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Project Financing Biggest Challenge in Mexico Energy Market, Entrepreneur Says

Project Financing Biggest Challenge in Mexico Energy Market, Entrepreneur Says

“The biggest challenge for our customers is to get reliable, affordable and efficient financing for their projects,” Asger Victor Hansen, founder of Kauil Energy in Mexico City, told NGI’s Mexico GPI in the latest installment of its interview series.  Hansen, who is a native of Denmark, founded Kauil Energy, a startup solar energy company, in…

September 24, 2021
Solar Could Power 40% of U.S. Electricity Needs by 2035, DOE Study Finds

Solar Could Power 40% of U.S. Electricity Needs by 2035, DOE Study Finds

A report released last week by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) suggests that by 2035 solar energy has the potential to power 40% of the nation’s electricity, or the equivalent of all the nation’s homes. Getting to a 40% supply share, however, would involve a dramatic increase in the deployment of solar. In 2020,…

September 15, 2021
Shell to Power Natural Gas Field Offshore Malaysia With Solar and Wind

Shell to Power Natural Gas Field Offshore Malaysia With Solar and Wind

The Timi field, a natural gas discovery sanctioned offshore Malaysia, is set to feature the nation’s first wellhead platform powered by a solar and wind system, according to Royal Dutch Shell plc. Shell subsidiary Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB) announced a final investment decision for the sweet gas field discovered in 2018.  As designed, Timi could…

August 30, 2021
Pittsburgh International Airport Completes Marcellus Shale-Fueled Microgrid

Pittsburgh International Airport Completes Marcellus Shale-Fueled Microgrid

The Pittsburgh International Airport (PIA) has completed a first-of-its-kind microgrid that’s powered by Marcellus Shale natural gas and solar panels. The microgrid will power PIA’s entire campus, making it the first airport in the world to receive its electricity entirely from a microgrid.  “Pittsburgh International Airport is now one of the most site-hardened public facilities…

July 20, 2021
Port of Corpus Christi Unveils Plans for Green Hydrogen at Facilities

Port of Corpus Christi Unveils Plans for Green Hydrogen at Facilities

The Port of Corpus Christi, a leading U.S. oil and natural gas export hub, has unveiled plans to explore green hydrogen production at its facilities in South Texas. Under a memorandum of understanding (MOU), the Corpus Christi port is partnering with finance giant Ares Management Corp. to look into the potential for building the hydrogen…

May 18, 2021
PG&E to Expand Use of Permanent Microgrids in Northern California

PG&E to Expand Use of Permanent Microgrids in Northern California

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) on Tuesday introduced a program to help Northern California communities develop permanent, multi-customer microgrids to ensure off-the-grid electricity to critical facilities and vulnerable customer groups. The first installation is set for the Yurok Tribe of Native Americans. The Community Microgrid Enablement Program (CMEP) would provide technical support and capital…

April 20, 2021
Enterprise, EDF Partner for Solar Project Near Houston

Enterprise, EDF Partner for Solar Project Near Houston

EDF Renewables North America has clinched a power purchase agreement (PPA) with an affiliate of Enterprise Products Partner LP to provide solar energy for the Space City Solar Project near Houston. Construction on the Wharton County site is expected to begin this summer and should be operable by summer 2022. The construction phase is forecast…

March 8, 2021
Renewable Capacity Additions to Far Outpace Natural Gas in 2021, EIA Electricity Data Show

Renewable Capacity Additions to Far Outpace Natural Gas in 2021, EIA Electricity Data Show

Renewables will account for a substantial majority of the new U.S. utility-scale electric generating capacity planned to start commercial operation this year, with natural gas coming in a distant third behind solar and wind, according to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Developers and power plant owners plan to add 6.6 GW of natural…

January 12, 2021
Natural Gas-Fired Generation Increased Even as Covid-19 Hammered Demand

Natural Gas-Fired Generation Increased Even as Covid-19 Hammered Demand

Even amid lower overall electricity consumption due to Covid-19 mitigation efforts, natural gas-fired power generation grew 55,000 GWh year/year through the first half of 2020, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Comparing the first six months of 2019 to the first six months of 2020, natural gas was the fastest growing source of electric…

August 13, 2020
Williams Utility-Scale Solar Projects Set to Power Natural Gas Pipelines, Processing

Williams Utility-Scale Solar Projects Set to Power Natural Gas Pipelines, Processing

Tulsa-based natural gas pipeline giant Williams said Thursday it is entering the solar energy business.

May 28, 2020
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