Daily Archives: March 2, 2017

Arizona Public Service, solar industry reach critical rate case settlement

Kristi Shallenberger reports in UtilityDive that after five years of debate over rooftop solar compensation and rate design, Arizona Public Service and solar interests have filed a settlement that could provide policy stability for installers the utility’s service area. Under … Continue reading

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Energy Minister opens new Gateshead ‘Powerhouse’

The Gateshead Council announced the opening of the new Gateshead Powerhouse, which it calls “A ground-breaking energy scheme that will cut energy bills and carbon emissions for homes and businesses in Gateshead.” the facility was officially launched March 2  by … Continue reading

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North Carolina island rolls out microgrid

Rich Dana reports in the Solar Tribune that Ocracoke—a popular tourist destination in the Outer Banks of North Carolina— is addressing weather-related power outages with a state-of-the-art battery-based microgrid. According to David Mickey reporting in the Ocracoke Observer,  a cooperative … Continue reading

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Siemens to supply five large gas turbines to Saudi Arabia

Siemens reports that it has received an order for five F-class gas turbines for a combined heat and power (CHP) plant in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Siemens is a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA). With an … Continue reading

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World’s largest lithium-ion battery-based energy storage installation

AES Energy Storage reports the construction of two Li-ion battery-based energy storage facilities totaling 37.5 MW in Southern California. AES Energy Storage, a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), showcased two new Advancion® battery-based energy storage sites, totaling 37.5 … Continue reading

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Silent Lectures at the University

A leading university in the UK has invested in a virtually silent, low-emission cogeneration (combined heat and power “CHP”) plant. The natural-gas fired unit from Alfagy, a leading supplier of CHP systems, will provide power and heat to the campus … Continue reading

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