New & Noteworthy – Page 393

PPM Energy Is Now Iberdrola Renewables

Posted by NAW Staff on May 02, 2008

Portland, Ore.-based PPM Energy Inc. is now part of Iberdrola Renovables, and has changed its name to Iberdrola Renewables Inc. In addition, PPM Energy Canada Ltd. has changed its name to Iberdrola Canada Energy Services Ltd. and remains an indirect [Read More]

HTS System Energized In LIPA Power Grid

Posted by NAW Staff on April 30, 2008

Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and American Superconductor Corp. (AMSC) have energized the world's first high-temperature superconductor (HTS) power transmission cable system in a commercial power grid. The 138 kV system, which consists of three individual HTS power cable phases [Read More]

Beacon Power To Provide Flywheel System For Integration Project

Posted by NAW Staff on April 30, 2008

Beacon Power Corp., a company that designs and develops products and services to support more stable and reliable electricity grid operation, has been awarded a subcontract to provide a flywheel energy storage system in support of a wind integration research [Read More]

PSC Determines Wind Rate

Posted by NAW Staff on April 28, 2008

Montana's Public Service Commission (PSC), with a 4-to-1 vote, has determined that Northwestern Energy (NWE) can charge the Montana wind project Two Dot Wind (TDW) up to $5.65 per MWh for integrating wind-generated power into the company's system. The integration [Read More]

NREL Highlights Leading Utility Green Power Programs

Posted by NAW Staff on April 24, 2008

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released its annual ranking of leading utility green power programs from more than 800 U.S. utility providers. Using information provided by utilities, NREL develops rankings of utility programs in the following categories: total [Read More]

DOE To Invest $50 Million To Modernize Grid

Posted by NAW Staff on April 23, 2008

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will invest up to $50 million over five years in nine demonstration projects competitively selected to increase efficiency in the nation's electricity grid – subject to appropriations from Congress. The Renewable and Distributed Systems [Read More]

Creststreet Sells Wind Power Subsidiaries

Posted by NAW Staff on April 22, 2008

Creststreet Power & Income Fund has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of FPL Energy LLC to sell all of the shares of the partnership's two operating subsidiaries – Mount Copper Wind Power Energy Inc. at 54 MW and [Read More]

AWS Truewind Wins Modeling Contract

Posted by NAW Staff on April 22, 2008

Albany, N.Y.-based AWS Truewind LLC has won a competitive solicitation to work with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on a regional wind integration and modeling project. The project, titled Development of Eastern Regional Wind Resource [Read More]

Energy Council Forms Fellowship Program

Posted by NAW Staff on April 18, 2008

The New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC) has formed the Clean Energy Fellowship Program (CEFP), an entrepreneurial-development program designed to transition experienced executives into the region's clean energy sector. The CEFP aims to add approximately 25 experienced, CEO-caliber entrepreneurs to [Read More]

Bush Encourages Use Of Technology To Reduce GHG Emissions

Posted by NAW Staff on April 17, 2008

President George Bush's recent speech on climate change emphasized the development and deployment of technology to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and he announced a new goal of stopping growth of U.S. GHG emissions by 2025. ‘We must all recognize [Read More]