Hydropower

Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Limited (MEIL) has engaged design and engineering firm SMEC to provide detailed engineering and project management services on the 500-MW Kundah Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project in India. State agency Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd. (TANGEDCO) is the project proponent and asset owner. The project, in the Nilgiris hills of...
Wind Power

UK-government-supported body UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) has announced early-stage investment for seventeen new projects that will boost local growth via the UKRI’s Strength in Places Fund. The funding of up to £50,000 ($65,360 USD) per project covers a wide range of innovative sectors including clean energy, cybersecurity, construction and healthcare. The energy projects selected...
O&M

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Gas Technology Institute (GTI) announced this week that they are embarking on a five-year initiative to accelerate the development and demonstration of low-carbon energy technologies. With the increase of decarbonization goals from private companies and governments, existing technology is not enough to achieve these targets. The Low-Carbon Resources...
Wind Power

The recently released Roadmap for Wind Cybersecurity outlines challenges of cyber threats to the wind industry, its technologies and control systems and presents activities and best practices that the wind industry can use to improve cybersecurity. Funded by the Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO), the roadmap features written contributions from authors at DOE’s National Laboratories and is...
Storage

Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Bernard McNamee has made it clear all year that he is stepping down from the regulatory body. He finally gave the exact date of his exit. In a Twitter post and statement on the FERC website, McNamee revealed September 4 will be his last day on the job. “Since I announced...
Wind Power

The first half of 2020 was an eventful time, needless to say. China’s wind and solar power mix have witnessed steep installation drop and skyrocketed investment figures in the first half this year, amid ongoing challenges of the coronavirus outbreak and mounting tension between China and the US. The statistics of the country’s renewable power...
Wind Power

Last week, Apex Clean Energy announced that it has executed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Facebook for 170 MW of renewable power from its 300-MW Lincoln Land Wind, located in Morgan County, Illinois. Facebook is now Apex’s largest corporate customer by megawatt. This project will help Facebook meet its goal of supporting operations in...
Rooftop

[first published 8/4 and updated 8/7 with Vote Solar comments] Cost-shift to non-solar customers is at least $25M annually, study adds. Yesterday, Energy + Environmental Economics (E3) – an energy consulting firm commissioned by SMUD to study the value of solar in its service territory – released an independent study that evaluated the true value...
Storage

Solar module provider Q CELLS announced this week that it has signed an agreement to acquire 100% stake in San Francisco-based energy storage solutions company Growing Energy Labs, Inc. (Geli). The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions. Geli’s software platform streamlines the energy storage development process, offering a solution for design, automation and management...