American Clean Power Association News Release
WASHINGTON DC, October 25, 2021 – The Clean Power Quarterly 2021 Q3 Market Report, released today by the American Clean Power Association (ACP), shows the U.S. clean energy industry installed 3,336 MW of new capacity during the third quarter, with additions totaling 15,317 MW in the first three quarters, a 23 percent increase compared to 2020.
Demand for clean power continues to rise with power purchasers and project developers announcing 9,054 MW of new Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) in the third quarter. Overall, a total of 17,442 MW of PPAs have been announced in 2021, a 16 percent increase compared to the same period in 2020. Continue reading here.
- Watch ACP’s Powering American Jobs national TV ad.
- Nebraska Fact Sheet, American Clean Power Association, August 2021
INTERCONNECTIONS SEAM STUDY
DOE study details ‘supergrid’ for high levels of renewables, E&E News, Energywire
DOE released a statement last week highlighting a September paper from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) on the NREL study’s major conclusions — the first time the lab’s findings were formally published. IEEE’s report titled “The Interconnections Seam Study” showed how Sun Belt solar power could be delivered to the Midwest at dusk. Later, the study shows, electricity flows could be reversed to move Great Plains wind power westward.
NEBRASKA CONSERVATION VOTERS PETITION
The Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) is considering setting a net zero carbon goal, but they won’t do it unless they hear from you! If you haven’t already, sign the petition today to ask Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) to commit to a clean energy future.
We are the only 100% public power state in the country, so your voice makes a big difference. If you have already signed the petition and would like to know how else you can help, please fill out our volunteer form. – Chelsea Johnson, Deputy Director, Nebraska Conservation Voters
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION LINKS
- Gerald Gentleman and Sheldon Stations are NPPD’s biggest carbon-emitting resources.
- NPPD’s Wind Energy Facilities
- NPPD’s Solar Energy Facilities
- See NPPD news releases on the utility’s website for more solar projects, completed and in development.
- Additional Current Projects
Monolith Materials: Previously Posted Articles & News Releases
Previously Posted Energy News Network Articles by Karen Uhlenhuth
- Nebraska utility could slash emissions at little or no added cost, studies show
A pair of reports by independent consultants both conclude that the Nebraska Public Power District could eliminate most of its carbon emissions without having to spend significantly more than it would otherwise for power.
- Solar firm buying land rights near coal plants with eye toward transmission
ALSO IN THE NEWS
- The crossroads of the energy transition and rural communities, Farm and Dairy
- Rampant solar’s 100GW Texas grid queue puts wind power in the shade, Recharge News
- Pfizer signs 15-year deal for 310 MW of Texas solar, PV Magazine
- Policy will determine if Biden’s community solar push succeeds, PV Magazine
Three factors will need to align if we’re going to deploy 700% more community solar in the next five years.
- Calculating the value of a US community solar program, PV Magazine
U.S. researchers have teamed up to analyze the economic benefit of annually adding 30 5 MW of community solar installations to Michigan’s grid for six years. Their results may surprise.
- In Minnesota, old power plants could be the on-ramp for new wind and solar, Energy News Network
- What’s Happening With EV Charging Infrastructure In The USA?, CleanTechnica
How will ample EV charging infrastructures spur EV sales? The goal is to have 100% EV sales in early-adopting states by 2035 and 100% in the rest of the country by 2040.
- Inside Clean Energy: Electric Vehicles Are Having a Banner Year. Here Are the Numbers, Inside Climate News
- Used EV batteries are storing solar power at grid scale — and making money at it, Canary Media