North America

All news, projects, policy, legislation and reports concerning power and electricity generation and the energy sector at large in continental North America, with specific focus on North American utilities, the Department of Energy or DOE, executive orders from the Whitehouse and the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Key areas include Canada, California, Florida, Hawaii, Texas and the Carolinas.

Enel Green Power announces hybrid utility-scale solar project in Texas

Enel Green Power has announced that it had started construction of its first hybrid project in North America that integrates a renewable energy plant with utility-scale battery storage.
Wartsila

Wärtsilä to deliver dual fuel and storage solution for Virgin Islands...

Wärtsilä will deliver engineering, construction, dual-fuel engines and energy storage capacity for a new power plant in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Caribbean solar projects

Collaboration is key to accelerate resilient solar projects in the Caribbean

Collaboration amongst policymakers and regulators will help accelerate the resiliency and installation of solar projects across the Caribbean.
Iberdrola wind project

Supersized wind turbines could deliver $4-5/MWh more in grid benefits

A Berkeley Lab study shows that supersized wind turbines can enhance the value of wind energy to the electricity system and provide other ‘hidden’ benefits.
residential solar

Residential solar industry registers largest merger and acquisition deal

A $3.2 billion acquisition deal reached by solar energy companies Sunrun and Vivint is the world’s largest of its kind within the residential solar sector.
covid

Long and short-term impacts of COVID-19 on environment revealed

Reducing investments in renewable energy projects could exacerbate the health and environmental crisis being faced in the US, according to a new study exploring the long and short term impacts of COVID-19 on the environment.
lightsource bp

Global corporate funding for solar energy declines by 25%

Investments in solar energy projects by corporates reached $4,5 billion during the first half of 2020, according to Mercom Capital Group.

Berkshire Hathaway strikes $10bn deal with Dominion Energy for natural gas...

Dominion Energy has cancelled a multi-billion-dollar natural gas pipeline joint venture with Duke Energy and made a deal to sell “substantially all” of its natural gas transmission and storage assets to an affiliate of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway.
Princeton Energy Center

ExxonMobil extends R&D partnership with Princeton Energy Center

ExxonMobil and the Princeton Energy Center have extended their collaboration on R&D of low-carbon and innovative energy solutions.
cdc group

Power-to-gas proves least expensive path to net-zero

Carbon-neutral with power to-gas is the least expensive option for US utilities seeking to achieve 100% carbon reduction within the operations of grids.

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