100% Renewable Energy In Puerto Rico — How To Get There

At-a-Glance:  DOE publicly launched the Puerto Rico Grid Resilience and Transition to 100% Renewable Energy (PR100) study in February. After back-to-back natural disasters that destroyed around 80% of the island’s power distribution and transmission infrastructure, the U.S. and Puerto Rico will work together to rebuild a resilient, reliable, and robust energy system that will not Read more →

Finding the balance to ensure California reaches its renewable energy targets

By: Risto Paldanius, Vice President, Americas at Wärtsilä In 2020, Wärtsilä’s state-of-the-art power-system modeling revealed that California can reach its renewable energy and emissions targets faster than planned while saving ratepayers billions of dollars. Now, two years later, that projection is coming to fruition with recent developments in the Golden State.  According to the California Read more →

California’s energy transition to require 53GW of solar PV, US$30bn+ for grid upgrades by 2045, says CAISO

At-a-Glance:  California’s energy transition requires 53GW of solar PV by 2045, with the state’s transmission system requiring a $30.5 billion investment in addition to a major increase in energy storage to accommodate the additional power. A draft version of California ISO’s (CAISO) 20-Year Transmission Outlook report provides a roadmap for the next twenty years, as Read more →

Hydrogen – 10 Predictions for 2022

At-a-Glance:  Hydrogen topped several of 2021’s headlines within the energy transition narrative. Due to the Chinese, U.S., and European automotive markets – the demand for clean hydrogen is anticipated to quadruple electrolyzer sales. A flurry of hydrogen companies are expected to go public this year, followed by a massive influx of nations releasing their own Read more →

Solar – 10 Predictions for 2022

At-a-Glance:  BloombergNEF, a strategic researcher that looks at ways power, transport, industry, buildings and agriculture sectors can adapt to the energy transition, makes ten predictions for solar energy for 2022. The list focuses on the rapid growth of solar across the world as prices fall and the need for storage solutions increase. For more read Read more →