Archive for year: 2018
|Batteries Replacing Gas in California, Coal in Colorado and Indiana
December 11, 2018 by Lewis Milford, Seth Mullendore
How storage will power a low carbon energy transformation has begun to emerge across the country – surprisingly led by utilities in the Midwest and West as they pursue an economic mix of renewables and battery storage to shut down and replace existing fossil-fuel plants.
|The Right to Energy Data – An Emerging Environmental Justice Issue
November 27, 2018 by Seth Mullendore
Free access to energy data should be a basic right in today’s changing regulatory environment.
|Maryland’s New Resiliency Program Could Serve as a Model for Other States
November 8, 2018 by Seth Mullendore
There’s a lot to like about the Maryland Energy Administration’s new $5 million program to support community resiliency hubs powered by solar and battery storage.
|As Hurricane Michael damages the Southeast, Puerto Rico provides lessons on resilient power
October 23, 2018 by Lewis Milford
In its extraordinary drive to rebound from a historic storm, Puerto Rico’s policymakers have staked a new resilient future that their mainland colleagues would do well to follow.
|Solar+Storage Powers Critical Community Services in Boulder, Colorado
September 27, 2018 by Marriele Robinson
For the City of Boulder, a September 2013 flood emphasized the need for energy resilience as critical to providing emergency services. The city partnered with two leading nonprofit services providers to demonstrate how solar+storage systems can reliably support critical loads during an outage.
|Resilient Power On the Rise in Puerto Rico
August 28, 2018 by Marriele Robinson
Members of CEG’s Resilient Power Project team traveled to Puerto Rico earlier this month to participate in a conference and meet with local solar+storage developers and nonprofit organizations.
|Block Island Offshore Wind Farm Set the Stage for Further Clean Energy Development
August 6, 2018 by Warren Leon
In December 2016, Rhode Island became home to North America’s first offshore wind farm with the successful installation and operation of the 30 MW Block Island Wind Farm.
|Northeast Sets Course for Abundant, Affordable Offshore Wind
August 6, 2018 by Val Stori
On Wednesday, August 1st, three Massachusetts electric utilities filed long-term contracts with the Department of Public Utilities for the largest procurement of offshore wind in U.S. history.
|NYSERDA Given Broad Discretion on Crafting Offshore Wind Solicitation—Comments on Developing the RFP Due August 10th
August 3, 2018 by Val Stori
Moving forward on New York Governor Cuomo’s goal to procure 2.4 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030, NYSERDA has launched an RFI to solicit input to inform the development of an RFP for procuring Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credits.
|Advancing Energy Storage Technologies to Meet Clean Energy Goals in Massachusetts
July 30, 2018 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
Massachusetts’ Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage (ACES) grant program was created to jump-start the energy storage industry by piloting innovative, broadly-replicable demonstration projects with multiple value streams, thereby priming Massachusetts for increased commercialization and deployment.