The vote comes two weeks after Governor Cuomo announced an unprecedented commitment to developing up to 2.4GW of offshore wind by 2030 in his regional State of the State address on Long Island. This target, which is enough power generation for 1.25 million homes, is the largest commitment to offshore wind energy in U.S. history, bringing this valuable resource to New Yorkers on a scale unmatched in the United States. The 90 Megawatt Offshore Wind Farm, 30 Miles Off the Coast of Long Island Will Create Jobs and Power 50,000 Long Island Homes with clean, resilient and affordable Energy.
Gamesa continues to grow in China, having signed new agreements for the supply of 95 MW. These turbines are custom-designed to withstand the extreme winds typical of this coastal area which is often hit by typhoons. With the introduction of its new G114-2.5 MW wind turbines into China, Gamesa has now achieved a new product strategy milestone. The company will supply 38 (95 MW) of these turbines to state-owned developer Zhognmin at two wind complexes. These are due for delivery during the second quarter of 2017 and the project is commissioned by the first quarter of 2018.
American Electric Power’s (AEP) Ohio utility unit received an order from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today supporting and modifying AEP Ohio’s expanded Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). “Although the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio modified the settlement agreement, they did recognize the significant benefits of this plan for Ohio consumers. “This plan will ensure more …
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has signed a 20MW energy storage facility agreement, capable of storing enough electricity to power 28,000 homes for up to 4 hours. The project can store supplies of solar, wind and other resources when they are abundant and inexpensive, releasing this during peak hours when customer demand is high. The company also signed an 18.5MW energy efficiency agreement. Both contracts aim to provide customers with reliable, affordable and clean energy.
Kokam’s 56MW energy storage project features the world’s largest lithium NMC Energy Storage System for Frequency Regulation. New 24MW and 16MW energy storage systems will use the Ultra High Power Lithium-ion NMC technology to deliver high-power output, fast recharging and long-cycle life to Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO). Kokam batteries were also used in the Solar Impulse, the first plane to attempt to circle the earth using only solar power.
San Diego Gas & Electric’s (SDG&E) will install charging stations at up to 350 businesses and communities in the region, with 10 chargers at each location for a total of 3,500 separate chargers. It will install at least 10 percent of the chargers in disadvantaged communities. The project overcomes many obstacles to EV growth and reassures local EV drivers that they’ll have a place to charge their vehicles. With SDG&E’s energy portfolio being made up of 33% percent renewable energy and zero coal, drivers will be plugging into one of the cleanest electric grids in the country.
The results are from a groundbreaking project aiming to develop a suite of technologies that make the process of buying, installing, and connecting rooftop solar energy systems faster, easier, safer, and less expensive. The high-efficiency, crystalline-silicon, lightweight modules enable innovative, low-cost rooftop mounting methods. As they are glass-free and frameless, they can be flush-mounted directly onto the roof, avoiding the need for racking hardware, eliminating roof penetrations, and shortening the installation time. These benefits all contribute to lowering the cost of solar electricity. In addition to these benefits, the reduced module weight decreases transportation costs and improves ease of handling. The implications are highly significant in both developed and early stage markets – worldwide.
The partnership combines Japan Steel Works’ world leading manufacturing technologies, mainly in the energy sectors, with Sumitomo’s significant experience and knowledge within the renewable energy and wind-related sectors; and brings the strengths of these two companies together with Gerdau’s strong production base. This “Gerdau Summit” will focus on the production and sale of forged products for wind power generation in the Latin American market with a focus on Brazil, where Gerdau is the largest long steel manufacturer. Production is expected to begin in 2017.
The US Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy has confirmed US$33 million in funding for 12 projects for a virtual energy storage system.
Amazon Web Services Inc. has contracted with EDP Renewables to construct and operate a 100-megawatt wind farm in Paulding County, Ohio.
Southern Power has completed the issue of US$1 billion of Green Bonds, becoming the first investment-grade electric utility in the US to offer this of security to support investment in sustainable generation.