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Idaho Power is Replacing Coal with 100% Clean Energy

By Ryan Austin 100% clean energy pledges are becoming more common these days. Cities, states, and private companies are looking to decrease their emissions by investing in renewable and clean energy. Utilities are also getting in on the mix, but at a slower rate. Just last week, Idaho Power announced plans to move to 100%…

AMSC wins new U.S. orders for its VAR STATCOM system

By Michelle Froese D-VAR reactive compensation systems are classified as Static Compensators, or “STATCOMs,” a member of the FACTS (Flexible AC-Transmission System) family of power electronic solutions for alternating current (AC) power grids. AMSC, a global energy solutions provider serving wind and power grid industries, announced four new D-VAR STATCOM system orders valued at $10…

Expert: “Confidence” in 2019 Timeline for Russia’s Floating Small Modular Nuclear Reactor

By [email protected] A nuclear expert has confirmed his “good confidence” that the world’s first purpose-built floating nuclear power plant will be working in pilot mode by this November in Chukotka, northeast Russia, according to Russian news agency TASS. “Most probable, the full [operation] will begin in April 2020,” Chukotka’s First Deputy Governor Mikhail Sobolev told…

Sunrun report recommends solar+storage replacement for LA power plants

By Billy Ludt Local clean energy from home solar and batteries can replace retiring gas-fired power plants in Los Angeles, according to a new analysis released today by Sunrun, the nation’s leading home solar, battery storage and energy services company. The analysis comes just weeks after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles…

AEMO to trial using virtual power plants for frequency control

By Joshua S Hill ARENA commits $2.46m to test capability of behind-the-meter solar and storage to deliver energy and frequency control services to the grid. Another $10m goes to Melbourne VPP pioneer, GreenSync. The post AEMO to trial using virtual power plants for frequency control appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more…

Canada replaces largest North American coal plant with solar

By Joshua S Hill A 44MW solar facility has been completed in Ontario, built on the site of what was once the largest coal-fired power plant in North America. The post Canada replaces largest North American coal plant with solar appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

Ausgrid and Reposit unveil 1MW virtual power plant

By Joshua S Hill Ausgrid and Reposit launch trial 1MW virtual power plant linking the rooftop solar and battery storage of 233 customers across 170 suburbs. The post Ausgrid and Reposit unveil 1MW virtual power plant appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

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