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Partners Complete Microgrid At Native American Reservation

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 27, 2017

Blue Lake Rancheria, a century-old Native American reservation in northern California, has launched its low-carbon community microgrid that is helping power government offices, economic enterprises, and critical Red Cross safety shelter-in-place facilities across 100 acres. In collaboration with Humboldt State [Read More]

The Top Utilities Of 2016 For Solar And Energy Storage

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 26, 2017

The Smart Electric Power Alliance reveals which U.S. utilities led the pack for the most new megawatts installed.

PG&E Seeks Project Developers For Renewable Energy Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 26, 2017

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has issued a call for proposals for renewable energy developers to build new projects for a clean energy program available to PG&E customers. PG&E says its Regional Renewable Choice program will expand renewable energy [Read More]

Hawaiian Electric Touts Renewable Energy Milestones

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 25, 2017

To mark Earth Day 2017, utility company Hawaiian Electric highlighted its progress in replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy and reducing greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions. The company, including subsidiaries Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light, provides power to 95% of residents [Read More]

Hawaiian Electric And NRG Reach Deal On 49 MW Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 25, 2017

Hawaiian Electric Co. has reached a power purchase agreement (PPA) with developer NRG Energy Inc. to buy electricity generated by the Kawailoa Solar facility on the north shore of Oahu. Upon completion, the 49 MW Kawailoa Solar array will be [Read More]

SEPA Utility Conference

Posted by Amanda Fava on April 24, 2017

The SEPA Utility Conference presents an opportunity for utilities to devise strategies, discuss service solutions and exchange ideas in order to foster and promote long-term distributed energy planning. In this utility-only setting, professionals learn from experts without industry pressure or [Read More]

Adara Power Launches New Residential Solar Storage System

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 13, 2017

Adara Power has announced the launch of its second-generation energy storage system for residential solar, the Adara Pulse. According to the Silicon Valley company, its Adara Pulse is an intelligent, stackable to 20 kWh residential energy storage solution driven by [Read More]

Arizona Utility Names Solar Project In Memory Of Employee

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 12, 2017

Arizona-based utility UniSource Energy Services (UES) has dedicated a new 5 MW solar array in memory of an employee who helped to keep the lights on for more than 30 years in Mohave County. UES says the Steven H. Jacobson [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]

SoCalGas Touts Potential Benefits Of Power-To-Gas Energy Storage

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 03, 2017

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) says new research on power-to-gas technology shows the technique holds the ability to dramatically increase the use of intermittent renewable energy. The finding came out of ongoing research conducted at the University of California, Irvine [Read More]