Electrical Power Generation

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

LS Power Taps Clean Energy Veteran to Lead Ravenswood

LS Power Taps Clean Energy Veteran to Lead Ravenswood

LS Power Taps Clean Energy Veteran to Lead Ravenswood

February 10, 2020 - 8:00 am Electrical Power Generation, Energy News, People, Press Releases
Nine miles of high-density polyethylene pipe cold water from the bottom of Lake Ontario, cooling buildings in downtown Toronto.

Brookfield Infrastructure Reports 2019 Year-End Results

Brookfield Infrastructure Reports 2019 Year-End Results

Duke Energy, the nation's largest electric utility, unveils its new logo. (PRNewsFoto/Duke Energy) (PRNewsfoto/Duke Energy)

Duke Energy Florida announces 2 new solar power plants, 2 others completed

Duke Energy Florida announces 2 new solar power plants, 2 others completed

House Republicans caught between Trump and young voters on climate change

House Republicans caught between Trump and young voters on climate change

Politico


GOP leaders are putting together their own more modest set of climate policies that their party can rally behind.

House Republicans caught between Trump and young voters on climate change- oilandgas360

House Republicans know they face a growing vulnerability with young voters on climate change — but their attempts to craft …

The NY Public Service Commision's decision fails to protect ratepayers and does not comply with the CLCPA. New York State is on a clear and legally-binding path to quickly transition to a fossil-fuel-free future that the PSC and state-licensed utilities cannot be permitted to ignore. - Getty Images

NY Public Service Commission undermines CLCPA by approving CONED proposal that increases investment in fossil fuels and hikes customer rates

 Earth Justice


The Pace Energy and Climate Center (Pace), represented by Earthjustice, is disappointed that the NY Public Service Commission declined to comply with the State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) and to step away from …

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FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania Utilities Receive Approval for Infrastructure Improvement Plans

FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania Utilities Receive Approval for Infrastructure Improvement Plans

Saudi Arabia joins club of Middle East’s ‘green energy’ leaders

Saudi Arabia joins club of Middle East’s ‘green energy’ leaders

Arab News


 

Key Points: Government plans to invest up to $50bn in renewable energy projects by 2023 – Demand for electricity in the Kingdom is forecast to rise by up to 120 GW by 2030

Saudi Arabia joins club of Middle East’s ‘green energy’ leaders - oilangas360

ABU DHABI: Saudi Arabia …

One of Europe’s most modern gas-fired power plants: Coastal power plant in Kiel (Copyright: Stadtwerke Kiel AG)

Germany Launches One of Europe’s Most Modern Gas-Fired Power Plants Replacing Coal-Fired Power Station

Germany Launches One of Europe’s Most Modern Gas-Fired Power Plants Replacing Coal-Fired Power Station

EIA forecasts slower growth in natural gas-fired generation while renewable energy rises

EIA forecasts slower growth in natural gas-fired generation while renewable energy rises

EIA


This increase in renewables, along with forecast increases in natural gas fuel costs, contributes to EIA’s forecast of a 2.3% decline in natural gas-fired generation in 2021. U.S. coal generation in 2021 is forecast to fall by 3.2%.

EIA forecasts slower growth in natural gas-fired generation while renewable energy rises - oilandgas360

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Stem Earns Place in Prestigious 2020 Global Cleantech 100

Stem Earns Place in Prestigious 2020 Global Cleantech 100

New electric generating capacity in 2020 will come primarily from wind and solar

New electric generating capacity in 2020 will come primarily from wind and solar

EIA


EIA expects 42 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity additions to start commercial operation in 2020. Solar and wind represent almost 32 GW, or 76%, of these additions.

New electric generating capacity in 2020 will come primarily from wind and solar - fig 1 -oilandgas360

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest inventory of electric

Peak Utility Services Group Acquires Riley Brothers, Inc.

Peak Utility Services Group Acquires Riley Brothers, Inc.

Peak Utility Services Group Acquires Riley Brothers, Inc.

FirstEnergy Corp. Logo (PRNewsfoto/FirstEnergy Corp.)

FirstEnergy Receives Industry Recognition for Outage Restoration Efforts

FirstEnergy Receives Industry Recognition for Outage Restoration Efforts

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Inc. Announces Award for Wind Construction Project With 94 Turbines in Illinois

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Inc. Announces Award for Wind Construction Project With 94 Turbines in Illinois

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Inc. Announces Award for Wind Construction Project With 94 Turbines in Illinois

PNM Resources Announces Public Offering of Common Stock with a Forward Component

PNM Resources Announces Public Offering of Common Stock with a Forward Component

PNM Resources Announces Public Offering of Common Stock with a Forward Component