Department of Energy (DOE)
Muhammad Aziz, Takuya Oda, Takao Kashiwagi
Green hydrogen electricity is a waste of money and time, says columnist Steve Huntoon.
Controlled Thermal Resources
California PUC President Alice Reynolds set the tone for the theme of climate resilience at the group's annual meeting with a story about the history of the Salton Sea.
Private investors poured an additional $500 million into a company that believes the fusion reactor it’s developing can achieve net electricity generation.
President Biden signed the $1.2 trillion, bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, drawing praise from across the energy sector.
Lithium-Ion Battery Megafactory
The DOE wants to cut the cost of lithium-ion batteries, recharge EVs with a 300-mile range in 15 minutes and boost battery recycling — all in the next decade.
Rocky Mountain Power
PacifiCorp will receive $6.42 million in Department of Energy funding for a “connected communities” pilot project in Utah, one of 10 projects nationwide.
Coordinating grid operations with DER aggregation as directed by Order 2222 demands a bottom-up approach to avoid wholesale market inefficiencies, experts said.
House Energy and Commerce Committee
Democrats at a House E&C Energy Subcommittee hearing focused on the offshore wind industry and its emerging domestic supply chain and jobs.
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and NERC CEO Jim Robb discussed the challenges of climate change and cybersecurity on the second day of GridSecCon 2021.
Offshore wind is often mismatched with consumer demand for electricity; better transmission planning can help avoid curtailment, congestion, report says.
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