Three years of electromagnetic pulse simulations and testing by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) show that America’s electrical grid could withstand the impact of an EMP triggered by a nuclear weapon, according to research findings released on Tuesday by the independent, nonprofit grou... Read More »
Bipartisan agreement on the virtues of a bill to encourage new nuclear energy technologies, S. 903, the Nuclear Energy Leadership Act, appeared to fracture during a Senate committee hearing Tuesday over the ongoing debate regarding a permanent storage site for nuclear waste.
U.S. Sen. Catherine C... Read More »
Utilities could make billions of dollars in the fast-growing electric vehicle (EV) market by bundling services for consumers, market research firm Accenture concluded this month.
Accenture Strategy determined that utilities could stand to make as much as $1.7 trillion by 2040 by providing low-mar... Read More »
Ernst & Young officials said the firm has initiated construction of two large-scale Texas-based wind farms expected to generate enough zero-carbon electricity to offset absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The entity has entered into renewable energy Virtual Power Purchase Agreements (VPPAs) ... Read More »
The MPLX Sherwood Gas Processing Complex in West Virginia’s Doddridge County recently expanded its processing capacity by another 400 million cubic feet per day.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony last week put the finishing touch of additions that push the plant past its already 2.2 billion cubic feet ... Read More »
Entergy said recently that customers of Entergy Texas and Entergy Arkansas have seen significant savings as a result of the utilities joining the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), a regional transmission organization, five years ago.
Entergy Texas customers saved approximately $198... Read More »
December is the most popular time of year for the addition of new onshore wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity generation installations, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).
From 2010 through 2018, 43 percent of all onshore wind capacity and 33 percent of all sol... Read More »
U.S. wind power construction and development activity hit record levels in the first quarter, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) U.S. Wind Industry First Quarter 2019 Market Report.
The report found that U.S. project developers announced new wind farms with a total capa... Read More »
Charlotte, N.C.-based Duke Energy neared the 40-percent carbon-free milestone and grew renewable energy generation 11 percent, according to the company’s newly released 2018 Sustainability Report.
“Our results in 2018 have set the stage to achieve our long-term vision,” said Lynn Good, chai... Read More »
PacifiCorp officials said the electric power company has updated its coal fleet economic study to lend insight regarding how it meets the long-term customer energy needs.
“We continuously examine the costs and benefits of how the company generates electricity to ensure we are making the best d... Read More »