Wind & Solar + Storage Prices Smash Records

In a new report from Xcel Energy, the company reported unprecedented low bids for wind and solar with storage. Last year, Xcel announced it would close 660 MW worth of coal-fired power capacity at Comanche Generating Station. Xcel subsidiary Public Service Company issue a request for proposals for wind, solar, …

Construction Begins On Australia’s $160 Million Kennedy Energy Park

Construction has begun on the first phase of Kennedy Energy Park, Australia’s first utility-scale wind, solar, and storage hybrid project which, once all phases are complete, could boast a capacity of up to 1.2 gigawatts. The Kennedy Energy Park, located near Hughenden in North West Queensland, was first mentioned back …

More Northeast Natural Gas Pipeline Capacity Brings Questions

Led by the surge in Appalachia’s Marcellus and Utica plays, U.S. natural gas production has increased over 50% since 2005 and related infrastructure to move the gas has become short. This is really not just an issue for the U.S. but for the world: the Northeast shale gas boom is …

Shell Starts Production at Stones in the Gulf of Mexico

Shell announces recently  that production has started from the Stones development in the Gulf of Mexico. Stones is expected to produce around 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day  when fully ramped up at the end of 2017. The host facility for the world’s deepest offshore oil and gas project …