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#Wisconsin Sees Spike In Interest In Wind Energy Production

Wisconsin Sees Spike In Interest In Wind Energy Production MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin is seeing growing interest in wind energy as production costs decline and utilities look toward renewable energy. Michael Vickerman is policy director of clean energy nonprofit RENEW Wisconsin. Vickerman tells Wisconsin Public Radio that three wind projects are being considered in … Continue reading #Wisconsin Sees Spike In Interest In Wind Energy Production

Are old Midwest coal plants pushing renewables offline?

Are old Midwest coal plants pushing renewables offline? Midwest regulators are probing whether a little-known practice is slowing the region’s accelerating pivot away from coal toward renewables and gas. Utility commissions in Minnesota and Missouri are looking at the way companies run older coal plants, even when those units aren’t the cheapest option — and … Continue reading Are old Midwest coal plants pushing renewables offline?

Businesses benefit from expansion of solar energy offerings

Businesses benefit from expansion of solar energy offerings Efforts are underway to expand affordable solar power in Indiana and Illinois, including in the Wabash Valley. In Indiana, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has approved a Duke Energy customer pilot program that makes it easier for businesses, schools and nonprofits to have solar energy at their … Continue reading Businesses benefit from expansion of solar energy offerings

WEC Energy (#WEC) to Add 200-MW Solar Energy in #Wisconsin (Revised)

WEC Energy (WEC) to Add 200-MW Solar Energy in Wisconsin (Revised) Per a recent media report, WEC Energy Group, Inc. (WEC – Free Report) received approval from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin for two solar projects. Of the total 450 megawatt (MW) capacity, WEC Energy, through its subsidiary Wisconsin Public Service Corp (“WPS”), will … Continue reading WEC Energy (#WEC) to Add 200-MW Solar Energy in #Wisconsin (Revised)

#Minnesota Legislature prepares for the introduction of energy storage

Minnesota Legislature prepares for the introduction of energy storage Legislators in Minnesota have begun the first steps to establishing fair or optimal market conditions for the deployment of energy storage, setting out rules for determining the value of storage to the network. Last week, five Senators unanimously passed Senate File 100 (SF100) which will set … Continue reading #Minnesota Legislature prepares for the introduction of energy storage

Frustration of solar -power advocates fuels effort to reverse KCC ruling

Frustration of solar-power advocates fuels effort to reverse KCC ruling Diane Budden can observe wind direction by looking out a window of her St. Marys home to see which way smoke drifted from the coal-fired Jeffrey Energy Center power plant. On Monday, her attention was on a different source of power during a Kansas Senate … Continue reading Frustration of solar -power advocates fuels effort to reverse KCC ruling

Midwest, Mid-Atlantic power grid operators issue cold weather alerts ahead of freeze

Midwest, Mid-Atlantic power grid operators issue cold weather alerts ahead of freeze Houston — Southwest Power Pool, PJM Interconnection and Midcontinent Independent System Operator have issued cold weather alerts spanning this week as sub-zero temperatures are forecast to sweep across the region, driving up heating demand and power prices. “Back-to-back cold fronts will slice through … Continue reading Midwest, Mid-Atlantic power grid operators issue cold weather alerts ahead of freeze

#AEP seeks 1.2 GW of wind proposals, nearly six months after canceling $4.5B #Wind_Catcher

AEP seeks 1.2 GW of wind proposals, nearly six months after canceling $4.5B Wind Catcher Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), a subsidiary of American Electric Power (AEP), on Tuesday launched a request for proposals (RFP) for up to 1.2 GW of wind generation. The utility wants to see the projects in operation by December 2021, … Continue reading #AEP seeks 1.2 GW of wind proposals, nearly six months after canceling $4.5B #Wind_Catcher

#Michigan utilities upgrade pumped storage plant ahead of renewable push

Michigan utilities upgrade pumped storage plant ahead of renewable push he Ludington Pumped Storage Plant along Lake Michigan could play a bigger role on the grid as utilities use more variable renewables. Concealed under a grassy slope, water pours through a set of massive chutes, pummeling a bank of underground turbines before spilling into Lake … Continue reading #Michigan utilities upgrade pumped storage plant ahead of renewable push