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SunPower to build 20-megawatt solar power plant for Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative

SunPower to build 20-megawatt solar power plant for Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative (SSVEC) and SunPower (Nasdaq: SPWR) announced today that SSVEC has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with SunPower to build a 20-megawatt (AC) solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Cochise County, Ariz. Expected to be operational … Continue reading SunPower to build 20-megawatt solar power plant for Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative

#Colorado #attorney_general to join challenge of Clean Power Plan

Colorado attorney general to join challenge of Clean Power Plan Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman said Saturday she will join a multi-state legal challenge to the Clean Power Plan, a federal rule that will require Colorado to sharply cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. “The rule is an unprecedented attempt to expand the federal … Continue reading #Colorado #attorney_general to join challenge of Clean Power Plan

Nearly Half of Western U.S. Power Plants Vulnerable to Climate Change

Nearly Half of Western U.S. Power Plants Vulnerable to Climate Change The desert Southwest will be the hardest hit. The effects of climate change could hamper electric generating capacity in the Western U.S. during peak summertime energy use by about 3 percent on average, and up to nearly 9 percent if there is ongoing drought. … Continue reading Nearly Half of Western U.S. Power Plants Vulnerable to Climate Change

Energy oversight body to pay $16M penalty for 2011 blackout

Energy oversight body to pay $16M penalty for 2011 blackout An electricity grid oversight body will pay $16 million to settle a dispute with the federal government over its role in a 2011 power outage in California, Arizona and Mexico. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced its settlement with the Western Electricity Coordinating Council … Continue reading Energy oversight body to pay $16M penalty for 2011 blackout