Generation Guide: Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Generation Network – March 4, 2022

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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 hidden costs of solar, solar records in New York, and more. Be sure to like and comment on your favorite posts. Happy reading!


Here’s How Congress Can Help Industry Become Cleaner and More Competitive


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In this post, Alexander Ratner at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) describes the America COMPETES Act, which the House recently passed. It includes three important provisions that would support the first three commercial-scale implementations of transformative industrial technologies, spread a successful program that improves the energy efficiency, carbon intensity, and sustainability of manufacturing facilities, and authorize funds for the deployment of clean industrial technologies. Alexander emphasizes the importance of including these provisions in the final version of the bill.


The Hidden Costs of Solar Your Customers Should Know About

Brian Olsen

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As solar becomes more prevalent, customers are finding that the process entails some unanticipated costs. In this article, Brian Olsen, Senior Energy Analyst at Questline Inc. describes them. They include some customers not being able to take full advantage of the federal tax credit, the addition of roof and batteries, and delays by financing companies that may become involved.  


Con Edison Customers Set Solar Records in 2021

Allan Drury

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In 2021, Con Edison customers added 7,280 solar arrays with enough solar capacity to prevent the equivalent of more than 66,000 tons of carbon dioxide from entering the air and generating 71 megawatts, or 71 million watts. In this piece, Allan Drury, Media Relations Manager at Con Edison notes that customers are showing their commitment to making the New York State and New York City regions a model of sustainability.


What Are the Largest Electricity-producing Power Plants in Each U.S. State?

Kent Knutson

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The U.S. power grid includes a collection of generating power plants, substations, transmission, and distribution wires. These facilities include a wide variety of technologies and capabilities. But what are the largest electricity-producing power plants in each state? Here, Kent Knutson, Energy Market Specialist at Hitachi Energy USA Inc. answers that question with a helpful chart that shows all 50. He also includes interesting statistics about combined electricity output, the percentage of each type of plant, and the largest and smallest outputs.


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