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  1. U.S. Department of Energy to fund major Offshore Wind Grid Interconnection study

    Source: ABB  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that it is providing funding for a team of leading energy organizations to perform a broad study that will assess the most promising sites for high offshore wind production along all of the U.S. coastal regions. The ABB-led team will investigate important technical and economic questions about the integration of offshore wind energy through a range of transmission technologies .  This DOE study – the “National Offshore Wind Energy Grid Interconnection Study” – will be led by experts from five influential energy, manufacturing, consulting, utility and research organizations: ABB ( NYSE:ABB ), AWS Truepower , Duke Energy ( NYSE:DUK) , National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and the University of Pittsburgh.  This team will determine the expected staging of offshore wind development in each of the coastal regions, develop expected wind generation production profiles, assess the applicability of integration study methods to offshore wind production, assess a variety of offshore wind collection and delivery technologies, and consider regulatory issues that may influence the selection of technologies or the implementation of systems.  Additionally, the study will provide the technical and economic viability data necessary to produce a roadmap to the DOE’s “20 Percent Wind Energy by 2030” wind goals for the U.S. This Offshore Wind initiative will help guide the national effort to achieve a 54 gigawatts (GW) of deployed offshore wind generating capacity by 2030. Electric power generated by wind resources has become an increasingly important part of the energy production portfolio of the U.S. The majority of current wind production, however, is land-based in spite of significant accessible wind resources offshore, as well as significant technological developments for offshore wind production in recent years.  “We appreciate this support and funding from the Department of Energy. We believe that we have put together a strong team and look forward to working with our partners on this study,” said John Daniel, Senior Principal Consultant, ABB, and the Principal Investigator and overall coordinator of the project. “We hope we will be able to help the Department of Energy provide valuable information for the utilities, developers, legislators and regulators on the path forward to including offshore wind as part of the energy portfolio of the U.S.” The DOE Offshore Wind Initiative invests $43 million in 41 projects across 20 states over the next five years to speed technical innovations, lower costs, and shorten the timeline for deploying offshore wind energy systems. The projects will advance wind turbine design tools and hardware, improve information about U.S. offshore wind resources, and accelerate the deployment of offshore wind by reducing market barriers such as supply chain development, transmission and infrastructure.  In addition to John Daniel, the team leadership for this project will be provided by Ken Pennock (AWS Truepower), Spencer Hanes (Duke Energy), Lynn Coles (NREL) and Gregory Reed (University of Pittsburgh).

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    Mon, 7 Nov 2011

  2. Greece's Metka to build 811 MW gas fired plant, tender for Greek islands grid interconnection imminent

    A consortium led by Greek engineering firm Metka has accepted the terms for the construction of an 811 MW gas fired power plant in southern Greece, domestic utility Public Power Corporation (DEI) said in a statement.

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    Wed, 23 Sep 2009

  3. NY Department of Public Service Approves Capstone Microturbines for Grid Interconnection

    The New York State Department of Public Service has approved the Capstone MicroTurbine as the first 3-phase distributed generation (DG) device permitted to operate in parallel with utilities in the State of New York as part of the state's new DG standard.

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    Wed, 16 Aug 2000

  4. Tres Amigas receives $12m investment from Mitsui

    Tres Amigas LLC, the US-based national grid interconnection project known as the Tres Amigas SuperStation, has confirmed that Mitsui & Company Limited is to invest $12 million in the project.

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    Wed, 28 Dec 2011

  1. Lithuanian Net Metering Hits Snag from Outset

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    Wed, 2 Sep 2015

  2. Ecuador advances studies of 3,600-MW Santiago hydro project

    Ecuador's electricity regulator has issued a qualification certificate allowing government utility Corporacion Electrica del Ecuador (Celec) to advance studies of the 3,600-MW Santiago hydroelectric project proposed for Ecuador's Zamora River.

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    Thu, 2 Oct 2014

  3. Wisconsin's first stand-alone utility-scale solar power project breaks ground

    Half Moon Ventures (HMV) and S&C Electric Company have commenced the groundbreaking of Wisconsin’s first stand-alone utility scale solar energy project in the city of Jefferson, Wis.

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    Tue, 19 Nov 2013

  4. India, Bangladesh open 500 MW power transmission link

    The transmission line enables the exchange of 500 MW electric power with an option to upgrade the power flow to 1,000 MW in the future

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    Tue, 8 Oct 2013

  5. St. Joseph Energy Center wins 18-month delay for Indiana project

    St. Joseph Energy Center LLC won an 18-month extension, to December 2015, to begin construction on its gas-fired power project in Indiana.

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    Mon, 7 Apr 2014

  6. Gambia River agency seeks technical, environmental management consultants for 128-MW Sambangalou, 240-MW Kaleta

    The Gambia River development agency invites expressions of interest from technical-legal and environmental management consultants to advance development of the 128-MW Sambangalou and 240-MW Kaleta hydroelectric projects and 1,677 kilometers of transmission lines in Africa's Gambia River Basin.

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    Fri, 21 Jun 2013

  7. U.S. Army, Lockheed Martin cut ribbon on Ft. Bliss microgrid

    The project was funded by the Department of Defense's Environmental Security Technology Certification Program

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    Thu, 16 May 2013

  8. IEEE continues buildout of standards for solar-generation market

    IEEE 1547™ series of interconnection standards grows to extend flexibility in integrating solar and other renewable sources.

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    Mon, 4 Jun 2012

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