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Seattle company to build Pacific Coast’s first offshore wind farm

02/18/2014

Seattle’s Principle Power has received approval from the U.S. Department of the Interior to seek a lease for 15 square miles of water off Coos Bay, Ore., to build the nation’s first offshore wind farm in the Pacific Coast.

S&C energy storage system reduces outages at BC Hydro

02/18/2014

S&C Electric Company's PureWave® SMS Storage Management System in Field, B.C., is helping reduce the length and frequency of power outages in the community.

Dominion to join auction for Maryland offshore wind

02/18/2014

Dominion (NYSE: D) filed with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to join the bidders interested in developing wind generated electricity nearly 80,000 acres off the coast of Maryland.

Vestas to supply 21-MW wind power contract in Costa Rica

02/17/2014

Vestas has signed a contract to supply wind turbines for a 21-MW wind power facility in Costa Rica.

Vestas receives seven-year service contract from Canadian wind power project

02/17/2014

Vestas has received a seven-year service and maintenance contract from TransAlta for the Kent Hills wind power project in New Brunswick, Canada.

Google invests more than $1B in renewable energy projects

02/17/2014

Google Inc. has invested more than $1 billion in renewable energy projects to help fuel the electricity demands of the company's data centers and related infrastructure.

Colorado OKs small hydro development

02/17/2014

The Colorado House of Representatives passed legislation last week for small hydropower development.

EPA sets deadline for coal-ash rule

02/14/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set a deadline to finalize its revision of a coal ash residual rule.

DOE funding Energy Department research and development feasibility studies geothermal energy critical materials wind batteries

DOE funding geothermal energy cost-cutting research

02/14/2014

The U.S. Energy Department just announced $3 million for the research and development of low-to-moderate-temperature geothermal energy resources and support a domestic supply of critical materials.

Duke issues RFP for 300 MW of solar capacity in NC

02/14/2014

Duke Energy issued a request for proposals Friday for 300 MW of new solar capacity in its Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress Territories.

30-MW wind power project back at full capacity in Hawaii

02/14/2014

The Kahuku Wind project in Hawaii is back online at full capacity, according to First Wind.

Array Technologies complete three solar facilities

02/13/2014

Array Technologies Inc. (ATI) and BELECTRIC Inc., an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company have commissioned three solar power sites that combined have a total generating capacity of 5.7-MW.

Donald Trump loses Scottish wind farm appeal

02/13/2014

Donald Trump lost his appeal against the developers of a Scottish wind farm he said would ruin the scenic views of his $1.2 billion golf resort in Aberdeenshire.

Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, world’s largest CSP project, now online

02/13/2014

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System held its dedication Thursday in celebration of reaching commercial operation, delivering solar electricity to California’s power grid.

First Wind secures $206mn financing for wind power project

02/13/2014

First Wind obtained $206 million in financing for its 150 MW Route 66 Wind project in Texas.

FirstEnergy sells 11 hydropower plants for $395mn

02/12/2014

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) completed the sale of 11 hydropower stations to Harbor Hydro Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of LS Power Equity Partners II LP, for $395 million.

Iberdrola: Wind integration demo project complete

02/12/2014

Iberdrola has completed a two-year demo project to connect wind farms and electricity transmission grids through power-frequency and voltage-control equipment and systems.

EEI, NRDC sign agreement to encourage power grid enhancement

02/12/2014

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) signed a joint agreement to encourage support for utility policies that enhance the power grid.

HydroVision International Included in Tradeshow Executive's Fastest 50 Award Winners

02/12/2014

PennWell Corporation’s HydroVision International has achieved prestigious rankings among the fastest-growing tradeshows in the United States as winners of Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50 awards.

Rising natural gas prices to increase use of coal, renewables in 2014

02/11/2014

U.S. coal use is expected to increase 4.1 percent in 2014 as natural gas prices continue to climb, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)’s Short Term Energy Outlook.