The Charging Station - Issue No. 4
Fall is finally here for most of the US which means we have nothing to small talk about since the weather is great everywhere. Let’s get to this week’s most interesting energy news.
56% - of utility professionals report at least one attack in the last 12 months involving either an outage or loss of private information according to a report by Siemens and the Ponemon Institute.
10% - The total penetration of electric vehicles that would flip SoCal Edison’s grid to a nighttime peak according to a survey by Jackson Associates. A particularly interesting development as solar gains generation share.
-$10 - The price of wholesale power in the Plains on Friday thanks to strong winds from Texas to Minnesota. Negative rates are becoming more common as wind and solar continue to outpace other forms of generation in the region.
Our Latest Post
PG&E’s Shutoff: How did we get here and where can we go moving forward? - Last week, PG&E shutoff power to over 1M California residents. While they hold some of the blame, there’s an entire set of reasons our grid infrastructure hasn’t been significantly revamped in decades.
Changing the format for this week’s deep-dives and sharing two headlines that highlight the dichotomy of opinions in energy with the same company, Shell, caught in the middle.
Two entirely different takes on Shell’s position in the clean energy market written just about one month apart.
As it turns out, this energy transition thing is hard, complicated, and not just about a one-size fits all solution.
This Week’s Non-Energy Related Read
How Remote Work is Quietly Remaking Our Lives - The changes remote work has introduced have happened so gradually you may not have noticed. But its growing popularity is remaking how we work, the tools we use to work, how we communicate at work, the hours we work, and even where we work.
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Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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