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PG&E's Wildfire Crisis Could Impact California's Ambitions Clean Energy Targets

Renewable Energy News - Lun, 11/19/2018 - 16:45
California’s ambitious drive to combat climate change may hinge on the fate of its biggest utility owner.

Gravity-Based Energy Storage Hits the Market

Renewable Energy News - Lun, 11/19/2018 - 14:43
Earlier this month, Energy Vault, an Idealab company, announced the commercial availability of its energy storage solution that is based on the principles that underpin traditional gravity-based pumped hydro plants.

Hawaiian Ranch Partnering to Build Microgrid

Renewable Energy News - Lun, 11/19/2018 - 14:30

Parker Ranch, one of the largest cattle operations in the U.S., has award Go Electric with a contract to design and construct a 400-kW microgrid on-site. 

Solar and Wind Now the Cheapest Power Source Says BloombergNEF

Renewable Energy News - Lun, 11/19/2018 - 13:25

Unsubsidised solar and onshore wind are now the cheapest source of new bulk power in all major economies except Japan thanks to falling technology costs.

Buildings Are Becoming Energy Hubs: How Utilities Can Adapt

Renewable Energy News - Lun, 11/19/2018 - 11:13
As utility customers invest more in advanced energy technologies, buildings are becoming dynamic energy hubs. Anywhere, anytime, a building could be a consumer, storage point, or generator of energy. And a building’s energy profile could change instantaneously as it responds to signals from internal controls, the grid operator, or third parties to deploy assets like controllable water heaters, smart equipment, solar, and storage.

Buildings Are Becoming Energy Hubs: How Utilities Can Adapt

Energy Efficiency News - Lun, 11/19/2018 - 11:13
As utility customers invest more in advanced energy technologies, buildings are becoming dynamic energy hubs. Anywhere, anytime, a building could be a consumer, storage point, or generator of energy. And a building’s energy profile could change instantaneously as it responds to signals from internal controls, the grid operator, or third parties to deploy assets like controllable water heaters, smart equipment, solar, and storage.

The Week in Energy: A Cleaner Transition Next Door

renewableenergymexico.com - Vie, 11/16/2018 - 19:20

 

 

 

The Mexican energy course is about to be defined in the following weeks. This week, President Commissioner of CNH, Juan Carlos Zepeda presented an early resignation. On the other hand, CRE’s President Commisionner, Guillermo García stated that he will continue leading the regulatory institution until 2023.

Off-takers also highlighted its commitment to the clean energy industry. DeAcero and Fisterra Energy will start the construction of a 250MW combined cycle plant, and Bimbo stands out as the first company to issue CELs on a distributed generation basis.

From an international outlook, companies such as AES Corporation and Tesla also incentivize the industry’s growth. The first one by stating ambitious renewable generation goals by 2030 and the second one by decreasing its technology cost. Renewable energy was a pressing issue on the midterm elections in the US’ agenda, with some controversial results, but despite this, new technology innovations in storage such as Energy Vault’s proposal could represent an important shift.

 

Ready to find energy for the week? Here’s your weekly news roundup:

 

 

 

NATIONAL

 

Guillermo García will stay at CRE’s front until 2023 After the early resignation of CNH’s head, García sent a clear message to the industry by ensuring his commitment leading  CRE’s agenda until 2023

CRE issues regulation to permit energy trading between particulars The modification in the Electricity Industry Law will motivate the development of electric vehicles in the country

DeAcero and Fisterra Energy will construct a 250MW combined cycle plant in Guanajuato The plant promises to be one of the biggest generation projects in Latin America

Grupo Bimbo, the first company to produce CELs for distributed generation Companies such as Enlight, Isebsa and Engie are involved in this pioneer project

These are the new members of the Mexico-US Energy Council CEMEX Energía, AMDEE, AMEXHI, ASOLMEX, AMGN, CANACERO, CANAME and CONCAMIN are between the members

 

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

GE accelerates its separation process form BHGE The series of agreements modify the commercial and technological relations between Baker Hughes and General Electric

AES Corporation unveils ambitious portfolio transition aiming for 100 percent renewables The company outlined a plant to slash its carbon intensity 70 percent by 2030.

Tesla decreases its residential solar prices by 10 to 20 percent Sales and marketing costs have been reduced by 50 percent

US midterm elections: Mixed results for the renewable energy agenda Washington state rejects carbon price, Nevada and Arizona part ways on renewable energy ballots and Climate Solution Caucus is hard hit

Can Energy Vault break the curse of mechanical grid storage? Energy Vault elevates giant bricks that eventually come down, releasing potential to the grid

 

For more articles on Mexico’s energy industry, check out our blog!

Utilities Offering Community Solar Programs Can Consult New Checklist to Ensure Success

Renewable Energy News - Vie, 11/16/2018 - 16:16
Coming on the heels of Salt River Project’s announcement that it will procure up to 1 GW of solar capacity by 2025 and will seek to offer some community solar projects to its customers, this week two organizations released a new checklist intended to help regulators and interested stakeholders evaluate and improve community solar across the country.

California CCAs Double Renewable Energy Commitment, Adding 1 GW Capacity, in One Year

Renewable Energy News - Vie, 11/16/2018 - 15:57
The California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) announced this week that community choice aggregators (CCAs) in the state have signed long-term contracts with new renewable energy facilities totaling more than 2,000 MW (2 GW), reflecting a strong commitment by CCAs to drive clean energy and economic development in California and help the state achieve ambitious decarbonization and climate change goals.

SRP Adding 1,000 MW of Utility-Scale Solar Capacity by 2025

Renewable Energy News - Vie, 11/16/2018 - 15:35
Salt River Project (SRP) this week announced that it plans to add 1,000 MW of new utility-scale solar energy to its system by the end of fiscal year 2025, accelerating the pace of development and total solar capacity that it had previously announced by 700 MW.

FERC provides deadlines for implementing elements of America’s Water Infrastructure Act

Renewable Energy News - Jue, 11/15/2018 - 20:00

FERC announced Nov. 14 it has begun the process to implement the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018.

First U.S. Residential Solar Projects Turn to Output Insurance

Renewable Energy News - Jue, 11/15/2018 - 18:07
A tool designed as an insurance policy for solar-power generation will be used to manage the risk associated with U.S. residential systems for the first time as part of a financing agreement backing 4,000 projects in the Northeast.

The UK’s First Deep Geothermal Electricity Plant Starts Drilling in Cornwall

Renewable Energy News - Jue, 11/15/2018 - 14:24
Geothermal Engineering Ltd. (GEL) announced that drilling for the UK’s first deep geothermal electricity plant at the United Downs Industrial Estate near St Day in Cornwall began last week. The aim of the initiative is to demonstrate the potential of the geothermal resource in the UK to produce electricity and renewable heat. The plant will have a capacity of up to 3 MW.

Monsoon Winds Help Indian Wind Farm Owners in 2018

Renewable Energy News - Jue, 11/15/2018 - 13:56
Wind speeds in India during the 2018 monsoon season were significantly higher than normal, and up to 20 percent higher than long-term averages in some regions, according to wind performance maps Vaisala published today. These higher wind speeds will benefit wind farm production; this is welcome news for wind energy operators and investors, who have faced several years of lower-than-normal wind energy production during the monsoon period.

California ‘Smart Home Study’ Underway

Renewable Energy News - Jue, 11/15/2018 - 13:48
The California Energy Commission (CEC) is funding a study that it hopes will result in lower utility bills for customers and more control over electricity load for utilities. The project will involve 100 homeowners in Southern California who will install various types of distributed energy resources (DER) such as thermostats, load control switches, batteries, water heaters and eventually electric vehicle chargers.

California ‘Smart Home Study’ Underway

Energy Efficiency News - Jue, 11/15/2018 - 13:48
The California Energy Commission (CEC) is funding a study that it hopes will result in lower utility bills for customers and more control over electricity load for utilities. The project will involve 100 homeowners in Southern California who will install various types of distributed energy resources (DER) such as thermostats, load control switches, batteries, water heaters and eventually electric vehicle chargers.

Governors Urge FERC To Consider the Renewable Benefits of One Unified Electricity Grid

Renewable Energy News - Mié, 11/14/2018 - 15:30
The so-called “Seams Study” conducted by NREL and presented at POWER-GEN International in December 2017 during a session called #RocktheGrid is the basis of a new proposal put forth by a group of 18 U.S. governors. The bipartisan Governor’s Wind and Solar Energy Coalition sent a letter on November 9 to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) urging commissioners to consider the benefits to the entire country of one unified electricity grid.

Electricity is the ‘New Fuel of Choice’ Says IEA

Renewable Energy News - Mié, 11/14/2018 - 14:30

According to the International Energy Agency, “2018 is the year of electricity” and global electricity supply “is being transformed by the rise of renewables”.

Electricity is the ‘New Fuel of Choice’ Says IEA

Energy Efficiency News - Mié, 11/14/2018 - 14:30

According to the International Energy Agency, “2018 is the year of electricity” and global electricity supply “is being transformed by the rise of renewables”.

ENGIE Signs 25-year Solar Deal in Senegal

Renewable Energy News - Mié, 11/14/2018 - 11:38

ENGIE has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement for two solar photovoltaic projects in Senegal, Africa.

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