Archive for smart-grid

U.S. Reps. Flip The Switch On Energy Storage Caucus

Posted by Amanda Fava on May 09, 2017

U.S. Reps. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., and Mark Takano, D-Calif., have launched the Advanced Energy Storage Caucus in Congress. The two lawmakers created a similar Battery Energy Storage Caucus in 2015, and this latest endeavor builds on that effort with an [Read More]

Wind And Solar Contribute Over Half Of New U.S. Capacity In Q1

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 03, 2017

Wind and solar power provided more than half of the new electrical generating capacity added to the U.S. grid during the first quarter of the year, says a new report from the SUN DAY Campaign, citing statistics from the Federal [Read More]

City Of South Lake Tahoe Makes 100% Renewables Pledge

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 19, 2017

South Lake Tahoe, Calif., has become the 26th city in the U.S. and the latest in a growing coalition of mountain communities to officially commit to 100% renewable energy, according to the Sierra Club. On Tuesday, the South Lake Tahoe [Read More]

AWEA, Clean Energy Groups Back Proposed FERC Changes

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 17, 2017

A number of clean energy groups, including the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), are voicing their support for proposed interconnection changes by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to improve the efficiency and transparency of interconnection requests, as well as [Read More]

Cheers To That: U.S. ‘Advanced Energy’ Revenue Double That Of Beer Industry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 07, 2017

According to newly released data from Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), the “advanced energy” industry was a $200 billion industry in the U.S. and a whopping $1.4 trillion industry globally as of the end of 2016. AEE defines “advanced energy” as [Read More]

Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency Seeks Wind, Solar

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 03, 2017

The Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency (KyMEA) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for renewable energy. Specifically, the RFP is soliciting proposals to supply electric capacity and energy from renewable sources between May 1, 2019, and June 1, 2022, for [Read More]

DOE Offers $30M To Expand U.S.–India Partnership For Clean Energy Research

Posted by Lauren Tyler on August 11, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability has released a new funding opportunity for joint research on smart grid and energy storage under the U.S.–India Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Research (PACE-R), intending to [Read More]

MidAmerican Wraps Up Iowa Wind Projects Totaling Over 1.2 GW

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 04, 2016

With the completion of the Highland wind farm in O’Brien County and the Adams wind farm in Adams County, MidAmerican Energy Co. has wrapped up work on two major projects in Iowa totaling more than 1.2 GW of wind generation. [Read More]

Wind Power Helps Nova Scotia Set Renewable Energy Record

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 28, 2016

Nova Scotia Power (NSP), the Canadian province’s primary electricity provider, says wind power helped it achieve a new renewable energy record in 2015, with 26.6% of the electricity used by Nova Scotians coming from renewable resources last year. “We’re becoming [Read More]

Coalition Submits ‘The Wind And Hydro Response’ For New England

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 28, 2016

A group of companies has filed a proposal to diversify New England’s energy supply via the Vermont Green Line transmission project. The partners say the proposal, dubbed “The Wind and Hydro Response,” is designed to fit the request by Rhode [Read More]