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Fortnightly Magazine - April 2014
FirstEnergy sold 11 hydro stations, including the Seneca pumped storage project, to LS Power.

project was developed by AMSOLAR and was engineered and installed by Conergy. TerraVerde Renewable Partners acted as the consultant for the district.

Alstom will supply five Haliade 150 6-MW offshore wind turbines for Deepwater Wind's 30-MW Block Island Wind Farm located off the coast of Rhode Island. Alstom will manufacture the turbines and will provide 15 years of operation and maintenance support. The project is aligned with The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's "Smart from the Start" offshore wind program, which aims to accelerate the development of offshore wind along the Eastern seaboard of the U.S.

El Paso Electric (EPE) and Newman Solar , owned by juwi solar (JSI), have signed an agreement to build a 10-MW solar energy facility in Northeast El Paso, Texas, next to EPE's Newman Generation Station. JSI will be responsible for developing, designing, building, and operating the Newman Solar project. EPE and JSI signed a 30-year PPA for 10 MW of solar photovoltaic energy in which EPE will purchase all of the solar energy, renewable energy credits and associated attributes. The 10-MW AC ground-mounted PV system will interconnect to EPE's new Patriot substation via a dedicated 13.8-kV distribution feeder. The contractual COD for the solar facility is December 2014.

Blink EV charging stations commissioned at 13th IKEA site.

SunEdison and MIC Solar Energy Holdings completed a 16.4-MW PV solar power plant located outside Tucson, Ariz., on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB). The project was developed with a public-private alliance between Davis-Monthan AFB, SunEdison, the North American Development Bank (NADB), MIC Solar Energy Holdings, Chevron Energy Solutions, and local officials. MIC Solar Energy Holdings took ownership of the project and SunEdison ROC will manage plant operations through a contract with MIC Solar Energy Holdings.

NRG Solar's Ivanpah solar electric generating system achieved commercial operation at the end of 2013 and began delivering electricity to California customers. At full capacity, the facility produces a gross total of 392 MW. Ivanpah is a joint effort between NRG, Google, and BrightSource Energy, with Bechtel as the EPC contractor. The project received a $1.6 billion loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy's Loan Programs Office. NRG will operate the plant. Ivanpah's Units 1 and 3 sell power to Pacific Gas & Electric under two long-term PPAs, while Unit 2 generates electricity for Southern California Edison under a similar contract.

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association entered into a 25-year agreement with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources for a 150-MW wind power facility to be constructed in eastern Colorado. Under the 25-year PPA, Tri-State will purchase the entire output and associated environmental attributes of the Carousel Wind Farm. The 150-MW facility will be Tri-State's largest wind energy PPA to date.

Sumitomo installed a utility scale storage project in Japan, powered by used EV batteries.

Manitoba Hydro and Great River Energy signed a MOU to jointly investigate the sale of up to 600 MW of electricity from Manitoba Hydro to Great River Energy, starting in 2020. Under the MOU, the utilities have agreed to discuss supplying some of Great River Energy's long-term electricity needs from Manitoba Hydro's proposed new hydroelectric stations. The new hydro stations include the proposed Keeyask Generating Station, being developed in