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Duke Energy Abandons Lee Nuclear Project Due to Bankruptcy

Duke Energy Abandons Lee Nuclear Project Due to Bankruptcy

Duke Cancels the Lee Nuclear Project, Files for 13.6% Rate Increase Green Tech Media, August 25, 2017 Duke Energy Carolinas announced today that it is abandoning plans to build the Lee Nuclear Station in light of the bankruptcy of the project’s principal designer and contractor. The decision was noted in a rate case filed with the North

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Battery Storage Technology Could Save 5 Million Commercial Customers Money

Five Million Commercial Customers Could Cut Costs with Energy Storage Renewable Energy World, August 25, 2017 The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Clean Energy Group (CEG) have released the first comprehensive public analysis detailing the potential size of the commercial behind-the-meter battery storage market in the United States. NREL analyzed over 10,000 utility tariffs in

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Boise State Researches the Uses of Renewable Energy in College Dorm

Boise State researches energy efficient living in Driscoll Hall The Arbiter, August 22, 2017 With the new Honors and Sawtooth Hall in place and opening its doors to students, Driscoll Hall—the former Honors College dorm– is becoming a home for a new kind of living. John Gardner, director of the Energy Efficiency Research Institute and

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Solar & Renewable Energy in Hospitals

Solar For Hospitals: Here’s What to Consider The Energy Collective, August 26, 2017 A hospital is not just a place for healing; it’s a place of discovery. It is not only a place to diagnose, but also to develop. It represents the community it serves and contributes to its health and prosperity. And as the second

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Solar Eclipse Highlights Need for More Grid Resiliency

Lisa Markowski, ERS, for Zondits Utility companies nationwide were more than adequately prepared for increased grid demand caused by drop-offs in solar power generation during the August 21 eclipse. Nevertheless, the phenomenon shined light on the need for overall grid flexibility for managing short-term fluctuations in demand. Customers were expected to use more power during

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The Eclipse: A Test for Solar Power Generation

Solar Power Dipped Along Great American Solar Eclipse Path SPACE, August 24, 2017 As the solar eclipse moved from coast to coast, solar-energy generation dropped. The map shows the hottest zones — in dark orange — fading to nothingness as the moon covers the sun overhead, and then slowly coming back as the eclipse concludes. The

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Grid Operators Manage Swings in Solar Generation During the Eclipse

Grid Operators Manage Solar Eclipse RTO Insider, August 21, 2017 CAISO and other electric grid operators across the country managed large and rapid swings in solar generation output Monday during the first continent-wide total solar eclipse in nearly a century. ISOs and RTOs were well prepared for the event, especially in solar-heavy California where the

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Much-Hyped Eclipse Kinder to Grid than Expected

Lisa Markowski, ERS, for Zondits Whether last Monday’s solar eclipse lived up to the surrounding hype is a matter of widely varying opinion, but it clearly fell short in terms of predicted power demand. Grid operators and utility spokespeople expected increased electricity demand to fill the gap left by the temporary lack of the sun