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Distributed generation balances Brownout risk

Summer is underway, temperatures in Texas are already breaking records again. The state has made national news as the latest heat wave looms over the state. Unfortunately for Texans, if the predictions hold, this “heat dome” may not go away soon. According to the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center, summer temperatures across the state have a 33-60% chance of being above normal in July, August and September.


How the IRA and hydrogen production can benefit RECs

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has brought a lot of exciting opportunities to the energy sector. One of the most groundbreaking changes, at least from the perspective of rural electric cooperatives (RECs), was the creation of Direct-Pay incentives. For the first time, electrical cooperatives can reap the same tax-related benefits as for-profit electric companies. However, this financial boon isn’t the only way the IRA can translate to cost-savings in the energy sector. For both RECs and commercial and industrial (C&I) customers who use natural gas in their power generation, the new tax credits for green hydrogen stand to have a big impact.


4CP and Distributed Generation

4CP: three small characters that have a dramatic impact on yearly energy cost. If you’re in the business of electrical supply and distribution, chances are you’re very familiar with 4CP demand, or Four Coincidental Peak demand. Our team has spent a lot of time looking at 4CP and the impact it has on our clients’ bottom line. After all, an important part of our process at Perceptive Power Infrastructure is to understand our clients’ energy bill and loads.