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Wed, 12 May 2021 14:49:58 UTC

Hawaiian Electric needs to ramp up rooftop solar, seeks customer input

Release of the CER strategy follows a year of consultation and cooperation with the rooftop solar industry… read more
Wed, 12 May 2021 13:41:13 UTC

Xcel New Mexico’s community solar program ready for subscribers

Xcel Energy’s New Mexico said that its customers can now choose electricity generated by the state’s most abundant resource – the sun. The utility’s Solar*Connect program has opened for enrollment, providing customers with the option to invest in solar energy by purchasing all or part of their monthly electricity needs from a newly constructed solar […]… read more
Wed, 12 May 2021 13:05:41 UTC

Tri-state G&T getting greener with PPA for 104-MW Crossing Trails Wind Farm

Commercial operations have commenced at EDP Renewables North America’s 104-MW Crossing Trails Wind Farm. Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is the project’s sole offtaker, through a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with EDPR NA. The new wind farm is located 20 miles south of Seibert, Colo., within Kit Carson and Cheyenne counties, and is within […]… read more
Tue, 11 May 2021 20:53:51 UTC

800-MW Vineyard Wind offshore wind farm to be first commercial-scale project in the US

Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), today passed the final major step in the federal review process, which means it will likely become the first commercial scale offshore wind farm in the United States.   This final major federal approval from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will enable […]… read more
Tue, 11 May 2021 17:20:29 UTC

Wanted – creative transmission owners willing to try alternatives to network upgrades!

Renewable energy project developers spend a lot of money in the generator interconnection queue for the queue position. This capital outlay is because the developer expects the transmission grid operator to study their request and approve it according to the tariff filed at FERC. With so many interconnection queue requests at most RTO’s that are […]… read more
Tue, 11 May 2021 14:09:17 UTC

How big utilities’ climate pledges fall short

Can a utility company be carbon neutral by 2050 if it builds a gas plant now? Maybe if it shuts off the gas plant well before its 40 years of useful life are complete, leaving electric customers to pay off millions in debt.… read more
Tue, 11 May 2021 13:02:16 UTC

Fortum and Uniper team to manage operations of generating assets

Fortum and Uniper have finalized the first planning phase in three strategic cooperation areas: Nordic hydropower and physical trading optimization, wind and solar development, and hydrogen. Under the proposed plans, Fortum would lead the operations of both companies’ Nordic hydro assets while Uniper would take the lead in the development of both companies’ wind and […]… read more
Mon, 10 May 2021 18:43:38 UTC

In Pictures: Building Canada’s largest remote solar + storage microgrid

Fort Chipewyan is an isolated community in Canada that is not connected to the main power grid. The community, which used to rely on diesel for power generation, is now home to the country’s largest community solar and storage microgrid project. Before the microgrid, diesel fuel was the source for all electricity production but since delivery of […]… read more
Mon, 10 May 2021 15:37:55 UTC

Catalyst Partners makes its HQ a living demo for sustainable buildings

Allen Austin, ABB Catalyst President Keith Winn is one of the founding members of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). It’s not surprising, then, that his company helps clients to meet the requirements of LEED and other green building standards. Catalyst focuses on energy efficiency services including auditing, modeling, and incentives and aims to become […]… read more
Mon, 10 May 2021 06:38:00 UTC

Why 2021 could be the perfect year to deploy your solar portfolio

Now that pandemic-related obstacles are lessening in many areas, what are the prospects for portfolio solar in 2021? … read more
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