Hydrogen

Longtime conventional power engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm Black & Veatch made officially its plans to move away from new-build or life-extending coal-fired plant projects. The Kansas-based EPC contractor has been involved with coal-fired power plants around the world since its founding more than 100 years ago. From now on, however, Black & Veatch...
Event Coverage

Europe can emerge from the coronavirus pandemic with a significantly clearer pathway to a net-zero future if it takes the right actions now. That’s according to Roberto Castiglioni, the co-founder and chief executive of London-headquartered sustainable investment consultancy Ikigai Group. He said the “silver lining to Covid” was the knock-on effect it would have on...
Solar

Burns & McDonnell announced construction of a 50-MW solar array in Troy, Indiana, to service electric customers in CenterPoint Energy’s Indiana Electric territory. Combined with the utility’s current 4 MWs of solar power, the new solar farm, which is expected to be fully operational in early 2021, aims to generate enough electricity to power 12,000...
Solar

The Rockefeller Foundation will commit $1 billion over the next three years to catalyze green recovery from COVID-19. The Foundation will focus on two key areas: catalyzing billions of dollars in private and concessional investments to scale distributed renewable energy across developing countries; and ensuring more equitable access to COVID-19 tests and vaccines, science-based tools,...
Grid Scale

Aggreko said this week that it has completed the installation and commissioning of Pedernales Electric Cooperative’s (PEC) first-ever battery energy storage system: a 2.25-MW / 4.5-MWh project in Johnson City, Texas. The battery system is connected to the grid via Aggreko’s power electronic converters and is managed by the company’s intelligent software and controls system to...
Wind Power

New research published today by RenewableUK shows that the total pipeline of global offshore wind projects has grown by 47% since January – despite the pandemic. RenewableUK’s latest Offshore Wind Project Intelligence report reveals that the total capacity of offshore wind projects worldwide which are operational, under construction, consented, in planning or in development currently stands at 197.4 gigawatts (GW), up from 134.7GW in mid-January....
Hydropower

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, announced it has joined forces with the Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC) to develop a large-scale tidal energy site off the Isle of Wight, England. This site will be eligible to bid into future UK Contracts for Difference (CfD) allocation rounds, according to a press release....
Project Development

Scout Clean Energy, a Colorado based renewable energy developer, owner and operator, has completed construction and closed tax equity funding for the 130-Megawatt (MW) Bitter Ridge Wind Farm located in Jay County, Indiana. Scout is a portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners. Scout began greenfield development of Bitter Ridge in 2016 and started construction in...