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World’s Largest Customer-Sited Solar-Storage Plant Planned for Nevada Desert

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Data center operator Switch plans to buy power for its record-breaking Citadel facility from an adjacent project developed and owned by Capital Dynamics. A 60-megawatt/240-megawatt-hour Tesla Megapack installation will turn 127 megawatts of solar capacity into a nearly 24/7 power source. ” Distributed energy like never before.

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‘Enormous Step’ for Energy Storage as Court Upholds FERC Order 841, Opening Wholesale Markets

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In a victory for the energy storage industry, a federal appeals court has upheld Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Order 841 , clearing the way for transmission grid operators across the country to open their markets to energy storage, including aggregated batteries connected at the distribution grid or behind customers’ meters.

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China’s new frontier for VOC regulations

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In March 2020, for example, China’s State Council announced four national requirements for VOC content in adhesives, coatings, inks and cleaning agents widely used in the electronics and electrical industry; the stringency and implementation of these mandates may have a significant impact on production and business risk moving forward.

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Michigan Utility DTE Ordered to Seek Out More Renewables

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Michigan's two big investor-owned utilities, Consumers Energy and DTE Energy, have both committed to meeting state-mandated clean energy targets and retiring coal plants by 2040. The order gives the Detroit-area utility until March 21 to resubmit its IRP, and until April 1 to submit an amended renewable energy plan.

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Demand Response Industry Asks Feds to Open States to Energy Market Competition

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Over the past half-decade, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has consistently won court battles upholding its authority over states to set the rules for how distributed energy resources can play in wholesale energy markets. ” Why demand-side resources are gaining grid power.

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5 States Blazing the Trail for Integrating Distributed Energy Resources

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Distributed energy resources (DERs) is an expansive term, including everything from backup generators to microgrids. In some states with 100 percent clean energy mandates, like California and Hawaii, the focus is on solar — lots and lots of it — and the tools needed to integrate this massive new grid edge resource.

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Solar Developers Smell Trouble on Long Island as Offshore Wind Arrives

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Long Island was once the “backbone” of New York’s solar industry, according to Steven Engelmann, business development director at New York-based EnterSolar. megawatts in 2016 to 83.2 megawatts in 2018, according to numbers from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.