Generation Guide: Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Generation Network – July 20, 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 need for clear energy efficiency standards, how supply chain shortages could slow progress toward a clean energy future, and more. Be sure to like and comment on your favorite posts. Happy reading!


Energy Efficiency Standards: How Can You Move Forward Carrying Everyone’s Opinion on Your Back?

Brian Olsen

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In this post, Brian Olsen, Senior Energy Analyst at Questline Inc. points out that, as we move toward beneficial electrification (BEL) implementation, we need clearer energy efficiency standards for appliances and buildings. But incorporating input from legislators, lobbyists, and others is a challenge and obstacles like COVID and court rulings have made this process even more confusing and potentially less effective.


Addressing Supply Chain Challenges Critical To Achieving Clean Energy Future

Robin Bedilion

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Disruptions in the supply chain that began in the initial stages of COVID could interfere with a clean energy future. In this article, Robin Bedilion and Todd Gorgian of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Energy Systems and Climate Analysis Group point out that the demand for clean energy generation systems requires reliable raw materials delivery and announce the publication of a white paper that addresses this issue. They also identify potential opportunities to improve the situation.


Addressing the Three Key Challenges in Keeping Floating PV Afloat

Gian Schelling

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In this piece, Gian Schelling, Business Development Manager, Renewables at Hitachi Energy describes the potential growth of floating PV capacity and lists the challenges with advancing it. They are corrosion and wear and tear, asset health management, and reaching utility scale. Gian recommends that developers of these assets leverage proven offshore wind technologies and the experience of leading offshore wind players. This item is part of Energy Central’s DER and Management Systems special issue.


The Need for a Wiser Energy Transition

Joseph Xu

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The need for an energy transition to combat climate change is more urgent than ever. Here, new Energy Central member Joseph Xu, Water Engineer at Jacobs Engineering lists some lessons that have been learned about this process in recent years. They include that the risks of transition must be carefully managed, it is always a good time to plan for risk events, regulatory certainty is important, and more cooperation is required.


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