Keep up to date with the latest power and smart energy developments in the USA.

The highlights in this week’s news items, provided courtesy of our American partner publications, include:

    • The global energy storage market will surge to a cumulative 942 GW by 2040 according to a forecast from Bloomberg and EF
    • Richard Mihan, a Stanford Univerity researcher, has concluded that the failure Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Hydro project in Southern Laos can be attributed to the extended western arm of the resevoir being built on a sink hole
    • Siemens has launched an unmanned aerial vehicle technology called SIEAERO that incorporates artificial intelligence and machine learning to bring inspection of transmission lines to the next level
    • Exel Energy is buying the Mankato Energy Centre, a natural gas power plant from a subsidiary of Southern Company for $650 million