There are two major tends driving the U.S. power sector. First, a large number of new technologies are becoming commercially available at different levels. The second trend has to do with new public health.
There is a stark disparity between the falling costs for renewable energy solutions for electricity customers and the rising $1 trillion budget that U.S. utilities will spend on new infrastructure over the next 15 years. The potential for utility over-investment on its side of the meter, and the potential for over-capacity on both sides of the meter, suggest that demand flexibility must be embraced by both parties, according to analysts at Rocky Mountain Institute.
ViZn Energy Systems on August 18 announced that it has won a contract from renewable energy project developer Hecate Energy to deliver a 2MW/6MWh zinc-iron redox flow battery system that is to be used to provide ancillary services for Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator (OIESO).
Indian companies will be bidding on 750 megawatts of solar projects this week as part of a government- funded support program in the western states of Maharashtra and Gujarat.
“Tenders for setting up 500 megawatts of capacity in Maharashtra and 250 megawatts in Gujarat’s Charanka solar park will be out this week and awarded in three months,” Ashvini Kumar, managing director at Solar Energy Corp. of India, the implementing agency for central government’s grid-connected solar programs, said Tuesday in an interview.
The bids are part of the second phase of the National Solar Mission through which capacity of at least 2 gigawatts will be auctioned featuring 21 billion rupees ($322 million) of government-funded support.