The POWER Interview: Ameresco’s CEO on Efficiency, Renewables, and Resilience

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 19:24:42 +0000

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The present and future of power generation is and will be driven by new technologies, those designed to increase the efficient use of electricity while limiting emissions and supporting resiliency. It’s a challenging time for those in energy. Developing solutions to solve issues in the power sector involves navigating an uncertain and ever-changing regulatory landscape, […]

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Smart Neighborhood Wins Smart Grid Award

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 04:07:00 +0000

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Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhood integrates a microgrid into a community filled with high-performance homes containing energy-efficient systems and connected appliances. The innovative initiative, which

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Power Project Provides Shelter from the Storm

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 04:05:00 +0000

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Dozens of microgrids are deployed at schools across Puerto Rico, bringing reliable, resilient power to the island. The project, featuring solar plus storage, is an important part of the region’s recovery

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Record-Low Solar Prices Drive Middle East Projects

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 04:01:00 +0000

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Abu Dhabi Power Corp. (ADPower) in late April announced what it called the lowest-ever cost-competitive tariff for a solar photovoltaic (PV) project, a few months after a project in Dubai made that claim for

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IRS Grants Wind and Solar Sectors Critical COVID-19 Reprieves

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 14:57:02 +0000

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The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has granted a one-year extension of the continuity safe harbor, providing much-needed relief for many wind developers, which, crippled by pandemic-related delays, were racing to complete projects before crucial tax incentives expired at the end of this year.  In its May 27–issued Notice 2020-41, the IRS essentially modified prior […]

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With Vogtle Completion in Sight, Southern Company Targets Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 13:26:44 +0000

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Fresh off the announcement that the final module for Vogtle Unit 3 was placed at the nuclear expansion project in Georgia, Southern Company said on May 27 that it was setting “a long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.” The announcement was made during Southern Company’s annual stockholders meeting, which […]

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Data Tool Shows Pandemic’s Impact on Power Prices

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 10:04:50 +0000

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A clean energy valuation and risk analytics company said that low demand for energy during the COVID-19 pandemic, along with low prices for natural gas and strong power generation from renewable energy resources, has brought unprecedented low prices for electricity in multiple U.S. markets.  REsurety said its Renewable Energy Market Analytics Platform (REmap) shows that […]

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Failed Michigan Dam Had Longstanding Spillway Deficiencies

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 21 May 2020 13:19:39 +0000

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The Edenville dam, which failed on March 19 flooding Midland, Michigan, and forcing as many as 10,000 residents to evacuate their homes, had its license revoked by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Sept. 10, 2018, due to a “longstanding failure to increase the project’s spillway capacity to safely pass flood flows,” among other […]

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IEA: Renewables Showing Resiliency Despite Serious COVID Disruptions

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 20 May 2020 13:34:32 +0000

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Renewable power sources will mark their first annual decline in new additions in 20 years, owing to delays in construction activity, supply chain disruptions, lockdown and social distancing measures, and emerging financing challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this, the sector has showed “impressive” resilience, said the International Energy Agency (IEA) in a new […]

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Latest EIA Report Predicts Renewables In US Will Outpace Coal For All Of 2020

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Fri, 15 May 2020 17:15:37 +0000

EIA May short term energy forecastThe EIA predicts renewables will supply more electricity to the US grid than coal for the balance of this year. The trend for renewables is up. The trend for coal is down and getting worse.

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