Tech

Understanding the electric transformer shortage

The shortfall in grid equipment is a problem for just about any project that connects to the grid. What’s causing the crunch?

Report: Electrothermal energy storage can yield consistent renewable electricity for industry

ETES’ unique combination of heat electrification and storage can rebalance electricity demands — and help industry decarbonize to boot.

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Phoebe Skok
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Feb 26, 2024

Why 45V may knock one green hydrogen project off the map

Developer Ambient Fuels is prepared to shelve a project targeting refineries that doesn’t pencil out under Treasury guidance.

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Maeve Allsup
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Feb 26, 2024
Podcast
Grid edge

A US city tries a novel approach to microgrids

Can Ann Arbor, Michigan skirt the traditional utility model?

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The Latitude
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Feb 26, 2024

Antora raises $150 million to boost manufacturing

The thermal battery maker is on the verge of a handful of commercial-scale deployments using its heat-as-a-service model.

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Maeve Allsup
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Feb 22, 2024

Report: NEM 3.0 is boosting storage, dragging down panel price in California

In the wake of the state’s new net metering rule, the residential solar market appears to be taking a new approach.

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Maeve Allsup
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Feb 22, 2024

Is 45V guidance killing green hydrogen?

The industry is split over whether hourly matching and additionality requirements will prevent deals from penciling out.

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Maeve Allsup
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Feb 21, 2024

Inside Nvidia’s efforts to spread AI across the grid

Marc Spieler, head of Nvidia’s energy industry practice, explains the company’s strategy to make artificial intelligence useful to utilities.

Podcast
Grid edge

Under the hood of a novel virtual power plant

Will VPPs become a core piece of utility operations?

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The Latitude
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Feb 20, 2024
Commentary
STORAGE

Why battery storage is key for energy independence in Texas

The technology could propel the Lone Star State to lead the country in renewable energy.

2024 trends, part 2: ESG, carbon certifications, curtailment, and AI

Our second installment with Nat Bullard about the biggest trends in climate tech.

A dive into the different business models shaping virtual power plants

An Energy Department VPP expert on the imperative for connecting and dispatching distributed resources

How AI-curious utilities can accelerate adoption of the new tech

Scaling AI will require responsibly expanding its use — moving from crawl to sprint.

Salesforce's take on how to make AI more energy efficient

The software company has its eye on open source models and modular algorithms.

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Maeve Allsup
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Feb 14, 2024

A new registry for clean energy credits could boost the grid value of DERs

WattCarbon’s marketplace facilitates hourly — rather than annual — matching, ideally maximizing the emissions reduction of certificate purchases.

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Phoebe Skok
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Feb 14, 2024