September 22, 2021 archive

Energy news in brief

** Amid consternation over blackouts across New Orleans after Hurricane Ida, Entergy floats the idea of moving its headquarters out of the Louisiana city and sets off ripples of concern. ** The Department of Energy reports in 2020, wind energy was the largest source of U.S. electric-generating capacity additions, accounting for 42% of new capacity. ** Commercial buildings in the United …

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No slowdown in Oklahoma’s wind power growth

A Department of Energy report on wind power in the U.S. shows Oklahoma with a strong number three ranking in the country in terms of installed wind capacity and wind generation power. The Land-Based Wind Market Report: 2021 Edition provides an overview of developments and trends in the U.S. wind power market. A record 16,836 megawatts (MW) …

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OGE wants $875 million to cover storm costs

  Customers of Oklahoma Gas & Electric are being told the utility plans to ask state regulators permission to pass along $875 million in February winter storm costs to them over the next 13 years. Corporation Commissioners have to approve the deal. Some of the details were reported this week by The Oklahoman. Click here …

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Xcel Energy proposes smart meters for Texas Panhandle customers

  Texas regulators will hold hearings on Xcel Energy’s plan to install smart meters in the Panhandle region. Click here for KFDA TV report.

Ørsted and Williams join forces to explore clean energy opportunities in the US

    Ørsted and Williams have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore potential jointly developed Power-to-X projects in the US. hrough the MOU, the two companies are identifying ways to leverage Ørsted’s renewables and hydrogen expertise with Williams’ natural gas infrastructure and processing experience to co-develop hydrogen or synthetic natural gas facilities powered by …

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