Oct 6, 2014

[INTERACTIVE]: EIA's Map of U.S. Shows Energy Facilities at Risk of Wet-Weather Events

Utilities
Admin
1 min
The upgrading of energy infrastructure is vital to continued energy success in the U.S. However, that infrastructure has been threatened in recent ye...

The upgrading of energy infrastructure is vital to continued energy success in the U.S. However, that infrastructure has been threatened in recent years with extreme wet-weather events such as Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina. 

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has developed a tool to view which energy facilities are at high-risk for these events. The map covers everything from oil and gas facilities to rail terminals and uses data provided by the Federal Emergy Management Agency (FEMA). 

"Because energy is vital to the U.S. economy and the everyday lives of Americans, it is important to understand flooding risk to our nation's energy infrastructure," EIA Administrator Adam Sieminski said. "This tool will help users better understand these risks."

To use the tool, type an address, town, or county name into the "find address" box and you will be taken to the area and shown the risk. 

You can find the tool here.

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Apr 16, 2021

Hydrostor receives $4m funding for A-CAES facility in Canada

energystorage
Canada
Netzero
Dominic Ellis
2 min
The funding will be used to complete essential engineering and planning, and enable Hydrostor to take critical steps toward construction
The funding will be used to complete essential engineering and planning, and enable Hydrostor to take critical steps toward construction...

Hydrostor has received $4m funding to develop a 300-500MW Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) facility in Canada.

The funding will be used to complete essential engineering and planning, and enable Hydrostor to plan construction. 

The project will be modeled on Hydrostor’s commercially operating Goderich storage facility, providing up to 12 hours of energy storage.

The project has support from Natural Resources Canada’s Energy Innovation Program and Sustainable Development Technology Canada.

Hydrostor’s A-CAES system supports Canada’s green economic transition by designing, building, and operating emissions-free energy storage facilities, and employing people, suppliers, and technologies from the oil and gas sector.

The Honorable Seamus O’Regan, Jr. Minister of Natural Resources, said: “Investing in clean technology will lower emissions and increase our competitiveness. This is how we get to net zero by 2050.”

A-CAES has the potential to lower greenhouse gas emissions by enabling the transition to a cleaner and more flexible electricity grid. Specifically, the low-impact and cost-effective technology will reduce the use of fossil fuels and will provide reliable and bankable energy storage solutions for utilities and regulators, while integrating renewable energy for sustainable growth. 

Curtis VanWalleghem, Hydrostor’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are grateful for the federal government’s support of our long duration energy storage solution that is critical to enabling the clean energy transition. This made-in-Canada solution, with the support of NRCan and Sustainable Development Technology Canada, is ready to be widely deployed within Canada and globally to lower electricity rates and decarbonize the electricity sector."

The Rosamond A-CAES 500MW Project is under advanced development and targeting a 2024 launch. It is designed to turn California’s growing solar and wind resources into on-demand peak capacity while allowing for closure of fossil fuel generating stations.

Hydrostor closed US$37 million (C$49 million) in growth financing in September 2019. 

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