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How Biden's Infrastructure Plan Would Impact Electric Transmission, Solar and Wind

Electric infrastructure
President Biden proposes to spend more money on clean energy than any other administration in US history through his infrastructure plan. Should the plan win passage as it stands now, businesses and utilities will be able to better employ tax incentives for clean energy. It would also give rise to a more abundant supply of renewable energy with increased transmission to move electricity from large wind and solar farms to population centers. The goal of the $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan aims t...
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The High Cost of Heatwaves

The High Cost of Heatwaves
As temperatures continue to climb across the country this summer, the heat is certain to again wreak havoc on the electric grid. Every part of our aging infrastructure experiences immense strain when the mercury rises, and we all pay the price. Businesses use more power and that bumps up their summer bills. But the real cost of summer heatwaves stems from grid inefficiencies and operational challenges. Prolonged heat raises power prices, increases carbon-intensity, and ups the risk of brownouts ...
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Texas Wind Fleet Grows, but Price Effects Depend on Location

Texas Wind Fleet Grows, but Price Effects Depend on Location
The Texas wind farm fleet is continuing to grow, but its effect on power prices depends on where the wind farms are located. Generally, Texas wind farms have dampened wholesale power prices, but they’ve also increased price volatility and can have an outsized impact on summer-time prices. Texas wind fleet grows, and keeps growing The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which operates the grid for most of the state, has about 23,865 MW of wind power, up from 100 MW two decades ago. The...
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