The Blue Sky facility, which is expected to come in at roughly $400 million, will be constructed near Morris, Gundy County, Illinois and is expected to begin commercial operations in 2024 when it will provide an estimated 585,000 megawatt hours per of carbon-free, renewable electricity to the PJM grid -- sufficient power for more than 67,000 Illinois homes.
Scout is a portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, a specialist global investment manager focused exclusively on renewables, storage, and grid support infrastructure.
(Source: Scout Clean Energy, PR, Website, 2022) Contact: Scout Clean Energy, Chad Thompson, 901-331-0779, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.scoutcleanenergy.com; RES Group, Tim Jordan, Senior VP of Solar Construction, www.res-group.com
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Consistent with its other training programs, BUILT GREEN Net Zero Energy+ for Single Family New Homes program maintains energy efficiency as its fundamental component, integrating the EnerGuide label through Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). It then goes beyond energy efficiency, moving the industry toward a more holistic approach to sustainable building practices: including the preservation of natural resources, reduction of pollution, ventilation and air quality, and home durability. As such, builders and their customers receive the BUILT GREEN® label and the EnerGuide label verifying the energy performance and the green features integrated into the home.
Built Green certification is on the building, not the builder nor the energy advisor. Third-party energy certification is through NRCan-licensed service organizations. Builders pursuing this certification are required to pass the training course, BUILT GREEN Net Zero Energy for New Construction, and may work with any NRCan licensed energy advisor.
BUILT GREEN Net- Zero Energy for New Construction introduces concepts and techniques for developing high performance and net-zero new construction projects. In addition to advanced envelope and mechanical system content, the course includes discussion on how occupant behavior impacts the overall energy use in a house and affects the sizing of renewable energy systems. (Source: Built Green Canada, PR, Jan., 2022)
Contact: Built Green Canada, Karen Podolski, 855-485-0920, email@example.com, www.builtgreencanada.ca
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SGRE has more than 1.2 GW on order in western Canada with the SG 4.X platform for installation through 2023. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, PR, Nov., 2021) Contact: Renewable Energy Systems, www.res-group.com; Siemens Gamesa, www.siemensgamesa.com
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For example, in Iowa, Textile Brewery LLC will use a $20,000 grant to purchase and install a 38-KW solar array. This project will save the company nearly $20,000 in electricity costs and will replace 50 pct of the electricity it uses each year.
USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to support infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural, Tribal and high-poverty areas. (Source: USDA Rural Development , PR 22 Apr., 2021) Contact: USDA Rural Development www.usda.gov, www.rd.usda.gov; Rural Energy for America Program, www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-energy-america-program-renewable-energy-systems-energy-efficiency
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Maverick Creek, RES's largest North American project, was originally developed by Roaring Fork Wind LLC -- a joint venture partnership between RES and Steelhead Americas (Vestas' development arm in North America) -- and Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.
RES is the world's largest independent renewable energy company active in onshore and offshore wind, solar, energy storage, transmission and distribution. (Source: RES, PR, 20 Apr., 2021)
Contact: RES, Tim Jordan, Snr. VP Construction, www.res-group.com; Roaring Fork Wind LLC, ca.linkedin.com/company/roaring-fork-energy-partners
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According to ORE, the test facility will help develop, test, and evaluate technologies related to drones and robotic systems for monitoring and maintaining offshore energy installations. The Northumberland facility will also cover coastal onshore systems and help companies and universities develop renewable energy systems and projects. (Source: ORE Catapult, PR, electropages, 3 Mar., 2021) Contact: Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Paul McKeever, Head of Strategic Research, +44 (0) 333 004 1400, www.ore.catapult.org.uk
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The Skookumchuck project is the company's 12th wind facility in the U.S. Southern Power purchased a majority stake in the facility from Renewable Energy Systems (RES) Group in Oct, 2019 for an undisclosed price. The wind farm is expected to generate sufficient power for roughly 30,000 homes.
(Source: Southern Power, PR, Website, Daily Chronicle, 6 Dec., 2020)Contact: Southern Power, www.southernpowercompany.com; TransAlta, (855) 255-9184, www.transalta.com; Renewable Energy Systems Group, RES Americas, Andrew Fowler, (303) 439-4225, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.res-americas.com
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Southern Power is the majority owner with TransAlta Corporation holding a minority ownership position in the Skookumchuck Wind Facility which was developed and constructed by Renewable Energy Systems.
Southern Power's wind portfolio includes more than 2,115-MW of wind generation -- part of the company's 4,510-MW renewable fleet of 41 wind and solar facilities operating or under construction. (Source: Southern Power, PR, Power Eng., 1 Dec., 2020) Contact:
Southern Power, Bill Grantham, Pres.,(404) 506-5000, www.southerncompany.com; RES Group,www.res-group.com; PSE, David Mills, Snr. VP, CSO, Bob Stolarski, Director Energy Management and Renewables, (425) 454-2000, www.pse.com
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When online, the 800-acre Wapello Solar farm will generate sufficient power for 45,000 households. Central Iowa Power Cooperative will purchase all of the Wapello Solar project's output.
Clenera acquires, develops, builds and manages utility-scale solar farms and energy storage facilities throughout the U.S.
The company's current operating portfolio exceeds 1.3GW with more than 14GW of solar and storage assets in development. (Source: Clenera, PR, 27 Oct., 2020)
Contact: CIPCO, Bill Cherrier, CEO, www.cipco.net;
RES Group, Tim Jordan, Senior VP of Solar Construction, www.res-group.com; Clenera, www.clenera.com
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The incentive program is being made available through Rhode Island Commerce's Renewable Energy Fund and supported thanks to the state's participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Incentives will be made available in four rounds between September 2020 and May 2021.
Download program details HERE.
(Source: RI Office of Energy Resources, PR, Contact: RI Office of Energy Resources, www.energy.ri.gov; Rhode Island Climate Change Program, www.climatechange.ri.gov
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USDA is investing in 17 rural small businesses and agricultural producers through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Grants and Guaranteed Loans. Investments can used for renewable energy systems such as wind, solar, biomass, geothermal and hydropower. REAP funding can also be used for energy audits and to make energy efficiency improvements to heating, ventilation and cooling systems, insulation, lighting and refrigeration.
USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas. (Source: USDA Rural Development, Salina Post, 26 Sept., 2020) Contact: USDA Rural Development, www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-energy-america-program-renewable-energy-systems-energy-efficiency/mn, www.rd.usda.gov/ks
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The DNR is offering a total of $4.5 million for high-efficiency lighting, high-efficiency HVAC systems, combined heat and power systems, renewable energy systems, waste heat recovery, energy-efficient pumps, building shell improvements, insulation and other measures that reduce energy use and cost.
The loan application period runs through Oct. 30, 2020, for loans between $10,000 and $1 million. Since the Energy Loan Program's inception in 1989, the DNR has awarded over 622 loans, resulting in more than $118 million in completed energy efficiency projects and more than $214 million in estimated cumulative energy savings.
Download Energy Loan Program details HERE. (Source: Missouri DNR, Website, Aug., 2020)
Contact: Missouri Department of Natural Resources Division of Energy, (573) 751-2254 , (855) 522-2796, www.energy.mo.gov
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The Kamloops community climate action plan proposes the following:
The city notes that, in addition to emissions reductions actions already in place, the above efforts could potentially reduce GHG emissions by 538,000 to 556,000 tonnes of CO2 by 2050. In 2019 the city committed to maintain a 1.5 C temperature increase, as set out in the Paris Agreement as well as IPCC targets for emissions to be reduced by between 40 and 60 pct by 2030 or sooner.
(Source: City of Kamloops, Civic Web, July, 2020)
Contact: City of Kamloops , www.kamloops.civicweb.net; IPCC, www.ipcc.ch
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The facility, which was developed by Renewable Energy Systems Ltd, is the 11th wind park in Southern Power's portfolio comprising 4,510 MW of renewable energy assets, more than 2,100 MW of which are wind farms. The Southern Company unit will oversee the operations and maintenance of the plant while Siemens Gamesa will supply annual maintenance services.
This project is the first to-be-approved carbon offset project under the Verified Carbon Standard Program through an agreement with Royal Caribbean Cruises RCL. The carbon offsets generated will be sold to Royal Caribbean under a 12-year power purchase contract. (Source: Southern Company, Southern Power, Zacks, 24 June, 2020) Contact: Southern Power, www.southernpowercompany.com; Renewable Energy Systems Ltd., www.res-group.com
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PACE loans are long term, fixed rate, non-recourse loans secured by assessments on the property with priority equal to property tax.
PACE provides commercial real estate financing for HVAC systems, lighting, energy efficiency, energy conservation measures, water conservation such as low flow toilets and low flow fixtures, as well as renewable energy systems.
(Source: City of Norfolk, WJAG, 2 June, 2020) Contact: City of Norfolk, (402) 844-2000, www.norfolkne.gov
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SINN Power develops, constructs and sells innovative wave energy systems, high-tech generators, power electronic components and energy storage for wave energy systems and other renewable energy systems.
The SINN Power floating structure is aimed at harsh maritime environments with limited access to renewable energy.
(Source: SINN Power GmbH, Utilities, May, 2020) Contact: SINN Power GmbH, Dr-Ing. Philipp Sinn (CEO), +49 89 92566192, www.sinnpower.com
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The report was developed by: Air Liquide; American Honda Motor Co., Inc; Audi; Chevron; Cummins Inc.; Daimler AG: Mercedes-Benz FuelCell GmbH/Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America; Engie; Exelon Corporation; Hyundai Motor Company; Microsoft; Nikola Motors; Nel Hydrogen; Plug Power; Power Innovations; Shell; Southern California Gas Company; Southern Company Services; Toyota; and Xcel Energy.
Scout started of construction on Ranchero in January of this year. The completion follows the recently announced commencement of construction on Scout's 180MW Heart of Texas wind farm in McCullough County, Texas. The utility-scale project will incorporate 120, GE 2.5MW wind turbines with 127-meter rotors. Renewable Energy Systems (RES) constructed the project under a balance-of-plant contract.
Scout, a portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, is developing a portfolio of over 3,000 MW of wind, solar and energy storage projects across 10 US states. (Source: Scout Clean Energy, PR, 31 Oct., 2019) Contact: Scout Clean Energy, Michael Rucker, CEO, (303) 284-7566, email@example.com, www.scoutcleanenergy.com; Quinbrook, www.quinbrook.com
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When fully operational, the facility is expected to generate sufficient electric power for 79,000 homes.
An unnamed large Canadian corporate partner has inked a long-term PPA for the majority of the Rattlesnake Ridge energy output, according to the BHE Canada release. (Source: BHE Canada, Canadian Press, 15 Oct., 2019) Contact: Renewable Energy Systems, Sean Stocker, Project Mgr., +44 (0)1923 299 200, www.res-group.com; Berkshire Hathaway Energy, (515) 242-3022, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.berkshirehathawayenergyco.com
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The Exmooor National Park Authority noted it has already cut its carbon emissions by 30 pct by: improving energy efficiency within Authority-owned buildings; installing renewable energy along with a scheme to facilitate installation of 73 new renewable energy systems in local communities, farms and houses across Exmoor; the restoration of nearly 2,500 hectares of peatland in the National Park through the Exmoor Mires Partnership, with plans to extend this to at least 3,000 hectares.
Peatlands are the UK's single most important terrestrial carbon store, containing 20 times more carbon than all UK forests.
A functioning bog absorbs around 0.87 tpy of carbon per hectare year while dry peatland releases CO2 -- degraded peat in England is emitting an estimated 11 million tpy of CO2. (Source: Exmoor National Park Authority, Somerset County Gazette, 6 Oct., 2019) Contact: Exmoor National Park Authority, +44 1398 323665, www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk
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Congress appropriated $50 million for REAP grants and loan guarantees in fiscal year 2019.
REAP funding can be used for energy audits, renewable energy systems including biomass, geothermal, solar, hydropower biomass and others as well as energy efficiency upgrades such as HVAC energy efficiency improvements, insulation, lighting and refrigeration.
(Source: USDA, Farm & Dairy, 29 Aug., 2019) Contact: USDA, (202) 690-4730, (f) 202-690-4737, www.rd.usda.gov; REAP, www.rurdev.usda.gov
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Punjab Renewable, is involved in the collection, processing, storage and supply of paddy straw, cotton stalk, soya husk, maize cob and mustard stalk biomass for use in to power plants, biofuel production and various other applications.
Punjab Renewable notes it can handle more than 1,000 tpd and plans to scale up to 10,000 tpd in the next few years.
(Source: VCCircle, Royal Dutch Shell, 29 Aug., 2019) Contact: Shell India, www.shell.in;
Punjab Renewable Energy Systems, +91 22 2757 0498, www.prespl.com
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To view the report in its entirety, view the Report to the President of the United States from the Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity (PDF, 5.4 MB). In addition, to view the categories of the recommendations, please view the Rural Prosperity infographic (PDF, 190 KB).
USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas. (Source: USDA, 25 Aug., 2019) Contact: USDA Rural Development, www.rd.usda.gov
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Under the present announcement, USDA is investing $1 million in renewable energy projects.
The REAP grant funding can be used for energy audits and renewable energy systems such as biomass, geothermal, hydropower and solar, or for energy efficiency improvements to HVAC systems; insulation; and lighting and refrigeration, and others. (Source: USDA, Elko Daily Free Press, 11 July, 2019) Contact: USDA Rural Energy for America Program, www.rurdev.usda.gov
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REAP grants are divided into two categories. The Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvement Program awards money for renewable energy developments and efficiency improvements, while the Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Program allows recipients to conduct energy audits and provide assistance for farms and rural businesses.
Congress appropriated $50 million for REAP grants and loan guarantees in fiscal year 2019. (Source: USDA Rural Dev., Capital Press, 25 June, 2019) Contact: USDA REAP, rurdev.usda.gov
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