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Integrating the Latin American Electricity Grid

In the coming years, Latin American countries will have to make major investments in electricity generation and grid infrastructure in order to meet growing energy demand and provide universal energy access. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, power generation in Latin America and the Caribbean will have to double by 2030, requiring an investment … Continue reading Integrating the Latin American Electricity Grid

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LA Times has faulty analysis on costs of integrating renewables

A recent LA Times article misunderstands how renewables are integrated onto the electric grid. While the topic is admittedly complicated, this article gets almost everything incorrect. Here is a point-by-point correction of the errors in the LA Times piece along with an overview of recent analysis from the grid operator in California (the California Independent … Continue reading LA Times has faulty analysis on costs of integrating renewables

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Electric vehicles and the power grid

Under funding from the National Science Foundation’s Cyber-Physical Systems Program, a research group is attempting to develop mathematical algorithms to help guide the integration of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PEVs) into the power grid. Specifically, the researchers are working to anticipate and solve optimization problems critical to various parties, such as PEV owners, commercial charging … Continue reading Electric vehicles and the power grid

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Building a Better Battery for Electric Vehicles and the Grid

If you wanted to shorten the path from discovering to commercializing a promising battery technology for electric and hybrid vehicles and the electricity grid, you’d probably want to start an Energy Innovation Hub. That’s exactly what happened today, as Argonne National Lab takes the reins of the newly formed Batteries and Energy Storage Hub. It’ll … Continue reading Building a Better Battery for Electric Vehicles and the Grid

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Energy Storage on the Grid

Long Duration Energy Storage Systems: Compressed Air, Pumped Storage, NaS Batteries, Advanced Lead Acid Batteries, Flow Batteries, and Lithium Ion Batteries for Utility-Scale Storage: Market Analysis and Forecasts. Long-duration or bulk energy storage on the grid (ESG) is by far the largest market for energy storage, and until recently was the only market. Advances in … Continue reading Energy Storage on the Grid

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Solar power and wind energy may stabilise the power grid

Renewable energies such as wind, sun and biogas are set to become increasingly important in generating electricity. If increasing numbers of wind turbines and photovoltaic systems feed electrical energy into the grid, it becomes denser – and more distributed. Therefore, instead of a small number of large power plants, it links a larger number of … Continue reading Solar power and wind energy may stabilise the power grid

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Submarine Electricity Transmission

The market for high-voltage submarine cables is a small and highly specialized industry that will experience strong growth over the next several years. Demand for submarine cables is growing steadily as national governments and regional organizations pledge their efforts to expanding offshore renewable power generation, linking remote land masses, and interconnecting their national grids. These … Continue reading Submarine Electricity Transmission

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