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”

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”

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”

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”

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 ofContinue reading “Economic Study of Texas Renewables Investment Highlights Massive Benefit to Rural Communities”

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”

APA Member Enel X Partners with Uber to Support Zero-Emission EV Driving in the U.S. through New JuiceEco Product

● Enel X and Uber team up to offer drivers who use the Uber platform access to 100% clean driving through Enel X’s new product, JuiceEco ● Through the partnership drivers will receive special savings on JuiceBox smart home chargers and free access to Enel X’s new JuiceEco package that provides Green-e® Certified Renewable Energy Certificates ● JuiceEcoContinue reading “APA Member Enel X Partners with Uber to Support Zero-Emission EV Driving in the U.S. through New JuiceEco Product”

Pattern Energy Closes Financing and Starts Construction of Phoenix Solar Project in Texas

Fannin County, Texas – Pattern Energy Group LP (“Pattern Energy”) announced today it has successfully completed financing and started construction of its 105 MWdc Phoenix Solar Project located in Fannin County, Texas. ING Capital LLC provided construction and term project financing and tax equity was provided by RBC Community Investments (RBC), a subsidiary of RBC.Continue reading “Pattern Energy Closes Financing and Starts Construction of Phoenix Solar Project in Texas”

APA Member Ørsted Completes Sage Draw Wind Project

The 338MW Texas wind farm reaches commercial operation. Ørsted has completed its Sage Draw Wind project, a 338MW wind farm that straddles Garza and Lynn Counties in Texas. The 120-wind turbine project will have the capacity to meet the annual electricity needs of 120,000 American homes. Sage Draw Wind brings Ørsted’s onshore operational installed capacityContinue reading “APA Member Ørsted Completes Sage Draw Wind Project”