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E.ON Gets To Work On Energy Storage At Texas Wind Farms

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 06, 2017

E.ON has begun construction on its Texas Waves energy storage projects, which are co-located at the company’s existing Pyron and Inadale wind farms in west Texas. Texas Waves consists of two 9.9 MW, short-duration energy storage projects using lithium-ion battery [Read More]

Xcel, Otter Tail Power Complete CapX2020 Transmission Line In S.D.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 31, 2017

With multiple wind and other generation projects waiting to interconnect, Xcel Energy and Otter Tail Power Co. have announced the completion of the 70-mile, 345 kV CapX2020 Big Stone South-Brookings County transmission line in South Dakota. Minnesota-based energy companies Xcel [Read More]

The Race Is On: Will U.S. Renewables Leave Nuclear In The Dust?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 28, 2017

With each providing roughly 20% of the nation’s power, renewable energy sources are in a statistical dead heat with nuclear power, nonprofit research group the SUN DAY Campaign has announced. Citing the latest issue of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s [Read More]

Swiss Energy Storage Company Opens Up Hub In Indiana

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 25, 2017

The company currently has three major projects underway in North America, including energy storage systems for grid ancillary services in the midwest U.S. and Ontario.

The DOE’s Grid Study Is Finally Here

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Written by Betsy Lillian on August 24, 2017

The agency blames the dominance of natural gas, as well as the increase of wind and solar, for the “negative impact” on traditional baseload generation, e.g. coal.

Energy Dept.’s EERE: Four ‘Emerging Trends’ For U.S. Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 16, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is touting offshore wind as what could be “the next big thing” for the U.S. Referencing its recent market report, the agency has laid out what [Read More]

DOE’s Wind Tech Head Takes New Role At Hydropower Company

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 04, 2017

Jose Zayas is leaving his role as director of the Wind Technologies Office at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and joining Cube Hydro Partners LLC as vice president of partnerships and strategic initiatives. Cube Hydro Partners, based in Bethesda, [Read More]

Washington Regulators OK Microsoft-PSE Renewable Energy Agreement

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 20, 2017

Under a newly approved settlement agreement between Microsoft Corp. and Washington utility Puget Sound Energy (PSE), the tech giant will be able to purchase clean energy from the wholesale market to power its Puget Sound facility in Washington state. The [Read More]

San Diego Water Authority Seeks Proposals For Energy Storage Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 19, 2017

The San Diego County Water Authority has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a potential joint energy storage project with the City of San Diego. According to the public agency, the project could lessen upward pressure on water rates [Read More]

100% Renewables Bill Takes Another Step Forward In California

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 13, 2017

With the approval of S.B.100 by the California Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee, the Golden State has taken a step closer to establishing a 100% clean energy goal. The bill, which has already been approved by the Senate, was passed [Read More]