By Austin Svehla, Norfolk Daily News
NPPD entered into an agreement with Sol Customer Solutions, a joint venture between Sol Systems and Arevon Energy Inc. Arevon will manage the asset, and Sol Systems will operate and maintain the array. Sol Systems, along with partners GenPro Energy Solutions and Mesner Development, executed a lease agreement with the City of Norfolk for the land where the solar panels are being installed along Highway 275 near Norfolk’s sewer maintenance facility. Continue reading here.
Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) Resources
SPP, MISO COMPLETE CROSS-SEAM TRANSMISSION STUDY
Grid operators’ ‘seam’ study paves way for renewable expansion, E&E News
The study identified seven transmission projects along the MISO-SPP boundary that would cost $1.65 billion and enable 28 gigawatts of new generation capacity — and perhaps as much as 53 GW — across MISO and SPP combined. The latter estimate, based on modeling by SPP, would roughly double the combined wind and solar capacity that currently exists in the two regions.
MISO and SPP complete Joint Targeted Interconnection Queue, Southwest Power Pool
LES’ SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PROGRAM
LES Offers $1.5 Million Of Incentives Through Sustainable Energy Program, American Public Power Association
Since the program’s inception, LES customers have accessed nearly $28 million in program incentives and spent $220 million on energy-efficient equipment and/or services. “In total, energy efficiency projects that received SEP incentives have cumulatively saved more than 800,000 net megawatt-hours, or the equivalent annual electric use of 80,000 single-family homes,” said Marc Shkolnick, LES manager of Energy Services. Additional information about the program is available here.
NEW RESIDENTIAL SOLAR REPORT & WEBINAR FROM BERKELEY LAB
Solar Demographic Trends and Analysis
Berkeley Lab tracks and analyzes solar-adopter demographic characteristics. A central element of this work is a tracking report describing income and other socio-economic trends of residential solar adopters over time and across geographies. The report is based on household-level income and other demographic data for residential solar adopters across the United States, and is intended to serve as a foundational reference document for policy-makers, industry stakeholders, and other researchers interested in demographic trends among residential solar adopters.
The report is published with an accompanying interactive data visualization tool that allows users to further explore the underlying data. Nebraskans for Solar Note: Nebraska is not yet on the map, but data from other states may be of potential interest.
The authors will host a webinar highlighting key findings from this study on March 17th at 2 pm Central Time. Register here.