Tag: utility

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Texas Utility Plans to Add New Gas-Fired Generation

October 9, 2023

Via: Power Magazine

A Texas utility that expects to bring another 228 MW of natural gas-fired power generation online in December also plans to begin operating an additional four gas-fired units over the next several years, according to regulatory filings. El Paso Electric […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Maximizing revenue streams for renewable+storage owners through machine learning optimizations

July 26, 2022

Via: Power Engineering

Utility-scale battery energy storage systems (BESS) are growing rapidly across the U.S., with installations increasing 196% in the past year alone. The most common use case for BESS is for frequency response markets, which offer new revenue streams for both […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

Washington utility Avista launches 200MW hybrid RFP, aims to meet CETA clean energy requirements

February 22, 2022

Via: PV Resources

Washington state utility Avista has launched a request for proposals (RFP) for 196MW of winter capacity and 190MW of summer capacity by 2030, with the request also considering storage and demand-side response resources as the utility works to meet the […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Solar-powered remote grid will help California utility customers stay powered up during fire season

March 22, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Microgrid provider BoxPower announced this week that it is designing and installing a standalone power system in Briceburg, California to help mitigate fire risk in the area. The remote grid will support Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) in its […]

News and Policies, U.S.

U.S. solar saw record growth during the pandemic year

March 16, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

The U.S. solar industry grew 43% and installed a record 19.2 gigawatts (GWdc) of capacity in 2020, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2020 Year-in-Review report, released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie. For […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

US utility CPS Energy looks to add up to 900MW of solar, 50MW of storage to portfolio

July 28, 2020

Via: PV Resources

San Antonio, Texas-based utility CPS Energy is advancing efforts to diversify its generation portfolio as it plans to add up to 900MW of solar, 50MW of battery storage and 500MW of new technology solutions. The company is releasing a global […]

News and Policies, State

Virginia inks 345MW PV deal with Dominion Energy

October 21, 2019

Via: PV Resources

The government of Virginia has signed a deal with local utility Dominion Energy for 345MW of solar and 75MW of onshore wind energy to power government buildings and facilities. The Virginia-headquartered utility is billing the deal, which comprises five plants […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

7 Incoming Governors Strongly Support Renewable Energy Goals

November 12, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

Two-thirds of voters in Arizona fell prey to one of the most vicious disinformation campaigns in the annals of US politics last Tuesday. Bombarded by more than $25 million worth of lies bought and paid for by local utility company […]

News and Policies, State

Mississippi Announces Construction of Largest Utility-Owned Solar Farm in the State

November 8, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

The sunlight that fuels cotton, corn and soybean growth in the Mississippi Delta will soon fuel a 100-megawatt solar energy farm. This project will be the largest utility-owned solar farm in the state, pending approval of the Mississippi Public Service […]

News and Policies, State

How California Fires Affect Power Companies

September 11, 2018

Via: Forbes

Last year’s devastating northern California wildfires won’t bankrupt the state’s largest utility, PG&E (PCG). Nor will future natural disasters permanently damage the company and other in-state electric and gas providers Edison International (EIX) and Sempra Energy (SRE). On the last […]

Electric, Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Here’s How One Utility Is Thinking About Mainstreaming All-Electric Buildings

July 13, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

California has been a leader in building energy efficiency since the late 1970s, but state officials readily acknowledge that much more can be done to decarbonize buildings. The California Energy Commission (CEC), the agency responsible for updating the state’s Title […]

News and Policies, State

NV Energy awards 1GW PV, plans 100MW batteries for Nevada but ballot roadblock looms

June 1, 2018

Via: PV Resources

Utility NV Energy has awarded contracts in the US state of Nevada for over 1,000MW of renewable energy projects – including a 420MW-dc solar farm – and has also requested approval for 100MW of energy storage. In January, Energy-Storage.News reported […]

News and Policies, State

Solar power farm developer dominating Texas utility market

January 10, 2017

Via: Penn Energy

Innovative Solar Systems, an Asheville, NC based Solar Farm Development company is once again dominating the solar power energy market by having the largest pipeline of projects in development in the Texas market. ISS company representatives report that ISS has […]

News and Policies, State

Regulators OK Kansas Gas Service rate increase

December 1, 2016

Via: Penn Energy

Residential customers of Kansas Gas Service will pay an additional $1.25 a month under a settlement agreement approved by state utility regulators. The Kansas Corporation Commission on Tuesday signed off on the deal that increases Kansas Gas Service’s revenue by […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Duke Energy CEO Predicts Coal Will Vanish From Its Mix

September 30, 2016

Via: Power Engineering

Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good said she’s preparing Duke for the eventual disappearance of coal generation from the utility’s portfolio, she said today in an interview with Bloomberg. “I think we’ll still be operating coal in 2030,” she said. […]

News and Policies, State

Massachusetts Utility Seeks to Stay “Ahead of the Game” with Solar Grid Penetration

May 13, 2016

Via: Renewable Energy News

On May 9, Trimark Associates announced that it would be implementing its supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) technology at two 1-MW solar PVsites in Fall River, Massachusetts. Borrego Solar is building the projects, which are part of a test […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

SolarCity launches new utility and grid services

May 6, 2016

Via: PV Resources

SolarCity, best known for its services in the US for providing residential and commercial rooftop solar, today announced a new set of services targeted at utility and grid operators. The PV provider will be branching into installation, financing and consulting […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company – PG&E Becomes First U.S. Utility to Earn Certification For Supplier Quality Assurance

April 14, 2016

Via: Energy Manager Today

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced that Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance, an internationally-known independent management systems assurance firm, has certified the company’s Supplier Quality Assurance Department’s quality management system to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 standard. PG&E […]