Alabama’s largest solar project has an offtaker, Pedernales Co-op’s first battery project: pvMB 5/29/19

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Alabama, Lightsource BP announce 100 MW power contract – The Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) has officially announced a power purchase agreement with LIghtsource BP for the output of a 100 MWac project, to be developed in Montgomery County, Alabama. The power contract is set to be for 20 years and, once completed in 2021, the project will be the largest in Alabama. Source: AMEA, LIghtsource BP

 

Aggreko installs battery for Pedernales Co-op –Aggreko has signed an agreement with Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC), the largest electric cooperative in the U.S., to install and commission the utility’s first-ever battery energy storage system: a 2.25 MW / 4.5 MWh project in Johnson City, Texas. Managed by Aggreko’s intelligent software and integrated with the company’s power electronics, the batteries will provide grid services to the Texas grid operator ERCOT. The system will also provide solar shifting from a nearby solar farm within the PEC service territory.” Source: Aggreko

 

Eagle Point Solar sues We Energies, Wisconsin regulators over solar contract – In a strange move of alleged contract violation and translation, Eagle Point Solar is suing We Energies and Wisconsin PSC over Eagle Point’s contract with the city of Milwaukee. The company has a contract to supply the city with 1.1 MW worth of modules, but has been told that installing said panels would make the company subject to PSC regulation. In March, the PSC denied Eagle Point’s request to rule that the contract did not make the company a utility. Source: Wisconsin State Journal

 

Executive changes at PJM Interconnection – PJM Interconnection has announced thay CEO Andrew L. Ott will be retiring at the end of June, following 23 years with the company. He will serve on the PJM Board of Managers through the end of the year. With this announcement came the news that Michael E. Bryson has been appointed senior vice president of Operations, Frederick S. Bresler III has been named senior vice president of Markets and Planning, Steven Herling, current vice president of System Planning, will move to the role of Executive Consultant, Kenneth Seiler has been promoted to vice president of Planning and Adam Keech has been promoted to vice president of Markets. Source: PJM Interconnection

 

Biggest solar project on a landfill in Tennessee – Tennessee, as the title would lead you to believe, has its largest brownfield solar project, as C2 Energy Capital announced the completion of a 2.7 MW just outside of Somerville, TN. The Tennessee Valley Authority will be purchasing the power generated by the project via a 20-year power purchase agreement. The electricity generated is enough to power 333 homes. Source: C2 Energy Capital

 

And, to finish off the brief, how about these cool graphics about the role of copper in future of solar? (via Visual Capitalist)