APA and Conservative Texans for Energy Innovation (CTEI) Host Forum of Experts on Texas Blackouts

In response to the unprecedented 254 county weather emergency in Texas and the subsequent loss of power to millions of Texans, The Advanced Power Alliance and Conservative Texans for Energy Innovation today hosted a forum of energy experts to assess two very important questions: What went wrong in Texas and what should we do aboutContinue reading “APA and Conservative Texans for Energy Innovation (CTEI) Host Forum of Experts on Texas Blackouts”

Statement: Texas Should Lead On Energy, Not Politicize ERCOT’s Winter Freeze

Statement from Jeff Clark, President of the Advanced Power Alliance: The extraordinary storm we’ve endured this week is the winter storm of the century, and the widespread power outages it triggered are a tragedy that has touched us all. Every type of power generator has been affected — and every segment is working diligently toContinue reading “Statement: Texas Should Lead On Energy, Not Politicize ERCOT’s Winter Freeze”

Boiling Springs starts Commercial Operation as RWE US First Onshore Wind Farm in Oklahoma

Completion of 148-megawatt project expands RWE U.S. onshore wind capacity  Offtake secured with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. for 120 megawatts  First RWE project in state and Southwest Power Pool is 26th U.S. wind farm for company  The RWE Renewables portfolio in North America continues to expand as Boiling Springs, a 148-megawatt (MW) project, locatedContinue reading “Boiling Springs starts Commercial Operation as RWE US First Onshore Wind Farm in Oklahoma”

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”

Halliburton Delivers First Successful Grid-Powered Fracturing Operation

Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) today announced it has successfully deployed the industry’s first electric grid-powered fracturing operation. The job, being performed on several pads for Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE: XEC) in the Permian basin, started in November. To date, Halliburton has completed almost 340 stages across multiple wells using utility-powered electric frac pumps that demonstratedContinue reading “Halliburton Delivers First Successful Grid-Powered Fracturing Operation”

Canadian Solar Subsidiary Recurrent Energy Completes Sale of 144 MWac Pflugerville Solar Project in Travis County, Texas to Duke Energy Renewables

Project Will Provide Low Cost Solar Power to Austin Energy Customers. Canadian Solar Inc. (“Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Recurrent Energy, completed the sale of the 144 MWac Pflugerville Solar project to Duke Energy Renewables, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK). The project is under construction in Travis County, Texas and is expected toContinue reading “Canadian Solar Subsidiary Recurrent Energy Completes Sale of 144 MWac Pflugerville Solar Project in Travis County, Texas to Duke Energy Renewables”

Ameren Missouri Takes Largest Step Yet Toward Net-Zero Carbon Goal With Acquisition of its First Wind Energy Center in Northeast Missouri

Customers now receiving more clean energy than ever before. Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE), has closed on the acquisition of the company’s first wind energy center, a 400-megawatt (MW) project in northeast Missouri. The purchase of the High Prairie Renewable Energy Center in Adair and Schuyler counties is the first of two planned investments in Missouri-based wind generation,Continue reading “Ameren Missouri Takes Largest Step Yet Toward Net-Zero Carbon Goal With Acquisition of its First Wind Energy Center in Northeast Missouri”

EDF Renewables North America Signs Power Purchase Agreement with BASF for Solar Energy

EDF Renewables North America today announced the Space City Solar Project is progressing with critical development milestones having signed the first tranche of 55 megawatts (MWac) / 73 MWdc to BASF through a Power Purchase Agreement.  The Project’s total capacity is up to 345 MWac / 455 MWdc.  Space City Solar, located in Wharton County, Texas, is expected to commenceContinue reading “EDF Renewables North America Signs Power Purchase Agreement with BASF for Solar Energy”

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 reserveContinue 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”