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Wind and New York – and preparing for NYSERDA’s next RFP

Wind and New York – and preparing for NYSERDA’s next RFP

In 2017, NYSERDA's Renewable Energy Standard Request for Proposals yielded 26 agreements to develop 1,383 MW of clean energy capacity in New York State. With 2018 procurement actively underway, and the PTC deadline looming, the time is nigh for a ...

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Scandinavian wind without subsidies?

Scandinavian wind without subsidies?

For nearly a decade, Sweden and Norway have shared the green certificate subsidy system to promote renewable energy development. Simplified, the scheme works so that an owner of a renewable energy project receives certificates as additional incom ...

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What is Automated Demand Response?

What is Automated Demand Response?

Solar, wind and other forms of Variable Renewable Energy (VRE) are beginning to change how we operate the grid. While traditional forms of thermal generation, like coal, are dispatchable (called upon when needed), they are not flexible. My previous ...

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Flipping the paradigm of demand response with smart devices

Flipping the paradigm of demand response with smart devices

Earlier this summer, I hosted a webinar on how Smart Lighting can help a utility do more than save energy - it can target its Energy Efficiency to times of high stress on the grid. If you would like to watch the webinar, it can be found here. Uti ...

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Ireland’s new Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) design

Ireland’s new Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) design

What does it mean for the renewable industry in Ireland? On Tuesday 24th July, the Government of the Republic of Ireland approved the design of the new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS). This long-awaited decision has provided some clar ...

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Technical Insights Empower Savvy Bidders for Renewable Energy Projects (Part II)

Technical Insights Empower Savvy Bidders for Renewable Energy Projects (Part II)

In part one of this blog series, we covered the benefits of performing energy assessments and the useful life of wind and solar assets to optimize valuation of renewable energy projects. Today's blog will focus on the repowering of wind farms and ...

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Technical Insights Empower Savvy Bidders for Renewable Energy Projects (Part I)

Technical Insights Empower Savvy Bidders for Renewable Energy Projects (Part I)

To bid or not to bid on a wind or solar project? That is the question we will cover in this series of three blog posts that will focus on the renewable energy market and how technical analysis and energy assessments can assist investors in making ...

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Can ‘Smart ZNE’ address feeder hotspots?

Can ‘Smart ZNE’ address feeder hotspots?

I used to be a distribution grid planner in an era where utilities had a steadily growing customer base, and where grid planning and load shapes were predictable. This was before renewables started becoming more cost competitive, and traditional ...

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Foundations for Success: Three Steps to Full Turbine Repowering from the Bottom Up

Foundations for Success: Three Steps to Full Turbine Repowering from the Bottom Up

Many U.S. developers are considering repowering for their aging wind farms to requalify them for the renewable energy production tax credit. With nearly 30 percent of U.S. installed capacity over 10 years old this year (25,410 MW out of current 84,40 ...

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Go Green This Superbowl: Root for America’s Greenest Football Team

Go Green This Superbowl: Root for America’s Greenest Football Team

Blake inspecting the solar integrated into the Eagles' stadium & parking lot. Photo Credit: Nick Herrschaft If you're not from Boston or Philly, you might be having trouble deciding who to root for this season. Both cities are central to th ...

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