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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 […]


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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. […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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Once an environmental and financial burden, New Jersey landfill being redeveloped as a solar field

August 18, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

A retired New Jersey landfill – once an environmental and financial burden to the community because of its improper closure in the 1980s — will soon become home to the largest solar project of its kind in North America. CEP […]


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S&P: Why Florida will become the Southeast’s solar leader

August 16, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Utility-led expansions, competitive prices, and favorable state policies are developing Florida into the Southeast’s leader for solar capacity, according to a new report by S&P. The state is expected to add more than 13,000 MW of solar generation installed over […]


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Corporate leaders ask Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to abandon anti-renewable energy proposals

August 10, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

The U.S. Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance – made up of a coalition of corporations that includes Google, Amazon Web Services, and Goldman Sachs – sent a letter Monday urging Texas leaders to scrap anti-renewable energy proposals crafted in response […]


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Emergency Valve Repair Helps Power Plant Meet Operational Commitments

July 22, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The Niagara Falls garbage burning plant recycles waste and transforms it into usable electricity and steam energy for multiple industrial hosts nearby. That energy is generated at the plant through nine boilers and two steam turbines. Steam conditioning valves are […]


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HydroLand acquires two North Carolina hydroelectric facilities

July 13, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

HydroLand has acquired two small run-of-river hydroelectric facilities from Northbrook Carolina Hydro II LLC: 980-kW Bryson Hydroelectric Project and 1.04-MW Franklin Hydroelectric Project. “Since our acquisition of the Enel portfolio, we have been executing our plan to modernize and upgrade […]