A group of nine independent electricity system operators (ISOs) and regional transmission operators (RTOs) in North America, serving two-thirds of consumers in the United States and more than half in Canada, has laid out what it thinks the North American grid needs, and it includes effectively adding more renewables.
Natural Resources Canada is investing $800,000 in a G4 Insights Inc. project that aims to convert forestry waste into renewable natural gas (RNG) that can be distributed through existing natural gas pipelines in Canada.
According to data from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the US solar market installed more than 14.7 GW of PV in 2016, nearly doubling the capacity installed in 2015. The utility PV segment was the primary driver, installing more in 2016 than the entire market in 2015.
Gaz Métro LP is acquiring Standard Solar, a move that expands the former’s US solar energy business. It also gives Gaz Métro the opportunity to combine solar with other energy sources such as natural gas.
General Fusion says its plasma injector technology has reached the minimum performance levels required for a larger scale, integrated prototype. This marks a significant step in the company's progress toward development of its fusion energy technology.