A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:
- The nation’s power grid will play a “back-up only role” as soon as 2050 as solar and battery costs decrease, says a new analysis by a firm that designs microgrids. CBS News reports the study’s coauthor says the change won’t necessarily pit utilities against the new technology because the solar and battery systems are grid-connected.
- “Regional compliance with the [EPA’s Clean Power Plan] by 2030 is possible, and is likely to be less costly than state-by-state compliance,” says a new report by the Southwest Power Pool. From the Public Power article, “SPP said that it applied a carbon-cost adder – as a tax on each fossil unit’s CO2 emissions – and added it to existing resource plans. SPP’s assessment found an adder of between $30-45 per ton would be the most cost-effective in a regional approach.”
News Release TCEH Corp., Parent Company for Luminant and TXU Energy, Emerges from Chapter 11 as a Competitive, Well-Capitalized Company *** Energy Industry Veteran Curt Morgan Formally Named CEO *** Restructuring Eliminates More Than $33 Billion in Debt *** Benefits from Low Leverage Relative to Peer Group *** Company […]
Razen Thomas is proud to be Powering Texas and proud of the hard work and innovation that she sees from her colleagues every day at Oak Grove Power Plant. As support manager, Razen makes sure everyone has the tools, equipment and processes to do their jobs safely and effectively. Watch this month’s Job One Profile […]
An abundance of wildlife, including numerous bald eagles, call Luminant’s sites and reclaimed land home. When Liberty Mine’s resident bald eagle pair returns this fall, they’ll find a few home renovations – most notably, a new nest location. The eagles’ nest was recently moved away from mining activities to a new location on company property […]