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Power Prices  -  August 6, 2018

Green energy glut = power prices at zero

As wind and solar systems continue to expand, the amount of electricity being generated is outstripping demand during certain hours of the day, resulting in power prices falling to zero or even below in more jurisdictions.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  August 4, 2018

Weekend reads: One trillion watts; Energy vs. facility managers

It's the weekend! Kick back and relax with these must-read energy stories from around the web:
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Wind  -  August 3, 2018

Novartis signs 12-year wind VPPA

NJ Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., an affiliate of Novartis, has signed a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with Invenergy for 100 megawatts of wind power from their Santa Rita East wind farm, located west of San Angelo, Texas.
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Energy Storage  -  August 3, 2018

Kona brews solar-plus-battery storage project

The Kona Brewing Company has signed a 20-year PPA with Holu Energy, a subsidiary of EnSync, Inc. to build a solar-plus-battery storage system at the beer company's new brewery, under construction in Kailua Kona. The system, expected to be online in 2019, will meet one-quarter of the brewery’s electricity need and will allow the company to produce a peak output of 6,875 cans of sun-powered beer per hour.
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Wind  -  August 2, 2018

Facebook signs wind PPA in Indiana

Facebook has signed a 15-year PPA for 139 MW of power from the Headwaters II Wind Farm in Randolph County, Indiana. The wind farm, operated by EDP Renewables, SA, produces a total of 200 MW and is expected to be operational in 2020.
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August 2, 2018

UPS partners on electric delivery truck

UPS announced a collaboration with Thor Trucks, Inc., to develop and test a fully-electric medium-duty delivery truck in Los Angeles. The truck, which will have a driving range of approximately 100 miles powered by a Thor-designed and built battery, is expected to be ready for deployment later this year.
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Wind  -  August 1, 2018

J.M. Smucker signs wind PPA

J.M. Smucker announced on August 1 that it has signed a long-term PPA with Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE) for 60 megawatts (MW) of the utility-scale 230 MW Plum Creek Wind Project in Wayne County, Nebraska. Starting in 2020, the wind energy produced from this project will cover approximately 50% of Smucker's total electricity use.v
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Solar  -  August 1, 2018

Detroit Lions score with solar

The Detroit Lions have added solar-powered lights to the parking garage at their Ford Field home as well as their training facility in Allen Park, representing their first foray into solar energy as part of the team’s ongoing sustainability efforts.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  July 31, 2018

Levi Strauss targets 100% RE, supply chain goals

Levi Strauss & Co. announced on July 31 a new climate action strategy, which includes a 100% renewable electricity target in company-owned facilities, a 90% reduction in GHG emissions in all owned-and-operated facilities, and a 40% reduction in GHG emissions in its supply chain, all by 2025.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  July 31, 2018

Honda rolls out SmartCharge beta

Honda has introduced a new SmartCharge™ beta program to Honda Fit EV customers as a way to permit these customers to charge their vehicle when electricity demand is low and when the availability of renewable energy is high.
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