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Council endorses BE Power to progress to next stage for 400-MW Big-T pumped storage
The Toowoomba Regional Council in Queensland has endorsed BE Power Pty Ltd to progress to the next stage of the tender process for the council’s 400-MW Big-T pumped storage project. Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio said he was pleased with how the tender process was progressing. He said the approval allowed the council to continue taking steps toward using its existing land and water assets to generate energy. “BE Power is proposing to develop a pumped hydro energy storage facility [...]
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Georgia Power gains state approval for 65-MW/260-MWh battery storage project
Southern Co.-owned utility Georgia Power is going to build and operate the first standalone battery storage system on the state’s transmission grid. The Georgia Public Service Commission has approved plans for the Mossy Branch Battery Facility. The 65-MW/260-MWh grid-charging battery system will be sited on 2.5 acres in Talbot County near Columbus, Ga. It will connect into the Georgia Integrated Transmission System and will be part of a larger future 80-MW battery energy storage portfoli [...]
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Ørsted lands 100MW power purchase agreement for future German offshore wind farm
Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip Ørsted has reached a 10-year, 100-megawatt power purchase agreement with European retail giant REWE Group for renewable energy from a future German offshore wind farm. The agreement will produce enough green power to equal the power consumption of 1,500 REWE stores, the companies said. The Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm in the North Sea is expected to become operational in 2025 with an export capacity of 900 MW. "The world urgently needs to shift to [...]
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10,000 MW large-scale battery power capacity to be added to the grid from 2021-23, EIA says
The U.S. could add 10,000 MW of large-scale battery power capacity from 2021-23 – 10 times the total in 2019 – according to a new report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. EIA expects most of the new storage capacity to come from systems co-located or connected to solar projects. By the end of 2020, most large-scale battery storage systems were built as standalone facilities. Based on planned projects by utilities over the next two years, U.S. battery storage that is co-loc [...]
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ReNew Power acquires 359 MWs of hydro, solar projects in India
ReNew Power in India is acquiring two assets with a combined enterprise value of INR28.5 billion (US$384 million), which are expected to generate INR3.8 billion to 4.0 billion (US$ 50.7 million to 53.4 million) of EBITDA annually. ReNew will acquire L&T Uttaranchal Hydropower Ltd., which owns the 99-MW Singoli Bhatwari Hydroelectric Project (SBHEP), from L&T Power Development Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of engineering and construction firm L&T. ReNew will add the project opera [...]
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Renewable power plants need better planning and design
Op-ed submitted by Jared Green 33% of all electricity generation worldwide is from renewable sources. Over the past decade, $3 trillion has been invested in clean power worldwide. In 2018, about two-thirds of new energy capacity installed was renewable. If we are going to keep warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit), the best-case scenario outlined at the Paris Climate Accord, global investment in renewable energy needs to double over the next decade. The world will need th [...]
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Energy Storage, Clean Power associations planning merger to strengthen U.S. renewable energy unity
The U.S. Energy Storage Association intends to merge with the American Clean Power Association in a move to spearhead transformative growth for renewable energies. The merger would unify groups representing wind, solar, storage and transmission companies within the membership. “Our Board sees the merger with ACP as a powerful new chapter for our industry and a pathway to achieving 100 GW of new energy storage by 2030,” said Kiran Kumaraswamy, the Vice President of Market Applications a [...]
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Plug Power partnering with wind developer on PPA to energize green hydrogen production
Fuel cell technology firm Plug Power and Apex Clean Energy are partnering on a 345-MW wind power purchase agreement and development of a green hydrogen facility driven by the zero-carbon electricity. The 100-percent renewable energy PPA will supply a new hydrogen production plant being co-developed by Plug Power and Apex. Once operational, the hydrogen plant could produce more than 30 metric tons per day of carbon-free, liquid hydrogen—enough to fuel 1,000 heavy duty trucks and twice that m [...]
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Massive 50-GW wind, solar, hydrogen power plant with unique ownership model announced in Australia
An international consortium made up of InterContinental Energy, CWP Global and Mirning Green Energy Limited, announced today an integrated green fuels mega project in the South-East of Western Australia. When fully operational, the Western Green Energy Hub (WGEH) could produce up to 50 gigawatts of hybrid wind and solar power over 15,000-square-kilometres in South-East Western Australia, across the Shires of Dundas and the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. The region provides an optimal diurnal pro [...]
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Southern Power acquiring 118-MW Oklahoma wind project developed by Vestas’ NA unit
The wholesale energy wing of Southern Co. has amped up its utility-scale wind project holdings again. Southern Power acquired its 15th wind power project. The 118-MW Glass Sands facility is located in Murray County, Oklahoma, and was developed by Steelhead Americas, the North American development arm of Vestas. “We are proud to announce this new addition to our generation portfolio,” said Southern Power President Bill Grantham. “Glass Sands is a great project for Southern P [...]
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Mississippi Power building 1.5-MW solar, 5-MWh energy storage combo site
State utility regulators have approved plans by Mississippi Power to develop and build its first-ever stand-alone solar energy and battery storage system. The Mississippi Public Service Commission signed off on the utility’s project to construct and operate the new solar-storage site in Walnut Grove. The 1.5 MW-solar array will be paired with a 5-MWh battery storage system. Subscribe to Renewable Energy World’s free, weekly newsletter for more stories like this Mississippi Power, a [...]
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Wind power experts expect wind energy costs to decline up to 35% by 2035
Technology and commercial advancements are expected to continue to drive down the cost of wind energy, according to a survey led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) of the world’s foremost wind power experts. Experts anticipate cost reductions of 17%-35% by 2035 and 37%-49% by 2050, driven by bigger and more efficient turbines, lower capital and operating costs, and other advancements. The findings are described in an article in the journal Nature Energy. The study summa [...]
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Tennessee sunshine to power Jack Daniel’s
A little sunshine will soon be in your next glass of whiskey as Jack Daniel’s partners with the Tennessee Valley Authority, Duck River Electric Membership Corporation, and Nashville-based solar power producer Silicon Ranch to provide the iconic Tennessee whiskey maker’s Lynchburg distillery with 20 megawatts of solar energy. TVA signed a long-term power purchase agreement with Silicon Ranch to build, own, and operate the solar facility just a few miles from the world-famous distillery in [...]
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Brookfield Renewable, Plug Power partner on hydropower-fueled hydrogen plant
Plug Power Inc. and Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. announced plans to build a green hydrogen production plant, which would use 100% renewable energy from Brookfield Renewable’s 252-MW Holtwood hydroelectric facility. Green hydrogen from this facility will support decarbonization of the transportation and logistics industries in the Northeast and the mid-Atlantic. The plant will be located along the Susquehanna River in south-central Pennsylvania, U.S., and is expected to be online by la [...]
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Retail electricity provider Peninsula Clean Energy now offering 100% emission-free power
Peninsula Clean Energy said it has begun providing 100 percent carbon-free electricity to all of its nearly 300,000 customers, which is ahead of California’s 2045 zero-emission power generation mandate and a step in helping the agency achieve its ultimate goal of providing all customers 100 percent renewable power on a 24/7 basis. Since large hydropower is emission-free but not counted as renewable in California, the agency said all customers are receiving at least 50 percent renewable powe [...]
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Des Moines looks for leverage to push MidAmerican on carbon-free power
The city is exploring several strategies to cut emissions, but will depend on its investor-owned utility to achieve much of its ambitious new clean energy goal. As Des Moines leaders begin drafting plans for achieving the city’s ambitious new clean energy goals, one challenge looms above all: getting buy-in from the city’s investor-owned utility. Iowa’s most populous city passed a resolution last month calling for a transition to 100% carbon-free electricity community-wide [...]
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How virtual power plants will help the UK meet its net zero targets
by Emma Davidson, Head of Strategy and Energy-as-a-Service at SSE Distributed Energy The integration of power generators and users in the form of Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) is set to become an increasingly important part of the UK’s energy system. By pulling together the output of disparate power generating/using units such as small, decentralized power producers and on-site renewable sources such as wind and solar, VPPs are carving themselves a key role in bringing higher efficiency and m [...]
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Journeyman Electrician/Foreman – Independent Power Systems – Boulder, CO
Job Summary Electricians are responsible for all electrical work involved in the installation of PV solar systems. Working with Installers, electricians are responsible for planning each installation, executing work in a timely fashion, tracking and reporting all project-related time and materials, and ensuring that projects pass inspection. They must be comfortable working on roofs of varying heights and in attics. Electricians should be proficient in bending conduit and have a solid understa [...]
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Service Coordinator – Independent Power Systems – Boulder, CO
Job SummaryThe Service Coordinator will report to and assist the Service Manager. The Service Coordinator will provide customer assistance to clients with service needs, track services provided, support, coordinate and dispatch service technicians as needed, and process and track service information for future reference. This individual will work with IPS service and install technicians to perform remote high-level troubleshooting for clients in both our Colorado and Massachusetts locations.bThi [...]
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Lead Installer – Independent Power Systems – Boulder, CO
Job SummaryThe Lead Installer is responsible for the successful installation of assigned projects. The Lead Installer works closely with the Install Manager and the Operations Manager to organize, execute, and follow-up on each individual project. He or she supervises a 3-4 person crew of installers and coordinates with electricians to ensure that each installation is completed in a timely manner and meets quality standards. The Lead Installer is also responsible for completing and managing p [...]
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PV Service Technician – Independent Power Systems – Boulder, CO
Job SummaryThe PV & Service Technician is responsible for all technical support, troubleshooting and service related issues. This individual will support all IPS staff including; electricians, installers, sales reps and operations personnel by providing technical PV expertise. He/she will work closely with the Service Coordinator to execute all necessary service and installation needs. Essential Functions Technical programming and research for inverter and system electronics. Must ha [...]
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Bernie Sanders’ ‘Green New Deal’ aims to have renewables power homes by 2030
Bernie Sanders wants renewable energy to power U.S. homes and vehicles by 2030 -- and he wants to do it by enlisting the federal government in building and running new solar, wind and geothermal electricity projects. [...]
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Glendale Water & Power to repower Grayson power plant with solar plus storage
Last week, California’s Glendale Water & Power (GWP) received approval from the Glendale City Council to move forward with a plan to repower the aging Grayson Power Plant with a combination of renewable energy resources, energy storage and a limited amount of thermal generation. [...]
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Clean Power Alliance signs PPA for 12-MW Isabella small hydro project in California
The Clean Power Alliance (CPA) has signed three long-term power purchase agreements, including two new solar projects and one existing small hydro project.   [...]
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