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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.

Voith Hydro names new president, CEO

10/24/2014

Voith Hydro has announced that Bob Gallo, current executive director of the Voith Corp. Service Center in North America, will succeed Kevin Frank as president and CEO.  

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.

Wind energy farm in Quebec receives government decree

10/24/2014

Innergex Renewable Energy has received a government decree from the Quebec government for a $324 million 150-MW wind energy project.

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.

Worker strike cuts nuclear power capacity in France by 7 GW

10/23/2014

EDF says its French nuclear supply was cut by 7 GW Thursday when workers at several nuclear plants went on strike.

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.

Three LDK solar companies seek quick Chapter 11 reorganization

10/22/2014

LDK Solar Systems Inc., LDK Solar USA Inc. and LDK Solar Tech USA Inc. on Oct. 21 filed a prepackaged Chapter 11 reorganization plan, featuring the usual debt-for-equity swap in cases like this, with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Poised for Growth

10/21/2014

One year ago, California adopted the nation's first energy storage mandate for investor-owned utilities. The new mandate is accelerating the development of emerging storage technologies. Power Engineering examines the market for grid-scale energy storage in North America.

Offshore Wind Study Offers Encouraging Prospects for U.S. Coastlines

10/21/2014

Three years ago, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded an investigative research team to conduct a national study on the feasibility for offshore wind integration into the U.S. grid.

ACCIONA supplies wind turbines for Texas project

10/21/2014

ACCIONA Windpower will supply one hundred AW 116/3000 wind turbines for a wind power project in Texas.

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.

Dominion could spend $6bn on CO2 compliance in Virginia

10/20/2014

Staff at the Virginia agency charged with regulating electric utilities has found plenty to dislike in a federal plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

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

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.