NERC finds first remote hacker interference on US grid from cyberattack

NERC finds first remote hacker interference on US grid from cyberattack

Dive Brief: The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) on Wednesday revealed details about a March 5 cyber event that caused an undisclosed utility in the western United States to temporarily lose visibility of certain system parts.

Enphase Shares Soar as Turnaround Gains Steam

Enphase Shares Soar as Turnaround Gains Steam

Enphase on Tuesday reported growing revenues and profits for the second quarter of 2019, driven by increasing shipments of its latest generation of solar microinverters in North America and Europe as well as consistent growth for its AC module products.

Investigation launched after new US GE wind turbine col

Investigation launched after new US GE wind turbine col

Enel said in a statement sent to Recharge : “Enel Green Power North America is working with the turbine manufacturer GE, to investigate an incident that occurred Tuesday involving a turbine failure at our Chisholm View 2 wind project in Grant County, Oklahoma.

Engie North America acquires Genbright to further growth of DERs

Engie North America acquires Genbright to further growth of DERs

“This acquisition coupled with ENGIE Energy Marketing NA’s power market operations allow ENGIE Storage to deliver co-optimized energy storage services seamlessly that span from behind-the-meter peak demand shaving and energy arbitrage to in-front-of the-meter wholesale electricity market capacity, energy, and ancillary services, all from a single energy storage asset,” said Christopher Tilley, CEO of ENGIE Storage.

Engie Acquires Genbright to Unlock More Value From Distributed Storage and Solar Portfolio

Engie Acquires Genbright to Unlock More Value From Distributed Storage and Solar Portfolio

On Wednesday, Engie North America acquired Genbright, a startup with software it believes can unlock a much broader range of revenue streams for these distributed energy resources (DERs), by linking them into the multiple opportunities being opened in U.S. wholesale energy markets.

SunPower Marks Q1 Loss Amid Restructuring to Focus on Distributed Solar and Storage

SunPower Marks Q1 Loss Amid Restructuring to Focus on Distributed Solar and Storage

Non-GAAP revenues of $241.7 million for SunPower Energy Services, its North American residential and commercial business, compared to $255 million in the same quarter last year. SunPower’s Residential business reported non-GAAP revenues of $167 million and added about 9,000 customers in the first quarter, despite weather-related slowdowns in key markets such as California.

Shell’s Electric Mobility Strategy for North America: Focus on Fleets

Shell’s Electric Mobility Strategy for North America: Focus on Fleets

With sufficient coordination among disparate business units, which can be easier said than done, the company could market a corporate fleet charging network powered by clean energy credits.

Better city bike maps are made by volunteers

Better city bike maps are made by volunteers

North American cities are building more bicycling routes, by adding on-street painted lanes, physically separated cycle tracks, bicycle-only or multi-use paths and local street bikeways.

Another Route to All-Electric Flight: Convert Existing Planes

Another Route to All-Electric Flight: Convert Existing Planes

On March 26, British Columbia-based Harbour Air, North America’s largest seaplane airline, and the electric propulsion startup magniX announced they would partner to build the “world’s first all-electric airline.” They plan to do so not by developing new planes for delivery in the mid-2020s but instead by equipping Harbour Air’s existing fleet of mostly single-engine piston and turbine airplanes with electric motors and lithium-ion battery packs.

Event-to-event intensification of the hydrologic cycle from 1.5 °C to a 2 °C warmer world

Event-to-event intensification of the hydrologic cycle from 1.5 °C to a 2 °C warmer world

Box-whisker plots show the area averaged (land only) difference between 2 °C and 1.5 °C climates (2 °C minus 1.5 °C) for the total precipitation (dP), frequency term (Frq), and intensity term (Int) during wet spells in mm per decade (in the middle panel) globally and over the East North America (ENA), Amazon (AMZ), South Europe/Mediterranean (MED), and East Asia (EAS) regions.

Canada replaces largest North American coal plant with solar

Canada replaces largest North American coal plant with solar

Canada’s Ontario Power Generation (OPG) – working in cooperation with the the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation – announced last week that they had successfully completed a 44 MW solar facility on the site of the former Nanticoke Generating Station, once the largest coal-fired power plant in North America.

Wind - Seven Research Projects Funded Through Wind Wildlife Research Fund - Renewable Energy Magazine, at the heart of clean energy journalism

Wind - Seven Research Projects Funded Through Wind Wildlife Research Fund - Renewable Energy Magazine, at the heart of clean energy journalism

“These priority research projects were identified and selected to address information needs for wildlife and monitoring in relation to wind energy impacts,” said Joan Heredia, Senior Director of Environmental Permitting for Enel Green Power North America and Vice Chair of the Fund.

Florida Power & Light’s Huge Solar-Plus-Storage System the ‘New Norm’ for Utilities

Florida Power & Light’s Huge Solar-Plus-Storage System the ‘New Norm’ for Utilities

The project underscores FPL's recent embrace of large-scale solar and storage in the Sunshine State — following the aggressive lead of its sister company NextEra Energy Resources, which is active across the continent as North America’s leading renewables developer.

E.ON begins construction on new South Texas wind farm

E.ON begins construction on new South Texas wind farm

“Peyton Creek will be our 24th wind project in North America and construction, along with our long-term operation of this project, will deliver clean, low-cost energy to South Texas and generate millions of dollars in tax revenue and land lease payments,” said Silvia Ortin, Chief Operating Officer North America.

GE Sells 650MW of Renewable Energy Assets to Enel, Despite Plans to Grow Renewables Arm

GE Sells 650MW of Renewable Energy Assets to Enel, Despite Plans to Grow Renewables Arm

The sale involved seven projects belonging to Enel Green Power North America Renewable Energy Partners (EGPNA REP), an equally owned joint venture between Enel Green Power North America and GE Capital’s Energy Financial Services, GE’s energy investing arm.

EDP Renewables, Microsoft execute wind energy agreement in Ohio

EDP Renewables, Microsoft execute wind energy agreement in Ohio

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with 48 wind farms, 5 solar parks, and 13 regional and development offices across North America, EDPR NA has developed more than 6,700 megawatts (MW) and operates more than 6,100 MW of renewable energy projects.

Enel Green Power starts construction of 497-MW Texas solar project

Enel Green Power starts construction of 497-MW Texas solar project

“This plant is the latest major milestone for Enel’s operations in the US renewables market, where we have already started construction of projects for almost 1 GW this year,” said Georgios Papadimitriou, head of Enel Green Power North America.

Tesla Powerwalls Are in High Demand, Installers Just Don’t Have Them

Tesla Powerwalls Are in High Demand, Installers Just Don’t Have Them

Only 12 percent of solar installers carry Tesla’s Powerwall, according to the latest findings in a report from EnergySage and the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners.

Shell Acquires Greenlots to Lead North American EV Charging Push

Shell Acquires Greenlots to Lead North American EV Charging Push

Shell New Energies, a subsidiary of oil major Royal Dutch Shell, acquired EV charging startup Greenlots, claiming a bigger stake in the emerging electric mobility marketplace. Greenlots will keep its brand and leadership, and will become the “foundation” of Shell’s electric mobility business in North America, the companies said in a statement Wednesday.

A method to properly value solar and wind resources in wholesale capacity markets across North America

A method to properly value solar and wind resources in wholesale capacity markets across North America

A proposal for an “Always on Capacity Exchange” (AOCE pronounced ACE) has been submitted to industry as a means to properly value capacity resources based on their ability to meet each state’s environmental and renewable energy targets and other characteristics important to system operators, such as rapid up and down ramping capability, using a market based approach.

Lightsource BP appoints new chief executive for Americas expansion

Lightsource BP appoints new chief executive for Americas expansion

As Lightsource BP continues its rapid growth across North, South and Central America, Kevin’s knowledge and experience makes him an exciting and valuable addition to the Lightsource BP family.” Energy giant BP agreed a deal with Lightsource in 2017 to invest £150m over three years to receive a 43% in the London-headquartered company.

Enbala to Enable World’s Biggest Residential Solar-Plus-Storage Virtual Power Plant

Enbala to Enable World’s Biggest Residential Solar-Plus-Storage Virtual Power Plant

Enbala, the Vancouver, Canada-based startup with software that runs virtual power plants (VPPs) across North America, has landed a contract to manage the world’s biggest aggregation of household solar and behind-the-meter batteries with Australian utility AGL.

Third battery storage maker to set up factory in South Australia

Third battery storage maker to set up factory in South Australia

The Calgary-based Eguana Technologies makes both household and commercial-scale batteries, mostly delivered to Europe and north American markets up till its initial shift into Australia earlier this year, and also produces fuel cell and solar PV products.

Heavy Industry Goes Renewable

Heavy Industry Goes Renewable

Cummins, a global industrial manufacturer in the Fortune 200, signed its first virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with EDP Renewables (EDPR) North America in August 2017 for 75 megawatts of wind capacity over 15 years.

EDF Names MHI Vestas as Preferred Supplier for US Offshore Wind Project

EDF Names MHI Vestas as Preferred Supplier for US Offshore Wind Project

Atlantic City, USA - EDF Renewables North America has selected MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as the preferred supplier for the Nautilus Offshore Wind project off the coast of Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Carbon Trust to help accelerate North America’s offshore wind ambitions

Carbon Trust to help accelerate North America’s offshore wind ambitions

The Carbon Trust will bring over 15 years of technology and industry expertise from the European wind sector, currently the largest offshore wind market in the world.

Orsted splurges $500m on US wind farm owner

Orsted splurges $500m on US wind farm owner

Martin Neubert, CEO of offshore wind at Orsted, said: “With this transaction we’re creating the number one offshore wind platform in North America, merging the best of two worlds: Deepwater Wind’s longstanding expertise in originating, developing and permitting offshore wind projects in the US, and Orsted’s unparalleled track-record in engineering, constructing, and operating large-scale offshore wind farms.

New Jersey Approves Largest Single-State Offshore Wind Solicitation to Date

New Jersey Approves Largest Single-State Offshore Wind Solicitation to Date

The Vineyard Wind bids came in extremely low, thanks in part to the federal Investment Tax Credit, which is available to large wind projects that commence construction before the end of the year, said Anthony Logan, North America wind power analyst at Wood Mackenzie.

States, Cities and Companies Unveil a Frenzy of New Electric Vehicle Commitments

States, Cities and Companies Unveil a Frenzy of New Electric Vehicle Commitments

On Thursday, the Silicon Valley-based startup that operates one of the country’s largest EV charging networks announced a target of 2.5 million public chargers by 2025, mostly in North America and Europe.

Global EV sales top four million as uptake accelerates

Global EV sales top four million as uptake accelerates

And if Tesla Model 3 sales continue to accelerate, North America could also catch up with Europe, where roughly 1.3 million EVs are expected to be sold by next March.