POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Nov. 4, 2015

Wind generation breaks records; AC demand drives innovation; Paris climate change talks


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily update of energy-related news:

  • Wind generation in Texas hit a peak of 12,238 MW in October 2015 according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) with information provided by ERCOT. This is in contrast to the decreased wind generation seen in 2013-2014 due to the expiration, delayed renewal and modification of the federal renewable energy tax credit. Wind capacity is expected to grow as more installations are built this year.
  • Our increasing demand for air conditioning is guiding innovation. Cooled liquid energy storage uses low-priced nighttime electricity to cool liquid which then is used to offset AC loads during peak times. Learn how two companies are approaching this technology in Utility Dive.
  • Delegates from almost 200 countries will meet in Paris in less than a month to talk climate change. In today’s The New York Times, the author discusses two scientific reasons why change will come slow including carbon dioxide accumulation in the atmosphere and the nature of the carbon dioxide molecule.
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