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Orlando Utility Commission is Host Utility for POWER-GEN International

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 17:56

In union with OUC’s role as host utility of POWER-GEN International, the utilities Board President Gregory D. Lee will be a keynote speaker on the conference’s first day. Lee was elected president of OUC’s governing body in 2016. He will kick off POWER-GEN International’s first keynote session on Tuesday, December 4.

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Report: $2.4 Trillion Clean Energy Investment Needed To Avoid Climate Catastrophe

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 17:05
The world must invest $2.4 trillion in clean energy every year through 2035 and cut the use of coal-fired power to almost nothing by 2050 to avoid catastrophic damage from climate change, according to scientists convened by the United Nations.
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Ørsted Acquires Deepwater Wind for $510 Million

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 14:09
On Monday, global offshore wind leader Ørsted announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire a 100 percent of Rhode Island-based Deepwater Wind at a purchase price of US $510 million. Deepwater wind built the first U.S. offshore wind farm — the 30-MW Block Island Wind — and is currently constructing two additional facilities off Long Island, New York (South Fork at 90 MW) and Connecticut (Revolution Wind at 600 MW).
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SINN Power to conduct feasibility study of wave energy, other renewables in Guinea

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 17:15

SINN Power is conducting a study to determine how a renewable energy mix of its wave technology, small wind farms, kinematic hydroelectric plants and solar energy can be used to secure a durable and stable power supply in Guinea.

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Iowa Looks to Take the Next Steps on Storage

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 09:00
A $200,000 state grant will finance research into two solar-plus-storage projects aimed at better understanding the state’s energy storage potential.
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The Utility of the Future Will Provide More than Just Kilowatt-hours

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 09:00
Utilities that are concerned about eroding or changing business models have something to be very excited about, and that’s new technology that will allow them to increase their reach into areas that they have not had much of an impact on before.
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Trump's FERC Pick Could Tip Balance in Favor of Coal Bailout

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 09:00
U.S. President Donald Trump tapped Energy Department staffer Bernard McNamee to join the nation’s top energy regulator, potentially smoothing the path for a brewing bailout of money-losing coal and nuclear plants.
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Solar PV + Energy Storage Systems Take Charge in the Caribbean

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 15:26
The decreasing cost of solar PV and battery storage equipment coupled with high cost of electricity and grid outages are playing an increasingly important role in the future energy landscape of the Caribbean region. Most recently, Hurricane Maria devastated multiple islands including Puerto Rico, Dominica, USVI and BVI, amongst others, which left both urban and city dwellers without power for extended periods of time.
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Rolls-Royce Invests in Plug-and-Play Energy Storage Company to Expand Microgrid Offering

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 15:02
Rolls-Royce announced that it is investing in Berlin-based start-up company Qinous GmbH, a provider of what it calls plug and play energy storage and control systems.
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Duke Plans Park & Plug EV Pilot Installing 530 Stations in Florida

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 14:08

The EV charger installations are part of a pilot project, Park and Plug, that runs through 2022. Duke Energy is working with various communities and groups to install the units for public use at apartments, work sites and other venues with high traffic counts.

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Genex says declaration will advance development of 250-MW Kidston Pumped Storage

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 17:30

Genex Power Limited announces the 250-MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project (K2-Hydro) has been declared a Coordinated Project by the Queensland State Government.

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Why Machine Learning Could Improve Resiliency and Save Millions for the U.S. Electricity Market

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 17:00
Power grids across the United States are facing greater technical challenges as new technologies and needs place higher demands on an already overburdened system.
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For Now, at Least, the World Isn’t Making Enough Batteries

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 14:49
Evidence of the battery-powered era is all around us. Electric vehicles are cruising down our freeways. Household appliances thrum with stored solar energy that was until recently a daytime-only power source. Governments from California to China and South Korea—even Donald Trump’s Washington—have taken steps that will make battery power more ubiquitous.
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Saudi Fund, SoftBank Deny $200B, 200-GW Solar Project Is on Hold

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 14:35
Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp. both said they’re continuing to collaborate on solar energy plans after the Wall Street Journal said their $200 billion development was put on hold.
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Trump's Import Tariffs Will Make U.S. Wind Power More Expensive

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 14:29
President Donald Trump’s trade war won’t wreck the U.S. wind industry, but it will raise the cost of power.
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Saudi Arabia Shelves Work on SoftBank's $200 Billion Solar Project

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 12:40
Saudi Arabia has put on hold a $200 billion plan with SoftBank to build the world's biggest solar-power-generation project, setting back another eye-catching transformation project in the kingdom.
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From the Clean Power Plan to ACE: Why Not Much Has Changed

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 08:00
Has the environment for electricity generation changed dramatically since the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan began its slow exit from public and regulatory consciousness several months ago? Not really!
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Informed Utility Customers Want More Renewable Energy and Utilities Do, Too

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 21:58
On Monday during the Itron Utility Week (IUW) event in Scottsdale, Arizona, the company unveiled its 4th resourcefulness report, which measures how informed consumers (defined as energy consumers who think about their utility bill) and utility executives view how well their utility is wisely and carefully using water and energy resources.
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Solar Power Plant Operators: Are You Prepared for a Reliability Audit?

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 08:19
Solar reliability audits are intense and time-consuming. The energy facility operator bears the burden of demonstrating compliance with reliability standards that are continually evolving to keep up with technological and regulatory changes. Even so, with the fast-paced growth of solar energy development, some solar facility operators have yet to experience a reliability audit. Understanding the audit process and having the right strategy can ease the burden and help ensure that you are well-prepared.
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New Jersey's Planned $4.1B Clean Energy Investment includes $180M for Storage

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 08:00
New Jersey’s biggest utility says it can make money by getting its customers to use less of what it sells.
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