Posts Tagged ‘renewable energy’

Renewable Energy and Unintended Consequences

Posted in Power 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 Energy, Power 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 Energy, Power 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 Optimization, Power, 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 […]

Renewables and the Cost of Electricity in the EU

Posted in Power on Friday, July 25th, 2014. One comment so far
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Author: Douglas Morris Germany has established itself as a leader in developing renewable power and has accelerated its efforts since the Fukushima nuclear accident in 2011. To date, the share of renewable generation in Germany exceeds 25 percent. To spur development, the country has in place a tariff system that provides incentive to build solar […]