Archive: Commentary

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Electric Vehicles—Subsidies for an Environmental Pretender

On May 22, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the American Public Power Association (APPA), and two groups representing U.S. and foreign automakers sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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The Power Grid’s Great Transition

POWER has been reporting for many years on changes taking place in the power generation mix around the globe. Renewable energy, such as wind and solar generation, has been growing steadily in most parts of the

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5 Key Takeaways from FERC’s Recent Energy Storage Order

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) recent Order 841, “Electric Storage Participation in Markets Operated by Regional Transmission Organizations [RTOs] and Independent System Operators

December 2000—Milledgeville, Ga.: About 35,000 gallons of wastewater laden with coal ash is released from Georgia Power’s Plant Branch into Lake Sinclair when a mechanical failure of an isolation valve causes water from an ash pond to be siphoned back and discharged through the cooling water tunnel system into the lake. Plant Branch has since been retired to meet environmental rules, though the EPA continues to scrutinize three of its five coal ash ponds, which have received a significant or high hazard rating. Courtesy: Lake Sinclair Blog

Why the EPA’s Proposed Coal Ash Rule Is Concerning

Over the past decade, together with my students and colleagues at Duke University and other academic institutions, I have conducted scientific research and published 13 scientific articles on different aspects

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Net Metering and Time-Variant Rates Drive Solar Power and Energy Storage Growth [PODCAST]

Nevada law has included net metering provisions for more than 20 years. Net metering is an arrangement that allows energy generated by a customer’s leased or purchased solar system to offset monthly power bills. It also permits excess energy supplied to the grid to earn credits, which are then automatically applied to future billing periods […]

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The POWER Podcast

The POWER Podcast Archive: Net Metering and Time-Variant Rates Drive Solar Power and Energy Storage Growth http://www.powermag.com/net-metering-and-time-variant-rates-drive-solar-power-and-energy-storage-growth-podcast/ Distributed Energy Systems Are Reliable Solutions http://www.powermag.com/distributed-energy-systems-are-reliable-solutions-podcast/ Power Industry Continues to Face Uncertainty and Change http://www.powermag.com/power-industry-continues-to-face-uncertainty-and-change/ Resource Diversification a Key for TVA http://www.powermag.com/resource-diversification-a-key-for-tva/ Watts Bar 2: The Long and Winding Road to Completion http://www.powermag.com/watts-bar-2-the-long-and-winding-road-to-completion-podcast/ Cogeneration Solution Serves Processing […]

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The 4M Approach to a Connected Plant

Technology is being incorporated into operations and maintenance schemes at an ever-increasing pace. New digital tools are helping optimize assets, improve performance, and reduce overall costs. Big Data Best