Fri, 03 Feb 2023 15:57:03 UTC

Minnesota to require 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040

Minnesota utilities would be obligated to transition to 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040 under a bill passed by the Legislature. … read more
Fri, 03 Feb 2023 15:21:24 UTC

Northern Illinois now has 75 operating community solar farms

By the end of this year, ComEd expects to have doubled the number of community solar projects interconnected to its electric grid to more than 150.… read more
Thu, 02 Feb 2023 19:57:47 UTC

DER developers and utilities taking on interconnection challenges at GridTECH Connect Forum on Feb. 6

The conference program will feature in-depth and intimate conversations about interconnection collaboration, fleet electrification, vehicle-to-grid integration, demand response, and more with a focus on the California market.… read more
Thu, 02 Feb 2023 16:14:23 UTC

Renewable Properties and PG&E ink PPAs for community solar projects

Totaling nearly 30 MW, the five solar projects are part of California’s Disadvantaged Communities and Community Solar Green Tariff programs.… read more
Thu, 02 Feb 2023 15:02:57 UTC

Fight over rapid shutdown patents for solar PV has both sides claiming victory

The fight was over rapid shutdown technology, a safety function for rooftop mounted solar photovoltaic systems.… read more
Thu, 02 Feb 2023 14:51:08 UTC

This microgrid can power an entire North Carolina town during an outage

During its testing phase, Duke Energy’s microgrid was able to pick up the town’s entire load from a black start without any help from the energy grid.… read more
Wed, 01 Feb 2023 16:42:08 UTC

Maine regulators allow wind, utility project to move forward

The unanimous vote by the Maine Public Utilities Commission on two projects bearing a net cost of $1.8 billion comes after Massachusetts endorsed the proposal, becoming a partner on the 1,000-megawatt project and allowing the costs to be shared by a larger pool of ratepayers.… read more
Wed, 01 Feb 2023 15:40:37 UTC

ChargePoint and Stem to pair EV charging with energy storage

The companies hope to lower operating costs, improve resiliency, and help achieve sustainability goals by leveraging EV charging and energy storage with AI-drive energy management software.… read more
Wed, 01 Feb 2023 15:37:00 UTC

Solar PPA prices keep rising, but wind gets some relief

Prices for solar power purchase agreements continued their push higher to end 2022 in North America, a sign that an already tight offtake market was again hampered by supply chain constraints and trade disputes.… read more
Wed, 01 Feb 2023 14:59:04 UTC

OPG cleared to use Percepto drone to monitor dam at hydroelectric station

PTransport Canada has approved Ontario Power Generation Inc. to operate Percepto's drone-in-a-box solution at McConnell Lake Control Dam.… read more
Tue, 15 Feb 2022 13:49:36 UTC

Work starts on New York’s first offshore wind project

South Fork Wind Farm is a 132 MW project to be located 19 miles southeast of Block Island, Rhode Island. The project is approved to install 12 or fewer wind turbines and will use Siemens-Gamesa’s 11 MW turbines. Kiewit Offshore Services will design and build the project’s substation.… read more
Tue, 15 Feb 2022 13:45:54 UTC

Ethanol isn’t as green as you might think, researchers say

The carbon intensity of corn ethanol supported by the U.S.'s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is likely at least 24% higher than gasoline, according to a… read more
Tue, 15 Feb 2022 12:51:01 UTC

‘This is punitive’: Kansas Senate committee considers poison pill wind energy bills

Senators heard three hours of testimony from anti-wind sources and just one hour from proponents of renewable energy … read more
Mon, 14 Feb 2022 18:20:13 UTC

California PUC adopts plan to add 25.5GW of renewables by 2023

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved plans to add around 25,500 MW of renewable energy resources and 15,000 MW of energy storage and demand response resources by 2032.  The decision also adopted a 35 million metric ton (MMT) electric sector greenhouse gas emission (GHG) planning target. That goal, also to be achieved by 2032, is tighter than an earlier 46 […]… read more
Mon, 14 Feb 2022 14:32:55 UTC

Duke Energy aims to double renewable energy capacity by 2030

The utility's five-year capital plan totals $63 billion, 80% of which will support investments in grid modernization and zero or lower-carbon emitting generation.… read more
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