Post Tagged with: "utility"

Florida utility retires another coal plant, while adding four new solar plants

Florida utility retires another coal plant, while adding four new solar plants

January 8, 2018 at 11:39 am 0 comments

Florida’s much needed solar revolution continues as Florida Power & Light Co. will be retiring one of the state’s largest coal-fired power plants and opening of four new solar power plants comprised of more than 1 million solar panels. This news is in line with the ignored findings on theRead More

Solar and wind energy could make up 17 percent of installed capacity by 2020

Solar and wind energy could make up 17 percent of installed capacity by 2020

January 5, 2018 at 10:45 am 0 comments

In the latest issue of its Energy Infrastructure Update (with data through November 30, 2017), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) notes that proposed net additions to generating capacity by utility-scale wind and solar could total 115,984 megawatts (MW) by December 2020 – effectively doubling their current installed capacity ofRead More

Transparent utility data key factor in grid modernization, says new SEIA paper

Transparent utility data key factor in grid modernization, says new SEIA paper

August 2, 2017 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

Earlier this week we noted that SEPA was looking for opinions concerning the evolving role of utilities in this increasingly distributed generation world. Right on cue, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released the second paper in a series on grid modernization that tackles the need for improved distribution planning and operations.Read More

OpenADR Alliance tries to improve demand response standards

OpenADR Alliance tries to improve demand response standards

June 27, 2017 at 9:13 am Comments are Disabled

The success of our energy future might depend on the openness / collaboration of the stakeholders involved in this brave new distributed energy resource world. This is why the OpenADR Alliance is expanding the scope of its automated demand response standard to include advanced communications for distributed energy resources (DER).Read More

Case study: A better energy projection leads to more financing for Pacifico Energy

Case study: A better energy projection leads to more financing for Pacifico Energy

March 7, 2017 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

When developing a utility-scale solar PV project, accurately projecting the site’s power output is crucial. For its 33 MW Kumenan PV project in Japan, Pacifico Energy experimented with publicly available data before seeking a more precise measurement solution. After implementing SRA Systems from Renewable NRG Systems (RNRG)—a leading designer andRead More

Utilities are dramatically increasing investments in distributed energy

Utilities are dramatically increasing investments in distributed energy

March 6, 2017 at 11:28 am 1 comment

Investment in distributed energy companies has tripled in value in North America and Europe since 2010, and over $1 billion in investment has come in 2016 alone. GTM Research just released a study, Utility Investments in Distributed Energy: Trends Among North American and European Utilities, that illustrates the substantive capitalRead More

New tool from Eaton to ease utility integration of distributed energy resources

New tool from Eaton to ease utility integration of distributed energy resources

February 17, 2017 at 1:37 pm 1 comment

Power management company Eaton launched a new software tool designed to help utilities of all sizes efficiently and accurately integrate distributed energy resources without adversely impacting reliability and power quality. The Integration Capacity Analysis module is one of the latest additions to Eaton’s CYMETM software platform that provides customized electricalRead More

Solar hits No. 1 source of new electric generating additions, doubles own install record in 2016

Solar hits No. 1 source of new electric generating additions, doubles own install record in 2016

February 15, 2017 at 9:29 am 2 comments

The solar industry will continue to be tough to ignore politically if it keeps posting numbers like this: the United States solar market nearly doubled its annual record, topping out at 14,625 MW of solar PV installed in 2016, according to a sneak peek at the U.S. Solar Market InsightRead More

Check out the largest PV plant in Hawaii (Exosun trackers commissioned)

Check out the largest PV plant in Hawaii (Exosun trackers commissioned)

February 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Exosun, worldwide leading supplier of advanced, cost-effective solar tracking solutions for ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) plants, has successfully commissioned its solar trackers on the 40 MWp EE Waianae Solar Project in Hawaii. The Waianae solar plant, developed by Eurus Energy America, with project design and construction by REC Solar, situated inRead More

DTE's new solar arrays in Lapeer, MI will be part of this program when they are commissioned this spring. With nearly 200,000 panels, the solar installation is the largest in Michigan.

DTE Energy promotes new solar energy program to its customers

February 8, 2017 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

DTE Energy customers will soon be able to reduce their carbon footprint while supporting clean energy sources. Starting in April, customers will have the opportunity to buy more of their power from wind and solar farms – two of the most affordable clean energy sources available – through MIGreenPower. “UntilRead More