Archive for the ‘gas turbine’ Category:

2022-05-02 Most Of California Generation Is Renewables

I don’t know what happened, but caiso.com used to be the California independent system operator website. You could go there and see how many megawatts total and of renewables were being generated in real time. Then I started getting error messages like there was a problem! I checked a few times a month and renewables

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2022-04-20 Are You Paying For A Worthless Gas Plant?

Every consumer should understand this very important article about the economic reality of building a gas fired power plant. The term Stranded Asset should be explained. The electric power producers are not making decisions that are in the best interests of their customers and shareholders. The banks should be required to finance new fossil fuel

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2022-02-08 Why Texans Don’t Have Power

This is why 70,000 Texans are without power after the freeze this week. Nice to know that Gov. Abbot is sacrificing Texans for money. https://youtube.com/shorts/qPxLCioEhao More about the (un)reliability of the Texas natural gas supply and why it’s not as cheap as renewables plus storage. https://cleantechnica.com/2022/02/07/the-hidden-costs-of-keeping-gas-plants-online-in-texas-beyond/

2022-01-18 Used And Useful: States Must Enforce – End Waste By Utilities

This opinion article exposes the bad business practices that utilities are guilty of. The electric utilities abuse the ratepayers by passing on their disinformation and bad decisions in the form of increased electricity costs. https://www.utilitydive.com/news/unused-and-useless-states-must-act-to-end-flawed-natural-gas-power-plant-b/616899/

2021-11-11 Hydrogen Major Drawbacks, Propaganda

This article tells about many drawbacks of hydrogen: gray, blue and green hydrogen. They claim that << Combusting green hydrogen in power plants jeopardizes public health and delays climate action >> because it produce nitrogen oxides. But so do burning fossil fuels. They bring up that steel pipes are made brittle by hydrogen at high

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2021-09-04 EIA Electric Power Monthly Capacity Factors

This table gives the capacity factors for different generation sources. Does not have coal power plants. Solar PV averages about 25% annually. Wind averages about 35% annually. The conventional fossil fuel power plants https://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/epm_table_grapher.php?t=epmt_6_07_b

2021-08-15 LCOEs + Forecasts For 2030, 2040

Renewables are lower than fossil fuels. Study by Fraunhofer in Germany which has less sunlight. https://cleantechnica.com/2021/08/13/new-study-renewables-much-cheaper-than-fossils-levelized-cost-of-electricity-lcoe-study/

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2021-07-15 Hydrogen Turbines Vs. Lithium Ion

The cost of green hydrogen must come down or else the gas turbines must be used as a peaker plant during the time when high demand causes electricity price to spike. As the percentage of renewables increases, this may happen more often. But that will cost consumers. https://www.pv-magazine.com/2021/07/14/hydrogen-fired-gas-turbines-vs-lithium-ion-storage/

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