The program is the default electricity supply choice so eligible residents and businesses are automatically enrolled. The program will supply more than 300 million kWh per year of renewable energy and roughly 225,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide over the next two years. Joule Assets, as the program administrator
(Source: City of Rochester, Rochester Community Power, Website PR, Sept., 2021) Contact: Rochester Community Power, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.rochester-cp.com; Joule Assets, www.jouleassets.com
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New Energy Equity develops and finances solar power generation assets for commercial, industrial, municipal, and utility customers under long-term contracts totaling more than 250MW since 2013.
The company was ranked as the 7th Top Solar Developer and the 8th Top Solar Contractor on Solar Power World's "2021 Top Solar Contractors" list and was voted one of the fastest-growing energy companies in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia by Inc. Magazine in 2020, according to the company release. (Source: New Energy Equity, Website PR, Sept., 2021) Contact: New Energy Equity, Matthew Hankey, Pres., CEO, 443-267-5012, www.newenergyequity.com.
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The Heathlands project has a long-term PPA with an investment-grade offtaker and is slated to enters commercial operations in Q4, 2022.
With the acquisition -- Greenbacker's third from Prism -- Greenbacker will own approximately 2.18 GW of generating capacity (including assets that are to be constructed), comprising 1.82 GW of utility-scale and distributed solar facilities, 330.1 MW of wind facilities, 16.0 MW of battery storage, and 12.0 MW of biomass facilities Prism Power Partners is an experienced renewable energy project developer focused on leveraging strong relationships with host communities and electric load-serving entities throughout the Midwest, including Michigan. Prism's team has developed over 250 solar projects and over 100 MW of energy storage across North America.
(Source: Greenbacker, PR., Sept., 2021) Contact: Greebacker Capital, www.greenbackercapital.com; Prism Power Partners, Randall Wood
(312) 330-5014, email@example.com, www.prismpowerpartners.com
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Administered on behalf of New York-based Sunlight General Capital by renewable energy provider Arcadia, the community solar portion of the project is expected to produce around 4,384,800 kWh of solar energy in its first year has attracted over 700 subscribers. (Source: Solar Edge, PR, Sept., 2021)
Contact: SunLight General Capital, James Pochez, Dir. of Project Development, 212-286-1801, www.dunlightgeneral.com;
SolarEdge Technologies, Guy Sella, CEO, (510) 498-3200, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.solaredge.com
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The 35 MW acquisition includes five ground-mount projects all of which are expected to commence construction within the next 12 months.
Standard Solar's generation portfolio is currently around 200 MW. (Standard Solar, PR, Aug., 2021) Contact: Standard Solar, 301-944-1200, www.standardsolar.com
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The Program contains two sub-programs designed to uplift solar market segments through long-term, tailored incentives for a variety of project types, allowing NJBPU to contain program costs and provide financial certainty for market participants:
The program will provide one New Jersey Solar Renewable Energy Certificate-II (SREC-II) for every MWh of solar electricity produced by a qualifying facility, with an additional $20/MWh added for public entities -- school districts, municipalities, etc. -- as well as a temporary incentive for projects built on contaminated lands.
Incentives range from $70-$120/SREC-II, providing continued support for solar development in New Jersey while also offering significant savings over the prior SREC value of approximately $220. (Source: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, PR, 28 July, 2021) Contact:
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, 800-624-0241, www.bpu.stste.nj.us
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Generate builds, owns, operates and finances sustainable infrastructure that delivers affordable and reliable resource solutions for companies, governments and communities. Over the last seven years, Generate has built a portfolio of about $2 billion in sustainable infrastructure assets across the energy, waste, water and transport markets, deploying proven solutions that can have an immediate impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving resource efficiency.
Generate offers sustainability project developers and technology companies a comprehensive and flexible range of financial and operational solutions, establishing itself as the only "one-stop-shop" for sustainable infrastructure pioneers. The asset base the company owns, operates and finances includes renewable power, community solar, energy efficiency, microgrids, energy storage, electric mobility, hydrogen, wastewater, and waste management.
(Source: Generate Capital, PR, 19 July, 2021) Contact: Generate Capital, Scott Jacobs, CEO, (415) 480-2914, www.generatecapital.com.
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Altus Power offers locally-sited solar generation, energy storage, and EV-charging stations across the U.S. and has since 2009 constructed or acquired more than 200 distributed generation solar facilities totaling more than 265 MW from Vermont to Hawaii and expects to end 2021 with a solar asset portfolio of more than 400MW.
Altus Power is currently wholly-owned by its management team and Blackstone Credit, and delivers savings and sustainability benefits to its rapidly growing pool of commercial, public sector, and community solar customers, according to the release. (Source: Altus Power Inc., Website PR, 12 July, 2021) Contact: Altus Power Inc., Gregg Felton, Co-CEO ,(203) 698 0090,
Fax: (203) 661 2797, Gregg.email@example.com, www.altuspower.com; CBRE Acquisition Holdings, www.cbreacquisitionholdings.com
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sonnen will be the exclusive hardware and software provider for the program, offering locally generated clean energy at a discounted rate to 200 homes in Westchester County, NY in an initial pilot phase. Sustainable Westchester, a non-profit administering Westchester Power Program and the largest community choice aggregator (CCA) in NY, will act as a premier partner for this project, working with sonnen and local solar contractors to build a dispatchable grid asset to provide resilient backup power, carbon-neutral living and generate revenue for participating in the New York energy market. (Source: sonnen, Pr, 14 July, 2021) Contact: sonnen, www.sonnenusa.com/en/NewYork
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Dimension develops, finances and operates community solar and battery energy storage facilities across the US, and has a pipeline of more than 180 projects in eight states with a combined solar capacity of over 800MW as well as 800MWh of battery storage.
(Source: Dimension Renewable Energy, Website PR, 28 June, 2021)
Contact: Investor Partners Group, +41 41 784 60 00,
Fax + 41 41 784 60 01, 212 908 260 – NYC Office, www.partnersgroup.com; Dimension Renewable Energy, www.dimension-energy.com
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Release of the CER strategy follows consultation and cooperation with the rooftop solar industry that has further smoothed and hastened the interconnection process during the COVID-19 pandemic and removed barriers to customers quickly getting rooftop solar and energy storage benefits. As a result of this continuing process, in 2020 nearly 6,000 new rooftop solar systems were installed across Hawaiian Electric's service territory -- 55 pct increase from 2019.
The CER strategy details the "Equity Principle" that expansion of CERs benefit all customers, including those with moderate or fixed incomes and must fairly allocate utility costs among customers based on benefits they receive or provide the grid. Customer energy resources are technologies and devices on the customer-side of the meter that can alter energy use.
The Strategy envisions a modern grid with about half of all customers' electricity needs coming from the "edge of the grid" (that is, from customers) not the "center of the grid" (large power plants that push power out to customers.)
The strategy also notes that energy efficiency and conservation are essential to customer involvement. Hawaiian Electric continues to collaborate with Hawaii Energy, the Public Utilities Commission's independent entity that administers the state's energy efficiency programs. Energy efficiency is incorporated in resource planning, including the state's Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard, which targets a continuing 30 pct electricity sales reduction by 2030.
Download the Customer Energy Resources for Hawaii strategy HERE. (Source: Hawaiian Electric, PR, 10 May, 2021) Contact: Hawaiian Electric, Scott Seu, Pres., CEO, Shannon Tangonan, 808.351.4978, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hawaiianelectric.com
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Of the total 4 MW portfolio, 1 MW will serve low-income subscribers and 3 MW have been subscribed to by Colorado municipalities and organizations. Pivot Energy developed and built the solar gardens while Standard Solar will finance, own, and maintain the systems. (Source: Pivot Energy, PR, May, 2021) Contact: Pivot Energy, email@example.com,
www.pivotenergy.net; Standard Solar, 301-944-1200, www.standardsolar.com
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The rules, which will go into effect on August 4, 2021, require all new buildings be constructed to produce 40 pct fewer greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than those built to NY State code. The IECS will become more stringent in 2023, requiring an 80 pct reduction in emissions. Starting in 2026, net-zero buildings that do not use fossil fuels will be required (with exceptions for cooking and process energy).
Partly due to broad community support and the increasing urgency of global climate change, Ithaca Common Council voted to accelerate the implementation timeline from the originally proposed step-up dates of 2025 and 2030.
The IECS offers flexibility for builders to comply using the prescriptive Easy Path, a customized point-based system, or the performance-based Whole Building Path. Using the Easy Path, GHG reductions are achieved from electrification of space and water heating (e.g., heat pumps), renewable energy (e.g., community solar), and affordability improvements which reduce construction costs (e.g., efficient building shape).
The IECS is an overlay to the state energy code, not a replacement, and is All other applicable code requirements must still be met. The Ithaca Energy Code Supplement is a major piece of the City's Green New Deal (GND) which aims to achieve an equitable transition to carbon-neutrality community-wide by 2030.
Download Ithaca Energy Code Supplement at
www.ithacagreenbuilding.com. (Source: City of Ithaca, PR, 7 May, 2021) Contact:
City of Ithaca,
JoAnn Cornish, Director
Planning & Development, 607-274-6565,
Nick Goldsmith, Sustainability Coordinator, 607-274-6550
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cityof ithaca.org
The projects are supported by the Illinois Shines Programme, the brand name for the Adjustable Block Program -- a state-administered incentive program supporting the development of new solar energy generation in Illinois.
(Source: Clearway Energy Group, Website PR, 19 Apr., 2021) Contact: Clearway Energy Group, www.clearwayenergygroup.com; Illinois Shines, www.illinoisshines.com
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