Dominion Virginia Power will develop multiple large-scale solar projects totaling 400 MW of electricity. All projects will be built in Virginia with the involvement of Virginia-based companies and are expected to be operational by 2020. Together, these solar facilities are anticipated to be capable of generating enough electricity at peak capacity to power 100,000 homes.
A re-defined capacity product, revised parameters for generator performance, and a new role for demand response.
PJM would minimize risk, but so did regulation.
For many, it’s the next logical step for smart grid technology.
Eos Energy Storage demonstrated its grid-scale battery system at Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E) smart grid lab in San Ramon, Calif., with the support of a $2.1 million award from the California Energy Commission.
NTE Carolinas entered into a long-term PPA with the City of Concord, North Carolina. Under the terms of the agreement, NTE's Kings Mountain Energy Center will provide Concord with electric generation services for an initial 20-year term. In July 2014, NTE secured an equity investment for its three natural gas-fired power plants, including the Kings Mountain Energy Center, from Capital Dynamics and Wattage Finance. Construction of the facility is anticipated to begin in the second-quarter 2015, and commercial operation is scheduled to begin in the first-quarter 2018.
As Mark Twain would say, the reports are exaggerated.
Toshiba concluded a MOU with Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) on a comprehensive partnership in geothermal power to collaborate in power generation projects and personnel development. EEP, a publicly owned utility, engages in the development of geothermal resources and the construction of power plants. Through the partnership with EEP, Toshiba will draw on its experience in geothermal systems to develop and manufacture major equipment, create operation and management guidelines, cooperate in personnel development, and start a waste heat utilization business.
Duke Energy Progress (Duke) and the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency (NCEMPA) approved an agreement for Duke to purchase the Power Agency’s ownership in certain generating assets. NCEMPA currently maintains partial ownership interest in several Duke Energy Progress plants, totaling approximately 700 MW, including: Brunswick Nuclear Plant Units 1 and 2, Mayo Plant, Roxboro Plant Unit 4 and the Harris Nuclear Plant.
The city of Palmdale announced the completion of an aggregate 976-kW DC solar generation project. Located at Palmdale's Civic Center, DryTown Water Park and Marie Kerr Park, the system is designed to generate more than 1,580 MW-hours of electricity per year and meet nearly 70 percent of the electricity needs for the three sites. Constellation financed the project's development and will own and operate the system.