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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]

Google Powers Chilean Operations With 100% Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 20, 2017

Under a long-term contract with Acciona Energia, Internet giant Google is powering its operations in Chile with renewable energy from a newly commissioned solar project. Spain-based Acciona Energia says a portion of the output from its El Romero Solar plant, [Read More]

sPower Completes More Solar For SoCal Power Authority

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 20, 2017

sPower, a Salt Lake City-based independent power producer (IPP), has announced that its Antelope DSR 1 and 2 solar facilities went online by the end of 2016. The projects, totaling 68.8 MW, are now providing solar power to the Southern [Read More]

Appalachian Power Seeks Its First Utility-Scale Solar Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 20, 2017

Appalachian Power, a unit of American Electric Power, has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for what could become the first utility-scale solar projects in the company’s portfolio. The utility’s RFP calls for up to 25 MW AC of ground-mounted [Read More]

Solar Grows To 2 GW In The Garden State

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 19, 2017

New Jersey’s utility regulator suggests the major solar milestone is due, in large part, to friendly policies from the Christie administration.

Duke Energy Added 500 MW To North Carolina Grid In 2016

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 18, 2017

Duke Energy says it connected about 500 MW of new solar capacity in North Carolina last year. According to the energy company, the combination of owned and purchased solar was enough to power about 105,000 homes at peak production. “Renewable [Read More]

NV Energy Contests Nevada Regulators’ Solar-Friendly NEM Ruling

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 13, 2017

The drama in Nevada continues. Major utility company NV Energy has requested that the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) reconsider its December 2016 decision to restore retail net energy metering (NEM) in northern Nevada. Led by a new chairman, [Read More]

EIA: Renewables Accounted For Majority Of New U.S. Capacity In 2016

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 11, 2017

Although the concrete data for the final months of last year isn’t in yet, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) says it expects renewable generation capacity to have accounted for most of the 2016 capacity additions in the country. In [Read More]

Sunrun And Utility Company National Grid Ink Partnership Deal

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 11, 2017

U.S. residential solar company Sunrun Inc. and international investor-owned utility National Grid PLC have announced a multifaceted partnership that includes a joint marketing agreement, a collaborative grid services pilot, and a direct investment by National Grid in Sunrun rooftop solar [Read More]

AES And Hawaiian Co-op Plan Solar+Storage Peaker Plant

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 11, 2017

AES Distributed Energy Inc. (AES DE), a subsidiary of The AES Corp., and the Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC), an electric co-op in Hawaii, have inked a power purchase agreement for a solar-plus-storage project designed to help KIUC meet its [Read More]