Tagged Generation

The German energy market review July 2020

By Simon Goess Coal phase-out and building energy legislation completedThe coal phase-out and the associated structural aid are now cast into two laws and were adopted at the beginning of July 2020. We examine the regulations on the coal phase-out in detail here. The overview: The phase-out of coal-fired power generation in Germany is to…

SolAmerica, Safari Energy complete 43-MW solar portfolio in Georgia

By Kelly Pickerel SolAmerica Energy and Safari Energy have successfully completed development, construction, and commissioning of 13 solar projects in Georgia totaling 43 MW of generation capacity. SolAmerica developed, engineered and constructed the projects, and Safari Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of PPL Corporation, will be their long-term owner and operator. Landowners, neighbors, and local…

WoodMac: Large-Scale Solar Holds Cost Edge Despite ITC Stepdown, Coronavirus Impacts

By [email protected] Voluntary procurement of utility solar remains the top driver of U.S. utility PV in development, according to Wood Mackenzie. WoodMac defines voluntary procurement as procurement based solely on the economic competitiveness of renewables against other energy sources of electricity generation. The procurement of utility solar by corporate offtakers currently ranks second overall. However,…

Georgia Power seeking 25 MW of solar project proposals

By Billy Ludt Georgia Power is partnering with solar developers through its Customer-Connected Solar Program, which plans to bring 25 MW of distributed generation customer-sited solar to the state. “We are excited to offer programs that help renewable energy grow and thrive in Georgia,” said Wilson Mallard, director of Renewable Development for Georgia Power. “This…

New Mexico utility replacing coal plant with solar + storage portfolio

By Billy Ludt The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC) unanimously approved replacement of the electricity that the Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) receives from the San Juan Generating Station with a combination of solar generation, energy storage and demand response. The portfolio of resources approved by the Public Regulation Commission was developed…

Global coal generation capacity falls for first time ever in 2020

By Michael Mazengarb Global coal capacity has declined for the first time, with coal plant retirements outpacing new plant construction during the first half of 2020. The post Global coal generation capacity falls for first time ever in 2020 appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

Instant electric shower cost: super expensive

By Rafael Herzberg Instant electric shower cost: super expensiveIn Brazil there are about 60 million instant electric showers. The reason is simple: the purchase cost is the cheapest. Less than USD 10.But it is the most expensive on the planet when it comes to the real cost of the energy consumed.* Investments in generation, transmission…

What are time of use rates for?

By Rafael Herzberg The answer, of course, is very simple.The most expensive, on-peak rates signal the convenience of avoiding as much as possible consumption of these hours, transferring it to the off-peak hours, when it is cheaper.On the supply side, the advantage of being able to meet higher energy consumption with the same generation, transmission…

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