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  • U.S. launches cybersecurity innovation program to support clean energy transition

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip Highlighting the urgent need to address grid vulnerabilities, the U.S. Dept. of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Lab have launched a cybersecurity innovation program to support the country’s rapid clean energy transition. The Clean Energy Cybersecurity Accelerator will feature federal experts, leaders in the energy sector, and innovators to develop new cybersecurity…

  • Wood Mackenzie: Global energy storage to reach 12 GW/28 GWh in 2021

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip Global energy storage deployments are expected to nearly triple year-over-year in 2021, reaching 12 GW/28 GWh, according to a report by Wood Mackenzie. Wood Mackenzie’s Global Energy Storage Outlook forecasts nearly 1 TWh of total demand from 2021-2030, with the U.S. and China dominating the market. The two countries will account for over…

  • FPL, Florida International partner on solar+storage microgrid

    One of the nation’s leading energy research universities is partnering with a Florida utility to complete and commission a solar+storage microgrid later this year. Miami-based Florida International University and Florida Power & Light have worked together for decades on various energy projects. The latest, to be fully operational later this year, is a microgrid that…

  • Puerto Rico microgrid at manufacturing plant to deliver renewables and resilience

    This week, power management companies Eaton and Enel X announced plans for a second joint microgrid project in Puerto Rico. Both projects will reduce demand on regional energy infrastructure and enable Eaton to power its manufacturing plants with more renewables and boost energy resilience for its operations, said the companies in a press release.  The…

  • Western U.S. utilities totaling 10M+ customers create exploratory group looking for future market options

    A dozen of the major power providers in the western U.S. are banding together to pursue future market services which could offer both reliable electricity and carbon reduction, they say. The informal Western Markets Exploratory Group members deliver electricity to millions of customers. They are exploring the potential for new market services including day-ahead energy…

  • EIA: Global renewable energy consumption nearly reaches that of liquid fuels by 2050

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip Barring significant changes in policies or trends, U.S. Energy Information Administration modeling forecasts increasing global energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions through 2050. The EIA released the International Energy Outlook 2021 on Wednesday, which makes assumptions based on U.S. laws and regulations as of May 2021, and incorporates existing international laws. The report…

  • SNRG and Australian start-up expand UK microgrid market

    UK microgrids developer SNRG has partnered with Australian decentralized energy systems management firm Gridcognition to electrify residential households in the UK. Centrica-backed SNRG will leverage Gridcognition’s technologies to design microgrid projects and assess the value of decentralized systems including solar, battery storage, energy flexibility, and electric vehicles on resilient energy systems and the energy transition.…

  • Battery recycling’s big chance

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip The demand for electric vehicles has never been higher. Government leaders see the elimination of internal combustion vehicles as a crucial step to reduce global emissions and slow the effects of climate change. But the limited availability of raw materials used to manufacture lithium-ion batteries — the primary power source for electric vehicles…

  • The world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine just got more powerful

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip GE Renewable Energy’s prototype Haliade-X offshore wind turbine GE Renewable Energy’s prototype Haliade-X offshore wind turbine, the most powerful in the world, has reached a production output of 14 megawatts, the company announced Tuesday. Initially certified for 12 MW, the Haliade-X reached an output of 13 MW last year. The updated Heliade-X 14…

  • German government investing $115M in renewable energy in Africa

    The German government has announced that it will direct €100 million ($115.7 million) in investment to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy across Africa. The capital will be invested through the African Development Bank’s Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) to unlock private sector participation in funding the region’s transition to low-carbon energy resources. The…