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$3Bn Calif. Pumped Hydro Storage Project Proposed (Ind. Report)
Power Tech Engineers
Date: 2020-12-30
In the Golden State, Walnut, California-based Power Tech Engineers Inc. is proposing a $3 billion pumped-water energy storage project along Isabella Lake that would help even out power delivery from California solar and wind farms.

The plan calls for the creation of a new reservoir above the lake from which water would be pumped into a rechargeable dam and 2,000 MW hydroelectric generator. The early-stage project is presently being reviewed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) but has yet to apply for environmental impact and other regulatory studies and approvals.

The US DOE has reportedly offered to cover 70 pct of the project's cost. (Source: Power Tech Engineers Inc., PR, Website Dec., 2020) Contact: Power Tech Engineers Inc., Victor Rojas, Pres., 909-595-5314, www.ptei.net

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,  Pumped Hydro,  


Wastewater Plant Scores $941,000 Efficiency Incentives (Ind. Report)
Idaho Power
Date: 2019-07-15
In Idaho, the City of Jerome (pop. 11,600} has been recognized by $931,400 in incentives from Idaho Power for its commitment to energy efficiency through upgrades to the city's wastewater treatment plant.

In 2014, Jerome joined Idaho Power's wastewater energy efficiency cohort which aims to bring together city employees to reduce energy use through a series of innovative workshops using no- and low-cost energy-saving techniques and organizational strategies.

The recently completed wastewater treatment plant upgrades includes: new clarifiers; a new aeration basin; new energy efficient anaerobic digesters; energy-efficient turbo blowers with controls; LED lighting and efficient HVAC units. The energy efficiency measures are expected to save the plant more than 5,193,000 kWh per year. ( Source: Idaho Power, MagicValley.com, Jerome News, 14 July, 2019) Contact: City of Jerome, Wastwater Dept., : 208-324-7122, www.ci.jerome.id.us/201/Wastewater-Department

More Low-Carbon Energy News Idaho Power,  Energy Efficiency,  


Etihad Flies First Flight Using UAE-made Biofuel (Int'l. Report)
Etihad Airways
Date: 2019-01-18
Following up on our November 3rd, 2017 coverage, Abu Dhabi, UEA-based Etihad Airways reports it has flown the world's first commercial flight using locally produced sustainable biofuel derived from plants grown in saltwater.

The biofuel was produced in the UAE by the not-for-profit Masdar Institute of Science and Technology's Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC), a part of the Khalifa University of Science and Technology. The biofuel fuel was derived from oil in Salicornia plants grown on the two-hectare Seawater Energy and Agriculture System (SEAS) farm -- a desert ecosystem designed to produce fuel and food in saltwater -- in Masdar City. (Source: Etihad Airways, Trade Arabia News, 17 Jan., 2019)Contact: Etihad Aviation Group, Corporate Affairs, +971 50 818 9596, www.theetihadaviationgroup.com, www.etihad.com; Masdar Institute of Science and Technology Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC), Masdar Institute, Shaima Al Jarman, Marketing & Communications, +971 02 8109365, saljarman@masdar.ac.ae, www.masdar.ac.ae

More Low-Carbon Energy News Etihad Airways,  Green Fuel,  Jet Biofuel,  Aviation Biofuel,  


RedT Confirms Anglian Water Energy Storage Sale (Int'l)
RedT
Date: 2018-08-22
In the UK, London-headquartered energy storage specialist RedT Energy is reporting the sale of a 300 kWh energy storage facility to Anglian Water, while forming a collaborative partnership with the utility to optimize energy storage across their sites.

The company said it had received an initial commercial order for four Gen 3 units, which would be installed at one of the company's water treatment sites in the UK. The units had a combined capacity of 60 kW of power and 300kWh of energy and would be coupled alongside approximately 500kWp of on-site solar. (Source: RedT, SMW, 20 Aug., 2018) Contact: RedT Energy, Scott McGregor, CEO, +44 (0) 207 061 6233, www.redtenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News RedT,  Battery,  Energy Storage,  


Columbia River Pumped Energy Storage Project Planned (Ind. Report)
National Grid,Rye Development
Date: 2018-05-07
In Washington State, the Herald-Republic reports that developers -- Rye Development and National Grid -- are pursuing efforts to build a pumped water energy storage project along the Columbia River to store excess power generated by wind turbines. The project would be located in Goldendale near the John Day Dam.

In March, FERC issued a preliminary permit to the two developers for a feasibility study of the project which would be developed in collaboration with the Klickitat PUD. (Source: Herald-Republic, SF Gate, 6 May, 2018) Contact: Klickitat PUD, (509)493-2255, www.klickitatpud.com; Rye Development LLC, (617) 804-1326, www.ryedevelopment.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Pumped Energy Storage,  National Grid,  


$23Mn Available for Marine Energy Technologies (Funding)
US DOE
Date: 2018-05-02
The US DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is reporting the availability of up to $23 million in funding for innovative technologies to reduce capital costs and shorten deployment timelines of marine energy devices. The funding will support research and evaluation of next-generation wave and tidal/current systems; support early-stage design of power take off (PTO) and controls integration; and allow for more efficient consideration of any potential environmental impacts from marine renewable energy development.

Qualifying research will address fundamental scientific and engineering challenges of generating power from dynamic, low-velocity and high-density waves and currents, while surviving in corrosive ocean environments that are intensified by high costs and lengthy permitting processes. The funding opportunity includes three topic areas: Early Stage Device Design Research; Controls and PTO Design Integration and Testing; and Dissemination of Environmental Data and Analyses to Facilitate the Marine Energy Regulatory Process. (Source: US DOE, 30 April, 2018) Contact: US DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Water Power Technology Office, www.energy.gov/eere/water/water-power-technologies-office

More Low-Carbon Energy News Water Energy,  Marine Energy,  Wave Energy,  Tidal Energy,  Run-of-River,  

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