Apr. 3rd, 2009

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NYISO is the organization that oversees the whole taco of NY state's electrical grid. They have been on the cutting edge of several technological shifts and this new posting on using storage on their system is no exception to that rule. Welcome to the era of the flexible as well as smart grid folks.

NYISO Markets Evolving to Integrate New Energy Storage Systems [PDF] - NYISO Press Release - 24 Mar 09

"The NYISO is asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to allow Limited Energy Storage Resources (LESR) – which includes battery and flywheel technologies – to provide the 'regulation' service needed to balance electrical supply and demand on the grid.
'These new resources are ideal for responding to the moment-to-moment adjustments needed to operate the bulk electricity grid,' said Stephen G. Whitley, NYISO President and CEO. 'As energy technologies continue to advance, the NYISO’s wholesale electricity markets will evolve to integrate new solutions to New York’s energy needs.'"

"Regulation is now provided by power plants that increase or decrease output in response to system needs. LESRs can instantaneously switch from being a load to a generator, thus providing regulation service similar to that of a conventional power plant.

'Energy storage can play a valuable role in the continued development of New York’s wind power resources. The variable nature of wind generation poses special challenges to grid operators, such as the NYISO, who must constantly balance the supply of and demand for electricity on the grid. Flywheels, batteries and other energy storage systems expand our ability to address those needs,' Whitley noted."
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NYISO is the organization that oversees the whole taco of NY state's electrical grid. They have been on the cutting edge of several technological shifts and this new posting on using storage on their system is no exception to that rule. Welcome to the era of the flexible as well as smart grid folks.

NYISO Markets Evolving to Integrate New Energy Storage Systems [PDF] - NYISO Press Release - 24 Mar 09

"The NYISO is asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to allow Limited Energy Storage Resources (LESR) – which includes battery and flywheel technologies – to provide the 'regulation' service needed to balance electrical supply and demand on the grid.
'These new resources are ideal for responding to the moment-to-moment adjustments needed to operate the bulk electricity grid,' said Stephen G. Whitley, NYISO President and CEO. 'As energy technologies continue to advance, the NYISO’s wholesale electricity markets will evolve to integrate new solutions to New York’s energy needs.'"

"Regulation is now provided by power plants that increase or decrease output in response to system needs. LESRs can instantaneously switch from being a load to a generator, thus providing regulation service similar to that of a conventional power plant.

'Energy storage can play a valuable role in the continued development of New York’s wind power resources. The variable nature of wind generation poses special challenges to grid operators, such as the NYISO, who must constantly balance the supply of and demand for electricity on the grid. Flywheels, batteries and other energy storage systems expand our ability to address those needs,' Whitley noted."
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This wide ranging report from Bloomberg. What's funny is that wind turbine manufacturing uses a LOT of steel and could fire up the silenced plants in that area too. It's all good, imo.

Steel-Mill Wind-Turbines Show Obama's Right or Chases 'Fantasy' - Bloomberg - 02 Apr 09

"Jim Bauer, who lost his job at U.S. Steel Corp. eight years ago, is back at the Pennsylvania plant where he spent 25 years as a crane operator. Only this time he’s making wind turbines for Spain’s Gamesa Corp. Tecnologica SA.

'Wind and solar and geothermal aren’t novelties anymore,' said Bauer, who joined Gamesa in 2006. He says he gets benefits and a $40,000 salary that almost equals his U.S. Steel pay.

Bauer is on the front lines of a debate that has intensified since President Barack Obama in February signed an economic stimulus plan that includes about $70 billion for alternative-energy and conservation programs designed in part to spur the growth of so-called green jobs."
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This wide ranging report from Bloomberg. What's funny is that wind turbine manufacturing uses a LOT of steel and could fire up the silenced plants in that area too. It's all good, imo.

Steel-Mill Wind-Turbines Show Obama's Right or Chases 'Fantasy' - Bloomberg - 02 Apr 09

"Jim Bauer, who lost his job at U.S. Steel Corp. eight years ago, is back at the Pennsylvania plant where he spent 25 years as a crane operator. Only this time he’s making wind turbines for Spain’s Gamesa Corp. Tecnologica SA.

'Wind and solar and geothermal aren’t novelties anymore,' said Bauer, who joined Gamesa in 2006. He says he gets benefits and a $40,000 salary that almost equals his U.S. Steel pay.

Bauer is on the front lines of a debate that has intensified since President Barack Obama in February signed an economic stimulus plan that includes about $70 billion for alternative-energy and conservation programs designed in part to spur the growth of so-called green jobs."
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More good news. Of course, as Chomsky once said in different contexts, "It can't be happening, therefore, it isn't." What could Germans know about technology and science?

Germany: The World's First Major Renewable Energy Economy - Renewable Energy World - 03 Apr 09

"Germany's Reichstag in Berlin is set to become the first parliamentary building in the world to be powered 100 percent by renewable energy. Soon the entire country will follow suit. Germany is accelerating its efforts to become the world's first industrial power to use 100 percent renewable energy -- and given current momentum, it could reach that green goal by 2050.

A new Roadmap published by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment sketches out the route the world's largest exporter plans to take to switch over completely to renewable energy, and add 800,000 to 900,000 new cleantech jobs by 2030 as it does so."
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More good news. Of course, as Chomsky once said in different contexts, "It can't be happening, therefore, it isn't." What could Germans know about technology and science?

Germany: The World's First Major Renewable Energy Economy - Renewable Energy World - 03 Apr 09

"Germany's Reichstag in Berlin is set to become the first parliamentary building in the world to be powered 100 percent by renewable energy. Soon the entire country will follow suit. Germany is accelerating its efforts to become the world's first industrial power to use 100 percent renewable energy -- and given current momentum, it could reach that green goal by 2050.

A new Roadmap published by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment sketches out the route the world's largest exporter plans to take to switch over completely to renewable energy, and add 800,000 to 900,000 new cleantech jobs by 2030 as it does so."
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