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  • Coast Guard solar-storage-genset microgrid to include Ameresco energy efficiency upgrades (2021/10/14 23:17)
    The U.S. Coast Guard will build its first battery energy storage system (BESS) with its also first-time microgrid at a training center in California. The Coast Guard selected Ameresco to provide energy savings performance contract (ESPC) services at Training Center Petaluma. The $43 million contract centers around the USCG’s first BESS and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s largest solar […]
  • Regulatory approval puts Ontario utility one step closer to building SMR nuclear project (2021/10/14 21:13)
    The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission is renewing Ontario Power Generation’s license for a project eventually building a small modular reactor at its Darlington site. The 10-year license allows OPG to do work aimed at preparing the site for construction of a future SMR nuclear plant, called the Darlington New Nuclear Project. Darlington (pictured) also is the site of a current, […]
  • West Virginia PSC approves plans to upgrade coal-fired plants and keep open through 2040 (2021/10/14 18:14)
    West Virginia state regulators have approved the request of local utilities to keep three coal-fired power plants open through the next two decades. The order by the state’s Public Service Commission gives new leases on life for the Amos, Mountaineer and Mitchell generating stations, which altogether total close to 6 GW in generation capacity. Two other states, Virginia and Kentucky, […]
  • FERC’s deadlock means SEEM is here to stay—Why are renewables worried? (2021/10/14 17:09)
    The 15 utilities behind the Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM) hailed the proposal as providing "cost, reliability and environmental benefits." So, why is the renewable energy industry so concerned?
  • French leader: nation’s 30B clean energy plan requires SMR nuclear, green hydrogen and EVs (2021/10/13 21:27)
    If France is truly going to be a leader in the age of decarbonization, President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday, it must invest in and embrace small nuclear energy and green hydrogen by the start of the next decade. Macron, in laying his country’s Innovation Plan, stressed that investment of 1 billion Euros ($1.2B U.S.) in small-scale nuclear is needed by […]
  • Canadian electricity associations aligning goals toward net-zero by 2050 (2021/10/13 18:59)
    Six of Canada’s leading electricity associations have created a coalition to promote clean power’s role in a sustainable energy future. The Electricity Alliance Canada’s mandate is to enable, promote and advocate for increased low or no-carbon electricity usage throughout the economy to help achieve the nation’s net-zero emissions target of 100 percent by 2050. The founding members are the Canadian […]
  • Mexico-based manufacturing site taps Rolls-Royce mtu gen-sets for cogeneration plant (2021/10/13 18:29)
    Rolls-Royce Power Systems will deliver its Minnesota-based mtu Series 500 generator set to provide combined heat and power (CHP) for a lubricant manufacturing plant in Mexico. Automotive OEM supplier Raloy Lubricantes selected the mtu Series 500 gen-sets for powering operations at the Santiago Tianquistenco facility. In addition to the electricity used at the plant, heat from exhaust will warm up […]
  • Hitachi Energy completes name change and vows focus on clean energy transition (2021/10/13 18:01)
    This summer Hitachi announced its intention to change its name to Hitachi Energy and drop the joint venture name it adopted when it purchased the grid business from ABB. Today, the company is announcing that the former name, Hitachi ABB Power Grids, has been officially changed to simply Hitachi Energy.
  • Lakeland Electric selects S&L to lead EPCM work on 120-MW RICE project to replace coal-fired plant in Florida (2021/10/13 01:04)
    Sargent & Lundy will handle engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) management of a planned 120-MW gas-fired reciprocating internal combustion engine (RICE) power plant in Lakeland, Florida. Lakeland Electric awarded the EPCM contract for the project to be built on the existing McIntosh Power Plant site. Sargent & Lundy has led several RICE projects in the region. MAN Energy Solutions […]
  • U.S. LNG firm enters 13-year supply deal with Asian gas import group (2021/10/12 23:49)
    A new liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply deal could point to huge potential market growth for U.S.-produced LNG in Asia. A subsidiary of Houston-based LNG infrastructure firm Cheniere Energy has signed a 13-year supply deal with Singapore’s ENN LNG. The agreement calls for ENN to purchase nearly 1 million metric tons of LNG per year from Cheniere beginning July 2022 […]

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