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Hawaii PUC approves solar plus storage DER-based virtual power plant

Swell Energy, Inc. today announced that the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved its $25 million contract with Hawaiian Electric for the delivery of various grid services through an aggregated “virtual power plant” (VPP) on three...

The first rule of connecting DERs: Keep it simple

There’s an under-discussed barrier to the growth of DERs on homes — utilities struggle with interconnection. The technical act of connecting a home to solar and grid power is surprisingly difficult — it is time-consuming, expensive, and complicated.

Morgan Stanley sees promise in resilient microgrids, takes stake in SolMicroGrid

Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Energy Partners (MSEP), part of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, announced today that they have completed an investment in Alpharetta, Georgia-based SolMicroGrid to help support the growth of SolMicroGrid’s...

Groundbreaking QUEST project could save UK utilities more than £250M

Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) said yesterday that it has been selected to provide active network management for flexibility management in the groundbreaking QUEST project in partnership with Electricity North West, National Grid Electricity System...

Utility-consumer balance at issue in Georgia PSC runoff

Incumbent Republican Lauren “Bubba” McDonald, who has been on the utility regulator for 22 years, is trying to win a fourth six-year term. But McDonald fell short of a majority in November and was forced into a Tuesday runoff by Democrat Daniel Blackman, who's trying to break into what's now an exclusively Republican club on the five-seat body.
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Consent granted for the UK’s largest battery energy storage project

By Nicholas Nhede Edinburgh-headquartered independent energy company InterGen has been granted consent for the UK’s largest battery energy storage project. The project is more than ten times the size of the UK’s largest operational battery project...
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2.2-MW solar project to deliver low-cost renewable energy to Vermonters

Last Thursday, Vermont Public Power Supply Authority (VPPSA) and Encore Renewable Energy announced that the 2.2-megawatt (MW) Lawrence Brook Solar project is now supplying renewable energy to the grid in Morrisville, Vermont. The new solar...
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In Chicago, ‘charging deserts’ part of racial divide on electric vehicles

By Audrey Henderson Public charging stations are most heavily concentrated in the city’s more affluent neighborhoods, creating a chicken/egg scenario for electric car adoption While electric vehicles are relatively uncommon in Chicago, city officials expect their...

Solar + storage project in the works for Grand Rapids Public Utilities

US Solar and Minnesota Power announced that they have entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for a solar-plus-storage project in the City of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. This project is the result of collaboration...

Brief: Construction begins on largest solar and storage system in the Caribbean

Energy storage company Leclanché, the government of St. Kitts and Nevis, and the state-owned St. Kitts Electric Company (SKELEC) announced that they broke ground yesterday on what they say will be the largest solar...