Current and future state of regional wholesale electricity markets

Michael Giberson What is the current and future state of regional wholesale electricity markets? FERC wants to know, and so it has assembled a panel of experts to appear at a July 1, 2008, technical conference to be held at the Commission. All interested persons are invited to attend, and there is no registration required. … More Current and future state of regional wholesale electricity marketsMore Current and future state of regional wholesale electricity markets

Can you spot the attitude difference?

Lynne Kiesling Note these items from the Financial Times: 1. Peugeot and Mitshubishi enter an electric car alliance, striving toward plug-in hybrid vehicles. The same article notes that Bosch and Samsung have entered into an alliance to develop better lithium-ion batteries. 2. Ford and GM call on the federal government to support plug-in hybrid development; … More Can you spot the attitude difference?More Can you spot the attitude difference?

The importance of energy storage for integrating renewables

Lynne Kiesling This ars technica article on energy storage provides a concise summary of the challenge of energy storage and the current technology options. Focusing on the power needs of datacenters, the article describes the intermittency problem associated with renewable sources (in normal language, the sun doesn’t necessarily shine and the wind doesn’t necessarily blow … More The importance of energy storage for integrating renewablesMore The importance of energy storage for integrating renewables