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  • Operations achieved at 290-MW Nam Ngiep 1 hydropower plant between Laos and Thailand
    on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 8:23 PM

    Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc. announces that the 290-MW Nam Ngiep 1 hydropower plant has begun commercial operations.

  • Holtec, Eos create battery manufacturing JV
    on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 2:06 PM

    Eos Energy Storage and energy equipment firm Holtec International are creating a joint venture to produce Eos’ next generation of large-scale zinc batteries.

  • Australia in planning for multiple massive battery projects
    on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 1:39 PM

    France’s Neoen SA has outlined plans to build a giant renewables complex in South Australia, including battery storage with up to nine times more capacity than the Tesla Inc. design at its nearby Hornsdale plant, which is billed as the world’s largest lithium-ion battery.

  • UK closes in on first geothermal power after successful drilling outcome
    on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 1:13 PM

    The U.K. could be producing electricity from a geothermal plant for the first time early next decade after drilling at a site in southwest England showed it could become a viable part of the renewable energy mix.

  • Australia hits 2020 large-scale renewables target
    on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 2:52 PM

    The Clean Energy Regulator of Australia has approved enough capacity to guarantee that the large-scale Renewable Energy Target of 33,000 GWh of additional renewable energy will be met in 2020.

  • Fifth GE wind turbine collapse leaves worker injured
    on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 2:00 PM

    A utility worker at the Delta 6 wind park in Brazil has been injured following yet another collapse of a General Electric (GE) turbine, bringing the total number of turbines to have failed in the America’s to five in 2019.  

  • Clean energy investment set to hit $2.6 trillion this decade
    on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 3:12 PM

    The global energy supply is turning greener.

  • Xcel Energy seeks changes as ‘value of solar’ rate spike looms in Minnesota
    on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 1:05 PM

    Minnesota’s largest utility wants to change how the state calculates its trailblazing “value of solar” rate as it faces a potential spike in payments to community solar operators.

  • New POWERGEN award program seeks inspirational women of excellent character
    on Friday, September 6, 2019 at 2:25 PM

    In recognition of the widely acknowledged studies that show that organizations with gender equality perform better financially, this year POWERGEN International, along with partner UL, is launching a new awards program that seeks out women of good character.

  • NorthWestern Energy plans to upgrade 8-MW Madison powerhouse
    on Friday, September 6, 2019 at 1:31 PM

    NorthWestern Energy has announced plans to upgrade its 8-MW Madison Powerhouse with the installation of four new turbine-generator units.

  • California aims to fix low-income storage program and deliver new resilience incentives
    on Friday, September 6, 2019 at 1:11 PM

    California’s energy storage incentive program has been a great success, with more than 11,000 battery storage systems installed to-date. The problem is, it’s not reaching the state’s most vulnerable communities. A new proposal from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) aims to fix some of the barriers preventing disadvantaged communities from participating in the program, and it allocates $100 million to a new program designed to offset the cost of battery storage systems for populations threatened by wildfires and related utility power shutoffs.

  • Lincoln Clean Energy to build 230-MW wind farm in Nebraska
    on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 3:12 PM

    Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE), Ørsted’s U.S. onshore company, issued the final notice to proceed on its 230-MW Plum Creek wind facility in Wayne County, Nebraska. This follows the final investment decision from Ørsted’s Board of Directors.

  • Democratic presidential hopefuls take on climate change, tout goals
    on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 10:16 AM

    Even as they touted ambitious proposals to reduce carbon emissions to a national audience, Democratic candidates for president tried to balance the boldness of their plans with the need for simplifying a complex scientific problem to make it palatable to voters.

  • 220-MW Grady Wind power facility in New Mexico now operational
    on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 2:46 PM

    New Mexico’s newest wind power facility is now up and running. Pattern Energy Group 2 LP (Pattern Development) announced it has completed construction and begun operations at its 220-MW Grady Wind facility located in Curry County, New Mexico. This is the third and final phase of a 544-MW suite of wind projects, which now represent the largest investment in clean power in the history of New Mexico, according to Pattern.

  • New Zealand to receive first ever floating solar
    on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    It will be used to supplement electricity from the grid, as well as cogeneration from biogas, which is already generated on-site from wastewater treatment

  • Ameren Missouri to bring customers solar energy at night
    on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 9:30 AM

    Ameren Missouri, a unit of Ameren Corp., filed plans with the Missouri Public Service Commission to build three solar + storage facilities across Missouri

  • Take control of energy usage with LG’s residential solar offerings
    on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 4:57 PM

    In conjunction with North America’s Smart Energy Week, LG Electronics (LG) is underscoring its role as a top player within the U.S. residential solar market at the 2019 Solar Power International Conference.

  • FERC issues license for 5-MW Grant Lake Hydroelectric Project in Alaska
    on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 4:22 PM

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the U.S. has issued an original operating license to Kenai Hydro LLC for its proposed 5-MW Grant Lake Hydroelectric Project in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska.

  • Houston Mayor selects developer for 70-MW urban solar array in revitalization plan
    on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 3:06 PM

    Last week, Houston, TX Mayor Sylvester Turner announced that Sunnyside Energy, led by developer Dori Wolfe of Wolfe Energy LLC, has won a competition to be considered to repurpose a 240-acre former landfill in Sunnyside. Subject to meeting certain terms and conditions, the team will construct one of the largest urban solar farms in Texas., if not the largest.

  • Renewable energy takes center stage at POWERGEN ASIA and Asian Utility Week
    on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 2:14 PM

    In a region of the world where coal is still king, there is room for renewables. This was a takeaway from the Ministerial Address and Joint Opening Keynote at POWERGEN Asia and Asian Utility Week. The two annual events kicked off Tuesday, Sept. 3, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  • Study shows rooftop solar could power 25 percent of Europe
    on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 1:24 PM

    Europeans can massively expand low-cost solar generation just by tapping the space over their heads.

  • Company trying to tackle renewable energy curtailment enters European market
    on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 10:46 AM

    This week, Scottish software company Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) announced that it will be expanding into Europe after completing successful trials with a utility company in Germany.

  • Covering Climate Now signs on more than 170 news outlets
    on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 10:21 AM

    MORE THAN 170 NEWS OUTLETS from around the world have now signed up for Covering Climate Now, a project co-founded by CJR and The Nation aimed at strengthening the media’s focus on the climate crisis.

  • Hydro Tasmania accelerating site investigations for pumped storage hydropower
    on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 2:35 PM

    Hydro Tasmania says it is accelerating detailed investigation of three key opportunities for pumped storage hydro development in the state as part of the Battery of the Nation initiative. Work has begun on a full feasibility assessment of pumped hydro development opportunities at Lake Cethana and Lake Rowallan in the northwest and near Tribute Power Station on the West Coast.

  • ABB delivers solar plant at Antarctic research base
    on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 1:46 PM

    The Uruguayan government agency Instituto Antarctico Uruguayo (IAU) is collaborating with ABB, Uruguayan utility company UTE and the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining (MIEM) to provide a second solar power installation at the IAU’s research base in the Antarctic.

  • More Tesla solar-panel fire incidents emerge in wake of Walmart suit
    on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 1:19 PM

    One evening last year, David Burek noticed charred wood and a burning smell in his attic, near his young sons’ bedroom. He climbed a ladder and saw a melted connector wire from the solar panels installed on the roof of his North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, home. Firefighters rushed over and discovered that flames had burned through the shingles, the roof and a support beam. Luckily, a recent rain had doused it.

  • Are regional transmission organizations the future for renewables in the Southeast?
    on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 4:17 PM

    Renewable energy, particularly solar, is poised for significant growth in the southeastern United States. The Southeast has also mostly retained a vertically integrated utility model, and most utilities in the region have not joined a Regional Transmission Organization or Independent System Operator (collectively known as, RTO). Recent developments have led stakeholders and policymakers in the Southeast to rethink whether it is beneficial for some utilities to join RTOs – something that is generally seen as a positive development for renewable energy.

  • Trump says he’s unwilling to risk US energy wealth for windmill ‘dreams’
    on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 1:24 PM

    President Donald Trump said he was not willing to sacrifice the abundant fossil energy wealth of the U.S. on “dreams” such as renewable power.

  • Brazil to support construction of four new hydropower plants
    on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 3:30 PM

    Brazil has included four hydropower plants among the projects that will receive support as part of the country's investment partnerships program, called Programa de Parcerias de Investimentos or PPI. 

  • Hawaiian Electric Companies issue largest clean energy procurement to date; aim to end coal use, replace oil
    on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 2:32 PM

    Last week, the Hawaiian Electric Companies began Hawai‘i’s largest procurement effort for renewable energy resources to end the use of coal and reduce reliance on imported oil for power generation, moving the state closer to its goal of using 100 percent renewable energy by 2045.

  • World’s largest hospital solar PV project online now in Aman, Jordan
    on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 2:01 PM

    This week Aman, Jordan-based Philadelphia Solar announced that the 8.2-MW solar PV project that it installed at the Abdali Medical Center in Jordan has entered commercial operation.

  • SolarEdge founder and co-chairman dies at 54
    on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 2:17 PM

    In a statement, SolarEdge Technologies announced that the company's founder and co-chairman, Guy Sella has passed away.

  • BNEF finds that hydrogen’s plunging price could boost its role in a carbon-free future
    on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 1:51 PM

    The cost of producing hydrogen gas with renewables is likely to plummet in the coming decades, making one of the most radical technologies for reducing greenhouse gases economical.

  • DOE: U.S. onshore wind projects achieving record capacity, employment
    on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 1:42 PM

    The U.S. land-based wind industry installed 7,588 MW of capacity last year, bringing the overall utility-scale total to more than 96 GW. 

  • Re-Powering underway at NextEra’s 150-Megawatt Osceola County Wind Farm
    on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 1:19 PM

    With its original commissioning dating back to 2008, NextEra’s 150-megawatt (MW) Endeavor Wind Energy Center I & II projects in Osceola County are undergoing a prudent re-powering process. Blattner Energy construction crews moved into the Osceola County wind farm area this spring and started work. Blatter Energy is an Avon, Minnesota based heavy construction contractor.

  • Hydrogen is expected to account for 10% of China’s energy network by 2050
    on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 12:44 PM

    The Chinese government recently issued a whitepaper on the status and prospects of the hydrogen fuel and fuel cell sectors, indicating that energy derived from hydrogen will become an important part of the Chinese energy network.

  • Largest Cherokee County wind farm now under construction
    on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 12:31 PM

    After a 23-year wind farm construction hiatus, work on a 2nd Cherokee County wind farm has begun. Developed by San Diego based EDF Renewables, the 200-megawatt (MW) Glaciers Edge Wind Project north of Marcus is scheduled to be on line by the end of 2019.

  • Nine solar projects go live in Georgia
    on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 11:45 AM

    Duke Energy Renewables, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, announced that nine solar projects developed with SolAmerica Energy totaling 14.1 megawatts (MW) have begun commercial operations across central Georgia under Georgia Power’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative. These projects bring Duke Energy Renewables, operating through its REC Solar business unit, to 27.4 MW of solar projects in Georgia.

  • Can Italy strike twice?
    on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 11:34 AM

    Italy’s National Energy Strategy aims to increase wind and solar power’s share of gross final energy consumption by 2030. The country boasts a track record of meeting past renewables targets, but can it be successful once more? Stefania Belisario, associate director, Infrastructure, S&P Global Ratings, assesses the factors either driving or impeding progress.

  • Lekela reaches financial close for its West Bakr Wind project
    on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 3:43 PM

    Lekela announced that it has reached financial close on its first wind project in Egypt, West Bakr Wind. Construction will begin shortly, delivering 250 MW of clean, reliable power at a highly competitive price.

  • Bernie Sanders’ ‘Green New Deal’ aims to have renewables power homes by 2030
    on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 1:56 PM

    Bernie Sanders wants renewable energy to power U.S. homes and vehicles by 2030 -- and he wants to do it by enlisting the federal government in building and running new solar, wind and geothermal electricity projects.

  • Ireland’s renewables expansion to attract massive investment says report
    on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 1:01 PM

    Ireland is set to add 5.8 GW of non-hydro renewable power capacity over the next decade to reach a total 9.6 GW by 2030.  

  • The IEA’s hydrogen report doesn’t miss the point. It just buries It.
    on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 4:26 PM

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently released a major new report on hydrogen, underscoring the remarkable political and business momentum surrounding the fossil fuel alternative, and touting its potential as a vital component of global efforts to build a “clean, secure, and affordable energy future.” The report takes a bold and prescient stance, and has rightfully inspired a torrent of press coverage about the future of hydrogen and its role in the renewable energy mix.

  • Walmart sues Tesla over fires linked to rooftop solar systems
    on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 1:08 PM

    Walmart Inc. sued Tesla Inc., claiming it failed to live up to industry standards in the installation of solar panels on top of hundreds of stores, resulting in multiple fires across the U.S.

  • University of Notre Dame breaks ground on 2.5-MW hydroelectric generation facility
    on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 7:15 PM

    The University of Notre Dame and South Bend’s Venues Parks & Arts have broken ground on a 2.5-MW hydroelectric generation facility at an existing city-owned dam on the St. Joseph River in downtown South Bend, Ind.

  • Norwegian battery startup with $4.5B plan has vision for Nordic hub
    on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 1:56 PM

    Freyr AS, a startup planning to build one of Europe’s first battery gigafactories in Norway, has a bigger vision for the region: a “Nordic Battery Belt.”

  • New study shows benefits of local renewable energy marketplaces
    on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 3:24 PM

    The financial benefits of buying and selling locally produced energy from rooftop solar, wind turbines and batteries within communities have been revealed in a test case run by energy tech firm LO3 Energy.

  • Virginia looks to New York green bank for possible clean energy financing
    on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 1:32 PM

    Virginia’s energy office is exploring whether to align the state with a billion-dollar New York clean energy financing program.

  • Europe’s wind potential is 100 times higher, could power the world
    on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 6:55 PM

    Europe can potentially generate 100 times the current amount of energy generated, and produce enough power to power the world until 2050, if it were to maximize land use for onshore wind capacity.

  • Softbank invests $110M in new energy storage system
    on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 2:30 PM

    Energy Vault, the creator of a new way to perform utility-scale energy storage, announced that SoftBank Vision Fund (Vision Fund) invested $110 million in its Series B funding round. Energy Vault will use the funds to accelerate global deployment of its technology, which enables renewables to deliver baseload power for less than the cost of fossil fuels 24 hours a day, said the company. As part of the investment, Andreas Hansson, Partner for SoftBank Investment Advisers, will join the Energy Vault board of directors.

  • The energy transition is underway: 10 charts tell the story
    on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 1:54 PM

    The renewable energy transition promises to reduce carbon emissions, but it’s happening at different speeds around the world. Read on for some key insights from BloombergNEF’s New Energy Outlook 2019, which provides a detailed road map to the future.

  • ARENA to provide $40 million funding for South Australia’s first pumped hydro plant
    on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 2:16 PM

    The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), on behalf of the Australian government, has announced up to $40 million in funding towards the deployment of a pumped hydro energy storage (PHES) project in South Australia.

  • Stanford researchers develop technology to harness energy from mixing of freshwater and seawater
    on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 12:04 PM

    A new battery made from affordable and durable materials generates energy from places where salt and fresh waters mingle. The technology could make coastal wastewater treatment plants energy-independent and carbon neutral.

  • Net zero carbon emissions ‘impossible’ without hydrogen says UK energy alliance
    on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 9:53 AM

    The UK’s North West Hydrogen Alliance (NWHA) is calling for government investment in hydrogen projects to meet ambitious carbon reductions targets in Britain.

  • London finds no easy answers after once-in-a-decade blackout
    on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 2:29 PM

    When two U.K. power plants shut down almost simultaneously in London’s first major blackout for a decade, it triggered a storm of questions about how to avoid another failure.

  • Who will benefit from the surge in behind-the-meter battery installations?
    on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 2:09 PM

    The electric utility industry has been buffeted by two recent trends that threaten to upend the profitability, and in some cases the future viability of, those companies that are slow to adapt to a new, rapidly changing landscape. Specifically, in the past decade, the industry has had to grapple with both waning demand and the growth of distributed energy generation.

  • On the brink of blackouts, Texas makes case for power plant boom
    on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 1:38 PM

    It may be time to start building power plants in Texas again.

  • What is the future of the utility?
    on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 9:27 PM

    Many of us are somewhat familiar with what an electric utility does. Our house receives electricity, and we get a bill in the mail each month for it. Here in North Carolina, that bill is likely coming from Duke Energy. In other parts of the country it may be PG&E or Dominion Power. For at least a century, these utility monopolies have built power plants, installed transmission and distribution lines, billed customers for their electricity use, and the utility made a predictable margin for their work.

  • U.S. wind energy prices are at historical lows, DOE report says
    on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 6:24 PM

    The national average price of wind power purchase agreements dropped to below 2 cents/kWh in 2018, according to the annual Wind Technologies Market Report released by the U.S. Department of Energy.

  • U.S. announces changes to implementing regulations of the Endangered Species Act
    on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 4:45 PM

    U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt has unveiled changes to the implementing regulations of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that Interior says is “designed to increase transparency and effectiveness and bring the administration of the Act into the 21st century.”

  • BNEF says corporate energy market is strong
    on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 5:14 AM

    Coming on the heels of Gap’s announced 90-MW PPA with Enel Green Power, BloombergNEF released its 2H 2019 corporate energy market outlook in which it said that corporations signed contracts to purchase 8.6 GW of clean energy in 2019 through July, up from 7.2 GW at the same time last year.

  • Gap signs PPA for 90 MW of wind
    on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 5:12 PM

    Global apparel retailer Gap Inc. announced that it has signed a 90-MW virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for the Aurora Wind Project with Enel Green Power North America, marking one of the largest offsite renewable energy contracts by an apparel retailer.

  • Vattenfall combines wind, solar, batteries in Netherlands energy park
    on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 3:24 PM

    According to Vattenfall, the project will help provide less pronounced energy peaks and an overall more efficient use of energy infrastructure

  • First major US offshore wind farm delayed by government
    on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 12:49 PM

    The Trump administration cast the fate of the nation’s first major offshore wind farm into doubt by extending an environmental review for the $2.8 billion Vineyard Wind project off Massachusetts.

  • 100 MW of solar and 10 MW of battery storage coming to San José CCA in 2022
    on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 1:07 PM

    This week, San José’s Community Choice Aggregator (CCA) which is called San José Clean Energy (SJCE) and EDP Renewables SA (EDPR), through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America LLC (EDPR NA), signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for 100 MW of new solar energy capacity and 10 MW of battery storage at the Sonrisa Solar Park in Fresno County, California. The project is anticipated to be operational in 2022.

  • Australian brewer eyes thermal energy storage system
    on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 12:11 PM

    South Australian energy storage company 1414 Degrees and Stone & Wood Brewing Company have agreed to undertake a feasibility study for the integration of 1414 Degrees’ electrically charged Thermal Energy Storage System (TESS-IND).

  • Report covers costs of various storage technologies, including pumped storage hydro
    on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 7:21 PM

    A report recently released by the U.S. Department of Energy defines and evaluates cost and performance parameters of six battery energy storage technologies (BESS) and four non-BESS storage technologies.

  • In battle to break up utilities, Arizona steps to the front line
    on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 1:01 PM

    Of all the efforts to break up utility monopolies in the U.S., the one unfolding in Arizona may be the most important to watch.

  • Dominion Energy plans four energy storage pilot studies in Virginia
    on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM

    The four proposed central Virginia lithium-ion projects will cost about $33 million to build and offer 5-years’ worth of test data, according to Dominion.

  • Sunverge raises $11 million for utility distributed energy resource controls
    on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 5:24 PM

    The round was led by Ecosystem Integrity Fund with participation from Equinor Energy Ventures and Evergy Ventures

  • Forecast shows continued decline for coal
    on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 9:56 AM

    The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released its Short Term Energy Outlook for 2019 and we have summarized the key highlights for you below.

  • The hydrocarbon era’s spectacular end
    on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 9:47 AM

    Dustin Yellin, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based artist whose intricate 3D photomontages adorn the likes of New York’s Lincoln Center, wants to draw your gaze to climate change. Not in a subtle way, either. He plans to stand an oil supertanker on its end in the ground—a structure soaring 1,000 feet into the air.

  • A modern Cinderella story: California’s record on wholesale distributed generation leaves much room for improvement
    on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 9:23 AM

    California, long a progressive leader on renewable energy and climate change mitigation, has neglected a key market segment for renewable energy: the “community-scale,” or “wholesale distributed generation” (DG), market. This market segment is defined as projects below 20 megawatts that connect to the distribution grid and export power to the grid for sale.

  • Dominion plans $33 million battery storage pilot
    on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 2:31 PM

    Dominion executives said in an interview this week that battery storage has the potential to improve the resiliency of the electrical grid

  • IEA, EDF unit to build 300 MW wind farm in Nebraska
    on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 2:06 PM

    The project award is valued at about $98 million, according to IEA, and will be able to power up to 115,000 average homes

  • 648 MW of wind power capacity to be purchased by AES Colombia
    on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 11:55 AM

    This week, DNV GL said that it acted as a technical advisor to the energy company AES Colombia during its planned purchase of the Jemeiwaa Kai portfolio of wind power projects. DNV GL carried out an independent analysis of the La Guajira wind farms wind and power generation regime.

  • How the tech giants are fueling a solar revolution
    on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 9:41 AM

    From the way we shop to the way we socialize, the internet affects nearly everything we do these days. This dramatic change in our way of life has been fueled by a handful of large tech companies, companies that are increasingly going all in on solar.

  • A deluge of batteries is about to rewire the power grid
    on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 4:27 PM

    A pale orange-and-gold sunset bathes the macadamia plantations and avocado orchards that sweep down to Australia’s Byron Bay. The coming dusk is a cue for two sleek Tesla battery packs in the garage at Amileka, a secluded holiday villa nearby. They stir silently into action—powering the appliances in the five-bedroom home’s twin kitchens, recharging a $100,000-plus Model X SUV, driving a filter pump for an 18-meter swimming pool sparkling in the shade of a century-old native black bean tree.

  • US wind farm activity by Fortune 500 breaks records
    on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 1:47 PM

    The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has released data for Q2, indicating activity rose to new heights in the wind development sector.

  • Fabric-based solar cells on the horizon
    on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 11:55 AM

    New textile-based solar cells developed by Fraunhofer researchers, semitrailers could soon be producing the electricity needed to power cooling systems or other onboard equipment. In short, textile-based solar cells could soon be adding a whole new dimension to photovoltaics, complementing the use of conventional silicon-based solar cells.

  • Western Farmers Electric Cooperative, NextEra plan combined wind, solar, energy storage project
    on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 2:57 PM

    The Skeleton Creek project will be located in three Oklahoma counties

  • NY governor announces $1.1 billion project to extend life of Niagara Power Project
    on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 2:13 PM

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that the New York Power Authority is launching a 15-year modernization and digitization program to significantly extend the operating life of the Niagara Power Project.

  • Six more electric utilities commit to delivering content at POWERGEN 2019
    on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 6:00 AM

    The latest crop of utility participants includes NRG Energy, Cleco Corp., Entergy, Louisville Gas & Electric/Kentucky Utilities, AEP’s distributed energy ventures group AEP OnSite Partners and Hindustan Power from India.

  • Digitalisation and the transformation of the energy value chain
    on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00 AM

    Digitalisation is one of the biggest enablers of the global transition to clean energy. From intelligent asset management, to Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things. Find out how digitalisation is transforming the management, operation and maintenance of renewable energy assets, and driving a more efficient renewable world.

  • Energy storage sites provide unique wholesale market participation
    on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 6:00 AM

    ENGIE Storage has announced it will supply and operate a 19 MW/38 MWh portfolio of six energy storage sites that will contribute to the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target Program and participate in ISO-New England wholesale markets.

  • In Michigan, Consumers sees strong interest in charging station rebates
    on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 5:16 AM

    Consumers Energy says it’s happy with the launch of its electric vehicle charging station program and open to expanding the three-year, $10 million pilot.

  • BNEF: Energy to storage increase 122X by 2040
    on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 6:41 PM

    According to the latest forecast by BloombergNEF (BNEF), energy storage installations (not including pumped hydropower) around the world will multiply exponentially, from 9GW/17GWh deployed as of 2018 to 1,095GW/2,850GWh by 2040.

  • Democratic debate 2019 takeaways
    on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 5:10 PM

    Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders stuck together, Pete Buttigieg took the middle path, Marianne Williamson took on racism and Beto O’Rourke faded into the background.

  • Energy industry mourns the death of Global Wind Energy Council’s Steve Sawyer
    on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 4:40 PM

    Steve Sawyer, 63, Senior Policy Advisor and former Secretary General of the Global Wind Energy Council, passed away on July 31, 2019 of a sudden and aggressive lung cancer.

  • Foreign firms look to make India a global wind turbine export hub
    on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 4:01 PM

    Global wind turbine makers are expanding manufacturing capacity in India to boost exports from the South Asian nation even as the country’s domestic industry faces headwinds.

  • Energy CEOs extol virtues of hydropower while bemoaning its lack of public support
    on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 3:03 PM

    Last week at the HydroVision International plenary session, a panel of three CEOs — Darrel T. Anderson, President and CEO IDACORP and Idaho Power, Mitch Davidson, CEO and Managing Partner, Brookfield Renewable Power, and Paul Jacob, President and CEO, Rye Development — along with moderator Elizabeth Ingram, Content Director, Clarion Energy, discussed both the merits and the challenges of hydropower development in the United States and Canada.

  • Utility device and data management technologies revenue could exceed $22 billion by 2027edit
    on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 1:53 PM

    A new report from Navigant Research released this week says that revenue from device and data management technologies could grow from approximately $14.8 billion in 2018 to more than $22.1 billion in 2027 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.6%.

  • Glendale Water & Power to repower Grayson power plant with solar plus storage
    on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 3:34 PM

    Last week, California’s Glendale Water & Power (GWP) received approval from the Glendale City Council to move forward with a plan to repower the aging Grayson Power Plant with a combination of renewable energy resources, energy storage and a limited amount of thermal generation.

  • Louisiana’s military families to benefit from ground-source geothermal and modern energy-saving devices
    on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 3:21 PM

    Last week, Corvias announced that it had entered the final phase of its geothermal installation and energy upgrades effort at the U.S. Army’s Fort Polk in West-Central Louisiana, a milestone that once complete will not only modernize the aging infrastructure but save the Army significant money and benefit military families.

  • Small Missouri utility proposes big pivot to clean energy in latest resource plan
    on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 2:30 PM

    Missouri’s smallest investor-owned utility is charting a dramatically different course two years after being acquired by new owners.

  • Energy storage plant set for southeast Asia
    on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 2:27 PM

    Finnish energy technology group Wärtsilä has signed an EPC contract for a 100 MW/100 MWh total capacity energy storage project in southeast Asia.

  • Saudi Arabia set to build first wind farm
    on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 1:41 PM

    Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter, is poised to start generating wind power within three years as part of an effort to harness renewable energy to cut local demand for fossil fuels.

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    on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 2:02 PM

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  • Namibia announces $338M, 5-year renewable energy strategy
    on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 1:36 PM

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    on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 1:32 PM

    New York has signed the biggest-ever deals for offshore wind power in U.S. history, a key part of the state’s plan to get all of its power from emissions-free sources by 2040.

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