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Energy agencies’ analysis concludes extreme, climate-related heat wave and a lack of planning were the primary causes of California’s August power outages

The American Wind Energy Association of California (AWEA-California) released this statement today on behalf of Director Danielle Osborn Mills, following the release by the CAISO, CPUC, and CEC of their preliminary root cause analysis of the August 14th and August 15th rolling blackouts: “The root cause analysis provides a thorough overview of the causes of the … Continue reading Energy agencies’ analysis concludes extreme, climate-related heat wave and a lack of planning were the primary causes of California’s August power outages

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Eolus to sell the 46.5 MW Wind Wall 1 project to Cubico Sustainable Investments

Eolus has signed an agreement with Cubico Sustainable Investments (Cubico) regarding the sale of the wind farm Wind Wall 1 located near Tehachapi, California, USA, with an installed capacity of 46.5 MW. Wind Wall 1 is the first wind project developed, financed, and constructed in USA by Eolus, and Eolus will transfer the project company … Continue reading Eolus to sell the 46.5 MW Wind Wall 1 project to Cubico Sustainable Investments

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Renewable energy providers applaud Governor Newsom’s call to “fast-track” California’s clean energy plans amidst record heat waves and fires

The American Wind Energy Association of California (AWEA-California) released this statement today on behalf of Director Danielle Osborn Mills, following the announcement by Governor Newsom that he intends to “fast-track” the state’s clean energy transition in the wake of this summer’s heat waves and fires.  The state currently has a goal, established by SB 100 … Continue reading Renewable energy providers applaud Governor Newsom’s call to “fast-track” California’s clean energy plans amidst record heat waves and fires

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California offshore wind energy show promise as power source

Offshore wind power peaks in the evening when power demands are greatest and other renewable energy sources are less available. One of the challenges of moving toward fully renewable energy in California by 2045 is matching production to demand. Consumer demand peaks in the evening when solar energy is no longer available. Offshore wind energy … Continue reading California offshore wind energy show promise as power source

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Fast action by California leadership can keep state on track for clean energy future and prevent future blackouts

We all know that electricity is a necessity and not a luxury—access to reliable, affordable power is the lifeblood of our economy. Our healthcare systems, commerce, our own homes and so much more depend on it. We need to treat California’s recent rolling blackouts as a call to action to build a 21st century renewable … Continue reading Fast action by California leadership can keep state on track for clean energy future and prevent future blackouts

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California renewable energy providers urge State investments in a more diverse, reliable mix of clean energy to prevent future capacity shortfalls

he American Wind Energy Association of California (AWEA-California) released this statement today on behalf of Director Danielle Osborn Mills, following this week’s rotating power outages in California. “California’s goal is to shift to 100% clean energy over the next 25 years while providing electricity safely, reliably, and affordably. Renewable energy has demonstrated for more than a … Continue reading California renewable energy providers urge State investments in a more diverse, reliable mix of clean energy to prevent future capacity shortfalls

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California blackouts a policy failure, not a technological one

We all know that electricity is a necessity and not a luxury—access to reliable, affordable power is the lifeblood of our economy. Our healthcare systems, commerce, our own homes and so much more depend on it. We need to treat California’s recent rolling blackouts as a call to action to build a 21st century renewable … Continue reading California blackouts a policy failure, not a technological one

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California offshore wind power auction could begin in 2021

Adam Stern, executive director of the Menlo Park, CA-based trade association, Offshore Wind California, told AJOT that “progress has been made in the federal approval process” conducted by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) so that auctions of offshore wind sites, “may begin in 2021.” Three prospective offshore sites are: Morro Bay Diablo Canyon … Continue reading California offshore wind power auction could begin in 2021

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Will California’s renewable energy drive be Trumped?

California has been leading the shift to renewables in the US, passing laws to encourage renewable energy production and discourage oil and gas exploration. The state’s efforts to develop its renewable energy sector has paved the way for similar legislature throughout the country, which could go a long way in mitigating the US’s considerable carbon … Continue reading Will California’s renewable energy drive be Trumped?

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Coalition Calls for 10 GW of West Coast Offshore Wind Power

Two Norwegian oil and gas leaders, oil major Equinor and offshore engineering company Aker Solutions, have joined forces with a coalition of renewable power companies to push for offshore wind development in waters off California. The new Offshore Wind California coalition is calling upon the state of California to commit to a goal of at … Continue reading Coalition Calls for 10 GW of West Coast Offshore Wind Power

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GE Renewable Energy to deliver 100 MWh of Battery Energy Storage Systems To Convergent Energy + Power in California

GE Renewable Energy has been selected by Convergent to supply battery energy storage systems to projects in California. With a total capacity of 100 MWh, this is the largest single order for battery energy storage systems for GE Renewable Energy in the US. This project will support local area reliability and provide fast response resources … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy to deliver 100 MWh of Battery Energy Storage Systems To Convergent Energy + Power in California

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Offshore wind energy represents economic opportunity for California

As offshore wind activity heats up on the East Coast, there’s also growing interest in developing floating offshore wind projects off the West Coast. While there are currently no federal wind energy leases on the West Coast, the federal government recently received interest from 14 companies to develop off California’s coast, and the Bureau of … Continue reading Offshore wind energy represents economic opportunity for California

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Aker Solutions eyes winning lease for offshore wind power in California

Aker Solutions expects to win a lease off California to build a floating wind farm as part of a wider consortium, its chief executive said on Wednesday. The project is aimed to help the State of California to reach its ambition to become carbon neutral and use 100 percent clean electricity by 2045. “We’ve applied … Continue reading Aker Solutions eyes winning lease for offshore wind power in California

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New Mexico wind energy company strikes deal with California

The company behind it, Pattern Energy Group, already operates one wind farm in eastern New Mexico sending power to California, and another is under construction. The deal is part of California’s goal to get 50 percent of electricity from renewable sources within the next couple of years. New Mexico wind is set to provide more … Continue reading New Mexico wind energy company strikes deal with California

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First Floating U.S. Wind Farm May Be Built Off California Coast

A project off Northern California’s coast is vying to become America’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm. An agency that leads sustainable energy efforts for cities and counties along the state’s Redwood Coast chose a consortium of companies — including Energias de Portugal SA’s EDPR Offshore North America LLC and Principle Power Inc. — to build … Continue reading First Floating U.S. Wind Farm May Be Built Off California Coast

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Vestas secures 159 MW order in the U.S.

Terra-Gen has placed an order for 159 MW of V117-3.45 MW turbines delivered in Power Optimised Mode to 3.6 MW for the Voyager II wind project in California. The project, including previously purchased 4 MW platform PTC components, has a total size of 193 MW. The order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines … Continue reading Vestas secures 159 MW order in the U.S.

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Quinbrook to repower California wind farm

Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, a global investment manager specializing in lower carbon and renewable energy infrastructure, announced that, following a competitive solicitation run by the State of California, the Quinbrook Low Carbon Power Fund has been awarded a new long term lease to repower the Gonzaga Ridge Wind Farm, located in Pacheco State Park in central … Continue reading Quinbrook to repower California wind farm

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AVANGRID Completes Three Additional New Wind Farms

Avangrid Renewables, a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE:AGR) began commercial operations at three new wind farms in recent weeks. More than 500 megawatts (“MW”) of new wind farms in California, New Mexico, and Colorado, all under long-term energy contracts, join the company’s U.S. fleet, which now includes 3,300 wind turbines across 22 states. The 131 … Continue reading AVANGRID Completes Three Additional New Wind Farms

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San Francisco’s transit system announces wind energy deal

The San Francisco Bay Area’s rapid transit system took a big step towards ensuring a clean energy future, and it’s using wind power to get there. The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)’s Board of Directors approved two 20-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) last week, one for 61.7 megawatts (MW) of wind and one for 45 … Continue reading San Francisco’s transit system announces wind energy deal

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GlassPoint to Build California’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project

Aera Energy, one of California’s largest oil and gas producers, and GlassPoint Solar, the leading supplier of solar energy for the oil and gas industry, today announced plans to build California’s largest solar energy project. Located at the Belridge oilfield west of Bakersfield, the integrated solar project will be the first of its kind in … Continue reading GlassPoint to Build California’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project

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