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EDF, China Energy Investments Partner on Offshore Wind (Int'l.)
China Energy Investment Corporation
Date: 2020-03-16
Beijing-based China Energy Investment Corporation (China Energy) is reporting it will jointly develop a 502 MW offshore wind project in east China's Jiangsu province with French energy giant EDF Group.

The project, which is expected to come in at 7.9 billion yuan ($1.13 billion), will generate 1,390 million kWh of electricity per year, which is equivalent to 441,900 tons of standard coal and will satisfy the annual electricity demand of almost 2 million people when commissioned in early 2021. The offshore wind power plant will be jointly financed, built and operated by China Energy with 62.5 pct and EDF Group holding the balance. (Source: China Energy Investments Corp., PR, reve, 14 Mar., 2020) Contact: China Energy Investment Corporation, www.ceic.com; EDF Group, Jean-Bernard Levy, CEO, www.edf.fr

More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Group,  China Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


100MW Wartsila Energy Storage Units Slated for UK (Int'l Report)
Pivot Power,Wartsila
Date: 2020-03-02
Finnish technology group Wartsila Energy is reporting receipt of an order from UK-based energy storage specialist Pivot Power, an EDF Renewables company, for delivery of 100 MW of lithium-ion battery energy storage, including 10-year service and support agreements, for two, 50 MW projects in the UK. The projects are both expected to be completed and online before the year end.

The two 50 MW lithium-ion battery projects will be the first projects completed as part of Pivot Power's programme to develop, own and operate up to 2GW of grid-scale energy storage and high volume power connections which are directly connected to the UK high-voltage transmission system.

The systems are based on Wartsila's advanced energy management software platform GEMS, which leverages AI and machine learning to enable the intelligent management of large-scale energy storage systems. (Source: Wartsila, PR, utilities, 29 Feb.,2020) Contact: Wartsila Energy, Christophe Demay Senior Business Development Manager, +33 6 7889 2182, christophe.demay@wartsila.com, Andrew Tang, VP, Energy Storage and Optimization, www.wartsila.com; Pivot Power, Matt Allen, CEO, www.pivotpower.co.uk

More Low-Carbon Energy News Lithium-Ion,  Battery,  Pivot Power,  EDF Renewables,  Energy Storage,  Wartsila,  


EDF Takes Stake in Irish Sea Offshore Wind Project (M&A, Int'l.)
EDF Renewables,Fred Olsen Renewables Ltd,
Date: 2020-02-24
French energy group EDF Renewables is reporting the purchase of a 50 pct stake in the Codling Offshore Wind Farm project in the Irish Sea from Hazel Shore Limited. Fred Olsen Renewables Ltd hold the remaing 50 pct stake in the project.

The Ronan Group played a key role in securing the investment of over €2.5 billion for the planned wind farm 13km off the coast of Wicklow, between Greystones and Wicklow, in the Irish sea. (Source: Bray People, 23 Feb., 2020) Contact: Fred Olsen Renewables Ltd,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Fred Olsen Renewables,  Wind,  Offshore Wind,  EDF Renewables,  ,  


World Fuel Services , World Energy
Date: 2020-01-17
World Energy, World Fuel Services to increase availability of sustainable aviation fuel World Energy and World Fuel Services have launched a World Economic Forum (WEF) Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) programme designed to increase SAF availability and supply chain efficiency within the aviation industry. The programme will be available for business jets travelling to the WEF 50th annual meeting, enabling lower carbon emissions on all flights departing from Jet Aviation’s facilities at Teterboro (TEB), Boston/Bedford (BED) or Dulles International (IAD) to Davos in Switzerland for the event in January. While Jet Aviation does not offer SAF at the three airports, the WEF SAF programme allows fuel consumers at these locations to opt-in and claim SAF environmental benefits. Under the programme, for each gallon of conventional fuel purchased at TEB, BED or IAD, an equivalent amount of conventional fuel will be replaced with SAF on flights departing from Jet Aviation’s Van Nuys (VNY) airport in California. Members of the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Coalition include the European Business Aviation Association, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, the International Business Aviation Council, the National Air Transportation Association and the National Business Aviation Association. World Fuel Services and World Energy will continue to work with strategic partners to expand the SAF programme to address the increasing demand for cleaner-burning, low-carbon aviation fuels.(Source: World Energy, World Fuel Services, Biofuels Int’l., 16 Jan., 2020) Contact: World Energy, Darren Fuller, vice-president of business development for business aviation at World Fuel Services.

More Low-Carbon Energy News World Fuel Services news,  World Energy news,  SAF news,  Aviation Biofuel news,  


EDF Renewables Revises Welsh Wind Farm Proposal (Int'l Report)
EDF Renewables
Date: 2020-01-13
EDF Renewables reports the submission of its revised application for the proposed 5-MW, 22-turbine Garn Fach wind farm to be constructed east of Llanidloes in mid-Wales. The proposal replaces a previous unsuccessful application, involving 29 turbines producing 2.3 MW each.

EDF currently operates two wind farms in Wales with a maintenance amd operations base in Aberystwyth. Subject to upcoming public consultations, the company will apply for a link to the National Grid submit the full application for regulatory approvals and permitting before the end of 2020. (Source: EDF Renewables, PR, reve, 11 Jan., 2020) Contact: EDF Renewables, www.edf-re.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Renewables,  Wind,  


Ameresco, New Bedford Housing Authority Ink $12Mn EPC (Ind Report)
Ameresco,New Bedford Housing Authority
Date: 2020-01-13
In the Bay State, Framingham-headquartered energy efficiency and renewable energy specialist Ameresco and the New Bedford Housing Authority are reporting a $12.7 million Energy Performance Contract (EPC) that is expected to save the Housing Authority $19.6 million in energy and water cost savings over its sixteen-year term.

The project, which involves 15 public housing developments encompassing close to 1,500 households, includes water conservation, exterior and common-area lighting upgrades, boiler replacements, and roof-top mounted solar installations in conjunction with significant incentives available from the Commonwealth's Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program.

With more than 30 years of experience, Ameresco has implemented improvements for over 130,000 households under performance-based energy and water services contracts, according to the company. (Source: Ameresco, New Bedford Housing Authority, Framingham Source, 12 Jan., 2020) Contact: New Bedford Housing Authority, 508-997-4829; Ameresco, Bob Georgeoff, VP, (508) 661-2288, www.ameresco.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameresco,  Energy Efficiency,  


EBRD Loans €45Mn for Moroccan Hybrid Solar Project (Int'l.)
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Date: 2019-12-11
In London, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is reporting it will loan €45Mn for the development of the Noor Midelt I hybrid solar project in central Morocco.

The Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), a member of the consortium developing the project, owns 30 pct of the project and guarantees the EBRD loan. Other consortium members include: EDF Renouvelables which holds 35 pct of the project and the Moroccan company Green of Africa with 10 pct; Moroccan Sustainable Energy Agency (Masen) owns the remaining 25 pct of the Noor Midelt I hybrid solar project. The Noor Midelt I power plant will combine PV solar energy and concentrated solar energy.

The project, which is expected to come in at €740 million, will be designed and constructed by Gijon, Spain-based TSK and is expected to be completed in 2022.(Source: EBRD, Afrik21, 9 Dec., 2019)Contact: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, +44 (0) 207 338 6000, www.ebrd.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News European Bank for Reconstruction and Development,  Solar,  


NV Energy Adding Major Solar, Storage Capacity (Ind. Report)
NV Energy
Date: 2019-12-06
In Las Vegas, the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUC) reports approval of NV Energy's Integrated Resource Plan to bring three projects totaling an additional 1,190 MW of new solar renewable energy projects to the state -- sufficient power for 230,000 homes -- and an additional 590 megawatts of energy storage capacity. The three new projects include:
  • Arrow Canyon Solar Project -- 200 mw solar photovoltaic project with a 75 mw -- 5 hour battery storage system being developed by EDF Renewables North America.

  • Southern Bighorn Solar & Storage Center -- 300 mw solar array that includes a 135 mw-4 hour Li-Ion battery energy storage system being developed by 8minute Solar Energy.

  • Gemini Solar + Battery Storage Project -- 690 mw solar PV array coupled with a 380 mw AC battery storage system in Clark County being developed by Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners in collaboration with Arevia Power.

    The projects, which are expected to be online prior to January 1, 2024, will double NV Energy's renewable energy resources portfolio to include 57 geothermal, solar, hydro, wind, biomass and supported rooftop solar projects both in service and under development. (Source: NV Energy, PR, 5 Dec., 2019) Contact: NV Energy, Doug Cannon, Pres., CEO, Kristen Saibini, Corporate Communications,, 775-834-3891, ksaibini@nvenergy.com, www.nvenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NV Energy,  Renewable Energy,  Energy Storage,  Solar,  


  • Saipem Claims Scottish Offshore Wind Foundation Contracts (Int'l)
    Saipem, EDF Renewables,,
    Date: 2019-12-02
    Milan, Italy-headquartered engineering firm Saipem is reporting receipt of two contracts totaling €750 million for engineering, procurement, construction and installation of steel foundation jackets for 54 8MW wind turbines at the £1.4 billion Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm to be constructed near the Firth of Forth on the east coast of Scotland.

    Neart na Gaoithe will have a capacity of 450MW and is being developed by EDF Renewables, which closed project financing on 28th, November. This is Saipem's first turnkey contract in the offshore wind sector. (Source: Saipem, PR, Power Tech, Nov. 2019) Contact: Saipem , Francesco Racheli, Offshore COO, www.saipem.com; EDF Renewables, www.edf-re.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Offshore Wind,  EDF Renewables,  ,  


    EDF Acquiring UK Battery Energy Storage Startup (M&A, Int'l.)
    EDF Energy,Pivot Power
    Date: 2019-11-06
    EDF Group reports it is acquiring UK battery energy storage startup Pivot Power on undisclosed terms. Pivot is developing 40 sites of 50MW storage capacity, each combined with rapid charging services for the road transport network.

    Under the deal, the Pivot Power brand and name will continue as a subsidiary of EDF Renewables, and will be steered by its existing management team. (Source: EDF Group, Network, 4 Nov., 2019) Contact: Pivot Power, Matt Allen, CEO, www.pivot-power.co.uk

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Energy ,  Pivot Power,  Battery Energy Storage,  Energy Storage,  


    EDF US Subsidiaries Rebranded Dalkia Energy Solutions (Ind. Report)
    EDF Group, Dalkia Energy Solutions
    Date: 2019-10-25
    French multinational energy company EDF Group reports the re-branding of its US energy management businesses as part of efforts to strengthen its presence with commercial, industrial and institutional customers. The new brand -- Dalkia Energy Solutions -- is being launched via a subsidiary of EDF Group named Dalkia. Groom Energy Solutions and Aegis Energy Services, both US subsidiaries of EDF Group, will operate under the same banner.

    Dalkia Energy Solutions will offer HVAC, LED lighting, cogeneration, building energy management systems and remote control services to enable customers in the distribution, health, hotel, housing and logistics sectors to reduce their energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

    Dalkia Energy Solutions will also work with EDF Trading North America for wholesale and retail energy supply, EDF Renewables for large solar, wind power and energy storage installations. (Source: EDF, Dalkia, Smart Energy, 24 Oct., 2019) Contact: Dalkia Energy Solutions, Sylvie Jehanno, CEO, +33 1 71 00 71 00, + 33 1 71 00 71 10 – fax, www.dalkia.fr; EDF Group, Jean-Bernard Levy, CEO, www.edf.fr

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Group,  Dalkia Energy Solutions,  Energy Efficiency,  


    EDF Renewables Snares German Wind Projects (M&A, Int'l Report)
    EDF Renewables,Altus AG,
    Date: 2019-09-13
    EDF Renewables reports acquisition of a roughly 300 MW, 10 project pipeline of German wind projects from wind and solar energy developer Altus AG in Karlsruhe.

    The projects, which are at various stages of development, are expected to to be completed and commissioned over the next 5 years. Once fully permitted, the projects will participate to the onshore wind auctions organized by the German Federal Government in order to secure 20-year Power Purchase Agreements.

    EDF Renewables presently operates more than 580 MW of wind projects in Germany through its subsidiaries, among which 400 MW offshore wind capacity as an operation and maintenance service provider. (Source: EDF Renewables, PR, reve, 12 Sept., 2019) Contact: Altus AG, +49 721 6269060, www.altus-ag.de; EDF Renewables, www.edf-re.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Renewables,  Wind,  Altus ,  ,  


    Masdar, EDF Launch Energy Efficiency, Services Firm (Int'l)
    Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar)
    Date: 2019-09-13
    At the World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) and French low-carbon electricity leader EDF are reporting an agreement to launch a new joint venture energy services company in order to expand into non-utility scale building energy efficiency, solar technology below 50 MW and others. The agreement is in line with Masdar's global clean energy ambitions and further supports the UAE's Energy Strategy 2050 objectives to increase renewable energy usage and energy efficiency across the UAE region, according to a release. (Source: Masdar, EDF, Trade Arabia News, Sept., 2019) Contact: Masdar, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO, Shaima Al Jarman, Marketing & Communications, +971 02 8109365, saljarman@masdar.ac.ae, www.masdar.ca.ae; EDF Renewables, www.edf-re.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Renewables,  Masdar,  Energy Efficiency,  


    130MW Egyptian PV Solar Projects Now On Line (Int'l Report)
    EDF Renewables,Elsewedy Electric
    Date: 2019-08-21
    Two major Egyptian photovoltaic plants totaling 130-MW are reported to now be online and generating sufficient electric power for as many as 140,000 homes. The projects in the Aswan Valley were developed, financed, constructed and are owned by a joint venture between Cairo-based Elsewedy Electric and French renewable developer EDF Renewables. Both pprojects have a 25-year PPA with the state-owned Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company.

    The Egyptian government is aiming to generate 20 pct of the country's power from renewable sources by 2022, increasing to 42 pct by 2035. (Source: EDF Renewables, Middle East Utilities, 20 Aug., 2019) Contact: Elsewedy Electric, www.elsewedyelectric.com; EDF Renewables, www.edf-re.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Renewables,  Solar,  PV Solar,  Egypt Solar,  


    E.on Touts 440-MW Rio Grande Valley Wind Project (Ind Report)
    E.on Climate and Renewables North America
    Date: 2019-08-19
    E.on Climate and Renewables North America is reporting plans to invest $500 million in the construction of "Big Raymond", a 440-MW wind farm across Willacy, Cameron and Hidalgo counties in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas. The new project will incorporate between 180 and 220 turbines and is expected to break ground this year for a late 2020 commissioning and startup.

    Austin Energy which will buy 200MW of Big Raymond's capacity over 12 years.

    Operating wind farms in the Rio Grande Valley include: Los Vientos I -- 87 turbines, 200MW; Los Vientos II -- 84 turbines, 202MW; San Roman -- 31 turbines, 93MW; Cameron Wind -- 55 turbines, 165MW; Bruenning's Breeze -- 76 turbines, 228MW; Magic Valley -- 112 turbines, 203MW; and Palmas Altas (which is underconstruction with 46 turbines, 145MW. In addion to Bi Raymond, planned wind farms include: EDF Renewables -- 125 turbines, 272MW; and El Sauz Ranch Wind -- 100 turbines, 300MW. (Source: E.on Climate and Renewables North America, Valley Star, 17 April, 2019) Contact: E.on Climate and Renewables North America, 512-482-4099 -- Austin Texas Office, www.eon.com/us/climate-and-renewables.html.

    More Low-Carbon Energy News E.on Climate and Renewables North America,  


    Ameren Nixes 157 MW Missouri Wind Projects (Ind. Report)
    Ameren Missouri, EDF Renewables
    Date: 2019-08-02
    The Show Me State's largest utility, St. Louis-headquartered Ameren Missouri reports it and EDF Renewables have pulled the plug on a mutual 157 MW wind project in Atchison County, Missouri due to "unacceptably high" transmission infrastructure upgrade costs.

    Transmission infrastructure is an important component of grid modernization and as utilities incorporate more renewable energy sources on to the grid, having the equipment to transmit that power can be a challenge, according to Utility Dive. (Source: Ameren Missouri, PR, Utility Dive, 30 July, 2019) Contact: EDF Renewables, www.edf-re.com; Ameren Missouri Smart Energy Plan, Tara Oglesby, VP, Michael Moehn, Pres., CEO, (314) 554-2165, www.ameren.com/missouri

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameren Missouri ,  Wind,  EDF Renewables,  


    Saudi Wind Project Financial Pkg. Arranged (Int'l, Funding)
    EDF Renewables,Masdar
    Date: 2019-08-02
    In Saudi Arabia, EDF Renewables and MASDAR are reporting reaching an agreement with Saudi and international banks to finance what they claim will be the Middle East's largest wind farm.

    The $500 million, 400-MW utility-scale project, which will be located 560 miles north of Riyadh in the Al-Jouf region, will generate sufficient power 70,000 homes in the kingdom.

    The project, which is part of the Kingdom's planned move away from fossil fuels as a source of electricity, reduce carbon emissions by up to 880,000 tpy. The project is expected to come online in Q1, 2022. Commercial operations are due to start in the first quarter of 2022. The Saudi government is planning to develop 30 solar and wind energy projects over the next nine years. (Source: MEP Middle East, 1 Aug., 2019) Contact: EDF Renewables, www.edf-re.com; MASDAR Shaima Al Jarman, Marketing & Communications, +971 02 8109365, saljarman@masdar.ac.ae, www.masdar.ac.ae

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Wind,  EDF Renewables ,  Masdar,  


    Morocco's Midelt Solar Project Phase Two Launched (Int'l Report)
    African Energy Live Data
    Date: 2019-07-17
    Further to our 24th May report, African Energy Live Data is reporting pre-qualification has begun for phase two of the giant Midelt solar project in Morocco. The project, which is part of the Noor programme managed by the Rabat-based Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN), incorporates both concentrated solar power (CSP) and solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies.

    The first 800MW phase was awarded to a consortium of France's EDF, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (MASDAR), and Green of Africa in May. Initial plans were for the first phase to consist of two separate hybridised CSP and PV plants. The CSP component of each project was planned to be around 150-190MW and the PV component 150-210MW, making a maximum of 400MW for each plant. A similar structure was contemplated for the second phase but this appears to have been rejected in favour of a single plant.

    The second phase preferred bidder will design, finance, build, operate and maintain the plant, which will be constructed roughly 20 km north of Midelt on plains around the Moulouya River.

    The project company will also sign a 25-year PPA with MASEN and will be owned by a lead member, expected to hold at least 35 pct , as well as a technical member holding 5 pct. MASEN will likely take a 25 pct stake in both the project company and the operations and maintenance company. The second phase is expected to be built on a turnkey basis through a lump sum fixed-price engineering, procurement and construction contract.

    MASEN notes the Noor-Ouarzazate I solar project achieved 32 pct industrial integration, while Noor Ouarzazate II and III both reached 35 pct. (Source: African Energy Live Data, ESI Africa, July, 2019) Contact: African Energy Live Data, www.africa-energy.com/live-data; Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy, www.masen.ma/en; Masdar, Shaima Al Jarman, Marketing & Communications, +971 02 8109365, saljarman@masdar.ac.ae, www.masdar.ac.ae

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Noor Solar,  MASDAR,  


    Vestas Wins 415 MW Saudi Wind Park Order (Int'l. Report)
    Vestas Mediterranean,EDF Renewables , Masdar
    Date: 2019-07-17
    Madrid-headquartered Vestas Mediterranean is reporting a consortium formed by EDF Renewables and Masdar has placed a 415 MW order for the Dumat Al Jandal wind park in the Al Jouf region of Saudi Arabia -- the country's first utility-scale wind park. The order is an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the supply and installation of 99 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines, as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement for the operation and maintenance of the wind park.

    The Dumat Al Jandal project was awarded to the consortium by the Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) in January 2019 by the Saudi Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources (MEIM). Once operational, it will produce electricity under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Saudi Power Procurement Company (SPPC). (Source: Vestas Mediterranean, PR, 16 July 2019) Contact: Vestas Mediterranean, Eduardo Medina, Andres Dominguez, Communications Consultant, +34 649294007 ANDMS@vestas.com, www.vestas.com, www.twitter.com/vestas; Masdar, Shaima Al Jarman, Marketing & Communications, +971 02 8109365, saljarman@masdar.ac.ae, www.masdar.ac.ae; EDF Renewables, www.edf-re.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas Mediterranean,  Wind,  EDF Renewables,  Masdar,  


    Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket Wind Turbine Arrays Set (Ind. Report)
    Vineyard Wind
    Date: 2019-06-26
    In the Bay State, New Bedford-based Vineyard Wind reports it has eliminated three 9.5 MW offshore wind turbines located near the Nantucket Historic District and Chappaquiddick on the eastern end of Martha's Vineyard. The total size of the first U.S. large-scale offshore wind facility will remain unchanged at approximately 800 MW.

    Project changes, which were made in response to community and stakeholder input, will see a 20 pct reduction in the project's overall footprint, greater space between offshore wind towers, a white-grey paint finish to limit the project's visual impacts on Martha's Vineyard, and other changes. The project is in 2022. (Source: Vineyard Wind, Cape Cod Today, 24 June, 2019) Contact: Vineyard Wind, Lars Thaaning Pedersen, CEO, Erich Stephens, Chief Dev. Officer, (508) 717-8964, www.vineyardwind.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Vineyard Wind,  Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


    Siemens Gamesa Claims EDF 126 Wind Turbine Order (Ind. Report)
    Siemens Gamesa,EDF Renewables
    Date: 2019-06-12
    Wind energy major Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy reports receipt of three new contracts that include service and maintainence from EDF Renewables for its new 4.5-MW turbine which will be manufacture in Hutchinson.

    The most recent award was the 232 MW Milligan project, located in Milligan County, Neb. For the project, Siemens will build 30 SG 4.5-145 and 36 SG 2.7-129 wind turbines. The 4.5-145 features a 71 meter or 233-foot long blade. With these recent orders, Siemens Gamesa eclipsed the 1-gigawatt mark for its SG 4.5-145 turbines sold worldwide. The other new projects are the 241 MW Coyote wind project in Texas, and 246 MW Oso Grande wind project in New Mexico. Coyote, located in Scurry County, Texas, will feature 48 SG 4.5-145 and 11 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines. Project completion is targeted for the summer of 2020.

    The Oso Grande wind project will also utilize 48 SG 4.5-145 and 13 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines. Located about 43 miles southeast of Roswell, N.M., commissioning of this wind farm is slated for Q4, 2020.

    The SG 4.5-145 offers a flexible power rating, from 4.2 to 4.8 MW, depending on site conditions, the company stated in a release. It is optimized for medium wind onshore locations to maximize energy production with low noise emission levels. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, Dodge City Daily Globe, 4 June, 2019) Contact: EDF Renewables North America, Tristan Grimbert, Pres. & CEO, Sandi Briner, (858) 521-3525, www.edf-re.com, www.edf-energies-nouvelles.com; Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Siemens Gamesa Americas Service, Darnell Walker, CEO, www.siemensgamesa.com/en-int/products-and-services

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Renewables,  Wind Turbines,  Siemens Gamesa,  


    EDF, Masdar Consortium Scores Moroccan Solar Project (Int'l.)
    EDF Renewables
    Date: 2019-05-24
    A consortium led by French EDF Renewables, in collaboration with UAE renewables developer and operator Masdar, and the Moroccan company Green of Africa reports it has been awarded a tender to build an 800-MW solar plant near the Moroccan city of Midelt. The $751.5 million Noor Midelt I solar project, which will incorporate a hybrid system of concentrated solar plant (CSP) and photovoltaic (PV) technologies, is part of Morocco's goal to produce 42 pct of its electrical power from renewable energy by 2020 and 52 percent by 2030. (Source: EDF Renewables, Middle East Utilities, 23 May, 2019) Contact: EDF Renewables, www.edf-re.com; Masdar, Shaima Al Jarman, Marketing & Communications, +971 02 8109365, saljarman@masdar.ac.ae, www.masdar.ac.ae

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Renewables,  Solar,  Masdar,  


    Vestas Confirms EDF, 249 MW Turbine Order (Ind Report)
    Vestas,EDF Renewables
    Date: 2019-05-22
    Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is reporting receipt of an order for 249 MW of V120-2.2MW turbines from EDF Renewables for its Las Majadas wind project in Texas. The project includes 2MW PTC components previously purchased from Vestas.

    Under the terms of the order, Vesta will supply and commission the turbines along with a 5-year Active Output Management (AOM 5000) service agreement, which was designed to ensure optimized performance for the lifetime of the project.

    Turbine delivery is slated for Q2, 2020 for commissioning in Q3, 2020. (Source: Vestas, Compelo, 21 May, 2019) Contact: Vestas, Chris Brown, US & Canada Sales & Serv., www.vestas.com; EDF Renewables North America, Art DelRio, VP, Wind Technology Strategy, www.edf-re.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Renewables,  Vestas,  Wind Turbines,  


    Dominion Energy Supports Carbon Tax (Ind. Report)
    Dominion Energy,CEO Climate Dialogue
    Date: 2019-05-17
    In the Old Dominion State, Richmond-headquartered Dominion Energy, which relies heavily on nuclear power and is rapidly expanding its solar portfolio, reports it is joining the CEO Climate Dialogue, a coalition of corporations and environmental groups in support of a carbon tax and other measures designed to reduce CO2 emissions.

    CEO Climate Dialogue is aiming for economy-wide carbon emission reductions of 80 pct or more by 2050, with aggressive near- and mid-term emission reductions commensurate with that goal.

    The group also "aims to build bipartisan support for climate policies that will increase regulatory and business certainty, reduce climate risk, and spur investment and innovation needed to meet science-based emissions reduction targets." BP, Shell, BG&E, DTE Energy, Exelon and other energy majors are among the group's membership. (Source: Dominion Energy, Bacon's Rebellion, Blog, 16 May, 2019) Contact: Dominion Energy, Thomas F. Farrell, CEO, Keith Windle, VP Business Development, www.dominionenergy.com; CEO Climate Dialogue, http://business.edf.org/blog/tag/ceo-climate-dialogue

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy,  Carbon Tax,  CEO Climate Dialogue,  


    Merrimack NH Debating Solar-Panel Tax (Reg. & Leg.)
    Solar
    Date: 2019-05-03
    In New Hampshire, the Merrimack town council reports it is considering whether solar units on local properties should be exempt from property taxes, as is the case in the towns of Concord, Manchester, Bedford, Amherst, Milford and Londonderry.

    Presently, 113 properties in Merrimack (pop. 27,00 +-) have installed solar systems at an average cost of $1,100 per panel and a corresponding $600 per panel increase in assessment.

    The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration has stressed the importance of assessing solar statewide. (Source: Town of Merrimack, May, 2019) Contact: Merrimack NH Town Council, (603) 424-2331, www.merrimacknh.gov/town-council

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  


    Siemens Gamesa Turbines Slated for EDF U.S. Projects (Ind. Report)
    EDF Renewables,Siemens Gamesa
    Date: 2019-04-26
    EDF Renewables North America reports it has ordered turbines totaling 487 MW from Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA for two wind projects in the US states of Texas and New Mexico.

    Forty-eight Siemens Gamesa SG 4.5-145 turbines will be delivered to the Coyote wind project in Scurry County, Texas. The project is slated for commissioning and startup in mid-summer, 2020.

    Siemens Gamesa will also supply 48 SG 4.5-145 and 13 SWT-2.3-108 turbines for the 246-MW Oso Grande wind project in New Mexico, which is scheduled for startup before the end of 2020. (Source: EDF Renewables North America, Renewables, 25 April, 2019) Contact: EDF Renewables North America, Tristan Grimbert, President & CEO, Sandi Briner , (858) 521-3525, www.edf-re.com, www.edf-energies-nouvelles.com; Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA, www.siemensgamesa.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Renewables,  Wind Turbines,  Siemens Gamesa,  


    Dominion Energy Reports Facebook Solar Supply Deal (Ind. Report)
    Dominion Energy ,Facebook
    Date: 2019-04-24
    In the Old Dominion State, Richmond-headquartered Dominion Energy is reporting six new solar projects totaling 350 MW in its Virginia and North Carolina serive area will provide 100 pct clean renewable energy to serve Facebook.

    The six solar projects include: the 20 MW Montross Solar in Westmoreland County, Va. (completed) ; 20 MW Gloucester Solar in Gloucester, Va. (completed); 80 MW Grasshopper Solar in Mecklenburg, Va.; 75 MW Chestnut Solar in Halifax County, N.C.; 75 MW Pecan Solar in Northampton County, N.C. (completed); and the 80 MW Gutenberg Solar in Northampton County, N.C. Dominion Energy developed the Montross Solar project, and the other projects have been acquired or will be acquired from EDF Renewables Inc., BayWa r.e. Solar Projects LLC and Strata Solar.

    The solar projects are all expected to be fully operational by mid-2020. Dominion aims to have 3 GW of new solar and wind energy in operation or under development by 2022. Facebook aims to power it global operations with 100 pct renewable energy by the end of 2020.(Source: Dominion Energy, 22 April, 2019) Contact: Dominion Energy, Keith Windle, VP Business Development, www.dominionenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy ,  Solar,  Facebook,  


    EDF Announces Hydrogen Fuel Subsidiary Hynamics B.V. (Int'l)
    EDF
    Date: 2019-04-08
    Paris-headquartered French energy supplier Electricite de France (EDF) is reporting the establishment of Hynamics B.V., a new subsidiary headquartered in Dongen, the Netherlands. The new company will develop a range of hydrogen solutions for industrial and mobility customers through ivestments in hydrogen production plants and infrastructure solutions such as filling stations for commercial vehicle fleets, and has identified around 40 target projects in Europe, according to a press release.

    Hynamics plans to generate hydrogen through water electrolysis, which would reduce CO2 emissions to zero. The prerequisite for this is that the electricity used for production also comes from renewable sources, the releases motes. (Source: EDF, PR, 6 April, 2019) Contact: EDF Group, Jean-Bernard Levy, CEO, www.edf.fr; Hynamics BV, +31 162 323 286, www.hynamic.com;

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF,  Hydrogen,  Alternative Fuel,  


    Fortistar Snares W. Penna. Renewable Natural Gas Facilities (M&A)
    Fortistar, EDF Renewables North America
    Date: 2019-04-03
    In the Empire State, White Plains-based Fortistar LLC, in partnership with Ares Capital Corporation is reporting the acquisition of two western Pennsylvania-located landfill renewable natural gas (RNG) facilities, Greentree Landfill Gas in Kersey and Imperial Landfill Gas in Imperial, from EDF Renewables North America. Together, the two facilities have a a production capacity of 1.5 million decatherms of RNG per year.

    Fueling trucks with Fortistar's RNG, will reduce 107,485 metric tons of CO2 per year -- equivalent to planting over 2.7 million trees each year.

    Fortistar owns and operates lower carbon energy generating companies in the United States and Canada that support the transition to a low carbon economy. These companies include cogeneration facilities; waste-heat recovery power plants; compressed natural gas fueling stations; landfill power plants; projects that reduce carbon in industrial facilities, and biomass facilities. Fortistar associated companies include Generational Power, TruStar Energy, Primary Energy, Fortistar Methane Group, Fortistar Biomass Group, Carbonfree Chemicals, Golden Renewable Energy and ClockIN. (Source: Fortistar, PR 2 April, 2019) Contact: Fortistar, Mark Comora, CEO, www.fortistar.com ; Ares Capital Corporation, www.arescapitalcorp.com; EDF Renewables North America, Tristan Grimbert, President & CEO, Sandi Briner , (858) 521-3525, www.edf-re.com, www.edf-renewables.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Renewables North America,  Fortisatr,  Renewable Natural Gas,  RNG,  


    EDF to Develop 500MW Chinese Offshore Wind Projects (Int'l)
    EDF Group,China Energy Investment Corporation
    Date: 2019-03-27
    French energy giant EDF Group and Chinese utility China Energy Investment Corporation (CEI) are reporting an agreement under which EDF will develop two offshore wind projects totaling 500MW -- Dongtai 4 and 5 -- off the coast of Jiangsu province. The projects are expected to be commissioned in phases by 2021 and will be the EDF's first offshore projects in China.

    EDF Group subsidiary EDF Renouvelables has 5.3GW of offshore wind either in operation or in development, and maintains 500MW of this capacity, according to EDF. (Source: EDF Group. Various Media, renews.com, 26 Mar., 2019) Contact: EDF Group, Jean-Bernard Levy, CEO, www.edf.fr; China Energy Investment Corporation, www.ceic.com/gjnyjtwwEn/index.shtml

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Group,  Offshore Wind,  China Offshore Wind,  


    EDF Commissions 100-MW Minnesota Wind Farm (Ind. Report)
    EDF Renewables,Southern Minnesota Municipal Power
    Date: 2019-03-15
    EDF Renewables North America reports the commissioning of its 39 Siemens Gamesa turbine, 100-MW Stoneray wind farm in Pipestone and Murray counties Minnesota. When fully operational, the facility is expected to generate sufficient electric power for roughly 47,000 area homes.

    The facility will sell its output to Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) under a power-purchase agreement starting in 2020. (Source: EDF Renewables, Renewables, 13 Mar., 2019) Contact: EDF Renewables North America, Tristan Grimbert, President & CEO, Sandi Briner , (858) 521-3525, www.edf-re.com, www.edf-energies-nouvelles.com; Southern Minnesota Municipal Power, www.smmpa.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Renewables,  Wind,  


    Mass. College Launches Offshore Wind Training Program (Ind Report)
    Bristol Community College
    Date: 2019-03-11
    In the Bay State, Fall River-based Bristol Community College (11,000 +- enrollment) reports it has inked an agreement with JDR Cable Systems to create and launch a comprehensive offshore wind industry workforce training program at the school's New Bedford campus.

    With the support of industry stakeholders such as JDR, the school plans to develop the National Offshore Wind Institute to host workforce development initiatives and accelerate the development of a national offshore wind industry. Bristol will also develop training courses associated with the offshore termination and testing of array cables. The college will also deliver technical and safety-training courses specifically to JDR's technicians, and promote the offshore wind industry by coordinating with the state network of MassHire Career Centers to recruit, screen, assess and refer possible technicians and school candidates. (Source: Bristol Community College, PR, Mar, 2019) Contact: Bristol Community College, www.bristolcc.edu

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind,  Wind,  


    1366 Technologies, Hanwha Partner on Direct Wafer® Manufacturing Plant (Ind. Report)
    1366 Technologies, Hanwha
    Date: 2019-02-27
    In the Bay State, Bedford-based Silicon wafer manufacturer 1366 Technologies, Hanwha Q CELLS Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. and parent company Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. are reporting the groundbreaking of the world's first production factory to feature the Direct Wafer manufacturing process in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, next to Hanwha Q CELLS' existing cell and module manufacturing facilities. The plant is expected to ramp no later than Q3 2019. (Source: 1366 Technologies, PR, 26 Feb., 2019) Contact: 1366 Technologies, Frank van Mierlo, CEO, Laureen Sanderson, (781) 861-1611 x2204, lsanderson@1366tech.com, www.1366tech.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News 1366 Technologies,  Hanwha,  


    Wind Energy Capacity Installations Rising in the Americas (Int'l)
    Global Wind Energy Council
    Date: 2019-02-06
    According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows North, Central and South America together installed 11.9 GW capacity of wind power in 2018,up 12 pct on 2017. In North America (Canada and USA) new capacity additions grew by 10.8 pct compared to 2017. In Latin America new capacity additions jumped 18.7 pct compared to 2017. The GWEC also notes:
  • the wind energy industry supports over 160,000 jobs in North America -- CanWEA and AWEA stats;

  • Brazil installed 2 GW of added wind farm capacity during 2018 and auctioned further capacity at world beating prices of as low as $22/MWh;

  • Mexico installed almost 1 GW of new wind turbines capacity, the highest capacity additions ever and now has a total capacity of 5 GW. The country expects to reach its target of generating 35 pct of its power capacity through renewables before 2024;

  • the North American offshore wind power market continues to develop with supply chain planning taking place, tenders for offshore leasing zones being conducted (Massachusetts), JV formations (EDF and Shell for New Jersey leasing zones) and industry players establishing offices (MHI Vestas). (Source: Global Wind Energy Council, PR, Feb., 2019) Contact: GWEC, Ben Backwell, CEO, www.gwec.net

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Global Wind Energy Council ,  Wind,  


  • Offshore Wind Engineering Masters Degree Offered (Ind. Report)
    Tufts University
    Date: 2019-02-04
    In Medford, Mass., Tufts University is reporting a new Master's Degree program in Offshore Wind Energy Engineering -- the first graduate program of its kind in the U.S. The three-semester program, which focuses on structural and geo-technical engineering, builds on Tufts' School of Engineering's connections with America's nascent offshore wind energy industry, the school says.

    The Master's Degree covers: offshore wind site characterization and permitting; infrastructure and transmission; and foundation design and monitoring.

    The Tuft's program director, Prof. Eric Hines, served as a partner at LeMessurier Consultants before joining Tufts. LeMessurier provides engineering support services to construction firms and architects. Prof. Hines notes that the UK, the Netherlands, and Spain have expressed interest in hiring the Tufts program graduates. (Source: Tufts University, PR, 3 Feb., 2019) Contact: Tufts University, Prof. Eric Hines, Program Director, 617-627-2281, eric.hines@tufts.edu, engineering.tufts.edu

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind,  Wind,  


    First Saudi Utility-Scale Wind Power Project Awarded (Int'l.)
    Saudi Arabian Energy Ministry Renewable Energy Project Development Office
    Date: 2019-01-11
    A consortium led by France's EDF Energies Nouvelles and Abu Dhabi's Masdar reports the Saudi Arabian Energy Ministry Renewable Energy Project Development Office has awarded it the $500 million Dumat Al Jandal wind project -- Saudi Arabia's first utility-scale wind farm. When completed, the 400 MW wind farm will generate sufficient power for as many as 70,000 Saudi households.

    The kingdom's 2017 renewable energy development strategy, which plans to generate 10 pct of the country's power from renewable sources by 2023, calls for the developement of 30 solar and wind projects across the country at an expected cost of between $30 billion to $50 billion. (Source: Saudi Arabian Energy Ministry Renewable Energy Project Development Office, Gulf Business, 10 Jan., 2019) Contact: Saudi Arabian Energy Ministry Renewable Energy Project Development Office, www.powersaudiarabia.com.sa; EDF Energies Nouvelles, ; Masdar, Shaima Al Jarman, Marketing & Communications, +971 02 8109365, saljarman@masdar.ac.ae, www.masdar.ac.ae

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Masdar,  Wind,  EDF Energies Nouvelles,  


    Nordex Supplying Turbines to French Wind Energy Projects (Int'l)
    Nordex Group
    Date: 2019-01-09
    Hamburg, Germany-headquartered Nordex SE reports receipt of French orders totaling more than 84 MW in Q4, 2018. The company will be delivering 27 wind turbines for four wind farms to various customers including EDF Renewables and Eurowatt.

    Nordex has installed more than 23 GW of wind energy capacity in over 25 markets and has factories in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the United States and India. (Source: Nordex SE, PR, 7 Jan., 2019) Contact: Nordex SE, Patxi Landa, CSO +49 (0) 40 300 30 1141, www.nordex-online.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Nordex Group ,  Wind Turbine,  Wind,  


    EDF, Shell Investing in New Jersey Offshore Wind (Ind. Report)
    EDF Renewables,Shell
    Date: 2019-01-02
    EDF Renewables North America and Shell New Energies US LLC (Shell) are reporting their 50/50 joint venture, Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind LLC to co-develop approximately 2,500 MW of offshore wind energy in New Jersey waters. The lease area comprises 183,353 acres about eight miles off the coast of Atlantic City.

    The deal is subject to regulatory approvals. Construction is subject to positive final investment decision. If approved and constructed, the project could come online in the mid 2020s.

    EDF Renewables presently has 2,800 MW of offshore wind in development or operation in Europe -- Belgium, France, Germany and the UK. (Source: EDF, Shell, Citizens Tribune, 19 Dec., 2018) Contact: Shell New Energies, Dorine Bosman, VP, Shell Wind Development, www.shell.com/newenergies; EDF Renewables North America, Tristan Grimbert, President & CEO, Sandi Briner , (858) 521-3525, www.edf-re.com, www.edf-renewables.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind,  EDF Renewables,  


    New Jersey BPU Sinks 25-MW Offshore Wind Demo (Ind. Report)
    New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
    Date: 2018-12-21
    Reporting from Trenton, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has rejected the application for the up to 25-MW Nautilus pilot offshore wind project in state waters on the grounds that it was too expensive, the project's benefits were "unsubstantiated" and didn't meet conditions for economic and environmental benefits under the state's Offshore Wind Economic Development Act (OWEDA).

    The project, which is being developed by Nautilus Offshore Wind LLC, a partnership between EDF Renewables North America and Atlantic City-based Fishermen's Energy LLC, planned the installation of three MHI Vestas V164-8.3 MW wind turbines about 2.8 miles off the coastline of Atlantic City. The project was planned to come online in 2020. (Source: New Jersey BPU, 18 Dec, 2018) Contact: NJ BPU, www.bpu.state.nj.us; Nautilus Offshore Wind, www.nautiluswind.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Nautilus Offshore Wind,  New Jersey Board of Public Utilities ,  Offshore Wind,  


    Senvion Claims European Wind Turbine Contracts (Int'l Report)
    Senvion
    Date: 2018-12-14
    Hamburg, Germany-headquartered wind turbine manufacturer Senvion SA reports it has inked four wind turbine supply contracts totaling more than 47 MW for projects in Belgium, France and Portugal.

    In Belgium, Senvion concluded deals with EDF Luminus and Eoly for the Sint Gillis Waas and Rebaix wind farms, respectively. Four machines will be installed next summer including 3.4M104 and 3.4M114 models. Senvion will also provide maintenance for 20 years. Senvion will also supply four 3.4M114 turbines for the Aschere-le-Marche wind farm in France, which is being developed by ABO Wind and owned by CEZ Group. The deal includes a 15-year maintenance contract.

    A deal has also been struck with Zurich utility EKZ for six 3.4M122 units for the Marvila 2 wind farm in Portugal for commissioning next autumn. (Source: Senvion, renews, 12 Dec., 2018)Contact: Senvion, Jurgen Geissinger, CEO, +49 40 5 55 50 90 0, www.senvion.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Senvion,  Wind,  Wind Turbine,  


    EDF Redesigning Firth of Forth Offshore Wind Project (Int'l)
    EDF Renewables UK
    Date: 2018-12-07
    Following up on our May 7th coverage, EDF Renewables UK reports it has obtained government approval for an improved design for the £1.8 billion NeartnaGaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm project in Scotland's Firth of Forth.

    The project, which originally included a maximum of 75 turbines, will now incorporate a maximum of 54 turbines generating a total 450 MW of power -- sufficient power for as many as 375,000 homes.

    EDF acquired the project from London-based Mainstream Renewable Power in May, 2018. The project is expected to come online by 2023. EDF Renewables UK presently Coperates more than 786MW of wind farms with battery storage and has over 2GW projects with consents and in development stages. (Source: EDF, Power Technology, 6 Dec., 2018) Contact: EDF Renewables UK, NnG project director Matthias Haag, +44 333 200 5105, www.edf-re.uk

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Renewables ,  Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


    Albioma Plans Coal-to-Biomass Conversion in Guadeloupe (Int'l)
    Albioma SA
    Date: 2018-11-23
    French renewable energy producer Albioma SA reports its planned conversion of a 34-MW power plant in Guadeloupe from coal to biomass has been approved by the French energy regulator CRE. The agency approved a draft amendment to a PPA between Albioma and French electric utility EDF SA that is tied to the Albioma Caraibes power plant.

    In granting approval, the regulator determined that converting the facility to run on biomass will increase the share of renewables in Guadeloupe's energy mix to about 35 pct from the present 20.5 pct. (Source: Albioma SA, Renewables, 16 Nov., 2018) Contact: Albioma SA, +33 (0)1 47 76 67, 00, www.albioma.com/en

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Albioma SA ,  


    Medford Mass. Switching to LED Streetlights (Ind. Report)
    City of Medford
    Date: 2018-11-19
    In the Bay State, the city of Medford City Administration reports it plans to replace 4,783 streetlights and 181 decorative lights across the city with LED light bulbs before the year end.

    The LED conversion will cost the city of approximately 58,000 residents more than $1.9 million, $993,350 of which will be covered by the city with the balance funded by multiple grants and rebates. The change to LEDs is expected to save the city approximately $258,000 in annual energy cost with a 3.8 year ROI. (Source: City of Medford, Wicked Local Medford,16 Nov., 2018) Contact: City of Medford, www.medfordma.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News LED Light,  LED Streetlight,  Energy Efficient Light,  


    EDF Energy, Nuvve Installing V2G Chargers in UK (Int'l Report)
    EDF Energy, Nuvve
    Date: 2018-11-05
    In the UK, EDF Energy reports it is partnering with San Diego, California-base Nuvve to install up to 1,500 EV Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) battery chargers in the UK. The chargers will be offered to EDF Energy's business customers and will be used at its own sites to provide up to 15 megawatts of additional energy storage capacity -- sufficient energy to power 4,000 homes.

    V2G chargers allow a two-way flow of electricity between an EV and the charger, representing a potentially valuable opportunity to further enhance the electricity system benefits of EVs through provision of large volumes of cheap storage and flexibility.

    Nuvve has deployed V2G projects on five continents including the world's first fully commercial V2G hub in Denmark which has been operational for two years. EDF generates electricity with eight nuclear power stations, more than 30 wind farms, one gas and two coal power stations, as well as with combined heat and power plants. (Source: EDF Energy, Green Car Congress, 1 Nov., 2018) Contact: EDF Energy, Jean-Bernard Levy, Pres, Matthieu Hue, CEO, www.edf-er.com; Nuvve, www.nuvve.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Energy,  Nuvve,  Energy Storage,  


    Georgetown TX Investing $1Mn in Solar Energy Storage (Ind. Report)
    U.S. Mayors Challenge
    Date: 2018-11-02
    The City of Georgetown, Texas, -- pop. 70,400 +- -- a $1 million winner in the Bloomberg U.S. Mayors Challenge -- reports it plans to use some of the funds to lease 10-15 residential rooftops to install nearly 400 solar panels that will allow the city to collect solar-generated energy which will be will be stored in several strategically located batteries for use during power outages.

    This summer, Georgetown became the largest U.S. city to source 100 pct of its energy needs from renewables. The city purchases 144 MWh from the EDF Renewable Energy's Spinning Spur 3 wind farm near Amarillo, and 150 MWh from the NRG Energy's Buckthorn solar plant in West Texas.

    The Bloomberg U.S. Mayors Challenge is a year-long competition under which city leaders from across the country develop proposals that would reinvent a city's practices on climate change and other issues. (Source: City of Georgetown, Texas, Community Impact, 31 Oct., 2018) Contact: Bloomberg U.S. Mayors Challenge, www.mayorschallenge.bloomberg.org; City of Georgetowm, Chris Foster, Manager of Resource Planning and Integration, www.georgetown.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Energy Storage,  Bloomberg U.S. Mayors Challenge,  


    Redfield Energy to Install ICM's TS4 System (Ind. Report)
    ICM, Redfield Energy
    Date: 2018-10-26
    Colwich, Kansas-headquartered agricultural and renewable energy technology firm ICM Inc. is reporting an agreement with South Dakota's Redfield Energy LLC to implement its patent-pending, proprietary Thin Stillage Solids Separation System (TS4) at Redfield's ethanol plant in Redfield, South Dakota. ICM will engineer, design, manufacture and install the TS4 technology which is expected to be completed completed in spring 2019.

    The Redfield plant has been using ICM's Selective Milling Technology and Fiber Separation Technology systems, two value-added platforms that offer operational benefits to ethanol manufacturing facilities such as maximizing ethanol and distillers oil production while minimizing energy consumption. The FST system also enables the production of high protein distillers dried grain livestock feed (Hi-Pro DDG). The TS4 technology removes suspended solids from the thin stillage stream for increased plant throughput and energy savings. (Source: ICM Inc. , Oct, 2018) Contact: ICM Inc., David VanderGriend, CEO, (316) 796-0900, www.icminc.com; Redfield Energy, (605) 302-0090, www.redfieldenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News ICM,  Redfield Energy,  Ethanol,  


    Zoo Chooses EDF Battery System to Cut Energy Costs (Ind. Report)
    EDF Renewables
    Date: 2018-10-19
    In the Golden State, San Diego-based EDF Renewables North America Distributed Solutions was chosen by San Diego Zoo Global to provide energy storage services to help cut energy costs. The EDF system will utilize a 1-MW/4-MWh battery to mitigate spikes in usage thereby lowering demand charges. The system will also minimize energy costs by recharging the battery when energy is at its lowest available rates, then discharge the battery power to the Zoo when costs are highest.

    The San Diego Zoo will leverage EDF Renewables' performance-based contract whereby EDF is paid based on the actual utility bill savings realized by the Zoo as a result of the battery operation. Accordingly, the Zoo has no fixed payments and bears no performance risk on the operation of the system. The battery solution also acts as a hedge against rising utility rates. EDF Renewables North America delivers grid-scale power:on and offshore wind and solar energy storage projects; distributed solutions: solar, solar+storage; EV charging and energy management; and other commercial skills and services. The company's portfolio consists of 10 GW of developed projects and 10 GW under service contracts. (Source: EDF, 17 Oct., 2018) Contact: EDF Renewables North America, Andrew Goldstone, (858) 521-3300, www.edf-re.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Renewables ,  Energy Storage,  Battery Energy Storage,  


    Albioma Completes Martinique Bagasse/Biomass Plant Tests (Int'l.)
    Albioma
    Date: 2018-10-01
    Independent french overseas renewable energy -- biomass and PV -- specialist Albioma reports completion of pre-startup testing and EDF validation of its &euro:210 million, 40 MW biomass power plant in Martinique.

    When fully operational, the plant will supply electricity for the island's electricity grid. The plant will burn bagasse, a fibrous residue of sugar cane, and other locally sourced plant biomass and wood residues from sustainably managed forests.

    Albioma, which is established in Overseas France, Mauritius and Brazil, has worked for 20 years with the sugar industry to produce renewable energy from sugarcane bagasse. (Source: Albioma, PR, 26 Sept., 2018) Contact: Albioma, Charlotte Neuvy, +33 (0) 47 76 67 00, www.albioma.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Albioma,  Biogasse,  Biomass,  Sugarcane,  Bagasse,  


    $13Mn South Carolina Biomass Plants Announced (Ind. Report)
    Atlantic Power Corporation
    Date: 2018-09-24
    Atlantic Power Corporation reports it is acquiring two woody biomass power plants located in Allendale and in Harleyvillein from EDF Renewables for a total of $13 million.

    The deal, which is expected to close the third or fourth quarter of 2019, is being funded through Atlantic Power's "discretionary cash." (Source: Atlantic Power Corporation, Biofuels Int'l, 21 Sept, 2018) Contact: Atlantic Power Corporation,James Moore, Pres., CEO, www.atlanticpower.com; EDF Renewables, Raphael Declercq, Exec. VP Strategy; Bruno Bensasson, VP Renewable Energies; Sandi Briner, (858) 521 3525, Sandi.Briner@edf-re.com, www.edf-re.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Biomass,  EDF Renewables,  Atlantic Power Corporation,  Biomass,  ,  


    "We're Launching Our Own Damn Satellite", says Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown (Opinions, Editorials & Asides)
    Climate Change, Carbon Emissions
    Date: 2018-09-19
    In his closing remarks at the recently concluded Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, California Governor Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown Jr.(D) announced that his state is teaming up with San Francisco-based Earth imaging company Planet Labs (Planet) to develop and eventually launch a satellite that will track climate change-causing pollutants with unprecedented precision and help the world dramatically reduce these destructive emissions.

    "With science still under attack and the climate threat growing, we're launching our own damn satellite. This groundbreaking initiative will help governments, businesses and landowners pinpoint -- and stop -- destructive emissions with unprecedented precision, on a scale that's never been done before," the Governor proclaimed.

    Planet, which was founded by ex-NASA scientists in 2010, has in the last two years launched more than 150 Earth-imaging satellites, manufactured in San Francisco, helping customers in agriculture, government, mapping, NGOs and in other markets to make better decisions. The company's aerospace and data processing infrastructure, innovative technology and engineering and scientific expertise will be utilized to develop and operate the new satellite, with the possibility of launching additional satellites in the future as part of this initiative.

    The State of California, through the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is developing and refining the technology needed to make this initiative possible. Planet will manage the mission operations and collaborate with the State and others on funding this groundbreaking effort. The State and Planet will make the collected environmentally-related satellite data available to the public and will work in partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and others with complementary projects. the new Climate Data Partnership will serve as a common platform for reporting climate variables and the earth's atmosphere.

    Initial project funding has been provided by Dee and Richard Lawrence and OIF, as well as The Jeremy and Hannelore Grantham Environmental Trust. (Source: Office of Gov. Governor Edmund G. Brown, 17 Sept., 2018) Contact: Governor Edmund G. Brown, Phone: (916) 445-2841, Fax: (916) 558-3160; Plant Labs, Robbie Schingler, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,  Gov. Jerry Brown,  

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