Wind

April 11, 2019

CooperVision eyes 100% RE, efficiency advancements

CooperVision, a manufacturer of soft contact lenses, has converted its three Rochester, N.Y.-area sites to 100% renewable electricity usage. The company began moving to electrical power using RECs two years ago in Rochester.
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Wind  -  April 10, 2019

Hormel closes in on 50% RE with VPPA

Hormel Foods Corporation has signed a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for wind energy. Through this and other initiatives, the company will be supplied by almost 50% renewable wind power.
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Wind  -  April 10, 2019

Iron Mountain expands to 100% RE in Texas and Illinois

Iron Mountain Inc. announced new energy transactions in Texas and Illinois that will provide access to 100% renewable power for its facilities in both states. The deals amount to more than 25,000 MWh of green energy per year over the next three years
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Sourcing Renewables  -  April 8, 2019

Amazon delivers three new RE projects

Amazon.com announced three new renewable energy projects as part of its long-term goal to power all Amazon Web Services (AWS) global infrastructure with renewable energy. These projects – one in Ireland, one in Sweden, and one in the U.S. – will deliver more than 229 MW of wind-generated energy.
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April 5, 2019

Renewable energy = one-third of global power capacity

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) announced an annual increase of 7.9% for 2018 of global renewable energy capacity, bolstered by new additions from solar and wind energy. Globally, total renewable energy generation capacity reached 2,351 GW at the end of last year – around a third of total installed electricity capacity.
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Energy Storage  -  March 16, 2019

Weekend reads: New opportunity for microgrids; Is U.S. offshore wind about to blow?

It's the weekend! Kick back and relax with these can't-miss energy articles from around the web.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  March 13, 2019

Capturing the Full Value of Renewable Energy for Businesses in ERCOT

As companies explore renewable options, they often find themselves stymied by product complexity and market uncertainty. This paper, presented by NRG Energy, Inc., examines why these challenges exist within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) - even as low wind and solar energy prices serve as a strong motivator for companies to sign large offtake agreements.
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Hydro  -  March 12, 2019

Turkey Hill achieves 100% RE with hydroelectric power

Turkey Hill Dairy announced March 8 that it officially powers 100% of its operations with clean and sustainable energy sources.
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Wind  -  March 8, 2019

Microsoft signs PPA for 125 MW Ohio wind farm

Microsoft Corp. signed two 15-year power purchase agreements that will bring a 125 MW wind farm to Paulding County, Ohio.
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February 27, 2019

Google uses AI to predict wind output

Google has partnered with DeepMind to apply machine learning algorithms to 700 megawatts of wind power capacity in the central U.S. that are part of Google’s global fleet of renewable energy projects, with the goal of strengthening the business case for wind power and driving further adoption of carbon-free energy on electric grids worldwide.
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