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  • Utilities Offering Community Solar Programs Can Consult New Checklist to Ensure Success November 16, 2018
    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 November 16, 2018
    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. […]
  • Governors Urge FERC To Consider the Renewable Benefits of One Unified Electricity Grid November 14, 2018
    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 November 14, 2018
    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 November 14, 2018
    ENGIE has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement for two solar photovoltaic projects in Senegal, Africa. […]
  • Digital Future Carries the day at Schneider Electric Innovation Summit November 13, 2018
    And CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire, the French CEO of Schneider Electric, said it was fitting to focus so much on digital in North America. “This is the birthplace,” he said in the opening keynote at the Hilton Atlanta downtown. “This is where it all started.” […]
  • Wind Turbine Manufacturers Hit Turbulence November 12, 2018
    The shakeout in wind turbine manufacturing industry is starting to produce winners and losers after increasing competition gutted margins. Wind is one of the lowest-cost forms of energy generation and getting cheaper, with turbine prices down more than 50 percent in the past decade. That has hurt profit and spurred gloomier market outlooks from wind machinery makers from General Electric Co. to Vestas Wind Systems A/S. […]
  • Putting PURPA Under a Microscope November 12, 2018
    A 40-year-old law that’s been key to the growth of renewable energy in the U.S. may be due for an overhaul. […]
  • How Digitalization and Blockchain Can Unlock an Energy Trading Revolution November 10, 2018
    Digital solutions could revolutionize energy trading if they were adopted more widely across the market. […]
  • Duke Carolinas Completes $1B Green Bonds Issue to Finance Renewables and Energy Storage November 9, 2018
    Duke is focused on emissions reduction by retiring coal-fired plants, increasing nuclear generation capacity and has add close to 650 MW of built or purchased solar energy. […]