Hydropower

The 10-MW expansion of the Ranney Falls Generating Station, which will double the station’s capacity, should be complete by end of October, Canadian utility Ontario Power Generation says. OPG is replacing the station’s G3 unit – a “worn out” 800-kW unit from 1926 – to improve the available hydroelectric potential at the site. The new...
Onshore

A celebration and blade-signing event took place this week for the 242-MW Tenaska Clear Creek Energy Center, a wind farm being built north of Maryville, Mo. Tenaska says this wind farm will contain 111 turbines, supplied by Vestas. Construction began earlier this year, and all turbines should be installed by the end of 2019, Tenaska...
Storage

Eos Energy Storage and energy equipment firm Holtec International are creating a joint venture to produce Eos’ next generation of large-scale zinc batteries. HI-POWER LLC will combine Eos’ automated battery manufacturing design and Holtec’s infrastructure experience to build a facility in Pittsburgh. The multi-GW manufacturing site will produce the new aqueous zinc batteries. “We are excited to...
Geothermal

By Jeremy Hodges The U.K. could be producing electricity from a geothermal plant for the first time early next decade after drilling at a site in southwest England showed it could become a viable part of the renewable energy mix. Initial tests by Geothermal Engineering Ltd. at the 5.1 kilometer (3.2 mile) deep well suggest that...
Onshore

 A utility worker at the Delta 6 wind park in Brazil has been injured following yet another collapse of a GE turbine, bringing the total number of turbines to have failed in the America’s to five in 2019. The majority of the turbine failures took place on US soil, but this latest incident and the one before it took...
Solar

William Mathis, Bloomberg The global energy supply is turning greener. Investment in new renewable energy is on course to total $2.6 trillion in the years from 2010 through the end of 2019, according to a study by BloombergNEF for the United Nations Environment Program and Frankfurt School’s UNEP Center published Thursday. The boom in the...
Hydropower

NorthWestern Energy has announced plans to upgrade its 8-MW Madison Powerhouse with the installation of four new turbine-generator units. The turbines and generators in the Madison Powerhouse, on the Madison River about 10 miles north of Ennis, Mt., are 109 years old. The original powerhouse building will remain in place, largely unaltered, while four new...
Rooftop

A pair of bills would require solar panels on new buildings but include exemptions for shaded or nonviable properties.  A pair of bills moving through the Massachusetts Legislature would require solar panels on most new construction in the state.  While some in the building and real estate industry argue the measures could make housing less...