Electrical Power Generation

After the Bushfires and Amid the Pandemic, Australia’s Fossil Fuel Industry Is Gaining Steam

After the Bushfires and Amid the Pandemic, Australia’s Fossil Fuel Industry Is Gaining Steam

Jacobin


Oil & Gas Publishers Note: There are some key takeaways from this article from Zacharlas Szumer in Australia. The country was devastated by wildfires, then Covid, and now on to recovery. They are undergoing a typical “push-me-pullu” (Spelling from

Mammoth Heat Wave Lasting “Weeks” Will Cause Painful Spike In Utility Bills For Poor Americans

Mammoth Heat Wave Lasting “Weeks” Will Cause Painful Spike In Utility Bills For Poor Americans

Forbes


Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: Nice article by Scott Carpenter, Forbes, about the rising costs of electricity to the lower income group of Americans. What many people do not realize is that the additional cost burden for solar

Stay-at-home orders led to less commercial and industrial electricity use in April

Stay-at-home orders led to less commercial and industrial electricity use in April

EIA


Oil & Gas Publisher’s Note: This information from the EIA is not a trivial impact to the price of oil and natural gas. This is only one of the pricing and impacts that we had discussed 3 months ago

Ethiopia rejects UN Security Council’s role in dam dispute

Ethiopia rejects UN Security Council’s role in dam dispute

Energy Mix

Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: This is a far reaching and interesting political issue in Ethiopia and their Nile dam for power generation.   

Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister, Gedu Andargachew has rejected Egypt’s call to refer the dispute over …

South Australia Solar Fiasco Suggests What’s Ahead for New York

South Australia Solar Fiasco Suggests What’s Ahead for New York

Natural Gas Now


Oil & Gas Publishers Note: This is an excellent opinion piece written by Tom Shepstone. He brings up the over and under production of electricity to the grid depending on the weather. A total power solution for

Global electricity consumption continues to rise faster than population

Global electricity consumption continues to rise faster than population

EIA


Global electricity consumption continues to increase faster than world population, leading to an increase in the average amount of electricity consumed per person (per capita electricity consumption), according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) International Energy Statistics. …

Minnesota Power Energizes Great Northern Transmission Line to Move Company Closer to 50 Percent Renewable Energy by 2021

Minnesota Power Energizes Great Northern Transmission Line to Move Company Closer to 50 Percent Renewable Energy by 2021

Minnesota Power, a utility division of ALLETE Inc. (NYSE:ALE), has energized its Great Northern Transmission Line, bringing online an innovative delivery and storage system for renewable energy that spans two states and one Canadian province.

EIA expects 2020 summer U.S. electricity demand to be lowest since 2009

EIA expects 2020 summer U.S. electricity demand to be lowest since 2009

EIA


The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects U.S. electricity demand to total 998 billion kilowatthours this summer (June through August), the lowest level of summer electricity consumption in the United States since 2009 and 5% less than last summer.…

The DEC Denied Another Pipeline Permit. Is There More to it Than That?

The DEC Denied Another Pipeline Permit. Is There More to it Than That?

Spectrum News


Oil and Gas 360 Publishers Note: Susan Arbetter brings a story about the regulations on natural gas pipelines in New York. She brings out some great information about the political decision makers not looking at an entire view

Canada is the largest source of U.S. energy imports

Canada is the largest source of U.S. energy imports

EIA


Oil & Gas Publishers Note: I still believe that creating and using a North America Oil Producers Trade Consortium used instead of OPEC would be a great boost for our economy and national security. Why play in the Russia

DOE announces $230M to build advanced reactor demonstration project

DOE announces $230M to build advanced reactor demonstration project

Power Engineering


Building on its contention that nuclear power must be a vital part of the American energy future, the U.S. Department of Energy announced it is going to invest $230 million into a demonstration of advanced reactor technology within …

U.S. coal-fired electricity generation in 2019 falls to 42-year low

U.S. coal-fired electricity generation in 2019 falls to 42-year low

EIA


Output from the U.S. coal-fired generating fleet dropped to 966,000 gigawatthours (GWh) in 2019, the lowest level since 1976. The decline in last year’s coal generation levels was the largest percentage decline in history (16%) and second-largest in absolute …

Daily electricity demand impacts from COVID-19 mitigation efforts differ by region

Daily electricity demand impacts from COVID-19 mitigation efforts differ by region

EIA


Recent business shutdowns and changes to normal routines related to mitigation efforts for the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have caused daily weekday electricity demand in the central region of the United States to decrease by 9%–13% in March …

Vogtle / Workforce Reduced By 20% As Coronavirus Pandemic Takes Toll

Vogtle / Workforce Reduced By 20% As Coronavirus Pandemic Takes Toll


42 workers at new-build site in Georgia have been diagnosed with Covid-19

The workforce at the Vogtle nuclear power station in the US state of Georgia is being reduced by about 20%, or roughly 1,800 employees, to mitigate the

Duke Energy preparing for high winds in Carolinas on Sunday and Monday; company encourages customers to prepare as well

CHARLOTTE, N.C.April 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A strong weather event will push through North Carolina and South Carolina beginning Sunday afternoon and continuing into Monday, bringing with it high winds and a strong potential for power outages.

BWXT-Led Team Wins Department of Defense Contract for Mobile Nuclear Reactor Design

BWXT-Led Team Wins Department of Defense Contract for Mobile Nuclear Reactor Design

SCO is partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to develop, build and demonstrate a mobile nuclear reactor that can be used to address electrical power needs in rapid response scenarios.

March 17, 2020 - 6:45 am Electrical Power Generation, Nuclear, Press Releases
SGCC Completes 49 Percent Equity Acquisition of OETC

SGCC Completes 49 Percent Equity Acquisition of OETC

MUSCAT, OmanMarch 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) has completed the 49% equity acquisition of Oman Electricity Transmission Company OETC together with seller Nama Group on March 11 in Muscat, Oman.

Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power, Uzbekistan sign $2.5bn energy agreements

Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power, Uzbekistan sign $2.5bn energy agreements

Gulf Business


The agreements include the construction of a 1,500MW Combined Cycle Gas-Turbine power plant and a 500-1000MW wind farm

On Sunday, Saudi Arabia’s utility developer ACWA Power revealed that it had signed three agreements, potentially worth up to $2.5bn, …

Fusion Energy Does Exist and US Nuclear Holds the Key

Fusion Energy Does Exist and US Nuclear Holds the Key

Fusion Energy Does Exist and US Nuclear Holds the Key...

March 8, 2020 - 11:14 am Electrical Power Generation, Popular 4
Power and new and renewable energy minister Raj Kumar Singh said it is his ambition to set up a regional power grid that includes Myanmar, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

In push for neighborhood-first policy, India plans a common electricity market

LiveMint


The Union government plans to set up a regional grid that will be leveraged to create a common electricity market for nations in India’s neighborhood, said power and new and renewable energy minister Raj Kumar Singh.

The proposed market,

How long will the slowdown in renewables last?

How long will the slowdown in renewables last?

GreenBiz


Oil & Gas 360 Editors Note: Trevor d’Olier-Lees writes an excellent article looking at the renewable market, and if a downturn is on the horizon.  The key take away’s from the article are surrounding the removal of tax incentives

EIA expands data on capacity and usage of power plants, electricity storage systems

EIA expands data on capacity and usage of power plants, electricity storage systems

EIA


Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: Interesting information from the EIA on power plants and electricity storage. The storage will be a huge market in the next several years, and investors should watch this portion of the energy sector. 

Wind has surpassed hydro as most-used renewable electricity generation source in U.S.

Wind has surpassed hydro as most-used renewable electricity generation source in U.S.

EIA


Oil & Gas Publishers Note: Interesting news from the EIA regarding wind surpassing hydroelectric, but is this a time to celebrate? We are looking at the statistics on renewable energy and the CO2 impact to the environment. The impact

Construction of the Salt Tanks which provide efficient thermal energy storage[80] so that electricity can be generated after the sun goes down, and output can be scheduled to meet demand.[81] The 280 MW Solana Generating Station is designed to provide six hours of storage. This allows the plant to generate about 38% of its rated capacity over the course of a year.[82]

WoodMac: Energy storage to accelerate global energy transition in 2020s

BIC Magazine


Finn-Foley said: “The energy storage industry is in the enviable position of juggling growth gamechangers from multiple directions. Plunging costs drove speculation in the first scaled markets but as price declines enter a steadier rate, further recognition of

East Bend Station is a 648 megawatt, single turbine plant located near Rabbit Hash in Boone County, Ky.

Northern Kentucky’s electric, gas, water and digital pipelines are ample, sustainable and affordable

The Lane Report


Northern Kentucky’s two major electrical energy suppliers, Owen Electric and Duke Energy, continue to be at the forefront of the movement to clean, renewable energy, with a couple of new or expanding programs.

Cooperatives, of which Owen …

Climate change and the coal industry; how are regulations impacting coal production.

Climate change and the coal industry; how are regulations impacting coal production.

WTHI-TV10


Oil & Gas Publishers Note: WTHI-TV10 provides a good report on the coal industry, and some good advice is offered in the report: “We need more diversity on our system that our customers would be hurt if we have

Con Edison Reports 2019 Earnings

Con Edison Reports 2019 Earnings

Consolidated Edison, Inc. (Con Edison) (NYSE: ED) today reported 2019 net income for common stock of $1,343 million or $4.09 a share compared with $1,382 million or $4.43 a share in 2018. Adjusted earnings were $1,438 million or $4.38 a …

February 20, 2020 - 4:55 pm Earnings, Electrical Power Generation, Press Releases
Rep. Bob Latta tours the AEP energy storage system in Bluffton on Wednesday morning. Latta serves on the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, specifically on the Energy Subcommittee, where he is focused a number of issues including how we can better work toward energy independence.

Congressman Latta visits Bluffton’s AEP grid battery system

Lima Ohio


BLUFFTON — Congressman Bob Latta said Tuesday while touring an AEP storage system in Bluffton that energy storage technologies have the potential to increase the viability of renewable energy sources.

“It’s about looking at nuclear energy, clean coal …

EIA projects U.S. energy intensity to continue declining, but at a slower rate

EIA projects U.S. energy intensity to continue declining, but at a slower rate

EIA


Although growth of energy consumption in the United States is closely tied to growth in GDP and other economic assumptions, it is partially offset by improvements in energy efficiency and other changes in the economy that result in lower

Portland General Electric and Avangrid Renewables announce major solar facility in Oregon

Portland General Electric and Avangrid Renewables announce major solar facility in Oregon

Portland General Electric and Avangrid Renewables announce major solar facility in Oregon