Utilities routinely make modeling choices that disadvantage low-cost solar in their 15- or 20-year resource plans. With transparent modeling, states and intervenors could easily see those biased choices. And if they also have access to the same model used by the utility, they can fix those errors by running the model themselves, as recommended by a modeling expert. Billions of dollars are at stake.
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!
Puerto Rico’s utility has revised its long-term plan to account for the island territory’s new 100% renewable electricity mandate. However, many details look the same – including a lack of interest in utilizing distributed generation to meet reliability needs.
In this interview with pv magazine, New Energy Nexus CXO Jon Bonanno describes the significant opportunity presented by the federal Opportunity Zone program – and the limited window of time to take full advantage of the program.
Governor Rosselló has signed legislation moving the island to 100% renewable energy, while both the Trump Administration and the island’s utility push for a greater dependence on gas.
Senate Bill 1121 has been given final approval by the Puerto Rico legislature and is headed to the desk of Governor Ricardo Rosselló. When passed, it will make the island the fifth state-level jurisdiction to establish a 100% zero-carbon and/or renewable energy mandate.
A bill to mandate that the island’s electric system move to 100% renewable energy by 2050 has passed the Puerto Rico Senate and is being sent to the House for reconciliation, the last stop before it is expected to be signed by Governor Rosselló.
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