The investment will be used over 18 months to fund a diverse portfolio of approximately 75 MW of solar and solar-plus-storage projects to be developed and constructed by Duke Energy Renewables' subsidiary REC Solar. Projects will feature ground-mount and rooftop commercial and industrial projects, as well as community solar projects in several states.
Duke Energy Renewables, a non-regulated unit of Duke Energy, operates U.S. wind and solar generation facilities totaling 3,000 MW as well as energy storage and microgrid projects.
(Source: Duke Energy News Center, Website, 18 Aug., 2020) Contact: Duke Energy Renewables, Chris Fallon, (704) 594-6200, email@example.com, www.duke-energy.com; REC Solar, www.recsolar.com
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The project is claimed to be the first of its kind in GRU's service area and will combine 50MW of solar PV with 12MW of energy storage. It will be constructed by Origis Energy in Alachua County and is slated for completion in late 2022.
The City of Gainesville approved a target of 100 pct power from renewables 2045, with GRU developing its renewables portfolio as it progresses towards that goal. To date, BRU's resources include the 103MW biomass-fired Deerhaven Renewable Generation Station, 3.6MW of landfill-gas fired units and 18.5MW of feed-in tariff accredited solar.
GRU also has approximately 9 MW of customer-owned and net-metered solar currently connected to its distribution system. (Source: Gainesville Regional Utilities, PR, July, 2020)
Contact: Gainesville Regional Utilities, Ed Bielarski, GM, 352-334-3400, www.gru.com
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Greenlink Nevada is comprised of two distinct transmission line segments that, once completed, will allow access to and future development of Nevada's renewable energy resources, will increase electric reliability for Nevadans and will position Nevada as an energy leader in the western U.S. The project will also provide the infrastructure needed to support the growth of new and expanding businesses in Nevada from west Henderson to Apex in North Las Vegas to Innovation Park outside of Reno.
Greenlink North, the first major segment, will be a 525 kV line that spans approximately 235 miles from Ely, NV to Yerington, NV. Greenlink West, the second major segment, will be a 351 mile, 525 kV line from Las Vegas, NV to Yerington, NV. Greenlink Nevada will also include three 345 kV lines from Yerington, NV to the Reno and Innovation Park areas to support new economic development. Greenlink Nevada is subject to the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada approval.
NV Energy also announced three new solar plus storage projects which will be built in southern Nevada and come online in 2023:
In addition to the Lily solar + storage project, the firm also announced plans to install approximately 1 GW of battery storage capacity across its new and existing U.S. wind and solar projects over the next two years. (Source: Enel Green Power, PR, July, 2020) Contact: Enel Green Power, Antonio Cammisecra, CEO, www.enelgreenpower.com
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The 120MWac/480MWh Mahi Solar project will be developed in Kunia, Oahu, while the 40MWac/160MWh Pulehu Solar power facility will be built in Pulehu, Maui. The two projects are slated for completion in 2023. Longroad also has plans to negotiate power purchase agreements (PPA) with HECO in the next few months, including beginning the permitting process and virtual public meetings.
(Source: Longroad Energy, PR, HECO, PowerTech, June, 2020) Contact: Longroad Energy, Paul Gaynor, CEO, www.longroadenergy.com; HECO, Jim Alberts, Snr. VP, Shelee Kimura, VP Bus. Dev., (808) 543-7780, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hawaiianelectric.com
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If constructed, the energy storage facility would enable the Alliance comprising 29 cities and two counties, to distribute electricity during peak-demand times and reduce the need for natural gas at night or on cloudy days, according to CPA.
Required by state law to get 55 pct of their energy from renewable sources by 2025, all power companies in California are investing in solar storage.
To date, CPA has executed three agreements, two for solar and one for hydroelectric. The projects, still under construction, are expected to go online between December 2020 and December 2022, according to CPA.
(Source: Clean Power Alliance, Thousand Oaks Acorn, Oct., 2019) Contact: Clean Power Alliance, Ted Bardacke, Exec. Dir., www.cleanpoweralliance.org
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Large-scale solar plants owned by APS across the state will be upgraded with 200MW of battery storage systems. A team from Invenergy, an Illinois-based energy company will install six new battery systems at solar plants in Maricopa County and Yuma by 2020, with the balance to be complete by 2021.
The utility is also planning to construct 500MW of solar storage and standalone battery storage by 2025 as
part of its long-term clean-energy transition objective. (Source: APS, PowerTech, 25 Feb., 2019) Contact: Arizona Public Service Company, www.aps.com
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