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  • Canada’s 824-MW Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Generating Station released for service

    The 824-MW Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Generating Station, part of the Lower Churchill Project, is complete and has been released to the Newfoundland and Labrador System Operator (NLSO) for service. Muskrat Falls Corporation received notice of acceptance of the commissioning certificate by the independent engineer, who provides oversight on behalf of the federal government, on Nov.…

  • Solar advocates, Duke Energy reach net metering agreement in North Carolina

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip Duke Energy and solar industry stakeholders have reached an agreement on net metering policy in North Carolina that will help expand distributed solar generation and benefit utility customers, the parties announced Tuesday. The Solar Energy Industries Association, the primary lobbying group for the industry, commended the years-long process to craft an agreement with…

  • Maryland is now home to the largest rooftop community solar project in the U.S.

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip A 9.2-megawatt solar array on the roof of a commercial warehouse in Maryland is now the largest rooftop community solar project in the U.S. Summit Ridge Energy hosted a ribbon cutting Tuesday for the project, which it operates and jointly owns along with climate investment firm Hannon Armstrong. Located in Carroll County, Maryland,…

  • Texas company uses Bitcoin mines powered by renewables to stabilize the grid

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip In September, Lancium broke ground on its first Clean Campus — a 325 MW bitcoin mining data center in Fort Stockton, Texas with an expected full-scale operation target of Q4 2022. (Courtesy: Lancium) A Texas-based energy technology firm has raised $150 million to develop Bitcoin mining campuses powered by renewable energy sources. Lancium’s…

  • Renewables account for 20% of U.S. electricity generation through Q3 2021

    Washington DC — Driven by strong solar and wind power growth, electrical generation by renewable energy sources (i.e., also including biomass, geothermal, hydropower) accounted for 20.45% of total U.S. production during the first three-quarters of 2021, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of new data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).  The latest issue of EIA’s “Electric…

  • Access the latest robotic technologies at the Robotics for Inspection & Maintenance Summit

    The Robotics for Inspection & Maintenance Summit will take place on December 8-9, 2021. This 2-day virtual event is designed to provide valuable insight to create and execute effective strategies that adapt to the ever-changing challenges faced in inspection and maintenance operations. It brings together asset owners, robotics & UAS inspection service providers, robotics maintenance…

  • Biden admin. approves New York’s first offshore wind farm

    Follow @EngelsAngle</scrip New York’s first offshore wind project could begin construction as soon as January of next year, according to its developers, after receiving approval from the Biden administration last week. South Fork Wind, a 132-megawatt project to be located 19 miles southeast of Block Island, Rhode Island, has received its Record of Decision from…

  • Massachusetts’ new efficiency plan puts a priority on underserved communities

    By Sarah Shemkus, Energy News Network The state’s latest three-year energy efficiency plan would include new provisions to increase outreach and expand program eligibility for lower-income households and residents of color. Massachusetts’ new three-year energy efficiency plan would substantially increase efforts to lower energy costs and improve health and comfort for lower-income households and residents…

  • Hitachi Energy and Denmark’s Clever partner on EVs, renewables, and storage

    A new partnership aims to ensure that Denmark is able to power its electric vehicles (EVs) with 100% renewable electricity 24/7 and to leverage EVs and battery storage to expand renewables’ use for grid stability. In 2020, the Danish government announced a plan to have 775,000 EVs or hybrid vehicles on its roads by 2030.…

  • Quick fix: Why FERC should approve the SOO Green transmission project

    PJM and its market monitor never agree, but they agree on the topic of treating SOO Green as an external capacity. SOO Green is a High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) merchant transmission project that aims to bring Midwest renewable resources to PJM. SOO Green’s uniqueness is that it is all underground and uses the Canadian…