in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

Southern California Edison (SCE) has filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission to enhance renewable energy operations.

If approved, the renewable integration and advancement (RIA) program would fund and develop innovative systems and technologies to enhance safe and reliable energy deliveries as more intermittent renewable resources come online to meet the state's renewable energy goals. The program would focus on better integrating existing renewable resource technologies, such as wind and solar, with a view toward optimizing the operations of existing transmission and distribution capacity. SCE is seeking authorization of funding over two years for this program.

Although no specific projects yet have been identified, examples of the type of projects the RIA program may consider and enable include:

- testing and installing energy storage devices to capture surplus energy at night and release it to the grid during the peak-demand hours of the day, when the value of the energy is greater;

- studying the joint production of solar and wind resources to make the most of renewable energy transmission lines, such as those in the Tehachapi region of Kern County; and

- testing hardware (such as capacitors, batteries, forecasting and monitoring devices) to improve system communications as new renewables are connected to the system.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Why States Should Adopt A Renewable Portfolio Standard

A new study analyzes the potential benefits of state renewable energy mandates, as well as recommends what such policies should include.


Sen. Reid Vows To Bring Wind PTC To A Vote By Year's End

Nevada's senior senator provides some encouragement to wind industry advocates during his annual Clean Energy Summit.


Steadily, Wind Turbine OEMs Resume R&D Investment

An increased commitment to research and development will likely lead to wind energy innovation - not to mention a likely increase in patent-protected technology.


Quebec Government Postpones Wind Power RFP; No New Date Scheduled

The request for proposals (RFP) is part of an overall 800 MW wind power tranche that will serve as a bridge to the next phase in the province's energy future.


Setting The Record Straight: How Many Birds Do Wind Turbines Really Kill?

Several peer-reviewed studies are more or less in agreement with avian mortality rates caused by wind turbines. However, one study, which is wildly off from the others, is most often cited in the media. Why?

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934
Future Energy_id2008
UnitedEquip_id1995