Archive: April 2020

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The Energizer – Volume 64
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More Federal Interest in Private Fusion: DOE Seeks Input on Possible Cost Share Program to Support Private Fusion Energy Companies
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FERC to Convene Technical Conference on Generation Resources Paired with Energy Storage
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The Energizer – Volume 63

The Energizer – Volume 64

By: Buck B. EndemannDaniel S. CohenMolly K. BarkerOlivia B. MoraAbraham F. JohnsNatalie J. ReidMatthew P. Clark

A biweekly update on blockchain technology applications, distributed energy resources, and other innovative technologies in the energy sector.

There is a lot of buzz around blockchain technology, distributed energy resources (“DERs”), microgrids, and other technological innovations in the energy industry. As these innovations develop, energy markets will undergo substantial changes to which consumer and industry participants alike will need to adapt and leverage. Every other week, K&L Gates’ The Energizer will highlight emerging issues or stories relating to the use of blockchain technology, DERs, and other innovations driving the energy industry forward. To subscribe to The Energizer newsletter, please click here.

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Researchers Develop Ultraflexible Solar Cell with 13% Efficiency
  • Long-Duration Solar Energy Storage to Power Mines in Latin America
  • Ansaldo Nuclear Developed a Machine Retrieval System to Handle Nuclear Waste
  • Power Ledger Partners with Perth Residential Communities for Blockchain-based Energy Trading

To view more information on these topics in Volume 64 of The Energizer, CLICK HERE.

More Federal Interest in Private Fusion: DOE Seeks Input on Possible Cost Share Program to Support Private Fusion Energy Companies

By Tim L. Peckinpaugh, R. Paul Stimers, Michael L. O’Neill, Abraham F. Johns

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) issued a formal Request for Information (“RFI”)[1] seeking input from all interested stakeholders regarding a “possible cost share program in fusion reactor technologies.”[2]  DOE is requesting comments by May 15, 2020.

This RFI process offers an opportunity for the private fusion community[3] to present its views on how a federal cost-sharing program can leverage private capital, nimble entrepreneurship, and technological advancement to accelerate the commercialization and deployment of fusion energy systems in the United States.  Please reach out to our team to explore ways that fusion energy stakeholders can take advantage of this opportunity.

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FERC to Convene Technical Conference on Generation Resources Paired with Energy Storage

By William H. Holmes, William M. Keyser, Michael L. O’Neill

On April 7, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) announced that its staff will host a technical conference in July 2020 to discuss so-called “hybrid resources.”  In its notice, FERC explained that it is using the term “hybrid resources” to refer to projects that are comprised of more than one resource type at the same plant location.  For this summer’s technical conversation, FERC states that it will focus on scenarios where a “generation resource and an electric storage resource [are] paired together as a hybrid resource.”

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The Energizer – Volume 63

By: Buck B. EndemannDaniel S. CohenMolly K. BarkerOlivia B. MoraAbraham F. JohnsNatalie J. ReidMatthew P. Clark

A biweekly update on blockchain technology applications, distributed energy resources, and other innovative technologies in the energy sector.

There is a lot of buzz around blockchain technology, distributed energy resources (“DERs”), microgrids, and other technological innovations in the energy industry. As these innovations develop, energy markets will undergo substantial changes to which consumer and industry participants alike will need to adapt and leverage. Every other week, K&L Gates’ The Energizer will highlight emerging issues or stories relating to the use of blockchain technology, DERs, and other innovations driving the energy industry forward. To subscribe to The Energizer newsletter, please click here.

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Researchers Develop Innovative Method to Monitor Battery Health
  • Uppsala University Scientists Create Organic Proton Battery
  • Power Ledger and ekWateur Partner to Provide Blockchain-based Renewable Energy Trading Platform
  • Drax Group’s Carbon Capture and Storage Facility Becomes Fully Operational
  • Insolar and TRCA Collaborate on Distributed Energy Resources

To view more information on these topics in Volume 63 of The Energizer, CLICK HERE.

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