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”

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”

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”

Advanced Power Alliance Recognizes Texas State Representative Jim Murphy as “Texas Energy Champion”

June 25, 2019 – Advanced Power Alliance President Jeff Clark and American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Vice President Susan Sloan presented the “Texas Energy Champion” award to Texas State Representative Jim Murphy (District 133 – West Houston) at a meeting in Houston this morning. The award was presented by the APA and AWEA in recognitionContinue reading “Advanced Power Alliance Recognizes Texas State Representative Jim Murphy as “Texas Energy Champion””

When Wind Turbines Move to Town – How Do Rural Communities Benefit?

By Anna Luke, American Wind Energy Association Originally published on Into the Wind It wasn’t always the case, but nowadays rural places are often among those in greatest need of new economic development. Sadly, the farm belt and Rust Belt have been losing jobs and investment for decades. It will take significant change to raiseContinue reading “When Wind Turbines Move to Town – How Do Rural Communities Benefit?”

Fort Hood Renewable Energy Facilities Enter Commercial Operations

Killeen, Texas – The U.S. Army’s largest single renewable energy project began officially generating clean electricity on April 27.Apex Clean Energy (Apex) developed, managed construction of, and currently operates the groundbreaking hybrid wind and solar complex, which will provide more than 50 percent of the annual load at U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. ApexContinue reading “Fort Hood Renewable Energy Facilities Enter Commercial Operations”

The Home Depot Taps Texas Wind Farm for Renewable Energy

(Atlanta, Georgia)  The Home Depot® today announced its first major investment in a wind-powered renewable energy project. The energy purchased from the wind farm is enough to power 100 Home Depot stores for a year while also providing $150,000 in local community benefits.The Los Mirasoles Wind Farm, owned and operated by EDP Renewables North America,Continue reading “The Home Depot Taps Texas Wind Farm for Renewable Energy”

Natural Gas and Renewables, A Partnership With Which Coal Can’t Compete

By Jeffrey Clark http://eecn.johnshopkins.edu/index.php/2016/11/15/1512/#ixzz4VtCXZCTF In an ugly weekend for Texas football fans, the Longhorns were defeated by the West Virginia Mountaineers.  Sitting in the stadium, I reflected on our just-ended Presidential election in which energy issues – particularly the promise of a coal renaissance – played a major role.  I was struck by the biggerContinue reading “Natural Gas and Renewables, A Partnership With Which Coal Can’t Compete”