Hydropower

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 17:05:28 UTC

Market rules for hybrid interconnections taking shape at MISO

MISO interconnection customers have the option of designating “hybrid” as fuel type when they submit an interconnection request before July 22, 2021, for the 2021 Definitive Planning Phase (DPP) cycle. In addition, there are nearly 5,000 MW of hybrid resources, mostly solar plus storage, waiting to be studied by MISO from the 2019 and 2020 […]… read more
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:40:24 UTC

Virgin Money supports SHIL’s acquisition of two small hydro schemes

Virgin Money has completed a deal supporting Scottish Hydro Investment Limited (SHIL) in the acquisition of two operational small hydro schemes from Guinness Asset Management. The £8 million (US$11.1 million) long-term loan provided by Virgin Money will support the acquisition, and upgrade, of the Glen Buck and Munergie hydro schemes, located in the Scottish Highlands. […]… read more
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 15:45:28 UTC

Arkansas co-op adds 4.8-MW/9.6-MWh storage to its solar PV plants

Energy Toolbase today announced that it has commissioned two energy storage systems (ESS) with Today’s Power (TPI), a renewable energy company based in Little Rock, Arkansas that develops, owns, and operates renewable assets. TPI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (AECI), a Little Rock-based utility service cooperative owned by 17 Arkansas […]… read more
Mon, 21 Jun 2021 16:30:37 UTC

Albania launches first tender for wind power

Albania launched its first tender for utility-scale onshore wind power plants today. Projects with a capacity of 10 MW to 75 MW can apply. Several projects will be chosen, according to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Total tendered capacity equals 100 MW, and this may be increased to 150 MW in the […]… read more
Mon, 21 Jun 2021 14:26:59 UTC

Automated EV charging could help the US meet carbon reduction goals

A new study from Sense and Singularity Energy demonstrates the potential for significant carbon reductions from electric vehicle (EV) charging using a combination of smart home automation and location- and time-based carbon emissions data from the power grid. The study found that by automating charging to minimize carbon impact, carbon emissions from EV charging could be […]… read more
Mon, 21 Jun 2021 13:22:47 UTC

Correcting 5 myths about hydropower

What is keeping the U.S. from fully embracing a new generation of hydropower? Explained below are 5 major myths about hydropower.… read more
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 14:30:46 UTC

The United States consumed a record amount of renewable energy in 2020

Renewable energy was the only source of U.S. energy consumption that increased in 2020 from 2019; fossil fuel and nuclear consumption declined… read more
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 14:05:07 UTC

Sappi North America selling hydroelectric assets to Dichotomy Power

Sappi North America Inc., a producer and supplier of paper, packaging products and pulp, announced it will sell its hydroelectric assets on the Presumpscot River in Maine to Dichotomy Power LLC, pending satisfactory completion of regulatory and other approvals. The move will allow Sappi to focus on its core competencies and is consistent with Sappi’s […]… read more
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 13:30:24 UTC

RES and Cowessess First Nation plan 200-MW wind farm in Canada

RES (Renewable Energy Systems) and partner Cowessess First Nation are pleased to announce a tender award with SaskPower for a 200 MW-wind project located south of Kipling, in southeastern Saskatchewan, Canada.… read more
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 18:13:22 UTC

Regulators join forces to remove barriers to clean energy transmission

Transmission is key if the US is serious about becoming a nation powered by more renewable energy; new taskforce will work to overcome obstacles and barriers to key infrastructure build-out. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) today announced the formation of a joint federal-state task force […]… read more
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