The SolUnesco transaction includes the 150 MW Carvers Creek, 150 MW Moody Creek, 130 MW Red Brick, and 12.5 MW Rivanna projects located across the Commonwealth.
Together, the projects will generate sufficient electricity to power approximately 72,000 homes and would contribute over $11 million in state and local tax revenue, according to Apex. (Source: Apex Clean Energy, PR, 4 Jan., 2019) Contact: SolUnesco, Francis Hodsoll, CEO, (703) 672-5097, www.solunesco.com; Apex Clean Energy, Andrea Miller, VP Asset Management, Patrick Brown, Dev. Mgr., (434) 220-7595, www.apexcleanenergy.com
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The two facilities, which together cost about $830 million, have a combined capacity of about 2,600 GWh per year, have long-term PPAs -- the Rattlesnake Creek wind farm will sell its power to Facebook and Diamond Vista will supply power to software major Adobe Systems Inc. Diamond Vista also has three separate PPAs, the first two of which are for 100 MW each with global manufacturing company Kohler Co and City Utilities of Springfield. The third is for 84 MW with the Tri-County Electric Cooperative of Oklahoma.
Enel owns all of the "Class A" interests and manages and operates the wind farms.
With these two wind farms, the total renewable capacity added by Enel Green Power around the world this year reaches 2.6 GW, of which over 830 MW in North America. (Source: Enel Green Power North America, Jan., 2019)
Contact: Enel Green Power North America, Connor Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com
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The Tesla Powerpack system cost $66 million to build, which is a small number in comparison to the amount of funds saved over a mere 12 months.
The Tesla system also eliminated the need for a 35 MW local Frequency Control Ancillary Service (FCAS); decreased the South Australian regulation FCAS price by 75 pct; and helped connect South Australia to the National Electricity Market.
(Source: Neoen, Jan., 2019) Contact: Neoen S.A.S., +33 805 160 022, www.neoen.com; Tesla Power Pack, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerpack
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If fully supported by governments, the private sector and citizens, the Kigali Amendment will avoid up to 0.4 degrees C of global warming this century while continuing to protect the ozone layer. The amendment will substantively contribute to the goals of the COP15, Paris Climate Agreement.
The parties to the amendment have put in place practical arrangements for its implementation, including agreements on technologies for the destruction of HFCs and new data reporting requirements and tools. The amendment comes with provisions for capacity-building for developing countries, institutional strengthening and the development of national strategies to reduce HFCs and replace them with alternatives. Phasing down HFCs under the Kigali Amendment may also open a window to redesign refrigeration equipment that is more energy efficient, further increasing the climate gains.
Implementation of new targets set out in the amendment will be done in three phases, with a group of developed countries starting HFCs phase-down from 2019. Developing countries will follow with a freeze of HFCs consumption levels in 2024 and with a few countries freezing consumption in 2028.
Evidence presented in the latest Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion finds that the ozone layer in parts of the stratosphere has recovered at a rate of 1-3 pct per decade since 2000. At projected rates, Northern Hemisphere and mid-latitude ozone is scheduled to heal completely by the 2030s followed by the Southern Hemisphere in the 2050s and polar regions by 2060.
The UN Environment Ozone Secretariat is the Secretariat for the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The Secretariat facilitates and supports the parties to the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol and other stakeholders in implementing actions to protect and heal the ozone layer and contribute to climate change mitigation.
Download the Scientific Assessment of
Ozone Depletion: 2018 Executive Summary HERE. (Source: UN Environment Ozone Secretariat, World Meteorological Organization , UN Environment, 3 Dec., 2019) Contact: UN Environment Ozone Secretariat, https://ozone.unep.org
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"The study points out that wind and solar electricity provided about 18 pct of Texas' power in 2017, but that thoughtful planning to optimize natural patterns of renewable energy output could further help those resources 'punch above their weight' as coal-fired power plants are retired. In fact, Texas, because of its size and climate, is uniquely positioned to replace coal power with electricity from a complementary mix of West Texas and Gulf Coast wind along with solar power from around the state.
" Tri Global Energy has been developing West Texas wind projects for 10 years and has become the number one developer of wind farms in the state. (Texas also leads the nation in production of wind power.) Tri Global CEO Billingsly also launched Sunfinity Renewable Energy nearly three years ago. Sunfinity is developing residential, commercial and utility scale solar energy in several states, including Texas.
"The rise of clean energy appears to be everywhere across Texas," said Billingsley. 'The state is speeding ahead to develop renewable energy and reaching new milestones all the time. But we've only begun to scratch the surface in terms of truly harnessing our clean, renewable resources. Texans will be the real winners, realizing both the environmental and economic benefits of renewables. The next several years will see amazing strides forward."
(Source: Tri Global Energy, PR, Jan., 2018) Contact: Sunfinity, www.sunfinityre.com; Tri Global Energy, John B. Billingsley, CEO, 972.290.0825, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.triglobalenergy.com
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The sale includes the: 200MW Meadow Lake 6 facility in Indiana and;and the 100MW Nation Rise project due online in Q4 of this year in Canada. EPDR completed the sale of 75 pct of Nation Rise with the other 5 pct to be sold when the project starts operations. (Source: EDPR Renewables, renews.biz,
2 Jan., 2019) Contact: EDP Renewables North America, Miguel Prado, CEO, (713) 265-0350 - Houston, +351 21 001 25 00, www.edpr.com; Axium Infrastructure, Anne-Sophie Roy, (514) 954-3781, email@example.com, www.axiuminfra.com
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The NJBPU also announced the rejection of the up to 25-MW Nautilus pilot offshore wind project in New Jersey waters on the grounds that the project's "unsubstantiated benefits" would be a burden to ratepayers. (Source:
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, Renewables, Dec., 2018)Contact: NJ BPU, www.bpu.state.nj.us
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Since 2016, the AESO has awarded contracts to projects that will nearly double the province's installed wind energy capacity, and result in a 10 pct increase to Canada's installed wind energy capacity, which currently sits at just under 13,000 MW.
The companies behind the projects announced today have each signed a 20-year Indexed Renewable Energy Credit
(Source: CANWEA, 18 Dec., 2018) Contact: Canadian Wind Energy Association, Robert Hornung, President, (613) 915-4857, www.canwea,ca; Alberta Electric System Operator, www.aeso.ca
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HECO also reports nearly 3,000 new private rooftop solar systems came online in 2018 for a total of about 77,000 systems -- one of every three single-family homes on Oahu has rooftop solar, the highest percentage in the U.S.
In 2018, the HECO companies also laid the foundation for the largest surge in renewable energy in Hawaii history with solar-plus-storage projects and a major wind project that together, pending regulatory approval, will add 325 MW of clean electric generation across the islands of Oahu, Maui, Molokai and Hawaii. Two solar-plus-storage projects on Maui and two on Hawaii Island will be the largest grid-scale solar facilities on those islands and are in addition to nearly 200 MW of new renewable generation planned or presently under construction.
Many Hawaii residents hope to join the 77,000-plus customers using private rooftop solar and the HECO continue working to make that choice available to more families. New programs launched in 2018 made it possible for customers to: receive credit on electric bills for electricity sent to the grid only during peak demand hours; get credit for sending electricity to the grid while allowing utilities to limit it, if necessary, for grid stability; and for present net metering customers to add capacity and energy storage if new equipment does not send electricity to the grid.
To integrate existing and new customer-sited and grid-scale renewable energy, HECO is modernizing the electric grid for the 21st century. In 2018, the utilities received
approval to start a $205-million, strategic, grid modernization plan, developed with the greatest
stakeholder input ever.
HECO also launched the Community-Based Renewable Energy solar program allowing customers on all islands who
cannot take advantage of private rooftop solar. (Source: Hawaiian Electric, PR, 30 Dec., 2018) Contact: Hawaiian Electric, www.hawaiianelectric.com
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The deal is subject to regulatory approvals. Construction is subject to positive final investment decision. If approved and constructed, the project could come online in the mid 2020s.
EDF Renewables presently has 2,800 MW of offshore wind in development or operation in Europe -- Belgium, France, Germany and the UK.
(Source: EDF, Shell, Citizens Tribune, 19 Dec., 2018) Contact: Shell New Energies, Dorine Bosman, VP, Shell Wind Development, www.shell.com/newenergies; EDF Renewables North America, Tristan Grimbert, President & CEO, Sandi Briner , (858) 521-3525, www.edf-re.com, www.edf-renewables.com
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Ecotera has developed more than 350 MW of wind power projects in the past few years. (Source: Boralex, Pr 26 Dec., 2018) Contact: Boralex, Patrick Decostre, VP and GM Europe, Patrick Lemaire, Pres.,CEO, (514) 985-1353, www.boralex.com; Ecotera, +33 3 20 37 60 31, www.ecotera-developpement.fr
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The plan foresees PPAs for 1,001 MW of solar PV parks coupled with a total of 100 MW of battery storage facilities at a cost of $2 billion, or more, by the end of 2021.
The proposed projects projects -- Battle Mountain Solar Project, Dodge Flat Solar Center, Fish Springs Ranch, Eagle Shadow Mountain Solar Ranch, Copper Mountain Solar 5, and the Techren Solar 5 project -- will expand NV Energy's renewables portfolio to around 3,000 MW. NV Energy's portfolio presently 50 solar, geothermal, hydropower, wind, biomass, and supported rooftop solar projects. (Source: NV Energy, Renewables, 31 Dec., 2018) Contact: NV Energy, Dave Ulozas, VP Renewable Resources, (702) 402-5000, www.nvenergy.com
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The turbines are slated for installation at two wind energy projects in Changhua along the west coast of Taiwan.
(Source: Vestas, reve, 1 Jan., 2019) Contact: Vestas, Clive Turton, Pres. Vestas Asia Pacific, +45 9730 0000, www.vestas.com; Star Energy Corporation, www.starenergy.com.tw/eng
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NextEra Energy also owns a competitive energy business, NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun and a world leader in battery energy storage. (Source: NextEra Energy, PR, 1 Jan., 2019) Contact: NextEra Energy, www.NextEraEnergy.com; Florida Power & Light, www.FPL.com; Gulf Power, www.GulfPower.com; NextEra Energy Resources, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com
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The project, which is being developed by
Nautilus Offshore Wind LLC, a partnership between EDF Renewables North America and Atlantic City-based Fishermen's Energy LLC, planned the installation of three MHI Vestas V164-8.3 MW wind turbines about 2.8 miles off the coastline of Atlantic City.
The project was planned to come online in 2020. (Source: New Jersey BPU, 18 Dec, 2018) Contact: NJ BPU, www.bpu.state.nj.us; Nautilus Offshore Wind, www.nautiluswind.com
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At 218.8 MW capacity, Solara can generate sufficient electric power for about 100,000 average Portuguese households per year. Project construction is underway for a planned Summer 2019 commissioning.
Allianz hold 9 solar parks and 83 wind farm located in Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Sweden and the United States.
(Source: Allianz, Energy Ind. Review, 20 Dec., 2018)
Contact: Allianz Capital Partners, Peter Torstensson
Snr. VP, + 46 46 36 72 31, (212) 938-0630 - NYC Office, www.allianzcapitalpartners.com
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The proposal would give large scale customers the option of purchasing renewable energy resources through a subscription program to fulfill up to 100 percent of their electricity needs for periods ranging from 5 to 25 years.
Additionally, Black Hills Energy is seeking to construct a 40-MW wind-energy facility near Cheyenne, Wyoming. If approved, the $57 million Corriedale Wind Energy Project would come online in the fall of 2020.
Black Hills Energy's utility and power-generation subsidiaries operate 89 megawatts of wind-generation facilities that serve utility customers in Colorado. Another 60-megawatt wind project in Colorado is expected to be in service by the end of 2019.
(Source: Black Hills Energy, Rapid City Journal, 17 Dec., 2018)Contact: Black Hills Energy, www.blackhillsenergy.com
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Under the terms of their agreement, CIPCO will purchase 100 pct of the proposed 100 MW solar project's output for 25 years.
Clenera will develop and operate the Wapello Solar project and retain all associated renewable energy credits. The project is expected to come online in December, 2020.
(Source: Central Iowa Power Cooperative, Solar Industry, 17 Dec., 2018) Contact: Central Iowa Power Cooperative, Bill Cherrier, CEO, Exec. VP, (319) 366-8011, www.cipco.net;
Clenera LLC, Jason Ellsworth, CEO, 208-639-3232, lenera.com
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Stirling Wind, near the city of Lethbridge, is jointly-owned by Greengate, Potentia Renewables Inc. and Paul First Nation with Potentia owning a majority interest.
Privately-held Greengate has developed 480 MW of operating wind energy projects in Alberta and Ontario, Canada representing approximately $1 billion of investment. (Source: Greengate, PR, 17 Dec., 2018) Contact: Greengate Power Corp., Dan Balaban, Pres., CEO, Dan Phaure, VP Bus. Dev., (403) 930-1300,www.greengatepower.com; Alberta Electric System Operator, David Erikson, CEO, www.aeso.ca
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In anticipation of the potential risks and opportunities presented by these changes, the Plan proposes retrofits to 80 pct of existing buildings to improve energy efficiency. Proposed improvements include the installation of weather stripping, extra insulation and high efficiency windows, energy efficient appliances and lighting, the adoption of electric or hybrid vehicles, as well as significantly cutting solid waste and moving forward with an organics collection system.
The city is also considering a PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) bylaw allowing city residents to make energy efficiency upgrades to their homes, or install solar PV systems, and finance these through their property tax payments.
(Source: Town of Canmore, PR, Crag & Canyon, 18 Dec., 2018) Contact: Town of Canmore, Lori Rissling Wynn, Sustainability Coordinator and Development Planner , (403) 678-1500, https://canmore.ca
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Clearway presently has 4.1 GW of renewable energy projects, including 2.8 GW of wind, 1.1 GW of utility solar and more than 300 MW of distributed and community solar. This includes assets owned through affiliate Clearway Energy Inc. (Source: Ecolab,PR, Dec., 2018) Contact: Ecolab Inc., https://en-ca.ecolab.com; Clearway Energy Group. John Woody, VP Bus. Dev., firstname.lastname@example.org, www.clearwayenergygroup.com
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The refurbishing, which
will include new equipment and system upgrades, is expected to extend the operating life of the wind park and better position it for extending its existing contract with the Bonneville Power Administration when it expires in late 2022.
(Source: Allete Clean Energy, PR, Various Media, Renewables, 18 Dec., 2018) Contact: Allete Clean Energy, Allan S. Rudeck Jr., Pres., Vince Meyer, IR, (218) 723-3952, email@example.com, www.allete.com
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The 12.5-MW solar array will be in West O'ahu and include a 50-MWh storage system, details of which will be released at a leter date.
Hawaiian Electric is currently negotiating PPAs with developers of the solar projects to set the terms for them to sell electricity to the utility. The goal is to complete the agreements so the projects can take advantage of federal tax credits. Final terms will be announced when the agreements are submitted to the Public Utilities Commission for review.
Including the latest project, there are now five major grid-scale projects announced for O'ahu in
recent weeks, part of the largest infusion of renewable energy in state history.
The projects -- four solar and one wind project -- are designed to generate 186 megawatts,
displacing an estimated 800,000 barrels of oil annually.
Previously announced projects on O'ahu include:
Kunia Solar, 52 MW with 218 MWh storage;
Mililani Solar, 39 MW with 156 MWh storage;
Waipio Solar, 36 MW with 144 MWh storage; and
Palehua Wind, 46.8 MW.
Several other major renewable projects totaling 154 MW are under construction or awaiting permitting on
O'ahu. (Source: Hawaiian Electric, PR, 18 Dec., 2018) Contact: Hawaiian Electric, www.hawaiianelectric.com
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The transaction included Mesquite Solar 2 and 3 in Arizona, Copper Mountain Solar 1 and 4 in Nevada, Great Valley Solar in California, and solar and battery storage development projects. Additionally, Con Edison acquired Sempra Energy's interest in jointly owned facilities, including Mesquite Solar 1; Copper Mountain Solar 2 and 3; the Alpaugh, Corcoran and White River solar facilities in California; and the Broken Bow II wind facility in Nebraska. The sale represents approximately 980 MW AC of installed capacity.
Sempra Energy intends to use the sale proceeds for debt reduction and to expand its regulated Texas utility platform through Oncor Electric Delivery Co. LLC's pending acquisition of InfraREIT Inc.
(Source: Sempra Energy, PR, 14 Dec., 2018) Contact: ConEdison, Jorge J. Lopez, Pres., CEO, (914) 286-7094, www.conedsolutions.com; Sempra Energy, Inv. Relations, (619) 696-2901, www.sempra.com
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If fully developed, the three parcels near Martha's Vineyard and Block Island could generate about 4.1 gigawatts of energy -- sufficient power for as many as 1.5 million homes.
There are currently 15 active wind leases in federal waters that have generated more than $473 million in winning bids for nearly two million acres in federal waters, according to BOEM.
(Source: US DoI,Workboat,Various Media, 14 Dec., 2018)
Contact: Equinor Wind,(508) 717-8964, Vineyard Wind, www.equinor.com;www.vineyardwind.com
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The program is primarily funded by philanthropists Cal and Laurie Coulliard of Deerfield.
In two earlier rounds of funding, RENEW Wisconsin issued more than $200,000 in grants, assisting 23 Wisconsin nonprofits invest in more than $1.67 million in solar projects that totaled 730 kilowatts of electricity.
The grants fund up to 20 pct of a not-for-profit organization's solar installation costs.
(Source: RENEW Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 Dec., 2018)Contact: RENEW Wisconsin, Tyler Huebner, Executive Director, (608) 255-4044, www.renewwisconsin.org
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"What does that mean? Not getting off fossil fuels but reducing emissions? You're not buying the CCS (carbon capture and storage) nonsense are you? Are you? If you see a separation between getting off fossil fuels as one thing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions as another, then the only way to reconcile those two positions is to believe in the tooth fairy."
"The window for action is closing fast -- we need to do more and we need to do it now." Gore added.
Note: According to the Global CCS Institute, 18 large-scale CO2 trapping facilities are in operation with five in various stages of construction, and another 20 in various stages of development worldwide. (Source: Daily Caller, Global CCS Institute, Various Media, 12 Dec., 2018) Contact: Global CCS Institute, Brad Page, CEO, www.globalccsinstitute.com
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In Belgium, Senvion concluded deals with EDF Luminus and Eoly for the Sint Gillis Waas and Rebaix wind farms, respectively. Four machines will be installed next summer including 3.4M104 and 3.4M114 models. Senvion will also provide maintenance for 20 years. Senvion will also supply four 3.4M114 turbines for the Aschere-le-Marche wind farm in France, which is being developed by ABO Wind and owned by CEZ Group. The deal includes a 15-year maintenance contract.
A deal has also been struck with Zurich utility EKZ for six 3.4M122 units for the Marvila 2 wind farm in Portugal for commissioning next autumn.
(Source: Senvion, renews, 12 Dec., 2018)Contact: Senvion, Jurgen Geissinger, CEO, +49 40 5 55 50 90 0, www.senvion.com
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The stadium's energy efficiency and LEED qualifying feature include: operating 100 pct on clean energy, motion controlled LED lighting and HVAC, diverting 99 pct of waste from landfills, a comprehensive on-site anaerobic digestion composting program, the use of environmentally friendly cleaning products, and phasing out plastics at concession stands.
The facility also produces one-third of its annual power needs from its 11,108 solar panels and 14 wind turbines and sources its remaining remaining energy by purchasing credits from suppliers that use renewable energy.
The stadium owners also created a 6.5-acre forest in Bensalem and planted 5,900 trees with help from the Conservation Fund and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. (Source: Lincoln Financial Field, Inquirer, philly.com, 12 Dec., 2018)
Contact: USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
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In the long term, Wood Mackenzie forecasts that more than 680 GW of new on- and offshore wind power will be brought online through 2027.
(Source: Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, CleanTechnica, Others, 12 Dec., 2018) Contact: Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, (617) 500- 4257 -- Boston Office, www.woodmac.com/research/products/power-and-renewables
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According to the company's website,
Storelectric's Compressed Air Energy Storage enables a surplus of wind or solar power to be stored underground where the surplus energy is used to store air in salt caverns, a type of underground reservoir.
(Source: Storelectric, UKTN, 12 Dec., 2018) Contact: Storelectric Ltd., Jeff Draper, CFO and co-founder, +44 0 7919 536551,
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.storelectric.com; 350PPM, https://350.org
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The funding, which triples the overall funding for the REPP, could unlock an extra £156 million of private finance into renewable energy markets in Africa over the next five years, according to a release from UK Energy and Clean Growth minister Hon.Claire Perry.
The new investment adds to the £48 million previously committed to the REPP programme, which is already supporting 18 renewable energy projects in a range of countries from Tanzania to Burundi.
REPP is an innovative funding platform created by the European Investment Bank and the UNEP, and funded by the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. REPP provides early-stage funding, advisory services, and results-based finance for the development and construction of small and medium-scale renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa.
(Source: UK Energy and Clean Growth Ministry, 11 Dec., 2018) Contact: UK Energy and Clean Growth Ministry, Hon. Claire Perry, Minister, www.gov.uk/government/people/claire-perry; Renewable Energy Performance Platform, www.africa-eu-renewables.org
The $410 million Republic Wind facility is expected to generate sufficient power for approximately 57,000 homes. (Source: Republic Wind, Kallanish Energy, 10 Dec., 2018) Contact; Ohio Power Siting Board,
www.opsb.ohio.gov; Apex Clean Energy, Andrea Miller, VP Asset Management, Patrick Brown, Dev. Mgr., (434) 220-7595, www.apexcleanenergy.com; Republic Wind Energy LLC, www.republicwindenergy.com
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Shoreham Solar Commons was developed by Invenergy and sold to Duke in 2017. The project generates sufficient energy for 3,500 homes while costing ratepayers about $177 million during its 20-year contract with LIPA. The project has been producing power since July.
Duke Energy Renewables presently has wind and solar projects in 22 states amounting to about 3,000 MW. MW.
(Source: Duke Energy Renewables, PSEG, NewsDay, 9 Dec., 2018) Contact: Duke Energy Renewables, Jim Parmalee, Dir. Power Resources, Chris Fallon, VP Renewables, www.duke-energy.com, www.duke-energy.com/renewable; Invenergy, Nick Matchin, Manager for Renewable Development, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com
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The Iranian governments is seeking to have 5,000 MW of renewable energy on line by 2020, with more than 4,000 MW expected to come from wind power. The country presently has approximately 141 MW of installed wind power. (Source: Tasmin News Agency, 9 Dec., 2018)
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The €260 million project is being financed by the German development bank, KfW Group.
(Source: ,MENAFN, Daily News Egypt, Dec., 2018) Contact: Egypt New and Renewable Energy Authority, +20 2 22725891, www.nrea.gov.eg; Vestas, +45 9730 0000, www.vestas.com; Senvion, Jurgen Geissinger, CEO, +49 40 5 55 50 90 0, www.senvion.com; KfW Bank, www.kfw.de/KfW-Group
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The project, which originally included a maximum of 75 turbines, will now incorporate a maximum of 54 turbines generating a total 450 MW of power -- sufficient power for as many as 375,000 homes.
EDF acquired the project from London-based Mainstream Renewable Power in May, 2018.
The project is expected to come online by 2023.
EDF Renewables UK presently Coperates more than 786MW of wind farms with battery storage and has over 2GW projects with consents and in development stages.
(Source: EDF, Power Technology, 6 Dec., 2018) Contact: EDF Renewables UK, NnG project director Matthias Haag, +44 333 200 5105, www.edf-re.uk
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When completed in 2012, the wind project will give the utility company more than 6,600 MW of renewable generation in Iowa -- sufficient renewable energy to meet 100 pct of its customers' annual energy needs. (Source: Iowa Utilities Board, PR, Dec., 2018) Contact: Iowa Utilities Board, https://iub.iowa.gov; MidAmerican Energy, Mike Fehr, VP Resource Development, (888) 427-5632, www.midamericanenergy.com
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Determining the value of PSH under these changing grid conditions is a significant challenge that requires new modeling tools and analysis. These studies will provide PSH developers with improved capabilities to estimate the value of a proposed PSH project and compare financial revenue streams under current market structures relative to the economic value of PSH projects to the grid.
The techno-economic studies for the two selected projects will be carried out by a Technical Assistance team comprising subject matter experts from the following DOE national laboratories: Argonne National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
The studies will support a larger multi-year research strategy to define the capabilities and estimate the value that hydropower and PSH resources contribute to electric grid resilience and reliability and how those contributions could be optimized for a rapidly evolving grid.
The Technical Assistance team has developed draft guidance -- a step-by-step methodology that can be used by PSH developers, plant owners and operators, and other stakeholders to assess the economic value of existing or planned PSH projects. The methodology will be applied at the two sites below to evaluate and demonstrate the potential economic and financial value of the proposed projects. Through these studies, the team will test and refine the valuation guidance, after which the guidance and valuation tools will be made publicly available for use by the hydropower industry.
GridAmerica Holdings' proposed Goldendale project would be located on the border of Oregon and Washington at the northern terminus of the Pacific AC and DC intertie transmission lines. This project, if constructed, could facilitate the storage and export of the growing amount of wind energy available in the Northwest to nearby states.
Absaroka Energy's proposed Banner Mountain project in central Wyoming along the proposed route of the Energy Gateway West 500-kilovolt (kV) transmission line, which would enable it to serve additional areas in the western and southwestern U.S.. Banner Mountain would be a closed-loop facility that would include three ternary units -- a PSH technology that enables rapid switching between generating and pumping modes -- for a total capacity of 400 MW.
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy supports research and development of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to strengthen U.S. economic growth, energy security, and environmental quality. (Source: US DOE, Dec., 2018) Contact: EERE Water Power Technology Office, www.energy.gov/eere/water/articles/notice-opportunity-technical-assistance-techno-economic-studies-pumped-storage; OEERE, www.energy.gov/eere/office-energy-efficiency-renewable-energy
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Software AG's Cumulocity IoT is an open, independent, device agnostic platform supporting more than 150 pre-integrated devices and 300-plus industrial protocols. It is fully distributed and available across cloud, on-premises and edge.
(Source: Nordex, PR, Windpower Dev., 3 Dec., 2018) Contact: Software AG, Sanjay Brahmawar, CEO, www.softwaread.com; Nordex SE, Felix Losada, +49 (0) 40 300 30 1141, email@example.com, www.nordex-online.com
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Orsted's portfolio currently includes 11.9GW of offshore and onshore wind farms and biomass-fired combined heat and power plants that are either in production, under construction or have been given final investment decision (FID). It also has projects with a capacity of 4.7GW awaiting FID.
From 2019-2025, the company expects total gross investments of approximately DKK 200 billion ($30 billion)75-85 pct of which will be in the offshore wind sector.
(Source: Orsted, MarEx,Other, Dec., 2018)
Contact: Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com
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Pattern Energy Group Inc notes it purchased 51 pct of the class B interests in the Stillwater facility for $23 million in cash. The acquired interest is equal to a 35-MW owned interest in the facility.
The Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) purchased the remaining 49 pct of class B interests. Pattern Energy will operate the wind farm.
(Source: Pattern Energy, 25 Nov., 2018) Contact: Pattern Energy Group, Mike Garland, CEO, Matt Dallas, (917) 363-1333, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.patternenergy.com; Public Sector Pension Investment Board, www.investpsp.com/en
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As part of the extension, NextEra may resume construction on turbines that have been approved by the FAA.
OSMPC claims the wind farm violates a recent amendment to the Wind Energy Development Act requiring a determination by the federal government that planned wind turbine construction has no military impact, or the company must have an approved mitigation plan from the Defense Department before a wind farm is constructed or expanded.
(Source: OSMPC, Enid News & Eagle, 27 Nov., 2018)
Contact: NextEra Energy Resources, www.nexteraenergyresources.com
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London-based KiWi Power said on Monday that this latest share-purchase transaction marks the start of the next phase of growth for the UK firm. (Source: Engie, Renewables, 28 Nov., 2018) Contact: Engie SA, Isabelle Kocher, CEO, www.engie.com; KiWi Power,
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According to the report, renewable energy, such as wind and solar, accounted for a 17.4 pct share of gross final energy consumption in the EU last year -- up from 17.0 pct in 2016. This indicates that the EU remains on track to reach its target of a renewables share of 20 pct by 2020, although at a slower rate of growth. Preliminary EEA data for 2017 showed 20 member states were on track to reach their individual targets on renewable energy by 2020, a drop from 2016 when 25 countries were on track.
On energy efficiency, both primary and final energy consumption were above the trajectory needed to reach targets 2020. The continued growth in energy consumption, particularly in transport but also in other sectors, made achieving the 2020 target increasingly uncertain, the report said.
Download the full report HERE (Source: European Environment Agency, Reuters, 26 Nov., 2018)
Contact: European Environment Agency, www.eea.europa.eu
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