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  1. Exelon Makes Progress with Illinois Bill That Protects Two Nuclear Plants

    Exelon Generation and Commonwealth Edison announced Nov. 22 significant progress in Illinois toward achieving a streamlined version of the Future Energy Jobs Bill that will reduce costs and address feedback gathered from a broad cross-section of stakeholders since the bill was introduced and conditionally passed by a 9 to 1 vote at a recent Illinois House Energy Committee hearing. The proposed changes maintain important provisions to boost the state’s economy, support low-income programs, preserve 4,200 jobs at Exelon’s Clinton and Quad Cities nuclear plants and create thousands of new clean energy jobs by advancing renewable energy development and expanding energy efficiency programs. They also reflect feedback received from the governor’s office, legislative staff and through continuing discussions and collaboration among environmental groups, renewable energy developers, faith organizations, consumer advocates, business groups, utilities, community leaders, policymakers and legislative staff, among others. The two Exelon (NYSE: EXC) subsidiaries that that proposed changes include: •Eliminating the demand based rates provision •Eliminating the Fixed Resource Adequacy Plan, or FRAP, but reserving for discussion a proposal to achieve a solution sometime in the near future •Ensuring that the Zero Emissions Standard proposal will preserve Exelon’s Illinois nuclear plants for at least 10 years and include even stronger consumer protections •Reducing the number of proposed microgrids from five to three •Expanding rebates for community solar, and commercial and industrial solar installations ComEd and Exelon said they continue to address in earnest an open item of concern among some business community members about the impacts this legislation will have on competitive rates in Illinois. “We have said from the beginning that we wanted the Future Energy Jobs Bill to bring diverse ideas and constituents together to arrive at a comprehensive plan to address the state’s complex energy and economic challenges,” said Joe Dominguez, Exelon’s executive vice president, Governmental and Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy. “In the past week, we have heard from groups and individuals representing a broad cross-section of interests. We have listened to what they had to say and have made changes to the bill based on their input. The proposals emerging today will strengthen Illinois’ commitment to clean energy, deliver billions of dollars in savings from energy efficiency, provide needed support for low-income residents, retain $1.2 billion in economic activity associated with the Quad Cities and Clinton nuclear plants and create thousands of jobs to support our economy.” Said Fidel Marquez, senior vice president, government and external affairs, ComEd: "We’re encouraged by the progress we have made toward achieving a clean, reliable and affordable energy future for our customers. We look forward to continuing this work so that we can deliver innovative solutions that bring value to our customers, state, business community and environment.” The legislation will continue to undergo revisions prior to the start of the Veto session, which begins Nov. 29. For more information, visit futureenergyjobsbill.com. Exelon is a Fortune 100 energy company with the largest number of utility customers in the U.S. Exelon does business in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Exelon’s six utilities deliver electricity and natural gas to approximately 10 million customers in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Exelon is one of the largest competitive U.S. power generators, with more than 32,700 megawatts of nuclear, gas, wind, solar and hydroelectric generating capacity comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. Commonwealth Edison provides service to about 3.8 million customers across northern Illinois, or 70% of the state’s population. This article was republished with permission from Generation Hub.

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    Wed, 23 Nov 2016

  2. DTE Energy switches on Ypsilanti, Michigan solar power array

    The array will provide enough clean energy to power about 150 homes 

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    Fri, 18 Nov 2016

  3. Geostallar to work on community solar power with Baptist churches

    Residential, commercial and industrial properties that host solar panels receive a new income stream

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    Mon, 21 Nov 2016

  4. Solar Power: Almost 50 % of the agreed rooftop installations on government buildings completed

    Halftime for Antigua and Barbuda’s solar rooftop projects: Nearly 50 % of the agreed 2 MWp solar rooftop systems are installed.

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    Wed, 2 Nov 2016

  1. Are virtual power plants the next evolution of American infrastructure?

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    Tue, 20 Sep 2016

  2. Energy management: Personalized community solar installations

    Power management: Tendril solves the solar quandary; utilities capitalize on booming market. Company extends the industry’s leading ESM platform to deliver an end-to-end solution for accelerating personalized community solar installations .

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    Mon, 15 Jun 2015

  3. Global Forecast: Solar Installations to Grow by 25-30 Percent in 2015

    Solar installations globally could grow by between 25 percent and 30 percent in 2015 compared to last year, according to Mercom Capital Group.

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    Fri, 2 Oct 2015

  4. Residential demand spurs US solar installations in 1Q13

    Big growth in residential solar demand, bucking broader market volatility and seasonal trends, set the pace for yet another record quarterly performance for U.S. solar installations during the first three months of 2013.

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    Tue, 11 Jun 2013

  5. Vermont's Green Mountain Power completes three solar installations

    Green Mountain Power has flipped the switch on three new solar projects, bringing its total solar installations to five and exceeding its goal of installing and helping its customers install 10,000 solar panels in 1,000 days.

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    Fri, 5 Nov 2010

  6. U.S. solar power market adds more than 2 GW in Q2 2016

    Growing 43 percent year over year, the U.S. saw 2,051 megawatts of solar power photovoltaic installed in the second quarter of 2016.

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    Mon, 12 Sep 2016

  7. E.ON wins ‘milestone’ UK battery storage deal

    E.ON has won a contract with UK transmission system operator National Grid to supply a 10 MW battery energy storage system.

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    Tue, 13 Sep 2016

  8. Pepco, Exelon report millions in benefits since merger

    In total, the combined companies are delivering a package of direct benefits worth more than $440 million

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    Tue, 20 Sep 2016

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