Idaho

Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)

Prevalon Energy Secures Contract With Idaho Power for New Integrated Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)

Contract further establishes Prevalon as an experienced global leader in battery energy storage solutions with over 30 projects and 3GWh of utility-scale projects deployed worldwide Agreement emerged from a competitive bidding process initiated by Idaho Power to secure resources for providing reliable, cost-effective service to its customers HEATHROW, Fla. (March … [continued]

A steady water supply is vital to the farming industry. INL’s software could help area farms more efficiently manage that supply. Image Courtesy of Idaho National Laboratory

High & Dry: Idaho National Laboratory-Developed Software Helps Farmers Manage Water Usage

The interstates and back roads of southeastern Idaho pass through a carpet of farmland, unrolling in all directions. Tall irrigation pivots pump water out across the broad expanses of leafy green potato plants, lifeblood of the state’s economy. But in recent summers, hotter, drier weather has diminished the water supply … [continued]

Forecast: U.S. Hydropower Generation to Decline 14% in 2021 Due to Drought

In our latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), we forecast that electricity generation from U.S. hydropower plants will be 14% lower in 2021 than it was in 2020. Extreme and exceptional drought conditions have been affecting much of the western United States, especially California and states in the Pacific Northwest, which are home … [continued]

Can the US Survive California’s Drought?

Courtesy of Union Of Concerned Scientists, The Equation. By Pablo Ortiz, Bilingual Western States Climate Scientist  The drought facing the Western United States is bad. Really bad. It’s become worse faster than the last one. As more of the United States suffers from drought conditions and water supplies are diminishing, water demands are rising. … [continued]