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    • July 23, 2019 - 17:21

      NREL Names FAST Prize Concept Stage Winners

      Nine pumped-storage hydropower concepts today were named winners of the latest stage in the FAST Commissioning for Pumped-Storage Hydropower prize competition. The FAST Prize—which stands for “Furthering Advancements to Shorten Time”—is part of the American-Made Challenges series, designed to accelerate the commissioning times of pumped-storage hydro projects from 10 years to five, while reducing both cost and risk.

    • July 23, 2019 - 16:33

      Operating and Spinning Reserves for Reliability

      Operating reserves are vitally needed by electric utilities if they are to ensure that energy is available when needed in response to a number of system events that might drive additional need. Recent developments in new technologies such as storage, load management, advanced predictive capability, and the demonstration of new inverter capabilities have the potential to contribute to spinning and other reserve requirements.  The changing energy landscape is driving the need to reconsider the industry’s traditional approach to reserves including the increased use of variable energy resources.

    • July 23, 2019 - 15:39

      A New Battery Could Be Key To Cutting Carbon Emissions, Slowing Climate Change

      NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Yet-Ming Chiang, professor of materials science and engineering at MIT, about why new battery technology is key to cutting carbon emissions and slowing climate change.

    • July 23, 2019 - 15:21

      Northeastern States Primed to Be the Next Major Energy Storage Market

      Northeastern states have enacted a dizzying array of policies to promote energy storage development alongside the growth of renewables over the past few years. This region is united in its muscular state policy stances on combating climate change with a pivot to cleaner electricity. Aggressive clean energy policy alone benefits from greater capacity to store intermittent production, but the Northeast also has a geographic interest in resilience in the face of hurricanes, Nor'easters, ice storms and blizzards.

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