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Morning Brief: EV expansion in New Jersey, Visa is 100% renewable

Hello readers and welcome to another Hump Day morning brief. Today we’ve got Pepsico going 100% renewable, Sonnedix closing $15 million financing in Puerto Rico, JLC Infrastructure buying out Greenskies and more!

Here’s how utilities use their resource plans to block solar power

At least seven utilities chose to bias their resource modeling against solar in 2019. The good news is that transparent utility modeling could fix the problem.

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NYSERDA, Solar Foundation and PathStone launch solar recovery and resilience program in Puerto Rico

The three groups, along with the U.S. Economic Development Administration will be providing $4.5 million to aid in job creation, education and resiliency and recovery measures in the wake of the two major hurricanes that have rocked the island.

SunCast episode 204 – Tim Effio of Fluence on how storage is disrupting Caribbean thermal generation models

In this episode of SunCast, Nico talks with Tim Effio, head of Latam & Caribbean markets for Fluence on the macro and micro implications of Solar + Storage and its integration into emerging markets.

Montana utility wants gas units; Sierra Club suspects biased modeling

In developing its resource plan, NorthWestern Energy apparently used modeling assumptions that favor gas-fired generation, says the Sierra Club. The group has filed a legal motion requesting access to the modeling inputs, and to the model itself.

Sunrun proposes solar+storage virtual power plants across Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s Energy Bureau has its hands full in ensuring the island’s utility gets the grid working well at a reasonable cost, while moving to 40% renewables by 2025. Sunrun and environmental groups point a way forward.

Energy access for Puerto Ricans two years after Hurricane Maria

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Roy Torbert and José Juan Terrasa-Soler, of Rocky Mountain Institute and Resilient Power Puerto Rico, respectively, analyze the cost of energy recover in Puerto Rico and the role that microgrids play in reconstruction and resiliency.

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States could save consumers billions with solar, by requiring transparent utility modeling

Many utilities prepare resource plans using biased modeling choices that disadvantage low-cost solar. With transparent utility modeling, states and intervenors could easily see the bias. And if they also have access to the same model used by the utility, they can fix the errors by running the model themselves.

Gas crowding renewables in Puerto Rico, EDF acquires PowerFlex, pvMB 9/4/19

Happy Wednesday and welcome to the pvMB. Today we’ll be checking out Three 10 MW installations coming to Missouri, Baker University’s 1 MW project, a SEIA permit process survey and more!

Sunnova launches $300-350 million IPO

Sunnova has put some numbers on how much it expects to raise as it goes public.

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