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PSC approves solar power project


The Public Service Commission has approved solar power project planned by Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric in Mercer County.

Video: Duke Energy acquires Halifax Solar Project in North Carolina


Duke Energy Renewables (NYSE: DUK) has acquired a 20-MW solar project in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, from Geenex and ET Solar Energy Corp.

RES Americas, PSE to develop battery storage project


Puget Sound Energy (PSE) and Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas) have announced plans to launch a battery storage project in Whatcom County, Washington.

Wind energy project phase gains $300mn financing


Goldwind USA received $300 million financing for the second phase of a wind power project in Panama.

Nevada regulators look again at tribal solar plant


Nevada utility regulators are considering a revised plan for a solar power generating facility that had been proposed for the Moapa River Paiute Indian Reservation as part of an NV Energy effort to retire coal-fired plants.

Solar Generation and Storage Gives Utility Services a Run for Their Money


At the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit & Expo in Honolulu this September, it was clear that Hawaii is on the fast-track to adopting energy storage solutions.

Microgrid Momentum Raises Legal and Regulatory Uncertainty


Severe weather, power outages and other grid disruptions have paved the way for the development of microgrid systems.

DOC imposes additional tariffs on solar panels from China, Taiwan


The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced it will impose tariffs on solar photovoltaic (PV) modules imported from China and Taiwan.

Southern Company subsidiary to expand solar projects in Georgia


Southern Company (NYSE: SO) subsidiary Southern Power plans to develop a 131-MW photovoltaic (PV) solar project in Georgia.

SC bill would encourage investment in wind energy


A North Myrtle Beach lawmaker has pre-filed a bill in the General Assembly to encourage utilities to invest in offshore wind energy.

Dominion's 1,329 MW Warren County gas-fired power station enters operation


Dominion Virginia (NYSE: D)’s natural gas-fired, 1,329 MW Warren County Power Station, in Virginia, has entered commercial operation.

Eos Energy Storage receives $2.1Mn from California Energy Commission for battery demo


As part of California’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC), through the California Energy Commission (CEC), Eos Energy Storage was awarded $2.1 million for an advanced battery storage system demonstration.

EDF EN Canada commissions Phase 1 of Rivière-du-Moulin Wind Project


EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles Group, has announced the commissioning of the first phase of the 150-MW Rivière-du-Moulin.

Kansas firm moves ahead on wind as rule is debated


Kansas' largest electric company announced plans Tuesday to buy power from a wind farm under development to meet a state renewable-energy mandate, as legislators prepared for another debate over repealing the requirement.

Smaller renewable power projects up 58 percent


Vermont's reliance on solar power is continuing to increase as producers take advantage of federal tax credits and the state's growing affection for cleaner energy sources, officials said Tuesday.

Boeing 737 factory to move to clean energy


Boeing said Tuesday it plans to buy renewable energy credits to replace fossil-fuel power at the factory in Washington state where it assembles its 737 commercial airplanes.

PGE completes Tucannon River Wind Farm


Portland General Electric Co. (NYSE:POR) announced its Tucannon River Wind Farm, located near Dayton, Washington, is in service.

Mississippi regulators OK small Entergy rate increase


Entergy Corp. (NYSE: ETR) will get a $16.2 million overall rate increase but many customers will see little or no difference in their monthly bills under a new rate plan approved Thursday by the Mississippi Public Service Commission.

Microgrids Create Energy-Resilient Communities


Consumers who need resilient, reliable, “always-on” power that the utility can’t deliver are driving the growth of microgrids in the U.S. In addition, renewable energy and energy storage technologies are becoming essential components of microgrids.

Broaching the Baseload Issue: Finding Hybrid Solutions to Stabilize the Grid


As increasing amounts of variable renewable energy penetrate the grid, utility operators are scrambling to figure out how to balance power loads. Sources like wind and solar cannot be controlled, so when the sun is out or the wind is blowing, power ramps up and has the potential to overload the grid — when it is cloudy or still, there is a potential lack of power as grid operators struggle to engage other sources.