Through an ongoing partnership with the city, Alabama Power will be collecting valuable data on public charging from the site, which will allow the utility to better serve its customers in terms of plug-in electric vehicles.
The Solar Energy Industries Association and the Electricity Storage Association have formed a partnership to grow solar energy markets and accelerate the deployment of grid-scale energy storage systems across the country in an effort to modernize the electricity grid, making it more efficient, balanced and cost effective.
GMDs caused by solar events distort the earth's magnetic field, could create potentially severe, widespread effects on reliable grid operation, including blackouts and damage to critical or vulnerable equipment.
Land and water resources in the U.S. could likely support the growth of enough algae to produce up to 25 billion gallons of algae-based fuel a year -- one-twelfth of the country's yearly needs, according to research from the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
The transmission project includes construction of approximately 156 miles of 345 kV transmission lines that will connect ETT's Lobo Substation near Laredo with substations north of Edinburg and will add two new substations along the line route. The cost is estimated at $318 million.
The solar market underwent a boom, and then victimized itself with its own rapid success. But once the dust settles, the industry will come out stronger in its operations, financials and technology.
Con Edison Chairman and CEO Kevin Burke told shareholders at a recent meeting that, while the company plans to invest $1 billion over the next four years for storm protection measures, a key factor is working with others so customers can get power back more quickly after disasters.
Energy efficiency is a good decision for businesses, homeowners and the government, John Mandyck, chief sustainability officer, at UTC Climate, Controls & Security told attendees at the Energy Efficiency Global Forum in Washington, D.C. yesterday.
Supported by the California Energy Commission, Duke University researchers are working to produce clean hydrogen, which could prove essential to reducing the environmental implications of fossil fuels.
Just hours after being sworn in as the newest U.S. Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz affirmed that energy efficiency will be a major focus of his policy agenda.
The benefits and potential of hydropower suggest it can play a significant role in the future of the U.S. energy mix. Still, hydropower often gets downplayed in the national discussion of renewable energy that so often focuses on solar and wind generation.
Consumers are feeling more positive about the contributions energy companies are making to the economic well-being of the country and the protection of the environment.
Ongoing water scarcity paired with aging infrastructure and related funding gaps are increasing already heightened concerns over the U.S. water sector. In response, Ernst & Young has proposed a 10-point action plan for addressing critical water infrastructure and sustainability issues in the United States.
Currently, when a facility is coming online, shutting down, or experiencing a malfunction, large industrial sources are allowed to emit large amounts of air pollution for which they are not held accountable. The EPA's SSM safeguards will close this loophole that has allowed large amounts of toxic pollution for decades.
The development of U.S. natural gas resources is having a transformative impact on the U.S. energy landscape, helping to improve energy security while spurring economic development and job creation. This increase in domestic natural gas production is expected to continue, with the Energy Information Administration forecasting a record production rate of 69.3 Bcf/d in 2013.
Demand response programs have been around for decades. In the last 10 years, however, utilities have moved demand response to the next phase, adopting new technologies and practices and offering more advanced demand response schemes.
Depending on who you ask, you'll likely get a different definition of energy efficiency. Among the definitions might be reducing overall consumption; focusing on investing in better and smarter infrastructure; or working toward clean and renewable sources of energy generation. But at its core, energy efficiency is about doing more with less. This push to reduce energy usage is reaching new heights as the energy industry bands together to create a more reliable and sustainable future.