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ERCOT: Load impact of COVID-19 minimal so far

No one can doubt the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic on economic activity and burden to the health care industry. The fiscal hit and human tolls are enormous tragedies. One grid independent system operator’s...

Austin SHINES: Field study in new power systems design for the renewable era

Surging demand for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems is being met with innovative initiatives to harness the trend. Austin Energy is in the final proving stages of a project supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to improve...

Entergy, NRG operations chiefs highlight utility aims at POWERGEN

NEW ORLEANS-The utility perspective was front and center in Wednesday’s keynote at POWERGEN International. Paul Hinnenkamp, chief operating officer of Entergy Corp., and NRG Energy’s Chris Moser, who is operations chief, offered insights into how their very different...

McDonald’s, Apex & Ares sign virtual renewables PPA

McDonald’s, Apex Clean Energy and Ares Management Corp. have announced a 220 MW virtual renewable power purchase agreement (PPA) between McDonald’s and Aviator Wind West, a portion of the Aviator Wind project...

Highview Power bringing 50-MW cryogenic storage plant to UK

Cryogenic energy storage firm Highview Power is planning to build its first large-scale commercial facility in the United Kingdom, according to a Monday press release by the company. The company announced plans for a 50-MW/250-MWh...

EIA: Gas-fired and wind topping U.S. generation mix growth

Gas-fired generation and wind power are the fastest growing pieces of the U.S. electricity mix, according to the latest report from the federal Energy Information Administration. The EIA forecasts that natural gas-fired electricity generation will increase by six...

El Paso Electric’s Kipp to take CEO reins at Puget Sound Energy

Kipp will join the Seattle-based utility as president and report to Harris and then take the CEO reins in January when Harris departs.

Entergy Texas building up gas-fired capacity, transmission links in southeast

Earlier this year, Entergy Texas broke ground on the $937 million Montgomery County Power Station. The combined cycle gas turbine plant, Entergy Texas’ first new-build power station in 40 years in the state, will generate 993 MW when placed into service in 2021.

Pedernales Electric Coop, Aggreko team on Texas energy storage system

The 2.25 MW/4.5 MWh project will be situated in Johnson City, Texas. Aggreko software will manage the battery system, which will provide services into grid operator Electric Reliability Council of Texas.

AWEA WindPower Takeaway: Everything wind is bigger in Texas

Blessings often come with burdens, and the Texas Story panel did not flinch from those thornier issues in the rosebud of wind energy riches. 

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