Philip Sharp, who we remember as a remarkably fair-minded and constructive member of Congress, a Democrat from Indiana in the ‘80s and ‘90s, when he chaired the House Energy and Power Subcommittee – yes, such things happened in those days – had a number of astute things to say in
with the Electricity Daily’s Ken Maize, which we published this week.
Among those observations, Sharp noted t...
We aren’t gloating over Europe’s and Britain’s difficulties planning a carbon-reduced future. Really.
issued from Parliament saying that Europe will need $1 trillion euros in financial commitments before 2020 to stave off an energy crisis.
The grim details: After an eight-month inquiry by Britain’s House of Lords into the EU power sector – during which testimony was taken from the E...
The Paul Masson winery used to promise, when US wines were on the brink of acceptability, “We will sell no wine before its time.”
The question about pumped hydro storage, our most common form of grid storage, is: did it
before its time? Minions of scientists and entrepreneurs around the globe are in a race to develop readily deployable and economic forms of storage. Yet pumped storag...
In an industry in which assets are typically long-lived – 20 years at minimum, to 50 years or more – it’s hard but necessary to try to see into the future.
I have friends I consider savvier than myself, people who have followed the energy game for a long time. For example, my associate, Ken Maize, editor of this Daily and founding executive editor of Managing POWER magazine, is famously skeptical a...
In the shadowy underworld of
Alice in Wonderland
, where things are not always what they seem, our young heroine was heard to remark on the changing nature of things, “Curiouser and curiouser!”
So it is with the complex merger dance that has involved Entergy Corp. and Michigan-based transmission company ITC Holdings, which aims to acquire Entergy’s transmission system and then spin it off into a new ...
Jesse Berst, founder and chief analyst of Smart Grid News.com, has two recent posts that deserve attention. Both address approaches to grid modernization and utility performance in implementing grid mod in a way that delivers the projected benefits to customers and to the system.
The first concerns a
to funding grid modernization –smart grid, if you prefer – that has blossomed ...