energy grid

Texas to Overhaul Its Grid-Balancing Services With Energy Storage

December 4, 2014 by Katherine Tweed

Before the EPA released its Clean Power Plan earlier this year, with goals for each state to slash carbon dioxide emissions, Texas was already preparing for a changing energy mix. Its grid operator has been evaluating its grid-balancing needs as it takes on more wind power, while coal is retired at an increasing pace.[read more]

The Polar Vortex and the Power Grid: What Really Happened and Why the Grid will Remain Reliable Without Soon-to-Retire Coal Plants

May 1, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Polar Vortex and the Grid

In the grip of the “Polar Vortex,” much of the nation experienced an extremely cold winter. The good news is that despite record electricity demand and some of the coldest weather in 20 years, power companies and grid operators kept the lights and heat on.[read more]

Report: Alstom to Accept GE's $13B Offer

May 1, 2014 by Jeff St. John

The bidding battle between General Electric and Siemens over Alstom seems to have found a preferred winner. The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that Alstom’s board had agreed not to seek out alternatives to GE’s proposed $13 billion takeover of its power and grid businesses.[read more]

With Help From Supercapacitors, Trains Are Providing New Services to the Grid

February 12, 2014 by Katherine Tweed

Even in the best public transportation locales, such as New York, it’s a wonder that any project gets completed, let alone expanded upon. The Second Avenue subway, finally under construction, has been in some sort of planning phase since 1929.[read more]

How to Build a Clean Energy Grid

December 5, 2013 by America's Power Plan

Clean Energy Grid

Thanks to new technologies, consumer demand, and important policy drivers, the power system is undergoing a rapid evolution. Even the slow-moving and cautious world of transmission is changing. But key factors preventing the United States from accessing its rich resources of clean energy.[read more]

Court Delivers Victory for Clean Energy

June 14, 2013 by Bill White

Clean Energy Ruling


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently issued a resounding endorsement of the value of high-voltage transmission needed to bring clean energy to millions of electricity customers.[read more]