Storage

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) this week awarded Southern Company the electric utility industry’s most prestigious honor, the EEI Edison Award. Southern Company received the award for its portfolio of energy storage research and development (R&D) initiatives. “As we prepare Southern Company to succeed in the transition to a net-zero carbon future, our many energy...
Event Coverage

Private sector participation in the energy sector, small-scale hydro and mini grid opportunities, desalination as an option to secure water security and helping SSMEs with a toolkit are just some of the highlights of the Digital African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa agenda in November. The programme forms part of the upcoming ‘Digital Energy Festival for Africa’ which unites African...
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...
Wind Power

The recently released Roadmap for Wind Cybersecurity outlines challenges of cyber threats to the wind industry, its technologies and control systems and presents activities and best practices that the wind industry can use to improve cybersecurity. Funded by the Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO), the roadmap features written contributions from authors at DOE’s National Laboratories and is...
Solar

The results are in from a new wind and solar study commissioned by California’s three big investor owned utilities. The main takeaway: solar paired with battery storage is just as reliable as conventional fossil fuel power plants when it comes to delivering power when the grid needs it most.
Storage

Conventional fossil units have the most operational data on their outage statistics due to their long history. With the advent of wholesale energy and capacity markets, industry thought there is an added incentive for those units to keep up maintenance, resulting in lower outage rates. But the reverse is true. There is an increase in...
O&M

The AES Corp. will significantly up its stake in a Brazilian renewable energy co-venture, the U.S. power generation company announced Wednesday. Subsidiary AES Brasil will acquire an additional 18.5 percent interest in AES Tietê. Estimated price tag of the transaction with BNDES Participações is $246 million U.S. The financing is primarily secured through Brazilian banks....
Wind Power

East Anglia has cemented its position as a major center for renewable energy with the completion of the East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm – an incredible achievement, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. All 102 Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbines – situated 43km off the Suffolk coast – are now fully operational, with the capacity to...
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...