Tag Archives: electricity

Natural gas, renewables projected to provide larger shares of electricity generation

May 4, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Republished 1:15 p.m. May 4, 2015 to correct an error in the graph. EIA’s (AEO2015) Reference case projects that electricity consumption will increase at an average annual rate of 0.8% from 2013 to 2040, nearly in line with expected population growth. Continuing a recent trend toward lower […]

South Africa: How Pretoria Needs to Fix Its Electricity Crisis

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Photo: Sello Ntoane/Earthlife On World Environment Day, 5th June; protesters gathered outside Eskom for a series of pickets demonstrating how hazardous Nuclear is to the environment. guest column South Africans have in recent years joined the ranks of those on the continent suffering from regular power cuts. While the government has accepted responsibility for failing […]

Nonhydro electricity storage increasing as new policies are implemented

April 3, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Although pumped hydroelectric storage makes up most of the total electricity storage capacity in the United States, nonhydro storage has doubled in electric power sector capacity from 160 megawatts (MW) to nearly 350 MW over the past five years. About 98% of the U.S. electricity storage is […]

California first state to generate more than 5% of electricity from utility-scale solar

March 24, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Note: Data include generation from plants greater than 1 megawatt. California has become the first state with more than 5% of its annual utility-scale electricity generation from utility-scale solar power, according to EIA’s . California’s utility-scale (1 megawatt (MW) or larger) solar plants generated a record 9.9 […]

Growth in residential electricity prices highest in 6 years, but expected to slow in 2015

March 16, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly and Short-Term Energy Outlook Residential electricity customers in most areas of the country experienced large increases in retail electricity prices during 2014, with the average U.S. residential price increasing 3.1% over the previous year. The increase represents the highest annual growth rate since 2008. […]

South Africa: Electricity Crisis – Is ‘Power’ Really Going to ‘The People’?

analysis By Dale T. Mckinley AMANDLA NGAWETHU! We hear it all the time and many regularly shout it. Indeed, ‘Power to the People!’ has been a crucial part of South Africa’s political vocabulary for decades, first as the sole preserve of those in the anti-apartheid struggle, but now as an almost generic democratic slogan. While […]

Wind generates more than 10% of Texas electricity in 2014

February 19, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on the (ERCOT) In 2014, more than 10% of the electricity used in the grid covering most of Texas came from wind generation, according to the grid’s operator, the that have allowed more wind power to flow through the system to consumers. Source: U.S. Energy Information […]

Africa: For South Africa’s Electricity Supply, a Muddle Through, a Meltdown or a Miracle?

opinion By Patrick Bond Likely, worst-case and best-case scenarios for a power-cut country South Africa is losing its power, literally: it’s a process called “load shedding” that will last for the foreseeable future. The state energy utility Eskom is careening out of control, begging for an emergency $ 4.5 billion bailout within the $ 120 […]

Power sector employment declines, except for renewable electricity generators

December 19, 2014 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Note: 2014 data are preliminary. The electric power generation sector lost more than 5,800 jobs from January 2011 through June 2014 despite a gain of nearly 1,800 non-hydro renewable electricity generation jobs, according to the latest data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). BLS […]

Nigerians want FG to partner South Korea on electricity, transportation

Seoul – Nigerian civil servants had urged the Federal Government to partner with South Korea on electricity and transportation to ensure effective and efficient power supply and transport system in the country. Some of the 30 Nigerian civil servants undergoing E-Government capacity development training in South Korea made the call in an interview  on Tuedasy […]

European residential electricity prices increasing faster than prices in United States

November 18, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration and Eurostat Note: European Union average consists of 27 member countries in 2006, 28 member countries for all other years. European residential electricity prices have historically exceeded U.S. prices, and the gap has widened in recent years. In 2013, average residential electricity rates in European Union (EU) […]

Electricity distribution investments rose over the past two decades

October 24, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Investment by U.S. investor-owned utilities in the electricity distribution system has increased over the past two decades. While down from a peak of $ 20 billion in 2012, 2013 levels remain higher than spending in the 1990s and early 2000s. Increased […]

Nigeria: Shell’s Gas Facility to Generate Electricity

By Emeka Umejei The managing director of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and country chair of Shell Companies in Nigeria, Mutiu Sunmonu, has said that the Otumara Associated Gas Solution Project will generate six megawatts daily. “Today, we are all witnesses to the completion of the fabrication and integration of Otumara AGS Central Processing Facilities […]

California’s subhourly wholesale electricity market opens to systems outside its footprint

September 30, 2014 Source: (CAISO) On October 1, the grid operator for most of California will begin simulating the balancing of subhourly electricity supply and demand for (CAISO) to meet subhourly electricity imbalances, PacifiCorp anticipates enhanced reliability and cost savings, particularly in the face of higher levels of renewable energy generation in the West. This […]

European nations are increasing electricity generation using no-carbon sources

September 22, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, International Energy StatisticsNote: . Penetration rates of no-carbon generation have increased from 50% to 56% in recent years in Europe, as European Union countries work toward renewable energy and greenhouse gas emissions targets. Increasing levels of renewable generation, along with nuclear generation, mean that many European countries […]

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