When completed, the simulator facilities will be used for research, education, K-12 outreach and public advocacy regarding nuclear power and small modular reactor (SMR) technology.
Enabling the accurate analysis of trends and patterns and comparison of rate options is important for translating kW and kWh into dollars.
The Japanese national and former diplomat took over the IEA’s director general role in 2009. He was a strong opponent of nuclear proliferation and played a role in the tense negotiations with Iran
U.S. electric utilities requested close to $7 billion in rate increases, which is more than most years recently but far from the peaks of more than $10 billion around 2010 and in the 1980s.
Back in the 1980s and 1990s, the twin forces of privatization and deregulation of public infrastructure services ascended to a global paradigm of progress and development. Government management of services such as telecommunications, transportation, water, and energy was deemed inefficient, underperforming, and monopolistic. Private industry – accountable to the profits and losses of an open market and, thus, believed more efficient than government – was proclaimed the better way for consumer choice and a more efficient use of taxpayers’ expenses.
These are cost-shared research projects developing advanced technologies for improving the reliability, performance and flexibility of the nation’s existing coal-fired power fleet.
Blessings often come with burdens, and the Texas Story panel did not flinch from those thornier issues in the rosebud of wind energy riches.
Although high levels of renewable integration targeted by state policies may require some form of energy storage and load shifting, a clear solution for utility-scale electric energy storage has yet to appear.