Renewable Energy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The global energy supply is turning greener.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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