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SDG&E meets all time peak demand with demand response, solar and wind


SDG&E reached all-time back-to-back peak demand records of 4,781 MW on Sept. 15 and 4,890 MW on Sept. 16.

The Flexibility of Internal Combustion Engines


Fossil fuels will increasingly be called upon to provide peaking power when wind and solar generation is not available. Explore the benefits and costs of gas-powered generator sets.

Projects of the Year 2014 finalists named!


The editors of Power Engineering and Renewable Energy World magazines and their respective websites have announced eleven finalists for the annual Projects of the Year Awards program.

DOE awards $2mn to support taller wind turbine towers


The U.S. Energy Department (DOE) awarded $2 million for two organizations that will support the manufacturing of taller wind turbine towers.

Jindal: Obama hasn't done enough to harness energy


The governor of the state of Louisiana, a potential Republican presidential candidate, said Tuesday that President Barack Obama's administration has become "science deniers," failing to do enough to harness the nation's energy potential.

Iberdrola Renewables provides energy to California’s Roseville Electric


Iberdrola Renewables has entered into a 10-year contract to supply Roseville Electric, the municipal electric utility of Roseville, California, with a package of renewable energy products.

Duke Energy to service Pattern wind energy plant in Texas


Pattern Energy Group signed a long-term agreement with Duke Energy Renewables (NYSE: DUK) to service a 283-MW wind power project in Texas.

In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts


Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass.

Energy policy takes center stage in Maine governor's race


The three candidates for governor agree that energy costs in Maine are too high, but Republican Gov. Paul LePage, Democrat Mike Michaud and independent Eliot Cutler are deeply divided in their visions for the state's energy future.

Broadwind to supply turbine towers totaling $14-million


Broadwind Energy has finalized a $14-million order to supply turbine towers for wind projects across the Unites States

Highland Wind asks for extra time on Wisconsin project


Highland Wind Farm LLC, citing project delays due to a legal appeal, on Sept. 10 asked the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin for a two-year extension on a construction start deadline.

EDF EN Canada sells 30% interest wind power project


EDF EN Canada Inc. (EDF) will sell 30 percent interest in the 80-MW Saint-Robert-Bellarmin Wind Project to Fiera Axium Infrastructure Canada II L.P. and Régime de rentes du Mouvement Desjardins along with entities of Desjardins Group.

Power plant capacity additions in 2014 mostly natural gas, solar, wind


In the first half of 2014, 4,350 MW of new utility-scale generating capacity were brought online, with more than half of that from natural gas-fired power plants, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Kansas gov. open to phasing out renewable energy portfolio standard


Gov. Sam Brownback says he's open to proposals for phasing out a renewable energy requirement for Kansas utilities because policies aimed at nurturing the wind industry shouldn't remain in place forever.

Feds issue 'take' permit for 30-MW Block Island wind farm


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to Deepwater Wind Block Island LLC (DWBI) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to construction of the Block Island Wind Farm.

Hillary Clinton: US should lead on clean energy


Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday the U.S. should become what she called the world's 21st-century clean energy superpower, during remarks resembling both a campaign speech and a call to action at the annual National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas.

Duke Energy to build Texas wind power project


Duke Energy Renewables, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), will build, own and operate the 110-MW Los Vientos V wind power project, in Starr County, Texas.

Report: U.S. able to connect large amounts of offshore wind to U.S. grid


The Energy Department (DOE), in partnership with ABB (NYSE: ABB), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), and the University of Pittsburgh released a report that considers the availability and potential impacts of interconnecting large amounts of offshore wind energy into the U.S. power grid.

MidAmerican now building 1,006 MW of wind capacity


MidAmerican Energy has begun development and/or construction at several wind sites in pursuit of an additional 1,006.4 MW of capacity under its Wind VIII program, the utility told the Iowa Utilities Board in a Sept. 2 update.

DOE report: U.S. has 4.9 GW of potential offshore wind projects in the works


The Energy Department (DOE) released a new report showing steady progress for the U.S. offshore wind energy industry over the past year.