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Updated: Sep 23, 2021

September 1, 2021

California's growing storage fleet is beginning

to impact energy markets as envisioned,

says grid operator

The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) is seeing signs of storage resources' ability to shift energy between different times of the day. The storage on the grid is said to be "impressive," but CAISO does have some concerns.





 

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California approves 11.5 GW of new clean resources

in largest-ever single procurement order



 

Interior Department Announces Environmental Review of Proposed Wind Energy Facility in the

North Atlantic

Project could generate up to 1,300 megawatts of renewable energy, power nearly 600,000 homes.



WASHINGTON — As part of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal to deploy

30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy by 2030, the Department of the Interior today announced that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) plans to conduct an environmental review of a proposed commercial-scale wind project offshore New York.

 


Wind and solar account for 90% of new utility-scale energy additions to U.S. grid in first half of 2021

Data from both FERC and the U.S. EIA confirm that nearly all new U.S. electrical generating capacity additions in the first six months of 2021 were from renewable energy sources, this according to analysis from the SUN DAY Campaign.


 

As battery storage booms,

investors spend big on startups

A "huge uptick in interest" in battery storage as utilities install variable solar

and wind generation said FlexGen CEO Kelcy Pegler Jr.




 

Biden administration aims to cut costs for solar,

wind projects on public land

LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON, Aug 31 (Reuters) - The Biden administration plans to make federal lands cheaper to access for solar and wind power developers after the clean power industry argued in a lobbying push this year that lease rates and fees are too high to draw investment and could torpedo the president's climate change agenda.


 

Biden infrastructure plan takes on

EV charging’s inequality problem

Sept 1 (Reuters) - The Biden administration has an ambitious $7.5 billion

plan to expand electric vehicle charging to underserved areas,

but it must first overcome a host of obstacles that have

discouraged private investment in more equitable char


 

10 Reasons to Love Water Batteries


Every summer, millions of people across the country stay indoors to keep cool and stay healthy. In a summer like 2021’s record-setting heat wave, there’s nothing more satisfying than the feeling of a crisp, air-conditioned room.


But heat is not just inconvenient; it can be dangerous.


If everyone cranks up their air conditioning or turns on fans, the grid

—which can short-circuit!


One of the biggest ways our grid avoids short-circuiting? Water batteries.

Also known as pumped storage hydropower.



 








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