Vectren to hold IRP workshop – “You may now register for Vectren’s second 2019/2020 Integrated Resource Plan public stakeholder meeting by clicking the Register to Attend link on www.vectren.com/irp. Meeting materials will be posted to www.vectren.com/irpa week in advance of the meeting. Meeting details are as follows:
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019
Location: 1st Floor of Vectren’s headquarters building located at 211 NW Riverside Dr., Evansville, Indiana 47708
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. CDT with registration and refreshments starting at 9:00 a.m.”
Solar PV installer to be fastest-growing job in 2018-28 – a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that over the next decade, solar PV installer will become the fastest-growing job. The job is expected to grow 63% over that time period, beating out wind turbine technician, which came in second place with a 56.9% increase expected. In explanation, BLS attributes the growth to “advances in, and implementation of, renewable energy technologies.” For context there are an estimated 9,800 solar installer jobs currently, so the expectation is an addition of 6,100 jobs for a total of 15,900. Source: BLS
Solar Frontier America acquires 100 MW – Solar Frontier Americas announced that it has acquired a 100 MWdc solar plant from GCL New Energy, Inc. The project is located east of Denver, Colorado, in Adams County, and is currently in the final stages of development. Construction is expected to begin in the second half of the year and it will serve a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Intermountain Rural Electric Association (IREA), a nonprofit electric distribution cooperative based in Sedalia, Colorado and serves over 160,000 customers in 11 counties. Source: Solar Frontier America
EV expos across Virginia – Generation180 and its partners are hosting four, free community events showcasing electric cars in Richmond, Charlottesville, Fairfax, and Roanoke, Virginia this month. The events kick off Electrify Your Ride VA, a new statewide education campaign to accelerate the region’s transition to electric transportation. Campaign partners include fellow nonprofits Green Energy Consumers Alliance and Virginia Clean Cities… At each outdoor event, community members can sit behind the wheel of various models on display, take a drive in some locations, and enjoy free food, refreshments, and giveaways. They can also learn first-hand from the vehicles’ owners about the multiple benefits of switching from gas-powered to electric cars… Electrify Your Ride VA’s first round of events is taking place from September 14 to 22 in coordination with National Drive Electric Week. More details are below:
Source: Generation 180
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