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Sempra Renewables Selling Wind and Energy Storage Assets to AEP for $1.05B

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-02-12 15:18

Sempra Renewables jointly owns all of part of seven wind farms and one battery installation in seven states. 

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UK announces £10 million available through Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-02-12 13:00

A £10 million (US$12.9 million) fund will target support to achieving commercial deployment of tidal energy generation in Scottish waters through driving innovation and reduction in the cost of electricity generated, according to the Scottish Government.

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FERC Data Shows Substantial Renewable Growth Coming but Gas Still Dominating Today

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-02-12 08:31
According to an analysis by the SUN DAY Campaign of data just released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), natural gas dominated new electrical generating capacity in 2018. However, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) seem poised to swamp fossil fuels as new generating capacity is added over the next three years.
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Solar Tariffs Blamed (Again) for Decline in Solar Jobs

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-02-12 08:18
The U.S. solar industry employs 242,343 workers as of 2018, a decline of nearly 8,000 jobs (3.2 percent) compared to 2017, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2018 released today by The Solar Foundation.
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Gridmates, GridX and Extensible Energy Win Initiate, A Start-up Challenge at DistribuTECH

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-02-11 14:01

For the first time in history, DistribuTECH – the largest annual event for the transmission and distribution industry – hosted 12 start-ups in New Orleans and gave them each a chance to pitch their companies to a panel of judges.

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140,000-Strong EV Smart Charging Trial Complete

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-02-11 11:37
Last week, an organization called Electric Nation said that it had concluded data collection from more than 140,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging events in what it called the largest smart charging trial in the world. The trail lasted 18 months.
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Puerto Rico’s Draft IRP Seeks Unprecedented Amounts of Solar and Battery Storage

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-02-11 09:21
Last week when utilities and other energy stakeholders were attending DistribuTECH in New Orleans, LA, a bit farther south, Puerto Rico’s utility PREPA was releasing a draft version of its 2019 integrated resource plan (IRP).
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Australian Renewable Hydrogen Power Plant One Step Closer To Completion

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-02-11 08:23
Australian hydrogen infrastructure developer H2U confirmed today that it will use Baker Hughes NovaLT gas turbine generators at its South Australian Renewable Hydrogen and Ammonia Supply Chain Demonstrator in Port Lincoln.
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Residential Solar and Storage to Participate in New England Wholesale Energy Capacity Market

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-02-08 09:49
Solar is breaking into a power market that’s long been the domain of big, conventional generators. A key reason: batteries.
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Top 7 Ways To Make Sure Your Business Saves Money with Solar (Hint: Act Now)

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-02-08 09:40
The solar investment tax credit (ITC) is one of the most lucrative ways to reduce the investment costs of your solar installation, but in order to maximize this incentive, it’s important to include solar power in your 2019 planning. Follow this guide to ensure your business is able to take advantage of the ITC before it starts to ramp down.
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World’s Largest Solar + Storage Microgrid To Power Gold Mine in Australia

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-02-08 08:47
This week Aggreko said it signed an agreement with Gold Fields Australia (Gold Fields) to design, build and operate a hybrid renewable-energy-plus-battery-storage system at the Granny Smith gold mine in Western Australia. The system, one of the world’s largest hybrid off-grid microgrids according to Aggreko, will comprise 8 MW of solar power generation capacity plus 2-MW/1-MWh battery system, integrated with 24.2 MW of existing natural-gas generation. Construction is expected to begin in May and be completed by year-end.
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US Congresswoman Unveils Sweeping Green New Deal

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-02-08 07:12
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released a sweeping package of environmental measures Thursday that has pitted progressives in the House Democratic caucus against moderates over how far to go in pursuit of resetting the climate change debate.
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Betting $1 Million on Offshore New Jersey Wind Paid Off Big Time

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-02-07 07:10
Over the past year, U.S. Wind got calls “every day” to sell a lease the energy company bought for $1 million in 2015 in its push to build a wind farm off the New Jersey coast.
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Consumer demand drives record year for wind energy purchases, AWEA says

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-02-06 11:23

Fortune 500 brands and a range of other non-utility entities are catalyzing America’s growing demand for renewable energy by purchasing a record amount of wind power in 2018, according to a recent report by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Consumer demand combined with policy stability and low, stable prices helped wind power capacity installations rise to the third strongest quarter in the industry’s history.

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The Caribbean’s Untapped Renewable Energy Potential

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-02-06 04:54
The global strategy for mitigating climate change is no secret. Most countries have embarked on an initiative to transition to clean energy sources. According to a study by scientists from the universities of Oxford and Utrecht, we will almost certainly pass a point of no return for dealing with global warming if governments worldwide don’t transition away from fossil fuels, such as coal and natural gas, towards renewable energy by 2035. This would mean that renewables would need to see their total share of power generation increase by at least two percent per year.
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FERC issues NOPR on expedited hydro licensing process

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-02-05 07:30

Late last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the U.S. proposed to expedite the issuance of original hydropower licenses for certain qualifying facilities at existing non-powered dams and closed-loop pumped storage projects.

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SEPA Explores DERMS at #DTECH2019

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-02-05 05:34
Just the number of acronyms in the headline for this article ought to offer a tiny glimpse into the complexity surrounding the deployment of Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS). On Monday, during DistribuTECH, the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) held a grid management working group meeting to discuss what requirements are necessary for successful DERMS deployment.
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China’s Wind Industry Installs More than 20 GW of Capacity in 2018 and Curtailment Decreases

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-02-05 04:36
Analysts at Huajin Securities in China said they expect newly installed capacity nationwide for 2018 to be somewhere between 21 and 22 GW, and that the wind power curtailment rate would continue to drop. Newly installed capacity for wind power is expected to continue to grow steadily over the next two years, while the proportion of the country’s total power sourced from wind is expected to continue to increase as well.
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Tour Highlight: Pilot Solar Farm Offers Lessons Learned

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-02-04 12:32

It is a bit ironic to visit a solar farm on a foggy, overcast morning, but you have to take whatever weather you are given – in New Orleans in early February. At least it wasn’t raining, which was definitely in the forecast just the day before.

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Tesla to Buy Battery-Tech Firm Maxwell for $218 Million in Stock

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-02-04 07:02
Tesla Inc. agreed to acquire battery-technology company Maxwell Technologies Inc. for about $218 million in stock, as Elon Musk’s electric car maker adds expertise in energy storage and power delivery.
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