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  • Eos supplying non-lithium batteries for Duke, UCSD storage projects
    on 19th June 2019 at 3:52 pm

    Eos Energy Storage is manufacturer and supplier of the zinc-based Aurora 2.0 battery system for Duke Energy's McAlpine substation and as a behind-the-meter solution at the University of California, San Diego.&nbs […]

  • Energy storage company Saft buys Go Electric
    on 19th June 2019 at 2:38 pm

    Go Electric Inc. is a specialist in energy resiliency solutions for microgrids and commercial & industrial customers integrating renewables and generators […]

  • New York to pass 'one of the most aggressive clean energy mandates in the country'
    on 19th June 2019 at 11:30 am

    New York is poised to pass its own version of the Green New Deal with a climate bill that would more than triple the state’s solar capacity and aggressively promote development of wind farms off the state’s coast. […]

  • Hydrogen is the fuel of the future. For real this time, IEA Says
    on 14th June 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Hydrogen, which has been touted as the fuel of the future much of the past five decades, may finally be on the verge of converting its potential to reality. […]

  • Renewable energy market employs 11 million in 2018 – IRENA
    on 14th June 2019 at 10:27 am

    Eleven million people were employed in renewable energy worldwide in 2018 according to the latest analysis by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). […]

  • Iowa officials consider energy storage tax credit, ‘value of storage’ study
    on 14th June 2019 at 7:21 am

    Iowa economic development officials are tentatively endorsing a tax credit for battery storage to complement the state’s wind and solar generation. […]

  • California Energy Commission gives $3M grant to pair energy storage and fast EV charging
    on 13th June 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Natron Energy said that the California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded it a $3 million grant for “Advanced Energy Storage for Electric Vehicle Charging Support.” Natron will use the money to manufacture and install a high powered, long cycle life energy storage system at an EV Fast Charging station. […]

  • Sweden's EV boom under threat as electricity demand outstrips capacity
    on 12th June 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Sweden’s ambitious plan to drastically cut emissions from transport by bringing millions of electric cars onto the road could be derailed by a lack of power capacity for new charging stations in major cities. […]

  • Siemens inaugurates world’s largest electrothermal energy storage system
    on 12th June 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) said that is has begun operation of its electric thermal energy storage system (ETES), a milestone in the development of energy storage solutions, according to the company. […]

  • Scottish Power to install biggest battery in Europe at windfarm
    on 12th June 2019 at 11:06 am

    The Scottish government has given utility Scottish Power the go-ahead to install Europe’s biggest industrial-scale battery to date to store energy generated at the 539MW Whitelee onshore wind farm. […]

  • In quest for bigger batteries, California mulls pumped hydro
    on 10th June 2019 at 11:15 am

    As the sun sets on California’s solar farms, a backup energy source deep in the Sierra Nevada Mountains springs to life. […]

  • Are you a global power & energy elite? Nominations are now open!
    on 7th June 2019 at 4:59 pm

    “Recognizing leaders in the power and energy industry not only gives us the opportunity to celebrate them and the projects that they are involved in, it also enables us to learn vital business and life lessons from these often exceptional individuals. We find out what makes them tick, what frustrates them and the processes they follow to address challenges – this is often inspiring, eye-opening stuff and cannot but contribute to the growth of the sector.&ldquo […]

  • J-POWER invests to help fund 250-MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project in Australia
    on 7th June 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Genex Power Limited has signed a share subscription agreement (SSA) with Electric Power Development Co Ltd, trading as J-POWER, for a conditional investment of up to AUD$25 million (US$17.5 million). […]

  • It’s clean, powerful and available: Are you ready for hydrogen energy?
    on 6th June 2019 at 2:12 pm

    As the world responds to the challenges of climate change, energy systems are evolving, and evolving fast. The past 10 years have seen the rise (and dramatic cost reduction) of renewable energy such as wind and solar, to the extent that they are no longer considered alternative energy. They have become mainstream energy sources. Now, what will be the “next big thing” as the world shifts to a low carbon future? […]

  • Duke Energy Florida to build 22 MW of electricity storage
    on 4th June 2019 at 1:45 pm

    Duke Energy Florida (DEF) announced three battery storage projects, totaling 22 megawatts, that will improve overall reliability and support critical services during power outages, according to the company. […]

  • Aggreko delivers 2 MW/3.8 MWh energy storage system for National Grid US
    on 4th June 2019 at 1:45 pm

    The energy storage resource is expected to help lower energy costs for National Grid’s customers in upstate New York […]

  • DC Solar scammers serve as cautionary tale for solar investors
    on 4th June 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Jeff Carpoff had a lot to celebrate as friends and business associates gathered at his company’s Christmas party last year. […]

  • PJM looks to plug ‘leaks’ sprouting from patchwork of state carbon policies
    on 3rd June 2019 at 2:02 pm

    The nation’s largest electric grid operator is grappling with how to prevent state climate policies from merely pushing emissions — and costs — across state lines. […]

  • Brazil plans to add more solar to its hydro-dominated electricity generation mix
    on 31st May 2019 at 5:50 pm

    Brazil is the second-largest producer of hydroelectric power in the world, after only China, and hydropower accounted for more than 70% of the country’s electricity generation in 2018. Brazil’s latest 10-year energy plan seeks to maintain this level of hydro generation while increasing the share of nonhydro renewables, particularly solar. […]

  • Utah clean energy storage project to combine hydrogen, salt dome assets
    on 30th May 2019 at 3:03 pm

    Herbert was joined by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) and Magnum Development at the event to detail the Advanced Clean Energy Storage (ACES) project in central Utah. They called it the largest such energy storage project in the world. […]

  • India's largest coal-fired power producer appoints renewables head to speed transition
    on 30th May 2019 at 2:20 pm

    State-run NTPC Ltd., India’s largest coal-fired power producer, is appointing a new head of its renewables team to speed up its expansion into clean energy, according to a company official with knowledge of the plan. […]

  • Bermuda Electric Light Company installs 10-MW/5.5-MWh energy storage system
    on 29th May 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Yesterday, energy storage company Saft said it delivered and installed a turnkey Energy Storage System to Bermuda Electric Light Company (BELCO). The system provides up to 10 MW power for spinning reserves and frequency response to maintain grid stability and has a storage capacity of 5.5MWh, said the company. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on May 16. […]

  • EV charging sites now outnumber petrol stations in UK
    on 29th May 2019 at 1:06 pm

    Newly released figures from Zap-Map, a charging point platform, reveal that the number of public charging locations in the country has now surpassed the number of petrol stations. […]

  • Pedernales Electric Coop, Aggreko team on Texas energy storage system
    on 28th May 2019 at 4:28 pm

    The 2.25 MW/4.5 MWh project will be situated in Johnson City, Texas. Aggreko software will manage the battery system, which will provide services into grid operator Electric Reliability Council of Texas. […]

  • Renewables set to outspend oil and gas exploration in APAC by 2020
    on 28th May 2019 at 2:32 pm

    Renewables energy investment in Asia excluding China will overtake spending on upstream oil and gas projects in the region as soon as next year, according to Rystad Energy. […]

  • The bursting of the Tesla stock bubble
    on 24th May 2019 at 2:27 pm

    For Elon Musk and Tesla Inc., the blows from Wall Street came one after another this week -- a relentless barrage that left the stock so beat up that some now wonder if it can ever regain its status as the ultimate 21st century disrupter. […]

  • Companies explore how to make your home smart and 100% renewable-powered
    on 24th May 2019 at 2:18 pm

    Big Oil wants to put a box in your hall closet that works like a human brain, can cut the lights, stop the refrigerator and will know how you move about in the privacy of your home better than you do. […]

  • Why not a global green new deal through a federation of microgrids?
    on 24th May 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Among my circle of friends and colleagues, everyone is aware of the impact of human activities on climate change - the melting of arctic ice, the destruction of species - and the major causes of it, namely, coal burning for electricity and fossil fuels burning for transport. What nearly everyone is unclear about is what specifically to do about it and how fast. […]

  • Advocates want next phase of ComEd microgrid powered by renewables
    on 23rd May 2019 at 6:51 pm

    Stakeholders including clean energy and community groups are watching closely as ComEd begins the second phase of a microgrid pilot project in Chicago. […]

  • UPS bets on renewable gas from landfills in largest deal ever
    on 22nd May 2019 at 2:40 pm

    United Parcel Service Inc. has agreed to buy the equivalent of 170 million gallons of renewable natural gas from Clean Energy Fuels Corp. over the next seven years in what the company described as the biggest-ever deal involving the alternative fuel. […]

  • Report: Global electricity access up but sustainable development goals are not being met
    on 22nd May 2019 at 2:11 pm

    A new report produced by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO) and released this week says that despite significant progress in recent years, the world is falling short of meeting the global energy targets set in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for 2030. […]

  • U.S. set to overtake South Korea in 2019 as world’s largest grid-connected battery energy-storage market
    on 22nd May 2019 at 12:59 pm

    The United States in 2019 will become the world’s largest market for grid-connected battery energy storage, as solar-plus-storage and peaking capacity requirements drive increased procurement, according to IHS Markit. […]

  • Oil companies join corporate lobbying push for U.S. carbon tax
    on 21st May 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Oil companies, automakers and consumer products manufacturers will unleash a campaign for a U.S. tax on carbon dioxide emissions even though it may lead to higher prices for their products. […]

  • Xcel Energy sets course for coal-free, renewable-heavy future
    on 21st May 2019 at 3:53 pm

    This week, Xcel Energy announced plans to retire its last two coal plants in the Upper Midwest a decade earlier than scheduled. The acceleration of the coal closures is part of the company’s clean energy transition that includes expanding wind and solar, using natural gas and operating its Monticello nuclear plant until at least 2040. […]

  • Duke Energy gets approval for solar + battery microgrid and standalone battery system
    on 21st May 2019 at 2:59 pm

    This week, Duke Energy announced that regulators have approved two projects involving energy storage worth about $30 million. […]

  • Flow battery company joins Power Africa to help power renewable microgrids
    on 20th May 2019 at 5:04 pm

    On Monday, Portland-Oregon-based flow battery manufacturer ESS announced that it has joined Power Africa, a U.S. government-led partnership coordinated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as a private sector partner. ESS is the program’s first flow battery partner. […]

  • Australia's climate wars set to heat up after coal champion wins
    on 20th May 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s surprise victory in Australia’s election was a win for the coal industry and ensures the debate about tackling climate change will continue to polarize the nation. […]

  • Germans pessimistic on energiewende success
    on 20th May 2019 at 7:30 am

    People in Germany are more pessimistic than the rest of Europe regarding their country’s progress on its energy transition, or engergiewende. […]

  • CellCube to bring grid scale vanadium battery to South Australia
    on 17th May 2019 at 1:16 pm

    Renewables firm Pangea Energy and vanadium battery producer CellCube have signed on to build a 50MW storage system alongside a solar farm in South Australia. […]

  • ABB and Italian utility in blockchain pact for solar prosumers
    on 17th May 2019 at 9:58 am

    ABB is working with Italian utility Evolvere on how to use blockchain technology to deliver transparent and secure peer-to-peer energy transactions. […]

  • Modular, scalable microgrid ready for C&I customers in danger of losing power
    on 16th May 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Two companies have come up with a potential solution to help mitigate power outages in California. Recent state utility proposals have called for new measures that would allow California utilities to increase the quantity and duration of Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) as part of their wildfire mitigation plans. These PSPS, while important, can have severe impacts on businesses, hospitals and others who need reliable power. […]

  • Tesla completes acquisition of Maxwell
    on 16th May 2019 at 12:56 pm

    Tesla announced the successful completion of its previously announced offer to exchange all outstanding shares of common stock of Maxwell Technologies for 0.0193 of a share of Tesla common stock, together with cash in lieu of any fractional shares of Tesla common stock, without interest and less any applicable withholding taxes. […]

  • Ameren tests software that could unlock future ‘transactive energy marketplace’
    on 15th May 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Ameren is preparing to test a Canadian company’s software that could someday help usher in a radically different business model for the utility. […]

  • States start hitting America’s EV drivers with higher fees
    on 15th May 2019 at 12:20 pm

    The rest of the world is handing out subsidies and incentives to speed up adoption of electric cars. But in nearly half of U.S. states, driving a battery-powered car requires paying additional fees. […]

  • Microgrid with long-duration flow battery installed at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
    on 14th May 2019 at 3:48 pm

    This week energy storage maker ESS Inc said that it had deployed an Energy Warehouse (EW) long-duration flow battery system at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in San Diego, California. […]

  • Former Massachusetts coal plant to be transformed into clean energy center
    on 14th May 2019 at 3:01 pm

    This week, diversified real estate acquisition and development firm Commercial Development Company and transmission developer Anbaric said they plan to build a renewable energy center at Brayton Point Commerce Center in Somerset, Massachusetts. The site is the former home of the Brayton Point Coal Plant, the cooling towers for which were demolished two weeks ago. (video of demolition at the end of article at this link). […]

  • EESI to help rural co-ops and public power entities ‘ACE’ clean energy upgrades
    on 14th May 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Yesterday, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) announced the launch of the Access Clean Energy Savings (ACES) initiative. ACES provides technical assistance to help rural electric cooperatives and public power utilities apply for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Electric Savings Program (RESP), which provides zero-interest 20-year loans for improving energy efficiency. […]

  • Doing business better: Empowering women through solar energy
    on 14th May 2019 at 1:29 pm

    Incredibly, 1.1 billion people – 14% of the world’s population – still live without access to electricity. In rural, remote communities, many people simply have no light after sunset. That makes being productive at night—such as working and learning--extremely difficult. Limiting useful hours of the day by access to daylight holds back personal and economic development and wastes human potential. […]

  • EU corporates want renewable energy but bureaucracy and regulations are holding them back
    on 13th May 2019 at 6:35 pm

    This week energy developer BayWa r.e. published its Energy Report 2019, which surveyed 1,200 European corporations about their attitudes toward renewable energy. […]

  • Hydrogen: key to a zero-carbon future, or a costly distraction?
    on 13th May 2019 at 2:45 pm

    The U.K.’s push for a low-carbon economy has some notable successes, but the hardest part of the battle has barely started. […]

  • Geothermal balances California’s renewable portfolio
    on 13th May 2019 at 12:00 pm

    California’s rapid renewable energy expansion has led to a boom in large-scale solar and wind projects and a huge expansion of rooftop solar. As costs have fallen, solar energy has become much less expensive, and utility-scale solar and wind are now less expensive than new gas plants, and far less expensive than existing coal. […]

  • Enel joins Boston’s Greentown Labs to scout for clean energy startups
    on 10th May 2019 at 6:05 pm

    This week, Enel S.p.A. announced the opening of its newest Innovation Hub in Boston at Greentown Labs, the largest cleantech startup incubator in the United States. The Hub will provide Enel, one of the world’s leading power companies, access to Greentown Labs’ startup community and innovation expertise. […]

  • Toward 100% clean energy: two million solar strong and growing
    on 9th May 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Today, IREC proudly joins the collective voice of advocates and industry celebrating a milestone we have worked for 37 years to witness: two million solar installations now in the U.S. What better timing than in a year when children and governors, presidential candidates and corporate CEOs are all making headlines about the urgency of climate change action. […]

  • U.K. has been using coal-free energy since May 1
    on 9th May 2019 at 1:36 pm

    The U.K. has now gone more than a week without using any of its coal-fired power stations, yet another record, and a sign that life without the dirtiest fossil fuel might not be that far away. […]

  • Washington becomes fifth state in the US to aim for 100 percent clean energy
    on 8th May 2019 at 2:14 pm

    This week in Seattle, Washington, Senate Bill 5116 was signed into law in by Governor Jay Inslee after passing the state legislature earlier this month. This bill cuts out coal power by 2025 and requires an equitable transition to 100 percent clean electricity for the entire state by 2045. […]

  • New Google-supported project will measure and publicize carbon-emission data from every power plant in the world
    on 8th May 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Tuesday brings a somewhat mind-blowing announcement in the world of power plants and pollution. In a nutshell: A nonprofit artificial intelligence firm called WattTime is going to use satellite imagery to precisely track the air pollution (including carbon emissions) coming out of every single power plant in the world, in real time. […]

  • LA is next city to announce 100 percent renewable energy goals
    on 8th May 2019 at 1:58 pm

    As of 2018, the city of Los Angeles boasted close to 350 MW of installed local solar power, according to reports. Its solar capacity increased some 44 percent year over year. […]

  • Siemens to spin off gas and power business
    on 8th May 2019 at 11:24 am

    Global energy powerhouse Siemens is to undergo a fundamental transformation by spinning off its gas and power divisions into a new entity which will also comprise its stake in windpower firm Siemens Gamesa. […]

  • GMP partners with Tesla to provide batteries for all
    on 6th May 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Climate-conscious Vermont utility, Green Mountain Power, is partnering with Tesla Inc. as it aspires to install battery systems in every home it serves. […]

  • Electric cars and solar inverters compete for the same parts
    on 3rd May 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Electric vehicles and solar tend to get lumped together as partners in the climate-friendly push to phase out fossil fuels. Now they’re competing head-to-head for high-tech components that have been in short supply. […]

  • In Illinois, storage is among the next hurdles for renewables expansion
    on 3rd May 2019 at 2:58 pm

    ComEd sees a significant role for energy storage on Illinois’ electric grid as the state works toward realizing its ambitious renewable goals. […]

  • UK carbon reduction plan includes massive buildout of offshore wind, EV infrastructure
    on 2nd May 2019 at 1:20 pm

    British people need to fly less, drive electric cars, eat little meat and turn their home thermostats down to 19 degrees Celsius (66 Fahrenheit) in order to rein in greenhouse gases damaging the planet. […]

  • Climate experts tell UK to set zero carbon target for 2050
    on 2nd May 2019 at 8:58 am

    Developing carbon capture and storage technology and low-carbon hydrogen is “a necessity not an option” for the UK to achieve a net zero carbon economy by 2050. […]

  • Ørsted to buy solar and storage developer, Coronal
    on 1st May 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Yesterday during an earnings call, Danish offshore wind giant Ørsted announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a subsidiary of US-based Coronal Energy a developer of large-scale solar and storage projects. Ørsted’s CEO and President Henrik Poulson said that Coronal is “a nationwide solar and storage developer with a significant pipeline of solar and storage projects” and that the acquisition will expand “our capability platform and exposure to new attractive regional markets.&rdquo […]

  • Goldman Sachs sees solar panel prices stabilizing
    on 1st May 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Goldman Sachs Group Inc. sees an end to the gloom for solar manufacturers as demand in China stabilizes and free-falling panel prices bottom out. […]

  • Tesla sued over fatal crash blamed on autopilot malfunction
    on 1st May 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Tesla Inc. was sued by the family of a man who died as the result of a crash allegedly caused when the Autopilot navigation system of his 2017 Model X malfunctioned. […]

  • Clean energy engineering experts share blueprints for zero-emission buildings
    on 30th April 2019 at 1:51 pm

    Buildings account for nearly four-tenths of U.S. energy consumption through heating, cooling and other electricity use, according to the Energy Information Administration. And if that energy comes from fossil fuels, it releases more greenhouse gases that drive human-caused climate change. […]

  • AES Gener to build battery backup for run-of-river hydropower
    on 30th April 2019 at 1:47 pm

    AES Gener is moving forward with the Virtual Dam project, which is being built next to the 178-MW Alfalfal I hydropower plant in the San Jose de Maipo district of the Metropolitan Region in Chile. […]

  • New residential loan options make paying for solar easier
    on 29th April 2019 at 10:01 am

    In 2018, more than 300,000 residential solar systems were installed and that number is expected to grow in 2019. To make it easier for these green-minded consumers to go solar, last week, two companies, EnerBank USA and Mosaic, each announced offerings that will help solar installers and homeowners gain access to the capital needed to pay for solar PV systems. […]

  • How car insurers could help connect community solar with EV customers
    on 29th April 2019 at 9:35 am

    The insurance industry has lots of exposure to climate change. But as Warren Buffet has explained, not so much for companies that do annual policy adjustments, like Berkshire Hathaway. Their exposure is limited because the trends are baked into the premiums. But there is an opportunity for reducing insurance risk due to climate change, and it comes from the insurance industry itself. The business model is to have car insurance salespeople provide leads to virtual electric car charging services. This has perfect demographics because electric vehicle owners are very receptive to solar electricity. Who wouldn’t want a clean transportation solution with local job creation that can’t be offshore? […]

  • New York commits another $280M for energy storage
    on 26th April 2019 at 2:10 pm

    This week New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that $280 million of support is available for energy storage projects. […]

  • Minigrid combines solar and digital to electrify Togo village
    on 25th April 2019 at 10:01 am

    Solar energy is now providing the electricity for an entire village in Togo of 4000 people, powering streetlights, homes, schools and shops. […]

  • Ford invests $500 million into battery company Rivian
    on 24th April 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Through a strategic partnership, Ford will develop an all-new, next-generation battery electric vehicle for Ford's growing EV portfolio using Rivian's skateboard platform […]

  • DTECH asks experts to share what they know about the future of energy delivery
    on 23rd April 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Utilities and other energy experts convene each year at DISTRIBUTECH International (DTECH) to discuss the future of energy and this week Clarion Energy, organizer of the event, announced that the call for abstracts for the 2020 event is open. […]

  • Nevada is the fourth US state to commit to 100 percent clean energy
    on 23rd April 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Nevada is joining the growing list of U.S. places that aim to ban fossil fuels from its electricity supply. […]

  • APS battery energy storage facility explosion injures four firefighters; industry investigates
    on 23rd April 2019 at 2:24 pm

    Last Friday evening in Surprise, Arizona a storage facility owned by Arizona Public Service (APS) exploded, injuring four firefighters. Reporter for azfamily.com, Maria Hechanova, visited the scene yesterday and reported that the explosion happened while four hazmat firefighters from Peoria were working to extinguish a battery fire at the facility. […]

  • Mayor: PG&E assets are ‘great’ opportunity to bring clean energy to San Francisco
    on 18th April 2019 at 1:39 pm

    San Francisco Mayor London Breed wants to use PG&E Corp.’s bankruptcy to take over some of the company’s assets for the city’s power needs, a move that would shake up California’s largest utility and remake the state’s energy landscape. […]

  • California college invests in 1-MW solar carport to offset 100 percent of its energy use
    on 18th April 2019 at 8:01 am

    Yuba College, a community college part of the Yuba Community College District, this week completed a 1-MW solar carport installation that it says could result in $10 million of avoided utility costs over the life of the system. The District purchased the solar outright, which resulted in optimal savings. […]

  • IREC’s career map shows climate change related employment opportunities on the rise
    on 17th April 2019 at 4:00 pm

    A new career map, Careers in Climate Control Technology, provides a first-of-its-kind interactive, visual tool to showcase the employment opportunities that exist in the swiftly growing HVAC/R industry – Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. The sector is on track for projected growth of 15 percent from 2016 to 2026. […]

  • SEPA helps demystify transactive energy in new report
    on 17th April 2019 at 1:35 pm

    This week the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) released a report that is says will help utilities and other industry stakeholders understand and prepare for the grid of the futur […]

  • Vermont utility launches vision for 100 percent renewable energy by 2030
    on 17th April 2019 at 12:39 pm

    This weekend at its “Earth Day Every Day Fair,” Green Mountain Power announced an energy vision to have a 100 percent carbon free energy supply by 2025 and 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. The utility said the move is among the most aggressive carbon targets for a utility of GMP’s size in the country. […]

  • Green new deal electricity – what really bothers the feds
    on 16th April 2019 at 6:47 pm

    For more than 100 years, electricity has been reliably provided to end users through a centralized generation and transmission model. Large coal, hydro and (later) nuclear generating facilities produced huge amounts of electricity and, through a spider’s web of high voltage transmission lines, sent the power to distribution substations which in turn, through a secondary set of lower voltage feeders, distributed the power out to the end users. And when the end user flipped the switch, their lights would go on. This system was very reliable. […]

  • Clean energy industry applauds Puerto Rico’s new 100 percent clean energy law
    on 12th April 2019 at 3:54 pm

    On Thursday, Puerto Rico’s Governor Ricardo Rosselló signed into law the Puerto Rico Energy Public Policy Act which lays the groundwork for the island’s transition to 100 percent clean energy by 2050. […]

  • Get ‘renewable therapy’ during next week’s Solar Education Week
    on 12th April 2019 at 2:07 pm

    The Redford Center, a California-based non-profit co-founded in 2005 by Robert Redford and his son, James, announced that every morning, from April 15-22, 2019, the organization will post an episode a day of "Renewable Therapy for Climate Anxiety," a conversational mini-series featuring Filmmaker, James Redford, and Matthew Nordan, clean energy investor and managing partner at MNL Partners. In each two-minute installment, the pair explores questions that nag environmentalists when it comes to renewable energy. Watch the first episode below. […]

  • Vattenfall pilots salt technology with 10x the capacity of water storage
    on 12th April 2019 at 12:49 pm

    Experiments have shown the ability to store ten-times the capacity of water, and for months on end. It is hoped the technology will help overcome any weather-related fluctuations in renewable generation from wind or solar. […]

  • Apple says 44 of its suppliers have made clean energy commitments
    on 11th April 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Global manufacturer Apple today announced it has nearly doubled the number of suppliers that have committed to run their Apple production on 100 percent clean energy, bringing the total number to 44. Because of this partnership between Apple and its suppliers, Apple will exceed its goal of bringing 4 gigawatts of renewable energy into its supply chain by 2020, with over an additional gigawatt projected within that timeframe. […]

  • Three ways utilities can partner with smart renewable cities to deliver on their objectives
    on 11th April 2019 at 2:03 pm

    Cities and renewable electricity have, respectively, become the habitat and energy of choice globally. The two are increasingly inseparable. Urbanization and electrification trends have turned cities and the grid into leading platforms for human activity, presenting unique opportunities for today’s utilities to partner with municipalities to achieve their smart city goals. […]

  • Genex Power receives final environmental approval for 250-MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro
    on 9th April 2019 at 3:11 pm

    Genex Power Limited has secured all environmental approvals required to develop the 250-MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project (K2-Hydro). […]

  • A 'Green New Deal' for Central America would present business opportunities for renewable power generators
    on 9th April 2019 at 8:10 am

    Recently there has been a great deal of interest in a ‘Green New Deal’ for the United States. It is seen as a way to solve pressing environmental, employment and economic problems with a single comprehensive plan. Modeled on Roosevelt’s New Deal, which created jobs, invested in large infrastructure projects, and pulled the US out of the Great Depression, the Green New Deal is a modern version of that program, but with green energy investments, 21st century job training, and deficit reduction as the key components. […]

  • UK power grid to be 'zero-carbon-capable' says operator
    on 8th April 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Two years after Britain had its first coal-free day since the Industrial Revolution, the nation’s network operator is readying itself for life without any fossil fuels. […]

  • 22 million GWh of pumped hydro energy storage potential identified worldwide
    on 5th April 2019 at 6:45 pm

    There are a total of about 530,000 potentially feasible pumped hydro energy storage sites worldwide, with a total storage potential of about 22 million GWh. These astonishing numbers come from a report recently released by Professor Andrew Blakers and other researchers with Australian National University’s RE100 Group. […]

  • Tax credits for independent energy storage projects introduced in US congress
    on 5th April 2019 at 5:49 pm

    On Thursday, US Congressman from Pennsylvania Mike Doyle introduced a bill that would establish a federal investment tax credit (ITC) for energy storage. The legislation would allow energy storage project developers, both commercial and residential, to receive a 30 percent tax credit for large-scale, commercial-scale and residential-scale storage projects through 2021. […]

  • Ultra-fast EV chargers coming ultra soon as e-mobility manufacturers ramp up
    on 5th April 2019 at 1:36 pm

    The viability of electric vehicles depends in part on a manufacturing plant in eastern Australia, where gleaming white cabinets the size of large refrigerators are loaded onto shipping crates. They’re among the most advanced car chargers available, promising to deliver a full tank of juice in minutes. […]

  • NEC helps develop three energy storage sites in China
    on 5th April 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Through its exclusive distributor in China, Puxing Energy, NEC developed two 9-MW battery facilities providing frequency regulation for the Hang-Jin and Feng-Run power plants located in Ordos City, Neimongol Province and Tanshan City. […]

  • ArcelorMittal Energy signs landmark PPA for Spanish solar farms
    on 3rd April 2019 at 3:52 pm

    Infrastructure and private equity investment manager Foresight Group has agreed a 10-year corporate power purchase agreement with the energy arm of global steel and mining giant ArcelorMittal for two solar farms in Spain. […]

  • Arizona Public Service issues RFP for large solar + storage plant to provide ‘solar after sunset’
    on 3rd April 2019 at 2:51 pm

    After announcing nearly a gigawatt of new clean-energy projects in February, APS is now seeking proposals to build two of them in different parts of the state. The first request for proposals (RFP) seeks partners to add batteries to existing APS solar plants in rural Arizona, storing their power for use after the panels stop producing each day. A second partner is being sought to develop a large (100-MW) solar plant paired with an equal amount of storage, to bring more clean energy to customers after dark. Both of these projects will provide APS customers with more solar after sunset, serving their evening energy needs with an even cleaner resource mix. […]

  • Why lithium-ion technology is poised to dominate the energy storage future
    on 3rd April 2019 at 2:22 pm

    Clean-energy visionaries have long argued that the world needs a better battery capable of selling skeptical consumers on electric cars and running the grid on renewable power. And yet the battery of the future—at least for the coming decade—will almost certainly be the battery of the past. […]

  • Investment group says solar energy could see “popularity boost” in UK due to Brexit
    on 3rd April 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Solar energy companies could fill the void created by the lack of secure energy transfer between UK and EU, the group says. […]

  • BlackRock beefs up its bet on renewables with small-scale solar
    on 2nd April 2019 at 2:01 pm

    BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest money manager, is boosting its bet on clean energy. […]

  • ABB and Rolls-Royce partner to further global growth of microgrids
    on 2nd April 2019 at 1:47 pm

    ABB and Rolls-Royce on Tuesday announced a global partnership on microgrid technology and advanced automation. Together the two companies will offer a microgrid solution for utilities, commercial and industrial entities. […]

  • Germany generated more than 50 percent of electricity from renewables in March
    on 2nd April 2019 at 1:02 pm

    In a first for the country, Germany generated 54.5 percent of electricity from renewable energy in March 2019. This is according to data collected by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems. […]

  • Italy needs energy storage to shore up 40 GW of renewables coming online in next decade
    on 1st April 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Italy must more than double its capacity to store electricity if it wants to slash pollution from burning fossil fuels, the head of the nation’s power transmission network said. […]

  • Duke Energy seeks approval for a $76M EV charging infrastructure pilot program
    on 1st April 2019 at 6:46 pm

    On Monday, Duke Energy announced a proposal to make what it says is the largest investment in electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure ever in the Southeast – a $76 million initiative to spur EV adoption across the state. […]

  • Can this online startup change how companies buy renewable power?
    on 1st April 2019 at 2:45 pm

    It was a milestone deal, not for its size but for the number of parties. In January, five big companies, each with differing energy requirements and renewable strategies, agreed to pool their investment and collectively purchase 42.5 megawatts from a North Carolina solar project. […]

  • FPL building world's largest solar-storage combo facility in Florida
    on 29th March 2019 at 7:05 pm

    The unit of NextEra Energy announced plans to build a 409-MW energy storage facility in Manatee County. FPL says the Manatee Energy Storage Center will be the world’s largest solar-power battery system by four-fold. […]

  • Ameren, Opus One Solutions partner on DER, transactive energy markets
    on 29th March 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Illinois microgrid to test transactive energy markets as a part of the company's commitment to innovation and clean energy […]

  • Idaho Power sets goal for 100-percent clean energy by 2045; signs record-low solar PPA
    on 29th March 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Idaho Power unveiled a goal Tuesday to provide 100-percent clean energy by 2045 on the heels of an announcement that it will purchase 120-MW of solar energy through a PPA with Jackpot Holdings at a price of less than US $0.022 cents per kWh. […]

  • Shell makes aggressive move into U.K. retail power market
    on 26th March 2019 at 9:18 am

    Royal Dutch Shell Plc took a step forward in its aim to become the world’s biggest power company with an aggressive move into the U.K. retail market by offering one of the cheapest tariffs available. […]

  • Mitsubishi Hitachi launches renewable energy services provider
    on 25th March 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Oriden – a play on the English word “origin” and the Japanese word “denki” meaning ‘electricity’ – is the start of a new type of power generation organization.  &nbs […]

  • New Mexico Governor Grisham signs law requiring 100 percent renewable energy by 2045
    on 25th March 2019 at 9:31 am

    On Friday, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the state’s groundbreaking Energy Transition Act (ETA) into law, meaning that by 2045, the state should be fully powered by clean, carbon-free electricity. […]

  • Collaborating for a more resilient energy future in Puerto Rico
    on 22nd March 2019 at 2:07 pm

    Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) this week unveiled a vision to collaborate with communities, technical experts, businesses and investors to build low-carbon microgrids in Puerto Rico, and bring reliable, clean and affordable electricity to rural areas of the island. As described at the “BlackStart 2019: Future of Energy Summit” in San Juan, the new initiative will help modernize Puerto Rico’s electric grid and improve the system’s resilience. […]

  • Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure, Desjardins acquire Regional Power hydroelectric plants
    on 22nd March 2019 at 1:36 pm

    Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure (CC&L Infrastructure) and Regime de Rentes du Mouvement Desjardins, Desjardins Financial Security Life Assurance Company, and Certas Home and Auto Insurance Company (together, Desjardins) have acquired Regional Power Inc. from The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (Manulife). […]

  • New York Governor Cuomo unveils $30 million zero-carbon buildings initiative
    on 22nd March 2019 at 12:53 pm

    New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has launched an initiative to advance the design, construction and operation of low- or zero-carbon emitting buildings in the state. […]

  • Norsk Hydro recuperating from cyberattack
    on 20th March 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Norsk Hydro has suffered from a cyberattack that has crippled some of its infrastructure. Norsk Hydro is primarily an aluminum manufacturer, but the company also owns and operates 17 hydroelectric power stations in Norway. […]

  • Energy storage firm Highview Power partnering with TSK on global projects
    on 19th March 2019 at 1:50 pm

    The partners will work together to develop projects in Spain, the Middle East and South Africa. The projects could add several gigawatt hours of storage capacity by 2022. […]

  • World’s largest utility joins EWF’s energy blockchain ecosystem
    on 19th March 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Last week, the Energy Web Foundation (EWF) announced it had officially signed more than 100 affiliates in an effort to become the world’s largest blockchain ecosystem. […]

  • Powering the future… thanks to your neighbor’s renewable energy
    on 19th March 2019 at 11:09 am

    Distributed Energy Resources (DER), such as residential solar panels, are not only changing the way energy systems operate, they also present an opportunity to change the way local communities operate by giving consumers the ability to sell excess energy, generated by microgrids or renewable set-ups, to their neighbors – it’s the new energy paradigm. […]

  • To renew the power supply in national parks, think microgrids
    on 19th March 2019 at 10:49 am

    America’s national parks are one of the nation’s greatest assets. They preserve and protect vital ecosystems and offer people from all over the world the chance to experience the beauty and majesty of these great spaces. […]

  • N.C. bill aims to expand ‘free market’ for electric vehicle charging stations
    on 18th March 2019 at 11:11 am

    Hook up your RV at a North Carolina campground or charge your boat at a marina, and you’ll pay for the electricity you consume. Plug in your electric car at a charging station, and you’ll pay for the time you spend at the outlet. […]

  • Research shows virtual reservoirs can boost flexibility of small hydropower facilities
    on 13th March 2019 at 9:30 pm

    New research shows that small run-of-river (ROR) hydropower projects can provide just as much baseload stability as reservoir-based hydropower plants while being highly responsive to real-time grid and market changes. This means that as the U.S. seeks to expand renewable energy sources without compromising reliability, one option is more flexible (and profitable) hydropower that doesn’t involve dams. &nbs […]

  • New York utility installing battery to reduce peaks in non-wires alternative plan
    on 13th March 2019 at 2:52 pm

    This week, ConEdison subsidiary, Orange & Rockland Utilities (O&R) and Key Capture Energy (KCE) announced that O&R has selected KCE, an Albany-based, independent developer of utility-scale battery storage projects, will plan, design, install and operate O&R’s new battery storage project in Pomona. […]

  • Grid tech company Kaluza invests in blockchain firm Electron
    on 13th March 2019 at 10:30 am

    Grid technology firm Kaluza is investing in British blockchain company Electron. […]

  • San Francisco mulls creating its own 100 percent renewables-focused utility from PG&E wreckage
    on 12th March 2019 at 2:05 pm

    What happens when a famously left-leaning city dives into the buttoned-down business of electric utilities? San Francisco may soon find out. […]

  • Renewable, energy efficiency groups mount united front vs. Trump budget
    on 12th March 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Trump's proposed budget severely cuts the EPA and DOE's efficiency and renewables offices, but allocates funding for R&D, clean coal and advanced nuclear. […]

  • Wind-solar pairing cuts equipment costs while ramping up output
    on 11th March 2019 at 7:42 pm

    A trailblazing wind-solar hybrid project in western Minnesota could be a preview of what’s to come as renewable developers look for new ways to bolster projects. […]

  • Storage system built at world’s biggest solar park
    on 11th March 2019 at 3:31 pm

    An energy storage system has been installed at the largest single-site solar park in the world. […]

  • Opinion: Puerto Rico's energy future is renewable
    on 11th March 2019 at 10:47 am

    When Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, it cut short nearly 3,000 lives, displaced thousands of families, and subjected the commonwealth to the longest energy blackout in U.S. history. This tragedy invited a new vision for Puerto Rico’s battered electric grid, and I hoped that a central tenet of the rebuilding effort would be an aggressive move toward safe, abundant and resilient clean energy. […]

  • ABB Customer World Panel: The future of mobility favors the electrified, autonomous
    on 8th March 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Only time will tell whether this is right, but EV adoption is clearly rising both on the individual and fleet fronts. Utilities such as Southern California Edison and Ameren, among many others, are working to build EV charging infrastructure and align power distribution in a way to handle it. […]

  • Tesla acquisition will spark shift in EV market
    on 6th March 2019 at 1:56 pm

    One of the most game-changing news events in the electric vehicle and energy storage industry, is the acquisition of Maxwell Technologies by Tesla for $218 million, according to Frost & Sullivan. […]

  • New Hampshire considers options for buying renewable energy for state
    on 6th March 2019 at 12:59 pm

    New Hampshire is preparing to follow the lead of other New England states and create a system for procuring renewable energy on behalf of residents. […]

  • Non-profit urges UK government to make workforce diversity a priority in clean energy
    on 5th March 2019 at 4:00 pm

    A new paper is being launched today at the House of Lords in London that challenges government, regulators and companies working on clean energy to make gender diversity a key priority. The paper has been produced by the EWiRE network, set up by Regen to provide a vibrant network for women working in clean energy. […]

  • Vermont utility and non-profit advance bring your own device energy storage program
    on 5th March 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Last week, Green Mountain Power (GMP) and Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) teamed up on what they are calling a first-of-its-kind opportunity in the country to deliver innovation and carbon reductions to customers through a new Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. […]

  • FPL announces plans to build four new solar power plants in 2019
    on 5th March 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) this week announced plans to build four new solar power plants this year that are expected to begin powering customers in early 2020: […]

  • 4 creative ways cities are transitioning to a clean energy future
    on 5th March 2019 at 11:52 am

    Mayors from cities across the U.S. are stepping up and committing to broad and inspirational action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonize local energy systems. This leadership is especially critical given lack of federal climate action, but translating a mayoral commitment to reality can be a challenge. […]

  • Hawaiian Electric Companies achieve 27 percent renewable energy in 2018 despite loss of geothermal
    on 4th March 2019 at 4:48 pm

    In late February, Hawaiian Electric Companies announced that they have achieved a consolidated 27 percent renewable portfolio standard in 2018, even with the loss of Hawaii Island’s geothermal resource for most of the year following the Kilauea volcanic eruption. Hawaii has a goal of reaching 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. […]

  • Why SEPA’s DERMS document is a time- and money-saver for all energy industry stakeholders
    on 4th March 2019 at 12:31 pm

    In early February, during DistribuTECH, the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) hosted a workshop to discuss what requirements are necessary for successful distributed energy resource management systems (DERMS) deployment. […]

  • UK local authority to produce all electricity from solar
    on 1st March 2019 at 7:00 am

    Two large-scale solar farms are set to make Warrington Borough Council the first local authority in the UK to produce all its own electricity from clean energy. […]

  • Pennsylvania joins electric vehicle race with new ‘roadmap’ for transition
    on 28th February 2019 at 3:10 pm

    Pennsylvania is promoting a new roadmap to electrify transportation by designing policies and setting targets to get more electric vehicles on the roads. […]

  • Shedding light on the Hitachi/ABB joint venture and why renewables play a key role
    on 26th February 2019 at 1:31 pm

    As renewable energy proliferates, major players like Hitachi, ABB and GE are seeing value in combining grid and generation business units. […]

  • Energy minister says South Africa will commit to more renewable power
    on 26th February 2019 at 1:24 pm

    South Africa plans to expand use of renewable power as the coal-dependent nation expects traditional, centralized generation plants to “disappear,” Energy Minister Jeff Radebe said. […]

  • Siemens launches home energy storage battery
    on 22nd February 2019 at 4:41 pm

    The Junelight Smart Battery is now available in Germany and will be launched in Austria in April 2019 […]

  • What to do about PG&E? Cities and others offer ideas
    on 21st February 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Plenty of people, it seems, have plans for PG&E Corp. Even before the California utility giant filed for bankruptcy facing $30 billion in potential liabilities from wildfires, state regulators began studying whether it needed to be reformed, restructured or even taken over by the government. They asked interested parties -- city officials, unions, consumer groups and trade associations -- to chime in. […]

  • Maryland now accepting applications for commercial and residential energy storage tax credit
    on 21st February 2019 at 5:26 pm

    After its 2017 milestone in which Maryland became the first state in the U.S. to launch a 30 percent tax credit for businesses and homeowners that install energy storage devices, today the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) said that it is now accepting applications for the 2019 program. […]

  • AES to supply 100-MW energy storage system in Arizona
    on 21st February 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Under a 20-year agreement, AES will provide APS with the storage capabilities powered by Fluence’s Advancion platform. […]

  • ComEd installs off-grid renewable lighting at Bronzeville schools
    on 20th February 2019 at 5:16 pm

    This week ComEd said that it’s furthering innovation in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood with the installation of renewable energy powered lights along the walkway to the Beethoven Elementary School. Bronzeville is home to the first “microgrid cluster” in the United States. […]

  • Japanese businesses test blockchain to trade renewable energy
    on 20th February 2019 at 4:59 pm

    This week independent power producer Marubeni and LO3 Energy said they have started a pilot project in Japan where LO3 will administer an energy marketplace using blockchain to connect a number of Marubeni’s power production facilities, including renewables, with offices and factories around Japan in a virtual marketplace. The project will simulate energy transactions to test the viability of the concept with the ultimate goal of creating a full-scale commercially operational network in the future. […]

  • Consumers Energy plans renewable push for HQ; seeks ideas
    on 20th February 2019 at 3:36 pm

    The Jackson Smart Energy District aims to achieve the parent firm’s 2040 clean energy goals some 15 to 20 years earlier. Those goals include producing 40 percent of the district’s energy needs from on-site renewable sources. […]

  • Residential PV + batteries as wholesale energy market suppliers are just the ‘tip of the spear’
    on 19th February 2019 at 3:15 pm

    Last week, Sunrun announced that its bid to supply 20 MW of residential solar + storage capacity into the New England ISO Forward Capacity Market for 2022-2023 was approved. According to Chris Rauscher, Director of Policy and Storage Market Strategy for Sunrun, this is not a pilot project or an experiment in any way. […]

  • Saft deploying energy storage system to Bermuda
    on 19th February 2019 at 3:03 pm

    The deal calls for Saft to deliver a turnkey order for up to 10 MW capacity for spinning reserves and frequency response to maintain grid stability. […]

  • 2018 solar installer survey reveals more than one-third of homeowners also want batteries
    on 19th February 2019 at 2:09 pm

    EnergySage and NABCEP today released the results of the fourth annual Solar Installer Survey, which gathered responses from more than 870 local, regional and national residential and commercial solar installers from across the United States. […]

  • First national lithium-ion battery recycling R&D center launched
    on 18th February 2019 at 4:27 pm

    With lithium-ion battery technology expanding across the world, through electronics, Electric Vehicles and stationary storage, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have launched the first lithium-ion battery recycling center, called the ReCell Center, at Argonne National Laboratory. DOE says the center will help the U.S. grow a globally competitive recycling industry and reduce the country’s reliance on foreign sources of battery materials. […]

  • Shell buys sonnen batterie
    on 15th February 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Residential energy storage provider sonnen batterie said today that Shell New Energies will be its new owner. […]

  • World's biggest battery to boost solar in Texas
    on 15th February 2019 at 3:45 pm

    The world’s largest battery could soon be storing solar energy deep in the heart of Texas oil country. […]

  • India energy storage milestone as battery plant goes live
    on 15th February 2019 at 10:44 am

    India’s first grid-scale battery energy storage system is now operational. […]

  • Opinion: In Germany, the Green New Deal actually works
    on 14th February 2019 at 5:21 pm

    Opponents of the U.S. congressional Democrats’ Green New Deal point to Germany as an example of a country where similar policies have backfired. They should take a closer look; the U.S. could do well to imitate Europe’s largest economy. […]

  • California municipal utility will phase out three natural gas power plants in favor of renewables
    on 14th February 2019 at 4:39 pm

    This week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that rather than investing in the Haynes, Harbor and Scattergood natural gas power plants to meet the requirements of a 2010 law related to a practice known as once through cooling, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will phase them out in favor of renewable energy. […]

  • Portland General Electric, NextEra announce unique solar-wind-energy storage project in Oregon
    on 14th February 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Details on the solar and battery storage components are still up in the air, but the wind farm itself was comfirmed to include 120 turbines manufactured by GE Renewable Energy Inc. […]

  • FERC Data Shows Substantial Renewable Growth Coming but Gas Still Dominating Today
    on 12th February 2019 at 3:31 pm

    According to an analysis by the SUN DAY Campaign of data just released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), natural gas dominated new electrical generating capacity in 2018. However, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) seem poised to swamp fossil fuels as new generating capacity is added over the next three years. […]

  • Gridmates, GridX and Extensible Energy Win Initiate, A Start-up Challenge at DistribuTECH
    on 11th February 2019 at 9:01 pm

    For the first time in history, DistribuTECH – the largest annual event for the transmission and distribution industry – hosted 12 start-ups in New Orleans and gave them each a chance to pitch their companies to a panel of judges. […]

  • 140,000-Strong EV Smart Charging Trial Complete
    on 11th February 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Last week, an organization called Electric Nation said that it had concluded data collection from more than 140,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging events in what it called the largest smart charging trial in the world. The trail lasted 18 months. […]

  • Puerto Rico’s Draft IRP Seeks Unprecedented Amounts of Solar and Battery Storage
    on 11th February 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Last week when utilities and other energy stakeholders were attending DistribuTECH in New Orleans, LA, a bit farther south, Puerto Rico’s utility PREPA was releasing a draft version of its 2019 integrated resource plan (IRP). […]

  • Australian Renewable Hydrogen Power Plant One Step Closer To Completion
    on 11th February 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Australian hydrogen infrastructure developer H2U confirmed today that it will use Baker Hughes NovaLT gas turbine generators at its South Australian Renewable Hydrogen and Ammonia Supply Chain Demonstrator in Port Lincoln. […]

  • Residential Solar and Storage to Participate in New England Wholesale Energy Capacity Market
    on 8th February 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Solar is breaking into a power market that’s long been the domain of big, conventional generators. A key reason: batteries. […]

  • World’s Largest Solar + Storage Microgrid To Power Gold Mine in Australia
    on 8th February 2019 at 3:47 pm

    This week Aggreko said it signed an agreement with Gold Fields Australia (Gold Fields) to design, build and operate a hybrid renewable-energy-plus-battery-storage system at the Granny Smith gold mine in Western Australia. The system, one of the world’s largest hybrid off-grid microgrids according to Aggreko, will comprise 8 MW of solar power generation capacity plus 2-MW/1-MWh battery system, integrated with 24.2 MW of existing natural-gas generation. Construction is expected to begin in May and be completed by year-end. […]

  • US Congresswoman Unveils Sweeping Green New Deal
    on 8th February 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released a sweeping package of environmental measures Thursday that has pitted progressives in the House Democratic caucus against moderates over how far to go in pursuit of resetting the climate change debate. […]

  • The Caribbean’s Untapped Renewable Energy Potential
    on 6th February 2019 at 11:54 am

    The global strategy for mitigating climate change is no secret. Most countries have embarked on an initiative to transition to clean energy sources. According to a study by scientists from the universities of Oxford and Utrecht, we will almost certainly pass a point of no return for dealing with global warming if governments worldwide don’t transition away from fossil fuels, such as coal and natural gas, towards renewable energy by 2035. This would mean that renewables would need to see their total share of power generation increase by at least two percent per year. […]

  • FERC issues NOPR on expedited hydro licensing process
    on 5th February 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Late last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the U.S. proposed to expedite the issuance of original hydropower licenses for certain qualifying facilities at existing non-powered dams and closed-loop pumped storage projects. […]

  • SEPA Explores DERMS at #DTECH2019
    on 5th February 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Just the number of acronyms in the headline for this article ought to offer a tiny glimpse into the complexity surrounding the deployment of Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS). On Monday, during DistribuTECH, the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) held a grid management working group meeting to discuss what requirements are necessary for successful DERMS deployment. […]

  • Tesla to Buy Battery-Tech Firm Maxwell for $218 Million in Stock
    on 4th February 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Tesla Inc. agreed to acquire battery-technology company Maxwell Technologies Inc. for about $218 million in stock, as Elon Musk’s electric car maker adds expertise in energy storage and power delivery. […]

  • Top 5 Disruptions Utility Execs Are Probably Worrying about Right Now
    on 4th February 2019 at 12:47 pm

    If you are one of the almost half-million people who work in the utility industry, no doubt you know that the industry is changing, and fast. Lucky for you, DistribuTECH offers you an in-depth look at every single aspect of the utility business and how all of those changes will affect you and the work that you do every day. […]

  • How Utilities and Consumers Can Join Forces to Power the Sustainable Future
    on 4th February 2019 at 11:27 am

    Since 1996, the World Bank reports we have massively reduced our energy consumption per capita from 3879kg to 2775kg oil equivalent. However, since 2014 progress has plateaued somewhat, and with some ways towards meeting minimum environmental goals, we have taken all the easiest steps towards greater efficiency and the need to shift our attention to significant minimal gains. Initiatives from the smart meter roll out to environmental levies peron suppliers are bringing attention to the way we generate and consume energy. Meanwhile in the retail sector, ‘all green’ energy tariffs from the likes of Bulb and Ovo are gaining market share. […]

  • LaFleur Will Not Seek a Third Term as FERC Commissioner
    on 1st February 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Federal energy regulatory commissioner Cheryl LaFleur announced on Twitter on January 31 that she will not be seeking a third term and will be leaving the commission later in 2019. She said in the tweet that this is not the outcome she had hoped for but that she felt very lucky to have served on FERC for more than 8 years. She said she plans to serve out the rest of her term, which is up at the end of June. […]

  • ABB Signs Storage and Microgrid Financing Pact
    on 1st February 2019 at 10:12 am

    ABB and fellow Swiss company SUSI Partners have signed a pact to promote the deployment of microgrids and energy storage. […]

  • Consumers Energy to Study Energy Storage on its Grid with New NEC System
    on 31st January 2019 at 3:55 pm

    NEC Energy Solutions announced today the completion of an energy storage system for Consumers Energy. The system includes two independent 280kW/340kWh DSS energy storage systems and NEC’s AEROS controls software. The energy storage system will enable Consumers Energy to investigate how energy storage can be used to avoid further system upgrades, smooth renewable energy production and support load/energy management. The storage system has been designed with the flexibility to increase the energy capacity to 1MWh or more, according to NEC. […]

  • PowerGen World Mourns Sudden Passing of McCallum
    on 31st January 2019 at 2:30 pm

    McCallum began serving on the POWERGEN International advisory committee in 2018 and chaired one session during the December conference in Orlando.&nbs […]

  • The Politics Behind Ocasio-Cortez and the ‘Green New Deal’
    on 30th January 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Hundreds of young activists stormed Nancy Pelosi’s office after Democrats won the House in November, inspired by the new hero of the left, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who briefly joined them in a live-streamed protest to demand passage of a radical plan to fight climate change. […]

  • GE combines renewable generation and grid businesses to increase efficiency
    on 30th January 2019 at 2:32 pm

    GE announced today that it sees a future in housing its renewable generation businesses (onshore and offshore wind, hydropower) alongside its grid businesses which include substations and transformers plus solar, storage and distributed energy resource (DER) control software. GE Renewable Energy CEO Jerome Pecresse said in a press conference that the move will simplify the lives of GE’s customers by giving them one point of contact for all of their renewable energy power needs. […]

  • DistribuTECH Highlights Growing Importance of Utility/Solar Partnerships
    on 29th January 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Next week thousands of utility executives and energy industry stakeholders will flock to New Orleans to participate in DistribuTECH 2019 — a show predominantly for distribution utilities — and for the first time, a handful of solar equipment companies will be among the hundreds of exhibitors in the exhibit hall. […]

  • Facebook's Data-Center Landlord Strikes Deal to Add Solar Power
    on 29th January 2019 at 12:07 pm

    Facebook Inc. is boosting its clean-energy efforts with a deal to help run a Virginia data center where it leases space with solar power. […]

  • Vermont Solar-storage Projects Aim to Lower Costs During Peak Demand
    on 29th January 2019 at 11:57 am

    A Vermont utility is adding solar panels and battery storage in hopes of lowering costs and improving reliability on hot summer days when electricity demand — and prices — tend to spike. […]

  • Corporations more than doubled commitment to renewable energy in 2018
    on 28th January 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Corporations signing PPAs with renewable energy power producers have been on the rise for quite some time but in 2018, the group as a whole purchased more than double the clean energy they purchased in 2017. […]

  • Siemens Working with DOE Labs on Solar, Energy Storage and EVs
    on 25th January 2019 at 2:57 pm

     They could collaborate on technologies to help integrate innovative power electronic devices with the electric grid, including smart inverters for solar panels, batteries, and electrical vehicles that are capable of supporting the nation’s power system. […]

  • Caribbean Island Gets 6 MW Energy Storage System
    on 25th January 2019 at 9:50 am

    A 6 MW energy storage project is being installed on the Caribbean island of Bonaire by Finnish technology company Wartsila. […]

  • Tata Power Seeks to Install EV Charging Stations as Demand Growth Slows
    on 23rd January 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Tata Power Co. is seeking to set up electric vehicle chargers in the Indian capital, a company official said, as one of the most polluted cities on earth plans an ambitious push toward cleaner vehicles. […]

  • What Does the Nuclear Power Phase-Out Mean for Energy Storage?
    on 23rd January 2019 at 3:38 pm

    The power industry is facing a nuclear power dilemma, according to a report published by The Union of Concerned Scientists. UCS assessed the economic viability and performance of nuclear power plants operating in the United States and concluded that the retirement of these plants will likely result in the adoption of coal and natural gas for baseload power generation, two energy sources that contribute to carbon dioxide emissions. […]

  • New Fund Betting on Clean-Tech Startups
    on 23rd January 2019 at 2:17 pm

    A California incubator that houses and nurtures clean-energy startups is expanding into venture capital. […]

  • How Will PG&E’s Bankruptcy Impact the CleanTech Industry?
    on 23rd January 2019 at 12:44 pm

    On January 14, 2019, California’s largest utility, PG&E, filed a bankruptcy notice stating that it plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy by the month end on January 29th. Given its business situation, PG&E must proceed with the bankruptcy process unless lawmakers step in because PG&E’s current liabilities from California’s 2017 and 2018 fires are about 10 times PG&E’s current market cap of $3.5 billion, which is down 90% since last Fall. Obviously, this is a big issue for the cleantech industry since PG&E covers a territory that runs from Eureka to Bakersfield, including 106,000 miles of electric grid. […]

  • Treadmills That Generate Electricity May Be Headed For Your Gym
    on 22nd January 2019 at 3:50 pm

    As scientists seek more ways to harness nature’s power to produce renewable energy, there’s one energy source burned naturally every day that isn’t being harnessed: calories. […]

  • Snowy Hydro chooses contractors for 2-GW Snowy 2.0 project
    on 22nd January 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Snowy Hydro Limited in Australia recently announced it has chosen several contractors to work on the 2-GW Snowy 2.0 project. […]

  • EIA Sees Strong Renewable Growth Over Next Two Years
    on 22nd January 2019 at 1:58 pm

    EIA expects non-hydroelectric renewable energy resources such as solar and wind will be the fastest growing source of U.S. electricity generation for at least the next two years. EIA’s January 2019 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) forecasts that electricity generation from utility-scale solar generating units will grow by 10 percent in 2019 and by 17 percent in 2020. According to the January STEO, wind generation will grow by 12 percent and 14 percent during the next two years. EIA forecasts total U.S. electricity generation across all fuels will fall by 2 percent this year and then show very little growth in 2020. […]

  • New York Sets Out to Beat California; Mandates 100 Percent Renewables by 2040
    on 21st January 2019 at 6:38 pm

    In an address last week, New York Governor Andrew M Cuomo laid out plans for his “Green New Deal,” which includes aggressive mandates and goals for clean energy, money for offshore wind development, and much more. […]

  • PG&E's Woes Have Spread to New York's ConEd, 3,000 Miles Away
    on 21st January 2019 at 4:21 pm

    PG&E Corp.’s woes are spreading to the East Coast. […]

  • The Inaugural Fantasy Energy League’s Official Draft Preview: Game On!
    on 21st January 2019 at 3:21 pm

    In early December, I put out a call to the online energy professionals community to find participants for the world’s first Fantasy Energy League. Perhaps I saw the pending end of the 2018 fantasy football season and I wanted something to fill the coming void, or maybe I was just curious to see who else wanted to approach energy projections from a gamified lens. Either way, I put out my energy-industry bat signal for the Fantasy Energy League only to see my email inbox and my Twitter feed blow up. […]

  • Bloomberg Opinion: PG&E Reneging On Renewables PPAs Makes No Sense
    on 18th January 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Utilities and renewable-energy advocates have long had a complicated relationship. Yet the prospect of PG&E Corp. tipping into bankruptcy by the end of January has sent shivers through the solar-and-wind sector. […]

  • Global Clean Energy Spending Dips in 2018 But Installations Rise on Lower Prices
    on 18th January 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Global funding for clean-energy projects sagged in 2018 after China’s decision to curb subsidies dragged down installations in the world’s biggest solar market. […]

  • 100 Percent Clean Energy Goals: What Will It Take To Get There?
    on 17th January 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Here we are in 2019, with more than 100 U.S. cities and 140 large corporations having established 100 percent clean, carbon-free and/or renewable energy goals. In several states, newly seated governors campaigned on goals of 100 percent renewable energy, and congressional representatives have arrived in Washington positioning for a like-minded national proposal. […]

  • The POWERGEN Call for Abstracts is Open
    on 16th January 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Abstracts that include and guarantee utility participation are going to get higher consideration than those that do not.&nbs […]

  • Blockchain to Shape New Trends in Energy Trading
    on 15th January 2019 at 6:59 pm

    The recent trends in the energy industry such as the rise in prosumerism and increasing deployment of smart meters have resulted in better data analytics, storage and communication solutions to the energy industry. […]

  • MidAmerican Energy’s New Utility-Scale Storage System Complete and Operating
    on 15th January 2019 at 6:37 pm

    This week, clean energy developer Invenergy said that it completed, in just four months, the construction of a 4-MWh battery storage system in Knoxville, Iowa for MidAmerican Energy. The system began commercial operation in December. […]

  • Energy Storage Outlook for 2019: E-Mobility, Clean Energy Technologies and Lithium Batteries
    on 15th January 2019 at 2:47 pm

    2018 was another defining year for the lithium supply chain as the global population continued to make remarkable strides towards the implementation of clean energy and transportation. Although the clean energy and transportation industries are only in their early days, it has become apparent that renewables and electrification of transportation are an irreversible trend, one that has begun to disrupt many established industries. […]

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