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NIPSCO adds solar capacity through a 280 MW PPA

The Indiana utility plans to be coal-free by 2028 by adding a combination of cleaner energy sources to its existing mix of natural gas and hydroelectric generation.

NIPSCO to bring an additional 1 GW of solar to Indiana by 2023

The utility has announced three new, massive solar projects, set to be developed by subsidiaries of NextEra Energy Resources. With these projects confirmed, the utility has now secured roughly 1.4 GW of the 2.3 GW it is looking to bring on-line to replace its aging coal fleet.


Utility-scale solar powers through 2020 with action in Texas, Arizona, Nevada and Indiana

Here’s this week’s gigawatt of big solar project news.

US solar growth in 2020 is driven by giant utility-scale projects

The number of large solar projects is surging in the U.S. — and pv magazine is keeping track. We’ve gathered up the recent news in big solar — with Indiana set to double its solar capacity, and Texas galloping along. Plus, the never-ending Spotsylvania saga.


Big, new solar projects are doubling Indiana’s PV capacity

The proposal by Capital Dynamics and Tenaska to build a 150 MW solar installation in Petersburg has been approved by regulators, the latest in a development push that will add more than 500 MW of utility-scale solar in the coming years.


Rooftop solar in Indiana worth 13¢/kWh, not 3¢/kWh, says expert witness

A high level of distributed solar in Indiana would reduce utility costs by up to $540 million per year, a national lab has found. Fair compensation for rooftop solar power in southern Indiana would be 13¢/kWh, an expert calculated—not the 3¢/kWh proposed by a utility.


Morning Brief: Utilities battle net metering in Michigan, Indiana and California, gas industry battles electrification everywhere

Also in the brief: The never-ending net-metering battle. Maine gets a 25-MW solar plant.

Morning Brief: PV plant providing grid ancillary services in Chile, Capital Dynamics to develop nine batteries

Also in the brief: Global Energy Generation’ proposed 4,500-acre Mammoth Solar project in Pulaski County, Indiana, may have a role to play in Winamac’s revitalization efforts, Dominion Energy acquired a solar power project in Orange County, the laws that prevent carbon cutting and more.

Morning Brief: wind and solar continue to rise drastically in the global power mix, Toyota announces three new solar projects

Also in the brief: Powerhome completes a solar installation at Indianapolis Colts HQ, Chevron is making a Series A investment in the three-year-old nuclear fusion startup Zap Energy, more than 200 workers are needed for a solar project being developed in Cherokee, Alabama and more.


Morning Brief: Wisconsin’s first large-scale solar farm, Engie bringing 200-MW PV project to Indiana

Also in the brief: Duke Energy first solar project on a retired landfill, Solarize Chicagoland group-buy program bears fruit even in rough times


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