POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Dec. 16, 2015

New energy storage metrics; Texas leads nation in wind and natural gas power growth; San Diego commits to renewables


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily update of energy-related news:

  • GTM Research has begun to count MWhs and carbon reductions in its storage market updates to help show energy storage’s potential as a viable technology.  GTM Research is using these two metrics since a MWh (considered an energy unit) can show the number of hours a storage system can deliver as compared with a MW (a power unit) which only measures the amount of electricity the storage system can provide at any given point in time. Using both metrics helps to produce a better picture of the technology capacity says GTM Research.
  • Texas leads the nation in the growth of new power generation from wind and natural gas according to FuelFix. More than 33 percent of new wind and natural gas-fired power added to the country’s electric grid in 2015 (through September) came from Texas.
  • The city of San Diego (the country’s eighth-largest city) has legally committed to cutting its greenhouse gas emission in half and move exclusively to renewable energy by 2035. City officials state that they also intend to shift half of the city’s fleet to electric vehicles by 2020.
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