O&M

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) has signed an implementation agreement with Xcel Energy – Colorado, paving the way for the company’s participation in the Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) in 2022. The agreement also provides participation for other Joint Dispatch Agreement (JDA) members: Black Hills Energy Colorado Electric, Colorado Springs Utilities and Platte River...
Solar

With city and state budgets stretched to their limits, families struggling to stay afloat, and one all-absorbing crisis on everyone’s mind, can clean energy planning proceed in a pandemic? For this episode of our Voices of 100% series of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell speaks with Charles Utley, Associate Director of Blue Ridge Environmental Defense...
Hydropower

By Melissa Stark The world is transitioning to a low-carbon future where renewable resources supply a larger portion of electricity. Many renewable resources, such as solar and wind, are variable in nature, raising questions over how to ensure grid stability. The issue of variability sets the stage for a revitalization of the world’s oldest and...
Wind Power

Wind turbines are complex machines made up of many components. They tower over their ancestor windmills with long, thin blades. Their design and maintenance require careful consideration, of the materials used to build them and the climate and weather conditions they are exposed to. They come in many sizes. Large, utility-scale turbine blades may be...
Hydropower

BC Hydro announced late last week that it will begin increasing construction activities at the 1,100-MW Site C dam site in a phased approach in the days and months ahead. The phased approach is based on the health guidelines for industrial camps in British Columbia, Canada, and BC Hydro will work with project contractors and...
Storage

Northern California utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is asking for approval from state regulators to procure more than 400 MW of lithium-ion energy storage from five projects. The filing with the California Public Utilities Commission details agreements on the five energy storage projects all across the state. The agreements are results from a competitive...
Solar

The World Energy Council has added 41 members to its global Future Energy Leaders program (FEL-100), the council’s platform to support and promote the energy leaders of tomorrow. Members of the FEL-100 community share a commitment to shaping the future of energy; solving the world’s most pressing challenges in energy and sustainability; engaging in national,...
Hydropower

GE Renewable Energy, in consortium with Powerchina Zhongnan Engineering Corporation Limited, announced today that it has been selected by Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) to supply six Francis turbines and generators for Stage 1 of the 2,160-MW Dasu hydropower plant in Pakistan. The Dasu hydropower project is one of the most important power...
Bioenergy

FortisBC and REN Energy International Corporation (REN Energy) announced last week that they are teaming up to offer renewable natural gas produced from wood waste. The project features technology being used for the first time in North America and represents new opportunities to reduce emissions using British Columbia (BC)’s forestry sector. The production facility will be...