How a Major Resort Owner Manages Its Power [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:46:21 +0000

MGM Resorts International took a bold step in 2016 when it ended its energy-buying relationship with NV Energy and instead chose to purchase electricity from private providers. The company’s decision was driven by a desire to slash bills and boost renewables. Henry Shields, executive director of finance and analysis in the Corporate Sustainability division of […]

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POWER Notebook: ‘Coal on Way Out’, Theme Parks Embrace Renewables

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2019 16:13:55 +0000

The chief executive of Vistra Energy Corp. last week said coal is not likely to regain market share in the U.S. power market. Curtis Morgan, in a panel discussion March 14 at the CERAWeek event in Houston, Texas, said “coal is on its way out. More and more plants are being retired.” It’s not the […]

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APS Will Add 850 MW of Battery Storage to Solar Plants

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2019 18:05:06 +0000

Arizona’s largest utility wants to support its renewable power portfolio by adding as much as 850 MW of battery storage capacity to its solar power plants by 2025. Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) made the announcement February 21. Don Brandt, the utility’s chairman and CEO, in a statement said, “Arizona is already a national leader […]

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Prepare for More Distributed Energy Resources [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2019 23:38:36 +0000

Paul DeCotis, senior director in West Monroe Partners’ Energy and Utilities practice, was a guest on The POWER Podcast. West Monroe, in partnership with Greentech Media, conducted a survey of more than 1,700 utility customers, 140 utility executives and managers, and more than two dozen regulators in major markets across North America. Its findings were […]

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Hydrogen Energy Gains Steam

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2019 05:00:21 +0000

Interest in hydrogen-powered fuel cells for transportation and machinery applications appears to have kicked up of late, with several companies announcing major developments. Hydrogen Batteries for Spanish Port. The Port of Valencia in Spain in January said it is readying to implement a planned €4 million pilot project to power container-manipulating machinery with hydrogen batteries. The […]

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DERMS Technology Part of Australia’s Push for Renewables

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0000

A new distributed energy resources management system (DERMS) is being deployed in Western Australia, designed to manage distributed energy resources (DERs) across nearly 1 million square miles, with a focus on

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Community Solar Power Offers the ‘Best of Both Worlds’ [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2019 15:26:24 +0000

Laura Stern, co-founder and president of Nautilus Solar Energy, was a guest on The POWER Podcast. Founded in 2006, Nautilus is a leading acquirer, developer, and operator of community solar projects. During the past five months, the company has acquired community solar projects in Minnesota, Massachusetts, New York, Maryland, and Rhode Island. Community solar refers […]

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Colorado Co-op Amps Up Solar Generation

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2019 18:35:08 +0000

Colorado-based Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, a group cited by analysts for its high wholesale power costs and its reliance on coal-fired units, on Jan. 11 announced a 100-MW project that will more than double its solar power portfolio. Tri-State in a news release said the Spanish Peaks Solar Project near Trinidad, Colo., will be […]

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Large Solar Projects Come Online in Hawaii, Florida

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 17:55:58 +0000

Two large solar power projects—located more than 4,600 miles apart—recently came online in the U.S., providing service in Florida and Hawaii. Duke Energy on Jan. 8 announced its 74.9-MW Hamilton Solar Power Plant was online. The installation in Jasper, Fla., is part of the company’s plan to build or acquire at least 700 MW of […]

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Innovative Microgrid Will Power Finnish Distribution Center

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 04:59:00 +0000

A distribution center in Finland is installing what is being called the country’s largest industrial microgrid, a system that will use 100% renewable energy. The system is being built by Schneider Electric

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