Utility-scale PV

Tri-State dumps coal, eyes wind and solar as new fling

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association has announced it is creating an aggressive “Responsible Energy Plan,” one which begins with the retiring of the 100 MW Nucla Coal Plant in early 2020.

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Hawaii sets draft rules for wind+solar+storage procurement

Hawaiian Electric Companies has released its draft request for proposals to procure just over 2 terawatt-hours of renewable electricity, and just over 200 MW of capacity services, between the summer of 2022 and the end of 2025.

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HB 6 sent back to House, Berkeley bans gas in new buildings: pvMB 7/18/19

Hello one and all and welcome to this morning’s edition of the pvMB. Today we’ll be tackling Renew Petra adding 100 MW to the U.S. annually, SimpliPhi adding capacity and lowering prices and more!

New Orleans decides to double state’s solar capacity

The New Orleans City Council has approved Entergy’s plan to add 90 MW of solar power to the city via three projects. But announcements aren’t everything: seeing is believing.

Regulators order Georgia Power to double its solar

Georgia Power has been required to solicit 2.21 GW of solar and 80 MW of energy storage to come online over the next five years. This is the largest single acquisition of solar in Georgia’s history and will double the state’s installed capacity.

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With one day left to pass, HB 6 looms in Ohio

The controversial nuclear bailout bill has been amended to remove a provision that would stifle wind development, but still looks to eliminate the state’s renewable energy standard.

20 MW coming to Rhode Island, Georgia residents demand abolishment of solar fee: pvMB 7/16/19

Hello and welcome to today’s pvMB. In this edition, we see We Energies trading a fee for utility scale solar, we’ll be looking at Sun Pacific’s solar powered bus shelters in Rhode Island, CPS’ “BundleFlex” plan, Cubico’s 100 MW purchase and more!

National Grid dives into renewable energy development

The Anglo-American company is the latest utility to enter the utility-scale solar and wind development space by closing on its acquisition of Geronimo Energy.

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Duke wants to tax the sun

Duke Energy is seeking an “Integration Services Charge” on solar projects in North Carolina of 0.11¢/kWh to 0.24¢/kWh, with future pricing increases of almost 300%. The utility offers an out, if developers integrate energy storage.

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Cypress Creek to quit EPC business, diversify development

The developer’s new “Go Forward” strategy focuses on development in wholesale markets, diversification beyond PURPA contracts and a wider national reach.

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