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
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S-1217 requires the BPU to accept an application from Fishermen's and review it within 90 days. The company's two previous proposals were rejected by the BPU as being too expensive for the state's ratepayers, who will pay for the electricity from the wind turbines.
Since the Fishermen's project was last before the BPU, the company reached a preliminary agreement earlier this spring to be acquired by EDF Renewable Energy, a global developer of clean-energy projects. EDF has developed 400 MW of offshore wind capacity in Europe.
Orsted, U.S. Wind and Deepwater Wind are planning to develop an offshore wind project in a joint venture with the Public Service Enterprise Group about 16 miles from Cape May.
The BPU is currently working on developing a funding mechanism to have ratepayers subsidize offshore wind along the coast. (Source: Fishermen's Energy, NJSpotlight, Various Others, 31 May, 2018) Contact: Fishermen's Energy, http://www.offshorewindhub.org/tags/fishermens-energy
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Planned new facilities that will be delivered over the next 12 month include at least three battery storage facilities and an extension to battery/solar initiatives in Ghana and the Ivory Coast.
The company also plans to increase its research and development capabilities for energy storage, doubling investment to €70 million for the 2018-2020 period.
(Source: EDF, renews, 27 Mar., 2018)
(Source: EDF, Contact: EDF Renewable Energy, Tristan Gimbert, CEO, Sandia Briner, Media, (858) 521-3525, email@example.com, www.edf-re.com
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The companies -- Apex Clean Energy, Blattner Energy, Duke Energy, EDF Renewable Energy, EDP Renewables, Enel Green Power North America, E.ON, Goldwind Americas, Hannon Armstrong, Invenergy, Leeward Renewable Energy, MAP Royalty, Pattern Energy, TPI Composites and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA – are donating $1 million in aggregate to support repairs and rebuilding efforts in areas impacted by the storms.
(Source: Pattern Energy, NA Wind Power, Various Others, 11 Sept., 2017) Contact: Pattern Energy, Matt Dallas, (917) 363-1333, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.patternenergy.com;
Habitat for Humanity, www.habitat.org; AWEA, Tom Kiernan, CEO, www.awea.org
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NV Energy subsidiaries Nevada Power Co. and Sierra Pacific Power Co. will purchase power from the two projects.
Although this acquisition is EDF's entry into Nevada, the company has developed nine gigawatts of wind, solar, biomass and biogas projects in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. (Source: EDF, San Diego Bus. Journal, Others, 14 July, 2017) Contact: EDF Energy Renewables, Ryan Pfaff, Exec. VP, Tim Wheeler, Onshore Wind Development Manager, www.edf-er.com; First Solar, Brian Kunz, VP Project Dev., Steve Krum (602) 427-3359, email@example.com, David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.firstsolar.com
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The new unit, which builds on the company's acquisition of groSolar in April 2016, plays a critical role at the junction of many of EDF RE's existing businesses, serving to both better integrate renewable energy products into the grid while providing a bolt-on addition from a sales perspective.
Canada and over 300 MW of storage projects. (Source: EDF Renewable Energy, CleanTechnica, 16 Mar., 2017)Contact: EDF RE, Tristan Grimbert, Pres., CEO, EDF EN North America, www.edf-re.com; groSolar, (800) 374-4494, www.grosolar.com
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The company is poised to qualify for another 500 MW or so in its strategic re-powering program. and, with recent wind project agreements with Vestas, GE, and Siemens, is positioned to take advantage of production tax incentives over the next four years.
(Source: EDF RE, WindPower Engineering, 31 Jan., 2017) Contact: EDF RE,
Tristan Grimbert, President & CEO, EDF EN North America, www.edf-re.com
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The Salt Fork Wind Project, located in Donley and Gray Counties, Texas, utilizes 87 Vestas wind turbines. The Tyler Bluff Wind Facility in Cooke County, Texas, consists of 52 Siemens wind turbines.
EDF Renewable Services, the operations and maintenance subsidiary of EDF RE, will provide balance-of-plant services for the projects. (Source: EDF Renewable Energy, Electric Light & Power, Other Media, 29 Dec., 2016) Contact: EDF Renewable Energy, www.edf-renewable-energy.com; Southern Power, Buzz Miller, Pres., CEO, (404) 506-5000, www.southerncompany.com
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