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Gigawatt-sized Cultana Solar Farm takes shape in South Australia

The Guardian: Billionaire UK industrialist Sanjeev Gupta has launched a $1bn, one-gigawatt renewable energy plan based in South Australia’s mid-north that he says will lead Australian industry’s transition to more competitive power. In the first of a number of projects slated for the upper Spencer Gulf region, which will also include a lithium-ion battery bigger […]

August 15, 2018 Read More →

Tesla wins another big battery project in Australia

Electrek: Tesla’s energy division is on a roll when it comes to large battery projects, especially in Australia since the success of its giant battery system in in the country. Now we learn that Tesla won another contract for a massive battery system project to deploy Powerpacks at another wind farm in Australia. Tesla’s 100 […]

August 15, 2018 Read More →

More than 20 California utilities file for expansion into renewables, storage

S&P Global Intelligence ($): The filings with the California Public Utilities Commission include plans for tens of thousands of megawatts of additional renewable energy and energy storage, and charging infrastructure for several million electric vehicles. The proposals are part of the new integrated resource planning (IRP) process created by a 2015 law that set California’s […]

August 3, 2018 Read More →

Alliant Energy to eliminate coal generation in Iowa and Michigan, invest $2 billion in renewables

Utility Dive: Alliant Energy on Thursday issued its Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR), revealing a plan to eliminate coal use and cut emissions 80% by 2050. The company will spend more than $2 billion on new renewable energy, and will double its number of wind sites from six to a dozen. Renewables will make up more […]

August 3, 2018 Read More →

Australian regulators give big boost to batteries, demand response

Renew Economy: Tesla and other proponents of virtual power plants and demand management schemes have scored a significant win after the country’s main energy market rule maker gave its support to the idea that they can compete freely on the wholesale electricity market. The decision announced by the Australian Energy Market Commission on Thursday is […]

July 27, 2018 Read More →

NextEra CFO: Battery storage is starting a ‘real revolution’ in electric industry

PV Magazine: 1.5 cents per kilowatt-hour. That’s how much NextEra Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jim Ketchum estimates that batteries will add to the cost of solar and wind projects that the company has built over the last six to 12-months, as revealed in the company’s results call yesterday. But that’s not all. Ketchum further added […]

July 26, 2018 Read More →

Green Mountain Power: Residential batteries saved customers $500,000 during heat wave

WCAX: While other power companies were telling customers to reduce how much energy they used during the recent heat wave, Green Mountain Power was focused on a different tactic. For years, GMP has worked on creating a system of stored energy to rely on during peak energy days, and GMP Vice President Josh Castonguay says […]

July 19, 2018 Read More →

Developer plans major PV plus battery storage project in Nevada

Bloomberg: A $1 billion solar project near Las Vegas may help light up the Strip and other parts of Nevada, California and Arizona as early as 2020. The proposed Gemini solar project would be one of the largest in the western U.S., located on almost 44,000 acres of federal land about 25 miles (40 kilometers) […]

July 17, 2018 Read More →

Exelon considering battery storage at its nuclear units

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): The falling cost of lithium-ion batteries has prompted a “shift in the conversation” around energy storage at Exelon Corp., as the U.S. power generation giant and electricity supplier explores “a wide range of applications on both sides of the meter,” a company official said. “We haven’t revealed much of our […]

July 17, 2018 Read More →

PG&E, Vistra plan world’s largest battery storage unit

Renewables Now: Texas-based Vistra Energy Corp will install a 300 MW/1,200 MWh battery storage facility in California, planned to be the largest one of its kind globally, under a deal with local utility Pacific Gas and Electric Co (PG&E). Vistra Energy said on Friday it will develop the project under a 20-year resource adequacy contract […]

July 2, 2018 Read More →