Hydropower

Five global renewables associations have issued a joint statement setting out policy priorities for a green recovery involving accelerated clean energy deployment, says the International Hydropower Association. Under the banner of the International Renewable Energy Alliance (REN Alliance), the associations representing the bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, solar and wind power industries say a world powered 100%...
Wind Power

The Nature Conservancy has released a first-of-its-kind analysis identifying the most promising places in the Central U.S. to develop wind energy that avoid conflicts with habitats and wildlife. The associated map, called Site Wind Right, is available online for power purchasers, utilities, companies, state agencies, and municipalities to help build new wind projects faster, at lower cost.
Solar

West coast electricity utility PacifiCorp has issued its largest request for renewable energy capacity ever, seeking 4,300 MW in solar, wind and battery storage additions within the next three years. Oregon-based PacifiCorp is seeking competitively priced resources which can connect into its 10-state transmission system. It’s most recent integrated resource plan calls for contracting 1,823...
O&M

Wind farm developer Iberdrola announced yesterday that it is launching a Startup Challenge to find innovative and competitive solutions that will help improve monitoring systems on wind farms. Monitoring systems for wind turbines extend the life of the wind farms, as these systems collect data that make it possible for better operations and maintenance (O&M)...
Asset Management

As the UK’s National Grid approaches its centenary, it has just achieved its first two consecutive months without burning any coal. Indeed, the shift away from fossil fuels is revolutionizing our energy systems from top to bottom, bringing a huge requirement for innovation to the renewable energy sector. Initially, most of the interventions were piecemeal – installing...
Solar

The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) last week released its national scientific poll that indicates three out of four voters want options and choice when selecting their energy suppliers. The results were released in conjunction with National Energy Shopping Day. “National Energy Shopping Day was created to educate consumers, regulators, and legislators on the benefits...