O&M

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Gas Technology Institute (GTI) announced this week that they are embarking on a five-year initiative to accelerate the development and demonstration of low-carbon energy technologies. With the increase of decarbonization goals from private companies and governments, existing technology is not enough to achieve these targets. The Low-Carbon Resources...
Bioenergy

This week, CleanBay Renewables announced that Kiewit Corporation will design, engineer and build CleanBay’s Westover bio-refinery which, using anaerobic digestion (AD), will recycle more than 150,000 tons of chicken litter annually and convert it into renewable natural gas and a nutrient-rich fertilizer product. Poultry litter is a mixture of poultry excreta, spilled feed, feathers, and...
Bioenergy

This week, Duke Energy announced a partnership with SustainRNG to harness renewable natural gas (RNG) on dairy farms, starting in the southeastern US. Duke Energy invested in a minority share of the company and retains the option to invest in future operating projects; however, the terms of the overall transaction were not disclosed. SustainRNG will...
Event Coverage

As a consequence of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, POWERGEN International and DISTRIBUTECH International will be postponed to March 30-April 1, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. “This has been a difficult decision but the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, speakers, employees and the wider public is...
Solar

Renewables continue to expand lead over coal & nuclear power Renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) produced significantly more electricity than either coal or nuclear power during the first five months of 2020, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of just-released data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). In May...
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...
Offshore

Renewable energy capacity investment showed great resilience in the first half of 2020, in the face of the unprecedented economic shock caused by the coronavirus, according to the latest figures from research company BloombergNEF (BNEF). Offshore wind financings in 1H 2020 totaled $35 billion, up 319% year-on-year and in fact well above 2019’s record full-year...
Energy Efficiency

This week, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia has become the newest member of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a market-based collaborative effort among Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states to combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector, while driving economic growth. RGGI members include Connecticut, Delaware,...