Hydrogen

The first edition of our “Top 5 Hydrogen News” discusses hydrogen generation projects and applications for data centers, fertilizers and cars. It features the following companies: ACWA Power, Thyssenkrupp, Air Products, Haldor Topsoe, NEOM, Microsoft, Iberdrola, Fertiberia, BMW, NextEra and Florida Power & Light. #1 ACWA Power, Thyssenkrupp, Air Products, Haldor Topsoe and NEOM to...
Wind Power

Wind power generation in the U.S. is enjoying favorable winds. First, the cost of wind turbine installations has dropped by over one-third since 2010 as the capacity of turbines increased. Next, according to Lawrence Berkeley Labs, the average capacity of turbines installed is now 2.32MW, up more than 200% since the late 1990s. The upsizing...
News

Florida residents will have to wait a bit longer to choose their own electricity supplier This week the Florida Supreme Court ruled that ballot initiative language that would allow electricity consumers to choose their energy and service providers was misleading. The decision means that Florida voters will not have an opportunity in November to vote...
Opinion & Commentary

Editor’s note: After a two-year hiatus, Tom Konrad’s popular series, 10 Clean Energy Stocks, makes a comeback in 2020. Be sure you don’t miss a post by subscribing to our newsletter. If it’s tough to follow a winner, 2020 is going to be an especially tough year for my Ten Clean Energy Stocks model portfolio....
Wind Power

By Gerson Freitas Jr., Bloomberg Two decades ago, when coal ruled U.S. power generation, a Florida utility plowed some of its extra cash into a wind farm atop a desolate Oregon plateau. It was the start of an unimaginably successful bet. This year, that company — now named NextEra Energy Inc. — became the world’s first...
Storage

David R. Baker, Bloomberg New York City dove headlong into the race to build bigger and bigger batteries this week, as regulators approved plans for a massive system on the East River in Queens. But for those keeping score, the biggest of all in America has been quietly at work for almost 16 years in a far...
Solar

The TVA wants public help in deciding whether it’s no or no-go on harnessing the sun at Yum Yum. The Tennessee Valley Authority is seeking public input on an environmental assessment for the Yum Yum solar project. Invenergy and NextEra Energy Resources are TVA’s partners in developing the 147-MW, 2,649-acre solar photovoltaic site at the town of...
Project Development

With its original commissioning dating back to 2008, NextEra’s 150-megawatt (MW) Endeavor Wind Energy Center I & II projects in Osceola County are undergoing a prudent re-powering process. Blattner Energy construction crews moved into the Osceola County wind farm area this spring and started work. Blatter Energy is an Avon, Minnesota based heavy construction contractor.
DER

The electric utility industry has been buffeted by two recent trends that threaten to upend the profitability, and in some cases the future viability of, those companies that are slow to adapt to a new, rapidly changing landscape. Specifically, in the past decade, the industry has had to grapple with both waning demand and the growth of distributed energy generation.