article thumbnail

How to Prevent Blackouts by Packetizing the Power Grid

Cars That Think

That need for balance is true of electric power grids, too. Spiking demand for electric heat collided with supply problems created by frozen natural-gas equipment and below-average wind-power production. The same basic ideas could work on the electrical grid, too.

article thumbnail

IEEE Discusses 6 Simple Solutions to Climate Change at COP27

Cars That Think

Rahman, a power expert and professor of electrical and computer engineering at Virginia Tech , is the former chair of the IEEE ad hoc committee on climate change. Some continue to burn coal, for example, because there are no other economically feasible choices for them. “We

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

article thumbnail

How to Hasten India’s Transition Away From Coal

Cars That Think

Greenhouse gas emissions will certainly grow too, because India’s energy generation is dominated by fossil fuels—coal-fired power plants for electricity, coal- and gas-fired furnaces for industrial heating, liquid petroleum gas for cooking, and gasoline and diesel for transportation.

India 76
article thumbnail

Intermountain Power Agency orders MHPS JAC Gas Turbine technology for renewable-hydrogen energy hub, operated by LA DWP

Green Car Congress

The Intermountain Power Agency (IPA) has awarded Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) a contract for two M501JAC power trains for the Intermountain Power Plant (IPP) in Delta, Utah. The ACES project will use renewable power to produce hydrogen through electrolysis.

2020 428
article thumbnail

Tesla Energy takes a stand against coal and gas generators in Australia

Teslarati

Tesla Energy firmly argued against using coal and gas generators to support a proposed low-cost, reliable, secure, and zero-emissions grid in Australia. . The project was aimed at providing a more robust and lower emissions power system for Australians.

Coal 109
article thumbnail

IBM introduces new wind and solar forecasting system for utilities; big data analytics and weather modeling to predict output

Green Car Congress

IBM has developed an advanced power and weather modeling technology that will help utilities increase the reliability of renewable energy resources. The solution combines weather prediction and big data analytics to forecast accurately the availability of wind power and solar energy. This will enable utilities to integrate more renewable energy into the power grid, the company says. This amount of additional energy can power roughly more than 14,000 homes.

2013 254
article thumbnail

CMU researchers find controlled charging of PHEVs can cut cost of integration into electricity system by 54-73%; higher benefits with wind power

Green Car Congress

The magnitude of these savings is ~5% to 15% higher in a system with 20% wind penetration compared to a system with no wind power, and the savings are 50–60% higher in a system that requires capacity expansion. As one of the fastest growing electricity sources in the United States, wind can be expected to meet a large proportion of the renewable portfolio standards. But allowing grid operators to control electric vehicle charging speed could reduce these costs further.

2014 240
article thumbnail

Tesla’s solar neighborhood in Austin could help TX learn if renewables are viable

Teslarati

Tesla Energy takes a stand against coal and gas generators in Australia. These directives build upon the reforms passed this session to increase power generation capacity & ensure the reliability of the Texas power grid.

article thumbnail

bp and thyssenkrupp Steel to advance the decarbonization of steel production; low-carbon hydrogen and renewable power

Green Car Congress

bp and thyssenkrupp Steel have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) focused on the development of long-term supply of low-carbon hydrogen and renewable power in steel production, helping accelerate the steel industry’s wider energy transition. By replacing the coal-fired blast furnaces with direct reduction plants in which iron ore is reduced with low-carbon hydrogen, thyssenkrupp Steel intends to make steel production climate-neutral in the long term.

Hydrogen 163
article thumbnail

3 Oil Majors That Bet Big On Renewables

Green Car Congress

Further, according to Rystad Energy, Big Oil is expected to pump in $166B into new oil and gas ventures over the next five years, thus dwarfing the currently specified outlay of just $18B (less than 10% of capex) for solar and wind energy projects. by Alex Kimani for Oilprice.com.

2020 344
article thumbnail

Australia Goes All-in on Green Hydrogen

Cars That Think

They’ve been studying up on renewable energy, hydrogen power, and electric vehicles, preparing for the big day in April when their remote-controlled vehicles will rumble for 4 hours in Gladstone, a port city in Queensland. Plug Power , based in Latham, N.Y.

Australia 100
article thumbnail

H2FUTURE building world’s largest green hydrogen pilot plant; targeting the steel industry

Green Car Congress

The European H2FUTURE project consortium, comprising voestalpine, Siemens, VERBUND, and Austrian Power Grid, together with the research partners K1-MET and ECN, officially gave the green light to the construction of a 6 MW “green” hydrogen pilot production plant—the world’s largest—at a voestalpine Linz steel plant. To integrate the volatile renewable energy from wind and solar power into the energy system, we will need even more storage capabilities in future.

2018 210
article thumbnail

80x30: U.S. Clean Energy Standard Accelerates Transition to Renewables

Cars That Think

Joe Biden may have called for 100% clean power in the United States by 2035, but he didn't set a clear path to get there. To reach the 80x30 goal, the US power grid would need to add between 60 and 80 GW of new clean power every year (double the record 35 GW of renewables added in 2020).

article thumbnail

US installs 6.2 GW of solar PV in 2014, up 30% over 2013

Green Car Congress

An additional 767 MW of concentrating solar power (CSP) came on-line in the same period. Solar accounted for 32% of US new generating capacity in 2014, beating out both wind energy and coal for the second year in a row. 2014 was the largest year ever for concentrating solar power, with 767 MW brought on-line. The US EIA reports that in 2015, electric generating companies expect to add more than 20 gigawatts (GW) of utility-scale generating capacity to the power grid.

2015 223
article thumbnail

Siemens presents three-point plan for implementing cost-efficient energy transition in Germany

Green Car Congress

Relying on a higher share of efficient, low-emission combined cycle power plants and wind energy could save €150 billion (US$200 billion) by 2030 while attaining the same CO 2 targets, Siemens says. The country should give greater priority to high-efficiency combined cycle power plants and wind power, the company suggests. To date, renewables have had feed-in priority over conventionally generated power from combined cycle and coal-fired power plants.

2013 209
article thumbnail

Geely invests in Carbon Recycling Intl.; vehicles fueled by methanol from CO2, water and renewable energy

Green Car Congress

Methanol-powered vehicles are one pillar of Geely Auto’s diversified new-energy strategy, which also encompasses ethanol, CNG, gasoline-electric hybrid, plug-in hybrid, pure-electric, and extended-range solutions. Vulcanol is CRI’s brand name for renewable methanol, produced from CO 2 and hydrogen from renewable sources of electricity (hydro, geothermal, wind and solar). Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Group) will invest a total of US$45.5

2015 214
article thumbnail

How Smart EV Charging Will Help Promote Renewable Power Generation

Wallbox

The proportion of grid electricity generated by renewables such as wind and solar energy fluctuates depending on how hard the wind is blowing or how strong the sun is shining. How EVs can help balance the grid.

Grid 52
article thumbnail

Mercedes-Benz Cars plants in Germany to be supplied with CO2-neutral energy from 2022

Green Car Congress

Thereby, we completely forego coal-based electricity and obtain our electrical energy from only renewable sources. In Germany, Mercedes-Benz Cars has eight vehicle and powertrain plants (Bremen, Rastatt, Sindelfingen, Berlin, Hamburg, Kamenz, Kölleda, Stuttgart-Untertürkheim), which either purchase electricity or operate their own power plants. In the future, 100% of additional purchased electricity will come from verifiable renewable sources, such as wind- and hydropower.

2018 163
article thumbnail

Obama gives $2.4bn Jump Start To Battery Makers

Revenge of the Electric Car

“Even as our economy has been transformed by new forms of technology, our electric grid looks largely the same as it did half a century ago,&# Obama said. President Obama is making good on his promise to spearhead the EV revolution. During a visit to Southern California Edison’s Pomona EV test facility, he launched a $2.4 billion competitive grant program for US battery makers.

Obama 116
article thumbnail

ChargePoint’s roadmap: EV charging 80% home/work, 20% public/fast, “virtual batteries” for utilities

Green Car Congress

The recent expansions of both its charging equipment and its network—which integrates third-party EVSE manufacturers —is laying the foundation for what ChargePoint sees as an ecosystem that not only provides charging services for millions of electric vehicles, but also works in collaboration with utilities to provide valuable grid balancing services with support for the intermittent generation of renewables. In the power grid, supply and demand need to match exactly.

2017 150
article thumbnail

ARPA-E trying to assist non-funded applicants find other funding sources; energy storage, biofuels and renewable power the top categories

Green Car Congress

The listing, which includes 85 organizations as of 22 January, is grouped into 13 categories, with the largest categories being energy storage (29 applicants); biofuels (17); and renewable power (13): Biofuels (17). Grid (non-storage) (0). Power Electronics (2). Renewable Power (13). Vehicle Technologies (non-power) (3). Grid-Scale Rampable Intermittent Dispatchable Storage (GRIDS). Agile Delivery of Electrical Power Technology (ADEPT).

2011 190
article thumbnail

Plug-In Hybrids (or Plugin Hybrids)

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

A PHEV can provide power to an entire home in the case of an outage; A fleet of PHEVs could power critical systems during emergencies. Plug-In Hybrids Are Cleaner (Even on a Coal Grid) [ to top ] This entire section is finally obsolete -- because we now have a definitive study by the Electric Power Research Institute and the Natural Resources Defense Council. In many areas of the country, overnight power is available at a lower cost.

Plugin 50
article thumbnail

Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Electric cars and a smart electric grid have a bright future, according to panelists at a roundtable discussion on the subject that I attended last Friday in Boston. “I And in a true smart grid, electric cars will not only be able to draw on electricity to run their motors, they will also be able to do the reverse: send electricity stored in their batteries back into the grid when it is needed. In effect, cars would be acting like tiny power stations.

2009 41
article thumbnail

Tennessee, Nissan and TVA forge a path for electric car | www.tennessean.com | The Tennessean

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Facebook Digg Reddit Newsvine Twitter Tennessee may be getting a jump-start on preparations for the electric car, but how quickly Americans take to it and how enthusiastically power companies support it remain key questions as the government and automakers push for more alternative-fuel vehicles. headquarters  an electric-powered version of the new Nissan Cube crossover vehicle  isnt the model the automaker will introduce here next year.

2009 44
article thumbnail

CalCars and PHEVs Frequently Asked Questions

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Power and Associates 2004 report ]. Environmental Effects and Benefits to top Wont all these cars require us to build even more power plants? A January 2007 Pacific National Laboratory study shows that if we woke up tomorrow and all our vehicles could plug in, todays grid could support more than three-quarters of them charging at night without building a single power plant. Dont PHEVs just shift pollution from gasoline cars to power plants?

2009 34