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Report Details Plan To Export Nuclear Technology To Saudi Arabia

Nuclear Power - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 20:38
A House of Representatives oversight committee report from a Democrat-party led Congress, released Tuesday, outlines the Trump administration’s efforts to export nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia, drawing attention to the potential illegality of such an effort, given the plan appears to circumvent Congressional approval.(read more)

L3 Technologies Launches Orchid® Immersive Experience for Marine and Power Markets

Nuclear Power - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 19:25
--Press Release-- L3 Technologies is pleased to introduce Orchid® Immersive Experience (Orchid IX), the latest in display technology for accurate 3D immersion without the use of VR headsets. Orchid IX makes 3D content come alive at a near-retinal resolution in a collaborative and interactive environment.(read more)

What to do about PG&E? Cities and others offer ideas

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 17:39
Plenty of people, it seems, have plans for PG&E Corp. Even before the California utility giant filed for bankruptcy facing $30 billion in potential liabilities from wildfires, state regulators began studying whether it needed to be reformed, restructured or even taken over by the government. They asked interested parties -- city officials, unions, consumer groups and trade associations -- to chime in.

Maryland now accepting applications for commercial and residential energy storage tax credit

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 17:26
After its 2017 milestone in which Maryland became the first state in the U.S. to launch a 30 percent tax credit for businesses and homeowners that install energy storage devices, today the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) said that it is now accepting applications for the 2019 program.

27 MW of distributed solar to be installed in New York and Rhode Island

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 17:11
This week Standard Solar announced that it would be acquiring five distributed solar energy projects totaling 27 MW of generation capacity set to be built in New York and Rhode Island. Standard Solar will engineer, build, finance, own and operate all five projects which are expected to commence construction over the next six to nine months. Standard Solar is acquiring the projects from developer Freepoint Solar.

AES to supply 100-MW Energy Storage System in Arizona

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 15:55

Under a 20-year agreement, AES will provide APS with the storage capabilities powered by Fluence’s Advancion platform.

Europe hailed for leadership in integration

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 12:47
The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) has hailed the EU as a role model for renewable energy in a report looking at ways to integrate wind and solar into power systems.
Categories: Wind Power

Japanese 2018 installations up 60%

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 11:06
Japan installed 261MW last year, up 61% year on year on 2017's additions, but lengthy environmental impact assessments (EIAs) continue to hinder development, according to the country's wind power association (JWPA).
Categories: Wind Power

'Worst year for installations' in EU since 2011

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 09:05
New wind capacity in Europe totalled 11.68GW in 2018, down 32% from the record 17.1GW in 2017, new figures from WindEurope showed.
Categories: Wind Power

ComEd installs off-grid renewable lighting at Bronzeville schools

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 17:16
This week ComEd said that it’s furthering innovation in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood with the installation of renewable energy powered lights along the walkway to the Beethoven Elementary School. Bronzeville is home to the first “microgrid cluster” in the United States.

Japanese businesses test blockchain to trade renewable energy

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 16:59
This week independent power producer Marubeni and LO3 Energy said they have started a pilot project in Japan where LO3 will administer an energy marketplace using blockchain to connect a number of Marubeni’s power production facilities, including renewables, with offices and factories around Japan in a virtual marketplace. The project will simulate energy transactions to test the viability of the concept with the ultimate goal of creating a full-scale commercially operational network in the future.

Consumers Energy plans renewable push for HQ; seeks ideas

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 15:36

The Jackson Smart Energy District aims to achieve the parent firm’s 2040 clean energy goals some 15 to 20 years earlier. Those goals include producing 40 percent of the district’s energy needs from on-site renewable sources.

EDF Finances Rebounded In 2018

Nuclear Power - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 14:05
French nuclear power utility EDF, majority owned by the French government, said that end-of-year results for 2018 exceeded market forecasts for the company with a gross operating surplus of 11 percent.(read more)

Iberdrola's profits boosted by new capacity

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 11:07
Increases in wind power capacity and production boosted profits for Iberdrola's renewables business in 2018, according to the developer's full-year results.
Categories: Wind Power

Three companies join forces to bid for Dunkirk offshore wind farm

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 20:06

Total, Orsted, and Elicio have announced the creation of an industrial consortium to submit a joint bid for the Dunkirk offshore wind farm project, with a generating capacity of up to 600 MW.

Genex reaches agreement to commence early works on 250-MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 16:45

Genex Power Limited announces it has entered into an agreement with the joint venture of McConnell Dowell/John Holland (MDJH-JV) to immediately commence an early works program on the 250-MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project (K2-Hydro) at Genex’s Renewable Energy Hub at Kidston in North Queensland.

Vattenfall and Eneco repower Dutch site

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 15:36
Vattenfall and Eneco have completed repowering a wind farm on the Dutch coast, nearly doubling its capacity to 50.4MW.
Categories: Wind Power

Residential PV + batteries as wholesale energy market suppliers are just the ‘tip of the spear’

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 15:15
Last week, Sunrun announced that its bid to supply 20 MW of residential solar + storage capacity into the New England ISO Forward Capacity Market for 2022-2023 was approved. According to Chris Rauscher, Director of Policy and Storage Market Strategy for Sunrun, this is not a pilot project or an experiment in any way.

India, Argentina, Renew MOU On Nuclear Projects

Nuclear Power - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 15:04
Leaders from India and Argentina on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that outlines continued cooperation on domestic nuclear power projects, including the willingness to assist each other on building plants in another country.(read more)

Saft deploying energy storage system to Bermuda

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 15:03

The deal calls for Saft to deliver a turnkey order for up to 10 MW capacity for spinning reserves and frequency response to maintain grid stability.