Another Australian Webinar

The Australian National University is getting on board with the need for electricity markets to prepare for extreme climate events. They will be running a webinar on April 22nd, titled “Preparing electricity networks for extreme climate events: Learnings from California and Texas”. Dr. Sioshansi will again be a guest speaker. Registration is free, but you must register here.

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April 2021 EEnergy Informer

The April 2021 issue of EEnergy Informer is now available. Here is the contents list:

  • Texas Power Shortages Reveal Supply Vulnerabilities
  • Will ERCOT Remain An Isolated Network?
  • Nuclear Power Ten Years After Fukushima
  • US Renewables To Rise Unimpeded Under Biden
  • Who Should Bear The Blame For Emitting Carbon?
  • Carbon Markets Poised For Growth
  • Prospects Of Peak Oil Forces Big Oil Into Diversification
  • IEA Says Emissions Have Sprung Back
  • Hardware More Valuable With Enabling Software
  • Wind Had Another Good Year In 2020
  • GDP Not A Good Metric Of Wealth
  • Readers Write
  • EEnergy Informer In The News
  • Book Review

You can request a sample issue of EEnergy Informer here.

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Australian Webinar Available on YouTube

The Australian webinar, “Is NEM ready for a climate-induced crisis as in California or Texas”, at which Dr. Sioshansi was a guest speaker, is now available to view.

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Dr Sioshansi to Speak at Australian Webinar

Dr. Sioshansi is one of the invited speakers at a webinar on climate change preparedness to be held online from Griffith University Business School in Australia on Friday March 19th. The title of the conference is: “Is NEM (National Electricity Market) ready for an extended climate-induced crisis as in California or Texas?” Attendance is free but you must book in advance. Click here for the booking form.

For a full brochure for the webinar, click here (PDF).

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Article about Transmission on Energy Central

Dr. Sioshansi has a new article about transmission systems on the Energy Central website. It is titled, “Clean Electricity Needs Different Transmission System”. To read it, click here.

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Article on Renewables on Energize

Dr. Sioshansi has a new article up on the South African website, Energize. It is titled, “Has ethical investing finally arrived?”. To read it, click here.

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Book Review in Energy Net Zero

Dr. Sioshansi’s latest book, Variable Generation, Flexible Demand, has a lengthy review in the latest edition of Energy Net Zero magazine. The editor, Neil Mearns, opinines that the book is expecially timely given recent incidents of grid failure in California and Texas:

“The book is timely coming after two major episodes of power shortages in California and Texas, where having more flexible demand at scale could have made a difference, certainly in the former case where the supply shortages were relatively small – 1GW in a 40GW system – and limited to a couple of hours. Even in Texas, where the shortages were huge and lasted for a good part of the week, customers could have responded by keeping the lights on while turning off showers, dishwashers and dryers. With wholesale prices at $9,000/MWhs, many large and small customers would have found ways to conserve, thus reducing the need for indiscriminate rolling blackouts. Having more flexible demand and knowing how to use it will become more important not only in emergencies but in day-to-day operation of networks that are marching towards 100% renewable targets.”

To read the full review, click here (PDF).

For further details about the book and a 30% discount off the cover price, click here.

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March 2021 EEnergy Informer

The March 2021 issue of EEnergy Informer is now available. Here is the contents list:

  • Under Biden The Pendulum Swings Back
  • Deep Freeze Leads To Massive Power Shortages In Texas
  • One By One Corporations Transition To Clean Energy Future
  • Green Investing In Vogue
  • Proverbial Glass: Half Full Or Half Empty?
  • Peak Oil: Soon, Sooner, Or A Lot Later?
  • Is Shell Reckoning Or Greenwashing?
  • How To Join Renewable Super Major Club
  • Clean Electricity Needs Different Transmission System
  • Looking For Potential Stars
  • ACEEE Ranks California On Top For Electric Transportation
  • Transactive Energy: A Cure For, Or More Complexity?
  • EEnergy Informer In The News

You can request a sample issue of EEnergy Informer here.

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Article on Storage on California Current

Dr. Sioshansi has an article about storage plants on the California Current website. It is titled, “Solar + Storage Is Rising”. To read it, click here.

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Symposium on Energy Communities in Germany

Dr Sioshansi took part in an online symposium about energy communities hosted by Reutlingen University in Germany. The discussion looked at how, “so-called energy communities are emerging as part of a solution for more sustainable, low-carbon, decentralized energy systems.” A report on the event is available here (in German, but Google Translate produces good results).

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