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.
Short-term, some new rulemaking announced by President Trump may help the region deal with a lack of natural gas pipeline access. Long term, the independent system operator may develop some new market incentives.
2017 marked another remarkable year for renewable energy resources in the U.S. power sector.
The decline was pegged to the increased use of distributed energy resources as well as energy efficiency efforts.
With this acquisition, Convergent’s portfolio of completed projects totals 66.5 MW across seven projects in North America.
Currently, Indian Point provides 25 percent of the electricity used by New York City and Westchester County.
While traditional cooling towers require 270 to 330 gallons of water per MWh, dry cooling towers can use as little as 10 to 20 gallons.