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ITOCHU Invests in Midwestern Renewables Power Plants (Ind. Report)
Date: 2020-03-18
Tokyo-based ITOCHU Corporation and Kansas-based Tyr Energy, Inc. are reporting an agreement to provide equity financing to Minnetota-based Aspenall Energies' Kimball Wind and South Fork Wind projects. The fully operational projects are located in Nebraska and Minnesota and have a combined nameplate capacity of 43 MW.

The Projects consist of eighteen towers utilizing General Electric's 2 MW class onshore wind turbine platform. Commercial operation was achieved in December of 2016 for South Fork Wind and in June of 2018 for Kimball Wind. Together, the Projects produce enough electricity to power approximately 16,000 US households and have 20-year offtake agreements with Iowa-based Muscatine Power & Water and the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska, respectively.

ITOCHU has an ownership interest in 15 power generation projects in the United States through its wholly owned subsidiary, Tyr Energy Inc. and offers O&M services through its wholly owned subsidiary, NAES Corporation. (Source: ITOCHU, 17 Mar., 2020) Contact: ITOCHU,; Tyre Energy,; Aspenall,

More Low-Carbon Energy News ITOCHU ,  Renewable Energy,  Wind,  Solar,  

ACEEE 2020 Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard Released (Ind. Report)
Date: 2020-02-24
According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's (ACEEE) just released 2020 Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard, the 52 largest U.S. electric utilities have dramatically increased their overall energy savings as they adopt innovative ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Utilities leading the way are National Grid Massachusetts and Eversource Massachusetts, which tied for first place for the second time, followed by San Diego Gas & Electric, Commonwealth Edison in Illinois, Baltimore Gas and Electric and Pacific Gas & Electric, in that order. Rounding out the top 10 are the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), DTE in Michigan, Portland General Electric, and Eversource CT in that order.

The scorecard notes that, as a group, the utilities boosted their annual energy savings by 20 pct since 2015, saving almost 20 TWh of electricity in 2018 from programs administered that year -- enough to power 1.8 million homes.

The report highlights the ways in which the utility landscape has transformed since 2015, the baseline for the 2017 scorecard. New technologies are emerging -- states, utilities, and other stakeholders are increasingly focused on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the important role of energy efficiency with more than 900 different efficiency programs in 2018, about 300 more than in 2015. Additionally, 32 utilities piloted new programs that involve smart thermostats, online marketplaces for energy-saving products, commercial energy efficiency financing, and integration of efficiency with other DERs such as demand response and storage.

While overall energy savings increased, this upward trend was not universal, and seven utilities saw their energy savings decrease by more than 20 pct since 2015.

The scorecard also found that, while there is increased focus on changing utility business models nationally, utilities are generally slow to change these models and are often reluctant to give customers access to energy usage data.

The scorecard, which received no utility funding, increases the availability of utility-sector energy efficiency data to enable benchmarking and help utilities strengthen their programs. ACEEE focuses on the 52 largest electric utilities by retail sales volume, including all 51 utilities from its 2017 Scorecard, plus Tampa Electric.

Download the 2020 Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard at (Source: ACEEE, 21 Feb., 2020) Contact: ACEEE, Steven Nadel, Exec. Dir.,

More Low-Carbon Energy News ACEEE,  Energy Efficiency,  

Energy Conservation, Efficiency MoU Inked in Qatar (Int'l. Report)
Date: 2020-02-21
In Qatar, the Cultural Village Foundation Katara and Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation are announcing a MoU aimed at achieving cooperation on energy efficiency, energy conservation and a range of other issues as outlined the National Program for Conservation and Energy Efficiency.

the MoU includes several aspects of the conservation, whether for implementing regulations or reviewing the energy of buildings or on raising awareness, conservation technologies, renewable energy and others. (Source: MENAFN, Pr, 18 Feb., 2020) Contact: National Program for Conservation and Energy Efficiency,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  Energy Conservation,  

GE Developing Advanced PV Inverter Technology (Ind. Report, R&D)
GE Research,
Date: 2020-02-12
GE Research, the central technology development arm for the General Electric Company is reporting receipt of $4.2 million in funding from the U.S. DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to help develop and deploy advanced grid-forming photovoltaic (PV) inverter control technologies to support higher amounts of solar power on the grid. GE will contribute $1.4 million to the project.

The development of "grid-forming" controls will allow wind and solar inverters to form voltage and frequency levels like traditional generators, creating an opportunity for greater and more resilient integration of these resources into the grid. (Source: GE Research, PR, 7 Feb., 2020) Contact: DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office,; GE Research, › research

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SPI Energy Submits Projects to Oregon Community Solar (Ind. Report)
SPI Energy
Date: 2020-02-12
In Santa Clara, California, Hong Kong-headquartered SPI Energy Co Ltd reports it has submitted its previously closed 18 MW portfolio of solar projects to the Oregon PUC Oregon Community Solar Programme. The program will be offered to non-profit organisations and homeowners in the territory of local utility Portland General Electric.

The SPI portfolio includes closed projects in Yamhill, Polk, Marion and Clakamas counties . SPI Energy also announced the agreed acquisition of up to eight projects with a combined capacity of 21 MW in Oregon in July. All projects have 20-year PPAs with Portland General Electric.

SPI Energy Co., Ltd. provides photovoltaic solutions for business, residential, government, and utility customers and investors. It offers engineering, procurement, and construction services to independent power developers and producers, and commercial and industrial companies. The company also develops, owns, and operates solar projects that sell electricity to power companies and other electricity off-takers. As of April 30, 2019, it owned and operated 15.706 MW of solar projects. The company operates in Greece, the United States, Italy, Japan, the U.K., Australia, and Germany. (Source: SPI Energy Ltd, Renewables, Feb., 2020) Contact: SPI Energy Ltd.,; Oregon Community Solar Programme, › communitysolar

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Global Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings Market Size, Status and Forecast 2019-2025 (Report Available)
QY Research
Date: 2020-02-05
QY Research is touting its Global Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings Market Size, Status and Forecast 2019-2025 report covering the global energy efficiency in commercial buildings market.

According to the report, the global energy efficiency in commercial buildings market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 12.0 pct between 2019 and 2025. By the end of 2025, the global market value is projected to reach above $60 billion, an increase over its 2018 $25 billion mark.

The report covers leading players in the global energy efficiency in commercial buildings market, including Johnson Controls, Logical Buildings, Siemens, Honeywell, Cylon Controls, Eaton Corporation, Spacewell, Carrier (UTC), Coolnomix, Schneider Electric, GridPoint, Fujitsu General, Technovator International, Emerson Electric, Danfoss, General Electric, Carel, Trane, Hitachi, and Bosch Thermotechnology.

On the basis of product type, the market is segmented into energy management, lighting, and HVAC. The authors of the report have also segmented the global energy efficiency in commercial buildings market into schools, hospitals, stadiums, shopping malls, retain chains, offices, and hotels and others.

Access report details and PDF report sample HERE. (Source: QY Research, PR, 29 Jan., 2020) Contact: QY Research, Inc., 626 295 2442, ,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Eficiency,  

Pioneering EEaaS Providers, Navigator Touted (Ind. Report)
CBRE, General Electric,Johnson Controls
Date: 2020-02-03
Nasdaq is reporting Johnson Controls, commercial real estate services provider CBRE, and industrial conglomerate General Electric Company have made investments in companies that provide Energy Efficiency as a Service (EEaaS) and perform energy efficiency upgrades under long-term contracts with private and public sector building owners.

As defined by the US DOE, EEaaS is a pay-for-performance, off-balance-sheet type of finance structure that enables customers to implement energy and water efficiency projects with no up-front capital expenditure. The provider of the upgrades pays for project development, construction, and maintenance costs while the customer -- building owner -- makes service payments based on actual energy savings on a long-term basis.

Access the Better Buildings Financing Navigator HERE. (Source: Various Media, Nsadaq News, 31 Jan., 2020)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  General Electric,  CBRE,  Johnson Controls,  

Masdar Makes First N.Am Wind Energy Investment (Int'l, Ind. Report)
Masdar,General Electric
Date: 2019-11-25
In Abu Dhabi, Masdar -- the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company -- is confirming its first foray into the North American energy markets with the acquisition of interests in British developer John Laing Group's interest in wind farms in Texas and New Mexico.

The 149 MW Rocksprings project in Texas incorporates 53 General Electric 2.3MW wind turbines and 16 1.72MW turbines. The Sterling project in New Mexico incorporates 13 General Electric 2.3MW tirbines.

Financial details of the deal were not announced. (Source: Masdar, Stock Daily Dish, 24 Nov., 2019) Contact: Masdar, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO, Shaima Al Jarman, Marketing & Communications, +971 02 8109365,,

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MHI Vestas to Power French Floating Offshore Wind Project (Int'l)
MHI Vestas
Date: 2019-10-09
Wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas Offshore Wind reports it has signed a preferred supplier agreement to supply turbines for the €230 million ($252.6 million), 28.5-MW Groix & Belle-Ile pilot floating wind project off the French coast.

MHI Vestas will provide three of its V164-9.5MW machines that will be used instead of the initially planned 6-MW General Electric turbines.

Project participants include CGN Europe Energy, la Banque des Territoires and French renewables firm Eolfi. (Source: MHI Vestas, Renewables, Oct., 2019) Contact: MHI Vestas, Philippe Kavafyan, CEO, +45 97 30 00 00,,

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Univ. of BC Expanding Woody Biomass Power Plant (Ind. Report)
University of British Columbia
Date: 2019-08-21
The University of British Columbia (UBC) reports it will invest $20.4 million to expand its 2012 vintage wood waste-to-energy power plant. The expansion will include installation of a new boiler and increasing the plant's capacity to generate 70 pct of the hot water needed in the university's district energy system and cutting its CO2 emissions by 14,500 tpy. The project, with $7.6 million in Canadian government support, is slated to be completed in 2020.

UBC constructed its initial biomass-fueled research and demonstration facility in 2012 in partnership with Vancouver-based bioenergy firm Nexterra Systems and General Electric. (Source: Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver Sun Aug., 2019) Contact: UBC, David Woodson, Dir. Energy Services, (604) 822-2211,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass Power,  Woody Biomass,  

Portland GE Pilot Addresses Energy Consumption (Ind. Report)
Portland General Electric
Date: 2019-07-31
In Oregon, Portland General Electric (PGE) is reporting the launch of a test bed pilot program in three neighborhoods aimed at encouraging residential and business customers to be more proactive in monitoring their energy consumption and cultivating good energy use habits.

As part of the test pilot, residential customers will be given incentives for using smart-home technologies as well as rebates for shifting their energy use during off-peak times. Commercial customers, meanwhile, will have the option of enrolling in PGE's Energy Partner Smart Thermostat program, which offers free thermostats and installation to qualifying businesses. The program will also give payments for businesses participating in load-control events. Other potential energy-saving opportunities include incentives for customers using rooftop solar or smart devices such as thermostats, water heaters and electric vehicle chargers and batteries.

PGE worked the Rocky Mountain Institute and an advisory panel to develop the program. PGE will also utilize the advanced communications capabilities and distribution system upgrades in three Oregon cities: Hillsboro, Portland and Milwaukie which have remote controls and other smart grid technologies installed to increase system reliability.

The launch of the test pilot comes as PGE submitted a new integrated resource plan to the Oregon PUC for approval to add more renewable power, increase energy efficiency and partner with customers to balance energy consumption during peak demand periods. (Source: PGE, PR, Daily Energy Insider, 30 July, 2019) Contact: PGE, Maria Pope, CEO, Steve Corson, (503) 464-8444,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Portland General Electric,  Energy Consumption,  Energy Use,  Energy Efficiency,  

GE Current Halves Automaker's Lighting Costs Lighting (Ind Report)
General Electric
Date: 2019-03-22
Current, powered by GE announced that its work at more than 50 Fiat Chrysler Group Automotive US LLC (FCA) North American facilities and dealerships are cutting lighting energy costs by half or more GE's Current LED lighting installations.

The largest impact to-date has come from 18 FCA US manufacturing sites where 20,000 of Current's Albeo luminaires are now improving energy efficiency, with an additional 5,000 indoor and outdoor fixtures installed at 33 dealerships.

A first-of-its-kind startup within the walls of GE, Current blends advanced LED technology with networked sensors and software to make commercial buildings, retail stores, industrial facilities and cities more energy efficient and productive. (Source: FCA, GE, Green Car Congress, 19 Mar., 2019) Contact: FCA Group,; GE Current,

More Low-Carbon Energy News LED,  GE Current,  General Electric,  Energy Efficient Light,  

DOE Funds Wind Energy Environmental Research Projects (Funding)
US DOE Wind Energy Technologies Office
Date: 2019-03-15
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office reports the allocation of $6.2 million for nine early-stage research projects expected to reduce environmental compliance costs and environmental impacts of offshore and onshore wind energy. With cost sharing, the projects are expected to total $9.5 million.

According to DOE, the projects will develop technology solutions to environmental siting and operational challenges to reduce project permitting time and costs, increase the certainty of project development outcomes and provide more deployment options at reduced costs. Three projects by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), American Wind Wildlife Institute of Washington and Stantec Consulting Services of Topsham will receive $2.3 million to further the advancement of smart curtailment strategies to minimize energy loss from curtailment and wind farm environmental impacts to bats. $1.4 million will be awarded to National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) of Golden, General Electric Renewable Energy of Greenville and the Iowa State University of Ame for projects dedicated to advancing the commercial readiness of bat deterrent technologies to minimize the need for curtailment.

The remaining $2.5 million will be allocated to SMRU Consulting of Friday Harbor, Oregon State University of Corvallis and Western EcoSystems Technology of Cheyenne to develop and validate pre- and post-construction monitoring and mitigation solutions for the offshore wind environment to ease regulatory barriers to deployment. (Source: US DOE Wind Energy Technologies Office, offshoreWIND .biz, 14 Mar., 2019) Contact: US DOE Wind Energy Technologies Office, Phone: (202) 586-5348,

More Low-Carbon Energy News US DOE,  Wind,  EPRI,  

Smarter Building Tech. Alliance Launched in Las Vegas (Ind. Report)
Smarter Building Technologies Alliance
Date: 2019-01-23
Reporting from Las Vegas, the recently launched Smarter Building Technologies Alliance Inc. (STB Alliance) is vowing to change the way energy efficiency products and services are delivered to the market and optimized by end-user clients. Working in partnership with industry players -- such as General Electric, Signify (fka Philips), Enlighted, Avi-On, and others -- the SBT Alliance delivers these technology-based solutions through its three internal factories:

  • Direct Discount Lighting --Brings access of cutting-edge LED product to the channel of distributors, contractors, and end users via e-commerce and direct sales;

  • Integrated Advanced Controls -- Pairs the industry's leading LED fixture manufacturers together with advanced controls companies to provide comprehensive controls-embedding services through IAC's dedicated manufacturing facility in Tijuana, Mexico;

  • Glued Solutions -- the industry's leading authority on how to most efficiently design, install, and program advanced networked controls systems and provides comprehensive system provisioning, configuration, and long-term technical support services. (Source: Smarter Building Technologies Alliance, Inc. , PR, 22 Jan., 2019) Contact: Smarter Building Technologies Alliance, Inc. Benjamin Buchanan, CEO, Kevin Martin, (800) 832-2943x704,,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Smarter Building Technologies Alliance,  Energy Efficiency,  

  • Australian Capital Territory Opens 91-MW Wind Farm (Int' Report)
    Date: 2018-11-09
    In the Land Down Under, transmission system operator TransGrid is reporting the startup of the 91-MW Crookwell 2 Wind Park which feeds power into the grid of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

    The wind farm near Goulburn in New South Wales incorporates 28 General Electric turbines to generate energy under a 20-year feed-in tariff (FiT) contract with the ACT government.

    The wind farm is owned by Global Power Generation (GPG), a subsidiary of Spain's Gas Natural Fenosa (BME:GAS) and Kuwait Investment Authority. (Source: TransGrid, Renewables, 8 Nov., 2018) Contact: TransGrid,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Australia Wind,  

    SwRI's "Supercritical" CO2 Pilot Project Breaks Ground (Ind. Report)
    SwRI,Gas Technology Institute
    Date: 2018-10-17
    According to researchers at the not-for-profit San Antonio-headquartered Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), the use of high pressure "supercritical" carbon dioxide in power generation can cut costs, save fuel and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As part of a six-year effort to further develop "supercritical" CO2 technology, construction is slated to get underway this month on a 10-MW demonstration power plant at SwRI's West San Antonio campus. The pilot will generate sufficient electric power for an average 10,000 homes.

    SwRI is working with the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and General Electric on the pilot project, which engineers hope will show the technology is commercially viable. The $119 million pilot plant, which is receiving up to $84 million in US DOE funding, is slated for completion in April 2020. (Source: SwRI, Rivard, 15 Oct., 2018) Contact: SwRI, Adam Hamilton, Pres., CEO, (210) 684-5111,; Gas Technology Institute, (847) 768-0500,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Gas Technology Institute,  SwRI,  CO2,  Carbon Emissions,  

    MHI Developing World's Largest Wind Turbine (New Prod & Tech, Int'l)
    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
    Date: 2018-08-20
    Tokyo-headquartered conglomerate Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) reports it is working what could be the on the world's largest offshore wind turbine at 10,000kW output, for installation as early as 2020. MHI expects to market the giant turbines to the European wind market.

    MHI plans to develop a 10,000kW turbine through MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Mitsubishi Heavy and Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, which is the world's second largest offshore wind turbine maker. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and U.S.-headquartered General Electric are also reportedly planning to introduce over-10,000kW turbines after 2020. (Source: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, NIKKEI, 17 Aug., 2018) Contact: Mitsubishi Heavy Ind., +81.3.6716.3111,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Mitsubishi Heavy Industries,  Wind Turbine,  

    113-MW Aussie Wind Farm Begins Power Production (Int'l Report)
    Infigen Energy,General Electric
    Date: 2018-08-10
    In the Land Down Under, Infigen Energy reports it has generated its first power from its 113.2-MW Bodangora Wind Farm Near the city of Wellington, in New South Wales and delivered the electricity to the national wholesale market. The company is expecting additional turbines to be installed and commissioned machines to be commissioned within the next few weeks.

    The Bodangora project will incorporate 33 General Electric 3.43-MW turbines totaling approximately 361 GWh per year. The project also has a long-term maintenance and service contract with GE.

    The project is being built by GE and Australian builder Civil & Allied Technical Construction (CATCON). When fully operational, the wind farm will generate sufficient power for as many as 49,000 households each year. (Source: Infigen Energy, Renewables, 9 Aug., 2018) Contact: Infigen, Richie Farrell, GM, Strategy & Corporate Affairs, +61 2 8031 9900, Rosalie Duff , Investor Relations, +61 2 8031 9901,,; GE,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Infigen Energy ,  General Electric,  Wind Turbine,  

    Advanced Energy Storage Market -- Report Available (Ind. Report)
    Energy Storage
    Date: 2018-07-16
    According to the Advanced Energy Storage Market report from Research Cosmos, the global advanced Energy storage systems market was valued at $11.79 billion in 2016 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 8.88 pct in terms of revenue from 2017 to 2025.

    The Research Cosmos report provides an in-depth analysis of advanced energy systems and provides market size (US$ Million) and Cumulative Annual Growth Rate (CAGR pct) for the forecast period (2016 -- 2024), using 2015 as the base year. The report projects potential revenue opportunity across different segments and provides insights on market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, regional outlook, competitive strategies and profiles leading players in the global advanced energy systems market including: ABB Ltd., LG Chem, Ltd., Samsung SDI Co., Ltd, General Electric Company, and Tesla, Inc.

    Review report details HERE. Sample Market Brochure HERE (Source: Research Cosmos, July, 2018)5 Contact: Research Cosmos, Kevin Stewart, Global Sales Manager, (888) 709-8757,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,  

    Bluestem's 6.9-MW Neb. Wind Farm Nears Commissioning (Ind. Report)
    Date: 2018-07-09
    In the Cornhusker State, Omaha-based Bluestem Energy Solutions reports it is nearing completion of its 6.9-MW wind energy installation in Fairmont, Fillmore County.

    When commissioned and fully operational in 3Q, 2018, the 3, 2.3-MW General Electric turbines will deliver power onto the Perennial Public Power District distribution system under the terms of a 25-year PPA.

    The distribution-connected generation project is the central feature of the public-private partnership between Perennial and Bluestem, which is expected to drive economic development well beyond the construction phase, according to Bluestem. (Source: Bluestem, York News Times, 7 July, 2018) Contact: Bluestem, Adam Herink, VP, (402) 933-8291,,; Perennial Public Power District, (402) 362-3355,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Bluestem,  Wind,  

    Saipem to Construct California Ethanol & Powers Plant (Ind Report)
    California Ethanol & Power,Saipem
    Date: 2018-07-05
    Milan-based Italian IPC Saipem SpA reports it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and an exclusive agreement with Brawley, California-based California Ethanol & Power, LLC, to develop a low carbon emission plant for the production of ethanol fuels, electricity from renewable sources, biomethane and other secondary products derived from on site cultivated sugar cane.

    The plant, which will be constructed California's Imperial County, is subject to financing. Saipem will design and construct the mechanical aspects of the project and related services, while the electrical part will be provided by General Electric. (Source: Saipem, Biofuels Digest, Others, 4 July, 2018)Contact: California Ethanol & Power, Ralph A. Dehrmann, COO, (760) 344-1004,; Saipem, +39 02 44234088,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol,  

    WEC Takes Stake in Bishop Hill III Wind Energy Centre (M&A)
    WEC Energy Group,WPPI
    Date: 2018-07-03
    Milwaukee-headquartered utility holding company WEC Energy Group reports it will acquire an 80 pct stake in the Bishop Hill III Wind Energy Center in Henry County, Illinois, for $148 million. The transaction is subject to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval.

    The Bishop Hill project, which was developed by Invenergy, incorporates 53 General Electric turbines totaling 132MW capacity and has a 22-year, 100 pct power purchase agreement in place with not-for-profit WPPI Energy.

    WPPI Energy provides electric power to 51 member utilities in Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa. (Source: WEC,, PowerTech, 2 July, 2018) WEC Energy Group, (414) 221-2345,; WPPI Energy, Pat Connors, Snr, VP Power Supply, (608) 834-4500,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News WEC Energy Group,  Wind,  WPPI,  

    GE Onshore Wind Turbines in N.Am Power the Equivalent of 11,000,000 U.S. Homes (Opinions, Editorials & Asides)
    GE,General Electric
    Date: 2018-05-23
    "Iowa may conjure up images of sweeping cornfields dotted with farms, but this Midwestern state has been at the forefront of wind energy technology since 1983, when it became the first state to enact a renewable-energy mandate, requiring local investor-owned utilities to use wind or solar sources for power generation. In 2017, Iowa generated 37 percent of its electricity from wind, the largest share nationwide.

    "GE Renewable Energy will now add to the state's remarkable base of renewables by helping local utility Alliant Energy erect 190 turbines at two new sites -- Upland Prairie in the state's northwest corner and English Farms further southeast -- to contribute additional 470 megawatts to Iowa's renewables capacity, enough power to supply the equivalent of 180,000 American homes.

    "Those two new projects will also propel GE Renewable Energy to break a record of its own: The business unit's onshore wind capacity in North America now exceeds 40 gigawatts. Its 25,000-plus turbines now have the capacity to power the equivalent of 11 million U.S. homes.

    "Worldwide, the stats are even more impressive. GE Renewable Energy has more than 60,000 MW of onshore wind turbines installed across the globe -- enough to theoretically supply all of Indonesia.

    "Since entering wind energy 15 years ago, GE Renewable Energy has provided turbines for some of the largest sites in the U.S, including the 845 MW Shepherds Flat Wind Farm in Oregon and the Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center and Capricorn Ridge Wind Farm in Texas. The company also supplied five 6 MW turbines for America's first offshore wind farm near Block Island, Rhode Island.

    "GE's own contributions speak to a larger truth: Wind is blowing up. In the last decade, U.S. wind capacity has tripled to 54,000 wind turbines with a combined capacity of nearly 90,000 MW housed in 41 states, as well as Guam and Puerto Rico. Wind power is now the largest source of renewable generating capacity in the U.S., according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)." (Source: General Electric, May 21, 2018) Contact: GE,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Wind,  General Electric,  Wind,  

    EIB Commits €50 Mn to Spanish Wind Farms Totaling 300 MW (Int'l)
    European Investment Bank
    Date: 2018-04-30
    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced it would commit €50 million in loans to finance the Goya Project -- 9 wind power projects developed by the Spanish firm Forestalia Renovables in the Aragon region of Spain.

    The Goya project, which is backed by shareholders Mirova, General Electric, Engie, and Forestalia, which is also active in PV and biomass projects. The Goya Project is the first wind power concession in Spain to be awarded without public subsidies or incentives. (Source: EIB, Forsetralia, April, 2018) Contact: Forestralia,; European Investment Bank,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News European Investment Bank,  Wind,  

    GE Renewable Energy Confirms First Jordanian Wind Project (Int'l)
    General Electric Renewable Energy
    Date: 2018-04-11
    GE Renewable Energy is reporting it will supply its latest generation of 3.6-137 wind turbines to Mass Energy Group Holding, a subsidiary of Mass Global, for installation at the 100 MW Mass Wind project in the Jordan. When fully operational by the end of 2019, the wind farm is expected to generate sufficient power for 150,000 homes and reduce carbon emissions by 233,800 metric tpy. The project is both GE Renewable Energy's and Mass Global's first project in Jordan.

    The project supports the Kingdom of Jordan's commitment to meeting its Vision 2025 renewable energy targets to increase the share of renewable energy in the total energy mix to 11 pct and drive domestic energy production to 39 pct. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, SmarterAnalyst, 9 April, 2018) Contact: Mass Energy Group Holding,; GE Renewable Energy, Vikas Anand, General Manager Onshore Wind Business,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News General Electric Renewable Energy,  GE Renewable Energy,  Wind,  

    PGE Seeking Renewable Energy Bids (Ind. Report)
    Portland General Electric
    Date: 2018-03-09
    In Oregon, Portland General Electric (PGE) reports it is looking to add 100 average megawatts of renewable energy that complies with the state's renewable portfolio standard requiring the utility to source 15 pct of its retail load with renewables, rising to 20 pct in 2020 and ultimately to 50 pct in 2040. Price will be the most important consideration as the bids are scored by an independent evaluator, the utility stressed.

    The bids could include power purchase agreements (PPAs) or any of several ownership structures, including PPAs with purchase options or obligations, sales of existing assets, acquisition of project development assets and rights, joint ownership, and build-own-transfer agreements, the utility notes. PGE plans to submit a final draft RFP to the Oregon PUC by the end of next week, and a tentative schedule sees proposals due by June 15 and the process completed by year end. (Source: PGE, Portland Business Journal, 2 Mar., 2018)Contact: Portland General Electric, Steve Corson, (503) 464-8444,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Portland General Electric,  Wind,  Solar,  Renewable Energy,  

    GE Launches Reservoir Energy Storage Platform (New Prod & Tech)
    General Electric,GE Global Research
    Date: 2018-03-09
    In Niskayuna, New York, the General Electric Global Research Center is reporting the launch of "The Reservoir" energy storage platform starting with a 1.2 MW/4 MWh unit as the building block of the modular system.

    The platform is suitable both for decentralized grids and remote locations and can help customers integrate higher levels of renewable power, improve grid operations and can support more distributed generation. (Source: GE Global Research Center, Renewables, Mar., 2018) Contact: GE Global Research Center, Keith Longtin, (518) 387-7914,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Global Research Center,  General Electric,  Energy Storage,  

    Vestas Tops Top Ten Wind Turbine OEMs List (Int'l Report)
    Siemens Gamesa, Goldwind, General Electric and Enercon,Vestas
    Date: 2018-02-28
    According to Baltimore-based business advisory firm FTI Consulting, Danish manufacturer Vestas was the world's largest wind turbine supplier in 2017, due to its wide geographic diversification strategy and strong performance in the US market.

    Vestas is followed by Siemens Gamesa, Goldwind, General Electric and Enercon, in that order. The rest of the wind OEMs in the top 10 are all Chinese-based manufacturers. (Source: FTI Consulting, ESI Africa, 26 Feb., 2018) Contact: FTI Consulting,; Vestas, +45 9730 0000,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind Turbine,  Vestas,  Siemens Gamesa,  Goldwind,  GE Wind,  Enercon,  

    Advance Energy Storage -- Laying Platform for Efficient Electricity Delivery And Management -- Report Available (Ind. Report)

    Date: 2018-02-28
    According to the just released Advance Energy Storage -- Laying Platform for Efficient Electricity Delivery And Management report from Energias Market Research Pvt. Ltd., the global advance energy storage market is expected to grow from $8.8 billion in 2017 to $17.6 billion in 2024 -- a CAGR of 9.1 pct from 2018 to 2024.

    Factors propelling the growth of market include electric energy storage for energy arbitrage and increasing investment in modernizing the grid for robust and resilient electricity delivery system.

    The report segments the Advance Energy Storage market by technology : mechanical; electrochemical; -- electrical; chemical; biological and others. The report also segments the Advance Energy Storage market by application. The report notes the key players in Advance Energy Storages Market are Alevo, AES, GE, Altair, LG Chem, Samsung SDI Co., Ltd, General Electric Company, and Tesla, Inc., Hitachi,Ltd., Calmac, ABB Ltd. are among others. It also notes that North America represents largest region for the growth of Advance Energy Storages market.

    Global Advance Energy Storage Market Outlook, Trend and Opportunity Analysis, Competitive Insights, Actionable Segmentation & Forecast 2024 details are HERE. Source: Energias Market Research, PR, 27 Feb., 2018) Contact: Energias Market Research, Manas Nagi , Bus. Dev., (716) 239-4915,,

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    Invenergy Refinancing 110.4-MW Michigan Wind Farm (Ind. Report)
    Date: 2018-02-14
    Chicago-headquartered renewable energy developer Invenergy Wind LLC reports it has secured debt from existing and new lenders -- Natixis, Norddeutsche Landesbank, Zions Bancorporation, and Siemens Financial Services -- to refinance the 110.4-MW Gratiot County wind farm in Michigan.

    The Gratiot County wind farm near the village of Breckenridge, is powered by 69 General Electric turbines of 1.6 MW each. The facility has been onlione since 2012, selling its output to utility DTE Energy under a 20-year PPA through 2032. (Source: Invenergy Wind LLC, Renewables Now, Others, 13 Feb., 2018) Contact: Invenergy Wind LLC, (312) 224-1400,

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    GE, Arenko Partner on UK Grid Scale Energy Storage (Ind. Report)
    General Electric ,Arenko Group
    Date: 2018-02-05
    General Electric Company and Arenko Group are reporting an alliance to build UK grid scale energy storage systems combining GE's battery technology, power electronics and advanced controls expertise with Arenko's leadership in operating batteries in the UK market and proprietary energy trading software platform.

    Arenko has invested in a 41MW battery energy storage system supplied by GE. The project is one of the largest in the UK and globally with the ability to provide affordable, on-demand power to the equivalent of approximately 100,000 UK homes.

    The project will be operated though Arenko's software to digitally deploy energy and access multiple services and system needs. The battery system's reliability and performance will be underpinned and protected by GE's long-term support. (Source: GE, Arenko Group, Smarter Anatyst, 5 Feb., 2018) Contact: Arenko Group, Rupert Newland, CEO,, +44 (0) 207 243 7101,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News General Electric ,  Arenko Group,  Battery,  Energy Storage,  

    Middle Eastern Renewables Could Require $30Bn Plus, says GE (Int'l)
    General Electric
    Date: 2018-01-29
    General Electric (GE) reports it is expanding its renewable energy footprint in the Middle East where it currently has 2GW turbine capacity. The company expects a capital investment of $30 billion to $40 billion to meet its 2035 Middle Eastern renewable energy -- primarily wind and solar energy -- targets.

    The company currently has around 2GW of renewables turbine capacity in the Pakistan and Middle Eastern markets, a wind blade manufacturing facility in Turkey, an agreement to develop a conventional 120MW sub-station in Egypt, and is eyeing other opportunities in the ongoing round of renewables and is working with developers bidding for the Saudi renewable energy projets. (Source: GE, The National UAE, 18 Jan., 2018) Contact: GE Europe, Yves Rannous, CEO, GE Renewable Energy , +32 2 235 6855,

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    GE Renewable Energy Inks $10.4Bn in Orders In 2017 (Ind. Report)
    GE Renewable Energy
    Date: 2018-01-29
    In its just released Q4 and full 2017 results, industrial behemoth General Electric (GE) notes its subsidiary renewable energy division GE Renewable Energy generated a total of $10.4 billion worth of orders and $10.3 billion of sales.

    The company claimed 30 pct growth in its international onshore wind orders in 2017. GE Renewable Energy also secured the orders for the largest wind farm in the US, the 2 GW (gigawatt) Wind Catcher farm in Oklahoma, and the largest wind farm in Australia, the 453 MW Coopers Gap Wind Farm in North Queensland. In 2017, GE Renewable Energy also completed the $1.65 billion acquisition of wind blade manufacturer LM Wind Power. GE Renewable Energy is also now the first offshore wind supplier with projects in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Additionally, GE's hydro division saw full-year growth of 10 pct in orders and 40 pct in services, and booked over $100 million in hydro orders. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Various Media, CleanTechnica, 25 Jan., 2018)Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Pete McCabe,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  Renewable Energy,  Wind,  Solar,  Hydro,  

    EU OK's GE, Mirova Spanish Wind Farms Acquisition (Int'l, M&A)
    Date: 2018-01-10
    The European Commission (EC) reports it has approved France's Mirova-Eurofideme 3 venture capital fund and US conglomerate General Electric's acquisition and joint control of Idesamgar SL and Idesamgar SL 1, which will encompass nine wind farm projects in Spain.

    Mirova-Eurofideme 3 invests in renewable energies, sustainable equities and green bonds for institutional players. General Electric is a global company active in the investment market in the energy sector, and in the production and maintenance of hydroelectric, wind and solar power generators.

    In approving the acquisition, the EC concluded that the proposed concentration did not raise competition concerns because of its limited impact on the market. (Source: Mirova-Eurofideme, GE, New Europe Online, 8 Jan., 2018) Contact: Mirova-Eurofideme,; GE Europe, Yves Rannous, CEO, GE Renewable Energy , +32 2 235 6855,

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    GE Aviation Testing 100 pct GEVO ATJ Fuel (Ind. Report)
    GEVO,GE Aviation,FAA
    Date: 2017-12-13
    Englewood, Colorado-based isobutanol producer GEVO, Inc. reports that GE Aviation has begun jet engine combustor component testing with 100 pct GEVO renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ). The testing is part of the FAA Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise Program, the agency's principal environmental effort to accelerate the development of new aircraft, engine technologies and sustainable alternative jet fuels.

    This round of testing is specifically designed to enable the greater displacement of petroleum-based jet fuel by bio-based hydrocarbon fuels with similar performance characteristics to commonly used petroleum-based fuels, albeit with reductions in particulate matter and other air quality related emissions. Accoding to GEVO, its ATJ has the potential to improve performance by providing greater energy density which translates into better mileage.

    Evandale, Ohio-based GE Aviation is a part of General Electric Company, and is a world-leading provider of jet engines, components and integrated systems for commercial and military aircraft. (Source: GEVO, PR, 11 Dec., 2017) Contact: GE Aviation,; GEVO, Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358,,

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    NextEra Commissions Bluff Point Indiana Wind Farm (Ind. Report)
    NextEra Energy Resources,AEP,Appalachian Power
    Date: 2017-12-11
    Following on our August 30th coverage, NextEra Energy Resources reports the commissioning of the Bluff Point Wind Energy Center in Jay County, Indiana.

    The Bluff Point Wind Energy Center incorporates 57 General Electric wind turbines capable of generating almost 120 MW which is being purchased by American Electric Power. AEP will, in turn, service roughly 1 million customers of Appalachian Power in West Virginia, Tennessee and Virginia with the energy generated from Bluff Point. (Source: NextEra Energy Resources, Connerville News Examiner, 8 Dec., 2017) Contact: NextEra Energy Resources LLC, Zack Melda, Project Director, (561) 691-7171,; Appalachian Power,; AEP, (614) 716-1000,

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    PGE Plans Major Energy Storage Investment (Ind. Report)
    Portland General Electric
    Date: 2017-11-06
    Portland General Electric Company (PGE) reports it will submit a 39 MW energy storage plan to the Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC), including a planned investment ranging from $50 million to $100 million, later this month. The PGE investment exceeds the state-mandated energy storage requirement by more than seven times.

    In 2015, the Oregon legislature passed legislation requiring all investor-owned utilities, including PGE, to add at least 5 MW of energy storage, not to exceed 1 pct of its 2014 peak loads. In 2014, PGE's peak was 3.9 GW, so 39 MW would be the maximum storage PGE would be permitted to add, according to the Portland Business Journal. (Source: Portland GE, Portland Bus. Journal, PV Mag., 31 Oct., 2017) Contact: Portland General Electric, Steve Corson, (503) 464-8444,

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    Masdar's Salicornia Jet Biofuels Project Underway (Int'l, R&D)
    Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
    Date: 2017-11-03
    In Abu Dubai, the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology's Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC) is reporting the harvesting of its first crop of oil-rich Salicornia grown at the site of the Seawater Energy and Agriculture System (SEAS) pilot in Masdar City . The crop is part of an aviation biofuel pilot project based around the use of brackish water or seawater and supported by Etihad Airways, Boeing, Takreer, Safran, and General Electric.

    . The clean Salicornia oil is to be processed at the Takreer Research Center for conversion into aviation biofuel to be mixed at low concentration with regular jet fuel. (Source: Masdar, 30 Oct., 2017) Contact: Masdar Institute, Shaima Al Jarman, Marketing & Communications, +971 02 8109365,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Masdar Institute of Science and Technology,  Jet Biofuel,  Avioation Biofuel,  Biofuel,  

    Akuo Completes 150-MW Texas Wind Farm Construction (Ind. Report)
    Akuo Energy
    Date: 2017-11-01
    French renewable power producer Akuo Energy reports construction has been completed on the 150-MW Rocksprings wind farm in Val Verde County, Texas. The wind farm incorporates 53, 2.3-MW wind turbines and 16 units of 1.72-MW machines supplied by General Electric. GE Energy Financial Services provided tax equity and UK-based investor John Laing Group plc injected $85 million cash equity.

    The wind park has two separate power purchase agreements (PPAs) in place -- An international firm will buy 100 MW of the generated electricity for 15 years, while US retail giant Walmart Stores Inc (will purchase the other 50 MW under a 12-year deal. (Source: Akuo Energy, Renewables Now, Others, 30 Oct., 2017) Contact: Akuo Energy, +33 1 47 66 09 90,,

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    Microsoft Adding 37 MW of Wind Energy to Irish Grid (Ind. Report)
    Date: 2017-10-09
    In Dublin, Microsoft Corp. reports it is entering into a 15-year PPA with GE for purchase 100 percent of the wind energy from its new, 37-MW Tullahennel wind farm in County Kerry, Ireland. As part of the deal, Microsoft also signed an agreement with Dublin-based, Mitsubishi-controlled energy trading company ElectroRoute which will provide energy trading services to Microsoft.

    This PPA builds on Microsoft's strategic partnership with GE, announced last year. The wind farm will integrate GE's Digital Wind Farm technology, which makes renewable energy outputs even more reliable. Microsoft is also acquiring an Irish energy supply license from GE. The supply license will benefit both Microsoft and the Irish power grid, as it allows the company the flexibility to easily grow and invest in renewable energy in Ireland over time. ElectroRoute will act as trading service provider for the supply company. Once operational, the new wind project will bring Microsoft's total global direct procurement in renewable energy projects to almost 600 MW. (Source: Microsoft, PR, 9 Oct., 2017) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Sebastien Duchamp,,; ElectroRoute, +353 1 687 7122,

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    John Laing Takes Majority Stake in 149-MW Texas Wind Farm (M&A)
    John Laing Group,Akuo Energy
    Date: 2017-10-04
    UK-based John Laing Group plc reports it is investing $85 million for a majority stake in Akuo Energy, the French renewable power producer controlling the 149-MW Rocksprings wind project in Val Verde County, Texas. The acquisition is John Laing's third renewable energy investment in the US.

    The Rocksprings project will incorporate 53 General Electric (GE) 2.3-MW wind turbines plus 16, 1.72-MW turbines. The facility will sell its output to two investment grade corporate off-takers. (Source: John Laing Group, Renewables, 29 Sept., 2017) Contact: John Laing Group plc, +44 (0) 20 7901 3200,,; Akuo Energy, +1 31 22 83 34 00,,

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    MidAmerican Repowering Iowa Wind Turbines (Ind. Report)
    MidAmerican Energy
    Date: 2017-09-25
    In the Hawkeye State, MidAmerican Energy reports it will upgrade hundreds of older wind turbines across Iowa for increased unit efficiency and power generation capacity. The older turbines will be retrofitted with newer, more efficient components, including longer blades, to extend the life of the turbines.

    MidAmerican has entered into agreements with General Electric (GE) to complete the upgrades that are slated to begin later this year at various sites including the Victory wind farm in Crawford and Carroll Counties and the Intrepid wind farm in Buena Vista and Sac Counties. Additional sites and schedules are expected at a later date. (Source: MidAmerican Energy, CBC Online, 24 Sept., 2017) Contact: MidAmerican Energy , Bill Fehrman, Pres., CEO, Mike Gehringer, VP Renewable Energy, (888) 427-5632,

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    Bluff Point Wind Center Energy Construction Underway (Ind. Report)
    NextEra Energy Resources
    Date: 2017-08-30
    In a news release, NextEra Energy Resources LLC reports construction of its $200 million wind project in Jay and Randolph counties Indiana is well underway. The project includes construction of the 119.9-MW Bluff Point Wind Energy Center in southern Jay County and 57 General Electric wind turbines which are expected to generate sufficient power for more than 36,000 homes. the release said. (Source: NextEra Energy Resources LLC, WISHTV, 28 Aug., 2017) Contact: NextEra Energy Resources LLC, Zack Melda, Project Director, (561) 691-7171,

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    Turkish Firm Constructing Kosovo, Ukraine Wind Farms (Int'l)
    Guris Holding
    Date: 2017-08-23
    Ankara, Turkey-headquartered Guris Holding reports it is constructing a 32-MW wind farm in Kosovo and a 30-MW plant in Odessa, Ukraine. Both facilities will incorporate General Electric turbines and are slated for completion and commissioning in August-September 2018.

    According to the company's website, its renewables portfolio includes wind, hydro and geothermal plants. The company has also purchased the license of an 88-MW wind project in Afyon province, western Turkey. The Afyon-2 plant is expected to generate 255 million kWh of electricity per year, according to the website. (Source: Guris Holding, Dunya Daily, Other Media, 21 Aug., 2017) Contact: Guris Holding, +90 312 438 1150,

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    Home Depot Goes Rooftop Solar (Ind. Report)
    Home Deport,Tesla
    Date: 2017-08-21
    Atlanta-headquartered big box home renovation retailer Home Depot reports that 50 of its locations in five states -- New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Connecticut , California and the District of Columbia – will soon sprout rooftop solar installations of 50,000 panels on average. Home Depot is partnering with with Tesla and Current, a General Electric subsidiary for the project.

    Home Depot will make use of power purchase agreements in leasing roof space and generating solar energy. It is expected that electricity grid demand at every Home Depot store will be reduced by the solar farms at a level that is estimated to be between 30 pct and 35 pct per year. Previously this year, Home Depot invested in a renewable energy farm in Northeast Texas and has committed to purchasing approximately 50 megawatts per year of wind energy. (Source: Home Depot, TechnoTribune, 19 Aug., 2017) Contact: Home Depot,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Home Deport news,  Tesla news,  Rooftop Solar news,  Solar news,  

    Oklahoma to Host World's Second Largest Wind Farm (Ind. Report)
    Date: 2017-07-31
    In Oklahoma, Invenergy is developing the world's second largest wind farm -- the 2,000 MW Wind Catcher and an accompanying 350-mile high-voltage transmission line. Upon completion, the massive $4.5 billion installation, which will utilize General Electric 2.5 MW wind turbines, will be sold to Columbus, Ohio-headquartered American Electric Power. (Source: Invenergy, MotelyFool, 29 July, 2017)Contact: Invenergy, Michael Mulcahey, Business Development Manager, (312) 224-1400,; Ameriscan Electric Power, (614) 716-1000,

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    Suez Wind Project Bidder Shortlist Announced (Int'l Report)
    Egypt New and Renewable Energy Authority
    Date: 2017-07-28
    The Egyptian New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) is reporting it has selected four international companies -- Vestas, Siemens, Enercon and Ray Power -- as bidders for the establishment of a 250 Mw wind farm in the Gulf of Suez. The new bids will be received from the four companies by mid-August. Twenty-one companies, including Orascom, General Electric, Lekela Power, and Nordic Power, purchased the tender prospectus,

    NREA also reports it has arranged a €115 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to finance the wind farm project which is expected to get underway in 2018. The Egyptian government plans to generate 20 pct of the country's electricity from renewabltoe sources by 2020. (Source: New and Renewable Energy Authority , DN Egypt, 25 July, 2017) Contact: Egypt New and Renewable Energy Authority, +20 0 22725891,; EIB,

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    Sault Ste. Marie Energy Storage Pilot Opening Soon (Ind. Report)
    Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator
    Date: 2017-07-21
    New York-headquartered Convergent Energy + Power is reporting the launch of a 7-MW battery energy storage pilot project in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The project is overseen by Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), which will pay Convergent to store and supply power.

    Construction on the complex began in December. The facility is expected to be fully operational by mid August. The facility was built with engineering and construction support from the PUC, General Electric, Whitby Hydro, S&T Group, JB Excavators, SalDan Construction, STEM Engineering Group, WSP, and N-Sci Technologies. (Source: Convergent Energy + Power, Sootoday, 19 July, 2017) Contact: Convergent Energy + Power, Johannes Rittershausen, CEO, Robin Gray, VP Operations, (917) 508-0190,,; Ontario IESO, John Cannella, (416) 506-2823,

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    GE Tackles JPMorgan Chase Energy Efficiency Upgrades (Ind. Report)
    General Electric
    Date: 2017-07-05
    In New York, GE reports it has begun the second phase of a collaboration with JPMorgan Chase & Co. to install new energy management and digital technology meant to boost energy efficiency at about 4,500 Chase branch offices nationwide.

    The effort includes controlling HVAC, sensors, software and lighting controls to help Chase branches cut electric and gas consumption by 15 pct.

    The deal is the next step of a program that began last year to retrofit Chase office with LED lighting. To date, 2,500 branch offices have had new lighting installed, cutting Chase's lighting energy consumption by 50 pct. (Source: GE, Columbus Dispatch, Others, 3 July, 2017) Contact: GE Power,; JPMorgan Chase Corporate Office, (212) 270-0589,

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    "An Historic Failure of American Global Leadership" (Opinions, Editorials & Asides)

    Date: 2017-06-02
    Trump Pulls U.S. Out of Paris Climate Agreement!

    Exxon, General Electric, BP, Tesla, Monsanto, Microsoft, Starbucks, Disney, and hundreds, if not thousands, of other national and international corporations and organizations, both large and small, as well as the 191 participant nations of the Paris Climate Accord -- with the exception of Syria and Nicaragua -- agree that "the Donald's" move displayed "an historic failure of American global leadership."

    We agree with America's friends and foes alike -- President Donald J. Trump and his administration have displayed an historic failure of good judgement, accountability, responsible government and transparent leadership!

    In our opinion, America needs a new team in the White House! -- Editor, LC Energy Reports

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