Updated: Tucson Electric signs solar + storage PPA for ‘less than 4.5¢/kWh’

Dive Brief: Tucson Electric Power has signed a power purchase agreement for a solar-plus-storage system at “an all-in cost significantly less than $0.045/kWh over 20 years,” according to a company official. Exact prices are confidential, but a release pegged the PPA for the solar portion of the project at below $0.03/kWh. The project calls for a 100 MW … Read more

Westinghouse will not object to unsealing contract for VC Summer nuclear project

Dive Brief: Westinghouse Electric is not blocking a request to unseal documents relating to its contract with SCANA and its partners for the construction of the V.C. Summer nuclear plant, according to media reports. More than 350 people, most of them associated with the South Carolina chapter of AARP, have written letters requesting that the … Read more

Industrial IoT and the Age of Predictive Maintenance

<!– IoT GUIDE –> Smart Maintenance This has manifested itself in a number of fascinating early case studies of the use of data to make management of networks smarter. For instance, Finnish company Sharper Shape have been using drones to map utility networks. They use machine learning to identify trees that are at risk of … Read more

California just broke all renewable energy records

The Golden State has soaked up enough rays to generate 67.2 per cent of its energy from renewable sources last month, smashing previous records. When combining California’s largest grid with hydropower facilities, renewable energy rose even further to 80.7 per cent of total energy generation on 13 May. Thanks to ample sunshine, full water reservoirs and more solar facilities, … Read more

Achieving India’s Ambitious Renewable Energy Goals: A Progress Report

Whether G20 countries embrace responsible climate policy is of critical importance, since together they account for roughly 80 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions and 80 percent of global GDP. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced responsible climate policy as a goal of this year’s G20 Summit in July. In the lead up to the … Read more

DERMS: A Term Gone Too Far?

Industry terms of art are valuable when they allow us to communicate precisely and with brevity. Take “advanced metering infrastructure” — a term that has come to mean a utility metering and communications solution that can send and receive messages from the utility. This term is clearly distinct from AMR (automatic meter reading, which is … Read more

Welcome GST rate on coal; solar, wind will not be impacted: Piyush … – ETEnergyworld.com

New Delhi: Power, coal, renewable energy and mines minister Piyush Goyal today welcomed the GST council’s decision to keep coal in the lowest tax slab of 5% and said a higher tax slab of 18% for solar modules will not impact solar power tariffs. “The entire GST regime has been designed to bring down the … Read more