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Hawaiian Electric hits RPS mandate early, uses nearly 35% renewable energy in 2020

Driven by higher solar energy and wind production and lower consumer demand, Hawaiian Electric said that achieved a 34.5 percent consolidated renewable portfolio standard (RPS) in 2020. The 34.5 percent is the consolidated RPS for...

MISO report concludes upwards of 50% renewables is achievable with coordinated stakeholder action

Yesterday, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) published the Renewable Integration Impact Assessment (RIIA), an analysis that evaluates increasing amounts of wind and solar resources within the MISO grid and the broader bulk electric...

50-MW Mexican wind farm using battery storage to help meet grid code requirements

The technology group Wärtsilä said last week that it has been contracted to provide a project-critical energy storage system for the 50-MW-Eolica Coromuel, S. de R. L (ECO) Wind Farm in La Paz, Mexico....
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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...

Wind energy, liquid gas projects move forward in New Jersey

Wind energy companies proposed projects off New Jersey's ocean coast Thursday, as an environmental group vowed to appeal approval of a hotly contested liquefied natural gas terminal on the Delaware River.

Mayflower Wind to use Burns & McDonnell expertise for substation and cabling

Burns & McDonnell announced today that it has been awarded the onshore Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for an offshore wind project with Mayflower Wind Energy LLC, a joint venture of Shell and Ocean Winds. Burns & McDonnell will also provide market engagement support for Mayflower’s project.

PGE and NextEra advance innovative hybrid project that combines wind, solar and batteries

Portland General Electric (PGE) Company this week announced the start of commercial power generation at the Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility in Eastern Oregon. Wheatridge is a joint project of PGE and a subsidiary of NextEra Energy...

From the Editor: Now more than ever, hospitals must be resilient

It's been a tough year. Our lives have been tremendously altered because of a global pandemic that has taken almost 1.5 million human souls globally"and it isn't over yet. It's been a tough year for...

As offshore wind scales globally, developers should be wary of construction contract risks

The offshore wind sector has reasons to be cheerful, with Joe Biden's win in the US presidential election providing further good news for the sector.  This follows Boris Johnson's pledge last month that offshore...

NJ commits to wind energy for 3.2M, eyes onshore sites

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey formally committed itself Wednesday to using offshore wind energy to power 3.2 million homes and will study the best ways to get that electricity from ocean turbines...