Archive for the ‘Electrical System’ Category:

2022-06-30 We Have To Switch To Electric Cars

We have to switch to electric cars. Can the grid handle it? From a video on Engineering Explained channel. EVs – electric vehicles – get about 100 miles per gallon equivalent. One gallon of gasoline is equivalent to 33.7 kWh. We do some math and come up with about 1 trillion kWh used by

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2022-06-19 FERC Proposes Interconnect Reforms

The FERC – federal Energy Regulatory Commission has thousands of solar and wind projects that want to interconnect to the grid. But many of them are in development phase.

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2022-06-18 MIT: Storage Can Deliver Carbon-free US Grid

An MIT Technology Energy Initiative study finds that storage can deliver carbon-free US grid.

2022-06-16 Nanogrid Uses Hydrogen Storage

I really like this all-in-one solar plus storage system which has both batteries and green hydrogen generation, storage and fuel cells. It’s expensive but everything is integrated into one package.

2022-06-01 VPPs Virtual Power Plants – Zero Carbon Grid

Zero carbon grid with VPPs – virtual power plants

2022-05-25 AQMD Pays $250 For Home Charger

The So. California AQMD will pay up to $250 for a level 2 charger (similar to a dryer outlet) to homeowners. Also more or less $, refer to the link for more information.

2022-05-11 Wind Turbines Can Stabilize The Grid

NREL and GE develop the system.

2022-05-02 Most Of California Generation Is Renewables

I don’t know what happened, but 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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2022-04-14 Calif. Needs Massive Buildout Of Battery Storage And Hydrogen

San Diego Gas & Electric talk about electrification, which I assume means changing from natural gas to electricity. They base their predictions on needing more renewables plus storage and green hydrogen. They haven’t taken into account that by 2045, sea level rise may force hundreds of thousands of people to have to relocate further inland.

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