California utilities release maps showing where solar generation projects can easily be developed

The Solar Power World | January 03, 2019

California has just taken a major step forward in bringing clean local energy online. The Clean Coalition played a major role in this progress as a leading advocate for streamlining the interconnection of distributed energy resources (DER) to the electric grid. On December 28, 2018, California’s major utilities, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), published their updated Interconnection Capacity Analysis (ICA) maps, or ICA 2.0. These online grid maps are a product of the Distribution Resources Plan (DRP) proceeding at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), in which the Clean Coalition has been the leading non-utility intervenor.

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Electric grids are evolving rapidly, disrupted by deregulation, distributed energy resources, renewable portfolio standards, smart grid technologies, and more. Energy storage is uniquely positioned at the heart of all of this change. Unlike any other asset on the grid, energy storage can play multiple roles, acting as both load and capacity depending on whether it is absorbing excess generation or feeding back into the grid. Add to that its ability to react near-instantly, and energy storage can help utilities and customers smooth the integration of new assets, enabling the grid to emerge more stable and responsive.

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Electric grids are evolving rapidly, disrupted by deregulation, distributed energy resources, renewable portfolio standards, smart grid technologies, and more. Energy storage is uniquely positioned at the heart of all of this change. Unlike any other asset on the grid, energy storage can play multiple roles, acting as both load and capacity depending on whether it is absorbing excess generation or feeding back into the grid. Add to that its ability to react near-instantly, and energy storage can help utilities and customers smooth the integration of new assets, enabling the grid to emerge more stable and responsive.

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Tri Global Energy, a Leading U.S. Renewable Energy Developer, Acquired by Enbridge

Enbridge | October 03, 2022

Tri Global Energy (TGE), one of America's leading developers of renewable energy, has completed its acquisition by Enbridge, Canada's largest energy company. For the second quarter of 2022, the American Clean Power Association (ACP) ranked Tri Global Energy as number 10 in the U.S. for overall renewable energy development (onshore and offshore wind, solar, and battery storage projects), number three for onshore wind development nationally, and number one for onshore wind development in Texas, one of the world's largest producers of wind energy. ACP includes projects both under construction and in advanced development. Since its founding in 2009, Tri Global Energy has developed 8.7 GW of power from 37 total projects in seven states - Texas, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wyoming. TGE has successfully originated, developed and sold multiple projects to leading renewable equity partners such as NextEra, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Engie. This includes 10 Texas wind projects, which are now in commercial operation. "When we established Tri Global Energy, we had a vision of creating a better way to develop wind energy projects. This proved to be what the industry needed to help accelerate the transition to renewable energy in the U.S., Today TGE is a leader in clean energy with a highly talented and experienced team. Our current opportunity with Enbridge allows for continued robust growth to meet the challenge of our lifetime – the transition to a low-carbon economy." -John B. Billingsley, Founder Chairman and CEO, TGE. Lazard served as lead financial advisor to Tri Global Energy, and Haynes and Boone served as outside counsel to Tri Global Energy. About Tri Global Energy: Founded in 2009, Triu Global Energy is a leading renewable energy developer drawing on the natural, renewable resources of the wind and the sun to successfully address the growing demand for clean and sustainable energy. Tri Global Energy is among America's top utility-scale renewable energy developers. In fact, for more than a decade, the company has been the largest developer of wind energy projects currently under construction in Texas, the nation's leader in wind capacity.

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Advent Technologies signs MoU with Saudi based Company, Hydrogen Systems, Inc. to Distribute Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Products in the Middle East

Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc. | September 16, 2022

Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADN) (“Advent“ or the “Company”), an innovation-driven leader in the fuel cell and hydrogen technology space,announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) with Hydrogen Systems, Inc. (“Hydrogen Systems”), a hydrogen energy solutions company based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to provide integrated hydrogen solutions and value-added support to industrial and renewable energy markets in the Middle East. Under the MoU, Hydrogen Systems aims to utilize a vast number of existing relationships in the telecom and hydrogen energy marketplace in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and elsewhere throughout the Middle East to market, sell, distribute, install and service Advent’s full line of high-temperature proton exchange membrane (“HT-PEM”) fuel cells and hydrogen production products. Simultaneously, Advent and Hydrogen Systems intend to collaborate and explore potential large-scale development opportunities for hydrogen fuel cell power applications across the region. Advent’s family of products, including the Serene and M-ZERØ® fuel cell systems, realize a significant carbon advantage over conventional diesel remote power generation technology. HT-PEM fuel cells can operate with a range of low or zero-carbon hydrogen fuels and enable more efficient heat management. Such fuel cells can produce power in extreme ambient temperatures (from -40°C to up to +55°C) and conditions such as high air pollution and low humidity, resulting in a longer lifetime and lower total cost of ownership. “We look forward to a successful partnership with Hydrogen Systems to support the effort in the Middle East to decarbonize faster by adopting hydrogen and HT-PEM fuel cells to replace conventional and polluting energy sources. Hydrogen Systems’ industry knowledge and reach provide an advantage in bringing disruptive, emerging fuel cell solutions to a mature application.” -Dr. Vasilis Gregoriou, Advent’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sattam Alsuwailem, Chief Executive Officer of Hydrogen Systems, We are excited to have Advent as our new industry partner and truly believe that this new collaboration can play a vital role in speeding up the Middle East’s transition to clean energy technologies. All of us at Hydrogen Systems are connected through a shared mission to continue providing our customers with the most reliable, efficient, and cost-effective hydrogen solutions. We look forward to further strengthening this mission by bringing Advent’s highly differentiated technology to the Middle East market. About Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc. Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc. is a U.S. corporation that develops, manufactures, and assembles complete fuel cell systems as well as supplying customers with critical components for fuel cells in the renewable energy sector. Advent is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with offices in California, Greece, Denmark, Germany, and the Philippines. With more than 150 patents issued, pending, and/or licensed for fuel cell technology, Advent holds the IP for next-generation HT-PEM that enables various fuels to function at high temperatures and under extreme conditions, conferring the virtues of a flexible fuel option for the automotive, aviation, defense, oil and gas, marine, and power generation sectors. For more information, visit www.advent.energy. About Hydrogen Systems, Inc. Hydrogen Systems is a Saudi Arabia based company dedicated to delivering the most comprehensive and cost-effective hydrogen gas solutions to its customers in the greater GCC region. Hydrogen Systems was founded in 2009 and has grown steadily over the last 10 years by providing valuable solutions and services to their customers. With the establishment of the Hydrogen Energy Center of Excellence, Hydrogen Systems is committed to the localization and development of hydrogen energy and decarbonization solutions to meet the growing demand in the region.

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Pertamina, Keppel Infrastructure, and Chevron Sign Agreement to Explore Development of Green Hydrogen and Ammonia Projects in Indonesia

Pertamina Power Indonesia | November 14, 2022

Pertamina Power Indonesia (Pertamina NRE), Keppel Infrastructure, through Keppel New Energy Pte. Ltd., and Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX), through Chevron New Energies International Pte. Ltd. (Chevron New Energies), have signed a Joint Study Agreement (JSA) to explore the development of selected green hydrogen and green ammonia projects using renewable energy located primarily in Sumatera, Indonesia. The signing of the JSA took place at the Business 20 (B20) Investment Forum held in conjunction with the B20 Summit in Bali. B20 is an official G20 engagement group that represents the global business community. Signing the JSA were CEO of Pertamina NRE, Dannif Danusaputro; Director of Keppel New Energy Pte., Ltd., Chua Yong Hwee, and Director of Chevron New Energies International, Pte. Ltd., Andrew S. Mingst. The signing was witnessed by the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Pandjaitan; Minister of Investment of Indonesia & Head of BKPM, Bahlil Lahadalia; President Director & CEO, PT Pertamina (Persero), Nicke Widyawati; and Chief Executive Officer, Keppel Infrastructure, Cindy Lim. The JSA intends to explore the feasibility of developing a green hydrogen facility, with a production capacity of at least 40,000 tonnes per annum, powered by 250-400 megawatts of geothermal energy in the initial phase. The hydrogen production facility could have the potential to scale up to 80,000-160,000 tonnes per annum, depending on the availability of geothermal energy as well as market demands. The JSA aims to draw on the complementary strengths of Pertamina, the largest energy company in Indonesia; Keppel Infrastructure, a leading Singapore-based energy infrastructure solutions provider with a strong track record of developing and operating large scale energy and environmental infrastructure projects; and Chevron, a multinational energy corporation committed to providing affordable, reliable, ever-cleaner energy. According to an International Energy Agency report, Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country, has a viable path to reaching its target of net zero emissions by 2060.1 Hydrogen and ammonia are expected to be important lower carbon fuels as part of this roadmap. Ammonia can also be used to transport hydrogen and potentially be used to replace bunker fuels as a lower carbon solution in the global maritime industry. Indonesia accounts for approximately 40 percent of global geothermal resources, providing opportunities to utilize geothermal energy as a reliable and stable energy source to produce green ammonia or hydrogen. “The development of green hydrogen and green ammonia holds a significant role in Indonesia’s Net Zero Emissions roadmap. And with its potential, we believe that Indonesia will also play a key role in green hydrogen production in Asia. We are very excited with this strategic collaboration as we know that Keppel and Chevron are reputable companies and have the same vision in energy transition as we do.” -Dannif Danusaputro, CEO of Pertamina NRE Ms. Cindy Lim, CEO of Keppel Infrastructure, said, Indonesia is a country with vast resources and enormous potential for renewable and low carbon energy. We are happy to partner with industry leaders, Pertamina and Chevron, to explore the first of its kind use of geothermal and other renewable energy to develop green hydrogen and green ammonia projects and support Indonesia’s energy transition efforts, as well as catalyze investments in green energy supply chain in the regions. In line with Keppel’s Vision 2030, which places sustainability at the core of its strategy, this collaboration will broaden Keppel Infrastructure’s geographical footprints to create and capture more value arising from the global commitment to net zero and its energy transition. Austin Knight, vice president of Hydrogen, Chevron New Energies, said, “We have a long history of working in Indonesia and with Pertamina, and a growing relationship with Keppel Infrastructure. We look forward to leveraging our collective strengths to study and evaluate lower carbon opportunities for the region. Chevron’s strength has always been solving big, complex energy challenges, and creating a lower carbon future is the opportunity that motivates us. As part of this effort, we must work together to identify new, innovative ways of producing and delivering ever-cleaner energy to a growing world.” Keppel Corporation Limited, the parent company of Keppel Infrastructure, does not expect the abovementioned development to have any material impact on Keppel Corporation’s earnings per share and net tangible asset per share for the current financial year. About Pertamina NRE PT Pertamina Power Indonesia (Pertamina NRE) is member of PT Pertamina (Persero), Indonesia’s largest energy company, comprised of four business entities: PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy (subsidiary), PT Jawa Satu Power (affiliate), PT Jawa Satu Regas (affiliate), and PT Industri Baterai Indonesia. Its business focuses on clean energy development. It is highly committed to support Indonesia’s net zero emission 2060 through energy transition and to implement ESG. About Keppel Infrastructure Keppel Infrastructure (KI) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Corporation, a Singapore flagship multinational company providing solutions for sustainable urbanisation. KI provides solutions for some of the world’s most pressing challenges through its power & gas, environment and new energy businesses by leveraging its proprietary technology, strong technical expertise and proven operating capabilities. KI has a track record of developing energy and environmental infrastructure end-to-end, including power generation assets, waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities, large-scale district cooling systems, as well as NEWater and desalination plants. In Singapore, it operates a 1,300-megawatt high efficiency gas-fired combined cycle power plant and a utility pipe rack and pipeline network in Jurong Island. It is also Singapore’s leading electricity retailer, and the first and largest district cooling systems developer and service provider. Globally, through Keppel Seghers, it is one of the leading WTE technology providers with more than 100 project references in 20 countries. KI is expanding its presence, in Singapore and overseas, in areas such as power generation, waste management, district cooling, renewables and energy storage, electric vehicle charging infrastructure and other clean energy opportunities. About Chevron Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. We believe affordable, reliable, and ever-cleaner energy is essential to achieving a more prosperous and sustainable world. Chevron produces crude oil and natural gas; manufactures transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and additives; and develops technologies that enhance our business and the industry. We are focused on lowering the carbon intensity in our operations and growing lower carbon businesses along with our traditional business lines. For more information, please visit www.chevron.com.

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