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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.

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.

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.

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.

Generators Must Consider Energy Storage, Session Attendees Are Told


“Energy storage is no longer the technology of the future,” David Walls of Navigant Consulting and the moderator of a Wednesday morning conference session told the audience.

Optimism Is in the Wind: The Wind Energy Generation Industry is Growing Stronger by the Year


The Production Tax Credit (PTC) is needed to keep wind energy nationally competitive, said Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the keynote speaker at this year’s Financial Forum Luncheon at Power Generation Week.

National Grid joins proposal for 300-mile cable in Maine


Utility giant National Grid is partnering with a company that specializes in underwater cable projects in an alliance seeking to build a 300-mile cable to bring Canadian hydropower and Maine wind power to Greater Boston to help meet the energy needs of power-hungry southern New England, the companies announced Tuesday.

U.S. Coal Losing Power Business Dominance but Not Going Away


Coal’s long dominant role in U.S. power generation is steadily losing ground to natural gas, but coal isn’t going away anytime soon.

When It Comes to Large-Scale Renewable Progress, Preparation Is Key


The Renewable Energy World, North America conference sessions began Tuesday afternoon, and the Large Scale Renewables Track emphasized lessons learned from which every technology can benefit.

Fluor, CNNC sign MOU for nuclear, renewable opportunities


Fluor Corp.'s (NYSE: FLR) Executive Vice President of Business Development and Strategy, Dave Dunning, and China National Nuclear Corp.’s (CNNC) President, Qian Zhimin, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to cooperate on nuclear and renewable energy opportunities in Europe and China.

Montana-Dakota Utilities to acquire wind farm from ALLETE


Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., a division of MDU Resources Group (NYSE:MDU) has signed an agreement to purchase a 107.5-MW wind farm being developed by ALLETE Clean Energy, a subsidiary of ALLETE, Inc. (NYSE:ALE).

TerraForm sells $350M stock for First Wind acquisition


SunEdison Inc.’s renewable energy power plant operating unit, TerraForm Power Inc., is selling $350 million in stock to help fund its portion of a $2.4 billion acquisition of First Wind Holdings LLC.

Fort Drum powered by wood in renewable energy push


Bulldozers rumble up and down steaming mountains of wood chips 24 hours a day, stoking the boilers that provide electricity to all 168 square miles of Fort Drum, home of the Army's 10th Mountain Division.

SCE launches RFO for new renewable sources


In an effort to support its Preferred Resource Pilot (PRP), Southern California Edison (SCE) has launched a Request for Offers (RFO) to acquire up to 50-MW of renewable power in central and south Orange County.