This special interest group is for professionals to connect and discuss all types of carbon-free power alternatives, including nuclear, renewable, tidal and more.

Peter Kelly-Detwiler's picture
Principal, NorthBridge Energy Partners, LLC

Peter Kelly-Detwiler has nearly 30 years of experience in the area of electric energy, retail power, and distributed energy assets. Mr. Kelly-Detwiler provides strategic expertise in the areas of...

  • Member since 2015
  • 134 items added with 47,281 views
  • Mar 14, 2023

1)    Eavor Technologies, an advanced geothermal company, nabs European Innovation Fund €91.6 million grant for 8.2 MW geothermal project in Germany. Drilling to start July, w/commissioning Q4 of 2024. 
2)    Advanced geothermal company Fervo proving up new underground energy storage system in NV, using fracking tech to create fractures in deep hot rock and pumping in H2O to create storable/dispatchable power. 
3)    Scientists from U of Rochester create superconductor that can function at room temperatures and at lower pressures, that could dramatically cut T&D losses, improve batteries, and help contain fusion process. 
4)    NRC proposes new draft review/licensing framework for advanced nuclear reactors, based on risk and performance, and meant to be flexible and applicable to a variety of new technologies. 
5)    HECO RFP calls for 500-700 MW of “firm” renewables, such as biofuels, geothermal, and trash-to-energy by 2033. Current HECO supply approx. 40% renewables today, w/50% of that from customer side of the meter. 
6)    NJ opens third offshore wind solicitation, for 1.2 - 4 GW of offshore wind. Decisions expected by the end of 2023. 
7)    BNEF study say a 94 million-mile supersized grid may be needed to meet climate goals, over twice size of today's grid (long enough to reach the sun).
8)    WA State’s 1st carbon auction settles at $48.50/ton - much higher than the recent joint California/Quebec auction at $27.85/ton – and raises $300 million.
9)    Equinor and Air Liquid formally pull plug on Aurora project - once hailed as landmark liquified H2 shipping fuel project - citing high prices, lack of interest, and competition from green hydrogen-based ammonia or methanol.

Matt Chester's picture
Matt Chester on Mar 14, 2023

BNEF study say a 94 million-mile supersized grid may be needed to meet climate goals, over twice size of today's grid (long enough to reach the sun).

Well if the grid did reach the sun, I imagine the solar generation would be more efficient!

Of course I'm kidding, but wow does that put it into perspective? 

Peter Kelly-Detwiler's picture
Thank Peter for the Post!
Energy Central contributors share their experience and insights for the benefit of other Members (like you). Please show them your appreciation by leaving a comment, 'liking' this post, or following this Member.
More posts from this member

Get Published - Build a Following

The Energy Central Power Industry Network® is based on one core idea - power industry professionals helping each other and advancing the industry by sharing and learning from each other.

If you have an experience or insight to share or have learned something from a conference or seminar, your peers and colleagues on Energy Central want to hear about it. It's also easy to share a link to an article you've liked or an industry resource that you think would be helpful.

                 Learn more about posting on Energy Central »