Submitted by Lee Krevat on Mon, 06/17/2019 - 09:34
June 17, 2019
Episode 24 ClimateChampions guest is Scott Peters, Member of the United States Congress at the US House of Representatives, representing CA’s 52nd district, which includes, the cities of Coronado, Poway and most of northern San Diego.
What caused Argentina's power blackout yesterday? No one seems to know. But it might help draw attention to Argentina's power grid which, according to reports, is in a state of disrepair. It may also provide the impetus to establish more interconnections between countries in South America.
Published over the weekend in NYT, this article paints an unsettling picture of the future. US authorities are stepping up attacks on the Russian electric grid in response to incursions from the country. A professor quoted in the article calls it the modern-day equivalent of gunboat diplomacy. General Nakasone, head of General Command and the N.S.A, is responsible for the Russia Small Group. Apparently, the president has not been informed about the full extent of American capabilities for fear that he could screw it up.
Though it may be hard to predict with full authority how prices will drop and by how much for solar, storage and other renewable technologies, could Wright's Law be a predictable tool for doing so in the future and will utility's work this into their own pricing models?
An increasingly common strategy by utility companies in the United States and across the globe has become demand response programs. Demand response, as defined by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, is as follows:
"Changes in electric usage by demand-side resources from their normal consumption patterns in response to changes in the price of electricity over time, or to incentive payments designed to induce lower electricity use at times of high wholesale market prices or when system reliability is jeopardized.
Evo Morales, confirmed to Mauricio Macri the purchase of Argentine technology, developed by Invap, to build three nuclear medicine centers. This declaration ratifies the agreement signed in February 2018 with Invap, in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, for the “turnkey” provision of three nuclear medicine and radiotherapy centers in Bolivia for 150 millions of dollars.