A nearly daily update of energy-related news:
- Tesla has discontinued manufacturing the 10 kWh residential Powerwall home battery and has removed all references to it from its website. The battery was marketed as a backup power supply in the event that the grid should fail (like during Superstorm Sandy); however, the economics of this battery did not yield desired results. Instead, the company will focus on its 7 kWh Daily Powerwall.
- A Californian company has created the first-of-its-kind solar power plant that stores electricity using salt. The power plant uses rings of billboard-sized mirrors to reflect the sun onto a salt filled tower. The molten salt boils the water which produces steam that powers electricity-generating turbines. The power plant is a 110 MW facility with 10 hours of energy storage (1,100 MWh of storage), enough to power 75,000 homes.
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 […]