Silicon Ranch will build, own and operate the project -- the second solar generation facility on the BrightRidge system built in partnership with Silicon Ranch and TVA.
The project is the first to enter the construction phase under TVA's new Generation Flexibility Program to encourage local power companies to develop new distributed generation facilities. The energy produced by the Martin Solar Farm will be offered first to area K-12 and higher education systems.
(Source: BrightRidge, PR, June, 2021)
Contact: BrightRidge, Jeff Dykes, CEO, www.brightridge.com; TVA Commercial Energy Solutions, Doug Perry, Sr. VP, www.tva.com;
Silicon Ranch, 615.577.4786, email@example.com, www.siliconranch.com
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REN will build, own, and operate the facility in Fruitvale while FortisBC will own and operate the interconnection facility connecting the project to FortisBC's natural gas transmission system. (Source: Thermo Sesign Engineering, REN, Bioenergy 26 Nov., 2020)
Contact: Thermo Design Engineering, Sean Montgomery, Pres., (780) 440-6064, www.thermodesign.com;
REN Energy International, Phillip Viggiani, CEO, (250) 999-7766, www.rencorp.ca;
FortisBC, Scott Gramm, RNG Supply Manager, Douglas Stout, VP, Market Dev., www.fortisbc.com
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KUB was the first local power company in TVA's service area to enter a Green Invest agreement with a commitment of 212 MW of solar power announced in March, 2020.
(Source: KUB, Website PR, 19 Nov., 2020) Contact: KUB, Gabriel Bolas, Pres., CEO,
(865) 521-2911, www.kub.org; TVA, Doug Perry, VP Commercial Energy Solutions, (865) 632-2101, firstname.lastname@example.org, TVA Green Invest, www.tva.com/energy/valley-renewable-energy/green-switch/green-invest, www.tva.com
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Legislation to approve the project will go before city council on Nov. 17. The body previously approved a placeholder agreement between the city and TVA and NES this summer for purchase of renewable energy. If approved, the project is slated to be constructed in Oct., 2023 by Nashville-based Silicon Ranch.
(Source: City of Nashville, PR, Tenneesean, 11 Nov., 2020) Contact: TVA, Doug Perry, VP Commercial Energy Solutions, (865) 632-2101, email@example.com, www.tva.com; Nashville Electric Service, www.nespower.com; Vanderbilt University, 615-322-7311, www.vanderbilt.edu;
Silicon Ranch, 615.577.4786, www.siliconranch.com
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RNG is typically made by capturing methane released from decomposing organic waste. This project will utilise waste from forestry operations, sawmills and other wood manufacturers and create RNG through gasification, rather than decomposition. The syngas produced in the process will be converted to methane before being purified to meet natural gas line specifications, according to FortisBC.
The project is expected to produce over one million gigajoules (approximately 277,777 megawatt-hours) of RNG annually from forest waste-woody biomass when fully operational in mid 2021, according to the release. (Source: FortisBC, PR, Various Media, Bioenergy Insight, 1 May, 2020)Contact: FortisBC, Scott Gramm, RNG Supply Manager, Douglas Stout, VP, Market Dev., www.fortisinc.com, www.fortisbc.com/RNG; REN Energy International, www.rencorp.ca
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As part of the initiative, TVA has entered into a 20-year PPA with the 177-MW Ridgely Energy Farm in Lake County, Tennessee, developed by First Solar. With this agreement, TVA has now contracted for a total of 404 MW of First Solar developed projects, including an existing 20-year PPA for the 227-MW project in Muscle Shoals.
The KUB project marks a 60 pct increase in TVA's operating and contracted solar capacity since the start of fiscal year 2020. In March, TVA announced a contract with Origis Energy to develop a 200-MW solar site in Lowndes County, Mississippi, for TVA, with 35 MW of this facility supporting KUB's Green Invest purchase.
TVA modeled Green Invest after work with Facebook and Google, beginning in 2018, to identify new renewable energy solutions for data centers locating in the region. Green Invest program leverages long-term agreements to build new, large-scale renewable energy installations through a competitive bid process. (Source: TVA, PR, April, 2020) Contact: TVA,
Doug Perry, VP Commercial Energy Solutions, (865) 632-2101, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.tva.com; Origis Energy, www.origisenergy.com; First Solar, Kathryn Arbeit, VP, Project Dev., David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315, email@example.com, www.firstsolar.com
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Previously this year, contracted with Origis Energy for 200 MW of solar and 200 MWh of battery storage .(Source: TVA, 17 Mar., 2020) Contact: Tennessee Valley Authority, (865) 632-2101, firstname.lastname@example.org; RFP and doing business with TVA details HERE. www.tva.com
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Eligible applicants include agricultural businesses, communities, farms, public entities, non-profits and small businesses located in rural areas. There are two types of grants available, planning initiatives and infrastructure implementation. Examples of planning initiatives could include any rural energy efficient planning, including audits, such as engineering or re-engineering of buildings, equipment, and/or feasibility studies that propose to utilize higher efficiency technologies.
Infrastructure implementation could include replacing outdated, inefficient equipment or machinery in an agribusiness. It could also include conducting energy efficient projects that will have a measurable impact on energy usage for HVAC, refrigeration, water quality, livestock, dairy or other types of crop-growing or commercial operations.
The OED administers grant programs funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. These grants promote the use of alternative power and fuels, energy efficiency and public education on energy issues in Indiana. (Source: Indiana Office of Energy Development, PR, 17 Nov., 2019)
Contact: Indiana Office of Energy Dev., Tristan Vance, Dir., 317- 232-8939, email@example.com, Grant Details, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.in.gov/oed
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The 80,530 tonnes of CO2 captured in July marked about 80 pct capacity for CO2 for the second consecutive month. The 12-month average for tonnes of CO2 captured was 51,297 tonnes, or about 51 pct.
Since start-up in October 2014, the facility has captured over 2.8 million tonnes of CO2. (Source: SaskPower, Estevan Mercury, 21 Aug., 2019) Contact: SaskPower, Mike Marsh, Pres., CEO, (306) 566-2121, www.saskpower.com
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The IRP is intended to enhance TVA's ability to create a more flexible power-generation system that can successfully integrate increasing amounts of renewable energy sources and distributed energy resources (DER) while ensuring reliability. The plan will also help determine where the utility will obtain energy, whether that be from clean and renewable sources, economic energy efficiency measures, or fossil fuels.
Download the TVA 2019 Integrated Resource Plan
HERE (Source: TVA, cleanenergy.org, 29 June, 2019) Contact: John Myers, Dir. Policy & Regulatory Affairs, (865) 632-2101, email@example.com, www.tva.gov
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JinkoSolar provides solar modules, solar system integration services and pv products to clients spread across 80 countries. During the third quarter, most of the shipments went to the emerging markets of Asia Pacific, China, North America and Europe.
As of Sep 30, 2018, the company has supplied 10 GW of solar modules to customers across the globe. (Source: Jinko Solar, Nasdaq, 29 Jan., 2019)Contact: JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. Sebastian Liu, +86 21-6061-1792, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.jinkosolar.com
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According to a statement, PKN ORLEN will use its existing refinery units in Płock and Litvínov to take the co-hydrotreatment process to an industrial scale. The process consists of co-feeding vegetable oils or used fats with petroleum distillates into refinery units. The output diesel oil contains a bio-component -- hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO).
The decision to take the co-hydrotreatment process to an industrial scale was prompted by the successful completion of a test run carried out in September 2018 under the CO-BIO project, partly financed with a grant under the Inno-Chem programme. (Source: PKN ORLEN, Petrol Plaza, Dec., 2018) Contact: PKN ORLEN, Armen Artwich, Member of the Management Board, www.orlen.pl
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Efforts to improve energy efficiency include: regular monitoring and reporting of energy consumption; the conversion of old and inefficient boiler technologies to new high efficiency models; upgrading and expanding computer-based control systems; optimizing equipment/building scheduling; upgrading to LED lighting technolog including occupancy sensors; retro-commissioning of older building systems and adding a new Ice Plant.
MSU was the only institution of higher learning recognized by TVA for having the lowest carbon emissions. Tennessee State University was recognized in the "most improved" category.
The TVA is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power companies serving nearly 10 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. (Source: Mississippi State Univ., PR, TVA, 16 Nov., 2018)
Contact: Mississippi State Univ., www.msstate.edu; TVA, Dan Pratt, VP Customer Service, John Myers, Dir. Policy & Regulatory Affairs, (865) 632-2101,email@example.com, www.tva.gov
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The First Solar project in Colbert County, Alabama, will supply 227 MW, and the NextEra project in Lincoln County, Tennessee, will provide 150 MW, according to the TVA.
Facebook has committed to run all its data centers and offices with 100 pct renewable energy by 2020. (Source: Facebook, Data Center Knowledge, 2 Nov., 2018)
Contact: First Solar, Kathryn Arbeit, VP, Project Dev., David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.firstsolar.com;
NextEra Energy Resources, www.nexteraenergyresources.com
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