Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced grant funding has been awarded to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Stanford School of Engineering’s Spormann Laboratory to conduct new power-to-gas and energy storage research. The two entities will receive $800,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). SoCalGas will provide co-funding of $400,000 in addition to $125,000 of seed funding it provided in 2017. The initiative will research the use of […]
Pumped-storage hydropower is complementary to variable generation, such as wind and solar, because it can reduce curtailment of excess generation by providing load and energy storage, thus enabling greater integration of these resources into the electric power system.
The guide focuses on the Borrego Springs, Tehachapiand and Notrees energy storage projects and examines the long-term impact that they will have on the future project pipeline in the United States
Under a new, $220 million U.S. Department of Energy grid-modernization program, Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists will collaborate with other laboratories, academia, and state and local agencies on critical research and development in a number of key areas, such as advanced electrical storage systems and integrating clean energy into the grid. Up to $35.25 million […]
The 53rd R&D 100 Awards ceremony took place recently in Las Vegas, Nevada. Going all the way back to 1963, these prestigious awards have identified and honored significant major technological developments every year.
This post originally appeared on the United Kingdom-based CSP Today website. It is reprinted here with permission. A CSP Today interview with Peter Davidson, Executive Director Of The Loan Program Office (LPO) At The U.S. Department of Energy Marco Geraghty of CSP Today spoke with Peter Davidson to reflect upon the Loan Guarantee Program and its […]
A low-cost, long-life “flow” battery could let wind and solar energy become major suppliers to the electrical grid. Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University assisted in the design. Research was led by Yi Cui, a Stanford associate professor and member of the Stanford Institute for Materials […]
Fast response, energy-storage flywheels support a more stable, reliable, and efficient electricity grid, says that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR). The rule would require each grid operator under its jurisdiction to structure their regulation market tariffs to provide pay-for-performance. Under pay-for-performance tariffs, grid operators would implement a […]