China has approved construction of the 2,000-MW Lawa hydropower station on the Jinsha River, multiple news agencies are reporting.
As part of its acquisition of Maximum Solar, Ameresco said, it will further develop in-house services to operate and maintain solar facilities. Maximum Solar currently manages about 150 MW of solar throughout the northeastern U.S.
Abstracts that include and guarantee utility participation are going to get higher consideration than those that do not.
UK peer-to-peer ethical investment company Abundance announced it closed its largest fund raise to date, raising Â£7 million (US$8.9 million) for Scottish tidal energy company Orbital Marine Power.
The San Francisco-based utility is under investigation for any role its equipment might have played in the deadly wildfires of late 2018, only one year after getting blamed for an earlier, devastating rash of blazes.
Canada has become a member of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), a global intergovernmental organization dedicated to the widespread adoption of renewable energy
Vestas has become the first company to install 100 GW of wind turbines.
The Lāwa’I Solar and Energy Storage Project combines a 28-MW solar PV and 100-MWh five-hour duration energy storage system. The system can deliver approximately 11 percent of the Kaua’i island’s power needs.
Duke Energy Florida has about 300,000 solar panels in operation totaling 100 MW across its territory.
French cable company Nexans has connected an 88 MW onshore windfarm to the grid in Scotland.
Drax Group announces it has completed its acquisition of Scottish Power’s pumped storage, hydro and gas-fired generation portfolio for Â£702 million (US$886.2 million) in cash.
All hands are needed on deck when it comes to the future power generation needs of the world. And all hands should be digitized and ready to pitch in to help each other.
According to a Dec. 28 posting on the Federal Register website, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a rule to eliminate Form 80 and revise regulations on recreational opportunities and development at licensed hydropower projects.
Enel Green Power North America reported that the two projects will generate about a combined 2,600 GWh annually. Those are the 320-MW Rattlesnake Creek wind farm, Enel’s first facility in Nebraska, and the 300-MW Diamond Vista farm in Kansas.
The Public Utility Commission of Nevada has approved NV’s long-term IRP to double its renewable energy capacity by 2023. The utility will bring 1,001 MW of solar capacity online via six new power purchase agreements (PPAs).
A new combined heat and power plant fueled by energy from waste will stop 216,000 tonnes of household and commercial rubbish a year from ending up in landfill.
Finnish e-mobility software company Virta has secured a capital injection from German energy giant E.ON.
According to news from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Albania’s state-owned hydropower operator Korporata Elektroenergjitike Shqiptare (KESH) has adopted a climate risk management plan, a strategic approach to address the challenges posed by rising temperatures and increasing hydrological variability.
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Dakota Range III is being developed in northeastern South Dakota and will feature approximately 36 wind turbines slated for operation by late 2019 or 2020. Dakota Range I and II, developed by Apex and sold to Xcel last year, total close to 300 MW of electric generation capacity.
Rogers was chairman and CEO of North Carolina-based Duke from 2006 until his retirement in 2013. He was named to the top post following the merger with Cinergy, which he led as chairman and CEO for more than 11 years.
Developers say the Adams Solar will be the state’s largest such farm, by far, and will sell 100 percent of its power under the long-term PPA with the Philadelphia Energy Authority.
The New South Wales government’s Minister for Planning has declared the $300 million Shoalhaven Hydro Expansion Project Critical State Significant Infrastructure (CSSI) because of its importance to NSW’s future energy security.
The Hydropower Sustainability Guidelines on Good International Industry Practice, released yesterday, present a definition of the processes and outcomes relating to good international practice in the hydropower sector.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has won an order from Enel Russia for 201 MW of wind turbines.
One of the first unbiased, major comprehensive reviews of blockchain has concluded that the technology is “actually delivering on its promises in a number of areas directly related to energy”.
Advisory and certification company DNV GL has launched a new mobile laboratory service for the onsite testing of PV modules in India.
Modifications in the Part 12 review process on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s part are warranted, and FERC needs to develop a list of the highest dams and spillways which could be of significant hazard to downstream populations.
According to the Global Wind Power Market Outlook Update: Q4 2018, more than 680 GW of new wind power capacity will come online globally over the next 10 years.
The deal brings CoServ’s stake to 51.5 MW of the 100-MW Lapetus project. Brazos Electric Power Cooperative is the generation and transmission provider on the procurement.
Siemens has won its largest ever UK grid access contract with a deal to connect a 950 MW offshore windfarm.
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Bernard L. McNamee to join the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, with a vote of 50:49.
On Wednesday, eMotorWerks, a subsidiary of the Enel Group’s new business line Enel X, and LO3 Energy said they have launched a partnership to use JuiceNet’s smart-grid control technology for a series of microgrid + EVs projects with the joint goal of exploring high-value use cases for local energy markets.
The panel explored Electric Vehicles in particular, with an emphasis on how the coming transition to an electrified transportation sector will affect the utility grid and the demand curve
Windpower group Nordex has won its largest order to date in a deal with E.ON and Credit Suisse for 114 turbines at a 475 MW project
Anthony spent numerous years giving of his time as a committee member for the Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo North America. This past week he was a committee member for POWER-GEN International.
Ontario Power Generation has finalized the acquisition of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy LLC, an operator of small hydropower facilities in the U.S.
The statistics on the low number of women in the power industry can be discouraging and yet in reality, there are many successful women in energy and even more to be nurtured. The Women in Power Luncheon at POWER-GEN International celebrates achievements and offers successful strategies to further workforce diversity.
Following yet another hike in the European Union's emissions trading system (ETS) in its fight against climate change, Hungary has announced that it aims to phase out its use of coal and be fully reliant on renewable energy sources by 2030
People in the hydroelectric power industry have long known that this clean, reliable, renewable generating technology has an important role to play in meeting vital goals related to the environment and climate change. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change agrees, as evidenced by an article published on its website last week.
POWER-GEN International will celebrate its 30th birthday when it begins next week in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center’s West Halls. Like most 30-somethings, PGI is vastly more educated, both of the hard-knocks and academic kind, carries more responsibility and yet remains ever more uncertain of what the future holds.
The three farms, totaling 21.8 MW, are under construction and expected to reach commercial operation early next year. Once completed, the SE Solar Portfolio will sell all the power generation to a utility off-taker through a 15-year fixed-price PPA.
A 100 MW solar and storage plant in South Africa has generated its first power to the national grid.
A collaboration has been launched to bring 2 GW of tidal energy to northern France.
Renewable energy investment and asset management firm Aurea Capital has bought three solar PV plants in Spain from Siemens Gamesa in a deal worth $113m.
It’s been a whirlwind year for Packetized Energy, the Vermont-based clean energy sector start-up spun off from a U.S. Department of Energy project in 2016 by three University of Vermont electrical engineering faculty, Paul Hines, Mads Almassalkhi and Jeff Frolik.
In a recent ruling, Canada’s National Energy Board said, “The [Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission] Project is and will be required by the present and future public convenience and necessity.” Therefore, the board recommends that the Governor in Council approve the board’s issuance of a certificate.
UK energy storage company redT has switched on a 1 MW facility at Australia’s largest university – marking the country’s largest behind-the-meter commercial and industrial installation to date.
Parker Ranch, one of the largest cattle operations in the U.S., has award Go Electric with a contract to design and construct a 400-kW microgrid on-site.
Unsubsidised solar and onshore wind are now the cheapest source of new bulk power in all major economies except Japan thanks to falling technology costs.
FERC announced Nov. 14 it has begun the process to implement the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018.
According to the International Energy Agency, “2018 is the year of electricity” and global electricity supply “is being transformed by the rise of renewables”.
ENGIE has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement for two solar photovoltaic projects in Senegal, Africa.
And CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire, the French CEO of Schneider Electric, said it was fitting to focus so much on digital in North America. “This is the birthplace,” he said in the opening keynote at the Hilton Atlanta downtown. “This is where it all started.”
The Blue Circle Pte Ltd has signed a strategic partnership with AC Energy Inc., power subsidiary of Ayala Corporation, to jointly develop and construct a pipeline of projects providing about 1,500 MW of wind capacity across Southeast Asia, including more than 700 MW in Vietnam.
The fourth and final 30-MW hydro generating unit has been commissioned at the 120-MW Pulichintala Hydro-Electric Project in Telangana State, India.
Digital solutions could revolutionize energy trading if they were adopted more widely across the market.
Duke is focused on emissions reduction by retiring coal-fired plants, increasing nuclear generation capacity and has add close to 650 MW of built or purchased solar energy.
SINN Power is gathering the necessary data to evaluate the renewable energy potential in Conakry, Guinea, considering wave, wind and solar resources.
Included in the acquisition is Sharp’s Energy Systems and Services business, as well as the SmartStorage behind-the-meter energy storage system.
Wind energy developer The Blue Circle has completed construction of Phase 2 of the Dam Nai Project in Ninh Thuan Province, South Vietnam.
Utilities across the country are increasingly taking a proactive role on initiatives to advance clean energy and grid modernization. But to hear a utility CEO like Kipp focus unequivocally on one of the most critical drivers for the growth of solar and storage was striking — and yet another sign of the sector’s ongoing transformation.
The Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) has executed a contract for design, engineering and construction services for the West Kauaʿi Energy Project in Hawaii with EPC contractor McMillen Jacobs Associates.
A joint venture company called Normandie Hydrolienne has been formed with the intent of developing a large-scale tidal power project in Raz Blanchard, Normandie.
ENGIE North America has made a $228 million investment in the East Fork project, the second phase of the Solomon Forks Wind project under construction. Together, the two will generate 472 MW of clean energy to Brown-Forman Corp. under a PPA.
Seven U.S. states will soon build enough wind turbines to more than double their wind capacity, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) newly released U.S. Wind Industry Third Quarter 2018 Market Report.
The recently released Small Hydropower in the United States report provides an update on the status of small hydro (less than 10 MW) in the U.S., which it says makes up most of the “limited development of new hydropower … in the last decade.”
A strategic partnership involving some of the world’s biggest car-makers has been launched that plans to roll-out expanded charging and communication capabilities for electric vehicle drivers in the US.
Europe's largest industrial energy storage facility has been inaugurated in Belgium.
Energetic Barra Grande SA (BAESA) is auctioning carbon credits under the Verified Carbon Standard or VCS.
French multinational electric utility Engie has deployed an energy storage system in Holland that is powered entirely by second-life batteries from Renault electric vehicles.