Who’s Purchasing Renewable Energy in Texas?

While Texas isn’t the leader in renewable energy on a percentage or per capita basis, it has the largest installed base of wind power and one of the top installed bases of solar power in the United States. Most often, the investments made in renewable power generation are made backed by a “power purchase agreement“Continue reading “Who’s Purchasing Renewable Energy in Texas?”

Judd Messer Joins Advanced Power Alliance as Texas Vice President

Today, The Advanced Power Alliance (“APA”) named Judd Messer as Texas Vice President. In this role, Messer will oversee the advocacy efforts of APA at the State Legislature, the Public Utility Commission, ERCOT, and other relevant state agencies.  Before joining APA, Messer worked for multiple Texas state legislators, including three sessions as Chief of StaffContinue reading Judd Messer Joins Advanced Power Alliance as Texas Vice President

As Texas Energy Demand Increases, Enel Green Power Installs More Renewable and Energy Storage Capacity

Enel Green Power has completed its first large-scale hybrid wind project globally, Azure Sky wind + storage, featuring 350 MW of wind capacity and 136.5 MW/204.6 MWh of storage capacity. In addition, the company will add 57 MW/85.7 MWh of new battery storage capacity at its largest operating projects in Texas, Roadrunner solar and HighContinue reading “As Texas Energy Demand Increases, Enel Green Power Installs More Renewable and Energy Storage Capacity”

Grain Belt Express Announces Expansion, Increases Energy Savings and Local Delivery

Responding to Regional Market Demand and State Leaders’ Calls,Project Changes Will Deliver More Power and Energy Savings to Missouri, Benefitting Consumers Throughout Midwest (From Invenergy) Invenergy Transmission, the company developing the Grain Belt Express transmission line project, announced a series of planned project enhancements today in response to strong regional demand for access to affordable,Continue reading “Grain Belt Express Announces Expansion, Increases Energy Savings and Local Delivery”

Op-Ed: It’s time for ERCOT to Beef Up Grid Capacity Now

Texas needs new transmission lines to deliver affordable, reliable electricity. By Suzi McClellan and Jeff Clark. Suzi McClellan was public counsel of the Office of Public Utility Counsel and an ERCOT board member under Texas governors George W. Bush and Rick Perry. Jeff Clark is president of the Advanced Power Alliance. This opinion piece ranContinue reading “Op-Ed: It’s time for ERCOT to Beef Up Grid Capacity Now”

APA Urges US Secretary of Commerce Raimondo to Resolve Uncertainty Surrounding Solar Tariffs, End Inquiry

“We are deeply concerned by a self-interested request for country-wide circumvention inquiries brought by Auxin Solar, which covers crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) products imported from Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia. If enacted, new tariffs will stymie the essential and broadly beneficial energy transition while imposing extraordinarily detrimental impacts on American power consumers, renewable energy projectContinue reading “APA Urges US Secretary of Commerce Raimondo to Resolve Uncertainty Surrounding Solar Tariffs, End Inquiry”

Daimler Truck North America, NextEra Energy Resources and BlackRock Renewable Power Announce Plans To Accelerate Public Charging Infrastructure For Commercial Vehicles Across The U.S.

From PRNewsWire Daimler Truck North America LLC (DTNA), NextEra Energy Resources, LLC and BlackRock Renewable Power (BlackRock) today announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to lay the foundation for a proposed joint venture (JV) to design, develop, install and operate a nationwide, high-performance charging network for medium- and heavy-duty battery electricContinue reading “Daimler Truck North America, NextEra Energy Resources and BlackRock Renewable Power Announce Plans To Accelerate Public Charging Infrastructure For Commercial Vehicles Across The U.S.”

APA on Biden Administration Solar Tariffs: “It’s time to end this investigation and let America’s energy producers get to work.”

Jeff Clark, President of the Advanced Power Alliance, released the following statement on the Biden Administration’s decision to initiate a new circumvention case that could lead to new tariffs on solar panels and photovoltaic cells assembled by trading partners in Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam: “The heartbreaking events in Ukraine over the last month have showcased aContinue reading “APA on Biden Administration Solar Tariffs: “It’s time to end this investigation and let America’s energy producers get to work.””

Ørsted Completes Onshore Wind Farm Haystack Wind in Nebraska

The 298 MW wind farm is Ørsted’s first onshore project using 5 MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbines and brings the company’s US onshore wind and solar capacity in operation above 3 GW. Located in Wayne County, Nebraska, Haystack Wind utilizes existing interconnection infrastructure in Southwest Power Pool (SPP) North from Ørsted’s 230 MW onshore windContinue reading “Ørsted Completes Onshore Wind Farm Haystack Wind in Nebraska”