North America

All news, projects, policy, legislation and reports concerning power and electricity generation and the energy sector at large in continental North America, with specific focus on North American utilities, the Department of Energy or DOE, executive orders from the Whitehouse and the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Key areas include Canada, California, Florida, Hawaii, Texas and the Carolinas.

Unforeseen circumstances to blame for Texas electricity fiasco

Bill Magness outlined the events that took place between February 14 and 18 that led to the humanitarian crisis that many Texas residents are still in the midst of now.

Texas AG investigates ERCOT, utilities over deadly winter storm outages

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will investigate the state’s electricity system operator and other utilities in the wake of last week’s deep freeze and resulting power outages.

US to decouple Ethiopian aid from Grand Renaissance Dam dispute

The US will de-link its suspension of millions of dollars of aid to Ethiopia from its policy on the contested Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and hydro project.

Blackouts continue in Texas as cold weather lingers

Millions of people in the US state of Texas are still without electricity and water to date as a result of the cold weather that has swept across southern US.

Op-Ed: Fossil fuels versus renewables as global temperatures plummet

This week debates have heated up about the world's shift away from fossil fuels, as frigid temperatures have wreaked havoc from Turkey to Texas.

Cryptocurrency mining-as-a-service proposed to smooth load imbalances

The US startup Digital Power-Optimization is seeking to secure under-utilised renewable power generation assets. The growth in Bitcoin and...
energy storage

Global energy storage installations to exceed 10GW in 2021

According to a new report released by research firm IHS Markit, the global market for energy storage will more than double in 2021 from the 2020 level.
renewables capacity

ENGIE adds 3GW of capacity to renewables portfolio in 2020

As part of efforts to achieve its energy transition goals, ENGIE added a total of 3GW of renewables capacity to its energy mix in 2020.
waste heat-to-power pilot

Siemens Energy to build novel waste heat-to-power facility in Canada

Siemens Energy has signed an agreement with TC Energy to commission what is said to be a first-of-its-kind waste heat-to-power pilot installation in Alberta.
renewable energy auction

Renewables account for 78% of US’ capacity additions in 2020

Renewables accounted for 22,451MW, or 78.09% of the 28,751MW of new utility-scale capacity reported to have been added in the US in 2020.

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