According to the International Energy Agency, “2018 is the year of electricity” and global electricity supply “is being transformed by the rise of renewables”.
ENGIE has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement for two solar photovoltaic projects in Senegal, Africa.
And CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire, the French CEO of Schneider Electric, said it was fitting to focus so much on digital in North America. “This is the birthplace,” he said in the opening keynote at the Hilton Atlanta downtown. “This is where it all started.”
The Blue Circle Pte Ltd has signed a strategic partnership with AC Energy Inc., power subsidiary of Ayala Corporation, to jointly develop and construct a pipeline of projects providing about 1,500 MW of wind capacity across Southeast Asia, including more than 700 MW in Vietnam.
The fourth and final 30-MW hydro generating unit has been commissioned at the 120-MW Pulichintala Hydro-Electric Project in Telangana State, India.
Digital solutions could revolutionize energy trading if they were adopted more widely across the market.
Duke is focused on emissions reduction by retiring coal-fired plants, increasing nuclear generation capacity and has add close to 650 MW of built or purchased solar energy.
SINN Power is gathering the necessary data to evaluate the renewable energy potential in Conakry, Guinea, considering wave, wind and solar resources.
Included in the acquisition is Sharp’s Energy Systems and Services business, as well as the SmartStorage behind-the-meter energy storage system.
Wind energy developer The Blue Circle has completed construction of Phase 2 of the Dam Nai Project in Ninh Thuan Province, South Vietnam.
Utilities across the country are increasingly taking a proactive role on initiatives to advance clean energy and grid modernization. But to hear a utility CEO like Kipp focus unequivocally on one of the most critical drivers for the growth of solar and storage was striking — and yet another sign of the sector’s ongoing transformation.
Each woman appointed to a corporate board reduces the firm's risk of being hit with an environmental lawsuit by 1.5 percent, according to a new analysis published in the Journal of Corporate Finance. In fact, board gender diversity is among the top three factors predicting a company's vulnerability to environmental lawsuits.
The Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) has executed a contract for design, engineering and construction services for the West Kauaʿi Energy Project in Hawaii with EPC contractor McMillen Jacobs Associates.
ENGIE North America has made a $228 million investment in the East Fork project, the second phase of the Solomon Forks Wind project under construction. Together, the two will generate 472 MW of clean energy to Brown-Forman Corp. under a PPA.
Seven U.S. states will soon build enough wind turbines to more than double their wind capacity, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) newly released U.S. Wind Industry Third Quarter 2018 Market Report.
The recently released Small Hydropower in the United States report provides an update on the status of small hydro (less than 10 MW) in the U.S., which it says makes up most of the “limited development of new hydropower … in the last decade.”
A strategic partnership involving some of the world’s biggest car-makers has been launched that plans to roll-out expanded charging and communication capabilities for electric vehicle drivers in the US.
Europe's largest industrial energy storage facility has been inaugurated in Belgium.
Energetic Barra Grande SA (BAESA) is auctioning carbon credits under the Verified Carbon Standard or VCS.
French multinational electric utility Engie has deployed an energy storage system in Holland that is powered entirely by second-life batteries from Renault electric vehicles.
E.ON is partnering with GE to repower its Panther Creek I and Panther Creek II wind farms in west Texas. The repowering includes replacement of a significant portion of the components, effectively increasing annual production for all 172 wind turbine generators, totaling 258 MW, on the sites.
EWF and PJM Environmental Information Services Inc. (PJM-EIS) announced they are teaming up on developing and testing a market-wide reference implementation of Energy Web Origin for the Generation Attribute Tracking System (GATS) administered by PJM-EIS.
U.S. President Donald J. Trump signed S. 3021, America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, on Oct. 23.
Shaw Air Force Base, partner Hunt Southern Group and affiliate Hunt Alternative Energy Investments worked with Duke Energy on installing 5,865 solar panels on 284 homes at the complex. This solar energy—estimated at about 2.4 million kWh per year—is expected offset approximately 40 percent of electricity consumption in Shaw military housing.
Nalcor Energy has issued a stop work order to Astaldi Canada Inc., the main contractor on its 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydro project, and is arranging for the company’s about 500 workers in Labrador to return home.
Voith Hydro Holding GmbH & Co. KG and the Siemens Energy Management Division have signed a letter of intent for collaborating on appropriate hybrid power projects containing hydropower.
A European cybersecurity pact has been agreed that is intended to make “the tools of the energy transition safe for citizens and secure for providers”.
The projects, which are pending approval by the California Public Utilities Commission, include the Wildcat Energy Storage project (3 MW/12 MWh) near Palm Springs and the three Acorn Energy Storage projects (total combined capacity of 6.5 MW/26.5 MWh) in Thousand Oaks.
The deal with Bentonville, Arkansas-based Walmart includes three wind farms—all developed, owned and operated by EDP Renewables—in the states of Illinois and Indiana.
The UK could meet a significant slice of carbon emissions’ target if it more widely deployed distributed energy technologies.
The report by recently rebranded Wind-Solar Alliance points out that more than 100 U.S. corporate buyers —members of the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance — have set a goal of purchasing 60 GW of new U.S. renewable energy capacity by 2025. So far, since 2013, the companies have procured just over 13 gigawatts of renewable power.
The International Renewable Energy Agency is conducting a survey to gather quantitative and qualitative insights into the current status of women’s participation in the renewable energy sector.
Schneider Electric announced Wednesday that it has a $5.2 million contract to design, engineer and build a new microgrid at the Port of Long Beach in southern California. The port also is going to get a huge infusion of electric vehicle infrastructure from utility Southern California Edison.
Bolivian energy authorities are in the process of identifying about US$2 billion in financing for early stage hydro and wind power generation projects, which total 710 MW and 45 MW, respectively.
The Water and Power Development Authority in Pakistan says the third and last unit at its 1,410-MW Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project has been synchronized with the National Grid.
Equity raised by Chinese electric vehicle companies was the “conspicuous bright spot” in clean energy transactions in the third quarter of this year, which saw the total global deal value fall 6 per cent on 2017’s figure.
In union with OUC’s role as host utility of POWER-GEN International, the utilities Board President Gregory D. Lee will be a keynote speaker on the conference’s first day. Lee was elected president of OUC’s governing body in 2016. He will kick off POWER-GEN International’s first keynote session on Tuesday, December 4.
SINN Power is conducting a study to determine how a renewable energy mix of its wave technology, small wind farms, kinematic hydroelectric plants and solar energy can be used to secure a durable and stable power supply in Guinea.
The EV charger installations are part of a pilot project, Park and Plug, that runs through 2022. Duke Energy is working with various communities and groups to install the units for public use at apartments, work sites and other venues with high traffic counts.
Genex Power Limited announces the 250-MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project (K2-Hydro) has been declared a Coordinated Project by the Queensland State Government.
The share of renewables in the UK’s electricity generation hit a record high of 31.7 per cent in the second quarter of 2018, while coal dropped to an all-time low of only 1.6 per cent.
Statkraft has announced it is planning annual investments of about NOK10 billion (US$1.2 billion) in renewable energy from 2019 to 2025, including “large upgrades of Nordic hydropower.”
The Leader of the Opposition in the UK has vowed to “kickstart a green jobs revolution that will help tackle climate change, provide sustainable energy for the future and create skilled jobs in every nation and region” of Britain.
Electric robo-taxis are a real possibility. Trends in transportation, energy, and demographics indicate that future vehicles will operate autonomously, run on electricity rather than fossil fuels, and be shared instead of privately owned. But before everyone can carpool in self-driving electric cars, we need places to charge them.
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has awarded DP Energy a grant of C$29,750,000 (US$23 million) under the Emerging Renewable Power Program (ERPP) to support tidal energy development at the FORCE facility in the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia.
In Oregon, Illinois, an old farmhouse just outside of town is a hotbed of alternative energy. It's primarily heated by wood and they have a wind generator, although it's mainly used for educational purposes.
Yves Rannou, formerly president and chief executive officer of hydro for GE Renewable Energy, has taken a position as CEO of Senvion S.A., a manufacturer of wind turbines.
ABB has won a multi-million-dollar retrofit deal to upgrade six geothermal units at two power plants in the Philippines.
“Smart technology is unlocking the 100 per cent renewables future,” said the boss of Wartsila Energy Solutions today.
Interview with #EUW18 speaker HervÃ© Touati, chief executive of Energy Web Foundation.
South Africa is set for a dramatic shift in its energy mix in the coming years thanks to the government’s decision to restructure its energy output.
Genex Power Limited has appointed power and water consulting firm Entura to be owner’s engineer for the Kidston Stage 2 project in Australia.
Utilities are — and have been for a long time — seeking better ways through which they can engage with their customers. According to Jeff Hamel, director of energy and housing partnerships at Google, the Nest smart thermostat, which is part of the hardware product line that Google provides, is a good example of a simple way that utilities are partnering with their customers.
The aim is to accelerate the wind power industry’s drive for competitive renewable
The company has delivered or will deliver over 32.8 MW/70 MWh of projects