By Jason Kuiper, The Wire, OPPD Blog
A bright summer sun shone down on 35 acres of rural Washington County as officials from OPPD, NextEra Energy Resources and AUI Partners toured the utility’s newly built community solar field. More than 17,500 panels are up and work continues on the site, the first community solar project for OPPD. The project is on track to be completed in the late fall. Continue reading here.
NEWS FROM OTHR STATES
- Illinois Central College lands federal grant for new job-training program building, Peoria Journal Star. Material presented to the school’s board of trustees earlier this year indicated the building would house programs including HVAC work, solar panel installation, a new geothermal energy program, truck driver training, highway construction, machinist training, computer-aided drafting, machinist training and other high-demand career programs.
- We Energies nixes controversial solar surcharge, PV-Tech
- Pollinator-friendly solar habitat first of its kind in Ohio, Denison University News Release
- State carbon free policies increasingly inclusive of nuclear, but resource needs federal boost, Utility Dive. The poor economics of nuclear generation stymie investments in the private sector, making federal policy necessary.
- Floridians seeking energy freedom, PV Magazine
Citizens for Energy Choices is pushing for a ballot amendment to create a competitive retail electricity market, the right to sell your own electricity, and to limit investor owned utilities to transmission and distribution.
- Regulators order Georgia Power to double its solar, PV Magazine
Georgia Power has been required to solicit 2.21 GW of solar and 80 MW of energy storage to come online over the next five years. This is the largest single acquisition of solar in Georgia’s history and will double the state’s installed capacity.