Data released by the California Energy Commission shows wind as the largest source of electricity imported in 2017, and that even with imports the state’s mix is getting cleaner.
In this op-ed for pv magazine, Will Driscoll examines the findings of a NERC report which show that the reliability factor known as frequency response—once seen as potentially challenged by added solar and wind power—is improving.
The 70 MWh energy storage system accompanying a 19 MW solar project is one of the largest batteries to be deployed in the United States, and is coming in at under 11 cents per kilowatt-hour.
Part 2 looks at presentations by Fluence and NREL, which outline the market opportunities present both today and in the future.
Presentations by Duke Energy, NREL, Fluence, GE and the EIA itself showed that energy storage is becoming a fact on the ground.
The Trump Administration’s domestic energy policy has attempted a focus on strategic safety to support coal and nuclear, with zero focus on long term viability or cost, while forgetting that the sun shines everyday.
During May utility-scale solar provided 17% of generation on California’s grid, outpacing gas for the first time on a monthly basis.
The New York ISO projects a 0.14%-per-year fall in electricity demand from the grid of over the next decade. Already, the state is far off of its historical usage peak of the mid-2000s.
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