Storage

Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) Board expects to approve a first interregional Market Efficiency Project (MEP) at its June 2020 meeting. Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Maryland Interconnection (PJM) Board already approved this project last December. This market efficiency project is a first for both MISO and PJM from a joint and common market perspective. MISO’s Transmission Expansion Plan...
Baseload

General Electric will demolish the 750 MW Inland Empire Energy Center (IEEC) in California that has 20 years remaining in its useful life. With solar and wind dominating the grid, the plant has been deemed uneconomical after operating well below capacity for several years. The site will be used for a new battery storage facility....
Hydropower

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has finalized the acquisition of Cube Hydro Partners and Helix Partners (collectively Cube Hydro), an owner and operator of small and medium-sized hydropower facilities in the northeast and southeast U.S., from I Squared Capital, an infrastructure-focused private equity firm. Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, which OPG acquired in November 2018, and Cube...
Solar

Major solar projects and partnerships announced at SPI while climate week in New York prompted more clean energy and zero carbon emission commitments from major companies — not countries — everywhere. This week thousands of solar industry stakeholders are in Salt Lake City, Utah at Solar Power International and other renewable energy stakeholders are convening...
Blogs

From Florida to Nevada to California, big battery projects have been making headlines lately. But a more groundbreaking movement has received far less media attention – hundreds, in some cases thousands, of small distributed solar and battery systems working together to tackle power plant-sized problems.