Megger donates electrical test equipment to North Carolina EUSRT students

Another company in the utility industry has made a sizeable equipment donation to Richmond Community College’s Electric Utility Substation and Relay Technology program. International manufacturer of portable electrical test equipment, Megger donated two test devices to the EUSRT program so students would have first-hand knowledge of how to use the equipment. Megger donated a TTR20-1,

Webinar: Not again! Controlling Costs Up Tower – December 14

Thursday, December 14, 2017 11:30am EST / 8:30am PST       A primary focus in the Wind industry has been on LCOE (Lowest Cost Of Energy), as wind has moved from a niche, green market to the mainstream.  Now the market is moving from low cost acquisition to low cost operation, most importantly controlling

Younicos upgrades 3-MW battery-based storage & renewables system on Kodiak Island

Younicos has completed the installation and commissioning of an upgraded 3-MW battery-based energy storage system on Kodiak Island, Alaska. The energy storage pioneer replaced previously deployed lead-acid systems with advanced lithium-ion batteries, significantly extending the resource’s operational lifetime and enhancing performance and reliability. Since 2015, Kodiak Island has been one of only five U.S. cities to achieve

Avangrid offers $600M notes to finance renewable projects in the U.S.

Avangrid, Inc., a diversified energy company, announced the pricing of $600 million in aggregate principal amount of its 3.150% notes due December 1, 2024. The offering is expected to close on November 21, 2017, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Avangrid expects to use the net proceeds of the offering to finance and/or

Penn State aims to advance renewables through energy storage & microgrid training

A unique partnership between Penn State and industry members is working to advance solar and wind energy through energy storage and microgrid systems education and training. The Energy Storage and Microgrid Training and Certification (ESAM-TAC) program is part of the GridSTAR Center, a smart grid education and research center at Penn State at The Navy

Maine Department of Environmental Protection issues draft wind energy act rules

The draft rules include standards for evaluating scenic impacts, limits on shadow flicker, provisions related to public safety, and requirements for demonstrating significant tangible benefits.

BayWa r.e. sells its Montana Project to Con Edison

Con Edison Development (CED), one of America’s largest owners and operators of renewable energy infrastructure projects, has announced the acquisition of Big Timber Wind, LLC, a 25-MW wind project that will provide Montana residents with low-cost electricity.

Transmission opens pathways for wind

The proposed Sagamore and Hale Wind Projects and their transmission lines would also reduce carbon emissions substantially.

Senate’s Version of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” Is Good News for Energy Renewables

Significantly, the Senate Plan does not modify the PTC or the ITC, which is consistent with public statements made by several Senate Republicans since the House Plan was released.

Romeo Power Technology inaugurates the west coast’s first dedicated electric vehicle battery pack manufacturing facility

Romeo Power Technology’s new factory for making battery packs, is slated to produce 1-gigawatt hour by end of year and will quadruple capacity by 2018 to 4-gigawatt hours.