Working natural gas in underground storage in the Lower 48 states as of October 31, 2018, totaled 3,208 billion cubic feet (Bcf), according to interpolated data from EIA’s Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report
Renewable diesel is an alternative fuel that is chemically similar to petroleum diesel and nearly identical in its performance characteristics.
The number of customers participating in retail choice programs peaked at 17.2 million customers (13% of total residential customers) in 2014 and has since declined, reaching 16.2 million customers (12% of the national total) in 2016 and 16.7 million customers (13% of the national total) in 2017.
Space heating and water heating were the top two energy-consuming uses in U.S. homes in 2015, according to EIA’s latest Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS).
U.S. residential heating oil and propane prices at the start of the 2018–2019 winter heating season were 23% and 4% higher, respectively, than at the start of the last heating season.
By connecting the country’s electricity grid through large HVDC lines, the nation’s electricity system will be “more resilient, efficient, reliable, competitive and less vulnerable to cyberattacks,” the letter said.
According to the International Energy Agency, “2018 is the year of electricity” and global electricity supply “is being transformed by the rise of renewables”.
Michigan’s two largest utilities plan to spend $7.2 billion over the next five years to improve electric reliability while preparing for more electric vehicles and distributed generation.
Pennsylvania-based C&D was founded in 1906 and makes batteries for the utility, telecom, UPS, cable, broadband and renewable energy markets. It has four manufacturing facilities in the U.S.
The initiative defined renewable energy to include sources such as solar, geothermal, wind, biomass and hydroelectric. Advocates say this will generate millions of dollars in economic activity and create thousands of jobs.
This is one of the first solar BTAs to be signed in the U.S. and that the agreement is expected to provide Entergy with the largest utility-owned solar facility in the state.
The flood of intermittent wind and solar power on grids is opening new markets for companies
Deploying a floating solar array on man made bodies of water improves energy production by keeping the solar system cooler. At the same time, it reduces evaporation, controls algae growth, and reduces water movement to minimize bank erosion.
The battery world is a fascinating place to be right now. There is so much innovation going on as the world sets course towards a battery-powered future. The difficulty for observers is knowing what is a legitimate breakthrough and what is just hype that will never be commercialized.
New York Public Service Commission approved a petition by Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison) for a $5 million, three-year natural gas demand response pilot program, one of the first demand response projects for natural gas.
Ohio utility customers have a legal right to choose their electricity supplier. Some customers choose to do that by shopping with different companies. The PUCO’s website provides “apples to apples” comparisons of suppliers’ rates, and information is also available through other websites and ads.
The strategy is enabling more companies to buy wind and solar power at prices similar to those paid by some of the biggest corporate users of renewable energy. It’s also boosting demand for renewables as concerns about climate change grow.
Dominion Energy ranks fourth in the U.S. among utility holding companies for owned solar capacity with about 1,250 MW in operation in nine states, according to the company.
The extension will bring it to 10 megawatts, according to an emailed statement. It’s partially funded by a $19 million support package. They are trying to bring costs down by using bigger rotors, more powerful generators and a single export cable.
Construction of the 2,000-acre project is expected to begin in early November 2018, and will consist of more than half a million of First Solar’s advanced technology thin film solar modules on single axis tracker mounts.