A Call for More Solar in the Wake of South Carolina’s Nuclear Debacle

A Call for More Solar in the Wake of South Carolina’s Nuclear Debacle

Plus, Massachusetts and Arizona finalize new novel solar compensation policies.

by Julia Pyper |
Energy Storage 3
Aspiring Battery Innovator and Developer Alevo Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Aspiring Battery Innovator and Developer Alevo Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The maker of the GridBank had a spacious factory near Charlotte, but fell short on funding.

by Julian Spector
Inside New York REV’s Summer of Pilots, Non-Wires Alternatives, and Behind-the-Meter Frustrations

Inside New York REV’s Summer of Pilots, Non-Wires Alternatives, and Behind-the-Meter Frustrations

The latest in New York’s energy transformation: 17 demo projects, 200+ megawatts in DER grid alternatives, and Con Edison’s stalled battery-solar VPP.

by Jeff St. John |
Finance & VC 23
Google's Mountain View headquarters

It’s Been a Decade Since Google Jumped Into Energy. Is It Any Closer to a Moonshot?

On this week’s Interchange podcast: a debate over Google’s approach to energy.

by Stephen Lacey
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The Solar Eclipse Could Become a Massive Test Case for Grid Storage

The Solar Eclipse Could Become a Massive Test Case for Grid Storage

When the sun goes dark, storage technology’s quick-acting charge and discharge will have a chance to shine.

by Julian Spector
Nuclear 79
Interim FERC Chairman: Coal and Nuclear ‘Need to Be Properly Compensated’

Interim FERC Chairman: Coal and Nuclear ‘Need to Be Properly Compensated’

Neil Chatterjee says baseload generation needs to be recognized as an essential part of the fuel mix. How will FERC tackle this issue?

by Julia Pyper
Energy Storage 24
Study: We’re Still Underestimating Battery Cost Improvements

Study: We’re Still Underestimating Battery Cost Improvements

But sustained research investment is key to success: “At the most extreme case of no new innovation, the opportunity cost of meeting cost reduction targets through deployment alone would be extremely high.”

by Julian Spector
Energy Storage 8
Growth Prospects for the Global Grid-Connected Battery Market

Growth Prospects for the Global Grid-Connected Battery Market

Is the new AES/Siemens partnership poised to dominate?

by Will Driscoll
Batteries, Storage, and Fuel Cells 19
Bloom Energy and PowerSecure Land Country’s Biggest Fuel Cell Deployment to Date

Bloom Energy and PowerSecure Land Country’s Biggest Fuel Cell Deployment to Date

37 megawatts under PPAs at 12 Equinix data centers in California and New York, with Southern Company providing the financing.

by Jeff St. John
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Post-IPO Landis+Gyr Seeks Financial Distinction From Toshiba’s Struggles

Post-IPO Landis+Gyr Seeks Financial Distinction From Toshiba’s Struggles

The smart-meter giant reveals unaudited Q2 data in response to its former parent company’s dire earnings report.

by Jeff St. John
Regulation & Policy 0
5 Important Questions About New York’s Energy Market Reform
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5 Important Questions About New York’s Energy Market Reform

GTM Research’s grid edge team explains how energy storage, non-wires alternatives, customer engagement and microgrids are shaping REV.

by Olivia Chen
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Are Court Victories for Nuclear Credits a Win for Renewables? Maybe Not
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Are Court Victories for Nuclear Credits a Win for Renewables? Maybe Not

NRG’s Abe Silverman argues that zero-emissions credits for nuclear power plants are bad public policy and need to go.

by Abe Silverman
The Utility Love Affair With Storage Is Not Just a Fling

The Utility Love Affair With Storage Is Not Just a Fling

The 2017 Energy Storage North America conference was notable for the effusive participation of major utilities.

by Julian Spector |
Regulation & Policy 15
Sierra Club Sues Energy Dept. Over Disclosure of Grid Study Data and Communications

Sierra Club Sues Energy Dept. Over Disclosure of Grid Study Data and Communications

Green groups want to know who Trump appointees are communicating with as they craft a controversial grid reliability study.

by Jeff St. John
Utility-Scale Solar 1
Rural Co-Ops and Public Utilities Have Voluntarily Built Nearly 100MW of Community Solar. Here’s Why
Industry Perspective

Rural Co-Ops and Public Utilities Have Voluntarily Built Nearly 100MW of Community Solar. Here’s Why

Three successful models are driving community solar projects around America.

by Thomas Gulley
Energy Jobs 1
Energy Jobs: National Labs Shed Hundreds of Workers. Plus, Enphase, GE, FERC and Grid4C
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Energy Jobs: National Labs Shed Hundreds of Workers. Plus, Enphase, GE, FERC and Grid4C

Executive and boardroom moves in cleantech, utilities, energy and venture capital.

by Katherine Tweed
A Guide to Navigating the Brave New World of State Electricity Policy

A Guide to Navigating the Brave New World of State Electricity Policy

What to do when state initiatives meet market dynamics, according to a former utility commissioner and FERC member.

by Julia Pyper |
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Mexico’s Nascent Energy Storage Market Is ‘Very Open for Business’

Mexico’s Nascent Energy Storage Market Is ‘Very Open for Business’

A recent market reform has set the stage for private grid investment. The government wants storage to be a part of it.

by Julian Spector
AMSC Looks Beyond Wind to the Grid Edge; Distributed Wind Attracts Battery Storage Pairings

AMSC Looks Beyond Wind to the Grid Edge; Distributed Wind Attracts Battery Storage Pairings

Plus: New York REV wants your business ideas, an update on Clean Power Plan litigation, and another utility joins Energy Impact Partners.

by Jeff St. John |
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The Nuclear (Power) War Isn’t Over Yet

The Nuclear (Power) War Isn’t Over Yet

Georgia regulators remain committed to completing the Vogtle nuclear units and South Carolina’s V.C. Summer plant reaches for a lifeline amid a broader debate over the value of nuclear power in the U.S.

by Julia Pyper, Emma Foehringer Merchant
Nuclear 78
The History Behind South Carolina’s Nuclear Debacle

The History Behind South Carolina’s Nuclear Debacle

On this week’s Energy Gang podcast, we review the legislation that set in motion an economic disaster in South Carolina. Plus, we take a peek at Tesla’s Model 3 release.

by Stephen Lacey
Utility-Scale Solar 8
How the Coming Solar Eclipse Will Cast Its Shadow Across the US Solar Fleet

How the Coming Solar Eclipse Will Cast Its Shadow Across the US Solar Fleet

EIA says nearly 1,900 solar farms will see some sunlight obscured.

by Jeff St. John
Electric Vehicles 6
Startup Chanje Emerges From Stealth Mode With a New Electric Truck

Startup Chanje Emerges From Stealth Mode With a New Electric Truck

Will urban commercial fleets opt for battery power?

by Katie Fehrenbacher
Energy Storage 6
Punkin Center APS energy storage project with AES

APS Buys Energy Storage From AES for Less Than Half the Cost of a Transmission Upgrade

Punkin Center, known for its prominent pumpkin sign, will now also be known for pushing the vanguard of battery storage.

by Julian Spector
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Can We Make Nuclear Power Great Again?

Can We Make Nuclear Power Great Again?

In this week’s Interchange, we apply lessons about innovation from other industries to advanced nuclear. Plus, we look at how soon batteries will start to put economic pressure on gas-fired power plants.

by Stephen Lacey
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