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News and Policies, State

Vermont and ISO-New England Provide an Interesting Renewable Energy Transition Case Study

June 1, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Vermont doesn’t get a lot of attention outside of Bernie Sanders, but the state’s power system is worth taking a look at as it has undergone a notable shift toward renewable energy. About 80% of Vermont’s power comes from renewable […]


News and Policies, State

Wind Power Developers Encouraged by Findings on Bald Eagle Population

February 11, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

In the race to generate and distribute renewable energy, developers must clear numerous regulatory hurdles. For many projects, this may include obtaining a voluntary “incidental take” permit under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (BGEPA). The BGEPA incidental take […]


News and Policies, State

MidAmerican plans to add 2 GW of wind energy resources in Iowa

January 20, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

MidAmerican Energy said it plans to to spend $3.9 billion to add more than 2 GW of wind energy and 50 MW of solar generation in Iowa. The company also proposed feasibility studies to look at other clean generation technologies, […]


News and Policies, State

Biden admin approves two large-scale solar projects in California

December 23, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Two California solar projects have the green light from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The Arica and Victory Pass solar projects are located on federally owned land in Riverside County east of Los Angeles. Combined they could generate up […]


News and Policies, State

Solar backers pan California’s net metering plan, hint at a possible federal challenge

December 15, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Solar energy advocates reacted strongly to proposed changes to California’s net metering program. Residential solar developer Sunrun in its initial response appeared to frame a potential federal-level challenge to the proposal, which was issued December 13 and is scheduled for […]


News and Policies, State

Rhode Island utility sale could be complicated by state climate law

November 22, 2021

Via: Energy News Network

The Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office says state regulators should block the sale of the state’s largest electric distribution utility until the buyer assures that it can comply with the state’s ambitious new climate law. PPL Corp. announced in March […]


News and Policies, State

Michigan utility set to add 375MW of solar across three projects as part of renewables strategy

November 19, 2021

Via: PV Resources

Michigan utility Consumers Energy will add 375MW of new solar PV capacity across three projects in the state as part of its Clean Energy Plan. Consumers Energy will own and operate one facility, while purchasing power from the other two. […]


News and Policies, State

Tesla approved to supply retail electricity in Texas

November 10, 2021

Via: PV Resources

Tesla will now be able to sell electricity to retail customers in Texas after a request was approved by the state’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC). PUC announced it has issued a retail electric provider (REP) certificate to the company’s Tesla […]


Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Minnesota solar installer bankruptcies leave unfinished projects, calls for better oversight

October 15, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

The state’s solar energy trade group has made improving consumer protections a priority after a string of bankruptcies in recent years left dozens of customers stuck with unfinished projects. Minnesota solar industry leaders are working with state officials to tighten […]


News and Policies, State

Lightsource BP energises 300MW Colorado project to power steel mill

October 14, 2021

Via: PV Resources

Lightsource BP has launched a 300MW solar project in Colorado that will “largely” power a local steel mill in what the company has said is a world’s first. The Bighorn Solar farm represents US$285 million of investment and will power […]


News and Policies, State

Massive infrastructure projects selected to deliver clean energy to New York City

September 21, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul kicked off Climate Week by announcing the selection of two massive transmission and renewable energy infrastructure projects that will deliver clean energy to New York City. Together, the Clean Path NY and Champlain Hudson Power […]


News and Policies, State

SRP Approves Arizona Expansion with 16 Gas-Fired Turbines

September 14, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The board of directors of Arizona’s second-largest public utility has approved a nearly $1 billion plan to expand the natural gas-fired Coolidge Generating Station, adding 820 MW of generation capacity. The Coolidge station at present is a 575-MW power plant […]


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Moss Landing Battery Project Offline After Overheating

September 7, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The first phase of the battery storage project at the Moss Landing complex in California was taken offline after an overheating issue caused some parts of the installation to be damaged. Vistra said the incident happened late on Sept. 4. […]


News and Policies, State

Entergy: Hurricane Ida Took Out Eight Critical High-Voltage Transmission Lines

September 2, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Moving quickly after devastating winds from Hurricane Ida on Aug. 29 took out eight critical high-voltage lines and blacked out New Orleans, Jefferson, and two other Louisiana parishes, Entergy hashed out two options. One—the “preferred solution”—was to restore some of […]


News and Policies, State

Offshore wind could help solve California’s reliability problem, report finds

August 23, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Offshore wind development offers an answer to California’s reliability problem, and could greatly help the state reach its net-zero goals, according to a new report. The University of Southern California’s Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy report, California’s Offshore […]