Electrical engineers come up with amazing ways to explain things to the rest of us. When Elektrek announced batteries are eating up 0.3% of the duck curve in California we had to know more.
Power stations have the role of supplying abundant power on demand. Since there is always the possibility of one tripping, utilities have traditionally added spinning reserve.
Solar flares are huge gas eruptions from the surface of the sun. Their wide spectrum of electromagnetic waves may cause radios and GPS devices to malfunction.
On 4 November 2017, the China government awarded a contract for a 12 MWh vanadium flow battery at Zaoyang, Hubei. This is the first phase of a 40 megawatt-hour project
Do you remember when you had a rubber-band-power airplane when you were a kid? By winding the propeller round and round, you twisted the rubber until it was full of kinetic energy.
Five weeks after Hurricane Maria struck, the Caribbean Island is still almost entirely without electricity.
The Duke Energy director of business development made this dramatic prediction in Chicago last Thursday. Although it did not surprise us
The U.S. Department of Energy created a stir a few years ago. Because their sponsorship in lead-free zinc anode battery technology had spun off into a commercial version
Demand peaks are not a power utility’s best friend. Sometimes they occur in familiar patterns, like American families preparing breakfast
We wrote recently about how Sheffield University is using flywheels and batteries to balance grid frequency. This is becoming increasingly important as we feed energy from greener sources.