Xcel Energy has completed the purchase of two wind energy projects in the Upper Midwest: 200-MW Blazing Star 2 in southwest Minnesota and 300-MW Dakota Range 1 and 2 in eastern South Dakota.
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
The North Rosamond solar project is Duke Energy Renewables’ sixth solar generation facility in Kern County
The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a final rule establishing an expedited licensing process for original hydropower licenses for certain qualifying facilities at existing non-powered dams and for closed-loop pumped storage projects.
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.
France’s plans to develop its offshore wind industry have taken a significant step forward with the signing of a deal with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE).
Saudi Arabia will become a regional heavyweight in windpower by the early 2020's, according to new research.
The executive directors of the World Bank have selected David R. Malpass to be the new president of the World Bank Group, for a five-year term that began April 9.
Enel Foundation has signed a landmark agreement to become the exclusive Global Knowledge Partner of the 2019 Clarion Power and Energy series of events.
U.S. wind power capacity increased 8% in 2018 to 96,433 MW of installed capacity — more than double the capacity in 2010, according to the U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report, Year Ending 2018.
Genex Power Limited has secured all environmental approvals required to develop the 250-MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project (K2-Hydro).
MAN Energy Solutions, VERBUND and New Brunswick Power are all experimenting with zero-carbon hydrogen as a future fuel source. Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems is also considering the alternative.
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.
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.
ENGIE has inaugurated its first mini-grid in Zambia which will bring electricity for the first time to a village pf 1500 people.
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.
A new textbook on offshore renewable energy has been released by M. Reza Hashemi with the University of Rhode Island, in collaboration with Simon Neill with Bangor University in Wales, the United Kingdom.
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.
Illinois microgrid to test transactive energy markets as a part of the company's commitment to innovation and clean energy
According to ERCOT reports highlighted in the paper, DER has seen steady growth in Texas over the past two years
The offshore wind market in the is lagging behind other areas of the energy sector when it comes to embracing – and understanding – the potential of digital technologies.
Mercury has committed to construction of the first 33 of 60 consented wind turbines at Turitea near Palmerston North, representing a key milestone in New Zealand’s renewable energy development.
Enel Green Power North America is acquiring the renewables developer that has partnered with it on several projects
Clean Energy British Columbia has issued an information bulletin and report in response to the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources report issued Feb. 14 that said Crown provincial utility BC Hydro overpaid for electricity obtained through purchase agreements.
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.
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).
Renewables-including biomass and other resources-accounted for 17.6 percent of electricity generation in the U.S. last year. Natural gas prices, however, will continue to dictate the overall direction of the U.S. power generation market.
The Senate voted 34-12 for the amendment before giving the bill preliminary approval
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.
The transmission line also would need regulatory approval in Illinois
The Residential Rooftop Solar Program is a way for New Orleans customers in need to participate in the benefits of distributed renewable energy
Southeast Asia is poised for a long-overdue and much-needed boom in solar.
The 12,917-square-foot array of solar panels was inaugurated Thursday by Chilean Mining Minister Baldo Prokurica
The pairing is expected to start producing power this month
All submarine cables will be produced by Prysmian
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.
Once completed, it would be Entergy’s third utility-scale solar project in Arkansas and bring its total solar capacity to 281 MW, enough to power about 45,000 homes.
Scott Peters (D-CA), who serves California’s 52nd Congressional District, is speaking during the Awards Luncheon at the upcoming Waterpower Week in Washington.
For the third year in a row, the U.S. solar industry installed double-digit gigawatts (GW) of solar PV capacity, with 10.6 GW coming online in 2018, according to the latest statistics from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
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.
DNV GL released a study last week that examines the challenges associated with manufacturing and deploying next-generation, increasingly larger land-based wind turbines.
Grid technology firm Kaluza is investing in British blockchain company Electron.
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.
An energy storage system has been installed at the largest single-site solar park in the world.
Offshore wind is set to provide more than 30 per cent of UK electricity by 2030 after the government today launched a landmark deal with the renewables industry.
The Indian government’s Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved measures to promote the hydropower sector that include declaring large hydropower projects to be part of the non-solar renewable purchase obligation (RPO).
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.
A solar-hybrid mini-grid project is underway in Tanzania.
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.
JP Elektroprivreda BiH (EPBIH) in Sarajevo has signed a contract with the Siemens Gamesa Consortium to supply 15 wind turbines for the 48-MW Podvelezje plant in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Lithuanian Business Support Agency (LSBA) has granted €235,000 (US$267,500) to support development of an experimental floating solar photovoltaic power plant at the existing 900-MW Kruonis pumped-storage hydroelectric plant in Lithuania.
An onsite solar PV system in now operational at the most advanced cement factory in Cambodia.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a prize competition to spur innovation in wave energy-powered desalination systems. The Waves to Water Prize will draw upon U.S. innovators to accelerate technology development through a series of contests to demonstrate small, modular, cost-competitive desalination systems that use the power of the ocean to provide potable drinking water to remote coastal and island communities.
The Junelight Smart Battery is now available in Germany and will be launched in Austria in April 2019
Under a 20-year agreement, AES will provide APS with the storage capabilities powered by Fluence’s Advancion platform.
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.
Total, Orsted, and Elicio have announced the creation of an industrial consortium to submit a joint bid for the Dunkirk offshore wind farm project, with a generating capacity of up to 600 MW.
Genex Power Limited announces it has entered into an agreement with the joint venture of McConnell Dowell/John Holland (MDJH-JV) to immediately commence an early works program on the 250-MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project (K2-Hydro) at Genex’s Renewable Energy Hub at Kidston in North Queensland.
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.
The government of Tanzania has officially handed over the area around the 2,115-MW Rufiji hydro project to joint venture contractors Arab Contractors Company and Elsewedy Electric Company. This marks the start of project construction.
India’s first grid-scale battery energy storage system is now operational.
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.
The first blade has been manufactured for the 714 MW offshore windfarm East Anglia One in the UK.
Sempra Renewables jointly owns all of part of seven wind farms and one battery installation in seven states.
A Â£10 million (US$12.9 million) fund will target support to achieving commercial deployment of tidal energy generation in Scottish waters through driving innovation and reduction in the cost of electricity generated, according to the Scottish Government.
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.
Fortune 500 brands and a range of other non-utility entities are catalyzing America’s growing demand for renewable energy by purchasing a record amount of wind power in 2018, according to a recent report by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Consumer demand combined with policy stability and low, stable prices helped wind power capacity installations rise to the third strongest quarter in the industry’s history.
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.