NextEra Energy has installed more than half of White Hills Wind Project's 126 machines and expects to bring the 350-megawatt site online in December, says spokeswoman Lisa Paul. Clean Power Alliance has a power purchase agreement for most of the Arizona wind farm's output.
WPD and Scout Clean Energy plan to combine two wind farms in Washington to form a single 850-megawatt site that also features solar and energy storage components. "By combining assets and advancing a hybrid project Horse Heaven can bring low cost, flexible, renewable resources to the local grid, and reach another milestone for clean energy supply in the region," says Jeffrey Wagner of WPD.
Orsted will use Pict Offshore's Get Up Safe system to make the technician transfer process safer at its Hornsea Two project. The technology allows workers to move between transfer vessels and foundations without using ladders.
Portland General Electric closed Oregon's last coal-burning power plant last week and plans to replace the capacity with wind, solar and battery storage. PGE will source 300 megawatts of output from NextEra Energy Resources' Wheatridge Wind Energy Facility.
National Grid has formed National Grid Renewables to pursue wind, solar and battery storage projects in the US. "In addition to being positive for our planet, developing new renewable energy projects creates jobs and spurs economic development in communities across the U.S.," said executive Daniel Westerman.
The Energy Department has deployed two buoys off the coast of California to evaluate the area's potential for offshore wind development. The buoys are located near Humboldt County and in Morro Bay.
Mars wants to help 1 million people living and working in the communities where it sources commodities such as cocoa, palm oil and sugar, said CEO Grant Reid. Initiatives include reducing carbon emissions in its supply chain by 67% by 2050, increasing income for people working in these communities and eliminating deforestation.
The Energy Department approved a $1.35 billion grant to bolster a project by NuScale to build a small-scale nuclear reactor from which Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems, a group of community-owned utilities in six Western states, have committed to buy electricity. The money must still be approved by Congress; UAMPS had said it might pull its support of the program without government funding.
The US International Development Finance Corporation is supporting NuScale Power's bid to develop and build new nuclear power plants to supply 2,500 megawatts of electricity in South Africa. If the bid succeeds, the DFC said, "NuScale would be the first US nuclear energy IPP on the continent and would help support energy resilience and security in one of Africa's leading economies."
Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette is expected to sign an agreement with Poland today to develop the country's first nuclear power plants. Poland wants to develop up to nine gigawatts of nuclear power by the early 2040s, but needs foreign investment to achieve its goal.