March 31, 2016 |
The U.S. Energy Department's Lawrence Berkeley National Lab has selected the Navy Yard and its "microgrid" as the site for a study on new technology for advanced electrical distribution and controls, the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp. announced Tuesday. The study, which will take advantage of the Navy Yard's advanced power grid, will focus on how to make local electric distribution systems more reliable and create capabilities for the energy industry to deploy renewable energy within local communities, PIDC said.
February 26, 2016
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat of Feb. 23, 2016: Reader: After reading about the best Fishtown/Kensington spots, we decided to try Lloyd Whiskey Bar. The sweet potato Thai pork and chicken and waffle sliders were outstanding, as was the whiskey and beer lists. The bourbon sweet tea was a nice concoction. Another thing we loved about it was that the happy hour went until 8 p.m. – later than usual. Craig LaBan: I'm glad you liked Lloyd, definitely one of the slightly off-the-grid places Fishtowners call their own - great whiskey list at fair prices with a kitchen that doesn't hold back when it comes to creative takes on indulgent food (i.e.
February 1, 2016 |
Wissahickon has had a revolving door of head football coaches recently. So Randy Cuthbert, who is the program's fourth boss in the last six years, is looking to build stability. "It's sorely needed," said the 46-year-old, who will double as the school's athletic director. "I'm excited about the opportunity here. There's a ton of potential. " Cuthbert certainly has the experience needed to gradually place the Trojans, who last season went 1-9 overall and 0-7 in the Suburban One League American Conference, on the winning track.
October 17, 2015 |
PJM Interconnection's board on Thursday authorized 11 improvements to the electrical transmission grid in its 13-state region. The regional grid manager, which is based in Valley Forge, said the projects are expected to cost $59 million and will yield $815 million in savings over 15 years. The projects, which are enhancements to the existing transmission system rather than new lines, include three upgrades in Pennsylvania, all located near the Susquehanna River south of Harrisburg.
August 26, 2015 |
Exelon Corp. announced Monday that three of its aging nuclear stations did not clear the regional power grid's capacity auction on Friday, calling the plants' long-term financial viability into question. The plants include Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island Unit 1 outside Harrisburg, which faces growing competition from low-cost natural-gas power producers, and Oyster Creek Generating Station in New Jersey, which is already scheduled for retirement in 2019. Friday's auction by PJM Interconnection, the Valley Forge operator of the power grid serving 13 states, was aimed at securing more reliable electricity supplies during emergencies in 2018-19.
August 23, 2015 |
Power producers across 13 states will receive an additional $3.4 billion in 2018-19, according to results announced Friday of an auction aimed at securing more reliable electricity supplies during emergencies. The auction by PJM Interconnection, the Valley Forge operator of the power grid stretching from the mid-Atlantic to Illinois, was revised after many power generators failed to produce during cold snaps because of frozen equipment or curtailed fuel supplies. The grid operator "had to act decisively" to change its auction rules to give producers incentive to make improvements, and to penalize those that fail to produce as promised, PJM chief executive Terry Boston said in a statement.
August 22, 2015 |
During the severe cold snap of January 2014, about 22 percent of the Philadelphia region's power generators were unable to deliver electricity as promised. Their plants were incapacitated by frozen equipment, frozen water, and frozen fuel. The crisis, which caused some customers' electricity bills to more than double, triggered alarms at PJM Interconnection, the Valley Forge operator of the region's power grid. It set about to change its rules to improve electricity reliability in its territory, which covers all or parts of 13 states and the District of Columbia.
May 14, 2015 |
Behind the scenes at the Navy Yard, with its new corporate headquarters and restored 70-year-old buildings, another transformation is taking place that is largely invisible to the public, but that could have far-reaching implications. Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp., the agency redeveloping the Navy Yard, is installing a "smart-grid" system on the 1,200-acre campus in South Philadelphia. PIDC envisions constructing an interconnected network of renewable power sources and storage devices in a self-supporting "community" system.
May 1, 2015 |
PJM Interconnection, Inc., the regional grid operator based in Valley Forge, on Wednesday appointed an insider as its next chief executive officer. Andrew L. Ott, the executive vice president for markets, was picked to succeed Terry Boston when he retires at the end of 2015. Boston, who has led PJM since 2008, was previously executive vice president of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Ott, an 18-year PJM veteran, previously worked in transmission planning and operations at General Public Utilities.
March 7, 2015 |
A Navy Yard energy-storage firm expects to step up to a bigger stage after its acquisition by renewable-power project developer SunEdison Inc. Solar Grid Storage L.L.C., a start-up formed in 2011 and funded partly with $250,000 in venture capital from the Ben Franklin Technology Partnership, on Thursday announced its sale to SunEdison for an undisclosed sum. Solar Grid has four energy-storage projects, including one that is part of Pennsylvania State...