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Electrification 101: How Fleets & Utilities Can Work Together to Unlock Electrified Transportation

Fleets and utilities can become leaders in the emerging vehicle electrification space by working together to drive proactive grid investments. The Electrification 101 series explores the challenges and opportunities that a rapidly electrifying transportation sector presents for the power grid, offering solutions to support proactive grid planning for oncoming EV … [continued]

Bikita Minerals Lithium Mine in Zimbabwe Gets 12MW Solar PV Plus 6MWh Lithium Battery To…

Sinomine Resources Group Co., Ltd. (Sinomine Resources) has been ramping up operations at its lithium mine in Bikita, Masvingo Province, Zimbabwe. They have invested more than $200 million towards exploration work, mine expansion, and other strategic projects according to data from the Zimbabwe Investment Development Agency. Some of the investment … [continued]

ORNL researchers have teamed up with other national labs to develop a free platform called Open Energy Data Initiative Solar Systems Integration Data and Modeling to better analyze the behavior of electric grids incorporating many solar projects. Credit: Andy Sproles/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

New Analysis Platform Shines Light On Utilities’ Solar Energy Future

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in collaboration with three other national labs, have developed a free online platform to help utilities understand how solar energy projects will affect the operation of their power systems. This capability can increase utilities’ confidence in expanding their solar portfolios, … [continued]

ComEd Adds First All-Electric Bucket Trucks to Its Growing Fleet of Electric Vehicles

ComEd on track to electrify 50 percent of its vehicle fleet and reduce operations-driven emissions by 50 percent by 2030 As part of its continued commitment to accelerate the electrification of transportation, ComEd yesterday announced the addition of two new, all-electric bucket trucks to its fleet. The addition of new, zero-emissions … [continued]

More Than $26 Million to 37 State, Local, & Tribal Governments to Support Clean Energy…

President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda Helping Upgrade Public Infrastructure in Communities Across the Country to Deploy Even More Cleaner, Cheaper Power, Build Up Energy Resilience WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) yesterday announced more than $26.9 million to nine … [continued]

U.S. DOE Releases New Report Outlining Solutions to Meet Growing Electricity Demand

President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda Equips Utilities and Power Providers With a Suite of Tools to Meet Increasing Demand, While Keeping Costs Affordable for Consumers, Cutting Emissions and Ensuring Reliability Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today outlined a wide array of solutions to address increased electricity demand … [continued]

EnergyHub & Toyota Collaborate to Support the Electrical Grid and Improve EV Ownership Experience

EnergyHub announces that they are collaborating with Toyota Motor North America (Toyota) to improve the electric vehicle (EV) ownership experience. A direct integration with EnergyHub’s platform enables Toyota and Lexus drivers to take advantage of certain utility programs designed to reduce the cost of charging for EV customers, while helping utilities … [continued]