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The City of Glenwood Springs, Colo., in June became the second wholesale electric participant of the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) to attain its 100 percent renewable energy goal, securing enough electric generation production from renewable resources to meet the City’s annual electric usage.
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The Omaha Public Power District’s board recently approved revisions to its strategic plan that increase the utility’s commitment to renewable energy.
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Engagement strategies and tools to improve the customer experience, increase renewable program participation, and allow a smooth transition to the evolving world at the grid edge. Part of the Customer Engagement: New Tools and Strategies for Modernizing Customer Relations Webinar Series.
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Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and the Hawaii Electric Light Company are approximately 900 megawatts of new renewables or renewables paired with storage, which would be among the largest single renewable energy procurements undertaken by a U.S. utility.
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The U.S. saw a surge in new wind capacity in the first half of 2019, up 53 percent from a year ago. Strong consumer demand from Fortune 500 businesses and utilities as well as calls from multiple states for offshore projects added to wind power’s growing development pipeline, said AWEA.
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As an energy provider and hub, Utah's Intermountain Power Agency plans to build natural gas-fired generation and serve as a bridge for the supply of renewable energy. Meanwhile, a large-scale storage project located adjacent to an IPA project could enhance the position that IPA has as an energy hub.
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A California renewable energy program and related contract violate PURPA, according to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The decision could affect renewable energy developers in the West and comes as FERC considers revamping PURPA rules.
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A new report highlights the contributions public power utilities in Massachusetts are making toward meeting the state’s goals to reduce electric power sector carbon dioxide emissions.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the selection of contractors for two offshore wind projects with a combined capacity of 1,700 MW, the first in the state’s goal of developing 9,000 MW of offshore wind by 2035.