The 2023 Massachusetts Manufacturing Mash-Up will be held at Polar Park in Worcester, MA on September 19th

The Massachusetts Manufacturing Mash-Up is an event where creative people and companies come together to share their innovativeness with other manufacturers of MA. You have the chance to meet other business leaders and entrepreneurs, discover new programs, and strengthen your knowledge on the newest robotics and AI technology. Link to register:”

Peak day in New England expected today

Possibility of a new annual peak today: (4/5) =  HIGHLY LIKELY This would be the first peak day recorded in September. Details: The ISO New England Forecast Peak for today is 22,800 MW in the 6pm EDThour. This is 101.8% of this fiscal year’s FY Annual Peak To Date of 22,390 MW. This means that a new Annual Peak would be reached….

Maui County says Hawaiian Electric caused deadly blazes in new lawsuit

Maui County has filed suit against Hawaiian Electric, alleging that the utility is responsible for catastrophic damages from wildfires that tore through Maui this month. The utility “acted negligently by failing to power down their electrical equipment despite a National Weather Service Red Flag Warning” on August 7th, Maui County alleges. The suit says Hawaiian Electric’s….

Grid Operator PJM Issues Warning on Coal

One of the nation’s largest grid operators PJM says the energy transition into renewables and away from coal and natural gas could lead to electricity shortages before 2030. “We can’t simply shut down all thermal resources nuclear or fossil fuels and replace them with non-thermal [renewables],” PJM vice president Asim Haque told Kentucky lawmakers last….

Texas Power Prices to Surge 800% on Sunday Amid Searing Heat

Texas electricity prices for the grid surged more than 800% to top $2,500/MWh for Sunday evening, up from Saturday’s high of about ~$275, Bloomberg reported, citing data from grid operator ERCOT. ERCOT said the surplus of available power capacity on the grid relative to power consumption will narrow to 1.6 GW in the hour ending at….

Experts are doubtful about news regarding new superconductor

Recently, social media has been aflutter over a claim for a new superconductor that works not only well above room temperatures but also at ambient pressure. If true, the discovery would be one of the biggest ever in condensed matter physics. It could usher in all sorts of technological marvels, such as levitating vehicles and….

FERC issues final ruling to tackle clogged interconnection queues

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a final ruling in its quest to streamline generator interconnection and alleviate clogged queues across the U.S. At the end of 2022, more than 2,000 GW of generation and storage were waiting in interconnection queues, according to FERC. The ruling on July 27 came out of a Notice….

Grid operator decreases electricity concerns

After years of cautionary warnings about the risk of winter-time electricity shortages and possible brownouts, the operator of the New England power grid is putting that message on hold for several years. An analysis by ISO New England indicates supply and demand for electricity should roughly balance out in the region through 2027. The analysis credits….

Amazon delays pledge to decrease carbon emissions by 2030

Amazon recently delayed its pledge to make 50% of its shipments net-zero carbon by 2030. The company disclosed plans to defer its carbon emission goals across all its operations by 2040, a decade later than the 50% goal, which was called “Shipment Zero” at the time. Reportedly, the company had immensely underestimated its carbon footprint…..