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Report: Distributed Energy Resources Challenge The Traditional Utility Model

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 06, 2017

Navigant and Public Utilities Fortnightly have released the second edition of “State & Future of the Power Industry,” a report exploring the current status and future of the electric utility industry. Navigant says key findings from this year’s report highlight [Read More]

Study: It’s Time To Move Beyond The ‘Baseload’ Mentality For The U.S. Grid

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 28, 2017

The Brattle Group study joins a growing list of reports released in response to Secretary Perry’s controversial call for a DOE examination into grid reliability.

Energy Groups Call For Perry’s DOE Study To Be ‘Open And Transparent’

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 01, 2017

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) are calling on Rick Perry, secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), to “initiate a public process” to gather input to inform [Read More]

Major Clean Energy, Transmission Investment Planned In Mountain States

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 05, 2017

Rocky Mountain Power, part of PacifiCorp, has announced a 20-year, $3.5 billion initiative that includes adding more wind and solar and making existing wind turbines more efficient. In addition, the plan incorporates building a segment of a transmission line to [Read More]

Coalition Calls On Congress To Expand U.S. Electrical Infrastructure

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 14, 2017

A coalition of groups representing a broad spectrum of U.S. manufacturing, construction, energy and environmental workers is calling on Congress to streamline the expansion of U.S. electrical infrastructure, as well as include electric transmission provisions in any proposed infrastructure legislation. [Read More]

‘Rapid Development’ Of Renewables Triggers Investment In Transmission

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 27, 2017

Global annual spending on transmission system infrastructure for large-scale renewable energy integration could grow from $36.7 billion in 2016 to as much as $46.7 billion in 2025, according to a new report from Navigant Research. In the face of growing [Read More]

U.S. Interior Dept. Aims To Spur Renewables In The West

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 14, 2016

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has announced new steps with Western states meant to spur the development of renewable energy, efficiently deliver that electricity to the market and meet the growing consumer demands for clean energy. Under a [Read More]

Invenergy Plans 700 MW Of Solar And Wind For Long Island

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 24, 2016

Chicago-based Invenergy has announced plans to develop a portfolio of wind and solar farms totaling over 700 MW designed to deliver renewable energy to Long Island, N.Y. Collectively called the Clean Energy Link, the proposed project will consist of four [Read More]

150 MW Solar Project Goes Online In California

Posted by Joseph Bebon on September 21, 2016

Nebraska-based independent power producer Tenaska has announced that its 150 MW Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy Center West project, located in Southern California, is now fully operational. The facility supplies power to San Diego Gas & Electric Co. (SDG&E) under a [Read More]

Energy Infrastructure Firms Enbridge And Spectra Enter $28B Merger

Posted by Joseph Bebon on September 06, 2016

Enbridge Inc., a Canadian renewable energy producer and pipeline operator, says it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Spectra Energy Corp., a Houston-based pipeline and midstream company, in a $28 billion all-stock transaction. According to both companies, [Read More]