Posts Tagged ‘electricity’

Wind and solar power could meet four-fifths of US electricity demand, study finds

The United States could reliably meet about 80 percent of its electricity demand with solar and wind power generation, according to scientists. solar panels cover the roof of UCI's Student Center Parking Structure. View full post on Wind Power News

Andhra to deploy IoT technologies for electricity sector

Visakhapatnam, Feb 25 – Andhra Pradesh will adopt smart grid and Internet of Things based solutions of AutoGrid to improve energy utilities' financial health and customer experiences, officials said on Sunday. The state government on Sunday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with AutoGrid, a US-based leading provider of flexibility management software for the energy sector, […]

Alberta’s Renewable Electricity Program has resulted in the lowest…

CALGARY: The Canadian Wind Energy Association commends the Alberta Electric System Operator and the Government of Alberta for the successful implementation of the first phase of its Renewable Electricity Program , which has resulted in the lowest-ever price for wind energy generation in Canada. As announced today, the AESO will secure power from three new […]

The high cost of cheap electricity: Don Pittis

New technology and old. A farm windmill in front of giant turbines in South Australia that feed the world's largest lithium ion battery made by Tesla that went into operation last week. View full post on Wind Power News

Bombardier dispute a lesson of electricity export risks, says Canadian wind group

A national wind energy conference heard that Bombardier's trade battle with the U.S. is a warning sign about the potential impact of government subsidies on accessing the large American electricity market. Jean-Francois Nolet, vice-president of policy and government affairs for the Canadian Wind Energy Association, says Canadian electricity exports risk being accused of being dumped […]

Colstrip Deal Moves Northwest Residents Closer To Coal-Free Electricity

Thousands of Northwest residents will be getting less electricity from burning coal. That's because of a new agreement to fast-track the closure of a coal-fired power plant in Montana. View full post on Wind Power News

WPPI Energy to buy electricity from Illinois wind farm

Sun Prairie-based power company WPPI Energy says it will buy all the electricity generated from a proposed Illinois wind farm for the next 22 years. Chicago-based renewable energy developer Invenergy plans to build the 53-turbine Bishop Hill 3 wind farm, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. View full post on Wind Power News

A Perfect Correlation – US Electricity Price v Consumption

Background: Much discussion, and much misinformation, is had over the price of electricity in the US, and many other areas of the world. The discussions sometimes end up as diatribes against renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. View full post on Wind Power News

Renewables grow to 17% of electricity mix as sector calls for certainty

Clean Energy Council report says while Australia is on track to deliver the 2020 renewable energy target, ‘clear policy direction and support is required beyond 2020’ Renewable energy comprised 17% of Australia’s electricity generation in 2016, up from 14% the year before, but the industry is warning it needs policy certainty and support beyond 2020 […]

Following Recent Surge, Wind Now Generates 5.5 Percent of U.S. Electricity

The U.S. wind energy industry experienced its fastest first-quarter growth since 2009, installing 2,000 new megawatts of capacity – enough to power about 500,000 homes – on its way to producing 5.5 percent of the country's electricity. The American Wind Energy Association also reported that another 21,000 megawatts of wind energy capacity is now under […]