Storage

FERC Order 1000 opened higher voltage (345 kV and above) for competitive transmission. But not many projects in PJM’s expansion plan are of higher voltage. For renewable energy developers to benefit from storage as a transmission asset, the industry needs competition for lower voltage projects in PJM, and other FERC administered RTOs. Independent storage developers...
O&M

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has secured a 30-year contract to provide operation and maintenance services for the 226MW Murra Warra wind farm in Victoria, Australia. The project features Senvion’s most advanced onshore turbines powered at 3.7MW with a 144-meter rotor, generating enough electricity to meet the demands of 420,000 Victorian households. Siemens Gamesa is the...
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...
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...
Solar

The COVID-19 pandemic has crushed the economy pretty much everywhere and once fast-rising carbon-reduction entities were not spared, either. And that’s putting it mildly. A new analysis of U.S. Department of Labor unemployment data indicates that almost 600,000 clean energy industry workers have lost their jobs since the spread of the coronavirus forced an economic...
Solar

Ukraine’s Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection (MEEP) in late February announced plans to retroactively slash government support for wind and solar farms, despite a law that encourages and obligates government to increase green energy use and move away from conventional hydrocarbons imported from Russia and dangerous nuclear generation that should be decommissioned during the...
Event Coverage

Webinar broadcast series Asia-Pacific – 6 April 2020 06h00 GMT | 14h00 (UTC+8)Europe – 7 April 2020 13h00 GMT | 14h00 (CET)USA – 8 April 2020 15h00 GMT | 11h00 (UTC+4)Africa – 9 April 2020 12h00 GMT | 14h00 (UTC+2) The utility industry has been tested in unprecedented ways by COVID-19. Utilities in the power...
Wind Power

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) estimates that COVID-19 could put over 35,000 jobs at risk and jeopardize $43 billion in investments and payments to rural communities. According to AWEA, the virus is putting about 25 GW of wind projects at risk, representing $35 billion in investments. This includes the potential loss of over $8...