The Hill – August 31
The Biden administration introduced that it could “revise” rules pertaining to renewable power on public lands — a transfer that would make situations extra favorable for wind and photo voltaic improvement. The Bureau of Land Administration (BLM), which is a part of the Inside Division, is searching for enter because it plans to formally suggest a brand new rule early subsequent yr, which may supply decreased hire and charges for photo voltaic and wind initiatives. The proposal may additionally lengthen rights of method, past 30 years, for photo voltaic and wind initiatives.
Utility Dive – August 31
The California Unbiased System Operator (CAISO) is seeing indicators of the storage sources market’s skill to shift power between totally different occasions of the day, because the state begins to deploy increasingly more power storage methods, a consultant for the grid operator mentioned at a regulatory assembly on Monday. Final yr, CAISO had round 550 MW of storage on its system; immediately, that quantity has grown to just a little over 1,500 MW, and is anticipated to high 3,000 MW by the tip of the yr, Gabe Murtaugh, CAISO’s storage sector supervisor mentioned on the California Power Fee workshop.
Spectrum Information – September 1
The Los Angeles Metropolis Council voted this Wednesday to have the Division of Water and Energy transition to 100% renewable power by 2035, in addition to develop a long-term hiring plan for almost 10,000 “inexperienced” jobs. The 2035 deadline is a decade sooner than the town’s earlier purpose.
The San Diego Union-Tribune – August 31
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to affix the bigger of two local people selection aggregation applications to function a substitute for San Diego Gasoline & Electrical in terms of buying power contracts. The board chosen San Diego Neighborhood Energy — a group selection aggregation program, or CCA, made up of the cities of San Diego, Chula Vista, La Mesa, Encinitas, and Imperial Seaside — over the Clear Power Alliance that buys energy for purchasers within the North County cities of Del Mar, Solana Seaside, and Carlsbad.
San Francisco Chronicle – August 24
Cruise, the San Francisco autonomous automotive firm backed by Basic Motors, is launching a brand new initiative to help renewable power efforts within the Central Valley. By a program referred to as Farm to Fleet, Cruise will supply solar energy for its all-electric fleet from two farms: Sundale Vineyards exterior Tulare and Moonlight Corporations in Reedley (Fresno County).
Casper Star Tribune – August 24
Rocky Mountain Energy has formally accomplished its Power Imaginative and prescient 2020 initiative, greater than doubling the electrical utility’s present wind power era capability. The initiative contains 4 new Wyoming wind initiatives, with a mixed capability of 1,150 MW. The expanded wind capability impacts all six states served by Rocky Mountain Energy’s dad or mum firm, PacifiCorp, together with California.
PV-Tech – September 1
Renewables asset supervisor Arevon Power has chosen Nextracker to offer its NX Horizon trackers for a 1.5-GW portfolio of seven photo voltaic initiatives throughout Indiana and Nevada. The trackers will likely be deployed at 5 photo voltaic initiatives in Indiana starting from 150 MW to 300 MW in addition to two in Nevada with capacities of 232 MW and 250 MW.