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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma lead to higher gasoline prices in Florida

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma lead to higher gasoline prices in Florida

Evacuations of large population centers preceding the hurricane increased gasoline purchases Hurricane Irma significantly disrupted gasoline markets in Florida, first by prompting increased demand and then by disrupting the supply chain needed to deliver the fuel, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The evacuation of people in anticipation of Hurricane Irma led to higher […]

By September 22, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Hurricane Irma cut power to nearly two-thirds of Florida’s electricity customers

Hurricane Irma cut power to nearly two-thirds of Florida’s electricity customers

After Hurricane Irma made landfall, 64% lower power demand then during same hours in 2016 Hurricane Irma struck Florida on Sept. 10, 2017, and knocked out power to 6.7 million electricity customers—64 per cent of all customer accounts in the state, according to reports compiled by the Florida Division of Emergency Management. About 100,000 customers (1 […]

By September 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Hurricane Harvey caused electric system outages, affected wind generation in Texas – EIA

Hurricane Harvey caused electric system outages, affected wind generation in Texas – EIA

 Wind speeds reached 130 mph as Hurricane Harvey made landfall Hurricane Harvey caused substantial electricity outages, as power plants and transmission infrastructure—particularly in south Texas and along the Gulf Coast—were affected by high winds and significant flooding, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. At its peak, more than 10,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity generating […]

By September 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Hurricane Matthew may cause problems for East Coast energy infrastructure

Hurricane Matthew may cause problems for East Coast energy infrastructure

Governors in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia declared states of emergency in advance of storm’s arrival Hurricane Matthew is moving near or over the east coast of Florida as a Category 3 storm Friday morning. The storm is on track to move north along the East Coast as far as North Carolina this weekend, […]

By October 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Global market for natural gas power generation installations to be $35.9 Billion by 2025

Global market for natural gas power generation installations to be $35.9 Billion by 2025

Distributed natural gas-fueled generation can serve developed and emerging worlds, report finds BOULDER, Colo. – As coal consumption drops and global demand for electricity grows, the market for natural gas-fueled power generation is poised for rapid growth through 2025 in both developing and emerging economies, according to a new report from Navigant Research Despite recent slowdowns in […]

Wind adds most electric generation capacity in 2015, followed by natural gas, solar

Wind adds most electric generation capacity in 2015, followed by natural gas, solar

In Texas, new wind power records continuously being set as wind fleet grows Wind, natural gas, and solar made up almost all new electric generation capacity in 2015, accounting for 41 per cent, 30 per cent, and 26 per cent of total additions, respectively, according to the US Energy Information Administration. The preliminary data also show a record amount […]

Drones market for utilities expected to hit $16.2 billion

Drones market for utilities expected to hit $16.2 billion

Drone technologies can assist utility infrastructure maintenance efforts by determining where ground crews should be deployed While unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones) continue to make headlines as they grow in popularity and increasingly show up in public airspace, the drive to establish commercial uses for the technology is proceeding at a rapid pace, according […]

Energy storage for solar systems will be $8 billion global  market in 2026

Energy storage for solar systems will be $8 billion global market in 2026

Energy storage, combined with falling distributed solar power costs, will accelerate adoption of solar in coming years Energy storage systems for distributed solar are gaining market traction and should be worth $8 billion in 2026, according to a new study from Lux Research. Solar-plus-storage is key for solar to overcome limitations like intermittency and the lack […]

By January 30, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Fitch: Natural gas LDCs lead growth for utilities sector

Fitch: Natural gas LDCs lead growth for utilities sector

State regulatory commissions have helped LDCs with safety, reliability goals by implementing “infrastructure replacement riders” Natural gas local distribution companies or LDCs have become the strong and steady growth vehicle in the broader utilities sector, according to a new report by Fitch Ratings. The need for replacement of aging pipe and a heightened concern for […]

By January 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Distributed energy grid models increasing globally – Navigant

Distributed energy grid models increasing globally – Navigant

Deployments of distributed energy resources are challenging existing grid operating models, report finds BOULDER, Colo. – Power generation from solar, wind, fuel cells, and micro-turbines is increasingly happening off the grid, which can create big headaches for utilities, according to a new report from Navigant Research that analyzes the global market for distributed energy resources technologies, with […]

By December 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →