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  • California aims to fix low-income storage program and deliver new resilience incentives
    on September 6, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    California’s energy storage incentive program has been a great success, with more than 11,000 battery storage systems installed to-date. The problem is, it’s not reaching the state’s most vulnerable communities. A new proposal from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) aims to fix some of the barriers preventing disadvantaged communities from participating in the program, and it allocates $100 million to a new program designed to offset the cost of battery storage systems for populations threatened by wildfires and related utility power shutoffs.

  • Who will benefit from the surge in behind-the-meter battery installations?
    on August 14, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    The electric utility industry has been buffeted by two recent trends that threaten to upend the profitability, and in some cases the future viability of, those companies that are slow to adapt to a new, rapidly changing landscape. Specifically, in the past decade, the industry has had to grapple with both waning demand and the growth of distributed energy generation.

  • On the brink of blackouts, Texas makes case for power plant boom
    on August 14, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    It may be time to start building power plants in Texas again.

  • Fabric-based solar cells on the horizon
    on August 5, 2019 at 11:55 am

    New textile-based solar cells developed by Fraunhofer researchers, semitrailers could soon be producing the electricity needed to power cooling systems or other onboard equipment. In short, textile-based solar cells could soon be adding a whole new dimension to photovoltaics, complementing the use of conventional silicon-based solar cells.

  • Six more electric utilities commit to delivering content at POWERGEN 2019
    on August 2, 2019 at 6:00 am

    The latest crop of utility participants includes NRG Energy, Cleco Corp., Entergy, Louisville Gas & Electric/Kentucky Utilities, AEP’s distributed energy ventures group AEP OnSite Partners and Hindustan Power from India.