Vistra Publishes Their Conclusions on the Moss Landing Incident

Since the September incident wherein attending emergency teams discovered burnt battery cabinets and melted wiring, Vistra’s Moss Landing Phase I facility has been shut down. 
The facility employs a heat suppression mechanism to safeguard individual battery modules from heat dissipation. The preaction sections of that scheme are made up of carbon steel header tubes interconnected by flexible tubing to rack pipework, which has sprayer nozzles placed around each battery module.

Energy Storage Executives Asked Congress to Enact a Stand-Alone Benefit

In letters to congressional officials, energy storage executives requested greater attention to incentives featured in the delayed Build Back Better (BBB) Act.
The planned separate investment tax credit for power storage was viewed as a turning point for the sector. However, the battery storage ITC, like the bill’s entire $550 billion in renewable energy subsidies and investments, has an unclear future.
The executives called to urge all negotiation parties to keep working on and pass the significant climate …

Is the Era of Fossil Fuels Already Over?

All of the world’s leading nations are making global initiatives to reduce coal and oil usage. Despite the apparent momentum, it can often feel like everything is going too slowly over the years.
However, according to a new impressive analysis compiled by Carbon Tracker, the world could finally leave conventional fuels by 2035. Based on its findings, by 2035, advancements might be supplying more than 100 times the amount of electricity required to meet worldwide demand entirely from solar and wind.
Furthermore, …

Natural Gas Infrastructure – Critical to the Energy Transition

A new analysis from research firm IHS Markit highlights the importance gas can have in the shift to net-zero energy. According to the paper, gas plays a crucial role in the short-term and long-term power decarbonization ambitions since current infrastructure can be adapted to deliver low-carbon alternatives.
Furthermore, a deeper focus must be placed on repurposing preexisting infrastructure for gas to become a core foundation of …

United Airlines Completes the World’s First Sustainable Flight

A United 737 Max 8 passenger jet used 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel on Wednesday’s typically scheduled journey from Chicago to Washington. This is a historic first step for the aviation sector.
The 612-mile demonstration flight was co-sponsored by Boeing, CFM International, and United. The trip, which used 500 gallons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in one engine and an equivalent amount of regular fuel oil in the other, generated approximately 75% less CO2 than a conventional jet fuel trip.
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Poland Announces Plans to Upgrade Current Pumped Storage Space

According to a press release, Poland’s Ministry of Climate and the Environment will collaborate with NFEPWM and PGE to develop ecological energy storage.
The heads of the organizations participating in the initiative inked a deal in this regard on October 22. The primary purpose of the planned collaborative actions is to increase Poland’s energy security, which includes assuring a steady electricity supply…

NeoGreen to Explore Hydropower Facility Hydrogen Production

NeoGreen Hydrogen Corporation, a Canadian enterprise, has inked a collaboration deal with Paraguay’s state-owned energy administration, ANDE, to collaborate on commercial-scale hydrogen generation. The firm will work with the Itaipu hydroelectric project.
Brazil and Paraguay happen to share the Itaipu facility on the Parana River. They intend to use the excess green power supplies from Paraguay’s 50 percent share of output from the Itaipu facility will be used to manufacture hydrogen. The trial phase of this project will begin with up to 50 MW of …

Offshore Wind Project Risk Mitigation

With the anticipated increase in offshore wind development in the United States, all project team members should take into account mitigation measures that improve planning and coordination between parties.
These tactics assist in avoiding or at least mitigating friction and issues among participants, which drive up costs, slow things down, and result in legal disputes.
These strategies …