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Va. Governor-Elect Youngkin talks Day One plan, transition of power, I-81

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - Governor-Elect Glenn Youngkin tells WHSV the transition is going well, his cabinet is strong, and his legislative agenda is coming together, starting with his Day One Gameplan. He plans to decrease taxes and invest in public and charter schools. “We’re going to eliminate the grocery tax,...
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Iceland cuts power to new Bitcoin miners

National Iceland electrical company Landsvirkjun has cut the amount of power it will provide for some industries, including aluminum smelters and Bitcoin (BTC) miners. A representative from the island’s power utility reported it has been forced to reduce energy allocations to southwestern Bitcoin miners and various industrial facilities due to a series of issues including a problem at a power station, low hydro-reservoir levels and accessing energy from an external supplier.
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Grimes is not happy that California is closing its last nuclear power plant

In addition to being a singer, songwriter and the former partner of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Grimes is also evidently a California energy policy enthusiast. OK, that last part may be a bit of an overstatement, but she certainly has some thoughts on nuclear power and PG&E's decision to shutter the Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County, which the last nuclear power plant in the state.
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Digital upgrades coming to Georgia’s Wansley Unit 9 plant

The Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia plans to modernize operations at its Wansley Unit 9 combined cycle power plant. Emerson will make the upgrades, which include replacing the legacy balance-of-plant, steam turbine controls, gas turbine controls, as well as the generator excitation, burner management and vibration monitoring systems. New predictive...
PV Tech

Climate-specific O&M for PV power plants

How to design a BMS, the brain of a battery storage system. Battery energy storage systems are placed in increasingly demanding market conditions, providing a wide range of applications. Christoph Birkl, Damien Frost and Adrien Bizeray of Brill Power discuss how to build a battery management system (BMS) that ensures long lifetimes, versatility and availability.

KKR gets into solar power production with launch of Stellar Renewable Power

KKR said Wednesday it will invest an undisclosed sum to launch Stellar Renewable Power as a new platform company to source, develop and operate utility-scale solar plants and storage facilities, with office in Dallas and India. Stellar Renewable Power will work under KKR's asset-based finance strategy, which has deployed more than $5 billion in 49 investments since 2016. KKR managing director Christopher Mellia said the business will seek out and develop "high-quality solar energy investments that are a strong fit for our long-term capital." Shares of KKR are up 91.9% so far this year, compared to a rise of about 25% by the S&P 500.

How To Choose The Right Size Auger For Planting

There are many different types of augers available. Smaller ones can be purchased in garden centres while larger ones tend to be rented as and when you need them. It’s not just size that matters, there are also augers for soil, rock augers and a variety, of other augers for almost any material you can think of.

What it will take to unleash the potential of geothermal power

“Geothermal is really ready for prime time,” says Tim Latimer, founder and CEO of the EGS startup Fervo. Geothermal’s appeal is all about consistency: while the electricity output of wind and solar plants varies with the weather and time of day, geothermal power is always on, providing a stable source of electricity.

Cordelio brings online 185-MW wind farm to serve Microsoft

December 8 (Renewables Now) - Cordelio Power, a renewable power producer fully owned by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments), on Tuesday said it has launched commercial operations at its 185-MW Glacier Sands wind farm in Illinois. Located in Mason County, the plant will be selling its entire output...

Florida Power & Light Bills to Go Up Because of Fuel Costs

Florida Power & Light and other utilities, which are heavily dependent on natural gas, have grappled in recent months with higher fuel costs. State regulators approved allowing Florida Power & Light to collect an additional $810 million from customers in 2022 amid higher-than-expected costs for natural gas that plays a key role in fueling power plants.

Fixnow 500E is the ultimate pressure washer

Pressure washers and bulky and not the easiest tool to use, the Fixnow 500E pressure washer solves this problem with its unique design and features. The Fixnow 500e is one of the most convenient and user-friendly pressure washers available and you can get one through the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform. There is a special deal available just for Geeky Gadgets readers.

Iceland has cut the amount of power it will provide for Bitcoin miners

Iceland’s national electricity company Landsvirkjun says it is forced to reduce its energy allocation to Bitcoin miners. A lack of power in Iceland has caused the island’s main utility, Landsvirkjun, to reduce supplies to some industrial customers, such as aluminum smelters, data centers, and fish meal factories, as well as turn away new Bitcoin miners.

ERCOT, PUC say changes to power grid will keep lights on this winter

AUSTIN, Texas (KLTV) - The leader of the state’s public utility commission says the lights will stay on this winter as a result of changes made to the state’s power grid. On Wednesday morning, Texas PUC Chairman Peter Lake and interim ERCOT CEO Brad Jones joined together for a news conference in Austin.

The Urbio Elevates the Purpose of Contemporary Home Décor

Anyone can experience the art of levitation with their most-loved plants. The Urbio is a magnetic levitating pot for any plant or flower. It creates brilliant spectacles that combine the wonders of magnetic levitation with wireless power. It is designed to help ease anxiety, stabilize emotions and make people feel more comfortable. It is also a unique statement piece that enhances the home décor.