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Forrest Kerr hydro project reaches commercial operation

10/24/2014

Canada's AltaGas Ltd. announced its 195-MW Forrest Kerr hydropower project in British Columbia completed a 72-hour testing period required to achieve commercial operation under its power purchase agreement with BC Hydro.

DOE announces $53M investment to cut cost of solar power

10/24/2014

Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz announced that the department will invest more than $53 million for 40 research and development (R&D) projects that aim to drive down the cost of solar energy, tackling key aspects of technology development in order to bring innovative ideas to the market more quickly.

Southern Co. unit buys solar PV project in California

10/24/2014

Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) acquired the 150-MW Solar Gen 2 facility in California from First Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR).

SunEdison secures financing for 26 MW utility solar power plant

10/23/2014

SunEdison (NYSE: SUNE) has successfully secured financing, underwritten by Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., to construct the 26-MW Vega solar power plant located in Merced County, California.

Video: Gemma Power Systems completes ETEC’s 49 MW biomass power project ahead of schedule

10/23/2014

Gemma Power Systems, LLC (GPS) has completed the construction of Texas Electric Cooperative (ETEC)’s 49.9-MW Woodville Renewable Power Project, a biomass facility, three months ahead of schedule.

U.S. CO2 emissions drop in past five of eight years, EIA says

10/23/2014

Emissions reductions in the electric power sector lead a decline in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in five of the past eight years, according to analysis from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

GSA signs largest US Federal Government contract for wind energy

10/23/2014

MG2 Tribal Energy, a joint venture between Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians and Geronimo Energy, has announced that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to purchase 140-MW of clean wind energy from the Walnut Ridge Wind Farm in western Illinois.

SunEdison receives contract for 17 MW of solar power projects In California

10/23/2014

SunEdison Inc. (NYSE: SUNE) has received a contract for 17.7-MW of distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects through the Regional Renewable Energy Procurement Project (R-REP) led by the County of Alameda.

Gamesa sells 74 MW Mexico wind farm

10/21/2014

Gamesa turned over ownership of a 74-MW wind farm in Mexico to Grupo México.

Duke Energy to purchase solar power from three North Carolina projects

10/20/2014

Duke Energy Progress (NYSE: DUK) has entered into a long-term power purchase agreement for three solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, totaling 21-MW, from Ecoplexus Inc.

A Look Back: The 2013 Projects of the Year Award Winners

10/20/2014

Quebec wind energy farm receives government decree

10/17/2014

Innergex Renewable Energy (TSX: INE) received a government decree from the Quebec government for a C$365 million ($324 million) 150-MW wind energy project in the province.

Wärtsilä supplies natural gas plant in Oklahoma to balance wind and solar generation

10/17/2014

Wärtsilä has entered into a contract to supply a 56-MW Smart Power Generation power plant, including three of its 50SG natural gas engines, to the Stillwater Utilities Authority (SUA) in Oklahoma.

Rhode Island Governor signs renewables energy legislation

10/16/2014

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has signed renewable energy legislation, Affordable Clean Energy Security Act, that includes provisions to advance regional development.

NM to offer state land for new solar power plants

10/16/2014

The State Land Office is accepting bids from companies interested in developing what would be New Mexico's largest solar power plant.

Yahoo! invests in wind energy, signs PPA with OwnEnergy

10/16/2014

Yahoo!, Inc. has entered into a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with OwnEnergy, to purchase wind power which will be used to offset much of Yahoo's energy usage in the Great Plains region.

SEIA Report: Walmart, IKEA, Kohl’s, GM among top American companies investing in solar power

10/15/2014

Many fortune 100 companies are investing in solar power, according to a new report by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

EcoPower works its Kentucky biomass project through PJM

10/15/2014

EcoPower is working with PJM Interconnection on a project with a queue number of Y2-086, covering a a 62.5-MW biomass-fired facility connecting to American Electric Power's (NYSE: AEP) Engle 69-kV substation via a 1.4-mile transmission line.

Center Hill tests new units for 135-MW hydro project

10/14/2014

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials determined that a Voith Hydro scale model turbine met or exceeded requirements for replacement hydropower turbines at 135-MW Center Hill Dam in Tennessee.

US awards $1.9M to four Indian tribes for hydro projects

10/14/2014

The Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development has awarded $1.9 million to four Indian tribes for hydropower projects, including the acquisition of 194-MW Kerr Dam in Montana.