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Wind  -  September 9, 2020

Maryland water utility to offset energy use 30% with wind farm

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) announced Sept. 8 that it has entered into an agreement that will offset their energy usage through 2030 with power and RECs from a 50 MW wind facility.
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Energy Efficiency  -  August 29, 2020

Weekend reads: How climate became a priority for voters; Decarbonizing America's energy system

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web.
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Energy Storage  -  July 31, 2020

Moss Landing plans major energy storage system

A 1,200 MW lithium-ion battery energy storage system in Moss Landing, Calif., was approved by the county Planning Commission to proceed into the next phase of construction as the developers plan one of the largest energy storage projects in the world.
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Utilities  -  July 27, 2020

ComEd agrees to $200M fine in Illinois bribery charge

ComEd agreed to a three-year deferred prosecution agreement for a bribery charge related to their agreement with federal prosecutors to arrange jobs, monetary payments and subcontracted work for "various associates of a high-level elected official in the state of Illinois" from 2011 to 2019.
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GHG Emissions  -  July 21, 2020

Sacramento Municipal Utility District commits to carbon-neutral electricity

Sacramento Municipal Utility District adopted a climate emergency declaration July 17 that committed them to a goal of carbon-neutral electricity by 2030.
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Solar  -  May 28, 2020

Maryland farm agrees to host 2.7 MW solar array

The Fritz Family Farms in New Windsor, Md., has agreed to use 12 acres of their 400 grain, hay and cattle farm as the site of a new 2.7 MW solar project that will sell clean energy to a local water and wastewater utility.
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Utilities  -  May 27, 2020

Dayton Power & Light denied in effort to recover COVID-related losses

A request from Dayton Power and Light (DP&L) to recover revenues lost due to COVID-19 has been denied by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) in a ruling announced on May 20.
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Commercial  -  May 18, 2020

Facebook data center a major contributor to N.M. clean energy goals

The expansion of 396 MW of solar and wind power that Facebook sources for its data center operations in New Mexico was found to account for a large amount of the state's clean energy generation and to be a major factor in the state reaching their own renewable energy goals.
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Utilities  -  May 13, 2020

Synchronizing the Electric Regulatory Response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis is influencing every aspect of the global economy, and electric utilities are certainly seeing significant impacts. This column from the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) warns that before utility regulators take actions to adjust revenues or rates to reflect COVID-19 impacts, it is important to identify and quantify the broad range of impacts so that those that increase costs or reduce sales can be appropriately offset against those that decrease costs or cause increased sales in some sectors.
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Energy Storage  -  April 15, 2020

Clean Power Alliances approves construction of 100 MW battery project

Clean Power Alliance approved April 2 a new Energy Storage Agreement that will result in the construction of a 100 MW battery storage project in California, one of the largest in the state.
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