Madison Gas and Electric | May 03, 2021
Madison Gas and Electric (MGE), in partnership with We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service (WPS), auxiliaries of WEC Energy Group, is looking for an endorsement from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to buy the Koshkonong Solar Energy Center. Whenever endorsed, MGE will claim 30 megawatts (MW) of solar energy and 16.5 MW of battery storage from the office situated in the Towns of Christiana and Deerfield in Dane County.
"We are changing our framework for the future in various manners, one of which is developing our utilization of savvy, renewable generation to decarbonize our energy supply. The Koshkonong Solar Energy Center and other as of late reported renewable projects will assist us with overseeing term expenses to clients" clarified Jeff Keebler, MGE Chairman, President, and CEO. "There is no fuel cost with solar and wind energy, and battery storage will assist us with overseeing costs and keep up our highest level electric unwavering quality as we progress to more noteworthy utilization of renewables."
MGE reported recently plans to buy the accompanying:
• Paris Solar-Battery Park. MGE's proprietorship offer would be 20 MW of solar energy and 11 MW of battery storage.
• Darien Solar Energy Center. MGE's proprietorship offer would be 25 MW of solar energy and 7.5 MW of battery storage.
• Red Barn Wind Farm. MGE's proprietorship offer would be 9.1 MW.
• Together, these projects are relied upon to help power over 26,000 MGE families before the finish of 2023.
Continuous clean energy progress
MGE is on target to accomplish carbon reductions of at any rate 65% by 2030. The expansion of these four as of late declared clean energy projects will assist MGE with meeting future energy and limit needs cost-viably as the organization proceeds with its continuous progress away from coal-fired electricity with the arranged retirement of the Columbia Energy Center in Portage before the finish of 2024. These projects, whenever endorsed, are important for more than 350 MW of new renewable generation limit declared since MGE presented its Energy 2030 structure for a more sustainable future in November 2015.
Koshkonong Solar Energy Center
Whenever affirmed, the Koshkonong Solar Energy Center will be created and developed by Invenergy LLC. The roughly 4,600-section of the land undertaking will incorporate a 300-MW solar exhibit and a 165-MW battery storage framework close to Cambridge in Dane County. It is relied upon to highlight up to 730,000 solar boards. We Energies and WPS will claim the leftover 270 MW of the yield and 148.5 MW of battery storage from the task.
Development is relied upon to start in 2022 and the task is required to start serving clients before the finish of 2024. A lot of the Koshkonong Solar Energy Center self-control around 9,000 families.
MGE's net��zero carbon electricity objective
In May 2019, MGE declared its objective of net-zero carbon electricity by 2050, making it one of the primary utilities in the country to resolve to net-zero carbon by mid-century. MGE's net-zero objective is steady with the most recent environment science from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) October 2018 Special Report on restricting an Earth-wide temperature boost to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
To accomplish profound decarbonization, MGE is developing its utilization of renewable energy, drawing in clients around energy effectiveness, and attempting to zap transportation, which are all key systems distinguished by the IPCC.
MGE creates and appropriates electricity to 157,000 clients in Dane County, Wis., and buys and circulates gaseous petrol to 166,000 clients in seven south-focal and western Wisconsin districts. MGE's parent organization is MGE Energy, Inc. The organization's underlying foundations in the Madison region date back over 150 years.
EDP Renewables | April 27, 2021
EDP Renewables, a world leader in the renewable energy sector and the world’s third-largest wind power producer, has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with pharmaceutical company MSD (tradename of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA) to commercialize the energy produced by a 40 MW wind farm.
The project is located in Albacete (Spain) and is expected to start operations in 2023. With this new agreement, EDPR secures 406 MW for projects in Spain that are expected to be operational from 2021. Recently EDPR was awarded 143MW, both wind, and solar PV, in the renewables auction opened by the Spanish Government.
EDP Renewables CEO, Miguel Stilwell de Andrade, said:
“We are delighted to announce our long-term PPA with Merck, a company which, like us, is doing its part toward decarbonizing the economy. Spain is a strategic market for EDP Group, and we look forward to continuing to actively develop wind and PV energy in this region”.
“This contract is an important step in MSD meeting its commitment to sustainability by bringing carbon-free energy to the Spanish grid and reducing the environmental impact of our European operations. As a human and animal health company, we see our renewable energy strategy as fully integrated with MSD’s mission to save and improve lives” said Susanna Webber, senior vice president, Global Supplier Management Group and Chief Procurement Officer, MSD.
EDPR’s success in securing new PPAs reinforces its low-risk profile and growth strategy based on competitive project development with long-term visibility.
EDP Group is committed to becoming an all-green company by 2030, developing an additional 20GW in renewables through to 2025, at a rate of 4 GW/year.
3E | April 05, 2021
3E has revealed some details about its current positioning and expanding range of digital solutions. SynaptiQ, the company's digital platform, and its new upcoming applications, Solar Analytics and Wind Analytics (a collaboration with LivLiner), as well as a brand-new UI for the Asset Operations framework, aim to digitalize renewable energy assets. 3E has also unveiled a revised brand image as well as a new website.
Following two decades of continuous innovation and investment in renewable energy, solar and wind are now the most viable and cost-effective options in most parts of the world. Over the next decade, we foresee even more growth, led by increasing energy demand and decreasing supply costs, as well as consolidation of the sector as it matures.
Furthermore, due to tightening regulations, diversifying portfolios, and increasingly strict grid standards, the construction, and maintenance of energy infrastructure are becoming more complicated. Renewable energy consumers, operators, and developers want a long-term technology partner with both local expertise and global reach now more than ever before.
SynaptiQ becomes 3E's innovative digital platform, placing the company's domain expertise and insight at the fingertips of its customers and helping them to plan, create, and operate renewable assets effectively from anywhere in the world.
SynaptiQ integrates all of 3E's SaaS solutions which will help renewable energy projects from concept to completion. It employs artificial intelligence (AI) to centralize and supplement all available data, setting new performance and energy yield goals while dramatically lowering plant costs. It also has an open data and software framework developed by solar and wind experts, which helps to reduce investment costs while maximizing asset efficiency.
Three New Digital Solutions on the Way
In the spring of 2021, 3E will be launching one updated and two new SynaptiQ applications:
• Asset Operations: an application that provides robust features outside monitoring to optimize the operations, performance review, and reporting of the renewable energy portfolio. This solution has been upgraded with a revised user interface.
• Solar Analytics: an AI-based solution for automatic production loss detection and diagnosis, offering insightful feedback and actionable guidance to improve the efficiency of solar assets.
• Wind Analytics – LivLiner Inside: An AI-based solution co-developed by 3E and Livliner for automatic output failure detection and diagnosis, offering forward-looking insights and actionable recommendations to increase wind asset efficiency.
In the coming months, the company will also add more valuable SaaS applications, such as ‘Asset Flexibility' and ‘Yield Analysis.'
The continued development in renewable energy, as well as the popularity of the company's digital solutions, prompted a redesign of 3E's branding and website. The new website will serve as a one-stop-shop for its SaaS offerings and will be expanded as new solutions become available.