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Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Election 2020: Xcel Energy, municipalization advocates face off in Boulder

October 30, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

Astalemate-breaking franchise proposal to end the 10-year, $27.6 million legal and regulatory fight by Boulder, Colorado, to replace Xcel Energy with a municipal electric utility goes to voters next month, one of more than 100 statewide ballot measures being put […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Solar PV installations to hit 115GW in 2020 says report

October 28, 2020

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

A new report released by analysts at Wood Mackenzie states that new solar PV projects are expected to hit 115GW this year, a 5% increase on installations in 2019. “The most severe of lockdowns have ended in almost all countries, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

So, What Exactly Is Long-Duration Energy Storage?

October 26, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Long-duration storage occupies an enviable position in the cleantech hype cycle. Its allure has proven more durable than energy blockchain, and its commercialization is further along than super-buzzy green hydrogen. Depending on who you talk to, long-duration storage technology can […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

As conflict rises over utility DER ownership, a Duke Florida program could offer a way forward

October 23, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

Utilities are pushing for a bigger role in integrating distributed energy resources (DER) in their service territories, saying their ownership would benefit customers. They also see economic opportunity and other advantages in the flexibility of DER, which is becoming vital […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

IFC funds development of largest solar project in the Pacific

October 21, 2020

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

The $15 million in IFC funding is expected to take the island nation closer to its goal of sourcing 100% of its energy needs from renewable sources. The project will reduce the country’s dependence on imported fossil fuels and at […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Competition for Solar Tax Equity Is Reaching a Fever Pitch

October 15, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

The solar industry will require $7 billion to $8 billion of tax capacity from external investors in 2020, according to a new Wood Mackenzie research insight. But the competition to secure that investment is tighter than ever. Tax equity for […]


Electric Utility, Public Institutions, Public Utilities, Public Works

Santa Barbara Schools Get Solar-Battery Backup, Saving Money at the Same Time

October 13, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Santa Barbara’s public school system is finalizing a solar microgrid project that could set a model for investment in clean backup power. Purveyors of carbon-free backup power have struggled for years to convince customers to pay for resilience. But a […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Ontario utility to advance nuclear SMR development

October 9, 2020

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

The Toronto-based utility is doing engineering and design work with GE Hitachi, Terrestrial Energy and X-energy. SMRs, if built and commissioned, could generate anywhere from one to 300MWs of carbon-free energy into the grid and deployed at a fraction of […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

New Renewables Developer Goes Back to the Future With Bet on Onshore Wind

October 7, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

At a time when the U.S. renewables market is tilting increasingly toward solar, offshore wind and battery storage, newly launched developer Triple Oak Power is going old-school with a bet on the future of onshore wind. Triple Oak, based in […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California’s Interconnection Rules Open Doors to Flexible Solar-Storage, Vehicle-to-Grid Charging

September 30, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

California has more distributed energy resources (DERs) than any other state, pressuring it to find ways to integrate them into the grid. The interconnection rules that tell developers of rooftop solar, behind-the-meter batteries and electric vehicle chargers how much time […]