A nearly daily update of energy-related news:
- The EIA reports that in 2016 we will see 9.5 GW of utility-scale solar installed, 8 GW of natural gas added and 6.8 GW of wind. These numbers indicate that solar is poised for a record year. “If actual additions ultimately reflect these plans, 2016 will be the first year in which utility-scale solar additions exceed additions from any other single energy source,” says EIA.
- In an effort to conserve electricity during a prolonged drought, Venezuela has designated every Friday in April and May as a non-working holiday. This news comes following last month’s closure of the country during the Easter holiday. Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro stated that by granting workers those additional days off, there were almost 22 centimeters of water saved (about nine inches) at the Guri Dam over the Easter holiday. The Guri Dam supplies as much as 75 percent of the electricity used in the country’s capital of Caracas.
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 […]