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State ROFR laws are holding back transmission buildout in MISO and must go away

There are multiple opportunities for transmission buildout at MISO but limited prospects for independent transmission companies. Opportunities in favor of transmission include policy planning projects to interconnect renewable projects, the need for reliability in...
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Solar industry employment dropped 6.7% in 2020, new report shows

The U.S. solar industry employed 231,474 workers in 2020, a 6.7% drop from 2019 due to pandemic restrictions and increased labor productivity, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2020 released today by the Solar Energy...

Massive solar + storage project receives federal approval to be built on US public...

The approval gives developer Sonoran West a green light to go forward with the construction of the Crimson Solar Project, a 350-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic facility with a 350-MW energy storage system.

The US needs more grid engineers to implement Biden’s plan (1 of 2)

Hiring engineers via the H1B process would address the immediate need for high voltage engineers.

Chocolate maker, home improvement company show their love for solar energy

Home Depot and NRG have each executed individual 100-MW solar PPAs, and The Hershey Company has contracted for a 50-MW solar PPA.
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OUC getting help from Burns & Mac on hydrogen demonstration project

Mitigating the effects of solar power intermittency is just one of the challenges the new system will provide

Hosting capacity analysis could simplify grid interconnection for distributed energy resources

While hosting capacity analysis can be valuable as a data point, it could be an even better tool for distributed solar adoption.

Thinking energy storage when you’re thinking 1500vdc PV

Utility-scale PV is going to 1500v--what does that mean for associated battery energy storage systems?

Mississippi Power building 1.5-MW solar, 5-MWh energy storage combo site

State utility regulators have approved plans by Mississippi Power to develop and build its first-ever stand-alone solar energy and battery storage system. The Mississippi Public Service Commission signed off on the utility’s project to construct...
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A FERC Order on managing transmission line ratings can provide alternatives to expensive network...

Renewable developers have another option to interconnect their projects sitting in the regional transmission organizations queue. LineVision's dynamic line ratings and SmartWires's SmartValve lead the charge on providing options to increase the existing transmission...