Texas Governor Greg Abbott Recognizes Clean Energy Week

September 12, 2019 — Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued a state proclamation recognizing September 23-27, 2019 as Clean Energy Week in his home state. In the proclamation, Gov. Abbott notes that across Texas “clean and abundant forms of energy are powering more homes and businesses than ever before,” and encourages Texans to support the state’s clean energy […]

Three Regional Utilities Announce Decision to Join Southwest Power Pool market

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, and the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) announced Sept. 9 their decision to join Southwest Power Pool’s (SPP) Western Energy Imbalance Service (WEIS) market. When SPP launches the WEIS in February 2021, it will become the market administrator for these and potentially […]

Ares Management and Apex Clean Energy Announce Aviator Wind East’s Power Purchase Agreement with Facebook

Ares Management Corporation’s (NYSE: ARES) Infrastructure and Power strategy and Apex Clean Energy announced today that Aviator Wind East, an approximately 200 MW portion of the 525 MW Aviator Wind project located in Coke County, Texas, has executed a renewable power purchase agreement with Facebook. Aviator Wind will be the largest single-phase wind project in […]

ERCOT – Growth of Utility-Scale Solar Resources in the ERCOT Region

The following information was shared by ERCOT at this link. Growth of Utility-Scale Solar Resources in the ERCOT Region While utility-scale solar development has been less compared to wind development in the ERCOT region, it is beginning to gain traction. Today there is nearly 1,500 MW of installed utility-scale solar capacity in ERCOT , out […]

Tulsa World – Business Viewpoint: Oklahoma is a Leader in Nation’s Clean Energy Revolution

An energy revolution is underway, and Oklahoma is leading the nation in clean, cheap homegrown power. In only 15 years, Oklahoma has successfully recruited more than $20 billion in investment from the wind and solar power industry. Wind energy already meets 36% of Oklahoma’s daily electrical needs, sustaining jobs and investing millions in school districts […]

Toyota To Reduce Emissions From North American Operations By Up To Forty Percent

Company will enter Virtual Power Purchase Agreements to fund production of solar and wind energy Launching later this year, agreements will reduce emissions from Toyota’s carbon footprint in North America PLANO, Texas, July 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) is committing to aggressively reduce its carbon output in the United States by entering into Virtual Power […]

Duke Energy Renewables Acquires 200-MW Holstein Solar Project in Texas from 8minute Solar Energy

Once complete, it will be the largest solar project in Duke Energy Renewables’ fleet Project will power the equivalent of 40,000 homes Duke Energy Renewables, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), is expanding its solar energy portfolio by acquiring the 200-MW Holstein solar project from 8minute Solar Energy. The project, located in Nolan County, Texas, will […]

Enel Green Power Will Fuel Oreo-Maker Mondelēz International with Green Energy in the United States

Enel Green Power signed with Mondelēz International a 12-year power purchase agreement under which the food company will buy the energy delivered to the grid by a 65 MW portion of the Roadrunner PV plant.  The renewable energy purchased from Enel Green Power is enough to produce over 50% of all the Oreos consumed in […]

Advanced Power Alliance Board of Directors Selects 2019-2020 Officers

At its annual meeting in Austin, Texas today, the board of directors of the Advanced Power Alliance elected officers to lead the organization in its important work during the 2019-2020 Strategic Year ahead. Officers were elected unanimously and reflect the diverse geographic, industry, and policy priorities of the APA members. The APA is the leading […]

Advanced Power Alliance Recognizes Texas State Representative Jim Murphy as “Texas Energy Champion”

June 25, 2019 – Advanced Power Alliance President Jeff Clark and American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Vice President Susan Sloan presented the “Texas Energy Champion” award to Texas State Representative Jim Murphy (District 133 – West Houston) at a meeting in Houston this morning. The award was presented by the APA and AWEA in recognition […]

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