Articles tagged with: Natural Gas

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Taking charge: Energy Storage Association CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman

28 Jan 2020, 09:10 • By Andy Colthorpe
Taking charge: Energy Storage Association CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman

Despite making huge strides forward, the energy storage industry’s work in helping stakeholders across the value chain understand the technologies and the roles they can play in a renewable energy future is far from done. Andy Colthorpe speaks with Energy Storage Association chief executive, Kelly Speakes-Backman, at the forefront of the industry’s push into unchartered regulatory, policy and public affairs matters.

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Long duration CAES and the affordable energy transition

15 Jan 2020, 09:32 • By Mark Howitt
Long duration CAES and the affordable energy transition

Storelectric CTO Mark Howitt puts forward the case for his company's 'innovative' adiabatic compressed air energy storage, which he claims is a long duration technology complementary to other existing and advanced tech such as batteries.

RMI: Virtuous circle making batteries competitive ‘sooner than anticipated’

RMI: Virtuous circle making batteries competitive ‘sooner than anticipated’

30 Oct 2019, 13:18

By the middle of the 2020s, using hybrid ‘portfolios’ of batteries and renewable energy sources will economically outperform existing gas power plants, while the combination of technologies is already cost-competitive with building new gas plants, a new report from the US-based Rocky Mountain Institute has said.

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Corporate takeover: commitment or compromise? Part 2

21 May 2019, 14:02 • By Andy Colthorpe
Corporate takeover: commitment or compromise? Part 2

The growth potential of energy storage has drawn interest from some of the biggest names in the power business and beyond. With the trend set to continue, Andy Colthorpe explores how three recent acquisition targets are faring under new ownership. Taken from the pages of PV Tech Power Vol.19, Part 1 of this article was published on the site last week.

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Corporate takeover: the end of independence? Part 1

13 May 2019, 15:38 • By Andy Colthorpe
Corporate takeover: the end of independence? Part 1

The growth potential of energy storage has drawn interest from some of the biggest names in the power business and beyond. With the trend set to continue, Andy Colthorpe explores how three recent acquisition targets are faring under new ownership.

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Peak time to take action

12 Mar 2019, 09:35 • By Andy Colthorpe
Peak time to take action

In the hierarchy of grid needs, peaking power is often a priority in terms of providing resiliency and balance to the network. This is usually provided by natural gas turbines, which come at a high environmental and economic cost. Andy Colthorpe charts the rise of the solar-plus-storage peaker plant.

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Editor's blog

2019 briefing: Several steps closer to ubiquity

21 Jan 2019, 12:50 • By Andy Colthorpe
2019 briefing: Several steps closer to ubiquity

We hope you've enjoyed our series looking back on last year's challenges, milestone and successes and looking ahead to a busy 2019. After featuring a range of views from industry participants and experts, now it's my turn to throw out some predictions for the year ahead...