Xcel Energy To Build Largest Solar Energy Project In Minnesota

May 28, 2021

Xcel Energy recently announced building Minnesota’s largest solar energy project in Becker, Minnesota. This project is part of Xcel Energy’s vision to deliver 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050. Read the article here: https://heatingnewsjournal.com/xcel-energy-to-build-largest-solar-ener

Why Natural Gas Won’t Be Replaced Anytime Soon

May 24, 2021

According to a McKinsey & Company report, globally, gas demand will continue rising until 2037. After that, it will plateau and will moderately start declining. Read more here: https://oilprice.com/Energy/Natural-Gas/Why-Natural-Gas-Wont-Be-Replaced-Anytime-Soon.html

Critical Infrastructure Flaws Surface after Years of Underinvestment in Energy, Other Sectors, Analysts Say

May 20, 2021

The recent ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline demonstrates that cybersecurity is a growing concern to America's critical infrastructure. Read more here: https://www.utilitydive.com/news/critical-infrastructure-attack-ransomware/599973/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campa

Major US Pipeline Halts Operations after Ransomware Attack

May 13, 2021

The Colonial Pipeline suffered a malware attack which forced them to shut down all of their pipelines operations. Read more here: https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-pipeline-company-halts-operations-130840526.html?guccounter=1

Flywheels Turn Superconducting to Reinvigorate Grid Storage Potential

May 10, 2021

A flywheel startup, based in Texas, believes they are able to make flywheels capable of long-term energy storage for renewable energy. Read more here: https://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/energy/batteries-storage/superconducting-flywheel-grid-energy-storage

Allentown’s Talen Energy partners on $2 billion investment in Solar Power Projects

May 6, 2021

Talen Energy plans to evolve, finance, construct and operate solar energy projects that could produce around 1.4 gigawatts of energy over the next five years. Read the article here: https://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-talen-energy-renewables-20210413-zmie7t76krafvdwwojtpualpuu-story.html

How long can a nuclear plant run? Regulators consider 100 years

May 3, 2021

Nuclear regulators, industry groups and power plant owners have begun talking about the possibility of operating some U.S. nuclear plants for up to 100 years. Read more here: https://www.utilitydive.com/news/how-long-can-a-nuclear-plant-run-regulators-consider-100-years/597294/

OPEC sees most of 2021 oil demand recovery in second-half as COVID-19 impact lingers

April 29, 2021

A recovery in oil demand will be focused on the second half of the year, according to OPEC. Read the article here: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/11/opec-sees-most-of-2021-oil-demand-recovery-in-second-half-as-covid-19-impact-lingers.html

How to unlock the potential of virtual power plants? Virtualize the grid.

April 22, 2021

Technology to create virtual power plants made up of distributed energy resources (DERs) is here. Read the article: https://www.utilitydive.com/news/how-to-unlock-the-potential-of-virtual-power-plants-virtualize-the-grid/596497/

New era as US Department of Energy gets started on long-duration energy storage R&D facility

April 19, 2021

Technology to create virtual power plants made up of distributed energy resources (DERs) is here. Read the article: https://www.utilitydive.com/news/how-to-unlock-the-potential-of-virtual-power-plants-virtualize-the-grid/596497/