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Whether #NJ bolts regional power grid could depend on offshore wind

Whether NJ bolts regional power grid could depend on offshore wind New Jersey’s first offshore wind project may not begin providing power until mid-decade, a factor that could have implications for whether the state decides to bolt from the PJM Interconnection, the nation’s largest power grid. In an earnings call earlier this fall, Henrik Poulsen, … Continue reading Whether #NJ bolts regional power grid could depend on offshore wind

Wind power, EVs help #Xcel_Energy ‘own the future’

Wind power, EVs help Xcel Energy ‘own the future’ In March 2000, the National Academy of Engineering declared electrification to be the greatest engineering achievement of the 20th century. According to Teresa Mogensen, senior vice president of energy supply for Xcel Energy, that is an accolade that energy sector leaders must earn every day. “The … Continue reading Wind power, EVs help #Xcel_Energy ‘own the future’

#Ameren Sets Goal of Net-Zero by 2050, Plots Major Wind and Solar Expansion in Midwest

Ameren Sets Goal of Net-Zero by 2050, Plots Major Wind and Solar Expansion in Midwest Ameren has joined the ranks of U.S. utilities pledging to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, with a long-range plan that invests nearly $8 billion in renewable energy and accelerates some coal plant closures — although it will retain much … Continue reading #Ameren Sets Goal of Net-Zero by 2050, Plots Major Wind and Solar Expansion in Midwest

Interconnection queues across the US are loaded with gigawatts of solar, wind and storage

Interconnection queues across the US are loaded with gigawatts of solar, wind and storage If you want a glimpse of the future of the clean energy transition in the United States, a good place to start is Texas — specifically, the state’s interconnection queue, where solar, wind and storage dominate the list of projects applying … Continue reading Interconnection queues across the US are loaded with gigawatts of solar, wind and storage

Batteries begin storing wind and solar energy for the Texas grid

Batteries begin storing wind and solar energy for the Texas grid Conventional wisdom maintains that wind and solar power depend on affordable energy storage, and until battery prices drop, the United States will rely on natural gas and coal-fired power plants. A few years ago, most analysts thought it would take decades, but the clean … Continue reading Batteries begin storing wind and solar energy for the Texas grid

#Mexico ’s renewables market: competitive, but uncertain for now

Mexico’s renewables market: competitive, but uncertain for now Mexico’s once fast-growing wind and solar power market is coping with uncertainty due to regulatory changes announced since late April, but insiders remain committed to the country based on its long-term potential. “Right now, we have a competitive market,” said Daniel García, senior business manager at Atlas … Continue reading #Mexico ’s renewables market: competitive, but uncertain for now

#Orsted Completes #Plum_Creek Wind Project on Schedule

Orsted Completes Plum Creek Wind Project on Schedule Ørsted has completed a 230 MW wind farm in Nebraska’s Wayne County. Plum Creek consists of 82 wind turbines and represents Ørsted’s first operational project in Nebraska, further adding to the regional diversity of the portfolio. Even amidst global challenges, the project was completed on schedule and … Continue reading #Orsted Completes #Plum_Creek Wind Project on Schedule

Gas-Heavy ISO-New England Braces for Steep Influx of Wind, Solar, Storage

Gas-Heavy ISO-New England Braces for Steep Influx of Wind, Solar, Storage While it is currently highly dependent on natural gas generation today, about 95% of ISO-New England’s (ISO-NE’s) interconnection request queue—a proposed total capacity of 20.9 GW—comprises wind, solar, and battery projects. That clearly indicates that developers in New England’s wholesale market “are looking to … Continue reading Gas-Heavy ISO-New England Braces for Steep Influx of Wind, Solar, Storage