Tokyo Electric Power Company, Japan’s largest utility, is wooing Ørsted to its shores, as the leading Danish offshore wind developer ponders its future in Taiwan.

Tepco and Ørsted signed a memorandum of understanding last month, while the developer weighed up whether to go ahead with 900 megawatts of offshore wind capacity in a wind farm off Taiwan’s Changhua County. The future of the project was thrown in doubt when the Taiwanese government slashed its feed-in tariff by 6 percent.

Henrik Poulsen, Ørsted’s chief executive, told the Financial Times that his board would make a final decision on the Changhua project in the second quarter of

Electric vehicles sales increased across key global markets last year. In the United States, EV sales increased by 81 percent compared to 2018.

Yet policymakers, automakers and technology companies are still working on the right mix of policies to keep momentum moving forward for e-mobility.

This week, more than 500 automotive, energy, and technology executives gathered in San Francisco at Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s summit on the future of mobility. Greentech Media was there and compiled some highlights.

Electrify America takes on demand charges

In an interview with Electrify America COO Brendan Jones, BNEF energy analyst Nathaniel Bullard asked if fellow EV

Electric vehicle sales increased across key global markets last year. In the United States, EV sales increased by 81 percent compared to 2018.

Yet policymakers, automakers and technology companies are still working on the right mix of policies to keep momentum moving forward for e-mobility.

This week, more than 500 automotive, energy and technology executives gathered in San Francisco at Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s summit on the future of mobility. Greentech Media was there and compiled some highlights.

Electrify America takes on demand charges

In an interview with Electrify America COO Brendan Jones, BNEF energy analyst Nathaniel Bullard asked if fellow EV

Last week, parts of the Midwest and Northeast reached nostril-freezing temperatures, with wind chill colder than 60 below in some areas.

Amid the dangerously frigid temperatures, the Trump administration’s recent policy efforts to boost coal and nuclear power meant there was extra attention paid to how different sources of electricity handled the cold. As residents across the Midwest and Northeast dug out of the deep freeze, power producers, regulators and experts debriefed the results.

Reports suggest that nuclear, gas, coal, wind and solar all faced some challenges in the numbing cold, but generally fared well.

“On the whole, each asset class pretty

Energy efficiency programs are the hidden powerhouse behind many current trends in the electric utility industry. 

Electricity demand has been largely flat in the U.S. for the past 10 years, in no small part due to electricity efficiency programs funded by utility customers in nearly all states. Appliance and equipment energy efficiency standards are also having a big impact, along with tighter building codes, tax credits and finance programs.

These programs, in turn, have had a ripple effect on investment across the sector, with impacts on the future of generation, transmission and distribution system decisions. In recent years, there has been a wave of power plant

Legacy utilities are grappling with the need to reinvent themselves in order to survive.

A successful future involves improving customer experience and expanding offerings like smart home appliances, solar power and electric vehicles, executives from utilities Entergy and ComEd said in the opening keynote at DistribuTech in New Orleans Tuesday.

Speeches are not the same as actions, but the keynote address to tens of thousands of distribution grid professionals offers a valuable glimpse into what strategic vision the utilities have decided to communicate at this point in time.

It’s a starkly different picture than one utilities painted just a few years ago, when

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