NRG Energy acquired by Global Infrastructure Partners.

NRG Energy acquired by Global Infrastructure Partners.

Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), a leading global, independent infrastructure investor, announced today that its third equity fund, Global Infrastructure Partners III, has agreed to acquire NRG Energy, Inc.’s (NYSE: NRG) integrated U.S. renewable energy platform, including its controlling stake and 46% economic interest in NRG Yield, Inc. (NYSE: NYLD; market capitalization: $3.2 billion) as well […]

Biggest US farm gets a blow from a judge.

Biggest US farm gets a blow from a judge.

American Electric Power Co.’s Wind Catcher project received a blow from an Oklahoma state judge who said the project failed to prove sufficient need. More specifically, administrative law judge Mary Candler said American Electric Power Co. had failed to convince the court that customers should pay for the US$4.5-billion wind farm. The judge added that […]

Wind booms in McLean County, Illinois.

Wind booms in McLean County, Illinois.

A strong market, improving technology and expiring federal incentives have brought a renewable energy boom to McLean County — but it could be short-lived. After nearly a decade of dormancy, wind development has returned to the county in force in 2018, through two projects that could more than double production from current wind farms, and […]

Nestlé partners with EDP Renewables.

Nestlé partners with EDP Renewables.

Nestlé Leverages Wind Power in Partnership with EDP Renewables in Step Toward 100% Renewable Electricity Goal. Nestlé in the U.S., in partnership with EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s largest wind energy producers, today announced a 15-year power purchase agreement that will provide approximately […]

AT&T buying wind power from farms in Texas and Oklahoma.

AT&T buying wind power from farms in Texas and Oklahoma.

AT&T announced that it’s buying a giant amount of wind power from farms in Texas and Oklahoma. The Dallas-based telecom is purchasing 520 megawatts of wind power from two farms that will be operated by subsidiaries of Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources. On the high end, that’s roughly equivalent to taking 350,595 passenger vehicles off the […]

Eversource Energy requests approval for US$258.3 million sale of its generating assets.

Eversource Energy requests approval for US$258.3 million sale of its generating assets.

Eversource Energy today filed documents with the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (NHPUC) requesting approval on the US$258.3 million sale of all of Eversource’s generating assets. According to the filing, on Oct. 11, Eversource signed two purchase and sales agreements; one with Granite Shore Power LLC for the purchase of the Merrimack, Newington, Schiller, White Lake, and […]

Corps releases details on Guajataca Dam spillway mitigation efforts in Puerto Rico.

Corps releases details on Guajataca Dam spillway mitigation efforts in Puerto Rico.

As the Guajataca Dam spillway in Puerto Rico continues to erode after Hurricane Maria’s September deluge of 35 inches of rain in some places, officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have released details of efforts being taken stabilizing the dam’s spillway. The non-hydropower earthen dam is located in Northwest Puerto Rico, and […]

Tennessee planning multi-organizational effort to remove Roaring River Dam.

Tennessee planning multi-organizational effort to remove Roaring River Dam.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, a state agency dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and enhancement of Tennessee’s fish and wildlife, yesterday announced plans to remove the Roaring River Dam in a multi-organizational effort. Participating agencies include: TWRA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, The Nature Conservancy, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Tennessee Department […]

Water Authority solicits proposals for potential joint energy storage facility with City of San Diego.

Water Authority solicits proposals for potential joint energy storage facility with City of San Diego.

Potential 500-megawatt pumped storage project at the San Vicente Reservoir site could help stabilize water rates The San Diego County Water Authority this week issued a Request for Proposals for a potential joint energy storage project with the City of San Diego that could lessen upward pressure on water rates and also increase opportunities for renewable […]

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