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EVP | Chief Development Officer ibV Energy Partners

Robin is the co-founder and Executive Vice President of ibV Energy Partners, a nationwide solar + storage development firm. As Chief Development Officer, he oversees the Project Development,...

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  • Aug 22, 2022

The realities surrounding climate change and the need to act swiftly are undeniable. These facts are no longer the subject of debate, but instead we’re left with the difficult part: identifying and implementing the right pathway forwards. While long-term goals continue to highlight the need to diversify energy sources away from reliance on just fossil fuels, geopolitical events continue to highlight how premature it is for global energy systems to shift away from oil and gas (O&G). As such, the approach of embracing diverse energy sources remains the most keen and forward-looking portfolio for stakeholders in energy.

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Joshua Aldridge on Aug 24, 2022

Resource portfolio's that are equal parts stable and diverse, is without a doubt the platinum level achievement at this stage of the long term energy transition. Combine this with expansion of demand side renewable assets to address capacity and congestion locally, and we're on target! In the current landscape of the Bulk Electrical System most all assets have a place, and that's a reality we cannot rush beyond. Great article, thanks for sharing! 

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Jim Stack on Aug 25, 2022

Interesting article Robin. If you check histiry the Oil and Gas people used Solar panels for controls at many of their sites. ARCO Atlantic Richfiedl made some of the 1st Solar panels. But as you list the OIL, Gas, COAL and NG sites you will see they all heat water to make power. Even the 19% or so of the GRID power from Nuclear relys on water for cooling and boiling to spin turbines to make power. Most of those power plants can't ramp down at night with low need and then ramp back up to meat the days needs. So they over produce at night. That is why we have low TOD Time Of Day rates for power at night.

    Solar on the other hand uses no water to make power. They don't make pollution. Solar also make the most during the day when we need the most and turn off at night when use is low. Solar also produces Wind which is is a great Renewable Energy. Hydro is also a great 24 /7 power source. I just like Elon Musk believe the whole world can run on Solar Energy and Battery Storage. 

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