Daily Archives: April 18, 2022

Off grid community is growing here in the high desert

By Jojoe Hello fellow seekers! Here in the high desert of central Oregon, there is a growing community of off grid living. Land is fairly cheap and nearest big town is an hour away! Being “different” is accepted here… all kinds of different have found their way to Christmas Valley! My partner and I (35…

Vistra solar project enters service in Texas

By John Engel Follow @EngelsAngle Vistra said it completed a 65 MWdc/50 MWac solar project at the Brightside Solar Facility, which is now online in Southeast Texas. Brightside Solar Facility uses 147,732 of First Solar’s 440-watt thin-film solar modules with single-axis trackers. The project also includes a 34.5 kV to 69 kV interconnecting substation in…

Burns & McDonnell builds 65-MW solar project and substation in southern Texas

By Billy Ludt Burns & McDonnell completed construction of a 65-MWDC/50-MWAC solar project at electric retailer Vistra‘s Brightside facility in Live Oak County, Texas. Brightside uses 440-W First Solar thin-film modules installed on a single-axis tracking system. Burns & McDonnell also sourced and built the project substation, which is a 34.5-kV to 69-kV interconnection. The…

Urban Electric Power installs 1,000-kWh alkaline battery backup system for San Diego Supercomputer Center

By Kelly Pickerel Urban Electric Power has installed its rechargeable alkaline battery technology at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), replacing 1,000 kWh of lead-acid batteries. The center, located at the University of California San Diego, has been an international leader in high-performance and data-intensive computing since its founding in 1985 with support from the…

FERC should reject MISO’s Order 2222 compliance filing

By Rao Konidena FERC should not get carried away by MISO’s multiple stakeholder iterations to put together the Order 2222 compliance proposal. No other ISO has proposed a 2030 implementation date and the reasons for a longer lead time are not unique to MISO. Even though FERC explicitly mandated that DERs not enter the generator…

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