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As climate change accelerates, U.S. senators pressure New England’s grid operator to do more to quit carbon-based fuelThe impeachment hearings have brought to light the incredibly close relationship between government agencies and business leadership. Even in Vermont, recent news reports have highlighted the close relationship between high-ranking individuals..
Not true! Try looking at the data. Despite odd conspiracy theories and incorrect Boston Globe and Forbes reports to the contrary, the increase in greenhouse gas emissions in Vermont was not due to the shutdown of Vermont Yankee. At least it wasn´t between 1990 and 2015. The increase in total GHG emissions from Vermont was due to increases from the transportation sector. In fact, GHG...
Interesting to see those emissions rise in the transportation sector per your table. Also notable that it was each type of transportation/transport fuel that increased over those 5 years. I assume that means it was simply a function of the volume of travel/transportation increasing over those years? Was that perhaps coinciding with general economic growth? Population boom?
This report shows how the GSA, the nation’s largest landlord, could save $50 million in annual cost savings and generate $70 million in value to grid users if it implemented these strategies. Great figures here-- are GEB's already widely available anywhere or is this predominantly a nascent tech?
Thanks for the question, Matt. There are two main causes: 1. Suburban neighborhoods: These are areas where the likelyhood of a household owning a LRBEV is high, combined with the increased probability that these LRBEVs coincidendal charging (both on household peak as well as when other LRBEVs are charging) occurs. Further, we are now also seing more than...
Scott Lepold : Keeping in mind the existing situation of distributed Gazolene Stations, why do not electricty utilities go to innovative thinking such as microgrids dedicated to Charging Station.These new stations could be distributed through counties and built as needs arise. Each one has it own PV or/and Wind in addition to connection with the utility's distribution...
Hi Dr. Amal, Thanks for your comment. Are you suggesting utilities should create a gasoline type environment/experience for EV owners in regards to how a utility deploys infrastructure? And then development them as microgrids? Are you able to explain further?
Thanks Louis, makes a lot more sense now. Question: what would prevent a customer from deliberately purchasing gigawatthours of energy more than they need in advance, then selling the excess power back to the market at spot prices (typically higher) to profit handsomely, while artificially inflating the price of electricity for everyone else?
Hi Bob, no worries! Energy users on this type of agreement are allocated an appropriate monthly consumption banding based on their previous years usage, taken from actual metered data. Therefore they can only buy upto the amount of energy they are expected to use during a "normal" working day.
Louis, maybe experience dealing with unethical renewables & gas promoters in the U.S. has warped my outlook, but I can't help but imagine the potential ways this kind of arrangement can be exploited. For example: would customers without a year of prior data be exempt from the 'previous years usage' rule? Why would any company participate in an electricity market that would limit...