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Green Energy News

Operations achieved at 290-MW Nam Ngiep 1 hydropower plant between Laos and Thailand

Renewable Energy News - Mié, 09/11/2019 - 20:23

Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc. announces that the 290-MW Nam Ngiep 1 hydropower plant has begun commercial operations.

Holtec, Eos create battery manufacturing JV

Renewable Energy News - Mié, 09/11/2019 - 14:06
Eos Energy Storage and energy equipment firm Holtec International are creating a joint venture to produce Eos’ next generation of large-scale zinc batteries.

Australia in planning for multiple massive battery projects

Renewable Energy News - Mié, 09/11/2019 - 13:39
France’s Neoen SA has outlined plans to build a giant renewables complex in South Australia, including battery storage with up to nine times more capacity than the Tesla Inc. design at its nearby Hornsdale plant, which is billed as the world’s largest lithium-ion battery.

UK closes in on first geothermal power after successful drilling outcome

Renewable Energy News - Mié, 09/11/2019 - 13:13
The U.K. could be producing electricity from a geothermal plant for the first time early next decade after drilling at a site in southwest England showed it could become a viable part of the renewable energy mix.

Australia hits 2020 large-scale renewables target

Renewable Energy News - Mar, 09/10/2019 - 14:52

The Clean Energy Regulator of Australia has approved enough capacity to guarantee that the large-scale Renewable Energy Target of 33,000 GWh of additional renewable energy will be met in 2020.

Fifth GE wind turbine collapse leaves worker injured

Renewable Energy News - Mar, 09/10/2019 - 14:00

A utility worker at the Delta 6 wind park in Brazil has been injured following yet another collapse of a General Electric (GE) turbine, bringing the total number of turbines to have failed in the America’s to five in 2019.

 

Clean energy investment set to hit $2.6 trillion this decade

Renewable Energy News - Lun, 09/09/2019 - 15:12
The global energy supply is turning greener.

Xcel Energy seeks changes as ‘value of solar’ rate spike looms in Minnesota

Renewable Energy News - Lun, 09/09/2019 - 13:05
Minnesota’s largest utility wants to change how the state calculates its trailblazing “value of solar” rate as it faces a potential spike in payments to community solar operators.

The Week in Energy: Wholesale Electricity Market to Reach Maturity

renewableenergymexico.com - Vie, 09/06/2019 - 23:20

Good news for Mexico’s off-takers! Deacero becomes the first qualified user to operate without the representation of a qualified supplier in the Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM). In addition, Vitol starts the process to commercialize products such as energy, power and CELs in a private platform. THE GREEN EXPO reunited industry leaders last week, where the role of digitalization of the solar industry was discussed. You can find relevant discoveries here. Meanwhile, global investment in renewables is set to be tripled this decade, 18 newly approved oil and gas projects worth US$50 billion undermine the Paris Agreement goals.

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NATIONAL

Deacero to become the first qualified user in the Wholesale Electricity Market

According to CENACE, as of July 2019 the WEM had the participation of 89 generators, 42 qualified suppliers and 21 non-supplier commercializers. Currently there are no companies participating in the market without the representation of a qualified supplier.

Digitalization is key for solar deployment: ASOLMEX, SPE and GIZ study shows

In the past six years, solar capacity went from 30MW to 4,519MW. Technologies such as distributed generation, microgrids, smart meters, energy storage, AI and blockchain are part of this transition.

Vitol starts process to commercialize energy in the Mexican market

Through the mexicoelectrico.com platform, private players will be able to purchase and sell products such as energy, power, CELs and congestion coverage. The goal is to consolidate 3TWh contracts with a duration of 10 years.

CFE strategizes to contain blackouts caused by “Fernand” in Tamaulipas

CFE installed a strategic operation center in the region that includes 480 workers, 300 vehicles, 100 cranes and mobile generation plants.

INTERNATIONAL

Oil majors undermine UN climate goals with a US$50 billion investment in new projects

London-based Carbon Tracker think tank report found that 18 newly approved oil and gas projects worth US$50 billion could be left “deep out of the money” in a lower carbon world.

Germany to start closing black coal plants by 2020

The government will announce far-reaching steps for climate protection on Sept. 20. This includes details on the implementation of its coal exit, which states that by 2022 an estimated 12 hard coal plants would be shut down.

Global renewables investment to triple this decade, says UN

Global investment in new capacity for renewable energy is set to reach US$2.6 trillion by the end of this decade, more than triple the amount of the previous decade.

US presidential candidate Booker proposes US$3 trillion climate change plan

Cory Booker aims to reach a 100 percent clean energy economy by 2045. His plan calls for a new White House-coordinated “Environmental Justice Fund” that focuses on defending communities from environmental treats.

New POWERGEN award program seeks inspirational women of excellent character

Renewable Energy News - Vie, 09/06/2019 - 14:25
In recognition of the widely acknowledged studies that show that organizations with gender equality perform better financially, this year POWERGEN International, along with partner UL, is launching a new awards program that seeks out women of good character.

NorthWestern Energy plans to upgrade 8-MW Madison powerhouse

Renewable Energy News - Vie, 09/06/2019 - 13:31

NorthWestern Energy has announced plans to upgrade its 8-MW Madison Powerhouse with the installation of four new turbine-generator units.

California aims to fix low-income storage program and deliver new resilience incentives

Renewable Energy News - Vie, 09/06/2019 - 13:11
California’s energy storage incentive program has been a great success, with more than 11,000 battery storage systems installed to-date. The problem is, it’s not reaching the state’s most vulnerable communities. A new proposal from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) aims to fix some of the barriers preventing disadvantaged communities from participating in the program, and it allocates $100 million to a new program designed to offset the cost of battery storage systems for populations threatened by wildfires and related utility power shutoffs.

California aims to fix low-income storage program and deliver new resilience incentives

Energy Efficiency News - Vie, 09/06/2019 - 13:11
California’s energy storage incentive program has been a great success, with more than 11,000 battery storage systems installed to-date. The problem is, it’s not reaching the state’s most vulnerable communities. A new proposal from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) aims to fix some of the barriers preventing disadvantaged communities from participating in the program, and it allocates $100 million to a new program designed to offset the cost of battery storage systems for populations threatened by wildfires and related utility power shutoffs.

Lincoln Clean Energy to build 230-MW wind farm in Nebraska

Renewable Energy News - Jue, 09/05/2019 - 15:12

Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE), Ørsted’s U.S. onshore company, issued the final notice to proceed on its 230-MW Plum Creek wind facility in Wayne County, Nebraska. This follows the final investment decision from Ørsted’s Board of Directors.

Democratic presidential hopefuls take on climate change, tout goals

Renewable Energy News - Jue, 09/05/2019 - 10:16
Even as they touted ambitious proposals to reduce carbon emissions to a national audience, Democratic candidates for president tried to balance the boldness of their plans with the need for simplifying a complex scientific problem to make it palatable to voters.

220-MW Grady Wind power facility in New Mexico now operational

Renewable Energy News - Mié, 09/04/2019 - 14:46
New Mexico’s newest wind power facility is now up and running. Pattern Energy Group 2 LP (Pattern Development) announced it has completed construction and begun operations at its 220-MW Grady Wind facility located in Curry County, New Mexico. This is the third and final phase of a 544-MW suite of wind projects, which now represent the largest investment in clean power in the history of New Mexico, according to Pattern.

New Zealand to receive first ever floating solar

Renewable Energy News - Mié, 09/04/2019 - 10:00

It will be used to supplement electricity from the grid, as well as cogeneration from biogas, which is already generated on-site from wastewater treatment

Ameren Missouri to bring customers solar energy at night

Renewable Energy News - Mié, 09/04/2019 - 09:30

Ameren Missouri, a unit of Ameren Corp., filed plans with the Missouri Public Service Commission to build three solar + storage facilities across Missouri

Take control of energy usage with LG’s residential solar offerings

Renewable Energy News - Mar, 09/03/2019 - 16:57
In conjunction with North America’s Smart Energy Week, LG Electronics (LG) is underscoring its role as a top player within the U.S. residential solar market at the 2019 Solar Power International Conference.

FERC issues license for 5-MW Grant Lake Hydroelectric Project in Alaska

Renewable Energy News - Mar, 09/03/2019 - 16:22

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the U.S. has issued an original operating license to Kenai Hydro LLC for its proposed 5-MW Grant Lake Hydroelectric Project in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska.

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