Offshore wind farms have unique benefits depending on their size, with large projects often offering lower prices while small projects are useful for supply chain development and workforce training, said EDF Renewables North America Regional Development Manager Doug Copeland. The company is seeking approval for a 25-megawatt offshore wind farm in Atlantic City, N.J.
EDP Renewables has arranged power purchase agreements for 100% of the output from the 200-megawatt Harvest Ridge Wind Farm underway in Douglas County, Ill. Walmart will source 50 MW from the project, with the remainder going to the Wabash Valley Power Association and an undisclosed buyer.
Beverage packaging company Ball Corp. will add three Goldwind machines at its factory in Findlay, Ohio. One Energy will complete the installation process.
Companies must join in the transmission infrastructure planning process if they want to continue to source more electricity from renewables like wind and solar, according to the Wind Solar Alliance. "To meet their sustainability targets for the next decade, and to make low-cost renewable power accessible for themselves and other customers, they need to join efforts to jump-start a new era of transmission planning," Executive Director John Kostyack says.
A bill from Michigan state Rep. Yousef Rabhi would set a 100% by 2050 renewables goal for state utilities. "Strengthening Michigan's commitment to renewable energy is vital to the health of our citizens and our economy," he says.
South Carolinian political leaders met with President Trump on Thursday to discuss completion of the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility at the Savannah River Site. "The president was clearly open to our comments and our concerns," said Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., in a statement.
Fitch Ratings reaffirmed the city of Jacksonville, Fla., and JEA's double-A credit ratings on Wednesday. Other credit rating agencies -- Moody's Investor Service and Standard & Poor's -- had issued credit downgrades over Plant Vogtle concerns.
A new documentary from David Schumacher -- entitled The New Fire -- showcases young individuals working on research to improve the nuclear field. This includes highlighting the company funded by Bill Gates, TerraPower.
Grid reliance will continue to be a priority despite the White House's move away from plans for potential nuclear bailouts, says Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Neil Chatterjee. The FERC will continue to work on grid strength, with Chatterjee noting, "We've got our resilience docket open."
Eighty-year operating license renewals could become a reality, helping plants save on costs, assuming safety and performance can be maintained. "Over half of the nuclear fleet has expressed interest in also submitting 80-year license renewals," says the Nuclear Energy Institute's Jason Remer.