Examining reliability impact of renewables

As directed by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) must conduct periodic assessments of the reliability and adequacy of the bulk power system (BPS). To that end, NERC…

HP joins Amazon, Google, Apple on quest for renewables

Another tech company has decided to jump into the renewable game. Hewlett-Packard (HP) is the latest to announce a wind farm to help power their buildings. Marines stationed at Camp Lejeune in 2008. Credit: Slick-o-bot/Wikimedia…

Hawaii’s 100% renewables requirement makes history

This week, Hawaii made history with its enactment of a law requiring that all of the state’s electricity be produced from renewable energy sources no later than 2045. With the new policy, Act 97, Hawaii…

Telecom providers using renewables, energy storage to protect infrastructure from power outages

As the telecommunications network has grown, it has become a major consumer of electric power. Distributed generation (DG) is a key tool that network providers can now use to reduce their energy costs. At the…