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Agencies release final report into California’s heat-related blackouts

The report confirms CAISO’s initial findings that a trio of factors were responsible for the blackouts: extreme weather conditions, resource adequacy and planning processes, and market practices. It also outlines steps that already have been taken to better ensure supply adequacy and reliability.

Sunrise brief: Work starts on 300 MW solar plus storage project

Also on the rise: Rural utilities add solar to support growth, the biggest deals of 2020 in solar finance, and CAMS acquires an O&M provider.

Canada Infrastructure Bank inks MOU for massive energy storage project

The federal corporation said the Ontario project will be the largest battery energy storage facility in Canada and among the largest in the world.

Sunrise brief: Kaua’i co-op project with AES combines solar and pumped hydro

Also on the rise: El Paso Electric offers a roadmap to EV adoption in New Mexico, campus solar enters service in Illinois, Consumers Energy commissions 10 MW of new solar in Michigan, and Southern issues a sustainable financing framework.

Vermont statehouse saves money, helps grid with battery backup system

Leaders touted the various benefits of a new energy storage system installed at the municipal building as part of a utility program.

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Database lists 616,818 global sites for sustainable pumped hydro

Australian researchers said that oOff-river” pumped-hydro is not only able to overcome the typical topographical issues of conventional pumped-hydro but also is cheaper.

Sunrise brief: Battery-electric locomotive enters service

Also on the rise: NPPD shops for 2 million MWh of renewables, JV will fuel ReneSola expansion, Canadian Solar sells a project stake, and natural gas rebounds after a lousy 2020.

Top Gun is one of 4 dozen large-scale BESS projects set for service in 2021

Nearly 1.4 GW of battery energy storage capacity is under construction and slated for delivery during 2021, according to data from FERC and DOE.

Fluence gains investor to help drive energy storage growth

AES and Siemens will remain major shareholders and will continue to support Fluence’s long-term growth. The company currently has 2.4 GW of projects deployed or awarded across 24 countries and territories worldwide.

Sunrise brief: Solar project that supplies LADWP is sold

Also on the rise: Canada an an EV supply hub; SEIA board expansion; a trio of projects explore energy storage + fossil; things are looking up for JinkoSolar down under

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