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IEEFA Philippines: NPC-SPUG shift can drive savings to P13.5 billion per year

IEEFA Philippines: NPC-SPUG shift can drive savings to P13.5 billion per year

Shift from diesel to renewables can save electric coops P1.4-1.7 billion over next decade

3 December 2020 (IEEFA Philippines): The record-breaking disasters in the Philippines this year highlight the potential for renewable energy to power small island and isolated power grids and save the country up to P13.5 billion per year, and electric cooperatives an additional P1.4 to P1.7 billion over the next decade, finds a new report from […]

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FlexGen to deploy 10 battery systems for North Carolina cooperatives

Energy Storage News: FlexGen Power Systems will deploy 10 battery energy storage systems (BESS) for electric cooperatives in North Carolina, the energy storage technology provider and systems integrator’s home state.  The systems, adding up to 40MW in total, will each be deployed for a different not-for-profit cooperative group and most will be in rural areas […]

January 10, 2022 Read More →

U.S. utilities sector threatened with $4.1 billion in annual climate losses

Bloomberg ($): The U.S. utilities sector could suffer annual losses of up to $4.1 billion as climate hazards threaten to batter the industry’s infrastructure, according to a new report. Roughly one in five global power lines are heavily exposed to rising sea levels, hurricanes, wildfires and storms, according to BloombergNEF data published Wednesday. In the […]

January 6, 2022 Read More →

EDF to build 100 MW solar+storage project in remote Amazon metro

PV Magazine: Peruvian consultancy Energy Partners has selected EDF Renewables, the renewable energy arm of French energy giant EDF, to develop, build and operate a 100 MW/100 MWh solar-plus-storage plant aimed at providing electricity to the city of Iquitos, the largest metropolis in the Peruvian Amazon. EDF Renewables secured a 20-year PPA for the project […]

December 20, 2021 Read More →
IEEFA Australia: From coal to inverters, AEMO’s engineering vision is ambitious and necessary

IEEFA Australia: From coal to inverters, AEMO’s engineering vision is ambitious and necessary

Regulators and governments must increase pace to match market operator's vision of 100% renewables by 2025

George Orwell wrote “Our civilisation is founded on coal … The machines keep us alive and the machines that make machines, are all directly or indirectly dependent upon coal”. From colonisation until recently, Australia too has been dependent on coal and gas and the large spinning turbines that turn these ancient, buried resources into electrons. […]

IEEFA Australia: Are we ready for a power grid without coal?

IEEFA Australia: Are we ready for a power grid without coal?

Exploring alternatives to ensure a stable power grid

Are we ready for a power grid without coal? Australia’s electricity grid still relies on coal-fired generation. But with coal plants retiring and more renewables coming into the mix, that needs to change. Liddell power station is closing in 2023, and Yallourn in 2028. The way things are going we should expect others to close […]

IEEFA Philippines: NPC-SPUG shift can drive savings to P13.5 billion per year
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IEEFA Philippines: NPC-SPUG shift can drive savings to P13.5 billion per year

Shift from diesel to renewables can save electric coops P1.4-1.7 billion over next decade

3 December 2020 (IEEFA Philippines): The record-breaking disasters in the Philippines this year highlight the potential for renewable energy to power small island and isolated power grids and save the country up to P13.5 billion per year, and electric cooperatives an additional P1.4 to P1.7 billion over the next decade, finds a new report from […]

Actualización del IEEFA: Evaluar la transformación energética de Puerto Rico, una oportunidad para definir y promover el interés público

Actualización del IEEFA: Evaluar la transformación energética de Puerto Rico, una oportunidad para definir y promover el interés público

AEE está tratando de resolver problemas del siglo 21 con soluciones del siglo 20

Puerto Rico está en proceso de reformar su sistema de energía eléctrica: evaluar su plan integrado de recursos (PIR), aprobar las cambiantes regulaciones, adquirir un concesionario para la transmisión y distribución, y establecer la gerencia privada de plantas de generación de energía, entre otras actividades que afectarán el sistema eléctrico de la Isla en los […]

Solar-plus-storage systems bring cheaper, cleaner electricity to Philippines

Clean Technica: The small Filipino town of Paluan on the island of Mindoro has been electrified with the installation of its own Tesla battery powered solar plus storage minigrid. The new minigrid provides power to local residents who had been living on just a few hours of unstable electricity that came and went as inconsistently […]

November 27, 2018 Read More →

Microgrids, renewables should be priorities in Puerto Rico grid rebuild

USA Today: Visitors to Casa Pueblo, a community center in this mountain hamlet, can tour the solar-powered meeting rooms, listen in on the solar-powered radio station or catch a documentary at the solar-powered movie theater. Later, they could lunch at one of Puerto Rico’s first fully solar-powered restaurants just down the street. On an island […]

October 18, 2018 Read More →

Solar mini-grids offer economic option for Nigerian electrification plans

Quartz: Nigeria’s electricity problems mainly revolve around a power generating system that doesn’t produce enough to match demand and an ineffective tariff system that means power distributing companies can hardly make a profit. Just as crucial, there’s a significant infrastructure gap as more than half of Nigeria’s population lacks access to the national power grid. […]

September 12, 2018 Read More →