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Western U.S. utilities totaling 10M+ customers create exploratory group looking for future market options
A dozen of the major power providers in the western U.S. are banding together to pursue future market services which could offer both reliable electricity and carbon reduction, they say. The informal Western Markets Exploratory Group members deliver electricity to millions of customers. They are exploring the potential for new market services including day-ahead energy sales, transmission system expansion, and other power supply and grid offerings. The Western Markets Exploratory Group inc [...]
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Virgin Group company to restore damaged 6.4-MW solar facility on St. Thomas
BMR Energy, a Virgin Group company and developer, owner, and operator of clean energy projects in the Caribbean and Latin America, announced today that it is starting construction of the 6.4-megawatt (MWp) Donoe Solar farm on St. Thomas. The facility is expected to be completed and enter service in the fourth quarter of this year and will sell the power it generates to the Virgin Island Power and Water Authority (VIWAPA) under a newly negotiated 25-year Power Purchase Agreement. “After H [...]
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Pipeline giant Kinder Morgan starts Energy Transition Ventures group looking into CCUS, renewables
By Rod Walton, Power Engineering and POWERGEN+ Content Director A big-time fossil fuels player is jumping into the energy transition in a bolder, more focused way. Kinder Morgan Inc. has formed a new Energy Transition Ventures group to identify and pursue commercial opportunities within the low-carbon sector. The company is one of the biggest in the oil and gas infrastructure sector, with close to 85,000 miles of pipelines and 144 terminals either under ownership or interest, according to [...]
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Investment group says solar energy could see “popularity boost” in UK due to Brexit
Solar energy companies could fill the void created by the lack of secure energy transfer between UK and EU, the group says. [...]
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Utility-linked group seeks to dismantle net metering in Michigan
Nonprofit advocacy groups linked to DTE Energy are waging a public campaign to significantly reduce the amount customers are paid for their solar power, in line with the utility’s request before Michigan regulators. [...]
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Hanwha Q CELLs files patent infringement case against JinkoSolar, LONGi, and REC Group
On March 4, Hanwha Q CELLS filed a patent infringement complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) against JinkoSolar, LONGi Solar, and REC Group. The company also filed related patent infringement complaints with the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware against the same companies. In Germany, Hanwha Q CELLS filed patent infringement complaints with the Regional Court of Düsseldorf against JinkoSolar and REC Group. [...]
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Clean Energy Group Says Georgia Power’s New IRP Falls Short on Solar, Energy Efficiency
On January 31, 2019, Georgia Power, the largest utility in the state submitted its newest integrated resource plan (IRP) to the state utility commission for approval. [...]
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