered full commercial operation following a successful commissioning phase throughout early 2020. Wheelabrator Kemsley is a combined heat and power facility with a baseload electricity capacity of 49.9 MW (gross) / 44 MW (net) power, which will be provided to U.K. homes and businesses. The...
Hydrogen

Global power generator Uniper will work with General Electric on a long-term goal of decarbonizing the utility’s gas-fired power plants and gas storage facilities. GE Gas Power and Uniper will explore, assess and develop technology options for the gas-fired units. Those options include a wider use of carbon-free hydrogen in GE turbines and compressors at...
Hydropower

BC Hydro confirms that a worker at its 1,100-MW Site C hydro project work camp in Fort St. John, British Columbia, tested positive for COVID-19. The worker arrived from Alberta on July 13, and BC Hydro says this person immediately self-isolated after receiving their test results from Alberta Health Services on July 15. Northern Health...
Solar

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Board of Directors adopted a climate emergency declaration, committing to working toward the goal of delivering carbon neutral electricity by 2030. The utility said it has previously helped to pioneer renewable energy programs and standards. In 2018, SMUD reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 50% from 1990 levels. Furthermore, SMUD...
Storage

FirstLight Power, operator of the Northfield Mountain energy storage facility and other hydroelectric, solar and energy-storage assets in Massachusetts and Connecticut, has named Alicia Barton its new chief executive officer, effective Aug. 3. Barton previously served as President and CEO of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for three years as...