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An Innovative Approach to Achieving a Clean Energy Future

Posted by OnLocation on Jul 29, 2022 2:55:18 PM

Over the past several years, the Energy Innovation Reform Project (EIRP) has developed and promoted an Innovation + Regulation Policy Framework (I+R) for decarbonizing the U.S. electric power sector. OnLocation, Inc. completed a comprehensive modeling analysis for EIRP to identify the potential benefits and challenges of employing the I+R Framework. The study found that the I+R Framework is more cost-effective and results in greater diversity of generation options, including more firm and dispatchable clean power, than the alternative regulation-only clean energy policy examined.

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Topics: NEMS, Energy Modeling, Environmental Regulation, Energy Policy, climate change, Advanced Technologies, carbon capture, Innovation + Regulation, Clean Energy

Analyzing the Role of Advanced Nuclear Energy in Deep Decarbonization

Posted by OnLocation on Oct 20, 2021 12:51:32 PM

Now is the time for modelers to reassess how nuclear technologies are represented in energy system models.  That is the conclusion of a new OnLocation paper written for the Nuclear Innovation Alliance. This paper examines the many ways that nuclear energy, including advanced nuclear reactors, can play a significant role in meeting climate mitigation goals and makes a case for energy modelers to consider incorporating characteristics and applications for advanced reactors into their energy economic models.

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Topics: Energy, NEMS, Energy Modeling, Energy Policy, Integrated Modeling, climate change, Advanced Technologies, nuclear power

Opportunities and Challenges Presented by High Deployment of Renewables on the Grid

Posted by OnLocation on Aug 28, 2020 3:49:05 PM

OnLocation presents a series of blogs that identifies the top environmental and energy policy challenges for 2020 and beyond. The second blog in the series (#2 of 3), presented here, focuses on policies aimed at expanding the grid electricity storage market as a way to address electric capacity dispatch challenges created by the recent explosion of new variable renewable generation. Electricity storage is one key technology that is helping address these challenges.

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Topics: Energy Modeling, Environmental Regulation, Energy Policy, Integrated Modeling, NEMS Model, Renewable Energy, Advanced Technologies, electricity grid, Electricity Storage, Battery Storage

The Next Generation of Vehicles

Posted by OnLocation on Aug 11, 2020 3:34:09 PM

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Topics: Energy Modeling, Environmental Regulation, Energy Policy, Alternative Technologies, Integrated Modeling, Transportation Technologies, Electric Vehicles, NEMS Model, Advanced Technologies, TCI

What’s in Store with the Battery Revolution

Posted by OnLocation on Dec 10, 2018 4:25:00 PM

While renewable energy and nuclear power often grab the headlines regarding the current electricity markets transformations, leaders across the industry recognize that electricity storage is the real game changer driving revolutionary change. While an increasingly decarbonized energy mix is often the focus, smart money is on battery technologies being the key to unlocking market value in grids across the world.

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Topics: Energy, Environmental Regulation, Energy Policy, Transportation Technologies, Electricity System, Electric Vehicles, climate change, Advanced Technologies, electricity grid

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