Entergy working with NextEra on third Arkansas solar project

Mon, 2019-03-18 09:48

 Once completed, it would be Entergy’s third utility-scale solar project in Arkansas and bring its total solar capacity to 281 MW, enough to power about 45,000 homes.

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N.C. bill aims to expand ‘free market’ for electric vehicle charging stations

Mon, 2019-03-18 05:11
Hook up your RV at a North Carolina campground or charge your boat at a marina, and you’ll pay for the electricity you consume. Plug in your electric car at a charging station, and you’ll pay for the time you spend at the outlet.
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Wind generated more than one-third of electricity last week in the UK

Mon, 2019-03-18 04:50
RenewableUK highlighted last week that Great Britain’s onshore and offshore wind farms generated more electricity than any other source of power last week.
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California Rep. Scott Peters on program to speak at Waterpower Week in Washington

Fri, 2019-03-15 07:44

Scott Peters (D-CA), who serves California’s 52nd Congressional District, is speaking during the Awards Luncheon at the upcoming Waterpower Week in Washington.

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Solar and wind take the lead in FERC first infrastructure report of 2019

Fri, 2019-03-15 06:38
According to an analysis by the SUN DAY Campaign of data just released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), new solar and wind generating capacity has taken the lead over natural gas and all other energy sources for the first month of 2019.
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U.S. solar market tops 10 GW in 2018, again

Thu, 2019-03-14 06:16
For the third year in a row, the U.S. solar industry installed double-digit gigawatts (GW) of solar PV capacity, with 10.6 GW coming online in 2018, according to the latest statistics from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
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New report shows Baltic States ahead of western EU counterparts in renewable energy targets

Thu, 2019-03-14 04:54
Findings in a recently published European Union report showed that the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia make up over 30 percent of the EU countries that have already met their 2020 renewable energy targets.
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Saratoga Wind Farm now delivering 66-MW of clean energy for MGE

Thu, 2019-03-14 04:26
Last week Wisconsin’s Madison Gas and Electric's (MGE) said its 66-MW Saratoga Wind Farm is fully operational and delivering energy to the electric grid. MGE and Vestas – the company that built the turbines – have completed testing of the turbines and electrical systems, and the wind farm is fully online.
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Research shows virtual reservoirs can boost flexibility of small hydropower facilities

Wed, 2019-03-13 15:30

New research shows that small run-of-river (ROR) hydropower projects can provide just as much baseload stability as reservoir-based hydropower plants while being highly responsive to real-time grid and market changes. This means that as the U.S. seeks to expand renewable energy sources without compromising reliability, one option is more flexible (and profitable) hydropower that doesn’t involve dams.

 

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DNV GL issues study of R&D pathways for supersized wind turbine blades

Wed, 2019-03-13 10:11

DNV GL released a study last week that examines the challenges associated with manufacturing and deploying next-generation, increasingly larger land-based wind turbines.

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New York utility installing battery to reduce peaks in non-wires alternative plan

Wed, 2019-03-13 08:52
This week, ConEdison subsidiary, Orange & Rockland Utilities (O&R) and Key Capture Energy (KCE) announced that O&R has selected KCE, an Albany-based, independent developer of utility-scale battery storage projects, will plan, design, install and operate O&R’s new battery storage project in Pomona.
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Grid tech company Kaluza invests in blockchain firm Electron

Wed, 2019-03-13 04:30

Grid technology firm Kaluza is investing in British blockchain company Electron.

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San Francisco mulls creating its own 100 percent renewables-focused utility from PG&E wreckage

Tue, 2019-03-12 08:05
What happens when a famously left-leaning city dives into the buttoned-down business of electric utilities? San Francisco may soon find out.
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Renewable, energy efficiency groups mount united front vs. Trump budget

Tue, 2019-03-12 07:30

Trump's proposed budget severely cuts the EPA and DOE's efficiency and renewables offices, but allocates funding for R&D, clean coal and advanced nuclear.

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Wind-solar pairing cuts equipment costs while ramping up output

Mon, 2019-03-11 13:42
A trailblazing wind-solar hybrid project in western Minnesota could be a preview of what’s to come as renewable developers look for new ways to bolster projects.
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Storage system built at world’s biggest solar park

Mon, 2019-03-11 09:31

An energy storage system has been installed at the largest single-site solar park in the world.

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Opinion: Puerto Rico's energy future is renewable

Mon, 2019-03-11 04:47
When Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, it cut short nearly 3,000 lives, displaced thousands of families, and subjected the commonwealth to the longest energy blackout in U.S. history. This tragedy invited a new vision for Puerto Rico’s battered electric grid, and I hoped that a central tenet of the rebuilding effort would be an aggressive move toward safe, abundant and resilient clean energy.
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UK in deal to unlock offshore wind boom and green jobs

Fri, 2019-03-08 11:00

Offshore wind is set to provide more than 30 per cent of UK electricity by 2030 after the government today launched a landmark deal with the renewables industry.

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Indian government to declare large hydropower projects a renewable energy source

Fri, 2019-03-08 08:30

The Indian government’s Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved measures to promote the hydropower sector that include declaring large hydropower projects to be part of the non-solar renewable purchase obligation (RPO).

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ABB Customer World Panel: The future of mobility favors the electrified, autonomous

Fri, 2019-03-08 06:00

Only time will tell whether this is right, but EV adoption is clearly rising both on the individual and fleet fronts. Utilities such as Southern California Edison and Ameren, among many others, are working to build EV charging infrastructure and align power distribution in a way to handle it.

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