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Centrica says distributed energy tech could slash UK emissions

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 15:35

The UK could meet a significant slice of carbon emissions’ target if it more widely deployed distributed energy technologies.

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Toward the Digital Power Plant: Siemens and Bentley Close the Gap on Design, Build, Operate and Maintain

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 15:30
This week in London to kick off the Year in Infrastructure event, Siemens and Bentley Systems announced a further integration of their respective platforms with the combination of Bentley's and Siemens’ asset performance management (APM) software capabilities. The companies say that the integration will allow power plant owners to take full advantage of digitalization, which helps improve maintenance operations and planning.
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IEA: World Could Install 1.3 TW of Clean Energy by 2023

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:16
The world could install more than a trillion watts of renewable power over the next five years, more than the entire current generation capacity of the European Union.
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Renewable Hungry Companies need to get on the RTO ASAP

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 02:00

The report by recently rebranded Wind-Solar Alliance points out that more than 100 U.S. corporate buyers —members of the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance — have set a goal of purchasing 60 GW of new U.S. renewable energy capacity by 2025. So far, since 2013, the companies have procured just over 13 gigawatts of renewable power.

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Britain's Battery Market Will Grow by $7.9 Billion by 2030

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 23:37
Britain’s power market will need investment of 6 billion pounds ($7.9 billion) between now and 2030 in flexible generation and storage such as batteries to support the transition toward an economy that emits less carbon, a study showed.
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IRENA Conducting Survey of Gender and Renewable Energy

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 13:47

The International Renewable Energy Agency is conducting a survey to gather quantitative and qualitative insights into the current status of women’s participation in the renewable energy sector.

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Schneider Electric Building Microgrid at Port of Long Beach

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:00

Schneider Electric announced Wednesday that it has a $5.2 million contract to design, engineer and build a new microgrid at the Port of Long Beach in southern California. The port also is going to get a huge infusion of electric vehicle infrastructure from utility Southern California Edison.


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Reaching the Tipping Point: Why Investing in Solar+Storage Makes Economic Sense for Mines

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 11:46
While price is one of the key drivers to integrate renewables in mines, solar alone is no more the lone influencer
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E.ON Optimizes EV Charging with New IT Backbone

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 15:58
E.ON has partnered with Finnish-based technology firm Virta to optimize its EV charging network across Europe.
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New York Has $40 Million for New Solar+Storage Projects

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 15:52
New York’s Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has ambitious goals for renewable energy and energy storage. In his state of the state address this year, he announced the he wanted 1.5 GW of energy storage on the grid by 2025 and in June NYSERDA and the Department of Public Service, developed the New York State Energy Storage Roadmap to identify the best path toward the 2025 target. This week Cuomo is putting some money behind the goal, announcing that $40 million will be made available to support solar projects that integrate energy storage.
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Kickstarting the Energy Revolution: How Crowdfunding is Pushing the Renewable Energy Transition

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 15:49
When innovators come up with the idea for the next great technological breakthrough, the first roadblocks to seeing that idea to fruition are typically funding. Among renewable energy inventions, this need is typically filled through wealthy private investors, venture capital firms, or government grants. But today, in the age of the Internet, budding entrepreneurs have taken their funding needs online through crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.
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PECO Offers Financial Support for Commercial Installation of EV Charging Stations

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 15:36
PECO (formerly the Philadelphia Electric Company) announced that the utility will be offering a new incentive for commercial customers who install electric vehicle charging stations for public use. The incentive will be available to commercial customers who successfully apply for funding under the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) “Driving PA Forward” program.
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Bolivia looking to finance US$2 billion of hydro, wind projects

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 15:04

Bolivian energy authorities are in the process of identifying about US$2 billion in financing for early stage hydro and wind power generation projects, which total 710 MW and 45 MW, respectively.

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U.S. Department of Energy To Bring $40B Cash to POWER-GEN International

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 16:47
After wallowing in limbo for the first part of 2018 awaiting re-authorization, the Loan Program Office (LPO) at the Department of Energy is back in business with about $40 billion burning a hole in its proverbial pocket. Mike Reed, Director and Chief Engineer of the Technical and Project Management Division of the LPO and his team are planning to hit POWER-GEN 2018 in Orlando, Florida in December to identify people and projects that might need financing.
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Maui Electric Adds Cheap Solar to its Grid

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 14:45
Maui Electric Company said it turned on its second large-scale solar project on Tuesday, October 5. The 2.87-MW project spans 10.85 acres and was built in partnership with Kenyon Energy, the developer, and M+W Energy, which served as EPC for the project.
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Duke Energy Plans To Invest At Least Half a Billion in Energy Storage in the Carolinas

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 14:22
This week Duke Energy said that it plans to deploy about $500 million of battery storage capacity over the next 15 years, which it estimates to be equivalent to about 300 MW of capacity. (MWh of capacity was not specified.) The storage capacity investment is written into its latest Integrated Resource Plan (IRP)
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WAPDA announces 1,410-MW Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project completed

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 16:15

The Water and Power Development Authority in Pakistan says the third and last unit at its 1,410-MW Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project has been synchronized with the National Grid.

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China EV Funding Tops Clean Energy Deals in Q3

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 14:51

Equity raised by Chinese electric vehicle companies was the “conspicuous bright spot” in clean energy transactions in the third quarter of this year, which saw the total global deal value fall 6 per cent on 2017’s figure.

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Exxon Puts $1 Million Into Quest for Carbon Tax-and-Rebate Plan

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 13:46
An effort to put a tax on carbon dioxide emissions just won an unlikely underwriter: a top producer of oil and gas.
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Wind and Solar Power Changing How Coal Plants Operate

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 13:30
The Gentleman coal plant was once the linchpin of Nebraska’s electricity grid, its twin smokestacks visible for miles across the prairie. Now, the state’s biggest power source is routinely pushed aside to make room for more wind and solar energy.
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