Renewable Energy Dominates Early 2018 Power Plant Construction

The February Infrastructure Update from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) reported that 98 percent of power plants built in the first two months of 2018 were renewable, Popular Mechanics reported Thursday. During January and February, the U.S. saw an additional 2,173 megawatts of electricity generation constructed. A full 1,568 …

Report: US Records ‘Lowest Renewables Plus Storage Bids’ to Date

The growing attractiveness of the US renewables sector was again underlined last week, as a new analysis detailed how wind and solar projects in Colorado are set to undercut the cost of existing coal power even when storage costs are included. Influential think tank Carbon Tracker published a research note …

Renewables Dominated New U.S. Power Generation in 2016

According to the latest issue of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) monthly Energy Infrastructure Update, renewable energy dominated new U.S. electrical generation put into service during 2016. Combined, newly installed capacity from renewable sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) totaled 16,124-MW or 61.5 percent, surpassing that from natural …

Duke Energy Receives new 30-year Operating License for Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a new 30-year operating license for Duke Energy’s Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project, which will allow the company to continue operating the Jocassee Pumped Storage Hydro Station, Keowee Hydro Station and associated lakes. “The project provides clean, renewable hydroelectric power generation, supports regional public …