General Electric placed second with 6.5GW, some 0.6GW more than in 2015. Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology fell from first to third place with 6.4GW in 2016, while Spain's Gamesa came in fourth place for onshore turbine installations, narrowly ahead of Germany’s Enercon. Nordex Group is in sixth place, after its merger with Acciona Windpower last year. China's Guodian United Power remained in seventh place, ahead of Siemens which fell four places in the onshore ranking compared to 2015. China's Ming Yang and Envision tied for ninth place.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance compiles its annual onshore and offshore turbine manufacturer ranking based on its unique bottom-up project database and selected market sources to provide a global, harmonized methodology. (Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance. 22 Feb., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Bloomberg New Energy Finance,
The project has a 20-year power purchase agreement with Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).,
On February 7, 2017, Boralex acquired all of the units of UDI Renewables Corporation, representing 25 pct of Port Ryerse Wind Farm Limited Partnership, making Boralex the sole project holder.
. (Source: Boralex Inc., 22 Feb., 2017) Contact: Boralex, Patrick Lemaire, Pres.,CEO, (514) 985-1353, www.boralex.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Boralex , Wind,
The company’s ambitious battery storage plans were firmed up in September of 2016, with the announcement of a partnership with Mitsubishi Corporation.
Under the partnership, Lyon and Mitsubishi will deploy AES Energy Storage's Advancion battery arrays.
Lyon Group has to date developed over 350MW of renewable energy projects in Australia, Japan and South East Asia.
(Source: Lyon Group, Renew Economy, Others, 20 Feb., 2017) Contact: Lyon Group, David Green, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lyoninfrastructure.com;
Magnetar Capital LLC, www.magnetar.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Energy Storage,
The grant will cover a feasibility study into a Spencer Gulf project that the company says has a capacity to produce about 100 MW of electricity with six-to-eight hours of storage -- the equivalent of installing 60,000 home battery storage systems at one third of the cost. The project is expected to be online in 2020-21.
(Source: EnergyAustralia, 21 Feb., 2017)Contact: EnergyAustralia, www.energyaustralia.com.au; ARENA, Ian Kay, Acting CEO, +61 2 6243 7773, email@example.com, http://arena.gov.au
More Low-Carbon Energy News EnergyAustralia, Australia, Pumped Energy Storage, Energy Storagen Renewable Energy Agency ,
Primus Power's flow batteries are being used by U.S. and international commercial/industrial, data center, microgrid, utility, and military customers. With technical innovations protected by 34 patents in 9 countries/regions, the EnergyPod systems offer exceptional reliability, modularity, and energy density at an industry-leading levelized cost of storage, according to Primus. (Source: PrimusPower, 21 Feb., 2017) Contact: Primus Power, www.primuspower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Primus Power, Battery, Flow Battery, Energy Storage,
Together, the three plants generate 225 of FPL's total 335 MW of solar power which is sufficient for 60,000 homes. FP&L plans to build 8 additional solar plants with a total capacity of 600 megawatts, enough power for roughly 120,000 homes, according to a release. Construction is to begin this spring, with about 200 to 250 workers at each site.
Each of the recently completed 74.5-megawatt solar facilities cost approximately $130 million to construct.
(Source: Florida Power & Light, Herald-Tribune, 22 Feb., 2017) Contact: FP&L, Eric Silagy, Pres., CEO,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Florida Power & Light, Solar,
In effect, the City of Lancaster has legislated a "Net Zero Energy" policy for all new construction. Other California communities, including Sebastopol, Santa Monica and San Francisco, have introduced similar standards.
California is slated to enforce similar measures statewide in 2020. (Source: City of Lancaster, gtm, Others, 20 Feb., 2017) Contact: City of Lancaster, Buillding and Safety Dept., (661) 723-6144, www.cityoflancasterca.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar, Zero Net Energy,
The Initiative, a partnership between Rutgers University and New Brunswick Development Corporation (DEVCO), aimed to create 3 modern, sustainably built and energy efficient academic and residential spaces on the Rutgers campus.
All three buildings will be USGBC LEED Silver certified.
(Source: Rutgers, NJGBC, ProudGreenBuilding, 20 Feb., 2017) Contact: Rutgers University, www.RutgersLEED.com; USGBC, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News US Green Building Council, LEED Certification,
Ensyn , which presently produces bio-oil from woody biomass, sawmill and forestry wastes at its facility in Renfrew, Ontario, is constructing a $78 million plant at Port-Cartier, Quebec.
The facility is expected to produce 10.5 million gpy of oil forestry waste and trees when it comes on line later this year. As previously reported, Ensyn has also secured a $70 million loan guarantee from the USDA for a 20 million-gpy plant in Dooley County, Georgia. Ensyn sales are targeted at universities, state buildings, hospitals and similar institutions and facilities.
(Source: Ensyn, Portland Press Herald, 21 Feb., 2017) Contact: Ensyn, (613) 248-2257, www.ensyn.com
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"I am committed to reducing the regulatory burden on all businesses, and my team is looking forward to working with the Renewable Fuels Association and many others, to identify and reform those regulations that impede growth, increase consumer costs, and eliminate good-paying jobs without providing sufficient environmental or public health benefit."
The UAE's annual fresh milk production is 167,000 tonnes, and every 1 pct waste that is processed into biofuel will result in 1,670,000 litres of biofuel which will reduce the carbon footprint by 4460 tonnes of carbon and equivalents. Add to this the waste from making butter, cream and ghee and the volume of biofuel from the dairy industry could more than double, according to the company.
(Source: Neutral Fuels, CNW, 22 Feb., 2017)
Contact: The Neutral Group, Karl Feiler, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.tng.ae, www.biodiesel.ae
More Low-Carbon Energy News Neutral Fuels , Biofuel,
The collaboration aims to improve the understanding of both suppliers and end users on the current state of advanced biomass fuel development, to improve the characteristics of the fuels as needed, and to assist in the development of standardized, objective tests to define and measure the criteria required by industrial end users.
OPG has already received interest from a number of Canadian and international utility companies who intend to participate in the project and will provide feedback on the types of tests to be conducted and the actual methods employed. Fuel developers will receive industry feedback on the characteristics that are important to end users and have the opportunity to adjust their feedstocks and processes to suit these needs, including the submission of additional fuels into the program for analysis.
The program will objectively rank all fuels tested regarding their relative performance to replace coal, in the broad areas of handling and combustion performance.
OPG expects to identify several fuels that are close to commercial readiness and consider a number of pilot scale tests on these leading candidates. The criteria to be tested and the methods used will be discussed among the end users participating in the program.
(Source: Wood Pellet Association of Canada, OPG, February 22, 2017) Contact: OPG, Les Marshall
(289) 260-4903, (416) 592-4319, www.opg.com; Wood Pellet Association of Canada, www.pellet.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ontario Power Generation, Wood Pellet, Woody Biomass,
The program provides various financial incentives to help fund energy-efficiency projects for residents, businesses, and government entities, enabling them to conserve energy and reduce utility bills. It is funded through a surcharge on customers' monthly gas and electric bills.
The total savings from the latest round of incentives are projected to run approximately $835,000 a year, according to the BPU.
(Source: NJ BPU, NJ Spotlight, Others , 23 Feb., 2017) Contact: NJ BPU, (609) 777-3300, www.bpu.state.nj.us
More Low-Carbon Energy News New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, Energy Efficiency,
The Seychelles Global Climate Change Alliance Project was established by the European Union in 2007 and funded with €285 million for the period 2008 to 2013 to help the small island nation adapt to climate change. A major component of the Seychelles project concerns the implementation of coastal climate change adaptation in risk-prone areas. These activities, which will be implemented by the United National Development Programme (UNDP), include an integrated Shoreline management plan, hydrological and topographic studies on flood buffering and salinization control measures, and the restoration of wetlands as a sustainable means to reduce flood risks. The project is expected to run until 2019.
To-date, similar EU programmes have supported more than 70 initiatives in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Pacific and Caribbean and the Indian Ocean. In light of its success, the European Union has allocated an additional envelope of €350 million for the programme for the period 2014-2020.
(Source: EU, Feb. 22, 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Climate Change Mitigation, Global Warming,
The carbon emissions would be quantified by the energy companies themselves and the regional grid PJM. Most of the tax collected would be returned to residents in the form of a quarterly return. Residents would receive about $200 per year.
Previous Washington sustainability measures, like 2011 Sustainable DC, aimed to reduce nonrenewable energy sources by 50 pct by 2032. To meet this goal the Department of Energy and Environment and the DC Sustainable Energy Utility invested about $23 million into renewable energy services, according to a 2016 progress report.
(Source: Chesapeake Climate Action Network, GW Hatchet, 21 Feb., 2017) Contact: Chesapeake Climate Action Network, (240) 396-1981, www.chesapeakeclimate.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Tax,
In 2016 Monsanto established the Carbon-Neutral Collaborative to help develop a scalable and verifiable carbon accounting framework for the agriculture industry and co-founded the Midwest Row Crop Collaborative to help farmers improve their bottom line while conserving natural resources through sustainable agriculture practices.
The company also commissioned and publicly shared a third-party study showing that widespread adoption of recommended climate smart agricultural practices could potentially absorb more carbon than 2.5 billion tree seedlings grown for 10 years, in the US alone.
(Source: Monsanto, Env. Leader, 21 Feb., 2017)
Contact: Monsanto, www.discover.monsanto.com, www.monsanto.info/climatech15
More Low-Carbon Energy News Monsanto, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Carbon Neutrality,
On the other hand, environmental organizations and the Green Party aren't buying the government's line and have criticized the government's climate-change-averting measures for being halting at best. The government's detractors claim the government's policies on logging could even endanger Finland's forests' role as a major carbon 'sink'. The Environment Minister
says the decreased carbon sinks can be replenished in time and the
the Finnish Environment Institute and the Natural Resources Institute suggest that logging will effectively nullify Finland's emissions cuts, with or without the Paris Agreement. (Source: Finland Environment Minister , Yle, 22 Feb., 2017) Contact: Finland Environment Ministry, www.ym.fi/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions,
INEOS Bio broke ground on the plant in February 2011 and completed the $130 million facility in 2012.
(Source: Alliance BioEnergy 23 Feb., 2017)
Contact: Alliance BioEnergy, Daniel deLiege, Pres., (888) 607-3555x1106, email@example.com, www.alliancebioe.com; INEOSBio, Mark Dietzen or Markus Hesse , +41 (0) 21 627 7040, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ineos.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Alliance BioEnergy , Cellulosic Ethanol, INEOS,
"This paper provides an overview of the debate around the impact of wood energy on the global climate, and aims to reach conclusions for policymakers on the appropriate way forward.
Although there are alternatives to the use of wood for biomass power and heat, including organic waste, agricultural residues and energy crops, they tend to be less energy-dense, more expensive and more difficult to collect and transport. Wood -- and particularly wood pellets, now the dominant solid biomass commodity on world markets -- is therefore likely to remain the biomass fuel of choice for some time."
Access the Woody Biomass for Power and Heat --
Impacts on the Global Climate White Paper
HERE. (Source: Chatham House, 23 Feb., 2017)
Contact: Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, +44 (0) 20 7957 5710, email@example.com, www.chathamhouse.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Biomass, Biomass Heat, Climate Change,
The RFS has been a point of contention between major players in the fuel industry. A handful of refiners and investors have petitioned the EPA to shift compliance requirements down the supply chain which, according to NATSO, would undercut the program's efforts to sustain the use of renewable fuels in gasoline and diesel fuel.
The current structure creates a strong incentive for blenders, retailers and marketers to integrate renewable fuels into the supply chain, as well as increase gas prices for consumers as downstream players' ability to satisfy their obligations would be dictated by upstream counterparts, who have the leverage and incentive to raise prices, NATSO says. The change would also add significant compliance costs and burdens to freight shippers, which would ultimately raise the cost of consumer goods through higher shipping costs.
NATSO claims that changing the point of obligation would hinder the program's objective of displacing traditional fuel and replacing it with renewable substitutes to promote stable supply and prices.
(Source: NATSO, 22 February, 2017) Contact: NATSO, Lisa Mullings, Pres., CEO, David Fialkov, VP Gov. Affairs, (703) 549-2100, www.natso.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News RFS, Point of Obligation,
Everyone from students to industry startups to government researchers can use the state-funded, 15,000-square foot testbed facility. Users can rent time, lab space or technical expertise to test batteries for energy storage, fabricate materials for solar cells or experiment with other devices, software or systems.
Located in a former sheet metal fabrication facility near the University's Seattle campus, the 15,000-square-foot Washington Clean Energy Testbeds provide researchers and cleantech businesses customized training and access to top-quality fabrication, characterization, and computational instruments. Specifically, these instruments are for printing, coating, and testing the materials and devices needed to achieve ultra-low-cost solar cells and batteries as well as developing the system integration software and hardware to optimize the performance of devices and systems. (Source: University of Washington, PR, Sacramento Bee, 16 Feb., 2017) Contact:
Clean Energy Institute at the University of Washington, wcet.washington.edu;
Washington Clean Energy Testbeds, J. Devin MacKenzie, Director, (206) 543-5964, firstname.lastname@example.org,www.cei.washington.edu
More Low-Carbon Energy News Clena Energy, Renewable Energy,
The Comverge IntelliSOURCE Enterprise demand response management systems provides the foundation for the program by enabling utilities to build customized control strategies based on specific system requirements to allow precise delivery of execution for control events. The utility will now take advantage of IntelliSOURCE Enterprise integrated modules IntelliSOURCE-Acquire for participant enrollment and recruitment and IntelliSOURCE-Work for field services operations, call center support, work order management, and inventory management. (Source: Comverge Inc., PR, 20 Feb., 2017) Contact: Comverge Inc., Jason Cigarran,
VP Marketing and Communications, (678) 823-6784, email@example.com, www.comverge.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Comverge, Energy Efficiency, Demand Response,
The program includes: information about energy efficiency and a variety of energy-efficient items such as energy-efficient light bulbs, faucet aerators, furnace whistles, and others that can be easily installed in the home; an online energy audit that can help lower home energy usage and costs; and energy efficient lighting purchase and rebate information.
In addition to the new Residential Energy Efficiency Program, Mon Power and Potomac Edison will continue to offer a low-income program that provides home energy check-up audits and energy-saving home improvements to qualified customers. (Source: Potomac Edison, Mon Power, Powergrid Int'l., 20 Feb., 2017) Contact: First Energy, www.firstenergy.com;
Mon Power, www.firstenergycorp.com/content/customer/mon_power.html; Potomac Edison
John Dargie, VP Energy Efficiency, (800) 686-0011, https://www.firstenergycorp.com/content/customer/potomac_edison.html
More Low-Carbon Energy News Potomac Edison, Mon Power, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Rebate, Energy Efficiency Incentive,
The grant funds will support the formation of the Mid-Atlantic PACE Alliance (MAPA) which will inform localities, lenders and borrowers about the financing advantages of PACE. MAPA will also work with interested localities to develop streamlined, consistent practices for cost effective program administration, financial underwriting guidelines, measurement and verification requirements and contractor training and support.
PACE is a no-money-down financing tool currently used in 16 states and Washington, DC. PACE allows owners of commercial, industrial, multifamily and nonprofit properties to receive low-cost, long-term financing for energy efficiency, water conservation and renewable energy investments that enhance building performance and efficiencies.
Through the PACE program, cities, towns and counties work with private lenders who are repaid when localities collect PACE loan payments from borrowers in the form of special property assessments added to a borrower's tax bill.
(Source: Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, Virginia Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe, PR, 20 Feb., 2017) Contact: Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, www.dmme.virginia.gov; PACE, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.pacenow.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News PACE Program, Energy Efficiency,
Denmark was followed by Switzerland, Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany, France, Norway, Finland, New Zealand and Austria in that order.
Other notables included the UK (11), the US (14), Canada (22), Japan (30), Australia (31), South Korea (44), Russia (45), Brazil (57), Iran (78), China (87) and India (91).
African nations unfortunately dominated at the wrong end of the spectrum, led my Benin in last place. Niger, Nepal, Tanzania, Cambodia, Malawi, Chad, Ethiopia, DR Congo and Madagascar rounded out the bottom 10.
(Source: World Bank, World Energy Council, CPH Post OnLine, Feb., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News World Bank, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Energy,
Under the APS program, each qualifying smart thermostat installed and activated at an APS residential customer's home is eligible for a $75 rebate. Businesses that install qualifying smart thermostats can receive a rebate of $60.
Smart thermostats can reportedly deliver electricity savings ranging from 8 to 15 pct of a home's cooling and heating costs.
(Source: APS, Daily Courier, Others, 19 Feb., 2017) Contact: APS, Jim Wontor, Mgr. Demand Side Management, www.aps.com/thermostat
More Low-Carbon Energy News smart thermostat,
Under the terms of their agreement, the two companies will jointly finance, execute and participate in the offshore wind project from construction through to commissioning. EnBW will control and monitor all construction activities and Enbridge will support the project with its own employees who will be integrated into the EnBW project team. EnBW will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the finished wind farm based on a service and management contract.
The project will incorporate 71 Siemens 7 MW wind turbines to generate sufficient electric power for approximately 560,000 average households, beginning in early 2019.
(Source: EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AG, PR, 17 Feb., 2017) Contact: EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AG , Frank Mastiaux, CEO, +49 721 63 14320, www.enbw.com; Enbridge, Al Monaco, CEO, www.enbridge.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Enbridge Inc., EnBW, Offshore Wind, Wind,
Upon commissioning, the €1,400 million Wikinger project will generate as much as 350 MW of clean energy, which is sufficient for 350,000 German homes.
The facility will be the company's second offshore wind farm, following the commissioning of the West of Duddon Sands wind farm in the Irish Sea in 2014.
The AD-5000 -- 135 turbines are being manufactured by Adwen (Gamesa Group) in the Bremerhaven and Stade, Germany.
(Source: Iberdrola, PR, 20 Feb., 2017) Contact: Iberdrola Renewables, Frank Burkhartsmeyer, CEO, (503) 796-7000, http://iberdrolarenewables.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Iberdrola, Offshore Wind,
The grid restrictions, which apply to the states of Schleswig-Holstein, Bremen, Hamburg and Mecklenburg-Pomerania, as well as the northern parts of Lower Saxony, follows the reform of the Renewable Energy Act limiting overall wind energy expansion to 2800 MW every year until 2019.
The restriction is intended to improve the synchronization of renewables and grid expansion amid internal bottlenecks in transporting wind power from northern to southern Germany.
(Source: BNA, PEI, Various Media, 20 Feb., 2017) Contact: BNA, www.bundesnetzagentur.de
More Low-Carbon Energy News Germany Wind, Onshore Wind, Wind,
Meanwhile, wind energy has become more prevalent in North Dakota which AWEA ranked 11th in the nation last year for the number of turbines and installed wind capacity. AWEA also rates the state as having the nation's greatest wind energy potential.
The state presently has about 2,850 MW of power generated from wind turbines, and another 6,000 MW of wind energy planned or under construction.
(Source: AWEA, Wichita Eagle, AP, Various Others, 20 Feb., 2017)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Coal, AWEA,
In July 2015, the Sacramento-based consultancy Ascent Environmental was contracted to help PBES addresses the emissions and climate change concerns in compliance with applicable State requirements.
(Source: Napa County, Napa Valley Register, Mar., 2017) Contact: Napa County PBES, David Morrison, (707) 253-4805, David.Morrison@countyofnapa.org, www.county of napa.org; Ascent Environmental, (916) 444-7301, www.ascentenvironmental.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News GHGs, Carbon Emissions, Carbon Reduction Target,
The German DLR Space Administration will develop and construct of the MERLIN satellites' on-board methane LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) equipment. DLR's work is being funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
(Source: German Aerospace Center, 17 Feb., 2017) Contact:
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Space Administration , Martin Fleishmann,
+49 228 447-120, http://www.dlr.de
More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change, Methane, GHGs,
Scientists applied a new method, which involves injecting gas into stream water, to determine the fate of methane discharged into streams. This new method provides an understanding of the percentage of stream methane escaping to the atmosphere as emissions versus in-stream bacterial consumption and oxidation to carbon dioxide.
The full report is available HERE.
(Source. American Chemical Society, PR. 17 Feb., 2017)
Contact: American Chemical Society, (202) 872-4600, www.acs.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News GHGs, Methane, Stream Methane,
The report notes that GHG emissions have historically tracked alongside economic growth, correlating with demand for electricity and with manufacturing activity, and that total GHG emissions fell 8.8 pct between 2007 and 2009 as the U.S. economy slowed. Since that time, GHG emissions have been relatively flat despite economic growth, increased energy efficiency, and the power sector's shift from coal to cleaner natural gas and renewable energy sources.
According to NAM. The Methane Rule "requires additional and costly measures for oil and gas activities but fails to accurately account for technological limitations and market realities, the cost of which will be borne by manufacturers that rely on such a feedstock to run their processes or as compounds that go into everyday products."
According to the US Department of Interior,
approximately 375 billion cubic feet of methane has entered the atmosphere over five years, ending 2014. If that methane was captured and resold, it would not only cut dangerous emissions but it could also go to productive use by helping heat homes and businesses.
(Source: National Association of Manufacturers, Environmental Leader, 15 Feb., 2017) Contact: National Association of Manufacturers, Eric Newhouse, Snr. VP, (202) 637-3000, email@example.com, www.nam.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News National Association of Manufacturers, Methane, BLM Methance Rule ,
"We congratulate Pruitt on his confirmation as Administrator of the EPA. We look forward to working with him to carry out President Trump's strong commitment to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and the issues crucial to the success of the American ethanol industry.
"America's ethanol producers and supporters were instrumental in helping bring President Trump into the White House and are counting on his leadership to protect home-grown domestic energy security.
"We are confident that Administrator Pruitt and his team recognize the important role the ethanol industry plays in supporting American jobs, fostering a vibrant rural economy, and giving American consumers access to 21st Century fuels for their 21st Century vehicles." (Source: Growth Energy, 20 Feb., 2017) Contact: Growth Energy, Emily Skor, CEO, (202) 545-4000, www.growthenergy.org
LC Energy Editor's Note: Pruitt is widely reported to have close links to the oil industry and has sued the EPA 14 times on behalf of oil and gas interests based in his state. He has also issued more than 50 press releases celebrating lawsuits to overturn EPA standards.
A 2014 investigation by the New York Times found that energy lobbyists drafted letters for then Oklahoma Attorney General Pruitt to sign and send, on state stationery, to the EPA opposing the agency's environmental rules. Many of the coal, oil and gas companies represented by those lobbyists were also among Pruitt's largest campaign contributors.
At Pruitt's confirmation hearings earlier this month, he conceded he could not think of a single EPA regulation he supported. According to Ken Cook, Environmental Working Group, "There has never been a nominee for EPA administrator opposed so strongly by environmental and public health advocates, scientists, and hundreds of current and former EPA officials."
The agreement is for two Japanese solar power plants. The first plant, the Hayato, will install more than 52,650 pieces of YL320P-35b multi-crystalline solar panels and has a capacity of 16.9 MW. The second plant -- the S-13 -- will install more than 127,000 pieces of YL265P-29b multi-crystalline solar panels and has a capacity of 33.7 MW.
The Hayato project is expected to generate 19,700 MWh of clean electricity per year and grid interconnection is expected in December 2017. The S-13 project is expected to generate 39,400 MWh of electricity per year and to be connected to the grid in October 2017. X-ELIO is the sole proprietor of these two projects. (Source: Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited , 21 Feb., 2017)Contact: Yingli Green Energy, Liansheng Miao, CEO, +86 312 8929787, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.yingli.com;
X-ELIO, +34 91 177 00 10,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Yingli Green Energy, Solar ,
Under the terms of the agreement, Santander and Abengoa's othermajor creditors will receive their pro rata share of $32.5 million of cash from the asset sale proceeds. The remainder will be distributed among the other creditors.
The 2016 sale of Agengoa's ethanol plants realized approximately $140 million which was immediately claimed by lenders of the Abengoa parent in Spain as well as the unit's unsecured U.S. creditors and suppliers.
A hearing to approve Abengoa Bioenergy's reorganization plan, which would allow it to begin seeking creditor votes for its plan to exit bankruptcy, is being heard in US Bankruptcy Court in St. Louis (Source: Abengoa, Biofuels Int'l, Various Other Media, Feb. 20, 2017)Contact: Abengoa, www.abengoa.com; Abengoa Bioenergy, www.abengoabioenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Abengoa Bioenergy US ,
The Kingsbury plant produces manufactured shavings for the equestrian community serving the Northeast U.S. Equustock plans to immediately upgrade equipment and packaging lines to accommodate its three distinct shavings products, as well as custom-labeling for select clients.
(Source: Equustock LLC , PR, Various Media, 20 Feb., 2017) Contact: Equuistock LLC, Claire Brant, CEO, (866) 962-4686, www.equustock.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Equustock , Woody Pellet, Woody Biomass,
The BIP program is supported by the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council, the state's ethanol refineries, and a national ethanol industry funded program called Prime the Pump. Prime the Pump works with fuel retailers to install as many as 171 fuel pumps and expand access to renewable fuels in Missouri.
Missouri fuel retailers can participate through a special block grant program funded by the USDA and administered by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. Funding will be awarded to eligible business owners to purchase and install ethanol fuel pumps (E15-E85 certified blender, E85 dedicated) and storage tanks.
(Source: Missouri Department of Agriculture, Hannibal Courier-Post, 20 Feb., 2017) Contact: Missouri Department of Agriculture, Richard Fordyce, Dir., Jane McIntosh, (573) 751-4211, agriculture.mo.gov; Missouri Corn, Bradley Shad, Director of Marketing, (800) 827-4181, www.mocorn.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol, Ethanol Blend, Missouri Department of Agriculture,
Under the new program, an assessment in the amount of the energy efficiency loan would be added to the building's property tax bill and would remain until the loan is repaid or the building is sold.
The legislation, which awaits state Senate confirmation, aims to
encourage and expedite commercial building energy efficiency improvements that would not have otherwise been completed.
(Source: Juneau Empire, Various Sources, February 13, 2017
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Funding,
The project will feature a 1.6 MW carport solar system, a 259 kW rooftop solar array using Panasonic HIT solar panels, and a Younicos 2 MW/2 MWh lithium ion battery system with inverter and controls. The battery storage component will be integrated into the company's Y.Cube system.
The battery energy storage system will feature:
solar energy grid integration via solar smoothing ramp control and solar time shifting;
grid peak demand reduction;
frequency regulation; and
backup power for Panasonic's network operations center.
(Source: Solar Love, CleanTechnica, 16 Feb., 2017)
Contact: Younicos Energy, James P. McDougall, +49 174 908 8188, www.younicos.com; Xcel Energy, (612) 215-5300, www.xcelenergy.com; Panasonic, www.panasonic.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Panasonic, Xcel Energy, Younicos , Solar, Microgrid, Energy Storage,
The pilot project aims to understand how energy storage can help manage the impact of high concentration of rooftop solar energy on a feeder in the Stapleton neighborhood This includes accommodating more solar energy on the grid, while storing excess solar power.
For the project,
San Francisco-based Sunverge Energy is providing six in-home batteries and control software while
Waitsfield, VT-based Northern Reliability is supplying six, utility-scale batteries. The batteries are expected to be installed in the fall and to comprise two 18-kW batteries, two 36 kW batteries and two 54 kW batteries.
(Source: Xcel Energy, Various Media, 14 Feb., 2017) Contact: Xcel Energy, Beth Chacon, Dir. of Grid Storage and Emerging Technologies, (612) 215-5300, www.xcelenergy.com; Sunverge, Ken Munson, CEO, (415) 795-3660, www.sunverge.com; Northern Reliability, (802) 496-2955, northernreliability.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Xcel Energy , Solar, Energy Storage, Sunverge Energy,