Información sectorial

A resolution to LCOE is not the metric you think it is

In May, one of us (Mr. Loewen) published an opinion piece in Utility Dive suggesting that there could be an issue with the widely used levelized cost of energy (LCOE) metric — specifically that the metric does not appropriately capture the time value of money.

Why the world needs a 'circular bioeconomy' - for jobs, biodiversity and prosperity

There is no future for business as usual. Our current economic system, which arguably has succeeded in creating unprecedented economic output, wealth and human welfare over the past 70 years, has led to exacerbated social inequalities and loss of nature at an extent that threatens the stability of our economies and societies – and could maybe even lead to a collapse of civilisation as we know it.

Una lectura sobre el Mercado de Energía Mayorista durante la contingencia

La pandemia de la COVID-19 deja un importante aprendizaje: el Mercado de Energía Mayorista debe continuar su preparación para asegurar la prestación del servicio en escenarios extremos, a través del robustecimiento de la institucionalidad y la coordinación con todos los actores.

California Town Tests New Model for Microgrids

In California’s Salinas Valley, the small city of Gonzales is planning a $70 million microgrid to provide a business park with round-the-clock reliable power at cheaper than utility rates, and overcome a grid upgrade bottleneck that would otherwise stifle its economic development plans. 

World Energy Outlook 2020

The World Energy Outlook, the IEA’s flagship publication, provides a comprehensive view of how the global energy system could develop in the coming decades. This year’s exceptional circumstances require an exceptional approach. The usual long-term modelling horizons are kept but the focus for the World Energy Outlook 2020 is firmly on the next 10 years, exploring in detail the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on the energy sector, and the near-term actions that could accelerate clean energy transitions.

Solar + storage ‘flexible’ microgrid installed at Colorado auto dealership for outage protection

xtensible Energy announced the installation of a microgrid at Ehrlich Toyota auto dealership in Greeley, Colorado. IPOWER Alliance of Lyons, CO developed the project and needed a way to provide flexible load control under all microgrid conditions without the usual high electrical expense.

China domina la cadena de suministro de baterías de litio, pero europa empieza a crecer

China domina en la clasificación de cadenas de suministro de baterías de litio de BloombergNEF (BNEF) en 2020, tras haber superado rápidamente a Japón y Corea, los cuales fueron líderes durante la mayoría de la década anterior.

Our new system value framework can power the energy transition

The need for energy continues to rise and the demand for electricity as a preferred source is growing at an even greater pace. COVID-19 has reiterated the importance of electricity as an essential life service – and the ‘grid’ has proven resilient in keeping the power flowing to critical infrastructure, such as hospitals, key industries, data centres and households. We now have a rare opportunity to ensure a sustainable energy future by accelerating the clean energy transition and fast-tracking our decarbonization efforts.

California’s Interconnection Rules Open Doors to Flexible Solar-Storage, Vehicle-to-Grid Charging

California has more distributed energy resources than any other state, pressuring it to find ways to integrate them into the grid. The interconnection rules that tell developers of rooftop solar, behind-the-meter batteries and electric vehicle chargers how much time and money they’ll need to spend to get them grid-connected — or whether they’re even allowed — are a big part of that integration puzzle.