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DP Energy gets grant to advance tidal project...

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has awarded DP Energy a grant of C$29,750,000 (US$23 million) under the Emerging Renewable Power Program (ERPP) to support tidal energy development at the FORCE facility in the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia.



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'Do It Yourselfers' Get Creative With Renewable...

In Oregon, Illinois, an old farmhouse just outside of town is a hotbed of alternative energy. It's primarily heated by wood and they have a wind generator, although it's mainly used for educational purposes.



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Total Buys Car Charging-Point Provider in New... Total SA bought a French operator of car-charging points, adding to its electricity investments as oil companies prepare for an influx of low-emission cars.

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Indiana Utility's 50-MW Solar Project Splits... Indiana consumer advocates are split over a solar proposal that would boost clean energy in the state but at a high cost-per-kilowatt to customers.

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Why Long Island Beats California for Solar... The best place to generate cash from a solar farm in the U.S. isn’t California or sunny Florida -- it’s Long Island.

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Florence Update: One GW of Solar Capacity Went... Duke energy issued a fact sheet on Thursday, September 20 outlining the damages that Hurricane Florence caused to the 3,000 MW (3 GW) of solar capacity connected to the Duke Energy system in North Carolina.

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Top Seven Ways Energy Regulators Should Prepare... This week industry association Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) noted that while EV adoption is still small, its growth rate is accelerating. As a result of this accelerating growth rate, public utility commissions (PUCs) are finding EVs on the agenda at their meetings.

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Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging Infrastructure... This week, EVgo, a provider of public electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging stations in the U.S., said it was accelerating the pace at which it is constructing fast chargers and will add hundreds of EVgo fast chargers in California before the end of 2018.

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US Residential and Commercial Installed Solar... According to the latest edition of Lawrence Berkley National Lab’s (LBNL’s) “Tracking the Sun” report, the median installed price for a solar PV system in the first part of 2018 was $2.2/W for a large non-residential system (up to 5 MW in capacity), representing a 5 percent decline over the previous period.

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Ohio’s PowerForward Roadmap Aims to Shape the... A new roadmap for the future of Ohio’s electric grid can benefit all types of interest groups, but the next few years will be critical for the plan to achieve its goals.

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Analyst: We've Misunderstood Energy Efficiency According to energy expert, Amory Lovins, CEO of the Rocky Mountain Institute, the energy industry has vastly misunderstood the scope of the energy efficiency resource. Lovins claims that it’s design, not technology that can achieve incredibly energy efficiency gains. Using his own home in the Colorado Rocky Mountains as an example, Lovins shows how simple changes in design have allowed him to grow banana crops using only natural sunlight and reduce the amount of energy he uses significantly.

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Yves Rannou leaves hydro for wind

Yves Rannou, formerly president and chief executive officer of hydro for GE Renewable Energy, has taken a position as CEO of Senvion S.A., a manufacturer of wind turbines.



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SolarReserve Teams with Heliostat SA to Create... SolarReserve, a developer of large-scale solar power projects and solar thermal technology, announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Heliostat SA, a South Australian company focused on the manufacture and assembly of heliostats and heliostat components.

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Energy Poll: 8 out of 10 South Koreans Want... According to the survey of 1,003 South Koreans across the nation, 86.2 percent of respondents said they are in favor of the expansion of renewable energy, such as solar and wind power.

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ABB in Multi-million Philippines Geothermal Deal

ABB has won a multi-million-dollar retrofit deal to upgrade six geothermal units at two power plants in the Philippines.



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The 100 Percent Renewables Vision is Reachable...

“Smart technology is unlocking the 100 per cent renewables future,” said the boss of Wartsila Energy Solutions today.



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Hydrogen-powered Vehicles Seek Another Shot at... It’s lighter, abundant and finally ready to take on Tesla. Hydrogen-powered vehicles are gearing up to challenge electric vehicles again in the race for mass-market clean cars. This week, a much larger group of companies signed on to a global coalition aimed at drumming up government support for the technology that Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has derided as “ mind-bogglingly stupid” for cars. The firms also pledged to find a cleaner way to produce the gas.

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China’s EV Charging Infrastructure Sector... As of the end of 2017, there were nearly 450,000 installed charging stations (also called charging points or power points) across China, including 214,000 set up by the government for public use, up 51 percent since the end of the prior year. The remaining 232,000 were privately-owned units. At the time, the proportion of ownership of electric vehicles (EVs) to charging stations in the country was below 4:1.

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China Adds 9.46 GW of Installed Wind Power... China added 9.46 GW of installed wind power capacity for the first seven months of this year, up by 23 percent from the same period of last year, according to the latest statistics from China’s National Energy Administration (NEA). For the seven months, the average utilization of wind power equipment reached 1,292 hours, an increase of 174 hours from a year earlier.

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Asset Performance Optimization for Distributed... Globally, the energy markets continue to witness an increased proliferation of distributed renewable resources (DER). The onsite power and behind-the-meter market segments are probably the biggest applications of DER generation technologies. Instances of outages and equipment fails in off-grid locations, along with random surges in power demand, can cost millions of dollars per day in lost revenue to asset owners. Adverse weather conditions and inefficient performance can exponentially increase the risk profile of these projects, creating an imperative need to optimize asset performance.

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Global Climate Summit Celebrates Emission... On the premise that the nations of the world are not doing enough to meet the goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, Governor Jerry Brown, New York City’s former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other dignitaries convened a high-profile international gathering in San Francisco September 12-14 to inspire more ambitious action and showcase successful efforts.

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Spain Plans $116 Billion Energy Retrofit The Spanish government is exploring ways to persuade investors to finance a 100 billion-euro ($116 billion) transformation of its energy system as it tries to move beyond past policy mistakes that led to widespread losses and lawsuits.

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Australian Energy Storage Company Raises AU... South Australian energy storage company 1414 Degrees will start trading on the Australian Securities Exchange after raising $16.3 million as part of its IPO.

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Big Oil Aims to Exploit Brazil's Sun and Wind... European oil majors are looking for more than just deepwater gushers in Brazil. They also plan to profit from the country’s abundant wind and sunshine.

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Building America's Regional Offshore Wind... Atlantic States' commitment to OSW driving economies of scale & declining costs. Now they must cooperate as regional teams to empower market competition, enable industry supply chain & ensure share of 160,000 new U.S. jobs.

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Most Investors Are Going Green to Make Money,... Make money first, save the planet second. Those are the reasons for most investors to get into green finance, according to HSBC Holdings Plc.

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Europe Will Make Up a Quarter of Global Wind... Europe’s installed wind power capacity is seen ballooning to 258 gigawatts, or about a quarter of the world’s entire output, within five years.

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Clean Tech Hub Takes Shape on Chicago’s South... Two years after an ambitious clean energy campaign was announced for a South Side Chicago neighborhood, construction is moving forward on a clustered microgrid, a solar energy project at an affordable housing complex and a university-led clean tech center.

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Duke Energy Says Solar Assets at Risk of Flood... The utility is preparing for a ‘historic storm that will cause historic damage.’

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Can Blockchain Save the Energy Sector?

Interview with #EUW18 speaker Hervé Touati, chief executive of Energy Web Foundation.



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Renewables Predicted to Grab Bigger Share of...

South Africa is set for a dramatic shift in its energy mix in the coming years thanks to the government’s decision to restructure its energy output.



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Entura appointed owner’s engineer for Kidston...

Genex Power Limited has appointed power and water consulting firm Entura to be owner’s engineer for the Kidston Stage 2 project in Australia.



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Samsung and Hyundai Investing in Solid-State... Solid Power Inc., a Colorado-based maker of solid-state battery cells for cars and aircraft, arranged $20 million in financing to complete a manufacturing facility.

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ABB, EPRI, Universities Among Recipients of US... Last week the U.S. Department of Energy announced the winners of its Advanced Vehicles Technologies research program. DOE will invest a total of $80 million among 42 projects. The projects support advanced vehicle technologies that can enable more affordable mobility, strengthen domestic energy security, reduce our dependence on foreign sources of critical materials, and enhance U.S. economic growth.

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Update: California Governor Signs Historic 100... Yesterday another milestone was reached in California's march toward a 100 percent renewable energy mandate with the passing of SB100 by the Assembly. The bill will require the state to receive 50 percent of its electricity from renewables by 2026; 60 percent by 2030 and 100 percent by 2045.

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Subsidy-free Solar Farms Popping Up from... Next to a wheat field north of London, banks of solar panels in 35 neat rows are generating electricity without any support from the government.

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Delaware Joins 34 States in Passing C-PACE... Last month, Delaware Governor John Carney signed Senate Bill 113 into law, enabling Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing in Delaware. Once implemented, PACE will offer a new method for financing commercial energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

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Analysts Predict Surge in North American Wind... Operations and maintenance (O&M) expenses for wind power assets will cost the industry about $7.5 billion annually by 2021, according new analysis from IHS Markit. The firm estimates the current North American wind O&M market is valued at approximately $5-6 billion annually, but is expected to exceed $8.3 billion by 2027, an increase of nearly 40 percent.

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Is the Clean Energy Economy Overlooking SMBs? “Mind the Gap.” Whether you’ve visited London or not, you’re most likely familiar with the London Underground’s famous catchphrase. However, that well-known phrase may have implications related to clean energy based on a recent analysis. While Google, Apple, Facebook and other large corporations have lately garnered considerable attention for their commitments to renewable energy, electric utilities and companies like Nest, Tesla and Vivint Solar have also focused on providing innovative programs and technologies to residential energy customers.

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Thailand Unveils New Investment Package for EV... The Thailand Board of Investment has announced new investment packages and privileges for electric vehicle (EV) companies to establish operations in the Eastern Economic Corridor.

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Someday Soon Your Utility Will Help You Select...

Utilities are — and have been for a long time — seeking better ways through which they can engage with their customers. According to Jeff Hamel, director of energy and housing partnerships at Google, the Nest smart thermostat, which is part of the hardware product line that Google provides, is a good example of a simple way that utilities are partnering with their customers.



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Vattenfall Inaugurates Scottish Offshore Wind farm

The aim is to accelerate the wind power industry’s drive for competitive renewable



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August the ‘Cleanest Energy Month of the Year...

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Grid Resilience is the Key to a More Renewable... The whole energy landscape has, in only ten years, changed beyond all recognition. The popularity of using responsible and renewable energy sources is growing. And the movement is being backed by new remits for distribution operators that allow, amongst other things, more green energy to be integrated into the grid.

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Canada Invests in Net-zero Retrofit Program for... Bernadette Jordan, member of parliament for South Shore,St. Margarets, on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, has announced a $374,830 investment to help homeowners bring their home energy use to the net-zero level.

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Utility-Backed Fund Raises $681 Million to... A private equity firm backed by some of the world’s largest utilities has raised $681 million to finance startups developing clean-energy technology.

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Powin Energy to Deliver 70 MWh in Energy...

The company has delivered or will deliver over 32.8 MW/70 MWh of projects



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Zambian Off-Grid Solar Market Expanding Rapidly... On Thursday, pay-go energy company Fenix International, part of global utility ENGIE, said that it has electrified 30,000 Zambian households 9 months after expanding into the country by leveraging its partnership with telecom MTN. This rate of growth exceeds the company’s initial expectations and outpaces the industry average, according to the company.

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Carlyle Group Affiliate Buys 612 MW of Wind...

Zephyr Wind Energy, Carlyle’s newly established affiliate, is buying the wind generation portfolio that includes six wind farms in three northern and western New York counties.



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EV Charging Infrastructure in UK on Cusp of...

Electric car charging infrastructure represents a ‘huge growth area’ for the UK, according to an expert at global certification expert Bureau Veritas.



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World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens in UK

The world’s largest offshore windfarm was officially opened in the UK today.



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Bilfinger chosen to supply pipeline for 15.9-MW...

Bilfinger VAM Anlagentechnik has been chosen to deliver a distribution pipeline for use in the 15.9-MW pumped-storage power plant being built in Gaildorf, Germany.



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Mass Court Says State Can Order Electricity...

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled that Massachusetts has a right to make in-state electricity generators cut their carbon emissions dramatically over the next 30 years. It's the second time in two years that the state's highest court has recognized the science of climate change.



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German Utility Secures Consumer Management of... German-headquartered integrated energy company, Innogy, has selected distributed computing solutions provider, Intertrust, to help smart home consumers to securely manage data.

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France Names Pro-renewable Energy Minister Former green lawmaker, Francois de Rugy, has been named France’s energy and environment minister, replacing environmental activist Nicolas Hulot.

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Revival of UN Carbon Market Could Be Coming Soon After the United Nations’s first attempt to build a global carbon market fizzled from $33 billion to almost nothing, climate envoys from nearly 200 countries are meeting in Bangkok this week to give it another go.

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Residential Energy Storage Surging, No Longer... Demand for residential energy-storage is surging in the U.S., with more capacity installed in the second quarter than in all of 2017.

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To Add More Renewables to the Grid, We Need... The adoption of renewable energy is expected to increase across the U.S. Projections from the federal Energy Information Administration indicate that from 2020 to 2050 utility-scale wind capacity will grow by 20 gigawatts (GW) and utility-scale solar photovoltaic capacity will grow by 127 GW.

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100-MW Tidong hydropower project in India...

Statkraft has acquired the 100-MW Tidong hydropower project under construction in India, saying this is in line with the company’s strategy to develop renewable energy generation.



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Western States Proceed with Climate Legislation... Spurred by President Trump’s announcement that the United States will abandon commitments President Obama made in the Paris Climate Agreement, western seaboard elected officials are highly motivated to act on climate change, notwithstanding the Trump Administration’s actions to replace the Clean Power Plan. California has a well-established and functioning “cap and trade” program that has survived judicial challenge and been extended through 2030. As the fifth largest economy in the world, California’s efforts are a significant driver for similar programs throughout the nation.

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China Solar Giants Shrug Off Market Fall, Chase... The top solar manufacturers in China are boosting production capacity, betting higher output will help them seize a bigger chunk of the global market that is set for its first-ever annual contraction.

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California, Blockchain, Hydro Licenses and Data... Our weekly energy news wrap-up is brought to you by the Clarion Energy Content Managers. Have a look to see what we view as the most important news of the week.

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Renewables Take Bigger Bite as Global Energy...

The value of global power and utility merger and acquisitions reached an all-time high of $180bn in the first half of this year – and renewables accounted for almost half of all deals done in the second quarter.



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Nordex Wins Deal for 99 MW Windfarm in Argentina

German windpower group Nordex is to provide the turbines for a 99 MW wind farm in Argentina.



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Trump Foreign Policy Is Boosting African Solar...

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Solar deals could mark renewables shift in...

Eight solar projects worth a total of $1.65bn have been given the go-ahead in The Philippines.



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Chief ministers sign agreement to develop...

A memorandum of understanding has been signed for the construction of the 300-MW Lakhwar Multi-Purpose project in the Upper Yamuna Basin of India.



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Substation Milestone for UK Offshore Windfarm

The substation for a 714 MW offshore windfarm has been installed in the North Sea off England.



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UK Firm in Deal with Unilever to Deliver Kenya...

A UK provider of pay-as-you-go solar home systems has partnered with global consumer goods giant Unilever to deliver solar power to millions of off-grid homes in Kenya.



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New DERMS Partnership Helps Utilities Use... This week Autogrid announced that it entered into a partnership with Swell Energy to provide software for managing Swell’s growing fleet of distributed energy resources (DER).

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Better Real-Time Loss Analysis Tells Utilities...

Consumers who flip on lights and power up the ever-growing number of devices in their living rooms are receiving electricity from a grid that has to generate two Watts of electricity for every one Watt delivered. Put another way, the Department of Energy estimates that more than 60 percent of the source energy used to generate electricity is lost before it is consumed in our homes. Other estimates claim even larger losses. Other estimates claim even larger losses.



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Solar Energy in Mexico Gets a Boost Atlas Renewable Energy, a U.S.-based company that operates in Latin America, announced this week that financing for its first solar power plant in Mexico is complete with Banco de Comercio Exterior (Bancomext) having committed to finance the project.

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California One Step Closer to 100 Percent... Yesterday another milestone was reached in California’s march toward a 100 percent renewable energy mandate with the passing of SB100 by the Assembly. The bill will require the state to receive 50 percent of its electricity from renewables by 2026; 60 percent by 2030 and 100 percent by 2045. The current law requires the state to get 50 percent of its electricity from renewables by 2030.

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India Gets Solar, Wind and Storage Hybrid Plant

A 41 MW solar photovoltaic, wind, and battery storage hybrid plant is being built in India.



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Eversource finalizes sale of nine small...

Nine small hydroelectric facilities in New Hampshire will now operate under the ownership of an affiliate of Hull Street Energy, after Eversource completed their sale.



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A Carbon-Free California Requires a Lot More... California’s push to use only carbon-free electricity hinges on a big bet -- that battery costs will plunge.

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Solar Companies Flock to Illinois, Bringing... The family company Wellspring Components started four generations ago to fabricate metal for horse-drawn buggies for Amish families in Indiana. Today, its offshoot Wellspring Solar is among a growing number of national and Midwestern companies launching new solar operations in Illinois, thanks to incentives under the state’s Future Energy Jobs Act.

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South Africa Drops Nuclear, Adds Renewables in... South Africa has dropped proposals to boost supply from nuclear plants in its latest energy blueprint and will increasingly harness renewable sources as it trims a reliance on coal.

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Oil Major Exxon Reportedly Seeking Wind and... Exxon Mobil Corp. has been looking to buy renewable energy for delivery in Texas, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Colorado Regulators Green-light Xcel's Plan...

A plan by Xcel Energy Colorado to boost the share of power it gets from wind and solar and retire a third of its coal generation was green-lighted Monday by state regulators.



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EV Charging Firm to Use Blockchain Token...

UK blockchain solutions firm Energi Mine has entered into a partnership with electric vehicle charger start-up Solisco.



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US Army Installs Largest Battery Storage System The US' largest stand-alone battery energy storage system ever to be developed at an army base is being installed at Fort Carson, El Paso County in Colorado.

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Minnesota Could Reap $30 Billion Driving on... What would happen if millions of Minnesotans ditched gasoline and started to drive on cleaner, cheaper electricity? A new report from MJ Bradley & Associates answers that question, demonstrating that Minnesota could realize upwards of $30 billion in avoided expenditures on gasoline and maintenance, reduced utility bills, and environmental benefits by 2050.

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Trend Watch: Hydro plant to be fully dedicated...

A hydroelectric facility in New York State is being repowered specifically to serve as a fully-dedicated source of power for a new co-located cryptocurrency mining farm.



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The World’s Oldest Metal Ushers in Solar... When you examine the solar industry’s trajectory over the last decade, the growth is undeniable. According to a recent report by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), solar energy generation has grown annually by 59 percent on average during the last 10 years; generating enough electricity to power 10.1 million homes. With 1.6 million solar installations currently installed in the U.S. and 4 million expected to be installed by 2023, the nation stands to increase solar energy generation from 53 to 100 gigawatts (GW) of electric generating capacity within the next four years.

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Enel Begins Building Its First Solar Park in... An Enel SpA unit started construction of a 34-megawatt solar plant in Zambia, a first for the company in the African nation.

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Top 4 Trends in the U.S. Wind Market Wind power capacity in the United States continued to experience strong growth in 2017 due to the production tax credit, various state-level policies, and improvements in the cost and performance of wind power technologies, yielding low-priced wind energy for utility, corporate, and other power purchasers.

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Midwest Utility Turning to Cows, Landfills for... CenterPoint Energy Inc. wants to introduce a pilot program in Minnesota offering customers access to a renewable form of natural gas recovered from dairy farms and landfills.

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Delmarva and Delaware Electric Ratepayers Save... Delaware Electric Cooperative announced that its Beat the Peak program has saved members $27 million. The program recently celebrated its 10thanniversary. The cooperative serves customers in Kent and Sussex County. The territory has seen rapid growth as new homes are built in the two property ta

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First Telescopic Wind Turbine Installed...

The world’s first telescopic wind turbine has been installed in waters off Gran Canaria In Spain.



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DNV GL in World First for Solar PV

Testing and risk management company DNV GL has issued the world’s first project certificate for photovoltaic power plants.



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CPS Energy Plans Solar + Storage Project to... Later this fall, Renewable Energy Systems (RES) will begin constructing a 5-MW solar PV plant and a 10-MW/10MWh battery energy storage system for CPS Energy in San Antonio, Texas.

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New Mexico Ratepayers May Soon Enjoy Cheap... On Wednesday, August 22, 2018 the Public Service of New Mexico (PNM) requested approval from the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission to join the energy imbalance market (EIM), a move that the utility says will save customers money and allow more renewable energy on its grid.

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How to Get EV Charging Infrastructure in the...

To face environmental changes head-on and meet greenhouse gas targets by 2030, three-fifths of our vehicles must be electric.



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Tidal stream turbine generates more than 3GWh...

A 2-MW floating tidal stream turbine deployed at the European Marine Energy Centre has generated more than 3 GWh of electricity in its first year of testing.



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Capital Dynamics Lines Up $1.2 Billion to Buy... Capital Dynamics, one of the biggest buyers of U.S. solar farms, closed a $1.2 billion fund to acquire even more clean-power plants.

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EPA Announces Roll Backs To Clean Power Plan;... Continuing on U.S. President Trump’s campaign promise to revive the coal industry, on Tuesday, August 21, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans to significantly alter the Clean Power Plan (CPP), shrinking some of the emission reduction targets that were set in place under the CPP by former President Obama.

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Clean Energy Claims to Get More Scrutiny In late May, Warren Buffett’s MidAmerican Energy Co. claimed it was about to become the first U.S. utility with 100 percent renewable energy. It was a little premature and perhaps a bit misleading.

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Coal Subsidy, Solar Project Tangled in Case... The fate of a pair of 1950s-era coal plants and the largest solar project ever proposed in Ohio are entangled in a single case before the state’s Supreme Court.

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Wind Turbine OEM Consolidation on Full Display...

Each year, Navigant Research compiles and assesses the previous year’s wind installation activity, revealing a wide range of trends and insights on the wind energy market. This assessment provides visibility into changes in the annual rankings and market shares of all the major global wind turbine original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). 



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Project Update: Iberdrola reports work moving...

Iberdrola has announced that assembly of the first turbine unit for the 880-MW Gouvaes hydro plant has begun, signaling a key milestone in the construction of the 1,158-MW Tamega Hydroelectric Complex in Portugal.



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Details Announced for Billion Dollar Renewable... Earlier this week SIMEC ZEN Energy announced details of the first of many planned renewable energy projects for South Australia. The Cultana Solar Farm, a 280-MW solar power plant expected to generate 600 GW-hours of energy annually in Australia’s sunny climate is expected to begin construction in early 2019 according to details in a press release.

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How Chicago’s New Electric Buses Could Help... Chicago’s electric bus fleet will be capable of putting power back onto the grid when not in use.

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Most US Businesses See Onsite Energy in Their... Most businesses will take control of their own energy use by generating a quarter of their electricity onsite by 2025, with 81 percent of U.S. businesses predicting this change will take place in just seven years.

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Trump Tariffs Help Investors See Rooftop... Residential-solar companies have been on a tear this year, thanks in part to renewable-energy critic Donald Trump.

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Green Mountain Power Uses Tesla Powerwalls To... Green Mountain Power’s commitment to innovation delivered bigger savings to customers as New England recently hit a new yearly peak for power demand.

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What Next after Ontario Cancels Power Contracts? Recent headlines have captured the decision of the newly elected Ontario provincial government to cancel more than 700 renewable energy contracts in the province.

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Why 10 Renewable Powered Mini-Grids Would be... As we near the one-year anniversary of the devastation Hurricane Maria afflicted upon the residents of Puerto Rico, it’s concerning that post-hurricane efforts have been largely focused on restoring power with little progress on strengthening the already-weakened power grid against a future storm.

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Reports say Ranch Fire now largest wildfire in...

Active wildfires continue to burn across the U.S. state of California, most of them still only partially contained.



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European Wind Operators Face Wind Drought While... The current heatwave in Western Europe is also contributing to a ‘wind drought,’ negatively impacting wind farm operators across the region, which includes the U.K., France, Spain, Germany and much of Scandinavia. Meanwhile, solar power plant operators are seeing increased production of solar energy because irradiance is up in many of the same markets.

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Tesla Forms Special Committee to Explore... On Aug 14, Tesla announced that its Board of Directors formed a special committee comprised of three independent directors to act on behalf of the company in connection with Elon Musk’s previously announced consideration of a transaction to take the company private.

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Drones Help to Reduce Operating Costs for... Cheap drones are poised to boost output and cut operating expenses for the energy industry.

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Bloomberg Analyst: Battery Boom Could Burn... Some of the latest battery technologies may become obsolete before reaching the market because of the breakneck pace of advances in the industry.

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Can Solar Energy Save the Bees? In response to the population decline of pollinating insects, such as wild bees and monarch butterflies, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are investigating ways to use “pollinator-friendly solar power.”

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Energy Storage System Mitigates Rising Peak... Last week Peak Power announced that it had agreed to install up to 2.35 MW / 4.7 MWh of energy storage capacity at Bloor Islington Place in Toronto. Starlight Investments, a real estate and asset management company, owns the building.

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Hydro Tasmania Eyes Pumped Hydro To Shore Up... Chris Gwynne stands in a ravine below a towering dam in the Tasmanian wilderness and ponders whether the giant concrete structure can withstand the politics that may keep it from playing a key role in Australia’s clean energy future.

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Is Climate Change or Negligence Responsible for... It was California’s biggest fire yet. In late July and August, wildfires devastated an area north of San Francisco far bigger than New York City, destroying more than 100 homes and injuring 2 fire fighters. It’s just one in a rash of fast-spreading blazes that have killed at least 56 people this year and last in the Golden State.

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Australian Gas Peaker Plant To Get 4-MW Battery In an Australian first, Origin will install a 4-MW/4-MWh grid scale battery at its Mt Stuart Power Station in Townsville. Mt Stuart Power Station is a 414-MW open cycle gas power station, designed to supply electricity at times of peak demand and is the largest such facility in North Queensland. In the U.S., these plants are called “peakers.”

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Puerto Rico School Ready for the Next Hurricane... About 140 students, teachers, administrators, and neighboring community members this week celebrated the installation of a solar plus storage solution at the SU Manuel Ortiz school in the Yabucoa district of Puerto Rico, one of the regions hardest hit by Hurricane Maria last year.

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Ontario Power Generation signs agreement to...

Canadian provincial utility Ontario Power Generation has signed a purchase and sale agreement to acquire 100% of the equity of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy LLC in the U.S.



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The Long Unraveling of Tesla’s Master Plan While this week’s episode of Tesla Inc. has left us with several cliffhangers, it did show one thing: just how far the company has veered from Elon Musk’s secret “Master Plan” of 2006.

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Ørsted signs with Siemens Gamesa for...

Ørsted signed up Siemens Gamesa to supply turbines for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project that Dominion has planned since 2011. The wind farm 27 miles off the Virginia coast would the first such project in the U.S. mid-Atlantic.



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Xcel Energy breaks ground on 150-MW Foxtail...

Xcel Energy recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its 150-MW Foxtail Wind project in Fargo, North Dakota, U.S.



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Made In Space Proposes Printing Large Solar... LOGAN, Utah - Made In Space, the Silicon Valley startup focused on additive manufacturing in orbit, plans to boost the power available to small satellites with Archinaut, the company's in-space manufacturing and assembling technology. "Small satellites have solar panels that produce a kilowatt to a kilowatt and a half," said Andrew Rush, Made In Space chief executive.

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Solar Power + Salt Storage Project in South... South America’s only solar-thermal project is resuming construction just as the technology it uses risks being overtaken by a cheaper alternative.

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Trump Officials Helped Edit ‘Bomb Cyclone’... Trump administration officials pushed to highlight the value of coal-fired power plants in a government report on the “bomb cyclone” that plunged the Eastern U.S. into single-digit temperatures last January.

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Sempra to Fund Cow-Dung Powered Renewable... Reparations for the worst-ever U.S. natural gas leak will involve cow-dung duty.

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Michigan Utilities Look to Lower Rates through... Michigan is moving ahead of other Midwest states as its two largest utilities propose a combined $20.5 million investment in electric vehicle infrastructure.

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Danish Firm Moving big into U.S. Wind Energy...

Ørsted announced it is buying 100 percent of Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE) for about $580 million (500 million €) from owner I Squared Capital. Since I Squared acquired the firm in 2015, LCE has built or is completing than 800 MW in onshore wind generation capacity.



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Hydro has highest average construction cost of...

Hydro had the highest average construction cost per kilowatt of any generating technology installed in 2016, according to recently released data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.



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Bullet Train Thinking: How Japan Hopes to Lead... “Japan will present hydrogen to the rest of the world as a new energy choice and will lead global efforts for establishing a carbon-free society taking advantage of Japan’s strong points,” read a statement from Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as it unveiled the country’s ground-breaking Basic Hydrogen Strategy last December.

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Could Minnesota Reliably Meet All Energy... A report released this month, which was commissioned by the McKnight Foundation, revealed analysis that showed Minnesota could retire the state’s coal plants, build no additional natural gas plants, and still meet energy demands reliably through clean and renewable energy sources.

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Branson's Virgin Group Buys Storm-Damaged... A clean-power company owned by billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Group has taken over a Caribbean solar farm that was damaged last year by Hurricane Maria.

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India to Easily Achieve 100 GW Solar Target by...

India is all set to comfortably achieve 100 GW of solar energy capacity by 2022 and has already installed solar capacity of 23.12 GW till July this year, Parliament was informed today. The data regarding generation of power from various renewable energy projects is consolidated by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA).



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Mexico Gaining $109M Loan to Increase...

New geothermal capacity in Mexico could rise 300 MW over 10 years.



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Renewable-Powered EV Charging Test Launching in... Last week, Enel X signed an agreement with American Honda Motor Company to serve as the software provider for the new Honda SmartCharge test program. Through the program, Honda Fit EV drivers will be connected to Enel X's JuiceNet platform, which manages EV charging so that charging can occur when electricity demand is low (and prices are low) and when the availability of renewable energy is high – all based on the driver’s preferred schedule.

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Solar-Plus-Batteries to Power Hawaiian Brewery EnSync Energy Systems last week announced that it had signed a 20-year PPA with Kona Brewing Company to build a solar-plus-battery storage system at the company's new brewery, under construction in Kailua Kona.

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EIA: Solar, Wind Investment Flourishes, but...

New wind and solar installations accounted for nearly 9,000 and 8,000 MW of capacity two years ago, respectively, while natural gas was close behind at more than 7,900 MW. The EIA used complete data from 2016 installations and will release 2017 generator cost data next year.



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Electric Utilities Will Soon Be Digital and... At the recently held POWER-GEN and DistribuTECH Africa conference, which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, Ashley Theron, senior content editor for Renewable Energy World’s sister website Smart Energy International, interviewed Vera Kriel, Founding Director of Utility Coach about the utility of the future.

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Yet Another Sorry Epilogue for Sinovel... On July 30, 2018 the controlling shareholder of Sinovel Wind, the publicly traded wind turbine manufacturer, whose Shakespearian rise to prominence and subsequent ignominious fall from grace was chronicled in Renewable Energy World over the last ten years, made a filing with securities regulators that presaged yet another humiliating epilogue for Sinovel.

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Drones Plus AI Making Headway as Solar Asset... Utility-scale solar asset management took a leap forward last week with the announcement that Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA) is teaming up with Raptor Maps, a company that uses drones and machine-to-machine learning / artificial intelligence (AI). The companies hope that the solution will cut solar operations and maintenance (O&M) costs.

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Negative Electricity Pricing Abounds As Wind,... Bright and breezy days are becoming a deeper nightmare for utilities struggling to earn a return on traditional power plants. With wind and solar farms sprouting up in more areas -- and their power getting priority to feed into the grid in many places -- the amount of electricity being generated is outstripping demand during certain hours of the day.

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Hawaii OKs Molokai island solar, battery...

The project will include 4.88 MW of solar panels. Its battery system will store energy and discharge up to 2.6 MW during peak hours



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Demand for Clean Energy Coming from Businesses,...

American firms have accounted for 4.2 GW, or 60 percent, of global corporate clean energy procurements so far in 2018, already setting a record over 2017’s previous benchmark pace, according to Bloomberg NEF report. 

 



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Report: California Power System Shifting... With California’s grid facing an era of rapid change as access to renewable energy grows, three new reports from the nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank Next 10 examine key issues involving the state’s power system. The reports take a deep dive into how the grid might be challenged or helped by the rise of electric vehicles; the increase in distributed energy resources (DER), such as rooftop solar panels; and the growth of community choice aggregation (CCA), which allows cities and counties to join together to purchase electricity on behalf of their community members.

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EPM to raise US$1.4 billion from asset sales to...

Empresas Publicas de Medellin in Colombia has announced it plans to raise up to US$1.4 billion from asset sales in a bid to remain solvent in the wake of the crisis at the 2.4-GW Ituango hydro facility.



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Singapore-based Blockchain Company Sparks... According to Martin Lim, COO of Electrify.Asia, a company facilitating peer-to-peer energy trading across the distribution grid, blockchain technology doesn’t take utilities out of the equation, but rather it adds another layer of potential revenue for them and helps reduce the cost of delivering energy to homes and businesses.

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US Offshore Wind Farm to Sell Power for 6.5... Massachusetts electricity users will reap $1.4 billion in benefits over 20 years from the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm in the U.S. Avangrid Inc. and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, joint developers of the 800-megawatt project south of Martha’s Vineyard, expect to provide power and renewable energy credits at a levelized price of 6.5 cents per kilowatt hour, in 2017 dollars, over the term of the contracts, according to a letter Wednesday from the State Department of Energy Resources.

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The Future of Energy Infrastructure in Africa Utility experts flocked to Johannesburg last month and talked how the skies the limit for the future opportunities and challenges of grid expansion and modernization in Africa.

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Nearly 10-MW Solar Farm Operational in Gallup, NM

The Allison Road solar farm is made up of nearly 29,000 panels in a single-axis tracker array. The Gallup farm is expected to generate more than 20 million kWh annually.



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Five Technology Trends That Are Already... When we take a look back to see what new technologies have been talked about as challenging the accepted ways at utility companies, we can identify certain trends that are rising to the top. Typical among the technologies cited by utility stakeholders are cloud computing, digital transformation and IoT, electric vehicles, distributed/renewable energy sources and security. This article offers an analyst's perspective on how utilities can make the most of these technology trends and use them to improve the customer experience.

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There's a Hidden Battery Play in the... There’s an energy-storage opportunity hidden in plain sight -- and it has little to do with electric vehicles. As batteries go mainstream, the “deepest potential” for them is likely to be in arbitrage, according to a Bloomberg NEF report Tuesday.

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Energy Absolute Plans Thai 'Gigafactory' to... A Thai-based renewable energy technology company, Energy Absolute, plans to invest $3 billion in a battery 'gigafactory', hedging on Southeast Asia’s uptake of electric vehicles and smart grids.

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How Wind and Hydro Power Plus Energy Storage... While most of the world struggles with stabilizing renewables on the grid, a small island in Alaska has it all figured out. Kodiak Island, a place where you’ll find a self-sufficient community encircled by expanse wilderness, is known for its wild bears, its fish processing industry, and — of most interest to those in the energy storage sector —f or its nearly 100 percent clean energy microgrid. Wind, water and energy storage are the elements that have almost completely sunk fossil fuels, enabling the island’s affordable energy rates and miniscule carbon footprint: two achievements many grid operators strive to attain for their own networks.

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Acquisition Action in the Solar Asset... Last week renewable energy monitoring, controls, and asset management providers AlsoEnergy and skytron energy announced a merger. In addition, AlsoEnergy said that it was acquiring the assets of floundering Draker and will honor and support the contracts for the 2 GW worth of solar assets that Draker had been monitoring for its customers.

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Report: Solar Downstream Companies Grab a Large... Total corporate funding (including venture capital funding, public market, and debt financing) into the solar sector in Q2 2018 rose 12.5 percent quarter-over-quarter to $2.8 billion from the $2.5 billion raised in Q1 2018, according to a report by Mercom Capital.

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AEP Kills Plan for Largest U.S. Wind Farm After... American Electric Power Co.’s $4.5 billion Wind Catcher project was done in by shaky economics, and may become a teaching moment for other developers planning big clean-energy projects.

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900-MW Wind Farm to Power Bitcoin Mining Operation The rise of cryptocurrencies as assets attractive to fund managers is breathing life into a spit of land the size of Manhattan located on the southern coast of Morocco.

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Gas 'Peakers' Seeing New Life as Temps Increase... Europe’s heat wave is hastening the rise of the “peaker,” a natural gas-fired power plant that can switch on and off quickly and runs only when there’s high demand.

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Dominion Energy Files 1st Plan under Grid... US utility Dominion Energy has filed grid modernization plans with the Virginia State Corporation Commission.

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If You Are Part of the US Energy Storage... Back in January, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved a new rule that applies to energy storage projects. Known as Order 841, the rule allows energy storage to participate in wholesale energy markets for the first time ever. Many in the industry believe that this move could be a “game-changer” for energy storage.

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U.S. Government Has $4.5B to Lend to Renewable... Michael Reed, Director, Technical and Project Management Division at the U.S. Department of Energy is eager to put the money he has in his budget to work building out the next generation of large renewable energy projects.

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What Other States Can Learn from California’s... State energy policymakers can achieve their economic and environmental goals only from carefully designed solar mandates.

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Vattenfall Places First Turbine in New Wind...

The wind farm will increase Danish annual electricity production from wind by about 12 percent.



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Tesla Trauma Shows Lithium Market Needs to Chill Isn’t lithium meant to be a mood stabilizer? That’s certainly not what’s happening in the stocks of companies that produce the element used in rechargeable batteries and psychiatric medications. News this week that Tesla Inc. sent a memo to some suppliers asking them for payment rebates to help it become profitable shook shares in lithium miners.

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China's Silk Road Fund Takes 24 Percent Stake... hina’s Silk Road Fund will acquire a 24.01 percent interest in the world’s largest single-site solar thermal plant, which is being built in the United Arab Emirates. The 700-megawatt project will be developed along with Dubai Electricity & Water Authority and Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power Barka SAOG, ACWA said in a statement on Sunday. The plant will combine a central tower and parabolic trough technology to harvest energy from the sun, store it in molten salt and produce steam to generate power during the day and throughout the night.

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Bids Compete for Saudi 400 MW Windfarm

Saudi Arabia today opened final bidding for its first utility-scale windfarm.



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UK Islands Used To Test $14M Storage and...

An energy storage and renewables project on the UK’s Isles of Scilly is aiming to become a low carbon energy model for island communities worldwide.



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Manufacturing Solar Modules with Solar Energy:... In July at Intersolar North America, Lee Zhenguo, President of LONGi Group laid out his “solar for solar” vision and explained how one day he believes solar will be so cheap that it will be used to help fix some of the monumental environmental issues that plague the world today.

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UK Offshore Wind Power Capacity Could Nearly... The UK's offshore wind power capacity is set to nearly double over the next decade, as a result of a new government initiative, according to the industry. It said that by 2030, between a fifth and a third of the UK's electricity could come from offshore wind power. Thanks to plummeting costs, offshore wind has become an increasingly affordable source of clean energy.

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Should California Opt-In to One Large Regional...

Late last year, Renewable Energy World published articles and a video to explain the energy imbalance market to readers. This is the market that was created as a result of the fact that California often has excess solar, wind and hydropower and must “curtail” those energy sources, which means turn them off completely. Instead of curtailing them, through the energy imbalance market, those solar, wind, and hydropower plant owners can sell their power over the border to neighboring states.  

Now the state is mulling an even larger opportunity, in which it would dissolve its current grid operator, the California ISO (Cal-ISO) and form one large regional grid, which would have oversight from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The move could lead to lower electricity rates and cleaner energy for all regions, some say. Others worry that giving up state oversight and letting FERC take control could lead to California at some point propping up coal-fired power plants in Wyoming and Utah. After all, FERC has been considering proposals from Secretary Perry on how to keep coal and nuclear power plants alive — the latest move being one related to national security. The articles below outline some of the issues in play. What do you think the state should do? -- JMR  



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Fury at Plans to Scrap UK Renewables Subsidies

Renewables and sustainability groups have reacted with fury to proposals by the UK government to scrap subsidies for green energy projects.



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Agreement Signed to Advance 480-MW Majes Siguas...

The Arequipa regional government in Peru and power distributor Luz del Sur have signed a contract to advance development of the 480-MW Majes Siguas II hydro project.



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Report Forecasts 12 GW a Year of Windpower in...

Annual wind power capacity in the Asia Pacific (excluding China) will reach a peak of 12.1 GW by 2022.



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India Proposes Tariffs on China, Malaysia Solar... India has recommended imposing a 25 percent safeguard duty on solar cells from China and Malaysia, saying the overseas supplies have caused or threatened “serious injury” to domestic manufacturers.

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How a “Friendly” Solar and Storage... A 6-kW PV system, lead-acid batteries and an intelligent controller are providing power to more than 70 residents and businesses in a remote African village.

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Launch of Belgium’s Largest Onsite Energy...

The largest energy storage battery of its kind in Belgium has been commissioned at a print binding works in Puurs.



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Pivot Power Plans Energy Storage and EV Superhub

UK company Pivot Power is to build a £25 million grid-scale battery and electric vehicle charging ‘superhub’ on the edge of the city of Southampton in England.



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Eelpower Buys Battery Project To Advance...

UK energy storage firm Eelpower has acquired a recently-completed 20 MW battery scheme in England.

 



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LO3 Energy Brand joins Global Energy Blockchain...

Exergy, a brand of L03 Energy, has become an affiliate of the Energy Web Foundation, which is a joint venture between the Rocky Mountain Institute and Austria-based Grid Singularity.



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EPRI Wins $1.8 million for Solar Forecasting...

Solar Forecasting 2 projects are designed to enable electric utilities to better manage the variability and uncertainty of solar power and improve grid reliability



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Global Investments in Electricity Beat... IEA report reveals that more than US $750 billion went to the electricity sector while US $715 billion was spent on oil and gas supply globally as the world continues on the path to electrification.

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Tilt Renewables Looks to Cloud for Data Analysis

Australasian renewables company Tilt Renewables has signed a deal to use Cloud technology for data analysis of its wind, solar and hydropower plants.



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Last Word: Bifacial Plus Tracking Boosts Solar... While U.S. solar developers may be worried about the Section 201 tariffs another trend could help offset their impact: high-efficiency modules.

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Drones Across Spain Are Spotting Dodgy Solar... Drones the size of manhole covers are helping Spain’s biggest utility to squeeze costs of green electricity, spotting faulty solar panels and wind-turbine blades way ahead of engineers on the ground.

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California Decision Means SCE Could Use Solar,... Last week, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) authorized Southern California Edison (SCE) to recover in customer rates the cost of contracts for innovative clean energy resources to offset the need for new natural gas generation.

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Puerto Rico's Grid Authority Loses Yet Another CEO

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello named two new board members Friday. Eli Diaz and Ralph Kreil will be chair and vice chair, respectively, and the board hopes to name yet another new CEO sometime this week.



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On a Mission to Cut Electricity Rates,... Renewable-power contracts from Boralex Inc. and Invenergy LLC are among those targeted for cancellation by Ontario Premier Doug Ford, who’s working to terminate or wind down more than 750 contracts in a revamp of the province’s energy policies.

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Using Solar Plus Storage Design to Tackle High...

Increasing penetration of distributed, renewable energy is causing an upheaval in traditional utility business models and spurring a re-examination of tariff structures that have been in place for over 100 years. Solar plus storage can help.



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Apple Launches New Clean Energy Fund in China

The fund will be managed through DWS Group



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New York Begins Wave toward 2,400 MW of...

The state’s Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) will procure approximately 800 MW of offshore wind through a solicitation in the fourth quarter this year.



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How EPCs Can Reduce Costs in Ground Mount Solar... Innovations in solar ground mount foundations and racking systems have lagged behind the many evolutionary changes being made in photovoltaics, inverters, batteries and other balance of system technologies that together are driving down costs. Of course, there is not much that can be done to “enhance” a steel pile, a ground screw, rebar or concrete. Catching up will, therefore, require taking an entirely new approach to ground mount foundations. One promising technology is doing just that.

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V2G Highlights E-Mobility Discussions at ees in... At the ees North America Conference this year, new electric mobility-focused sessions branded under the Power2Drive umbrella engaged audiences with a discussion of the convergence of renewables and electrified transportation. All of Wednesday’s Power2Drive sessions touched upon the current gap in EV infrastructure as well as strategies to balance grid demand as EV charging becomes increasingly popular.

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Tesla Plans China Plant With 500,000 Vehicle... Tesla Inc. is planning a factory in China with a capacity for 500,000 vehicles a year, its biggest step beyond the U.S. so far, according to people familiar with the matter. Tesla is due to sign a memorandum of understanding with local entities in Shanghai, the people said, asking not to be identified as the information isn’t public. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk was to be in the city for an event with the government on Tuesday, Bloomberg reported earlier. A Tesla representative in China didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Duke Issues RFP for 680 MW of Renewable... Two major Duke Energy solar programs are rolling out this month in North Carolina, both of which should help increase the amount of solar energy on the North Carolina grid.

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Renewable Energy World Announces Its Inaugural... San Francisco, Calif. — In an effort to recognize the up and coming rock stars of the solar industry, Renewable Energy World is pleased to announce its first “class” of 40 under 40 changemakers in the solar industry.

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Renewable and Sustainable Energy Industries... The U.S. renewable and sustainable industries yesterday collectively sighed with relief yesterday at the news that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head, Scott Pruitt, was resigning. Pruitt, a climate-change skeptic, was appointed by President Trump and while at the helm of the EPA, succeeded in removing many of the environmental regulations that were put in place under President Obama. Ken Kimmell, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists had this to say about the resignation. ““It was clear from the beginning that Scott Pruitt had no interest in protecting public health and safety, and it’s unfortunate that he wasn’t dismissed until he became a clear political liability.   “While he clearly violated ethical standards and bilked taxpayers, he inflicted far worse injury on American children and families by abandoning science and the EPA’s public health and environmental mission. It’s time for the EPA to clean house." Kimmell said that the next EPA administrator should be “someone who will uphold independent science and commit wholeheartedly to the agency’s science-based mission of protecting public health and the environment.” Dan Lashof, Director of the World Resources Institute, United States added that Pruitt’s time at the EPA “has been the worst in the history of the agency.” He said that under Pruitt’s direction, the EPA had undermined "a wide range of vital protections for people and the environment—and the very mission of the EPA itself” and that “Pruitt led a crusade to undercut the critical role of science and transparency in policymaking.” Andrew Wheeler was named acting Chief of the EPA while Trump considers his next appointee. Learn more about how he views the energy industry in the article below.            

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When Will Electric Vehicles Act as a Grid...

The expected spread of electric vehicles (EVs) has led stakeholders to look at them not only as a burden for the grid but also as a resource, according to the concept of vehicle-to-grid (V2G). Electric vehicles can act as a mobile storage device and provide support to a grid based on intermittent and distributed energy resources (DER) but what is the basic requirement to enable an EV as a resource for the grid rather than a burden?



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