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What Does It Take to Build the World's Largest Energy Storage System?

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What does it take to build the world’s largest energy storage system? The Vistra Zero Moss Landing project is comprised of nearly 100,000 individual battery modules – and so much more. This remarkable technology is all housed in a fully refurbished, 70-year-old former power plant turbine building.

Vistra Brings World's Largest Utility-Scale Battery Energy Storage System Online

Flagship of company’s Vistra Zero portfolio will provide affordable, zero- carbon electricity, bolster reliability of California’s power grid
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IRVING, Texas, January 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ — Vistra (NYSE: VST) today announced that its Moss Landing Energy Storage Facility connected to the power grid and began operating on Dec. 11, 2020. At 300 megawatts/1,200 megawatt-hours, the lithium-ion battery storage system, located on-site at Vistra’s Moss Landing Power Plant in Monterey County, California, will be the largest of its kind in the world. Furthermore, construction is already underway on Phase II, which will add an additional 100 MW/400 MWh to the facility by August 2021, bringing its total capacity to 400 MW/1,600 MWh.

Connecticut Green Bank and Its EV Charging Partners Register the First Validated Multi-Partner Carbon Offset Credit Project

Project Paves Way for More EV Charging Stations and Partners Across the U.S.
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HARTFORD, Conn., December 9, 2020 /3BL Media/— Connecticut Green Bank (“Green Bank”) and its partners are proud to announce a unique collaboration that is the first joinable, grouped carbon offset credit project registered under the new methodology for electric vehicle (EV) charging systems.

Black & Veatch, a Leader in Decarbonization, Joins Ammonia Energy Association

Company embraces membership as catalyst for making ammonia a key player in zero-carbon energy landscape
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., November 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ – As an industry leader in advancing decarbonization, Black & Veatch – experts in ammonia-related projects – sees an expanding role for the chemical compound in a low-carbon landscape. To help further that, the company has joined the Ammonia Energy Association, an influential advocate of responsible ammonia use in a sustainable energy economy.

Dave Hallowell Named to Lead Black & Veatch's Global Renewable Energy Business

New role for infrastructure solutions veteran comes as growing integration of renewables propels power sector’s transformation
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., November 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The drive for decarbonization in the power industry, coupled with technology advancements making large-scale solar and wind power complemented by battery storage more cost competitive, continues to propel growth in the global renewable energy market. The world’s power providers understand the need to thoughtfully invest in ways to rapidly integrate renewable energy in the mix on the power grid.

Black & Veatch: Decarbonization Driving Repowering of the Power Industry

Calls for zero-carbon energy are increasing, fueling the need for cleaner, more environmentally friendly energy portfolios
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, October 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The global power industry is in a state of transformation and needs to accelerate the path to net zero as many companies, communities and stakeholders forge ahead with commitments to lower carbon emissions.

Vistra Releases Comprehensive Review of Company Climate Strategy

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Climate change is a defining issue of our time, impacting all global citizens, industries, and nations and it must be addressed collectively. As an integrated retail electricity provider and producer of electric power, Vistra has been committed to combating climate change through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from our business activities.

How Can Regulations Reduce F-gas in Power Networks?

by Frederic Godemel
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Since the mid-twentieth century, sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) has been widely used as a replacement for oil as an insulator in electrical equipment, with one of its largest uses today being in electrical switchgear. SF6)has proven to be reliable and highly effective in applications where arcing can be expected and its use has enabled smaller, cleaner designs and greater equipment durability over time.

By almost all accounts, SF6 has been a strong performer in electrical equipment.

The global warming concern

Alliant Energy to Electrify 100 Percent of Light-Duty Fleet Vehicles by 2030

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, September 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Guided by their purpose-driven strategy to serve customers and build strong communities, Alliant Energy announces 100 percent of the company’s active light-duty fleet vehicles be electric by 2030.

Electric Vehicles Powered by Power Modules VE-Trac Direct and VE-Trac Dual

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by  Jonathan Liao, Product Line Manager for VE-Trac Direct and Dual Product Family

Interview with Jonathan Liao one of our product line managers responsible for the VE-Trac direct and dual product family. 

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