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SCE PPA moves Southern Power to add 160 MW energy storage to California solar projects

By Rod Walton, Power Engineering and POWERGEN+ content director The wholesale energy subsidiary of Southern Co. is adding battery storage capacity to two of the solar facilities it operates in California. Southern California Edison awarded Southern Power two 20-year power purchase agreements (PP...
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Wind developers are retrofitting newer projects with bigger, better blades

Wind turbine blade. Xcel Energy recently received approval to repower a pair of wind farms originally built in 2015 to take advantage of improved technology and expiring tax credits. Utilities and developers are repowering wind turbines with bigger, better blades years ahead of the end of their orig...
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EDC selects turbine for 29-MW geothermal expansion project in the Philippines

Credit: BacMan Geothermal Incorporated (BGI) Turboden S.p.A., a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group Company and provider of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) technology, said that the Energy Development Corporation (EDC) selected its turbine for the 29-MW Palayan Bayan geothermal expansion project. Th...
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Nearly 100 solar arrays to be installed at Wells Fargo locations in seven U.S. states

Rendering representative of carport, rooftop and parking garage solar array system designed and to be installed by Ameresco at Wells Fargo’s Chandler AZ campus. Photo: businesswire Today, Ameresco and Wells Fargo announced a collaboration to develop and install approximately 30 megawatts (MW) of ...
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FERC Order 845’s ‘option to build’ impacts renewable developers as much as the PTC and ITC

Diliff, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons by Peter Boos, Burns & McDonnell Although the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order 845 a few years ago, developers of renewable generation are still discovering how it affects them and can provide greater flexibility and control f...
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