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.

bank of america

Bank of America signs first 10-year solar purchase agreement

The Bank of America has signed its first ten-year solar energy purchase agreement with US energy generation and distribution company NRG Energy.
US solar

US solar PV system costs falling faster than expected

Solar PV system costs in the US are falling faster than anticipated across all market segments, primarily driven by module price reduction, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie.

Ontario Power Generation awards $100m contract for hydro plant rebuild

Ontario Power Generation has awarded frequent contracting partner SNC-Lavalin with work on the second phase of redevelopment and repowering of the Calabogie Generating Station.
renewable energy

US renewables outpace coal and nuclear says EIA

Renewables produced 27.1% more electricity than coal during the first four months of 2020, according to the US Energy Information Administration.

HYDROVISION International announces postponement and launch of HYDRO+

As a consequence of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, HYDROVISION International, scheduled for November 17-19 2020, in Minneapolis, Minn., U.S., will be rescheduled to 2021.
DOE nuclear

US DoE announces $65m in new nuclear technology funding

The US Department of Energy has announced more than $65 million in nuclear energy research, crosscutting technology development, facility access, and infrastructure awards for 93 advanced nuclear technology projects in 28 states.

$6m Investment to unlock deep geothermal energy potential

Quaise has raised $6 million in seed funding to access deep geothermal energy.

US solar market records huge loss despite successful first quarter

The negative impacts of COVID-19 on the US solar market have strongly been felt in the second quarter of 2020, according to Wood Mackenzie.

US welcomes four key programmes to address C-19 and climate change

A new study highlights four key stimulus programmes to help the US recover from COVID-19 while ensuring progress towards a low-carbon future.

DNV GL conducts over 20 remote turbine inspections during C-19 lockdown

DNV GL has conducted technical remote inspections on over 20 wind energy farm projects globally during COVID-19 related travel restrictions.

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