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...
Solar

Inovateus Solar, a solar developer, and En-Trust, an energy service and finance company for K-12 education, announced last week that they are collaborating on ten solar and energy efficiency projects for six Ohio school districts. Inovateus is in the process of completing 10 solar installations at the Ayersville, Elida, Holgate, Liberty, Wauseon and Millcreek-West Unity...
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

Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) filed an application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) for a 20-MW solar array in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. The O’Brien Solar Fields project will provide solar energy to local businesses, municipalities and public institutions under MGE’s Renewable Energy Rider (RER). Six organizations have agreed to receive the clean solar...
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...
Solar

Renewable energy firm CS Energy has completed the construction of the largest solar energy project in New Jersey. The 28.5-MW solar system, owned by Vitol Green Holdings, Ben Moreell Solar Farm and the Department of Navy (DON), is located at the Naval Weapons Station (NWS) Earle in Tinton Falls. The project will provide energy to...
Solar

Research from Cornwall Insight’s Renewables Pipeline Tracker reveals there is ample evidence of developer appetite for future renewables investments in the UK. The research highlights the total capacity of tracked sites in the pipeline stands at 38.7GW across 845 locations. The majority of projects are classed as ‘awaiting construction’, accounting for 22.9GW of the pipeline. Lucy Dolton,...
Solar

Amazon  recently announced five new renewable energy projects in China, Australia and the U.S. that further support Amazon’s commitment to reach 80% renewable energy by 2024 and 100% renewable energy by 2030, as well as to reach net zero carbon by 2040. Amazon’s first renewable energy project in China is a 100-MW solar project in Shandong. Once complete, the project is expected to...