Flexibility needed to stabilize power grids & avoid outages

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has released a new white paper on flexibility resources for power systems Flexibility in the power system: The need, opportunity and value of flexibility. The paper looks at the value, benefits and opportunities for the various flexibility options, as well as the costs

Edison Electric Institute launches pilot reporting template for sustainability & clean energy metrics

To better serve customers and investors, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) announced that it is launching a pilot environmental, social, governance, and sustainability-related (ESG/sustainability) reporting template, with the goal of helping EEI’s member electric companies provide investors with more uniformity and better consistency for ESG/sustainability metrics. “EEI’s member companies are committed to a clean and

Siemens Gamesa appoints new CEOs for consolidated Americas region

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has announced the consolidation of its North America and Latin America regions. This move allows us to obtain greater efficiencies and operational excellence. For the newly formed Americas region, the company has named José Antonio Miranda and Darnell Walker as CEOs of its Onshore and Service businesses, respectively. José Antonio builds

Baker-Polito Administration awards $20 million for energy storage projects

The Baker-Polito Administration awarded $20 million in grants to 26 projects that will develop the Commonwealth’s energy storage market and deliver benefits to Massachusetts ratepayers and the electrical grid. Recognizing the potential benefits energy storage holds for the Commonwealth, paired with the strength of submitted projects, the Administration doubled the available funding from the initial

Another municipality commits to 100% renewable energy

Downingtown, Pennsylvania became the 52nd municipality in the country to commit to transition to 100% clean, renewable energy. Downingtown’s commitment to clean energy is part of a growing movement of Chester County communities that have made the pledge. For example, earlier this year West Chester and Phoenixville also established goals of moving toward full renewables.. The

Alberta wind industry applauds new Carbon Competitiveness Incentives program

Alberta’s Minister of Environment and Parks recently announced a plan for the adoption of an output-based allocation system for large emitters in Alberta. The plan supports Alberta’s efforts to accelerate the replacement of existing greenhouse gas (GHG) emitting electricity generation with the zero-carbon emitting power of wind energy and other renewable electricity generation. The government has implemented

AEP, NextEra Energy Resources celebrate commissioning of Bluff Point Wind Energy Center

State and local leaders and landowners joined executives from NextEra Energy Resources, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, and American Electric Power (AEP) to celebrate the commissioning of the Bluff Point Wind Energy Center, which has created hundreds of construction jobs as well as millions of dollars in economic benefits for the region. “On behalf of

Seacat Services recognized as a ‘Safety Champion’ by offshore wind developer, Ørsted

Seacat Services, the class-leading offshore energy support vessel (OESV) operator, has been recognized as a ‘Safety Champion’ by offshore wind project developer, Ørsted. The company has received an award in reflection of the high safety standards set by its crews at the 573-MW Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm. “At Ørsted, we never compromise on safety

Revenue for demand response for renewables’ integration to reach $1.3B in 2026, says Navigant

A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for demand response for renewables’ integration (DRRI), providing an analysis of market issues and forecasts for capacity and revenue, broken out by segment and region, through 2026. Maintaining the electricity grid’s balance of supply and demand is essential to preserve system reliability. DRRI solutions can help maintain

AWS Truepower releases November 2017 Wind Trends Bulletin

Renewable energy consultants, AWS Truepower, have released their Wind Trends Bulletin for November 2017. Monthly wind performance maps for November show deviations in the wind resource from average conditions for the month in every region of the world. The monthly Wind Trends Bulletin is based on a custom combination of three re-analysis datasets: ERA-Interim, MERRA, and CFSR.