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sPower Mothballs Planned Seneca Wind Project in Ohio (Ind. Report)
Date: 2020-01-24
Salt Lake City-headquartered renewable energy supplier sPower reports it will not at this time refile an application with the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) for its proposed Seneca Wind project in Seneca County, in southern Ohio.

The Seneca Wind project was a proposed 200 MW wind farm incorporating as many as 77 wind turbines on approximately 25,000 acres of privately leased land in Seneca County. (Source: sPower, PR, Seneca Wind, 21 Jan., 2020) Contact: Seneca Wind,; sPower, Ryan Creamer, CEO, Naomi Keller, VP Marketing, (801) 679-3514,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News sPower,  Wind,  

Solar Array Slated for SWAECC's Texarkana HQ (Ind. Report)
Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative, Today's Power
Date: 2020-01-10
Texarkana-based Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative (SWAECC) reports it is working with Little Rock-headquartered Today's Power, Inc. (TPI) on construction of a 1-MW solar array near SWAECC headquarters in Texarkana.

The array will incorporate 3,800 solar panels and is slated to come online by mid-March, this year. (Source: Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative, KTBS ABC, 7 Jan., 2020) Contact: Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative,; Today's Power, Michael Henderson, Pres., 888-322-4275,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative,  Solar ,  

Six Flags West Coast Discovery Kingdom Goes Solar (Ind. Report)
sPower,Borrego Solar
Date: 2019-12-02
Six Flags Entertainment Corp. is reporting its Six Flags Discovery Kingdom theme park, in partnership with Salt Lake City-based sPower and Borrego Solar Systems, has switched to 80 pct solar power.

The project includes a 7.5 megawatt solar carport rooftop solar array producing 11.9 million kWh of energy annually. The installation will offset 8,400 tpy of CO2 equivalents each year, which is the same as taking 1,800 cars off the road.

sPower is owned by a joint venture partnership between The AES Corporation (AES), a worldwide energy company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, and the Alberta Investment Management Corporation. (Source: Six Flags, Businesswire, PR, 30 Nov., 2019) Contact: Six Flags,; Borrego Solar,

More Low-Carbon Energy News sPower,  Borrego Solar ,  Solar,  

Ceres Power, Doosan Partnering on Fuel Cell Systems (Ind. Report)
Ceres Power,Doosan
Date: 2019-07-17
UK-headquartered Ceres Power, a developer of low-cost, next-generation fuel cell technology, and Seoul-headquartered Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Corporation are reporting they will jointly develop solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) distributed power systems initially targeted at the Korean commercial building market. To that end, Doosan will license Ceres' proprietary SteelCell SOFC technology to develop a low carbon 5-20kW power system.

The South Korean government recently announced initiatives to promote increased use of renewable generation and hydrogen technology and is targeting fuel cell manufacture for power generation to reach an output of 15 GW by 2040, up from 300 MW today, according to a release.

Doosan is adding Solid Oxide technology to its existing portfolio of fuel cell technologies. In 2018 the company's existing stationary fuel cell business exceeded $850 million , including licensing, technology transfer and engineering services. (Source: Ceres Power, Green Car Congress, 16 July, 2019) Contact: Ceres Power, +44 (0)1403273463,; Doosan,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ceres Power,  Doosan,  Fuel Cell,  Energy Storage,  

Vistra Supports Illinois Coal to Solar and Energy Storage Act of 2019 (Reg & Leg, Ind. Report)

Date: 2019-03-27
In the Lone Star State, Irving-based integrated power company Vistra Energy reports it supports the Illinois Coal to Solar and Energy Storage Act of 2019 -- legislation to be filed in the Illinois General Assembly. VIstra views the act as a "visionary and comprehensive transition plan" for its subsidiaries' central and southern Illinois coal plants.

The Act will help mitigate the uncertainty surrounding these power plants and spur investments in new renewable energy and battery storage projects across Illinois as well as sustain otherwise uneconomic generation for five years while allowing time for additional capacity to come online.

Currently, as much as 75 pct of Vistra's subsidiaries' -- TXU Energy, Homefield Energy, Dynegy and Luminant -- downstate generation capacity located within MISO Zone 4 is at risk of closure by the end of 2019. Vistra's subsidiaries' nearly 5,500 MW of generation capacity accounts for 40 pct of MISO Zone 4's summer capacity.

The Illinois Coal to Solar and Energy Storage Act will:

  • Redevelop downstate coal plant sites into utility-scale solar and energy storage;
  • Help meet Illinois' commitments to emission reductions and the Paris Climate Agreement;
  • Increase grid stability, reliability, and renewable resources through energy storage;
  • Responsibly retire existing downstate capacity by keeping otherwise at-risk plants online through 2024;
  • Provide an orderly transition process for energy workers and plant communities;
  • Reinvest in downstate plant communities and support local business property tax base by continuing to operate on the existing plant sites with new renewable assets, rather than simply retiring and closing coal plants. (Source: Vistra Energy, PR, 26 Mar., 2019) Contact: Vistra Energy, Curt Morgan, Pres., CEO, Molly Sorg, Inv. Relations, (214) 812-0046,,; Renew Illinois Power,

  • Altus Power Snares 2.2-MW Solar Portfolio (Ind. Report, M&A)
    Altus Power America
    Date: 2018-12-12
    Greenwich, Conn.-based Altus Power America Inc. is reporting the acquisition of a 2.2 MW, multi-state portfolio of operating rooftop and carport solar assets. The portfolio sells renewable energy to off-takers, including a charter school and private corporations, in Colorado, New Jersey and New Mexico. Altus acquired the portfolio from an undisclosed renewable energy services provider specializing in distributed generation solar projects.

    Altus Power invests in, owns and operates clean energy projects that serve commercial and public-sector clients. (Source: Altus Power, 10 Dec., 2018) Contact: Altus Power, Gregg Felton, Managing Partner, (203) 698-0090,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Altus Power America ,  Solar,  Renewable Energy,  

    Biomass Power, Clean Energy Technologies Ink Cross Promotion Agreement (Ind. Report)
    Clean Energy Technologies,Biomass Power Ltd
    Date: 2018-06-11
    In the Golden State, Costa Mesa-based Clean Energy Technologies (CET), Inc. reports it has inked a cross promotion agreement with biomass waste-to-energy power specialist Biomass Power Limited (BPL). The two firms have agreed cross refer customers and promote and solicit orders for their their own and each others products.

    BPL has incorporated CET Clean Cycle II™ Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) heat recovery generator into its waste to energy power plants. The company estimates that between one to four Clean Cycle II™ ORC heat recovery generators will be used in each family of BPL-TEC Stepped Grate Gasification plants built by BPL.

    Clean Energy technology allows municipal, commercial, and industrial generating wasted heat from industrial processes or energy production, to improve fuel energy efficiency and reduce maintenance costs for heat recovery. (Source: Clean Energy Technologies, Inc. Contact: Clean Energy Technologies, Inc. Kam Mahdi, CEO, 949-273-4990 x814,, : Biomass Power Ltd., Ben Talbott, CEO, +44 01 785 240 092 ,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Clean Energy Technologies,  Biomass Power Ltd.,  Biomass,  Waste-to-Energy,  

    Primus Power Confirms Chinese Energy Storage Installation (Ind. Report)
    Primus Power,Goldwind
    Date: 2018-04-02
    San Francisco-based stationary energy storage specialist Primus Power is reporting installation of its new long-life sustainable battery energy storage system at the Beijing campus of Etechwin, the microgrid subsidiary of Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind.

    Primus' EnergyPod2, a second generation long-duration, fade-free flow battery system with five hour discharge and 20-year life span delivers a total cost of ownership up to 50 pct less than conventional lithium-ion battery systems, the company says. (Source: Primus Power, Xinhua, 2 April, 2018) Contact: Primus Power, Tom Stepien, CEO, (510) 342-7600,; Goldwind, Etechwin,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Primus Power,  Battery,  Energy Storage,  Goldwind,  

    Nashville's First Community Solar Park Underway (Ind. Report)
    Nashville Electric Service
    Date: 2018-03-09
    In Tennessee, Nashville Electric Service and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) are reporting groundbreaking on the 17,020-panel Music City Solar community solar project in Nashville. The 2-MW solar park is slated for completion and commissioning this spring. (Source: Nashville Electric Service, 7 Mar., 2018) Contact: Nashville Electric Service,; Music City Solar,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Community Solar,  Solar,  

    Nova Scotia Advancing Cap-and-Trade Program (Ind. Report)
    Date: 2018-02-23
    In Halifax, the Nova Scotian Department of Environment has moved the province closer to it's mandated cap-and-trade system with thew release of which will come into force January, 2019, with the release of what it is calling the "quantification, reporting and verification of greenhouse gas emissions regulations." The province's cap-and-trade system is slated to come into force in January, 2019.

    The just announced rules are needed to determine the figure that will serve as the cap on emissions and how the province will monitor compliance with the law. Those new regulations also set out which companies will need to report emissions, including: facilities generating at least 50,000 tpy of GHG emissions; per year. oil and gas suppliers that import or produce 200 litres of fuel or more for consumption in Nova Scotia; natural gas distributors whose fuel, when burned, produces 10,000 or more tpy of GHGs.

    The The province estimates there are about two dozen companies that will fall under the legislation. Companies will be expected to pay for this work themselves. Those costs, along with whatever they may have to pay for exceeding the as yet undetermined emission limits, which will then be passed along to consumers. (Source: NS Dept of Environment, CBC, 16 Feb., 2018) Contact: Nova Scotia Power, Mark Sidebottom, VP Power Generation and Delivery,; Nova Scotia Environment Department, Ian Rankin, Minister, Jason Hollett, Exec. Dir., Climate Change,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Cap-and-Trade,  Carbon Emissions,  Nova Scotia Power,  GHGs,  

    Tesla, NS Power Partner on Centralized Powerpack Demo (Ind. Report)
    Tesla Powerpack,Nova Scotia Power
    Date: 2018-02-19
    Reporting from Halifax, Nova Scotia has announced it is partnering to create "the Intelligent Feeder Project" with the installation of Tesla Powerpacks and Powerwalls to create an "intelligent grid".

    The project combines a central grid-size Tesla Powerpack battery system at the utility's Elmsdale, substation with 10 previously deployed Tesla residential Powerwalls at homes in the community of Elmsdale, which is partially wind energy powered. (Source: Nova Scotia Power, ElectRek, 18 Feb., 2018) Contact: Nova Scotia Power, Jill Searle, Project Manager,; Tesla Powerpack,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Tesla Powerpak,  Energy Storage,  Nova Scotia Power,  

    sPower Purchases Vests Wind Turbine Componants (Ind. Report)
    Date: 2018-01-15
    Salt Lake City-headquartered renewable energy supplier sPower reports it has placed an order with Vestas, in a first-time partnership, for 2- and 4-MW compatible turbine components that qualify for 80 pct of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) and enable 400 MW of future project development.

    Wind energy is reportedly expected to generate more than $85 billion of economic activity in the U.S., including an addition of nearly 50,000 jobs across the wind value chain. (Source: sPower, Various Media, 11 Jan., 2018) Contact: sPower, Ryan Creamer, CEO, Naomi Keller, VP Marketing, (801) 679-3514,,; Vestas, Chris Brown, President United States and Canada, +45 97 30 00 00,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News sPower,  Vestas,  Wind,  

    Primus Energy Flow Battery Trials in South Africa (Ind. Report)
    US Trade and Development Agency
    Date: 2017-09-22
    The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) reports it is underwriting a demonstration by South African utility Eskom to trial Hayward, California-based Primus Power's flow batteries. South African utility-scale solar power developer Solafrica Energy won a USTDA "sole-source" grant for the project which is intended to determine where the South African grid network would benefit from the deployment of batteries. A plan would then be formulated for large-scale deployment of Primus Power's EnergyPod 2, zinc-bromide flow battery systems.

    Sole Source grants cover the total capital cost of a feasibility study, pilot and/or demonstration programme if a local company has identified an appropriate US firm that is both able and interested in USTDA-related activities. USTDA establishes US commercial interests and advances economic development in developing and middle-income global economies. (Source: US Trade and Development Agency Primus Power, Energy Storage News, 20 Sept., 2017) Contact: US Trade and Development Agency,; Primus Power, Tom Stepien, CEO, (510) 342-7600,; Eskom, Barry MacColl, GM Testing and Development, Solafrica Energy,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Primus Power,  Battrery,  Energy Storage,  Eskom,  

    PrimusPower, OSIsoft Tout Energy Storage Partnership (Ind. Report)
    Date: 2017-09-11
    Stationary energy storage systems specialist Primus Power reports it is partnering with San Leandro, California-based OSIsoft, LLC to integrate the PI System in the EnergyPod 2. The PI System is used by over 1,000 leading utilities, 95 percent of the largest oil and gas companies and increasingly in energy storage. With a five-hour duration and lab-certified 20-year life, PrimusPower's EnergyPod 2 delivers a total cost of ownership up to 50 pct less than conventional lithium-ion battery systems, according to a release.

    Primus Power's flow batteries are shipping to U.S. and international commercial/industrial, data center, microgrid, utility, and military customers. With technical innovations protected by 34 patents in 9 countries/regions, the Company's EnergyPod 2 systems offer reliability, modularity, and energy density at an industry-leading total cost of ownership, according to the company. (Source: Primus Power Corporation, PR, 11 Sept. 2017) Contact: Primus Power Corp., Janey Ward, (510) 342 -7648,,; OSIsoft,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News PrimusPower,  OSIsoft,  Energy Storage,  Battery,  ,  

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