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Serving the Power Grid

August 2015
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has approved the Blythe Mesa Solar project in California. The 485-megawatt photovoltaic facility will be constructed in Riverside County and will produce enough renewable energy to power more than 145,000 homes in
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08/31/2015
In partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Arizona State University will help bring sustained electrical power to Pakistan through groundbreaking energy and research solution hubs. The U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Energy has been made possible through
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08/31/2015
President Obama announced more than one billion dollars in Department of Energy (DOE) initiatives to drive innovation and accelerate the clean energy economy. As part of the President’s Clean Power Plan, DOE’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) is making up to one billion dollars in loan guarantees available to
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08/31/2015

In support of President Obama’s commitment to a clean energy workforce, the Energy Department today announced for the first time that up to $2 million in prize money will be awarded to collegiate teams selected to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017. Colleges, universities, and other
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08/27/2015
Solar industry leaders commended today's decision by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to leave the state's net metering policy unchanged, calling it a "fair outcome" for the state's consumers, utilities and solar industry. In oral deliberations, PUC Chairman Joshua Epel and
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08/27/2015
Sherman Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO) announced a planned 450 megawatt expansion of Panda Power Funds’ existing 758 megawatt combined cycle natural gas power facility in Sherman’s Progress Park. The project is expected to cost $200-$300 million and would create up to 500 jobs during construction.
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08/19/2015
Puneet Pandit of Glassbeam on electric vehicle charging

Puneet Pandit of Glassbeam

In this PSDcast Puneet Pandit, CEO of Glassbeam, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the issues surrounding electric vehicle (EV) charging. A vital core infrastructure to the acceptance and success of EVs, a proper charging infrastructure requires a grasp of both hardware and software systems.
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08/18/2015
Solar3D, a provider of solar power solutions and the developer of a proprietary high efficiency solar cell, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of Elite Solar, a Durham, California-based solar systems provider. The purchase is a continuation of Solar3D's aggressive growth-by-acquisition
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08/17/2015
NY REV utility models center on customer empowerment

Energy market activity

On July 28, 2015, the New York Department of Public Service (DPS) issued a whitepaper on ratemaking and utility business models under the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Track Two proceeding, providing guidance and recommendations on ratemaking and utility model reforms. REV seeks to transform the utility
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08/17/2015
Kepler Energy to deploy 30MW tidal energy fence in the Bristol Channel

Kepler Energy tidal energy fence

Kepler Energy is bringing forward plans for a 30MW tidal energy fence that will be located in the Bristol Channel. The tidal energy technology, akin to a water mill and which will use the very latest carbon composite technology, has been developed by Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science for
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08/13/2015
The Energy Department announced four entities selected to receive $7.4 million to spur innovation of next-generation water power component technologies, designed for manufacturability and built specifically for marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) systems. The projects will address technical challenges in three areas:
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08/06/2015

 



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