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Tag: renewables


Electric, Energy Consumption

Solar, storage lead MISO’s record-setting interconnection queue

September 17, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) has received a record 487 applications for interconnection this year, with renewable energy representing 64 gigawatts, or 83%, of the proposed new generating capacity. The 77 GW of submissions in 2021 topped the 2020 […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Dominion Energy proposes its largest expansion of solar and energy storage

September 17, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Dominion Energy, the utility committed to achieving net-zero carbon dioxide and methane emissions by 2050, has announced its largest proposed expansion of solar and energy storage projects. Dominion Energy submitted the plan to the Virginia State Corporation Commission, which includes […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

‘What’s Next’ for Siemens Energy?

September 16, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Everyone in the power industry is familiar with Siemens Energy. Its technology is behind about one-sixth of the world’s power generation, and even a larger portion than that in the U.S.—roughly a third. Yet, Siemens Energy as currently organized is […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Utility-scale solar project planned for former coal mine

September 16, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

A former coal mine in Southwest Virginia will be redeveloped for a utility-scale solar project. The collaboration by the Nature Conservancy and Dominion Energy will repurpose 1,200 acres of the former Red Onion surface mine to generate approximately 50 megawatts […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Key steps for wind turbine power performance testing

September 15, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

When should I carry out power performance tests? Power performance testing is carried out to determine the economic value of a wind project and to ensure that projects are performing to expectations. Performance testing allows investors to identify project underperformance, […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Illinois Nuclear Plants Saved by Last-Minute Vote

September 13, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The Illinois Senate has approved an overhaul of the state’s energy policy with an eye toward a carbon-free future, with a key part of the package keeping the Byron nuclear power plant operating just hours before Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) said […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Biden’s proposed increase in solar power would remake the US electricity system

September 13, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Why such a heavy focus on solar power? Doesn’t a low-carbon future require many types of clean energy? The Energy Department’s Solar Futures Study lays out three future pathways for the U.S. grid: business as usual; decarbonization, meaning a massive […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Goldwind connects 5 MW test wind turbine to the grid

September 10, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind has connected its 5-megawatt onshore test unit to the grid, as the company prepares to begin deliveries next year. Goldwind’s permanent magnet direct-drive (PMDD) onshore GW 5S Smart Wind Turbine features scaled rated power of 5.2 […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Groups Announce Successful Test to Advance Fusion Energy

September 8, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

A company working to bring fusion energy technology to market joined with a group from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in announcing a successful test of what they call the world’s strongest high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnet, technology considered key […]


News and Policies, State

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. […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Ponds, reservoirs could host floating solar in space-constrained Massachusetts

September 7, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

A new joint venture between Boston-based BlueWave Solar and European photovoltaics firm Ciel et Terre is poised to bring floating solar panels to the ponds and reservoirs of Massachusetts for the first time. Supporters say the plan has the potential […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

EDF signs 300 MW solar+storage purchase agreement with LA-area clean electricity provider

September 3, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

EDF Renewables has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement with Los Angeles-area electricity provider Clean Power Alliance for the Desert Quartzite Solar+Storage project. The Desert Quartzite Solar+Storage project consists of a 300-megawatt solar farm and a 600 MWh battery energy storage system. […]


News and Policies, World

Floating offshore wind farm to power 1 million South Korean homes

September 2, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Shell and CoensHexicon have formed a joint venture to build a massive floating offshore wind farm off South Korea. Located about 65 km off Ulsan City, the 1.4 GW MunmuBaram project is expected to generate up to 4.65-terawatt hour (TWh) […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Canada’s geothermal energy opportunity

August 31, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Geothermal energy is naturally occurring heat that exists within the interior of the Earth. It is produced primarily from two sources. There is the primordial heat that remains from the formation of the Earth and that continues to emanate from […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

These 3 energy storage technologies can help solve the challenge of moving to 100% renewable electricity

August 30, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

In recent decades the cost of wind and solar power generation has dropped dramatically. This is one reason that the U.S. Dept. of Energy projects that renewable energy will be the fastest-growing U.S. energy source through 2050. However, it’s still […]