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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,; City of Georgetowm, Chris Foster, Manager of Resource Planning and Integration,

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

Fishermen Getting Third Crack at NJ Offshore Wind (Ind. Report)
Fishermen’s Energy
Date: 2018-06-04
In the Garden State, thanks to Gov. Phil Murphy's (D) recent signing of NJ bill S-1217, Fishermen's Energy is going to get a third chance to convince the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to approve its twice previously rejected 24-MW pilot offshore wind project about three miles from Atlantic City.

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,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Fishermen’s Energy ,  Offshore Wind,  New Jersey Offshore Wind,  

EDF Commits to Global Energy Storage Plan (Ind. Report)
Date: 2018-03-28
French energy giant EDF reports it will invest €8 billion in energy storage between 2018 and 2035and will develop an additional 10GW of energy storage projects globally by 2035, on top of the 5GW already operated by the company.

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,,

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

EDF RE Minnesota Red Pine Wind Project Now Online (Ind. Report)
EDF Renewable Energy
Date: 2018-02-02
San Diego-headquartered power producer EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE)reports its 100-turbine, 200 MW Red Pine Wind Project is now fully operational and delivering electricity. The project is EDF RE's 11th wind farm in the Badger State, and generates sufficient electric power for approximately 92,000 average homes. (Source: EDF Renewable Energy, 31 Jan., 2018) Contact: EDF Renewable Energy, Tristan Gimbert, CEO, Sandia Briner, Media, (858) 521-3525,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Renewable Energy,  Wind,  

EDF's Rock Falls Wind Project On Line in Oklahoma (Ind. Report)
EDF Renewable Energy
Date: 2017-12-20
EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) reports its 154 MW Rock Falls Wind Project located in Kay and Grant Counties northern Oklahoma has begun commercial operation with Kimberly-Clark Corporation agreeing to purchase 120 MW of the project's power generation. The Rock Falls Wind Project, which got underway in July, 2017, incorporates various wind turbines and various components manufactured in the USA. The project is EDF RE's second project in Oklahoma. In 2016, the Company completed the Great Western Wind Project which supplies Google with its output of electricity. EDF Renewable Services will provide balance-of-plant operations and maintenance for the facility. (Source: EDF Renewable Energy, PR, 15 Dec., 2017) Contact: EDF Energy Renewables, Ryan Pfaff, Exec. VP, Tim Wheeler, Onshore Wind Development Manager,

More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Renewable Energy ,  

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