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  1. Fall in power demand continues unabated

    UK power demand fell to a record low in August and is indicative of a persistent trend since 2010 that has added to the impact of increased renewable power in the country’s system. Rob Lalor, analyst with EnAppSys , told Power Engineering International that demand has been falling fast since 2010, when overall electricity demand hit its peak. “This fall has been driven by the closure of intensive industry, increased energy efficiency and increased interconnector flows (now around ~2.5 GW net imports)” “The implications of this is that since 2010 the overall reduction in generation caused by reduced demand and increased power imports has actually matched growth in renewable generation (both ~6GW vs 2015). This has effectively doubled the impact of r enewables upon existing generators. Over this period fossil fuel generation has fallen by almost 50%.” The combined impact of these two changes has had a major impact upon fossil fuels, says Lalor. “If renewables, interconnectors and demand reduction were a fuel type, their combined 'generation' in 2015 would have exceeded conventional generation at gas-fired power stations .” “In the future, demand is expected to level out and then potentially rise slightly again if heat and transport becomes electrified; although in the most intensive future scenarios, demand only rises back as high as the 2010 peak. This electrification may, however, be a key step in de-carbonising the whole electricity system.” The trend explains why despite plant closures, peak demand is dictating that more power plants need to be kept on. “Coupled with renewables it has transformed the whole electricity system over the past 5 years,” Lalor added.

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    Mon, 5 Sep 2016

  2. NYISO, utilities talk about transmission need in New York

    As noted in NYISO’s comments, in accordance with the planning process developed in compliance with FERC Order 1000

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    Mon, 15 Aug 2016

  3. E.ON spins off fossil fuel generation into new company to focus on renewables

    German utility E.ON has announced that it will split in two in response to a changing energy market.

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    Tue, 2 Dec 2014

  4. Solar Energy News: Florida-based NextEra pulls out of Hawaii energy projects

    Florida-based NextEra Energy is further cutting its ties with Hawaii after ending its plans to merge with Hawaiian Electric.

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    Mon, 25 Jul 2016

  1. After merger plan ends, NextEra Energy pulls out of Hawaii energy projects

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    Mon, 25 Jul 2016

  2. NextEra Energy switches on Oregon solar power project

    Pacific Power will purchase the energy generated by the solar system as part of a 15-year power purchase agreement

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    Fri, 13 May 2016

  3. Regulators size up costs, need for $1 billion Duke Energy gas plant

    North Carolina electricity regulators began deliberating Monday whether to allow a $1.1 billion Duke Energy conversion of a coal-fired power plant to burn natural gas

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    Wed, 24 Feb 2016

  4. New York PSC Offers Help to FitzPatrick, Ginna Nuclear Plants

    The New York State Public Service Commission said Feb. 23 that the FitzPatrick nuclear facility in Oswego County could be financially sound and ready for refueling as soon as June under an expedited rescue plan proposed that day by the commission.

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    Wed, 24 Feb 2016

  5. Regulators size up costs, need for $1B Duke Energy gas plant

    North Carolina electricity regulators began deliberating Monday whether to allow a $1.1 billion Duke Energy conversion of a coal-burning power plant to burn cleaner natural gas.

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    Mon, 22 Feb 2016

  6. European Investment Bank adopts new carbon emissions standard

    The European Investment Bank has adopted new guidelines, including an Emissions Performance Standard to be applied to all fossil fuel generation projects.

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    Mon, 29 Jul 2013

  7. UK energy ministry rules out nationalisation option for CCS

    The UK government will continue to place its faith in a competition framework to drive carbon capture and storage on the island, despite industry chiefs suggesting that a national corporation be set up to push the technology on a temporary basis.

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    Wed, 8 Jul 2015

  8. The solar battery of the future is already here

    Companies like Solar City are bundling solar with batteries, and battery makers see an enormous market in distributed energy

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    Fri, 15 May 2015

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