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IEEFA report: Coal-fired power generation collapsing across Southeast U.S., longtime bastion of the industry

IEEFA report: Coal-fired power generation collapsing across Southeast U.S., longtime bastion of the industry

Decade-long influx of cheap gas started regional transition; solar expected to finish it

Oct. 1, 2019 (IEEFA U.S.) – Abundant gas supplies have transformed the electricity-generation sector in the traditionally coal-dominated Southeast U.S. Planned new solar construction in the region will add momentum to the energy transition and likely lead to the zeroing out of all coal generation in a number of states in the near future, finds […]

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Florida Power & Light closes its last coal-fired power plant in the state

Power Engineering: Florida Power & Light’s last coal-fired plant in that state has officially closed. The formal retirement of Indiantown Cogeneration Plant came as the clock struck midnight on Dec. 31. FPL acquired the plant three years earlier for the sole purpose of shutting it down. FPL is owned by NextEra Energy Inc. Another NextEra […]

January 15, 2021 Read More →

NextEra moving forward with Montana’s largest wind farm near Colstrip coal plant

Billings Gazette: Construction of what’s expected to be Montana’s largest wind farm will begin in 2021 just beyond the shadow the coal-fired Colstrip Power Plant. NextEra Energy Resources will plug into the grid at Colstrip substation, to target markets in the Pacific Northwest. Its Clearwater Wind project, with a 750-megawatts capacity, will be three times […]

January 5, 2021 Read More →

Oregon utility PGE, NextEra complete wind component of hybrid Wheatridge renewable complex

Renewables Now: Portland General Electric Company, or PGE, and NextEra Energy Resources LLC have brought online a 300-MW wind farm that will be part of a larger hybrid power complex in Oregon. Dubbed the Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility, the complex is being built near Lexington, Morrow County, and will incorporate wind, solar and energy storage […]

December 9, 2020 Read More →

Indiana utility Nipsco contracts for 1,035MW of solar and storage to replace coal-fired generation

PV Tech: Indiana’s solar capacity is set to surge in the next three years as the state’s second-biggest utility unveils plans to develop three large-scale projects. Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) has secured build-transfer agreements with subsidiaries of NextEra Energy Resources to develop 900MW of solar as well as 135MW of battery storage. NextEra […]

October 23, 2020 Read More →

NextEra’s renewable energy, battery storage project pipeline tops 15GW

E&E News: The world’s largest renewable energy developer says it has more projects in the works than it has connected to the grid — including plans for the biggest-ever stand-alone battery storage system. Renewable energy giant NextEra Energy Inc.’s competitive wholesale power unit has inked deals for more than 15,000 megawatts of wind, solar and […]

October 22, 2020 Read More →

NextEra tops ExxonMobil market capitalization as clean energy transition continues

Renew Economy: In yet another sign of the pace of the global energy transition – and the massive switch taking place in the investment community – the market value of [a] company that describes itself as the world’s biggest producer of wind and solar power, US utility NextEra, has overtaken that of what used to […]

October 7, 2020 Read More →

S&P: Almost 39GW of new solar generation likely to be online in U.S. by end of 2024

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): There are 38,846 MW of U.S. solar power projects planned for completion by the end of 2024 that include distinct, disclosed utility interconnects. Utility interconnect information is released in announcements and updates by developers, ultimate owners, or the associated utilities and added to the S&P Global Market Intelligence power plant […]

September 29, 2020 Read More →

NextEra planning massive 500MW solar, 500MW storage project in Kansas

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): NextEra Energy Resources LLC has plans to install up to 500 MW of solar generation and up to 500 MW of battery storage in a county just southwest of Kansas City, Kan., according to a project overview posted on the company’s website. Referred to as the West Gardner Solar Project, […]

September 15, 2020 Read More →

NextEra Energy to add 700MW of battery storage at existing California solar projects by end of 2022

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): NextEra Energy Resources LLC expects to place in service nearly 700 MW of fully contracted battery storage projects in California before the end of 2022, it said Aug. 31. The battery storage systems will be located at six of the company’s existing solar projects and will comprise 63 MW at […]

September 1, 2020 Read More →

Wood Mackenzie: 2020s will be the ‘decade of hydrogen’

Greentech Media: Falling costs and growing project pipelines will ensure the 2020s are the “decade of hydrogen,” according to new research from Wood Mackenzie. Over the past 10 months, the global green hydrogen project pipeline has swelled from 3.5 gigawatts to more than 15 gigawatts. Green hydrogen is considered by many to be a vital […]

August 28, 2020 Read More →