This article was originally published on PNNL on Oct. 9, 2019. NANTUCKET, Mass. – With the simple cutting of a ribbon this week, residents of Nantucket Island, joined by state and local officials and representatives from National Grid, the U.S Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity (OE), and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), ushered in […]
This article was written by Christy Lewis and Peter Bronksi and was published on watttime.org on September 17, 2019. It’s the 9th annual National Drive Electric Week (NDEW)! More than 300 events—mostly throughout the United States, but also in a growing number of locations around the world—will offer consumers a chance to learn about, test drive, and […]
This article was originally published on energynews.us on Sept. 16, 2019. The state law seeks to avoid blackouts and other grid problems when its marijuana law takes effect Jan. 1. When Illinois’ new law legalizing recreational marijuana takes effect Jan. 1, growers will face some of the strongest energy efficiency and reporting requirements in the […]
This article was originally published on pnnl.gov, May 6, 2019. PNNL researchers Jianming Lian, Karanjit Kalsi, joint appointee Wei Zhang, and former PNNL intern Sen Li recently received a patent for a market mechanism consisting of novel bidding and clearing strategies. These strategies—for the first time—systematically incorporate the internal dynamics of thermostatically controlled loads, or […]
Written by Julian Spector, Greentechmedia.com, August 13, 2019 Montana Developer Ready to Build Modern-Day Pumped Hydro Storage Absaroka Energy and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners plan to update an old storage technology for the 21st century. All they need is a customer. A former Navy prosecutor turned Montana-based clean energy developer wants to build the first pumped […]
More cities, states, and even utilities are pledging to shift to all renewable energy. But experts say the nation’s power grid needs a lot of changes to make that happen.
If we electrify vehicles and buildings, we use more electricity, which is hopefully renewable and close by (reduced transmission and distribution infrastructure). Currently, most utilities in the U.S. are summer peaking, but when we electrify buildings in heating climates, they will become winter peaking.