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Wind Energy Capacity Installations Rising in the Americas (Int'l)
Global Wind Energy Council
Date: 2019-02-06
According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows North, Central and South America together installed 11.9 GW capacity of wind power in 2018,up 12 pct on 2017. In North America (Canada and USA) new capacity additions grew by 10.8 pct compared to 2017. In Latin America new capacity additions jumped 18.7 pct compared to 2017. The GWEC also notes:
  • the wind energy industry supports over 160,000 jobs in North America -- CanWEA and AWEA stats;

  • Brazil installed 2 GW of added wind farm capacity during 2018 and auctioned further capacity at world beating prices of as low as $22/MWh;

  • Mexico installed almost 1 GW of new wind turbines capacity, the highest capacity additions ever and now has a total capacity of 5 GW. The country expects to reach its target of generating 35 pct of its power capacity through renewables before 2024;

  • the North American offshore wind power market continues to develop with supply chain planning taking place, tenders for offshore leasing zones being conducted (Massachusetts), JV formations (EDF and Shell for New Jersey leasing zones) and industry players establishing offices (MHI Vestas). (Source: Global Wind Energy Council, PR, Feb., 2019) Contact: GWEC, Ben Backwell, CEO, www.gwec.net

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Global Wind Energy Council ,  Wind,  


  • NIPSCO Planning Three Indiana Wind Farms (Ind. Report)
    Northern Indiana Public Service
    Date: 2019-02-06
    Merrillville, Indiana -headquartered utility Northern Indiana Public Service (NIPSC) reports it plans to construct three wind farms totaling 300 wind turbines generating 800 MW of power in Benton, Montgomery, Warren and White counties, Indiana.

    The new wind farms are in keeping with the utility's effort to shift away from coal-fired power by the year 2028. The three planned wind farms are expected to come on line in late 2020. (Source: NIPSCO, Journal Gazette, AP, 4 Feb., 2019) Contact: Northern Indiana Public Service, www.nipsco.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Northern Indiana Public Service,  NIPSCO,  Wind,  


    Siemens Gamesa Confirms 202 MW Spanish Wind Turbine Contract (Int'l)
    Siemens Gamesa
    Date: 2019-02-06
    Wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy reports it will supply 63 wind turbines totaling 202 MW capacity to seven wind farms located in the provinces of Navarra, Valladolid, Zaragoza, Malaga and Cadiz. The deal is for five different Spanish customers and includes operating and maintenance (O&M) services.

    Of the total, 42 of the 63 wind turbines will be of the SG 3.4-132 model, 16 are SG 2.6-114 turbines and the remaining five will be the SG 2.6-126 model. (Source: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA, PR, Feb., 2019) Contact: Siemens Gamesa, www.siemensgamesa.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa,  Wind,  Wind Turbine,  


    Offshore Wind Engineering Masters Degree Offered (Ind. Report)
    Tufts University
    Date: 2019-02-04
    In Medford, Mass., Tufts University is reporting a new Master's Degree program in Offshore Wind Energy Engineering -- the first graduate program of its kind in the U.S. The three-semester program, which focuses on structural and geo-technical engineering, builds on Tufts' School of Engineering's connections with America's nascent offshore wind energy industry, the school says.

    The Master's Degree covers: offshore wind site characterization and permitting; infrastructure and transmission; and foundation design and monitoring.

    The Tuft's program director, Prof. Eric Hines, served as a partner at LeMessurier Consultants before joining Tufts. LeMessurier provides engineering support services to construction firms and architects. Prof. Hines notes that the UK, the Netherlands, and Spain have expressed interest in hiring the Tufts program graduates. (Source: Tufts University, PR, 3 Feb., 2019) Contact: Tufts University, Prof. Eric Hines, Program Director, 617-627-2281, eric.hines@tufts.edu, engineering.tufts.edu

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind,  Wind,  


    Innogy's Mynydd y Gwair Wind Farm Now On Line (Int'l Report)
    Innogy
    Date: 2019-02-04
    In Wales, Innogy is reporting its 32.8-MW, 16-turbine Mynydd y Gwair Wind Farm is now generating renewable energy for the first time. By the end of the year, the fully operational project is expected to generate sufficient power for as many as 22,600 average Welsh homes.

    Through the construction of Mynydd y Gwair Wind Farm, together with Clocaenog Forest and Brechfa Forest West Wind Farm, Innogy will have invested £270 million in new renewable energy infrastructure. (Source: South Wales Guardian, 3 Feb., 2019) Contact: Innogy, Tim James, the project manager at Innogy www.innogy.com/mynyddygwair

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Innogy,  Wind,  


    CAVU Lauds N.Mex. Commitment to U.S. Climate Alliance (Ind. Report)
    U.S. Climate Alliance,
    Date: 2019-02-04
    New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) is being applauded for he leadership in taking her state into the U.S. Climate Alliance and for adding New Mexico to the growing list of states pledging to embrace the necessary and ambitious goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement. The Governor specifically tagged methane capture and the crucial role that methane capture will play in the fight against climate change.

    The most recent report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change highlights the narrow twelve-year window we have to mitigate the worst effects of climate change. Because of its potency as a greenhouse gas, regulating methane emissions is one of the most promising ways to make dramatic short-term changes to the atmosphere that could be the difference between manageable climate impacts and disastrous ones.

    CAVU (Climate Advocates/Voces Unidas), has worked to inform a wide audience about the the impacts of methane emissions to New Mexico. (Source: Climate Advocates/Voces Unidas, New Mexico Public Radio, 2 Feb., 2019) Contact: Climate Advocates/Voces Unidas, www.facebook.com/CAVUorg/?rc=p; U.S. Climate Alliance, www.usclimatealliance.org; New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, www.governor.state.nm.us

    More Low-Carbon Energy News U.S. Climate Alliance,  Methane,  Methane Emissions,  


    Orsted Reconsidering Taiwan Offshore Wind Project (Int'l Report)
    Orsted
    Date: 2019-02-01
    Danish wind energy major Orsted -- fka DONG Energy -- reports it is reconsidering its commitment to a major offshore wind project in Taiwan, following a government announced 6 pct cut in the feed-in-tariffs (FITs) that would apply to it.

    Orsted was awarded the 900MW development known as Changhua 1 & 2a last April after a competitive auction process -- part of Taiwan's first major offshore wind auction.

    Siemens Gamesa was to provide the wind turbines for the Changhua project. (Source: Orsted, Financial Times, 31 Jan., 2019)Contact: Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Orsted,  


    Siemens Gamesa Wins Turnkey Indian Wind Projects Contract (Int'l)
    Siemens Gamesa,ReNew Power
    Date: 2019-02-01
    Siemens Gamesa reports receipt of a turnkey order from ReNew Power -- India's largest renewable energy Independent Power Producer -- for 270 units of its SG 2.1-122 wind turbines for installation at two wind farm projects Gujarat and Karnataka state. Together, the projects will have a total capacity of 567 MW.

    As per the sale agreement, Siemens Gamesa will provide the necessary infrastructure, install the turbines and operate both wind power facilities. Both projects are slated for Q1, 2020. (Source: SiemensGamesa, REVE, 31 Jan. 2019) Contact: ReNew Power, +91 124 489 6670/80, info@renewpower.in, www.renewpower.in; Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Markus Tacke, www.siemensgamesa.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa,  Wind,  India Wind,  


    Boralex Commissions 23 MW French Wind Farm (Ind. Report, Int'l)
    Boralex
    Date: 2019-02-01
    Quebec-based renewable energy developer Boralex Inc. is reporting the commissioning of the 23 MW, Sources de l'Ancre wind farm in the Somme region of France. The project, which has a 15-year PPA Electricite de France, incorporates seven Vestas V112 3.3MW turbines.

    The Sources de l'Ancre commissioning brings Boralex's total capacity in France to 921MW and 1942MW worldwide. (Source: Boralex, RE News Biz, 31 Jan., 2019) Contact: Boralex, Boralex Europe, Patrick Decostre, GM, Patrick Lemaire, Pres.,CEO, (514) 985-1353, www.boralex.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Boralex,  Wind,  


    Annual Irish Wind Energy Costs Pegged at €1 per User (Int'l Report)
    Wind
    Date: 2019-02-01
    According to a recently released report from the London headquartered international energy and utilities consultants Baringa Partners, wind energy has delivered more than €2.3 billion per year in savings on the Irish wholesale electricity market for a net cost per user of €1 or less per year since 2000.

    To reach its figures, the independent report analyzed Ireland's electricity market from 2000 to 2020 and then simulated how it would have behaved without any wind energy on the system.

    The report found prices for consumers are lower than they would have been without any investment in wind power. The savings outweigh the amount of funding provided to support wind energy through the public service obligation (PSO) levy of €1.9 billion over the period.

    The report also notes capacity from wind has increased over that period from almost zero to 4.1 gigawatts. The cumulative cost of wind energy works out at €63 million, or 66 cent per person, per year, the report found. (Source: Baringa Partners, Irish Times, 31 Jan., 2019) Contact: Baringa Partners, Mark Turner, enquiries@baringa.com, www.baringa.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  


    ABM EPC Projected to Save Georgia County $7.2Mn (Ind. Report)
    ABM
    Date: 2019-02-01
    ABM Industries, a provider of facility solutions, reports the initiation of an Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) program for Turner County, Georgia, that is expected to shave $7.2 million off the county's energy and operating costs over a 15-year period. The project was launched in August 2018 and is scheduled for completion in Fall 2019.

    Highlights of the project include:

  • Retrofitting lighting systems to energy-efficient LED lighting and replacing or retrofitting HVAC units at six facilities, which will be controlled by state-of-the-art HVAC control systems to maximize energy and operational efficiency;
  • Consolidating government services with a 2,800-square-foot addition to the Turner County Annex, and replacing the roof on the existing building;
  • Upgrading security and fiber optic communication lines for the county's Emergency Response Center and Annex to provide additional security and reliability for occupants;
  • Renovating the kitchen at the Turner County Jail to replace inefficient equipment with high-efficiency appliances and refrigeration management systems:
  • Upgrading ventilation at each facility by sealing building envelopes and resealing windows to drive energy savings and to increase employee and occupant comfort.

    ABM is a leading provider of facility solutions with revenues of approximately $5.5 billion and more than 130,000 employees in 350+ offices throughout the U.S. and various international locations.

    Review ABM energy performance contract details HERE. (Source: ABM Industries Inc., , PR, 31 Jan., 2019) Contact: ABM, Mark Turner, (212) 297-9721, www.abm.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News ABM,  Energy Efficiency,  Energy Performance Contract,  


  • NY Offers $15.5Mn for Value Stack Energy Storage Projects (Funding)
    NYSERDA
    Date: 2019-01-30
    In the Empire State, the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) is reporting the availability of as much as $15.5 million in funding for commercial projects that show the benefits of value stacking -- capturing several different revenue streams from one project -- distributed energy storage for retail electric customers and the grid.

    The solicitation seeks real-world commercial projects that offer approaches to value stacking that are scalable and are replicable. The projects may provide value to retail electric customers, distributed generation, utilities, and the New York State Independent System Operator. Funding will be available for feasibility studies and proposals.

    The projects must support New York State's goals for Reforming the Energy Vision policies, renewable generation and greenhouse gas reduction. More specifically, NYSERDA seeks proposals that: reduce the intermittency of solar and wind energy; avoid or delay the need for new electric system infrastructure; increase system efficiency and resiliency; reduce the requirement for fossil fuel plants to meet periods of peak electric demand; or compliment demand response and energy efficiency measures within buildings. The RFP is available on NYSERDA's website. (Source: NYSERDA, Microgrid Knowledge, 28 Jan., 2019) Contact: NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NYSERDA,  Energy Storage,  


    Hitachi Halts Wind Turbine Manufacturing Business (Int'l)
    Hitachi,Enercon
    Date: 2019-01-30
    Following up on our Sept. 9, 2016 coverage, Tokyo-based Hitachi reports it will cease wind turbine production going forward, and will focus on marketing wind turbines from the long-time German partner Enercon. Hitachi expects to maintain the top share of the wind turbines market in Japan by expanding the solution business integrating Enercon's wind turbines with its digital technology.

    Hitachi will continue its ongoing projects using its downwind turbines both in Japan and overseas and will offer new as well as honor existing offer maintenance and services contracts to existing wind farms featuring Hitachi turbines. The company also plans to expand its core wind power generation business. (Source: Hitachi, OffshoreWind.biz, 28 Jan., 2019)Contact: Hitachi High-Technologies Corp, www.hitachi.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Enercon,  Hitachi,  Wind,  Wind Turbine,  


    New Energy Partners Closes $500Mn Renewables Fund (Ind. Report)
    New Energy Capital Partners
    Date: 2019-01-30
    Hanover, New Hampshire-headquartered New Energy Capital Partners, LLC (NEC), a private equity management firm focused on debt and equity investments in small- and mid-sized clean energy infrastructure projects and companies, reports the closing of its New Energy Capital Infrastructure Credit Fund II , its fifth private equity fund and second fund focused exclusively on credit opportunities.

    Total capital commitments for the Fund reached the hard cap of $500 million, which exceeded NEC's initial target of $400 million. The fund proceeds will be used across clean energy infrastructure assets in small- to mid-sixe North American, including solar, wind, energy efficiency, storage, water, landfill gas, biofuels and energy infrastructure projects and companies. (Source: New Energy Capital Partners, PR, 29 Jan., 2019) Contact: New Energy Capital Partners, LLC Scott Brown, CEO, 603-643-8885, www.newenergycapital.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy,  


    Orsted Surveying New Jersey Offshore Wind Sites (Ind. Report)
    Orsted,Deepwater Wind
    Date: 2019-01-24
    New Jersey environmental officials are reporting survey work is underway for Ocean Wind, Orsted's planned offshore wind energy array. UK-based 4C Offshore is conducting the two-month long geotechnical studies for Orsted. According to 4C Offshore's project profile, the New Jersey array could ultimately generate as much as 1,950 MW peak capacity.

    Orsted is bidding to supply New Jersey with its first 1,100 MW of offshore power. (Source: Orsted, WorkBoat, 22 Jan., 2019)Contact: Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com; Deepwater Wind, Jeffrey Grybowski, CEO, (401) 274-2000, www.dwwind.com; 4C Offshore, www.4coffshore.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Offshore Wind,  New Jersey Offshore Wind,  Deepwater Wind,  


    Solarize St. John Plans Lower Cost Solar in USVI (Ind. Report)
    Solarize
    Date: 2019-01-24
    Solarize St. John, a new public-private initiative seeks to match home and business owners with local solar installation companies, was launched last week in St. John, US Virgin Islands (USVI).

    The initiative aims to assist St. John residents and businesses in the purchase solar energy systems by combining solar equipment orders and buying and shipping in bulk. Solarize also provides website, communication, and crowdsourcing expertise while solar systems equipment ordering and installations are completed at the local level. The program also seeks to take advantage of applicable tax credits for solar installations.

    As part of that effort, the U.S. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) is considering a program that would allow home and business owners to lease their roofs to generate solar power. When they enroll in Solarize St. John, applicants will also be asked to indicate if they would consider allowing WAPA to install solar panels and batteries and maintain them at no cost to the homeowner. WAPA would own the power generated, and the home or business owner would continue to pay their monthly bill. (Source: St, John Source, St.John Tradewinds, 21 Jan., 2019) Contact: Solarize St. John, www.solarcrowdsource.com; The U.S. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority, (346) 773-2250, www.viwapa.vi

    More Low-Carbon Energy News WAPA,  Solar Energy,  Solarize,  


    Neoen Bulgana Green Power Hub Installs First Wind Turbine (Int'l)
    Neoen
    Date: 2019-01-24
    In the Land Down Under, the Australian arm of French renewables developer Neoen is reporting the installation of the first of 56 wind turbines that will comprise the Neoen Bulgana Green Power Hub.

    The integrated $350 million (AUS) wind and battery storage facility is reportedly on target for an August startup when it will generate over 740,000 MWh of power per annum.

    Victoria State has a 15-year PPA for a portion of the 194MW wind farm's power output. (Source: Neoen, Renew Economy, 23 Jan., 2019)Contact: Neoen S.A.S., +33 805 160 022, www.neoen.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Neoen,  Wind,  Energy Storage,  


    Edmonton Launches Home Energy Efficiency Program (Ind. Report)
    city of Edmonton
    Date: 2019-01-23
    On the Canadian prairies, the city of Edmonton, Alberta, is reporting the launch of a new top-up program that allows homeowners to receive an additional 20 pct in return on home energy evaluations and retrofits through the new Home Energy Plan. The program offers homeowners access to advice on energy efficiency and rebates on home retrofits. Homeowners can also receive $400 towards the cost of a Home Energy Evaluation and can then apply for further rebates on a number of home upgrades, including insulation, windows and furnaces. . The city has also launched a solar program that encourages homeowners to install solar systems on on their homes, and the city and Energy Efficiency Alberta cover about 40 per cent of the cost.

    Home Energy Plan details are HERE, Edmonton Solar plan details are HERE. (Source: City of Edmonton, CBC, 21 Jan., 2019) Contact: City of Edmonton, Robyn Webb, Energy Transition Unit Senior Environmental Project Manager, www.edmonton.ca/contactus.aspx

    More Low-Carbon Energy News city of Edmonton news,  Energy Efficiency news,  


    Saskpower's Western Lily Windfarm Now Online (Ind. Report)
    SaskPower,Gaia Power
    Date: 2019-01-23
    In its ongoing efforts to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from 2005 levels by 40 percent by 2030, On the Canadian priries, Regina-based utility SaskPower is reporting its Western Lily Windfarm is now online. The windfarm, located near Grenfell, is delivering up to 20 mw of power to the provincial power grid.

    The 10-turbine windfarm is operated by Gaia Power and will generate sufficient electric power for 8,000 homes in the Wolseley and Grenfell regions. (Source: Saskpower, CKRM, 21 Jan., 2019)Contact: Saskpower, Mike Marsh, Pres., CEO, (306) 566-2121, www.saskpower.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News SaskPower,  Wind,  


    Iberdrola Launches Cavar Complex Wind Farm in Spain (Int'l Report)
    Iberdrola
    Date: 2019-01-23
    Iberdrola is reporting the launch of its Cavar Complex wind energy project consisting of four wind farms with an installed capacity of 111 MW. The project is a joint initiative by Iberdrola and Caja Rural de Navarra. Construction is slated to get underway within months.

    When fully operational in 2020, the wind farm is expected to generate sufficient electric power for as many as 46,500 households/year and avoid 84,000 tpy of CO2. Energy from the wind farms will be sold through long-term bilateral PPAs.

    The project will incorporate 32 Siemens Gamesa SG 3.4-132, 3.4 MW wind turbines, the largest used to date in a land-based wind farm in Spain. All four wind farms are in the Cadreita and Valtieera municipal areas.

    Iberdrola's renewable installed capacity, mainly wind and hydro-electric, totals more than 15,800 MW in Spain and more than 29,500 MW worldwide, according to the company. Iberdrola is among the world's largest electricity utilities by market capitalization serving over 100 million people mainly in Spain, the UK, Brazil, Mexico and the U.S. (Source: Iberdrola, reve, 21 Jan., 2019)Contact: Iberdrola Renewables, www.iberdrolarenewables.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Iberdrola,  Wind,  


    US Renewable Energy Capacity 4x Greater than Fossil Fuels by 2021 -- Report Attached (Ind. Report)
    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
    Date: 2019-01-23
    According to an analysis by the SUN DAY Campaign of the the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) latest Energy Infrastructure Update, renewable energy sources may surpass fossil fuels as new generating capacity is added over the next three years.

    The FERC report notes that new natural gas generation placed in service during the first 11 months of 2018 totaled 16,687 MW or 68.46 pct of the total 24,376 MW. Renewable sources accounted for only 30.12 pct led by wind at 3,772 MW and solar at3,449 MW. The report also notes that proposed generation and retirements by December 2021 include net capacity additions by renewable sources of 169,914 MW -- 4.3 times greater than the net new additions listed for coal, oil, and natural gas combined. Net proposed generation additions from wind alone total 90,268 MW while those from solar are 64,066 MW -- each greater than that listed for natural gas. The report also notes that renewable sources now account for 20.8 pct of total available installed US generating capacity.

    Download the FERC Energy Infrastructure Update for November 2018 report HERE. (Source: FERC, Jan., 2019) Contact: FERC, 202-502-6088, www.ferc.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Federal Energy Regulatory Commission,  FERC,  Renewable Energy ,  


    Germany Aims for 20 GW Offshore Wind Energy by 2030 (Int'l Report)
    German Offshore Wind
    Date: 2019-01-23
    Germany's Deutsche WindGuard is reporting 1,305 offshore wind turbines totaling 6,382 MW fed into the grid in 2018. During the same period, 136 new turbines totaling 969 MW were connected to the grid while 276 MW were fully installed but not yet grid connected. Furthermore, a another 966 MW is currently under construction and 112 MW is awaiting a final financial decision.

    According to Deutsche WindGuard GmbH, 65 pct of German power production will be generated from renewable energy sources by 2030. The Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy peviously noted the offshore wind industry has invested more than €15 billion since 2013. (Source: Deutsche WindGuard, Offshore Engineering, 21 Jan., 2019) Contact: Deutsche WindGuard GmbH, +49 4451 95150, www.windguard.de

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind,  Wind,  


    BMR Energy Committed to Expand Cayman Renewable Energy (Int'l)
    BMR Energy
    Date: 2019-01-21
    NYC-based BMR Energy LLC, a clean energy company owned by Richard Branson's Virgin Group, is reporting the acquisition of the Bodden Town Solar Farm in the Cayman Islands was just the first step in its plans for plan for renewable energy in Cayman. The company's Cayman Island plans are in line with the Cayman Utilities Commission's (CUC) recently approved Integrated Research Plan.

    According to the company, the Bodden Town solar plant has been under-producing power and the company is looking at how best to optimize output. The company is also looking at ways to further the Cayman's green agenda. (Source: BMR Energy, Cayman27, 18 Jan., 2019) Contact: BMR Energy, Bruce Levy, CEO, (212) 453-6720, info@bmrenergy.com, www.bmrenergy.com

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


    NYSERDA Awards $1.5Bn for NY Large-Scale Wind, Solar (Funding)
    NYSERDA
    Date: 2019-01-21
    The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), a public benefit corporation, is reporting details of the $1.5 billion in NY State competitive awards to support large-scale solar, wind energy and storage projects across the Empire State.

    The 20 funded projects are expected to generate $4 billion in direct investment in the clean energy sector, significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and generate sufficient clean energy for nearly 550,000 homes. Combined with the renewable energy projects previously announced under democratic Governor Cuomo's Clean Energy Standard, New York has now awarded 46 projects worth more than $2.9 billion.

    The awards also propel New York toward the Governor's ramped up mandate for 70 pct of the state's electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030 -- up from 50 pct -- and helps guide the state toward achieving carbon neutrality across all sectors of its economy as quickly as possible including a 100 pct carbon-free electricity sector by 2040.

    The 20 large-scale renewable energy projects include: Hannacroix Solar Facility - Greene County; Stillwater Solar - Saratoga County: Clay Solar - Onondaga County; Dog Corners Solar - Cayuga County; Excelsior Energy Center - Genesee County; Heritage Wind - Orleans County; Horseshoe Solar - Livingston County; Manchester Solar - Ontario County; Morris Ridge Solar - Livingston County; North Light Energy Center - Seneca County; Silver Lake Solar - Wyoming County; Hills Solar - Herkimer County; Mohawk Solar - Montgomery County; Skyline Solar - Oneida County; Watkins Road Solar I - Herkimer County; Roaring Brook Wind - Lewis County; Canisteo Wind - Steuben County; High Bridge Wind - Chenango County; Bakerstand Solar I - Cattaraugus County: and the Watkins Glen Solar Energy Center - Schuyler County.

    All projects are expected to be operational by 2022, adding over 1,654 megawatts of renewable capacity in New York and generating over 3,800,000 megawatt hours of energy annually.The projects are expected to generate enough clean, renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions by more than 2 million metric tons, the equivalent to taking nearly 437,000 cars off the road.

    NYSERDA will issue the next solicitation for large-scale renewable energy under the Clean Energy Standard on April 22, 2019. (Source: NYSERDA, 18 Jan., 2019) Contact: NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov

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


    China's Jiangsu Province OK's 6.7GW Offshore Wind Projects (Intl)
    Jiangsu Electric Power Co
    Date: 2019-01-21
    According to the State Grid Jiangsu Electric Power Co. Ltd ., the Chinese province of Jiangsu has approved 24 offshore wind power projects totaling 6.7 GW at a total investment of approximately $18 billion U.S. The projects are part of Jiangsu's 10 GW-level "Three Gorges on Sea" offshore wind power plan and are expected to be complted and commissioned by the end of 2020. (Source: Jiangsu Electric Power Co., China.org.cn, 20 Jan., 2019) Contact: Jiangsu Electric Power Co., +86-25-8228-8361, +86-25-8228-8361 [fax., www.jszdt.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind,  China Offshore Wind,  Jiangsu Electric Power Co,  


    Notable Quote
    5 Lakes Energy LLC
    Date: 2019-01-21
    "For a long time a debate was going on how to increase use of renewables for generation. There were political fights (in the Michigan state Legislature) for (mandated or voluntary renewable) energy standards. We are now at a point where wind and solar are both cheaper in generating electricity than new fossil fuel plants, and we are close to (matching the costs of) operating existing fossil fuel plants."

    "We should be retiring old fossil fuel plants before they wear out. It is cheaper to replace them (than) to operate them." -- Doug Jester, 5 Lakes Energy LLC in Lansing, Mich. (Source: Crain's Detroit Business, 20 Jan., 2019) Contact: 5 Lakes Energy LLC, Doug Jester, 517-319-0350, djester@5lakesenergy.com, https://5lakesenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy,  


    Orsted Suspends Taiwan Wind Facility Contracts,Construction (Int'l)
    Orsted,Taiwan
    Date: 2019-01-20
    Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) Orsted A/S, a Danish investor in offshore wind-power sites in Taiwan, has suspended its part in the nation's offshore wind-power development program amid what it described as a re-evaluation of its investment in the country. Orsted has informed its supply chain that it has suspended the execution of ongoing contracts to install wind-power facilities off the western coast of Taiwan.. For those contracts that have not yet been carried out, the company will renew price negotiations with the relevant businesses, Wang said, explaining that the decision was made as Orsted is assessing whether or not to continue its Taiwan investment. The suspended contracts include the construction of onshore substations with Taiwan Cogeneration Corp., underwater structures with China Steel Corp. (CSC) and Century Iron and Steel Industrial Co. Ltd. (CISI), according to Wang. Wang declared that Orsted is not withdrawing from the Taiwan market, but is concerned about the "unstable" investment environment here, referring to controversial changes in the feed-in tariff (FIT) rate. Since 2016, Orsted has invested NT$2-3 billion in Taiwan, where it plans to build wind farms with a total grid capacity of 900 megawatts in Changhua County with investment totaling NT$165 billion (US$5.34 billion), according to Wang. The company is now studying the feasibility of whether or not to withdraw its investment, based on three factors, including if the FIT rate is maintained at NT$5.8 per kilowatt-hour, which it was offered before the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) notified last year that the rate will be cut by 12 percent to NT$5.1 for this year. The bureau said that once the 2019 FIT rate is decided, it believes the offshore wind-power company will reopen its Taiwan investment project. (Source: CAN, Focus Taiwan, 20 Jan., 2019)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsetd news,  Taiwan Wind news,  Wind news,  


    Siemens Gamesa Launches 10 MW Offshore Wind Turbine (Ind. Report)
    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
    Date: 2019-01-18
    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) is touting the launch of its SG 10.0-193 DD, the company’s first 10+ MW offshore wind turbine The 10 MW rating is made possible through a larger generator diameter, building on the proven SGRE Direct Drive generator technology. The SG 10.0-193 DD Offshore Wind Turbine features 193 m diameter rotor and 94-meter-long-blades.

    The SG 10.0-193 DD turbine offers up to 30% more AEP than its predecessor, the SG 8.0-167 DD. Its 94-meter-long-blades -- almost the length as one soccer field.

    A SG 10.0-193 DD prototype is expected to be installed in 2019 with a commercial market launch slated for 2022. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, PR, 17 Jan., 2019) Contact: Siemens Gamesa, Andreas Nauen, CEO Offshore Business Unit, www.siemensgamesa.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy,  Wind Turbine,  Offshore Wind ,  


    Gov. Raises New York Offshore Wind, Solar Targets (Ind. Report)
    NY Renewable Energy
    Date: 2019-01-18
    In his just released 2019 Justice Agenda, Empire State governor Andrew Cuomo (D) is proposing a 9-GW offshore wind goal by 2035, a 6-GW distributed solar target by 2025, and 3 GW of energy storage capacity by 2030. The new goals are part of the governor's plan for New York State to achieve carbon neutrality.

    Cuomo's plan also calls for New York's Clean Energy Standard mandate to be increased from its present 50 pct to 70 pct renewable electricity by 2030. To that end, the state plans to invest approximately $200 million to facilitate the development of an offshore wind transmission grid. Governor Cuomo will also direct the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Department of Public Service to expand their Solar For All programme. Cuomo is also calling for roughly $1.5 billion in competitive awards that will support 20 large-scale solar, wind and energy storage projects totaling 1.65 GW in upstate New York. These projects could enter construction as early as August, while the overall capacity is planned to be operational by 2022. (Source: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Renewable, Jan., 2019) Contact: NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov; Office of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, www.governor.ny.gov, https://twitter.com/NYGovCuomo

    More Low-Carbon Energy News New York Renewable Energy,  Andrew Cuomo,  


    Vanderbilt Engineering, Science Bldg Scores LEED Gold (Ind. Report)
    US Green Building Council
    Date: 2019-01-18
    In Nashville, Tenn., private research university Vanderbilt is reporting its Engineering and Science Building has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

    The Engineering and Science Building houses the university's most energy efficient lab space. During the initial design phase of the building, 3D modeling was used to evaluate conditions of the site such as orientation, heat gain from windows, natural light, and others to ensure optimized design. Other green design elements that helped achieve its LEED status include:

  • 20' tall enthalpy wheels to transfer heat and humidity, conditioning the fresh air intake with exhaust air leaving the building;
  • Chilled beams supplied by hot and cold water used to condition spaces which is more efficient than conditioning with air systems;
  • A 10,000 gallon cistern to capture rain water for irrigation;
  • Sunshading frit on glass to optimize natural solar light and to also help prevent bird strikes;
  • LED energy efficient lighting and occupancy sensors;
  • Flexibility of design to allow different lab type use over time as well as lab renovations without major mechanical systems rework;
  • Clean room energy reduction through occupancy and particle sensors to decrease system use when not needed. (Source: Vanderbilt University, PR, 17 Jan., 2019) Contact: Vanderbilt University, 615-322-7311, www.vanderbilt.edu; USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News US Green Building Council,  USGBC,  Leed Certification,  LEED Gold,  Energy Efficiency,  


  • UK BEIS Updates Small-Scale Renewable Energy Support (Int'l)
    UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
    Date: 2019-01-16
    In London, the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) reports the release of its proposed guidelines intended to support the development of small-scale renewable energy technologies by ensuring remuneration for any and all electricity generated that is supplied to the grid by small-scale generators.

    The proposed Smart Export Guarantee is intended to improve and replace existing Feed-in Tariff (FiT) schemes and a Generator Export Tariff incentive scheme for small-scale generators to supply electricity to the grid. Both schemes expire on 31 March,2019.

    Those most obviously affected by such a shift are rooftop solar owners, but the UK boasts approximately 560,000 households and businesses generating small-scale electricity under the FiT scheme using a range of technologies including biomass anaerobic digestion, ,wind power and hydro-electricity.

    The proposed Guarantee would specifically replace the FiT scheme and would require electricity suppliers to pay new small-scale energy producers for excess electricity generated from homes and businesses which is supplied to the grid. (Source: UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, CleanTechnica, 13 Jan., 2019) Contact: UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, https://www.gov.uk/.../department-for-business-energy-and-industrial-strategy

    More Low-Carbon Energy News UK Department for Business,  Energy and Industrial Strategy ,  


    Saudis Increasing 2030 Renewable Energy Goals (Int'l Report)
    Renewable Energy
    Date: 2019-01-16
    In Abu Dubai, the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy reports it plans to integrate the country's renewable energy network -- which aims to produce 60 GW of energy -- 40 GW from solar and 20 GW from wind and other sources -- by 2030.

    In 2014, the country planned to produce 20 GW of solar energy and 7 GW of wind energy. solar energy and the rest from wind energy. (Source: UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, 14 Jan., 2019) Contact: King Abdullah Atomic and Renewable Energy City, +966 11 808 5555, www.kacare.gov.sa/en

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy,  


    NIPSCO Dumping Coal, Cutting CO2 90 pct within Decade (Ind. Report)
    NIPSCO
    Date: 2019-01-16
    In the Hoosier State, Merrillville-headquartered investor owned utility Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO), which is 65 pct coal dependent, is reporting plans to cut its coal power generation to essentially zero over the next 10 years. In coal's place, NIPSCO will increase its pursuit of largely renewable energy resources, such as solar and wind energy, along with battery storage technology.

    Access NIPSCO's Your Energy, Your Future campaign details HERE. (Source: NIPSCO, Tree Hugger, Jan., 2019) Contact: NIPSCO, Violet Sistovaris, President, www.nipsco.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NIPSCO,  Coal,  Carbon Emissions,  CO2,  


    MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Opening Boston Office (Ind. Report)
    MHI Vestas
    Date: 2019-01-16
    Wind energy manufacturer and service provider MHI Vestas Offshore Wind reports it is establishing its first U.S. office in Boston. The new office will be led by Jason Folsom, the company's U.S. national sales director.

    Vestas is presently planning the 800 MW Vineyard Wind project off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, as well as exploring potential projects in nearby states. (Source: Vestas, Various Media,14 Jan., 2019) Contact: MHI Vestas, +45 97 30 00 00, vestas@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News MHI Vestas,  Wind,  Offshore Wind ,  


    Ventient Energy Foresees Wind Industry Growth (Int'l Report)
    Ventient Energy
    Date: 2019-01-16
    In the UK, Edinburgh-based Ventient Energy reports it is targeting significant growth both in the UK and overseas. The firm was formed in 2017 by bringing together the portfolios of independent wind power producers Zephyr and Infinis Wind.

    Ventient's 690MW of installed capacity on 34 wind farms stretch the length of Great Britain from Cornwall to Caithness, Scotland. (Source: Ventient Energy, PR, 4 Jan., 2019) Contact: Ventient Energy, Mark Jones, CEO, +44 0131 243 1380, info@ventientenergy.com, www.ventientenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Ventient Energy,  Wind,  


    China Launches Subsidy-Free Solar, Wind Power (Int'l Report)
    National Development and Reform Commission
    Date: 2019-01-14
    Reporting from Beijing, the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) is announcing the launch of a series of subsidy-free wind and solar projects this year. The projects are timed to cash in on a rapid fall in construction costs since 2012 and tackle a gaping payment backlog.

    In 2018 the government suspended all new subsidized solar capacity approvals after a record 53-gigawatt capacity increase in 2017 left it with a backlog of at least 120 billion yuan ($18 billion) in subsidy payments. The new subsidy-free projects will generate renewable power for sale at the same prices as non-subsidised coal-fired power plants, and will not have to comply with capacity quota restrictions.

    Under the new policy, grid companies will be encouraged to guarantee electricity purchases from pilot projects, lower transmission fees and support cross-regional deliveries of subsidy-free power. The government has already approved the construction of several subsidy-free wind farms, and solar generators have also achieved price parity in some regions.

    According to the NDRC, solar construction costs in China plunged 45 pct from 2012 to 2017, while wind project costs fell 20 pct over the same time frame. (Source: China National Development and Reform Commission, Reuters, 10 Jan., 2019)Contact: China National Development and Reform Commission, en.ndrc.gov.cn

    More Low-Carbon Energy News China National Development and Reform Commission ,  


    NYPA to Help Modernize USVI Electric Grid (Ind. Report)
    Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority,NYPA
    Date: 2019-01-14
    The U.S. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (VIWAPA) is announcing the support of the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to restore, improve and modernize the islands' electric grid and incorporate a significant renewable energy -- wind and solar -- capability into the island's energy mix. To that end, the two agencies have inked a MoU under which NYPA will provide technical consulting support for the continued rebuilding of the WAPA grid.

    VIWAPA is making investments in upgrading the generation, transmission and distribution systems to improve reliability, as well as incorporating a practical approach to renewable energy to help reduce VIWAPA's reliance on fossil fuels. (Source: NYPA, The St, John Source, 12 Jan., 2019) Contact: NYPA, Gil Quiniones, Pres., CEO, (914) 681-8186, www.nypa.gov; Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority, (346) 773-2250, www.viwapa.vi

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NYPA,  Renewable Energy,  


    US Virgin Island Adding Renewables in Modernization (Ind. Report)
    NYPA,Renewable Energy
    Date: 2019-01-14
    The U.S. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (VIWAPA) is announcing the support of the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to restore, improve and modernize the islands' electric grid and incorporate a significant renewable energy -- wind and solar -- capability into the island's energy mix. To that end, the two agencies have inked a MoU under which NYPA will provide technical consulting support for the continued rebuilding of the WAPA grid.

    VIWAPA is making investments in upgrading the generation, transmission and distribution systems to improve reliability, as well as incorporating a practical approach to renewable energy to help reduce VIWAPA's reliance on fossil fuels. (Source: NYPA, The St, John Source, 12 Jan., 2019) Contact: NYPA, Gil Quiniones, Pres., CEO, (914) 681-8186, www.nypa.gov; Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority, (346) 773-2250, www.viwapa.vi

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy news,  NYPA news,  


    First Saudi Utility-Scale Wind Power Project Awarded (Int'l.)
    Saudi Arabian Energy Ministry Renewable Energy Project Development Office
    Date: 2019-01-11
    A consortium led by France's EDF Energies Nouvelles and Abu Dhabi's Masdar reports the Saudi Arabian Energy Ministry Renewable Energy Project Development Office has awarded it the $500 million Dumat Al Jandal wind project -- Saudi Arabia's first utility-scale wind farm. When completed, the 400 MW wind farm will generate sufficient power for as many as 70,000 Saudi households.

    The kingdom's 2017 renewable energy development strategy, which plans to generate 10 pct of the country's power from renewable sources by 2023, calls for the developement of 30 solar and wind projects across the country at an expected cost of between $30 billion to $50 billion. (Source: Saudi Arabian Energy Ministry Renewable Energy Project Development Office, Gulf Business, 10 Jan., 2019) Contact: Saudi Arabian Energy Ministry Renewable Energy Project Development Office, www.powersaudiarabia.com.sa; EDF Energies Nouvelles, ; Masdar, Shaima Al Jarman, Marketing & Communications, +971 02 8109365, saljarman@masdar.ac.ae, www.masdar.ac.ae

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Masdar,  Wind,  EDF Energies Nouvelles,  


    Vestas Claims Over 100 GW of Wind Turbine Installations (Int'l)
    Vestas
    Date: 2019-01-11
    Danish wind turbine giant Vestas Wind Systems A/S reports it has achieved 100 GW of installed wind turbines with the installation of a V110-2.0 MW wind turbine at MidAmerican Energy's Wind XI wind farm project in Iowa. Since 1979, Vestas has installed over 66,000 wind turbines worldwide and been a major player in taking wind energy from niche to mainstream. Vestas has also helped remove more than 100 million tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere. (Source: Vestas, PR, Jan., 2019) Contact: Vestas, Anders Runevad, Pres., CEO, +45 9730 0000, www.vestas.com

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


    Wind Energy, CO2 Emissions Savings (Opinions, Editorials & Asides)
    CO2,Carbon Emissions
    Date: 2019-01-11
    Based on EPA data on global average electricity, 100 GW of wind energy saves approximately 129 million tpy of CO2 equaling the CO2 emissions from:
  • 33 coal-fired power plants;
  • 298 million barrels of oil; 141 billion pounds of burned coal;
  • Annual electric power consumption of 22.54 million U.S. homes;
  • and the carbon sequestered from 152 million acres of forest. (Source: EPA, Jan., 2019)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Carbon Emissions,  CO2,  


  • Enel's 450 MW Texas Wind Farm Construction Underway (Ind. Report)
    Enel Green Power North America
    Date: 2019-01-11
    Enel Green Power North America reports construction is underway on its $600 million, 450-MW High Lonesome Wind Farm in Upton and Crockett Counties, West Texas. When fully operational by the year end, the project will be the company's largest wind farm. (Source: Enel Green Power North America, Kallanish Energy, 8 Jan., 2019) Contact: Enel Green Power North America, Connor Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Enel Green Power North America,  


    WEC Energy Takes Major Stake in 97-MW Wind Project (M&A,
    WEC Energy Group,Avangrid Renewables
    Date: 2019-01-11
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based WEC Energy Group Inc. is reporting its $145 million acquisition of an 80 pct stake in the 39-turbine Coyote Ridge Wind Farm in Brookings County, South Dakota.

    The 97-MW Portland, Oregon-based Avangrid Renewables project is presently under construction for an expected commissioning by the end of 2019. Avangrid Renewables will operate the wind farm which has a PPA with Google Energy. WEC Energy reportedly plans to invest $1 billion in renewable energy power generation through 2019-2023. (Source: WEC Energy, Zacks, 9 Jan., 2019)Contact: WEC Energy Group, (414) 221-7345, www.wecenergygroup.com; Avangrid Renewables, Laura Beane , ceo, www.avangridren.com

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    75-MW Duke Energy Florida Solar Farm Now Online (Ind. Report)
    Duke Energy Florida
    Date: 2019-01-11
    In the Sunshine State, Duke Energy Florida reports its 74.9-MW Hamilton Solar Power Plant is now in operation and providing electric power to approximately 20,000 area 20,000 homes. The project was originally developed by Kansas-based Tradewind Energy and was completed by Duke Energy.

    Duke Energy Florida plans to acquire or install 700 MW of solar energy in the state through 2022. The utility presently has about 300,000 solar panels in operation totaling 100 MW across its territory. (Source: Duke Energy Florida, PR, 8 Jan., 2019) Contact: Duke Energy Florida, Catherine Stempien,Pres., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_Energy_Florida; Tradewind Energy, Justin McGeeney, (913) 888-9463, www.tradewindenergy.com

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    SWEPCO RfP Seeking 1.200 MW of Wind Power (Ind. Report)
    SWEPCO
    Date: 2019-01-09
    Shreveport, La.-based South Western Electric Power (SWEPCO) has issued an RfP for up to 1,200 MW of additional wind energy to be used by December 15, 2021. SWEPCO presently sources 469 MW of wind energy from Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas through multiple power purchase agreements.

    Proposals under the RfP must have a minimum nameplate rating of 100 MW and must be submitted by March 1, 2019.

    SWEPCO is seeking to acquire new or existing projects that qualify for at least 80 pct of the federal Production Tax Credit (PTC) and are located in, and interconnected to, the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) regional grid in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas or Oklahoma. Projects selected through the RFP process will be reviewed for regulatory approval by the Arkansas Public Service Commission, Louisiana Public Service Commission, Public Utility Commission of Texas and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

    RfP application forms and additional information can be found at www.SWEPCO.com/RFP. (Source: SWEPCO, Nexstar, Jan., 2019) Contact: SWEPCO, Malcolm Smoak, Pres., CEO, www.swepco.com

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    Nordex Supplying Turbines to French Wind Energy Projects (Int'l)
    Nordex Group
    Date: 2019-01-09
    Hamburg, Germany-headquartered Nordex SE reports receipt of French orders totaling more than 84 MW in Q4, 2018. The company will be delivering 27 wind turbines for four wind farms to various customers including EDF Renewables and Eurowatt.

    Nordex has installed more than 23 GW of wind energy capacity in over 25 markets and has factories in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the United States and India. (Source: Nordex SE, PR, 7 Jan., 2019) Contact: Nordex SE, Patxi Landa, CSO +49 (0) 40 300 30 1141, www.nordex-online.com

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    Marion, Mass. Designated as Green Community (Ind. Report)
    DOER Green Communities
    Date: 2019-01-09
    In the Bay State, the town of Marion reports it has been designated part of the Mass. DOER Green Communities program.

    The DOER Green Communities Division provides technical assistance and financial support for municipal initiatives to improve energy efficiency and increase the use of renewable energy in public buildings, facilities and schools, according to a news release.

    In 2014, Marion's Energy Management Committee promoted a solar bylaw that has seen the installation of more than 100 solar projects. The town has also executed a power purchase agreement with Future Generation Wind to net meter electric power to town buildings and facilities for an annual savings in excess of $90,000. In addition, the town added electric vehicles to its fleet and replaced all of the town's cobra-head streetlights with more efficient LED fixtures for additional energy savings.

    With the new Green Community designation the town has been awarded a grant of $132,672 to cover the cost of additional energy-saving projects. (Source: DOER Green Communities, Standard-Times, South Coast Today, 8 Jan., 2019) Contact: Mass. DOER Green Communities, www.mass.gov/orgs/green-communities-divisionGreen Communities

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  DOER Green Communities,  


    ScottishPower Goes 100 pct Renewable Wind Energy (Int'l Report)
    ScottishPower Generation Group , DRAX
    Date: 2019-01-07
    Further to our 19th October, 2018 coverage, Glasgow-headquartered Scottish Power is reporting that with the completion of its £700 million assets sale to Drax, the company is now the first in the UK to rely completely on renewable wind power.

    Selby, UK-based Drax purchased Scottish Power's portfolio of pumped storage, hydro and gas-fired generation, which comprises Scottish Power Generation Group and its wholly owned subsidiary, SMW.

    The assets sale included the 440-MW Cruachan pumped storage hydro electric scheme in Argyll and Bute; run-of-river hydro locations at Galloway and Lanark; (126MW); a biomass-from-waste facility at Daldowie; and four Combined Cycle Gas Turbine stations in England. (Source: DRAX Group, The National, 3 Jan., 2019) Contact: Scottish Power, Keith Anderson, CEO, +44 800 027 0072, www.scottishpower.co.uk; DRAX Power, +44 0 1757 618381, www.draxpower.com

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    TEPCO Planning Million KW Offshore Wind Project (Int'l Report)
    Tokyo Electric Power
    Date: 2019-01-07
    Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) reports it is considering construction of a 1 million kilowatt -- roughly equivalent toa nuclear power plant -- offshore wind farm off the coast of Choshi, Chiba Prefecture. As previously reported, the company initially began planning for the project in 2009.

    For the project, TEPCO intends to partner with an experienced European offshore wind power developer and spend about ¥1 trillion ($9.2 billion) on the 200, 5,000 kw, "fixed bottom" turbine offshore project. The utility is also considering a nearby location for the full-fledged generator and intends to begin construction as early as fiscal 2019. (Source: Tokyo Electric Power Company, PR, Japan News, 6 Jan., 2019) Contact: TEPCO, www.tepco.co.jp/en

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    Brookfield,Coillte Partnering on Irish Wind Farm (Int'l)
    Brookfield Renewable
    Date: 2019-01-07
    Montreal-headquartered Canadian green energy developer Brookfield Renewable reports it plans to partner with Irish state-controlled forestry and land management firm Coillte to develop a 27-turbine wind energy generation and storage project at Bottlehill and Glannasack, north of Cork city, in County Cork, Ireland.

    The 180-MW project, to be known as the Coom Green Energy Park, has been granted regulatory approval. (Source: Times of London, 6 Jan., 2019) Coillte, www.coillte.ie; Brookfield Renewable Partners, (888) 327-2722, enquiries@brookfieldrenewable.com, https://renewableops.brookfield.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Brookfield Renewable,  Wind,  Energy STorage,  

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