Solar-plus-storage likely the ‘next big thing’ in ERCOT: expert

2018-10-23T11:33:44+00:00

"Austin, Texas — Solar energy -- increasingly paired with battery storage -- is likely to be the "next big thing" in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, attendees of the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance annual GridNEXT conference learned Monday.  During a workshop about the Texas Power Market, Peter Kelly-Detwiler, principal of the NorthBridge Energy [...]

Solar-plus-storage likely the ‘next big thing’ in ERCOT: expert2018-10-23T11:33:44+00:00

Five Texas munis partner to add 500 MW of solar

2018-09-21T12:18:06+00:00

"Five utilities in Texas have announced plans develop 500 MW of solar farms. New Braunfels Utilities (NBU), Bryan Texas Utilities, Denton Municipal Electric, Garland Power and Light and the Kerryville Public Utility Board have teamed up to create the purchasing power necessary to fund their commitment to renewable generation." https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2018/09/20/five-texas-utilities-partner-to-add-500mw-of-solar/

Five Texas munis partner to add 500 MW of solar2018-09-21T12:18:06+00:00

Deloitte Report – Solar and wind move from mainstream to preferred

2018-09-18T12:24:07+00:00

"​Technological innovation, cost efficiencies, and increasing consumer demand are driving renewables—particularly wind and solar—to be preferred energy sources. We examine seven trends that are driving this transformation." https://www2.deloitte.com/insights/us/en/industry/power-and-utilities/global-renewable-energy-trends.html

Deloitte Report – Solar and wind move from mainstream to preferred2018-09-18T12:24:07+00:00

IRS’ New Solar ITC Guidance A Boon For Developers

2018-06-25T12:41:07+00:00

"June 22, 2018 -- Today, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released guidance establishing when construction starts for solar projects under tax law.... As explained by SEIA, the guidance, Notice 2018-59, provides two methods to establish when construction of a solar facility starts in order to qualify for the solar investment tax credit (ITC): (1) [...]

IRS’ New Solar ITC Guidance A Boon For Developers2018-06-25T12:41:07+00:00

ERCOT real-time power prices spike near $1,500/MWh on record demand

2018-05-17T11:20:43+00:00

"Houston (Platts)--16 May 2018 612 pm EDT/2212 GMT. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas footprint saw real-time prices jump to four-digit territory Wednesday afternoon as power demand rose above record May peakload with above-normal temperatures. Real-time prices spiked across the footprint as real-time prices for all hubs averaged nearly $1,500/MWh for the 15-minute interval [...]

ERCOT real-time power prices spike near $1,500/MWh on record demand2018-05-17T11:20:43+00:00

U.S. Becomes Second Most Attractive Country For Renewable Energy

2018-05-03T15:44:30+00:00

The United States is the second most attractive nation for renewable energy investments, according to the newest annual global ranking prepared by Ernst & Young. https://www.forbes.com/sites/williampentland/2018/05/01/u-s-becomes-second-most-attractive-country-for-renewable-energy-says-new-study/#47e5ce852223

U.S. Becomes Second Most Attractive Country For Renewable Energy2018-05-03T15:44:30+00:00

Whiskey and Wind

2018-04-05T18:11:14+00:00

Midwest distillery commits to 100% wind energy "MGP, a U.S. supplier of premium distilled spirits and specialty wheat proteins and starches, has embarked on a major renewable energy initiative, committing to sourcing 100% of their electricity needs from wind power. Through a three-year agreement that took effect April 1, the company has made a [...]

Whiskey and Wind2018-04-05T18:11:14+00:00

Energy Storage Rulemaking in Texas PUC

2018-03-29T12:09:56+00:00

"The rulemaking aims to "develop facts necessary to establish a regulatory framework" allowing for energy storage and other technologies within the limits of Texas' Public Utility Regulatory Act (PURA), the law that governs the state’s electric grid." https://www.utilitydive.com/news/proposed-texas-rule-highlights-storages-challenges-in-bridging-competitive/520027/

Energy Storage Rulemaking in Texas PUC2018-03-29T12:09:56+00:00

Wind-storage prices plummet as battery gains spur coupling demand

2018-02-28T15:27:13+00:00

"Record-low bids for wind-plus-storage in Colorado revealed a small premium for battery coupling, highlighting bullish outlooks on cost reductions and revenue opportunities, industry experts told New Energy Update. Power tender results published by Colorado's Xcel Energy last month revealed record-low bids for U.S. wind-plus-storage projects. Xcel received 11 different bids for eight wind-plus-storage projects [...]

Wind-storage prices plummet as battery gains spur coupling demand2018-02-28T15:27:13+00:00