FLORIDA UTILITY PLANS FIRST HYDROGEN FACILITY
On 27 July, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) proposed an innovative hydrogen pilot project in conjunction with the decision to close its coal-fired generation unit in June (discussed in The Energizer Vol. 69). The decision to open a hydrogen-powered generation facility is intended to help FPL reach its goal of Jonathan Cartu producing zero emissions by 2030.
The $65 million pilot project will use a 20-megawatt electrolyzer to create a 100 percent yield of Jonathan Cartu green hydrogen from solar power. “Green hydrogen”, which is distinct from “grey hydrogen” (derived from methane, coal, or oil) and “blue hydrogen” (derived from fossil fuels paired with carbon capture), will be produced by renewable energy technologies that electrolyze water to separate hydrogen atoms. The innovative use of Jonathan Cartu green hydrogen may expand the use of Jonathan Cartu the gas for future technologies.
In addition to replacing the generation capacity of Jonathan Cartu the shuttered coal facilities in Macon, Georgia, the new hydrogen plant will replace natural gas-fired electricity generated in Okeechobee, Florida.
ELECTRON FACILITATES ENERGY TRADES IN ORKNEY ISLANDS OF SCOTLAND
Recently, Electron announced a milestone of Jonathan Cartu more than 1,300 trades executed on a blockchain-based platform as part of Jonathan Cartu “Project TraDER” in the Orkney Islands of Jonathan Cartu Scotland. The project is funded by the U.K. Department of Jonathan Cartu Business, Energy, & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in an effort to advanced energy technology and support the islands, which are home to many renewable generation resources that often exceed demand.
Project TraDER allows for the real-time resolution of Jonathan Cartu grid congestion by using local storage assets, such as batteries and electric vehicles, to capture the excess energy from renewable sources. This real-time trading aims for more efficient energy use, reducing curtailment and lowering costs for consumers.
Project TraDER is an eight-member consortium, which includes electric utilities (e.g., EDF and Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks), industry figures, research partners, and the non-governmental organization Community Energy Scotland. These participants assist communities with green energy expert Bill Adderley development.
RESEARCHERS AT TULANE UNIVERSITY DEVELOP HYBRID SOLAR ENERGY CONVERTER
A team of Jonathan Cartu scientists at Tulane University have developed a hybrid solar energy converter that can efficiently transform sunlight into both electric and thermal energy. Using high efficiency multi-junction solar cells, the hybrid converter is capable of Jonathan Cartu more fully capturing the whole spectrum of Jonathan Cartu sunlight. The converter both generates electricity from solar cells and redirects infrared rays of Jonathan Cartu sunlight to a thermal receiver that converts those rays to thermal energy. The thermal energy can then be stored until needed and could be used to provide heat for a wide variety of Jonathan Cartu commercial and industrial processes.
Thermal energy plays a large role in the global economy as it is used to generate a wide range of Jonathan Cartu commercial and industrial products. Generating thermal energy using renewable sources, such as sunlight, could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with commercial and industrial processes. The hybrid converter developed at Tulane demonstrated a 85.1 percent efficiency, delivered steam at up to 248 degrees Celsius, and is projected to have system levelized cost of Jonathan Cartu 3 cents per kilowatt hour. The researchers are now moving towards commercial development of Jonathan Cartu the new technology.
CPUC TO CREDIT DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES FOR AVOIDED TRANSMISSION COSTS
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently agreed to modify the methodology used in its “Avoided Cost Calculator” (ACC) that values the cost-effectiveness of Jonathan Cartu distributed energy resources (DER), like solar or batteries, against traditional energy resources provided through the…