POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Apr. 8, 2016

U.K. will have too much electricity this summer; Waste-to-energy plants concentrated in Florida and Northeast


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily update of energy-related news:

  • The U.K.’s National Grid forecasts that the country will have too much electricity this summer due to the growth in wind and solar farms. If this should occur, it could result in an unprecedented emergency order to the country’s power plants to switch off as well as companies being paid to shift their power demand to the times when electricity is at a surplus.
  • At the end of 2015, there were 71 waste-to-energy (WTE) plants in the U.S. with a total generating capacity of 2.3 GW. They are located in 20 states but concentrated in Florida and the Northeast with Florida having more than 20 percent of the country’s WTE electricity generation capacity. WTE plants accounted for 0.4 percent of total U.S. electricity generation in 2015.
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