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BluEarth Renewables, RBC Ink Solar Power Agreement (Ind. Report)
BluEarth Renewables
Date: 2020-07-29
Calgary, Alberta-headquartered independent renewable energy power producer and developer BluEarth Renewables Inc. is reporting a solar power purchase agreement (PPA) with Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), the country's largest bank, and partner Bullfrog Power, each of which will purchase 31,500 MWh of solar power per year.

The PPA will support construction of two solar farms in southeast Alberta which, when completed in completed April, 2021, will generate 80,000 MWh per year.

RBC is targeting a 70 pct reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and increasing sourcing of renewable and non-emitting electricity to 100 pct by 2025. (Source: BluEarth Renewables, Website, 28 July, 2020) Contact: BluEarth Renewables, (403) 668-1575, info@bluearthrenewables.com, www. bluearthrenewables.com; Bullfrog Power, Ron Seftel, CEO, Jon McKay, Corporate Communications Manager, (416) 360.3464 ext. 239, jon.mckay@bullfrogpower.com, www.bullfrogpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Bullfrog,  BluEarth Renewables,  Solar,  Bullfrog Power,  


UK's East Anglia One Offshore Wind Farm Completed (Int'l. Report)
Scottish Power Renewables
Date: 2020-07-29
In the UK, Iberdrola-owned Scottish Power Renewables is reporting completion of the £2.5 billion ($3.219 billion), 714 MW, East Anglia One offshore wind farm roughly 20 miles of the Suffolk coast.

East Anglia One, with 102 turbines, is a joint venture between Glasgow-headquartered Scottish Power Renewables and Edinburgh-based Green Investment Group (GIG), owned by the Australian investment bank Macquarie. When fully operational the facility will generate sufficient energy for 630,000 homes or more. (Source: Scottish Power Renewables, Website, 28 July, 2020) Contact: Green Investment Group, +44 (0) 330 123 2167, www.greeninvestmentgroup.com; Scottish Power Renewables, +44 0 141 614 0000, www.scottishpowerrenewables.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Scottish Power Renewables,  Renewable Energy,  Offshore Wind,  East Anglia One,  


WEC Energy Taking 85 pct Stake in S.D. Wind Farm (M&A, Ind. Report)
WEC Energy,Avangrid Renewables
Date: 2020-07-29
Milwaukee-headquartered WEC Energy Group reports it will pay $235 million for an 85 pct ownership interest in Tatanka Ridge Wind Farm, under construction in Deuel County, South Dakota.

The Tatanka Ridge project is being developed by Avangrid Renewables, LLC, and will incorporate 56 wind turbines totaling 155 MW capacity. The project is expected to come online early in 2021 and has a long-term PPA for 100 pct of its energy output. WEC Energy Group investment is expected to be eligible for 100 pct bonus depreciation, The deal is subject to regulatory approvals.

WEC Energy Group principal utilities include: We Energies, Wisconsin Public Service, Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas, Michigan Gas Utilities, Minnesota Energy Resources and Upper Michigan Energy Resources. Another major subsidiary, We Power, designs, builds and owns electric generating plants. In addition, WEC Infrastructure LLC owns a growing fleet of renewable generation facilities in the U.S. Midwest. (Source: WEC Energy Group, PR, 28 July, 2020) Contact: WEC Energy Group, 414-221-2345, www.wecenergygroup.com; Avangrid Renewables, www.avangridren.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News WEC Energy,  Avangrid Renewables,  Wind,  


WindFloat Atlantic Operating at Full Capacity (Int'l. Report)
Vestas Offshore ,Principle Power
Date: 2020-07-29
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is reporting installation of the third and last V164-8.4 MW wind turbine on Principle Power's semi-submersible WindFloat Atlantic test platform 20 km off the Portuguese coast. The V164-8.4 MW wind turbines are the largest commercially-operating wind turbines installed offshore on floating platforms anywhere in the world.

WindFloat Atlantic is the first floating offshore wind farm in continental Europe, and will deliver an installed capacity of 25 MW -- sufficient power for 60,000 consumers in one year. The WindFloat Atlantic project was developed by the Windplus consortium, made up of EDP Renewables, Engie, Repsol and Principle Power. (Source: MHI Vestas, PR, reve, 28 July, 2020) Contact: Principle Power, (510) 280- 5180, www.principlepowerinc.com; Vestas, +45 97 30 00 00, vestas@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Principle Power,  Vestas,  WindFloat,  Offshore Wind,  Wind Turbine,  MHI Vestas,  Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP),  


Energy Storage Key in W. Australia Renewables Package (Int'l. Report)
Energy Storage
Date: 2020-07-27
In the Land Down Under, the Government of Western Australia State is touting the launch of a $66.3 million Regional Infrastructure Stimulus package focused on clean energy, efficiency and energy storage technologies and projects that will create jobs, reduce energy costs and improve Western Australia's renewable energy footprint.

The Regional Infrastructure Stimulus package includes an additional 50 standalone power systems, the installation of nine Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) in nine regional communities, and infrastructure upgrades in remote Aboriginal communities.

Each BESS project will require three months to deliver and reduce generation costs by up to $322,000 per year.

The Recovery Plan will help drive Western Australia State's economic and social recovery following the devastating impacts of COVID-19, according to the release. (Source: Gov. Western Australia, Mirage, 26 July, 2020) Contact: Gov. of Western Australia, Energy Minister, Bill Johnston, www.wa.gov.au › government › people › bill-johnston

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


ENGIE, EDP Launch Ocean Winds (Ind. Report)
ENGIE, EDP
Date: 2020-07-27
Global energy companies ENGIE and EDP have announced the launch of a new offshore wind energy company, Ocean Winds as the exclusive investment vehicle of ENGIE and EDP within the global offshore wind market.

Ocean Winds (OW) is equally controlled by both companies and aims to become one of the top five offshore global operators by combining the industrial and development capacity of both parent companies. (Source: ENGIE, EDP. Smart Energy, 23 July, 2020) Contact: ENGIE, Gwenaelle Avice-Huet, VP Renewables, www.engie.com/en; EDP Renewables, (713) 265-0350 (Houston), +351 21 001 25 00, www.edpr.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News ENGIE,  EDP,  Offshore Wind ,  


SWEEP Calls for Shift to Efficient All-Electric Bldg (Ind. Report)
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project
Date: 2020-07-27
A new report from the Boulder, Colorado-based Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) guides local governments through policy options and pathways to electrify new buildings -- a key strategy for meeting climate and public health goals. The report -- Building Electrification: How Cities and Counties are Implementing Electrification Policies -- with Adoptable Code Language -- provides insight to local governments seeking to encourage more all-electric buildings as a way to improve energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and cut GHG emissions in the built environment.

The report notes that with the electric grid increasingly powered by renewables and with advanced technologies like heat pumps and induction stoves now widely available, most experts agree all electric is the quickest way to zero-carbon buildings.

Cities and counties across the country, large and small, are evaluating, adopting, and implementing building electrification ordinances proving that electrification is not only necessary, but doable. Electrification policies range from simple incentives to all-electric requirements for new construction, with several intermediary options such as electric-ready or electric-preferred.

SWEEP is a public-interest organization promoting greater energy efficiency in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. (Source: Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, Website News Release, 27 July, 2020) Contact: Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, Jim Meyers, Buildings Program Director, 303.447.0078, info@swenergy.org, www.swenergy.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Southwest Energy Efficiency Project,  Energy Efficiency,  


BayWa, Elicio, Ideol Partner on ScotWind Bid (Int'l. Report)
BayWa, Elicio, Ideol
Date: 2020-07-24
German renewables specialist BayWa r.e. GmbH is reporting it will join the consortium formed by Paris-headquartered Ideol and Belgian offshore wind developer and operator Elicio, to prepare a joint bid for the Crown Estate Scotland's recently launched ScotWind tender call. The ScotWind leasing projects could potentially surpass £8.0 billion ($10.2 billion).

Crown Estate Scotland is the government agency the manages Scotland's seabed. (Source: Crown Estate Scotland, Riviera, 23 July, 2020) Contact: ScotWind, Crown Estate Scotland, www.crownestatescotland.com; BayWa r.e. GmbH, Matthias Taft, CEO, +49 (89) 383932 131, www.baywa-re.com; Elicio NV, +32 59 56 97 00, +32 59 56 97 01-fax., info@elicio.be, www.elicio.be/en; Ideol, +33 (0)4 86 20 80 50, www.ideol-offshore.com/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News BayWa,  Elicio,  Ideol ,  Offshore Wind,  


Greenlane Finance to Provide Biogas, RNG Support (Ind. Report)
Greenlane Biogas
Date: 2020-07-24
Barnably, British Columbia-based Greenlane Renewables is reporting a definitive joint venture agreement with the Paris-based SWEN Impact Fund for Transition (SWEN), to provide "biogas upgrading as a service" to developers and owners of renewable natural gas (RNG) projects in Europe.

The joint venture -- Greenlane Biogas Finance B.V. -- will "remove the burden of ownership" on Greenlane's clients by allowing them to replace initial capital outlays with a monthly fee. With capital provided by SWEN, the joint venture is expected to accelerate deployment of Greenlane's biogas upgrading systems and assist in the decarbonisation of Europe's gas sector. (Source: Greenlane, PR, July, 2020) Contact: Greenlane Biogas, Brad Douville, Pres., CEO, (604) 259-0343, brad.dauville@greenlanerenewables.com, www.greenlanebiogas.com; SWEN Impact Fund for Transition, +33 1 40 68 17 17, contact@swen-cp.fr, www.swen-cp.fr

More Low-Carbon Energy News Greenlane,  Biogas ,  


Renewables Included in Apple's Carbon-Neutral Goal (Ind. Report)
Apple
Date: 2020-07-24
In its 2020 Environmental Progress Report, multinational technology giant Apple announced a 10-year roadmap to reduce emissions by 75 pct by 2030 while developing innovative carbon removal solutions for the remaining 25 pct of its comprehensive footprint. The company is already carbon neutral for corporate emissions worldwide. By achieving the 2030 goal, the company would have brought its entire carbon footprint to net zero 20 years sooner than IPCC targets.

To that end, Apple will remain at 100 pct renewable energy for its operations -- focusing on creating new projects and moving its entire supply chain to clean power. Apple has commitments from over 70 suppliers to use 100 pct renewable energy for Apple production -- equivalent to nearly 8GW in commitments to power the manufacturing of its products. Once completed, these commitments will avoid over 14.3 million metric tpy of carbon emissions .

New and completed projects in Arizona, Oregon, and Illinois bring Apple's renewable capacity for its corporate operations to over 1GW -- equivalent to powering over 150,000 homes a year. Over 80 pct of the renewable energy that Apple sources for its facilities are now from Apple-created projects, benefiting communities and other businesses.

Download Apple's 2020 Environmental Progress Report HERE. (Source: Apple, July, 2020) Contact: Apple, www.apple.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Apple,  Renewable Energy,  


Iberdrola, Fertiberia Launch Green Hydrogen Project (Int'l. Report)
Iberdrola, Fertiberia
Date: 2020-07-24
Iberdrola and Madrid-based Fertiberia are reporting an agreement to invest €150 million to construct Europe's largest green hydrogen plant in Puertollano, in Ciudad Real, Spain.

The plant, which will incorporate a 100 MW PV solar plant, a lithium-ion battery system with a storage capacity of 20 MWh and one of the largest electrolytic hydrogen production systems in the world (20 MW), is expected to be completed and operational in 2021.

The facility's green hydrogen production will be used at Fertiberia's 200,000 tpy ammonia plant in Puertollano.

Download plant details HERE. (Source: Iberdrola, Fertiberia, PR, reve, 24 July, 2020) Contact: Fertiberia, Javier Goni, Pres., +34 915866200, Fax: +34 915866232, fertiberia@fertiberia.es, www.fertiberia.com; Iberdrola, www.iberdrolarenewables.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Iberdrola,  Green Hydrogen,  


Gainesville Utility Inks Solar-plus-Storage PPA (Ind. Report)
Gainesville Regional Utilities
Date: 2020-07-22
In the Sunshine State, Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU)is reporting a PPA with developer Origis Energy for a solar-plus-storage project in the state.

The project is claimed to be the first of its kind in GRU's service area and will combine 50MW of solar PV with 12MW of energy storage. It will be constructed by Origis Energy in Alachua County and is slated for completion in late 2022.

The City of Gainesville approved a target of 100 pct power from renewables 2045, with GRU developing its renewables portfolio as it progresses towards that goal. To date, BRU's resources include the 103MW biomass-fired Deerhaven Renewable Generation Station, 3.6MW of landfill-gas fired units and 18.5MW of feed-in tariff accredited solar. GRU also has approximately 9 MW of customer-owned and net-metered solar currently connected to its distribution system. (Source: Gainesville Regional Utilities, PR, July, 2020) Contact: Gainesville Regional Utilities, Ed Bielarski, GM, 352-334-3400, www.gru.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Gainesville Regional Utilities,  Solar,  Solar Storage,  


NV Energy Announces Greenlink, Solar-Storage Projects (Ind. Report)
NV Energy
Date: 2020-07-22
Las Vegas-based NV Energy is touting its plans for Greenlink Nevada, a proposed transmission and renewable energy initiative that will transform Nevada's clean energy landscape and position the state to achieve its environmental and carbon reduction goals.

Greenlink Nevada is comprised of two distinct transmission line segments that, once completed, will allow access to and future development of Nevada's renewable energy resources, will increase electric reliability for Nevadans and will position Nevada as an energy leader in the western U.S. The project will also provide the infrastructure needed to support the growth of new and expanding businesses in Nevada from west Henderson to Apex in North Las Vegas to Innovation Park outside of Reno.

Greenlink North, the first major segment, will be a 525 kV line that spans approximately 235 miles from Ely, NV to Yerington, NV. Greenlink West, the second major segment, will be a 351 mile, 525 kV line from Las Vegas, NV to Yerington, NV. Greenlink Nevada will also include three 345 kV lines from Yerington, NV to the Reno and Innovation Park areas to support new economic development. Greenlink Nevada is subject to the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada approval.

NV Energy also announced three new solar plus storage projects which will be built in southern Nevada and come online in 2023:

  • Dry Lake Solar Project -- 150 megawatt solar photovoltaic project with a 100 megawatt, four-hour battery storage system. The project will be located in Clark County, NV, 20 miles northeast of Las Vegas in a designated Solar Energy Zone on land leased from the Bureau of Land Management. It is being developed by NV Energy and will become its second and largest company-owned renewable project.

  • Boulder Solar III -- 128 megawatt solar array that includes a 58 megawatt, four-hour battery storage system. The project will be built in Clark County, NV in the Eldorado Valley south of Boulder City. It is being developed by 174 PowerGlobal and KOMIPO America Inc., who have vast experience developing over 550 megawatts of utility-scale solar generation plants in the Eldorado Valley. 174 PowerGlobal's solar energy and battery storage project pipelines in North America exceeds 10 gigawatts, including 2 gigawatts contracted and another 1.5 gigawatts in operation.

  • Chuckwalla Solar Project -- 200 megawatt (AC) solar photovoltaic array coupled with a 180 megawatt, four-hour battery storage system. The project will be located in Clark County, NV 25 miles northeast of Las Vegas within the Moapa River Indian Reservation. It is being developed by EDF Renewables North America, a market leading independent power producer and service provider with 35 years of expertise in renewable energy. EDF Renewables' North American portfolio consists of 16 gigawatts of developed projects and 11 gigawatts under service contracts. (Source: NV Energy, PR, 21 July, 2020) Contact: NV Energy, Doug Cannon, Pres., CEO, www.nvenergy.com

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


  • Notable Quote on UK Woody Biomass, Renewables Disconnect
    Woody Biomass
    Date: 2020-07-22
    "The views of the public are clear: Burning wood for electricity is both unpopular and destructive. It's time for the (UK) government to end the wasteful subsidies for this polluting industry -- especially when people don't even consider it to be renewable energy. In this respect, our data shows a striking disconnect between government policy and public opinion." -- Sasha Stashwick, NRDC

    A new online YouGov poll has found only 23 pct of Britons think electricity generated by burning forest woody biomass should be classified as "renewable energy". Additionally, 55 pct also disagreed with the Government's continued subsidies for this dirty source of energy as part of the UK's renewable energy strategy. Currently, the government gives more than £2 million per day in subsidies to power stations that burn biomass.

    While wind energy has 80 pct public backing and solar has 82 pct, only 3 pct say the Government should help companies that burn wood sourced from forests overseas, the poll found. Nearly all UK biomass is imported.(Source: NRDC, Southern Environmental Law Center, 22 July, 2020)Contact: SELC, David Carr, General Counsel , 434-977-4090, www.southernenvironment.org; NRDC, www.nrdc.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NRDC,  Woody Biomass,  UK Woody Biomass,  Wind,  Solar,  


    NJ Energy Efficiency, Renewables Legislation Advances (Reg.&>Leg.)
    New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
    Date: 2020-07-22
    In Trenton, the New Jersey Clean Energy Equity Act (SB 2484) that creates the Office of Clean Energy Equity within the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU), is reported to have passed the New Jersey Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

    The legislation, which gives low and mid-income community residents equal access to clean energy , would allow $50 million a year for energy efficiency and renewable energy and energy storage projects and technologies totaling more than 400 MW in low-income communities within 10 years. The legislation also requires new construction in low-income communities to be built "solar ready" and recommends the establishment of solar programs to benefit 250,000 low-income households by 2030 as well as clean energy, energy efficiency and energy storage training programs. (Source: NJPUB, Daily Energy Insider, 22 July, 2020) Contact: NJ BPU, Joseph L. Fiordaliso, Pres., 800-624-0241, www.bpu.state.nj.us

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


    Idemitsu Scores $71Mn Commitment for Solar Projects (Ind. Report)
    Idemitsu Renewables
    Date: 2020-07-20
    San Francisco-based solar and energy storage developer Idemitsu Renewables (fka Solar Frontier Americas) reports it has closed tax equity financing arranged by RBC Capital Markets for its 50 MWp Central 40 solar project in Stanislaus County, California and its 80 MW Pioneer Solar project in Adams County, Colorado. Both projects are under construction and expected to come on line before the year end. p> The Pioneer project will sell power to the not-for-profit Intermountain Rural Electric Association (IREA) cooperative based in Sedalia, Colorado, and the Central 40 facility will sell power to Silicon Valley Power, which serves the City of Santa Clara, California.

    Idemitsu Renewables, a Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd. subsidiary, acquires, develops, owns, and operates utility-scale solar power generation plants and sells clean energy to help communities both economically and ecologically, according to its website. (Source: Idemitsu Renewables, PR, July, 2020) Contact: Idemitsu Renewables, Cary Vandenberg, Managing Director, www.idemitsurenewables.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Idemitsu Renewables ,  Solar,  


    EDP Renewables Announces €2Bn Viesgo Acquisition (M&A, Int’l)
    EDP Renewables
    Date: 2020-07-20
    In Portugal, Lisbon-headquartered utility EDP reports it will acquire Spanish electricity company Viesgo from Macquarie funds in a deal worth more than €2 billion, including debt. The deal is expected to close before the year end.

    Under the agreement, EDP will acquire a 75.1 pct interest in Viesgo, including the interest currently owned by Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 4. Macquarie Super Core Infrastructure Fund will retain the remaining 24.9 pct.

    EDP, through its majority owned subsidiary EDP Renovaveis (EDPR) will acquire Viesgo's renewable energy portfolio that includes 24 wind farms and two mini hydro power plants located throughout Spain and Portugal with more than 500MW of installed net capacity.

    EDPR designs, develops, manages and operates wind and solar power plants that generate electricity from renewable energy sources. (Source: EDP, EDP Renewables, Global Legal Chronicle, 18 July, 2020) Contact: EDP Renewables, (713) 265-0350 (Houston), +351 21 001 25 00, www.edpr.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EDP Renewables,  M&A,  


    Cook County Releases Climate Change, Clean Energy Plan (Ind. Report)
    Cook County Illinois
    Date: 2020-07-17
    In Illinois, Cook County has released its 100 pct renewables by 2030 Clean Energy Plan and achieving a 45pct reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 and making County-owned facilities carbon neutral by 2050. To that end, the Plan calls for:
  • reducing carbon emissions through energy efficiency at County-owned buildings and maintaining the reductions through monitoring, education and other best practices;
  • renewing the County's electricity supply through on-site solar energy generation, procurement of renewable energy and energy storage; and
  • supporting the Clean Energy Plan action steps through policies such as new building standards for County facilities.

    The County has begun implementing elements of the Plan and already reduced its GHG emissions by roughly one-third since 2010, primarily through energy efficiency. Solar installations are being designed for county buildings and lighting and a comprehensive building automation system upgrades are underway.

    Download the Cook County Clean Energy Plan HERE. (Source: Cook County, IndiaPost, July, 2020) Contact: Cook County, Toni Preckwinkle, Pres., (312) 443-5500, www,cookcountyil.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy,  Clean Energy,  Energy Efficiency,  Climate Change,  


  • Tata to Develop Mumbai Hybrid Renewables Project (Int'l.)
    Tata Power
    Date: 2020-07-17
    India's largest integrated power company, Tata Power, reports it will develop a 225 MW hybrid renewable power project to supply electricity to its Mumbai distribution unit. The plant is expected to generate about 700 million units per year of energy and offset roughly 700 million Kg of CO2. Commissioning is expected within 18 months.

    Tata Power has an installed and managed capacity of 12,742 MW including renewable capacity of 3,782 MW, 2,637 MW of which is operational and 1,145 MW is under implementation including 225 MW completed. India is aiming for 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by the year 2022 -- 100 GW from solar, 60 GW from wind, 10 GW from bio-power and 5 GW from small hydro-power. (Source: Tata Power, PR, Xinhua 16 July, 2020)Contact: Tata Power, www.tatapower.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Tata Power,  Renewable Energy,  Wind,  Solar,  


    Octopus Renewables Fund Acquires UK Wind Farms (M&A, Int'l.)
    Octopus Renewables,Infinergy
    Date: 2020-07-15
    In the UK, a fund managed by London-based Octopus Group's specialist clean energy arm is reporting the acquisition of two onshore wind farms with a combined capacity of 16.8MW, marking the first deployment from the £185 million ($231.1 million) Renewable Energy Income Partnership (REIP) III fund.

    The South Lanarkshire wind farm was acquired from Muirhall Energy, WWS Renewables and a private investor and the Northamptonshire wind farm was acquired from Muirhall Energy, WWS Renewables and Infinergy. (Source: Octopus Renewables, IPE, 13 July 2020)Contact: Octopus Renewables, Peter Dias, www.octopusrenewables.com; Muirhall Energy, +44 1501 785088, www.muirhallenergy.co.uk; Infinergy, www.infinergy.co.uk

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Octopus Renewables,  Wind,  Infinergy,  


    Duke Renewables Completes Kroger Calif. Solar Project (Ind. Report)
    Duke Energy Renewables
    Date: 2020-07-15
    REC Solar, a subsidiary of Duke Energy Renewables, is reporting completion of a 1 MW rooftop solar installation for the Cincinnati-based grocery chain Kroger Co. The installation is at a 300,000-square-foot bakery facility serving two Kroger subsidiaries in California. The installation includes nearly 3,000 solar panels and can produce more than 2 GWh per year of power -- sufficient to power 240 homes.

    The city of La Habra, California, supported the project. (Source: Duke Energy Renewables, PR, Charlotte Business Journal, 14 July, 2020) Contact: REC Solar, www.recgroup.com; Duke Energy Renewables, Rob Caldwell, Pres, (704) 594-6200, rob.caldwell@duke-energy.com, www.duke-energy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Duke Energy Renewables,  Solar,  REC Solar,  


    Greenlane Supply PSA Systenm to Brazilian Ethanol, RNG Project (Int'l)
    Gleenlane
    Date: 2020-07-15
    Burnaby, B.C.-based Greenlane Renewables Inc. is reporting its wholly-owned subsidiary, Greenlane Biogas North America Ltd., has signed a Cdn. $2.4 million ($1.8 million US) contract to supply its pressure swing adsorption (PSA) biogas upgrading system to Brazilian sugar mill operator and ethanol producer Grupo Cocal for this first-of-its-kind renewable natural gas (RNG) project.

    The Greenlane supplied system will process and upgrade biogas created from the anaerobic decomposition of byproducts from Cocal's sugar refining and ethanol production process into clean RNG. The RNG will be used, in part, to displace diesel fuel in Cocal's commercial operations and vehicle fleet and provide a clean low-carbon supply of RNG for the local gas grid. (Source: Greenlane Renewables Inc., 8 July, 2020) Contact: Greenlane Biogas, Brad Douville, Pres., CEO, (604) 259-0343, brad.dauville@greenlanerenewables.com, www.greenlanebiogas.com; Grupo Cocal, www.cocal.com.br

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Greenlane Renewables,  RNG,  Biogas,  


    IBM Trumpets CO2 Emissions Reduction Success (Ind. Report)
    IBM,Climate Leadership Council
    Date: 2020-07-15
    IBM, a Founding Member of the Climate Leadership Council, reports it has reduced its operational CO2 emissions by 39.7 pct since 2005, well ahead of its goal of a 40 pct reduction in CO2 emissions by 2025. The company also notes 47 pct of the electricity it consumed in 2019 came from renewable sources, keeping the company on track to get 55 pct of its electricity from renewables by 2025. (Source: IBM Sustainability Report, July, 2020) Contact: IBM, www.ibm.com/us-en; Climate Leadership Council, Greg Bertelsen, www.clcouncil.org;

    More Low-Carbon Energy News IBM,  Carbon Emissions,  Renewable Energy,  Climate Leadership Council,  


    Aussie Telecommunications Giant Claims Carbon Neutrality (Int'l.)
    Telstra
    Date: 2020-07-10
    Telstra, Australia's largest telecommunications company , reports it has been "officially certified" as as carbon neutral by the Australian Climate Active Program

    To reach its goal, the company undertook a range of measures to reduce its emissions footprint, including the purchase of zero emissions renewables generated electricity, improved energy efficiency at some of its operational sites, and the purchase of carbon offsets from overseas, particularly in India, because of a lack of opportunities to invest in local carbon abatement projects. Of the remaining 2.33 million tonnes of Telstra's emissions footprint leftover to be offset 11,000 tonnes was offset using emissions reductions purchased from Australian based projects. (Source: Telstra, PR, July, 2020) Contact: Telstra, www.telstra.com.au; Australian Climate Active Program, www.climateactive.org.au

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Neutral,  Carbon Credits,  


    Businesses Face Energy Management Pressure (Study Attached)
    Deloitte
    Date: 2020-07-10
    According to Deloitte Resources' Energy Management: Paused by Pandemic, but Poised to Prevail 2020 study, the COVID-19 pandemic might be partially responsible for driving more efforts to reduce carbon emissions and manage energy use.

    The study notes roughly 60 pct of companies surveyed were under stakeholder pressure to disclose climate risks and to disclose plans to address those risks. The study also noted:

  • 63 pct of businesses surveyed have increased emission reduction goals;

  • 75 pct of business respondents said customers are asking them to procure renewable energy;

  • 51 pct were working to procure more electricity from renewable;

  • 60 pct of businesses citing have onsite generation -- 15 pct from cogeneration and 13 pct from renewables ;

  • 44 pct of business respondents have considered a microgrid.

    The study also noted more businesses are adopting technologies to manage and control electricity use and sources. Download the study HERE. (Source: Deloitte Resources , July, 2020) Contact: Deloitte, www2.deloitte.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Deloitte,  Energy Efficiency,  Energy Management,  Climate Change,  


  • PGE Planning 4-MW Battery Virtual Power Plant (Ind. Report)
    Portland General Electric
    Date: 2020-07-08
    In Oregon, Portland General Electric (PGE) is reporting plans to start a pilot programme this autumn aimed at creating 4 MW virtual power plant out of residential energy storage batteries and thus allow the integration of more intermittent renewable energy and enhance grid capabilities.

    Under the programme, PGE will offer incentives to customers looking to install 525 energy storage batteries and connect them into a VPP. The programme will also enable PGE to test new smart-grid control devices for managing electricity across its system. (Source: PGE, July, Renewables, 2020)Contact: PGE, Maria Pope, CEO, Steve Corson, (503) 464-8444, www.portlandgeneral.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Portland General Electric,  Battery,  Energy Storage,  


    $5bn Green Hydrogen Facility Slated for Saudi Arabia (Int'l. Report)
    Air Products,Neom, ACWA
    Date: 2020-07-08
    US-based Air Products is reporting a $5 billion agreement with the world's largest oil exporter Saudi Arabia's ACWA Power and Neom to construct the world's largest green hydrogen-based ammonia production facility in the kingdom's planned $500 billion futuristic city straddling the Saudi borders with Egypt, Palestine and Jordan.

    Air Products will hold the majority stake in the jointly owned and operated project that will produce green hydrogen through renewables-powered electrolysis, which will be used in the production of ammonia for export to global markets. Hydrogen has applications as a cleaner, alternative transportation fuel and other applications. Saudi Arabia is targeting the addition of 60 gigawatts of clean energy to the grid by 2030. (Source: Air Products, Neom, N Business, 8 July, 2020) Contact: ACWA Power, www.acwapower.com; Air Products, www.airproducts.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Air Products,  ACWA Power,  NEOM ,  Hydrogen,  Green Hydrogen,  Alternative Fuel,  


    Hawaiian Electric Renewables Projects Represent $3.5-$4Bn Investment (Ind. Report, Funding)
    Hawaiian Electric Company
    Date: 2020-07-06
    In Honolulu, Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) is reporting its 29 grid-scale renewable energy projects planned or under construction on four islands represent between $3.5 billion and $4 billion in investment in the state's clean energy economy.

    The number of projects in progress -- 14 on Oahu, 8 on Hawaii Island and 7 in Maui County -- is unprecedented in Hawaii. All but three would be built, owned and operated by independent power producers who will sell their electricity to HECO.

    These projects, along with the continued expansion of private rooftop solar, have the potential to move HECO to a renewable portfolio standard of more than 60 pct by the end of 2025, up from about 28 pct today. That would include being nearly 90 pct renewable in Maui County and nearly 100 pct on Hawaii Island.

    A number of projects are expected to come online this year, though some are still awaiting final regulatory and governmental approvals. They include: Honua Ola, a 21.5-MW biomass plant on Hawaii Island formerly known as Hū Honua; Na Pua Makani, a 24-MW wind project on Oahu; and, Mauka FIT 1, a 3.5-MW solar project on Oahu. In addition, the 38-MW Puna Geothermal Venture on Hawaii Island is expected to return to service this year after completing repairs to damage caused by the 2018 volcanic eruption.

    In addition to reducing the Aloha State's dependence on imported fuels for power generation, these projects also create construction and technical jobs, draw upon goods and services from local businesses, provide lease payments to local landowners and government agencies and generate tax revenue. (Source: HECO, PR, 1 July, 2020) Contact: HECO, Jim Alberts, Snr. VP Strategic Planning and Business Development, (808) 543-7780, www.hawaiianelectric.com

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    CT Green Bank Supports Energy Efficiency, Renewables (Ind. Report)
    Connecticut Green Bank
    Date: 2020-07-06
    The Connecticut Green Bank, the quasi-public agency tasked with attracting private investment in energy efficiency and renewable power projects, is reporting the launch of a new type of bond designed to attract middle-class investors to support projects that deal with climate change.

    Download Connecticut Green Bank details HERE. (Source: Connecticut Green Bank, July, 2020) Contact: Connecticut Green Bank, 860-563-0015, www.ctgreenbank.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Connecticut Green Bank,  CT Bank,  Energy Efficiency,  Renewable Energy,  


    Portland, S. Portland Call for 100 pct Renewables (Ind. Report)
    City of Portland,South Portland
    Date: 2020-07-06
    In Maine, the city of South Portland and the city of Portland are reporting the continuance of their One Climate Future, a comprehensive action plan to advance shared municipal energy priorities, including preparation for an eventual phasing out natural gas use and requiring more sustainable and renewable heating options.

    As previously reported, the two cities' joint Municipal Energy Priorities 2020 aims for increasing data-gathering on energy use in privately owned buildings, and upgrading the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code requiring builders to meet higher standards for energy efficiency and sustainability. The cities have also committed to using only renewable energy for municipal operations by 2040 and reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80 pct citywide by 2050. (Source: City of Portland, Herald-News, July, 2020) Contact: City of South Portland, Julie Rosenbach, Sustainability Director, www.southportland.org; City of Portland, Jon Jennings, City Mgr., Troy Moon, Sustainability Coordinator, (207) 874-8685, www.portlandmaine.gov

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    Azerbaijan Upping Renewables Power Production (Int'l. Report)
    Azerbaijan
    Date: 2020-07-06
    In Baku, the Azerbaijan Director of the Energy Efficiency and Ecology Department of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Energy is reporting plans to almost double solar and wind energy production within the decade.

    The use of renewable energy sources was determined by the country's president as one of the priority spheres for the development of the energy sector -- implementation of pilot projects on the construction of a 240 MW wind farm and a 200 MW solar power plant in accordance with the agreements signed with Saudi Arabia's ACWA Power company and UAE's MASDAR company on January 9, 2020.

    Azerbaijan, which generates the majority of its power from hydropower, is aiming to raise its renewable energy production from 17 pct to 30 pct by 2030. (Source: Azerbaijani Ministry of Energy, MENAFN, Trend News, 4 July, 2020) Contact: Azerbaijani Ministry of Energy, www.minenergy.gov.az/en news,  Wind news,  

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    Petrobras Offloading Biofuels Biocombustivel Unit (Int'l. Report)
    Petrobras
    Date: 2020-07-06
    Brazilian state-run oil and gas giant Petroleo Brasileiro SA reports it is selling all of its shares in its wholly-owned subsidiary biofuels unit Petrobras Biocombustivel SA (PBIO) and its three biodiesel plants.

    According to Petrobras, PBIO is one of Brazil's largest biodiesel producers with 580,000 cubic metres of production capacity with 5.5 pct market share in 2019 (Source: Petrobras, 3 July, Renewables, 2020) )Contact: Petrobras , Pedro Parente, CEO, sac@petrobras.com.br, www.petrobras.com

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    Greenlane Claims Biogas Upgrading Supply Contracts (Ind. Report)
    Greenlane Renewables
    Date: 2020-07-01
    British Columbia-based Greenlane Renewables reports its wholly-owned subsidiary, Greenlane Biogas North America, has inked $20.6 million (Cdn) in new supply contracts using Greenlane's Pressure Swing Adsorption biogas upgrading system.

    At $17.1 million (Cdn), the first contract is for the supply of biogas upgrading and related equipment to an as yet unidentified multi-location dairy farm cluster in California. Greenlane's systems will create clean renewable natural gas (RNG) for injection into the local gas distribution network, owned and operated by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E).

    The second contract, worth $3.5 million , is part of the same cluster but is subject to final financing approval. Greenlane confirmed the name of the purchaser is being withheld at this time. (Source: Greenlane Renewables, Website PR, July, 2020) Contact: Greenlane Renewables, Brad Douville, Pres., CEO, (604) 259-0343, brad.dauville@greenlanerenewables.com, www.greenlanebiogas.com, www.greenlanerenewables.com

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    TPG Launches Matrix Renewables with 1GW solar Portfolio (M&A)
    TPB,Matrix Renewable
    Date: 2020-07-01
    San Francisco-based alternative asset manager TPG reports its Rise Fund has acquired a 1GW portfolio of solar projects from Trina Solar for its newly created, Matrix Renewables which is based in Madrid.

    The acquisitions include operational, under construction or in late stage development nearing ready-to-build status projects in Spain, Chile, Colombia and Mexico. Acquisition details have not been resealed. (Source: TPG, PR, Bus.Wire, Various Media, 1 June, 2020) Contact: TPB Rise Fund , Steve Ellis, Managing Partner, www.therisefund.com; TPG, (415) 269-9884, ggonder@tpg.com, www.tpg.com; Trina Solar, www.trinasolar.com

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    EU MEPs Call for Renewables, Energy Storage to Spur Decarbonization (Opinions, Editorials & Aside)
    European Union,European Commission
    Date: 2020-07-01
    In Brussels, Members of the European Union Parliament (MEPs) Industry, Research and Energy Committee have outlined their strategy for renewable energy, 'green' hydrogen, and energy storage, all of which play a crucial role in reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate change.

    The Committee calls on the EC and member states to remove regulatory barriers that hamper the development of energy storage projects, such as double taxation or shortcomings in EU network codes. The Trans-European energy networks also need to be revised in order to improve eligibility criteria for those wishing to develop energy storage facilities.

    MEPs also highlight the potential of hydrogen produced from renewable sources ("green hydrogen" ) and call on the EC to continue supporting research into and development of a hydrogen economy. The EC should also assess if retrofitting gas infrastructure to transport hydrogen is possible, as the use of natural gas is only of a transitional nature.

    The committee also supports the EC's efforts to create European standards for batteries and to reduce dependence on their production outside of Europe. The EU's heavy dependence on importing raw materials from sources where extraction degrades the environment should be reduced through enhanced recycling schemes and by sourcing raw materials sustainably, possibly in the EU.

    Finally, MEPs propose ways to boost other storage options, such as mechanical and thermal storage, as well as the development of decentralized storage through home batteries, domestic heat storage, vehicle-to-grid technology and smart home energy systems. The EC estimates that the EU will need to be able to store six times more energy than today to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

    According to lead MEP Claudia Gamon, "Energy storage will be essential for the transition to a decarbonized economy based on renewable energy sources. As electricity generated by wind or solar energy will not always be available in the quantities needed, we will need to store energy. Apart from storage technologies that we already know work well like pumped hydro storage, a number of technologies will play a crucial role in the future, such as new battery technologies, thermal storage or "green" hydrogen. These must be given market access to ensure a constant energy supply for European citizens." (Source: European Union News, European Commission PR, July, 2020)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Paris Climate Agreement,  Renewable Energy,  Energy Storage,  Hydrogen,  


    SunGas Renewables, Hatch Biogas Alliance Announced (Ind. Report)
    SunGas Renewables
    Date: 2020-06-29
    Des Plaines, Illinois-based biomass gasification systems specialist SunGas Renewables Inc. is reporting a strategic alliance with the global advisory, development consulting, multidisciplinary engineering and project delivery firm, Hatch. The partnership will leverage the companies' technical expertise, engineering capabilities, and market knowledge to accelerate the deployment of SunGas' biomass gasification system.

    SunGas' gasification systems are based on pressurised fluidised bed technology, originally developed by the Gas Technology Institute (GTI). The technology platform generates syngas from woody biomass in the large scale production of renewable, low-carbon Biofuels fuels and chemicals, according to the company's website. (Source: SunGas Renewables, Hatch Websites, 25 June, 2020) Contact: Hatch, www.hatch.com; SunGas Renewables, Daniel S. LeFevers, VP Business Development, www.sungasrenewables.com

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    Fecamp Offshore Wind Farm Construction Underway (Int'l Report)
    Eolien Maritime France
    Date: 2020-06-29
    Croydon UK-based global engineering firm Mott MacDonald is reporting construction on the 497 MW Fecamp offshore wind farm in the English channel 13 km northwest of the town of Fecamp, France is underway.

    The project will incorporate 71 Siemens Gamesa 154-7.0 MW direct drive wind turbines installed on gravity-based foundations. When fully operational in 2023, the wind farm is expected to generate sufficient energy for as many as 770,000 people annually.

    Mott MacDonald, technical advisor on the project on behalf of prospective lenders, provided a due diligence review of the project, identifying technical risks and working with the developer to find suitable mitigations Eolien Maritime France (EMF) , a consortium of EDF Renouvelables France and Enbridge, along with wpd are the owners of the wind farm. (Source: Mott MacDonald, PR, reve, 28 June, 2020) Contact: EDF Renewables, Manon de Cassini-Herail, +33 (0)1 40 90 48 22, manon.decassini-herail@edf-re.fr, www.edf-renewables.com; Enbridge, Mandy Dinning, (888)992-0997, John Whelen, EVP, CDO, www.enbridge.com; wpd AG, Alison Aguile, a.aguile@wpd.fr, www.wpd.fr

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


    ePURE Touts EU Ethanol Production GHG Savings (Int'l. Report)
    ePURE
    Date: 2020-06-26
    The European renewable ethanol trade association ePURE is reporting its member's production and use of renewable ethanol resulted in an average greenhouse gas savings of more than 72 pct compared to fossil fuels in 2019 -- an eight-year trend of annual improvements to the climate-change-fighting potential of EU ethanol.

    Renewable ethanol produced by ePURE members is refined from European feedstock and works at scale in petrol engines, which still power the majority of new cars being bought in the EU and will be predominant on the roads for the next decades. Promoting ethanol use in the EU -- by adopting E10 or higher ethanol blends; by increasing ambitions for renewables in transport; by taxing energy based on carbon intensity instead of volume -- would help Europe achieve its Green Deal transport decarbonisation goals, according to the ePURE release.

    ePURE's membership includes 19 producing companies with around 50 refineries in 16 EU Member States, accounting for about 85 pct of EU renewable ethanol production. (Source: ePURE, BioFuels, 25 June, 2020) Contact: ePURE, Emmanuel Desplechin, Secretary-General, +32 2 657 6679, info@epure.org, www.epure.org

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    Enel's Cimarron Bend Wind Farm Expansion Underway (Ind. Report)
    Enel Green Power North America
    Date: 2020-06-22
    Renewables developer Enel Green Power S.p.A. reports construction is underway on the 199-MW expansion of its Cimarron Bend wind farm in Clark County, Kansas.

    The expansion includes an additional 74 wind turbines totaling 400 MW at a cost of $281-million. When fully on line, the 599-MW Cimarron Bend facility will be the largest wind facility in Enel's North American portfolio, according to the company. (Source: Enel Green Power, PR, Renewables, 19 June, 2020) Contact: Enel Green Power, www.enelgreenpower.com

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    12.5-MW Thai Floating Solar System Now Online (Int'l.)
    JA Solar
    Date: 2020-06-19
    The first large-scale floating solar power facility in Thailand, with a capacity of 12.5 MW, has started supplying power to the grid, China's JA Solar Technology Co Ltd . which provided the solar modules for the project, said on Wednesday.

    JA Solar equipped the facility with its bifacial double-glass modules based on the Passivated Emitter Rear Cell (PERC) technology. (Source: JA Solar, Renewables, 17 June, 2020) Contact: JA Solar Holdings, www.jasolar.com

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    Iberdrola, Vodafone Partner with Spanish Wind PPA (Int'l. Report)
    Iberdrola
    Date: 2020-06-19
    Iberdrola and Vodafone Spain , part of British multinational telecommunications company Vodafone Group Plc, are reporting a long term PPA for wind energy from an Iberdrole wind project in Aragon, Spain.

    This alliance represents an important leap in compliance with the strategic framework of a sustainable and responsible company with the planet, which establishes that in 2025 all the electricity purchased will be 100 pct renewable and that its GHC emissions will be reduced to 50 pct. With this agreement, Vodafone Spain will meet 75 pct of its objective of supplying electricity acquired from renewable sources in 2021, beginning Jan. 2021. (Source: Iberdrola, PR, reve, 18 June, 2020) Contact: Vodafone, Ismael Asenjo, Dir., www.vodafone.com; Iberdrola, www.iberdrolarenewables.com

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    3D-Printed Concrete Wind Tower Project Touted (Ind. Report)
    GE Renewable Energy,LafargeHolcim
    Date: 2020-06-19
    GE Renewable Energy, 3D printed construction specialist COBOD and cement giant LafargeHolcim are announcing a collaboration to co-develop processes for 3D-printed concrete wind town bases as well as produce a wind turbine prototype with a printed pedestal, a production ready printer and materials to scale up production.

    Printing a variable height base directly on-site with 3D-printed concrete technology will enable the construction of towers up to 150-200 metres tall, according to the release.

    For the project, GE Renewable Energy will provide expertise related to the design, manufacture and commercialisation of wind turbines, COBOD will focus on the robotics automation and 3D printing and LafargeHolcim will design the concrete material, its processing and application. (Source: GE Renewables, World Cement, Various Media, 17 June, 2020) Contact: COBOD, Asger Dath, +45 2067 9535, ad@cobod.com, www.cobod.com; GE Renewable Energy , Matteo Bellucci, Advanced Manufacturing Leader, www.ge-energy.com; LafargeHolcim, www.LafargeHolcim.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  Wind Tower,  LafargeHolcim,  


    "$16 trillion Investment In Renewables by 2030" -- Notable Quote
    Goldman Sachs
    Date: 2020-06-19
    "Renewable power will become the largest area of spending in the energy industry in 2021, on our estimates, surpassing upstream oil and gas for the first time in history." -- Michele Della Vigna, Goldman Sachs Inc.

    Renewables -- including Biofuels -- will account for roughly 25 pct of all energy spending next year, up from about 15 pct in 2014 , driven in part by diverging costs of capital, as borrowing rates have risen to as high as 20 pct for hydrocarbon projects compared with as little as 3 pct for clean energy. Clean energy affords a "$16 trillion investment opportunity through 2030", according to Goldman Sachs. (Source: Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg Green, June, 2020)

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    Xcel Advancing $3Bn Solar, Wind Projects Plans (Ind. Report)
    Xcel Energy
    Date: 2020-06-19
    Xcel Energy is proposing to accelerate nearly $3 billion in spending on new large renewable-energy projects, including a new solar plant in Becker that would be at least four times larger than Minnesota's current largest solar array.

    Xcel would also speed up the planned repowering of four older wind farms with new turbines and other new equipment at a projected cost of $1 billion to $1.4 billion. The wind farm repowering, which hed been previously scheduled for the late 2020s, would allow Xcel to take advantage of federal tax credits.

    Xcel would also be able to use federal tax credits for a 450-MW solar plant, which would cost up to $650 million and be located next to the company's coal-fired plant in Becker. Xcel had been planning to add 3,000 MW of new solar power on line 2026 through 2030 as its coal plants are shutdown.

    Xcels' push to advance its renewables projects is in response to the Minnesota PUC's call for the state's electric and gas utilities to "assist in Minnesota's economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic." (Source: Xcel Energy, Star Tribune, June, 2020) Contact: Xcel Energy, Christopher Clark, Pres. for Minnesota and the Dakotas, www.xcelenergy.com

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    Pattern Energy Acquires Clines Corners Wind Development (M&A)
    Pattern Energy,Orion Renewable Energy
    Date: 2020-06-17
    Pattern Energy Group LP reports the completion of its acquisition of the 1,000 MW Clines Corners wind power development opportunity in Torrance and Guadalupe Counties, New Mexico, from Orion Wind Power Resources, LLC.

    Orion Wind Power Resources is a joint venture between Oakland, California-based Orion Renewable Energy Group LLC and MAP® Energy.

    With this acquisition, Pattern Energy now has more than 4,000 MW of New Mexico wind in development, representing more than $8 billion of planned investments. (Source: Pattern Energy Group, PR, 16 June, 2020) Contact: Orion Renewables, 510.267.8921, inquiries@orionrenewables.com, www.orionrenewables.com; MAP Energy, (650) 324-9095, info@map-energy.com; Pattern Energy, Mike Garland, CEO, Matt Dallas, Media, 917-363-1333, matt.dallas@patternenergy.com, www.patternenergy.com

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    NEE Commissions 789-kW Ohio School Solar Array (Ind. Report)
    New Energy Equity
    Date: 2020-06-15
    Annapolis, Maryland-based solar developer New Energy Equity (NEE) is reporting the completion and commissioning of a 2,106 ground-mounted panel, 789-kW solar system for Hicksville Public Schools in Ohio. Financial services firm New Resource Solutions and solar developer Solscient Energy partnered on the project which will be maintained and serviced by NEE.

    NEE has developed distributed generation solar projects totaling more than 250 MW and completed over 40 projects for public and private schools throughout the US. (Source: New Energy Equity, PR, Renewables, 12 June, 2020) Contact: New Energy Equity, 443-267-5012, www.newenergyequity.com

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    Ocean Renewables Touted as Climate Change Solution (Ind. Report)
    Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition
    Date: 2020-06-12
    The attached report from the Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition's (OREAC) Ocean Panel has found that ocean-based renewable energy, such as offshore wind, floating solar, tidal and wave power, could meet nearly 10 pct of the global annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions needed to remain on a Paris-compliant 1.5 degrees C pathway in 2050.

    The report estimates that up to 85 pct of this decarbonization potential will come from offshore wind. 1,400 GW of offshore wind would power one-tenth of global electricity demand while saving over 3 billion tpy of CO2 -- equal to taking 800 million cars off the road.

    OREAC is spearheaded by Orsted and Equinor, and includes other major players in the global offshore wind industry: CWind, Global Marine Group, JERA, MHI Vestas, MingYang Smart Energy, Mainstream Renewable Power, Shell, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, TenneT, and GE Renewable Energy. Additional partner organisations include Global Wind Energy Council, World Resources Institute, UN Global Compact, the Chinese Wind Energy Association and Ocean Energy Systems.

    Download the OREAC The Ocean as a Solution to Climate Change report HERE. (Source: OREAC, PR, reve, June, 2020) Contact: OREAC, www.oceanrenewable.com

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    Solaque Offloads Two Polish Wind Farms (Int'l. Report, M&A)
    Solaque,GEO Renewables
    Date: 2020-06-10
    Solar and wind energy specialist Solaque Holding, an affiliate of Warsaw, Poland-based renewables and environment company GEO Renewables, is reporting the sale of its Grajewo and Miawa wind farms in Poland totaling 51.4 MW to Fonnes, a subsidiary of Finland-headquartered fund management firm, Taaleri.

    Since its founding a decade ago, Solaque has completed acquisitions with an aggregate value of PLN 2 billion ($507.4 million). (Source: Solaque Holding, ICLG, 8 June, 2020) Contact: GEO Renewables, Solaque Holding, +22 378 29 00, +22 378 22 39 - fax, geor@georenewables.pl, www.georenewables.pl

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    SSE Taps Arklow Harbour for Offshore Wind O&M Base (Int'l Report)
    SSE Renewables
    Date: 2020-06-10
    SSE Renewables, a leading developer and operator of renewable energy across the UK and Ireland, reports the selection of Arklow Harbour as the O&M base for its Arklow Bank Wind Park Phase 2 off the East Coast of County Wicklow in the Irish Sea. The project, with a consented minimum installed capacity of 520 MW, is slated for completion and commissioning not later than 2025.

    SSE Renewables will now commence a development programme for the O&M base, including entering discussions with Wicklow County Council in the coming months to agree updates to existing lease agreements, and applying to the local authority in early 2021 for planning permission for the purpose-built complex. (Source: SSE Renewables, PR, 8 June, 2020) Contact: SSE Renewables, Barry Kilcline, Director of Development, www.sse.com

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    Offshore Wind California Grows Membership (Ind. Report)
    Offshore Wind California
    Date: 2020-06-08
    French offshore wind foundations specialist Naval Energies has joined Menlo Park-based Offshore Wind California, an international association of offshore wind developers and technology companies focused on the California market. The association supports a goal of 10 GW of installed offshore wind capacity in the Golden State a by 2040.

    Offshore Wind California members include Aker Solutions, Avangrid Renewables, Equinor, Magellan Wind (which has a Joint Development Agreement with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners), Mainstream Renewable Power, Northland Power, Orsted, Principle Power, Pacific Ocean Energy Trust, and Smultea Sciences. (Source: Naval Energies, PR, 4C Offshore, 8 June, 2020) Contact: Naval Energies, +33 2 40 84 85 00, Laurent Schneider-Maunoury, Pres., www.naval-energies.com; Offshore Wind California, Adam Stern, Exec. Dir., (510) 681-4483, adam.stern@offshorewindCA.org, www.offshorewindca.org

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