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Ameren, Opus One Solutions partner on DER, transactive energy markets

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-03-29 09:54

Illinois microgrid to test transactive energy markets as a part of the company's commitment to innovation and clean energy

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Idaho Power sets goal for 100-percent clean energy by 2045; signs record-low solar PPA

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-03-29 08:33
Idaho Power unveiled a goal Tuesday to provide 100-percent clean energy by 2045 on the heels of an announcement that it will purchase 120-MW of solar energy through a PPA with Jackpot Holdings at a price of less than US $0.022 cents per kWh.
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Tucson Electric Power hires EDF to build its largest wind farm to date

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-03-29 07:59
Tucson Electric Power (TEP) is building a 247-MW wind farm that will help the company more than double its use of renewable energy by 2021. The company hired EDF Renewables North America to construct it in a Build and Transfer Agreement (BTA) worth approximately $370 million.
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Report: US solar development activity remains steady in spite of Section 201 tariff impacts

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-03-29 07:56
Despite the impact of Section 201 solar module tariffs, the US solar market has remained an attractive investment proposition, with a steady flow of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity throughout 2018, and robust demand expected for 2019 as the ITC-driven installation pipeline progresses.
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Study: Texas investment in distributed energy resources growing steadily

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-03-28 09:39

According to ERCOT reports highlighted in the paper, DER has seen steady growth in Texas over the past two years

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Survey reveals offshore wind failing to embrace digitalisation

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-03-28 07:06

The offshore wind market in the is lagging behind other areas of the energy sector when it comes to embracing – and understanding – the potential of digital technologies.

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Mercury commits to begin construction of 119-MW Turitea wind farm

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-03-27 13:05

Mercury has committed to construction of the first 33 of 60 consented wind turbines at Turitea near Palmerston North, representing a key milestone in New Zealand’s renewable energy development.

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Enel Green Power buys Tradewind Energy, 13 GW of renewable projects

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-03-27 10:00

Enel Green Power North America is acquiring the renewables developer that has partnered with it on several projects

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Clean Energy BC releases response to Zapped report

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-03-27 07:30

Clean Energy British Columbia has issued an information bulletin and report in response to the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources report issued Feb. 14 that said Crown provincial utility BC Hydro overpaid for electricity obtained through purchase agreements.

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Phasing out coal in Denmark via bioenergy-based CHP

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-03-26 03:24
Denmark in many ways is the poster child for the generation mix of the future. It led the way for decades in wind generation. It has continued to set ever-more ambitious targets for renewable penetration. And it has shown in the real world how to make a grid work that includes a heavy presence of renewable assets. Along the way, though, it has faced many challenges.
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Shell makes aggressive move into U.K. retail power market

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-03-26 03:18
Royal Dutch Shell Plc took a step forward in its aim to become the world’s biggest power company with an aggressive move into the U.K. retail market by offering one of the cheapest tariffs available.
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Mitsubishi Hitachi launches renewable energy services provider

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-03-25 09:32

The company is called Oriden 

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New Mexico Governor Grisham signs law requiring 100 percent renewable energy by 2045

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-03-25 03:31
On Friday, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the state’s groundbreaking Energy Transition Act (ETA) into law, meaning that by 2045, the state should be fully powered by clean, carbon-free electricity.
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Wind sector needs to take initiative on off-taker risks to drive European PPA surge

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-03-25 00:00
In order for wind energy power purchase agreements (PPAs) to see sustained uptake in central Europe, sellers need to take a lead in managing long-term risks including power price forecasting, covenant strength and buyer inexperience.
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NextEra, Con Ed warn patent dispute could roil US solar sector

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-03-22 13:13
Two of America’s biggest solar-farm owners are warning that a patent dispute between panel makers could roil a sector already shaken by President Donald Trump’s import tariffs.
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Collaborating for a more resilient energy future in Puerto Rico

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-03-22 08:07
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) this week unveiled a vision to collaborate with communities, technical experts, businesses and investors to build low-carbon microgrids in Puerto Rico, and bring reliable, clean and affordable electricity to rural areas of the island. As described at the “BlackStart 2019: Future of Energy Summit” in San Juan, the new initiative will help modernize Puerto Rico’s electric grid and improve the system’s resilience.
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Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure, Desjardins acquire Regional Power hydroelectric plants

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-03-22 07:36

Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure (CC&L Infrastructure) and Regime de Rentes du Mouvement Desjardins, Desjardins Financial Security Life Assurance Company, and Certas Home and Auto Insurance Company (together, Desjardins) have acquired Regional Power Inc. from The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (Manulife).

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New York Governor Cuomo unveils $30 million zero-carbon buildings initiative

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-03-22 06:53
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has launched an initiative to advance the design, construction and operation of low- or zero-carbon emitting buildings in the state.
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Forming joint ventures to construct US offshore wind farms

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-03-21 04:49
The U.S Jones Act affects the construction of U.S. offshore wind farms by limiting certain activities in U.S. waters to U.S.-registered vessels owned and operated by qualified U.S. citizens. Much of the expertise in the construction of offshore wind farms is European based. The logical mechanism for marrying European expertise with U.S. firms qualified to operate where the U.S. Jones Act applies are joint ventures. Such joint ventures must take into account the stringent U.S. citizenship requirements applicable to the ownership and operation of Jones Act vessels.
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EIA: Renewables double U.S. generation over 10 years; gas still reigns

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-03-20 10:38

Renewables-including biomass and other resources-accounted for 17.6 percent of electricity generation in the U.S. last year. Natural gas prices, however, will continue to dictate the overall direction of the U.S. power generation market.

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