Wind Was There: Texas Windpower Delivered During ERCOT’s Winter Weather Event

Wind turbines are designed to operate over a wide range of temperatures. When faced with extreme winter weather, wind turbines that are optimized for operations in hot climates, such as Texas, can experience outages, just like other forms electric power generation.  Like every other generation resource during the February 2021 extreme winter weather event (aContinue reading “Wind Was There: Texas Windpower Delivered During ERCOT’s Winter Weather Event”

APA Releases Transmission Study: Least-Cost Optimal Expansion of the ERCOT Grid

The Advanced Power Alliance today released a new study titled, “Least-Cost Optimal Expansion of the ERCOT Grid“, researched and published by the research team at IdeaSmiths, LLC. This analysis built and utilized a generation capacity expansion model of the ERCOT power grid to assess how the transmission system would need to evolve to deliver theContinue reading “APA Releases Transmission Study: Least-Cost Optimal Expansion of the ERCOT Grid”

ERCOT Report Shows Increasing Reserves in Coming Years

Accelerated utility-scale solar growth boosts reserve margins. New generation resources, including a significant amount of utility-scale solar, continue to be added to the ERCOT region at a rapid pace, resulting in higher planning reserve margins over the next several years. ERCOT today released its December Capacity, Demand and Reserves (CDR) Report, which includes planning reserve marginsContinue reading “ERCOT Report Shows Increasing Reserves in Coming Years”

Ørsted Takes Final Investment Decision on Old 300 Solar Center, a 430MWAC Solar PV Project Located Near Houston

Ørsted has taken final investment decision on the Old 300 Solar Center, which is located in Fort Bend County, 40 miles from Houston, Texas, and is expected to come online in Q2 2022.  Over the past year, Ørsted has significantly increased its solar portfolio and with the addition of Old 300, now has 1.1 GWContinue reading “Ørsted Takes Final Investment Decision on Old 300 Solar Center, a 430MWAC Solar PV Project Located Near Houston”

EDF Renewables North America Signs Virtual Power Purchase Agreement with Nucor Corporation

DIEGO (Nov. 13, 2020): EDF Renewables North America and Nucor Corporation, a diversified steel and steel products company, today announced the signing of a 15-year Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) for 250 megawatts (MWac) of solar energy in Texas. The project, selected by Nucor under a competitive RFP process, is expected to begin delivering cleanContinue reading “EDF Renewables North America Signs Virtual Power Purchase Agreement with Nucor Corporation”

APA Calls on Lawmakers and Regulators to Expand Economic Opportunity With Infrastructure

APA Vice President Mark Yates: “Critical Infrastructure and Clean Energy Can Save the Midwest Economy“ Americans are proud of the resilience that runs through our veins. As a nation, we have persevered through monumental challenges, often achieving what seemed impossible in order to overcome adversity, protect our liberties and way of life, and to createContinue reading “APA Calls on Lawmakers and Regulators to Expand Economic Opportunity With Infrastructure”

New Polling Highlights Broad Public Support for Renewable Energy Across America’s Sun Belt

A series of recent polls released by the Advanced Power Alliance (APA) shows strong public support for the continued growth of renewable energy development across America’s “Sun Belt”. For the purposes of this research, APA focused on eight states including portion of the area including the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee,Continue reading “New Polling Highlights Broad Public Support for Renewable Energy Across America’s Sun Belt”

Economic Study of Texas Renewables Investment Highlights Massive Benefit to Rural Communities

Energy and economic analysts IdeaSmiths recently released The Economic Impact of Renewable Energy in Rural Texas – a report commissioned by Conservative Texans for Energy Innovation and Powering Texas – which examined the economic development, tax, and landowner impacts of utility scale renewable energy development in Texas. The findings of the research showed that the financial impacts of these developments are positive,Continue reading “Economic Study of Texas Renewables Investment Highlights Massive Benefit to Rural Communities”

Electric Vehicle Interim Study at the Oklahoma State Capitol Sheds Light on Oklahoma’s Growth Potential in the Automotive Industry

EVs are an opportunity for the state to innovate and improve a broken tax system. On Thursday, September 10, 2020, the House Transportation Committee heard from industry experts on the future of electric vehicles and the many ways Oklahoma can capitalize on the rapidly growing industry.  “As the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the OklahomaContinue reading “Electric Vehicle Interim Study at the Oklahoma State Capitol Sheds Light on Oklahoma’s Growth Potential in the Automotive Industry”

Clean Energy Groups Applaud MISO/SPP Moving Forward on Needed Transmission Development

Washington D.C. (September 14, 2020) – The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), along with regional partners Clean Grid Alliance (CGA) and Advanced Power Alliance (APA), applaud the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) and Southwest Power Pool (SPP) for agreeing to move forward on a significant joint transmission planning effort on the seam between their two footprints. TheContinue reading “Clean Energy Groups Applaud MISO/SPP Moving Forward on Needed Transmission Development”