Generation Guide: Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Generation Network – January 7, 2022
- Jan 7, 2022 6:09 pm GMT
Welcome to the Generation Network roundup, Generation Guide. As always, your fellow network members are paying close attention to generation and clean power trends and sharing their insights. This month’s selection includes information about the need for solar asset management, clean energy developments to watch for in 2022, and more. Be sure to like and comment on your favorite posts. Happy reading!
Best Practices for Solar Asset Management — Decoded
Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/cp/best-practices-solar-asset-management-%E2%80%94-decoded-0
In addition to generating electricity, solar equipment systems are financial assets. In this piece, Kitty Chachra, CMO at Quadrical Ai describes the importance of solar asset management to ensure optimal technical performance and financial return on these investments. This management involves multiple steps, including collecting details about the asset, ensuring the best operation of the solar system, procuring new equipment, tracking key performance indicators, and reporting all activities to asset owners and other stakeholders.
What Will 2022 Bring for Clean Energy Deployment?
Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/cp/what-will-2022-bring-clean-energy-deployment
Due to several factors, clean energy is expected to grow more in 2022 than in years past. In this post, Diane Cherry, Principal at Diane Cherry Consulting, LLC describes the factors contributing to that growth, as well as several policies and trends that will be highly relevant this year. They include the critical role of transmission infrastructure, end-of-life strategies, next-generation clean energy technologies, new solar energy combinations, and offshore wind moving forward.
Coal in His Stocking
Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/gn/coal-his-stocking
In this article, Edward Reid, Jr., retired gas industry executive notes that President Biden’s Climate Czar, John Kerry deserves at least one lump of coal in his Christmas stocking because Kerry announced that the U.S. will no longer use coal for electricity generation by 2030, without presenting any plan for this transition. Edward notes that Kerry specifically did not address which sources of dispatchable power would replace power generated by existing coal generators, how closures of existing coal generators would be enforced, or how the owners of these generators would be compensated for their financial loss.
At COP26 — The Nuclear Young Generation Showed the World the Future of Nuclear
Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/gn/cop26-%E2%80%93-nuclear-young-generation-showed-world-future-nuclear
The United Nations-Nuclear Young Generation (UN-NYG) is devoted to supporting the peaceful use of nuclear technology. In this piece, Milton Caplan, President at MZConsulting Inc. highlights their participation at COP26, including their involvement in numerous talks and panel sessions. Using their youth as an asset, they found innovative ways to get their message across, including a flash mob to promote their slogan, “Net Zero needs nuclear.”
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