Despite rapid development in recent years, green power sources might plateau at single-digit percentages of our total supply portfolio within a few years -- unless the utility industry changes its operating model. Former EPRI President Kurt Yeager discusses green limitations and the solutions promised by Galvin Electricity Initiative’s Perfect Power System.
Most utilities now face some sort of renewable portfolio standard (RPS), but is that all that drives investment in greener generation assets? Green Utility spoke with Brad Albert, general manager of energy resource acquisition and renewable energy at Arizona Public Service (APS), about why the regulated utility has decided to exceed that state’s renewable energy requirements.
Utilities in the Pacific Northwest are at the mercy of the weather. Winter snows, spring thaws and volatile winds always seem to bring either too little renewable power or way too much. For G&T co-op PNGC Power, wave energy promises a steady flow of nearby electricity for coastal load centers.