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News and Policies, State

Big New Gas-Fired Plant Enters Commercial Operation in Texas

January 14, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The Montgomery County Power Station, a two-unit 993-MW natural gas-fired combined cycle plant, achieved commercial operation on Jan. 1, Entergy Texas Inc. and McDermott International Ltd. reported on Jan. 13. The plant—located at Entergy’s existing Lewis Creek site near Willis, […]


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Natural Gas Power Reliance Factors Heavily in Massachusetts Net-Zero Actions

January 7, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Lawmakers in Massachusetts have passed a bill that eyes net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions statewide by 2050, setting interim GHG reduction targets to achieve reductions of least 85% below 1990 levels within the next 30 years. On Jan. 4, both […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Construction of Clearway’s Californian solar project comes to a close

January 6, 2021

Via: Energy Global

Construction of Rosamond Central began in February 2020 and was led by McCarthy Building Companies. More than 600 jobs were created during construction and the site will sustain several permanent operations and maintenance jobs. The solar site also represents a […]


News and Policies, State

USA: Linde to produce green hydrogen for mobility in California

November 6, 2020

Via: PetrolPlaza

Linde will start producing green hydrogen at its plant in Ontario, California, supporting the growing needs of hydrogen mobility customers in the region. The company will be able to provide green hydrogen to fuel up to 1,600 vehicles a day, […]


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Arizona utilities required to eliminate carbon emissions by 2050

November 2, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Arizona regulators have approved a plan that will require utilities in the state to receive all their power from carbon-free sources such as solar and wind by 2050. The Arizona Corporation Commission last week passed the measures, which also include […]


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USA: New hydrogen station opens in Los Angeles

October 29, 2020

Via: PetrolPlaza

FirstElement Fuel opened for business a new hydrogen station in Los Angeles, California. Located at Mission Hills, an urban residential community in the San Fernando Valley, it is one of the first hydrogen stations in California serving passenger cars to […]


Energy Economics, News and Policies, State

West Virginia Natural Gas Power Project Shelved

October 13, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

A developer has shelved a 920-MW natural gas–fired power plant planned for Brooke County, West Virginia, citing “changing conditions in the energy and financial markets” and alleged coal industry interference. Energy Solutions Consortium (ESC), a single purpose entity engaged in […]


News and Policies, State

California Will Ban New Gasoline Cars By 2035. The Grid Will Handle It

September 28, 2020

Via: Forbes

California’s governor Gavin Newsom declared last week that the sale of new gasoline/diesel powered cars will be forbidden starting in 2035. This follows similar initiatives in Germany and several other countries, but is a first for the USA. Is it […]


News and Policies, State

DOE Issues Emergency Order to Alleviate California Power Crisis

September 8, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Sept. 6 took the rare but drastic action of issuing an emergency order under the Federal Power Act (FPA) to authorize the maximum operation of three natural gas–fired facilities on the California Independent […]


News and Policies, State

Distributed Energy Helped Fight California’s Grid Outages, But It Could Do Much More

August 28, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

During last week’s heat-wave-driven grid emergency in California, grid operator CAISO and the state’s utilities sent out desperate calls to demand response providers, behind-the-meter battery aggregators, electric-vehicle charging providers, microgrid operators and backup generator owners, seeking whatever help they could […]


News and Policies, State

How Texas Turned Green

August 20, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Texas, home of the U.S. oil and gas industry, has become a clean energy superpower. The state already leads the nation in wind-power generation and solar is booming. Last year, Texas generated more electricity from renewable energy sources than from […]


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Duke Energy eyes more solar investments in Florida and the Carolinas

August 11, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Duke Energy is considering additional investments in solar projects in Florida and the Carolinas as it reels from a US$1.6 billion expense related to the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). The US-based utility and partner Dominion Energy scrapped […]


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Duke Energy – Duke Energy, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce partner to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19

August 10, 2020

Via: Energy Manager Today

Duke Energy is teaming up with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce to start a new program aimed at helping small businesses rebound and survive during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The Chamber will use a $100,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to provide […]


News and Policies, State

Sunrun Lands 20MW Backup Battery-Solar Contract in Blackout-Prone California

July 30, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Last fall, community-choice aggregators serving three Northern California counties announced plans to deploy thousands of solar-battery systems to provide backup power to residents facing the threat of fire-prevention blackouts. Now they’ve picked Sunrun, the leading U.S. rooftop solar installer and […]


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A New Model for Valuing Distributed Energy Could Drive Big Changes in California

July 24, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

A new model for calculating the value of distributed energy resources (DERs) could lead to big changes in the biggest U.S. state’s energy market. This spring the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved changes (PDF) to its Avoided Cost Calculator. […]