Connecticut partnering with R.I. and Mass. for future wind power projects

President speaking at a podium with a group of workers in hard hats at a construction site for wind turbines, with large crane and parts in the background.

Connecticut officials on Wednesday announced an agreement with their counterparts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts to launch a joint effort to procure new wind power contracts for their respective states. The memorandum of understanding between the three states comes as wind power project developers already under contract to them are seeking to terminate those contracts,….

An El Niño winter is coming— what will it look like?

Two u.s. maps showing the seasonal precipitation and temperature outlook for april-june 2023, indicating regions with above or below average expectations.

This years winter may look drastically different than recent years because of El Niño. This winter will be the first in a few years to feel the effects of the phenomenon, which has a sizable impact on the weather during the coldest months of the year. El Niño is one of three phases of the….

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

A promotional banner for the massachusetts manufacturing energy collaborative (massmec) at the mash-up event, polar park, worcester, ma, dated september 19, 2023.

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

Graph showing the actual and forecasted electricity demand in iso new england from september 6 to september 8, 2023, with corresponding temperature changes.

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

Firefighters walk through a devastated area with charred vehicles and remains of burnt structures, indicating a severe wildfire aftermath.

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

Aerial view of a nuclear power plant with smoke emitting from a cooling tower, surrounded by a river and agricultural fields.

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

Sunset silhouetting an electrical substation with power lines and structures, creating a dramatic industrial landscape.

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

A 3d illustration of a levitating sparkling blue tablet above a frosty white cylindrical base with smoke around.

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….