Power Technology lists five of the most popular tweets on power in December 2020 based on data from GlobalData’s Influencer Platform. The top tweets were chosen from influencers as tracked by GlobalData’s Influencer Platform, which is based on a scientific process that works on pre-defined parameters. Influencers are selected after a deep analysis of the influencer’s relevance, network strength, engagement, and leading discussions on new and emerging trends.
Top tweets on power in December 2020
1. Mike Hudema’s tweet on Denmark supplying electricity to the UK
Mike Hudema, director of communications at CanopyPlanet, shared a video on how wind farms in Denmark are generating high amount of electricity. As of 2019, 47% of Denmark’s energy was generated by wind power, the video highlighted.
Denmark’s wind farms are now poised to supply power to 1.4 million homes across the UK through an underwater cable known as Viking Link Interconnector, which will be the world’s longest electricity cable.
The 765km cable, currently under construction, will stretch between Bicker Fen in Lincolnshire and Vejen in Denmark. The direct-current link will help to reduce carbon emissions in the UK’s power supply.
Denmark is producing so much #windenergy it may soon be powering the U.K. as well.
— Mike Hudema (@MikeHudema) December 22, 2020
Username: Mike Hudema
Twitter handle: @MikeHudema
2. Assaad Razzouk’s tweet on doubling of rooftop solar capacity in Australia
Assaad Razzouk, chief executive officer of Sindicatum Renewable Energy, shared an article on how a modelling commissioned by Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator shows that the total installed rooftop solar capacity may double by 2024.
The rate of solar installations in Victoria declined to 40% due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia, however, experienced an increase in installations during the pandemic. The solar installations stood at 750MW in Q3 2020, an increase of 42% from the previous quarter.
The article highlighted that the transition to renewable energy in Australia is ten times faster than the global average measured at a per capita rate.
Amazing stuff is happening in Australia: Renewable energy is growing at a per capita rate 10 times faster than global average, in spite of a coal-loving and very gassy government https://t.co/ZbO0X0mZiX #climate
— Assaad Razzouk (@AssaadRazzouk) December 18, 2020
Username: Assaad Razzouk
Twitter handle: @AssaadRazzouk
3. Mark Z. Jacobson’s tweet on a renewable energy project in India
Mark Z. Jacobson, director of atmosphere and energy programme at Stanford University, shared an article on a 30GW wind and solar power project in India, which is touted to be the largest renewable energy project in the world.
The foundation stone for the hybrid renewable energy park in the state of Gujarat was laid by Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India. The project will support India’s goal to reach a renewable energy capacity of 175GW by 2022, while providing employment to nearly 100,000 individuals.
— Mark Z. Jacobson (@mzjacobson) December 18, 2020
Username: Mark Z. Jacobson
Twitter handle: @mzjacobson
4. Jesse Jenkins’s tweet on users in North Carolina facing power cut due to non-payment of electricity bills
Jesse Jenkins, a professor at Princeton University, shared an article on how US-based electric utilities Duke Energy and Dominion Energy disconnected the electricity connection to more than 19,000 families across the state of North Carolina after they did not pay their bills during the Covid-19 pandemic.
As of November 2020, Duke Energy Progress and Duke Energy Carolinas have disconnected electricity connections for 12,776 and 4,185 users respectively. Similarly, Dominion Energy cut off electricity for 2,316 North Carolina customers in November 2020, the article noted.
Furthermore, the article noted that an analysis issued by the Nicholas Institute at Duke University found that the water and utility shut-off moratoria helped in minimising the average daily Covid-19 infection growth rate from 7.2% to 4.6%.
Woah. Ice cold. There's a raging pandemic, massive unemployment, kids going to school from home, AND it's winter, and you're still disconnecting customers' electricity @DukeEnergy @DominionEnergy??!! No compassion? And where's the North Carolina Utilities Commission on this?! ⤵️ https://t.co/rTqpcMBQy7
— JesseJenkins (@JesseJenkins) December 19, 2020
Twitter handle: @JesseJenkins
5. Chris Nelder’s tweet on the demolition of smokestacks at Navajo Generating Station
Chris Nelder, manager at Rocky Mountain Institute, shared a video of the demolition of three smokestacks at the 2.25GW Navajo Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant located in the US. The coal plant was demolished after years of activism to end coal use for power generation.
The influencer noted that the plant emitted nearly 20 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide annually, which is equal to the emissions from 3.3 million passenger cars. It also reduced the visibility at the Grand Canyon and contributed to asthma, he added.
Finally, some decent video of the stacks demo at this 2.25 GW coal-fired power plant, one of the largest in the US. Its annual CO2 emissions were ~20m t/year, equivalent to 3.3m passenger cars. Inter alia, it reduced visibility at the Grand Canyon & contributed to asthma. https://t.co/qyHmwb44Iv
— Chris Nelder (@chrisnelder) December 18, 2020
Username: Chris Nelder
Twitter handle: @chrisnelder