The United States Energy Association, in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development and Power Africa, is hosting a high-level delegation from the Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd. (UEGCL) on October 29, 2019. The purpose of this exchange to discuss best practices in hydropower operations and maintenance, dam safety, remote monitoring of generation systems, asset management development, and risk management.
Active reservoir management (ARM) has the potential to improve the commercial viability of geologic CO2 storage, and has applications to the geologic disposal of fluids associated with energy production and a broad cross section of other industries. Treatment and handling of brine or “high total dissolved solids” waters associated with energy production can be challenging and not readily or economically accomplished using conventional water treatment techniques. These fluids are typically disposed of through geologic injection.
Please join the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) for the release of a new report,“Carbon Utilization: A Vital and Effective Pathway for Decarbonization,” and a discussion hosted by the United States Energy Association (USEA).
The Internal Revenue Service recently closed the comment period on implementing regulations for applying "Section 45Q" enhanced tax incentives for the geological storage of carbon dioxide and its use in enhanced oil recovery. Please join us as we review current research on Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) technology and the policy and project implications for using 45Q tax credits.
The program will consist of the following:
John Litynski, Deputy Director, Advanced Fossil Technology Systems - Update on DOE CCUS Research
Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration (CCUS) is considered by many to be a problem solver for carbon-based energy industries in an increasingly climate-constrained world. The cost of these technologies has deterred many companies and organizations from implementing CCUS systems. The technology coupled with the 45Q tax credit encourages the energy industry to reduce carbon emissions and remain economically competitive.
The Integrated Resource Plan released in August 2018 calls for a significant increase in renewable energy. To support the increase in intermittent resources, South Africa’s state-owned utility Eskom has unveiled its Distributed Battery Storage Program and environmental and social management framework study (ESMF), committing to solar-plus-storage and energy storage projects totaling 1,400MWh. The plan calls for storage in all nine provinces and has two phases of development and construction.