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Wave Energy Week will mix marine energy developers with traditional hydropower


Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, Democrat, has proclaimed “July 13-17, 2015 to be Oregon Wave Week in Oregon and encourages all Oregonians to join in this observance.”

GAO looks at reliability impacts of changing power generation mix


The Government Accountability Office (GAO) on June 29 released a study provided a month before to members of Congress that looks at how the mix of energy sources for electricity generation has changed, and the growth in electricity consumption has slowed.

Westermost Rough offshore wind park enters operations


The 210-MW offshore wind power plant, Westermost Rough, has entered operations. The project was a joint venture with owners DONG Energy (50 percent) and its partners Marubeni Corp. (25 percent) and the UK Green Investment Bank (25 percent).

Duke Energy to upgrade energy storage system at Notrees Windpower Project


Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), Samsung SDI and Younicos will work together to update Duke Energy's 36-MW energy storage and power management system at its Notrees Windpower Project in west Texas.

Largest Southern Co. subsidiary enters rooftop solar market


The largest Southern Co. subsidiary will start selling and installing solar panels on homes Wednesday, a move that could broaden the alternative energy market and also worry the utility's competitors.

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds wind turbine rules


The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the state's wind turbine construction rules Tuesday, saying they're valid even though regulators didn't develop a report on how the regulations would affect the housing industry.

SunEdison purchases wind power portfolio from TerraForm Power


SunEdison Inc. (NYSE: SUNE) and TerraForm Power Inc. (Nasdaq: TERP) closed on the acquisition of Atlantic Power’s 521-MW wind power plant portfolio.

Indiana will defy Obama on climate change plan


A group of Indian tribes is suing to block construction of a huge solar power plant in California's Mojave Desert.

CGN signs nuclear decommissioning & cooperation deal


China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) signed a deal with Sarens Group of Belgium for cooperation on nuclear and renewable energy, and nuclear plant decommissioning. Sarens is a heavy lifting and engineered transport company.

Wind energy capacity installations to grow 9% in 2015, report says


Wind energy capacity installations are expected to increase just under 9 percent in 2015, according to a new report from Navigant Research.

Google building data center at Alabama power plant site


Technology giant Google is planning to build a $600 million data center at a former coal-fired power plant in Alabama, and the facility is expected to create up to 100 new jobs, Gov. Robert Bentley said Wednesday.

Southern Power exceeds 400-MW of solar energy development in GA


Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Co. (NYSE: SO), surpassed 400 MW of solar energy development in the state of Georgia.

SunEdison, Green Charge Networks delivers solar, energy storage system


SunEdison (NYSE: SUNE) and Green Charge Networks have teamed up to deliver a solar plus energy storage system to Silicon Valley Power. Silicon Valley Power is the municipal utility serving the City of Santa Clara.

EDF Renewable Energy acquires Salt Fork Wind Project in Texas


EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) acquired the 200-MW Salt Fork Wind Project from Cielo Wind Power LP (Cielo). Salt Fork sits on approximately 16,700  acres in the Texas Panhandle, in Donley and Gray Counties.

NRG Yield to acquire interest in largest solar power facility in North America


NRG Yield (NYSE:NYLD), through its subsidiary NRG Yield Operating LLC, entered into an agreement with GE Energy Financial Services (NYSE: GE) to acquire 25 percent interest in the Desert Sunlight Solar Farm in Riverside, Calif. for $285 million.

Pattern adds wind & solar power projects to ROFO


Pattern Energy Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PEGI) added wind and solar energy projects totaling 723 MW of generating capacity to its list of identified right of first offer (ROFO) projects from Pattern Energy Group LP.

DTE Energy issues RFP for large solar installation


DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a solar generating facility on June 24, 2015. DTE is seeking proposals for solar installations — with 5 to 50 megawatts of capacity — that are within the utility’s service area. Projects will need to be operational by Dec. 31, 2016.

REC Solar acquires Stellar Energy


REC Solar has acquired Stellar Energy through an asset purchase agreement. The contract will allow REC Solar to further provide customers with integrated, turnkey solar solutions ranging from financing and design to operations and maintenance.

NRG Renew to develop 20-MW solar energy facility for Cisco


NRG Renew LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc., today announced plans to develop a 20 megawatt (MW) solar energy facility that will generate clean, reliable solar power for delivery to Cisco’s San Jose headquarters.

Experimental offshore floating wind farm begins second phase


A consortium of companies has been working on an experimental offshore floating wind farm off the Japanese coast.