2020 Outlook: Renewables, resilience and reliability needs will drive storage

Utility Dive | January 21, 2020 Falling battery costs, increasing renewables on the grid and a focus on resilience and reliability will continue to drive growth in the energy storage sector in 2020. Storage has had a good year, experts say: multiple states have made storage deployment a priority, utilities began rolling out pilot programsContinue reading “2020 Outlook: Renewables, resilience and reliability needs will drive storage”

Honda Conducting Research with American Electric Power to Develop 2nd Life for Used EV Batteries

Automaker and utility will study the integration of renewable energy, energy storage, and electric vehicles Project seeks to provide 2nd life for used EV batteries, critical to future expansion of EVs As part of its ongoing effort to reduce CO2emissions from its vehicles and operations, Honda is conducting research with Ohio-based electric utility American Electric Power toContinue reading “Honda Conducting Research with American Electric Power to Develop 2nd Life for Used EV Batteries”

Apple Tops Clean Energy Goal With New Supplier Commitments

Company Spends $2.5 Billion in Environmental Initiatives Cupertino, California — Apple today announced it has nearly doubled the number of suppliers that have committed to run their Apple production on 100 percent clean energy, bringing the total number to 44. Because of this partnership between Apple and its suppliers, Apple will exceed its goal ofContinue reading “Apple Tops Clean Energy Goal With New Supplier Commitments”

US Wind Power Grew 8 Percent in 2018 Amid Record Demand

Annual market report shows a healthy wind industry delivered record US jobs, $1 billion in rural community and state payments last year. Houston, Texas — The American wind power industry emerged from 2018 stronger than ever, now able to power 30 million American homes after 8 percent capacity growth last year. The newly released U.S. WindContinue reading “US Wind Power Grew 8 Percent in 2018 Amid Record Demand”

Advanced Power Alliance Statement on Windpower Facility Decommissioning Substitute Language

Jeff Clark, President of the Advanced Power Alliance (APA), together with Texas State Representative Terry Canales today signed an agreement reflecting a mutual commitment to pass legislation establishing standards for decommissioning wind energy projects in Texas.  The legislation, a committee substitute for House Bill 2845 now pending before the Texas Legislature, is the culmination ofContinue reading “Advanced Power Alliance Statement on Windpower Facility Decommissioning Substitute Language”

Enel Green Power Acquires U.S. Renewable Energy Developer Tradewind Energy

This strategic acquisition will enable Enel Green Power North America to manage all aspects of the renewable value chain, from greenfield development through operations. Enel Green Power North America acquired Tradewind’s 13 GW development pipeline, of which a 6 GW platform will be sold to Macquarie Group’s Green Investment Group. Enel, through its US renewableContinue reading “Enel Green Power Acquires U.S. Renewable Energy Developer Tradewind Energy”

E.ON Announces Start of Construction on South Texas Windfarm

Peyton Creek at 151 MW will bring E.ON’s total US generation capacity to 4 GW mark. E.ON announced today Peyton Creek Windfarm, a 151 megawatt (MW) project, located in Matagorda County, Texas, is under construction and it expects to commission the project before the end of 2019. “Peyton Creek will be our 24th wind projectContinue reading “E.ON Announces Start of Construction on South Texas Windfarm”

Clark in Austin Business Journal: “Clean Energy On Right Track in Texas”

Jeff Clark – President, Advanced Power Alliance Published in Austin Business Journal on February 7, 2019 Texas is a leader in clean energy with rapidly growing wind and solar energy sectors. Our state leads the nation in wind energy generation, and recent cost-declines in solar are leading to tremendous growth. The success of wind and solarContinue reading “Clark in Austin Business Journal: “Clean Energy On Right Track in Texas””

Pecan Street Launches Texas’ First Grid-Connected Vehicle-to-Grid Research and Testing Center

Energy research organization Pecan Street Inc. launched Texas’ first grid-tied vehicle-to-grid (V2G) testing center at its lab in Austin, Texas, turning electric vehicles into a dispatchable load shaving tool for the municipally-owned electric utility, Austin Energy. The V2G testing center is part of Austin SHINES, an Austin Energy project that is testing how energy storage at grid,Continue reading “Pecan Street Launches Texas’ First Grid-Connected Vehicle-to-Grid Research and Testing Center”

Penn State University Makes Major Investment in Solar Energy Project

Penn State, one of country’s largest and most prestigious research universities, makes significant investment in solar energy project with global solar leader Lightsource BP.  Penn State and Lightsource BP announced Tuesday, February 5, the development of 70 megawatts of large-scale offsite solar to support the University’s Strategic Plan, which cites stewardship of the planet’s resourcesContinue reading “Penn State University Makes Major Investment in Solar Energy Project”