Posts Tagged ‘renewable energy’

Balancing Natural Gas and Renewable Sources of Power Generation

Posted in Power Generation on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019. No comments yet
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Renewable sources of energy continue to grow as a percentage of energy provided to electrical power grids. In a CERAWeek 2019 panel, Renewables & Gas Integration: Is there an efficient frontier?, Emerson’s Bob Yeager shared his perspectives on the role of technology and automation in managing this energy mix. Panel moderator, IHS Markit’s Tim Gardner […]

Renewable Energy and Unintended Consequences

Posted in Power Generation on Monday, August 15th, 2016. No comments yet
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Author: Douglas Morris “Because the wind blows during stormy conditions when the sun does not shine and the sun often shines on calm days with little wind, combining wind and solar can go a long way toward meeting demand, especially when geothermal provides a steady base and hydroelectric can be called on to fill in […]

Renewables Growing Faster than Expected

Posted in Industrial Energy & Onsite Utilities, Power Generation on Friday, November 13th, 2015. No comments yet
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Author: Juan Carlos Bravo As we have been reporting in this blog, the energy scenario is changing. In fact, it might be changing faster than anyone expected due the low oil prices. As reported by the World Energy Outlook 2015, “renewables contributed almost half of the world’s new power generation capacity in 2014 and have […]

Grid Complexities and the Race for Energy Storage

Posted in Industrial Energy & Onsite Utilities, Power Generation on Friday, October 23rd, 2015. 3 comments so far
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Author: Douglas Morris Apple just announced that they plan to construct a 200MW solar project in China to help the company meet its goals for carbon neutrality. One of the concerns, though, is whether or not the local transmission & distribution grid system can accommodate this renewable generation. It’s a concern because there have been […]

Improving Reliability in Power Generation: A Competitive Advantage

Posted in Asset Management, Power Generation, Reliability on Friday, August 22nd, 2014. 6 comments so far
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Author: Douglas Morris Recently, the consulting arm of Black & Veatch published its annual strategic directions report for the US utility industry. In 2014 “reliability” was again identified as the top industry concern. This report discusses how technology will play an important role for utilities as they look to improve upon asset reliability. The industry […]