Fraser Institute: ‘Extremely Costly’ to Coal-Fired Power Plants with Wind, Solar

Replacing coal-fired power in Canada with renewable energy will impose significant costs on Canada’s economy while only making modest reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, finds a new study released by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. … Read More

GE Research, Prolec GE Develop First Large Flexible Transformer to Enhance U.S. Grid

(Photo credit: Cooperative Energy) In what represents a major step toward modernizing the foundation of the U.S. grid, GE Research and Prolec GE have teamed with Cooperative Energy to develop and install the world’s first flexible large power transformer at … Read More

Public Service Company of Oklahoma Issues RFPs for Renewable Energy

Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) has issued a Draft 2021 Wind PSA RFP to obtain up to 2,600 MW of wind energy resources via multiple purchase and sale agreements (PSA) for purchase of 100% equity interest in the project … Read More

Emerson Grid Solutions Optimize Alaska Wind Farm Operations

Golden Valley Electric Association’s Eva Creek wind farm. Image courtesy of GVEA. Emerson has completed a digital transformation project in Alaska to increase the reliability of clean energy generation at Golden Valley Electric Association’s (GVEA) 25 MW Eva Creek wind … Read More

U.S. Renewables and Investment Experience Record Growth

The American Clean Power Association’s first Clean Power Annual report shows wind, utility solar and battery storage power capacity in the U.S. topped 170 GW, following a record 26 GW of clean energy projects coming online in 2020. The rapid … Read More

ZF North America Enrolls in MIGreenPower Program

Martin Fischer ZF North America, Inc. is now enrolled in DTE Energy’s voluntary renewable energy MIGreenPower program. The program enables DTE Electric customers to attribute a greater percentage of their electricity use to DTE’s wind and solar projects beyond the … Read More

SoCalGas Submits Hydrogen Tech Projects to U.S. Energy Department

Maryam Brown Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has submitted several research and development initiatives designed to enable low-cost, clean hydrogen to the U.S. Department of Energy’s “Earthshot” Hydrogen Program’s Request for Information (RFI). The submissions are intended to help DOE’s … Read More

South Dakota, Wyoming Utilities Eyeing 100 MW of Renewables in Plan

Linn Evans Black Hills Corp. says its South Dakota Electric and Wyoming Electric utilities have filed a 2021 Integrated Resource Plan for their two electric systems, including a proposal for the addition of 100 MW of renewable generation. The IRP, … Read More

SWEPCO Issues RFP for 3 GW of Wind Power-

Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), a subsidiary of American Electric Power (AEP), has issued three requests for proposals for renewable and short-term generating capacity. The RFPs solicit bids for the purchase of solar resources up to 300 MW, wind resources … Read More

Xcel Energy to Purchase Repowered Minnesota Wind Project

Xcel Energy says it is moving forward with plans to purchase a repowered wind project totaling 120 MW in southwest Minnesota from ALLETE Clean Energy. Rebuilding older wind technology with newer, more efficient equipment increases the amount of energy delivered at … Read More