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(New). Heat Pumps
FRIDAY, september 20, 2013
While heat pumps are not a traditional supply shifting technology, they can replace burning natural gas with efficient electric power and they do shift heat in the desired direction.
A. Natural Gas Fracking
monday, december 1, 2014
Hydraulic fracturing has driven down the price of natural gas from a high of $13 per million British Thermal Units (mmBTU) in 2008, natural gas prices have plummeted to below $2.50 per mmBTU, nearing record-setting lows, a game changer for both coal and renewables. Is the process worth the risk?
B. Managing Variable Energy Resources (VER)
monday, may 14, 2012
Smart Grid technology will enable intermittent resources such as wind and solar to participate by providing visibility of renewable production and capacity
C. Distributed Energy Resources (DER)
saturday, may 19, 2012
According to Amory Levins of the Rocky Mountain Institute, all new central thermal power stations are now obsolete and uncompetitive. What will a larger number of smaller-distributed power plants mean for the Smart Grid?
D. Hydroelectric Uprating
monday, september 23, 2013
Retrofitting dams to provide more generation at peak times is one of the most immediate, cost-effective, and environmentally acceptable means of developing additional electric power.