Clean Energy: Decarbonizing the US Power Grid

By Aaron Foyer VP, Orennia Since 2005, the US power sector has made significant strides in reducing emissions, mainly through the transition from coal to natural gas and the widespread adoption of renewables, particularly wind and solar. These changes have played a critical role in creating a more sustainable energy landscape. Coal-to-gas switching: The shift… Continue reading Clean Energy: Decarbonizing the US Power Grid

Charted: Solar Dominates New Power Growth

By Aaron Foyer VP, Orennia The landscape of electricity generation in the United States has undergone significant transformations over the past few decades. The timeline showcases the shifts in energy policy, technological advancements, and market demands that have shaped the US’ energy mix. __________________ THE NATURAL GAS BOOM In the late 1990s and early 2000s,… Continue reading Charted: Solar Dominates New Power Growth

CAISO: Mounting Negative Prices

By Aaron Foyer VP, Orennia _____________ DATA SPOTLIGHT Negative power pricing in the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) market occurs when the supply of electricity exceeds demand to such an extent that producers are essentially willing to pay consumers to take their electricity. This phenomenon can be attributed to several factors: Renewable overproduction: California has… Continue reading CAISO: Mounting Negative Prices