LG CNS, a subsidiary of LG that provides technology consulting and services, has signed a $43 million contract with the Guam Power Authority (GPA) that states LG will build two energy storage facilities on the island. One storage facility will be 24 MW, 6 MWh … Read more…
The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (MMC), a membership organization of the Chicago region’s 275 cities, towns and villages; announced on May 4 that it has joined Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) – the largest electric utility in Illinois, serving the Chicago and Northern Illinois area – in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will support the study and development of new energy efficiency programs, smart streetlights, and community and residential solar; and other infrastructure projects.
A new tool that projects the cost and benefits of developing or subscribing to a community solar project has been created – and made available to all commercial and residential customers starting March 29 – as part of the Cook County, Illinois, Solar Market Pathways project, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative.
On March 9, the New York State Public Service Commission approved a new pricing structure (Cases 15-E-0751, 15-E-0082) for distributed energy resources, designed to promote community solar projects statewide and to gradually phase out net energy metering. The commission also directed the state’s investor-owned utilities to deploy at least two energy storage projects by the end of 2018.
As a result of the order, rooftop solar may decline after 2020 and community solar has been fostered.
In North Carolina, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners has “seen the light” on sustainability – voting unanimously on March 7 to swap out 47,000 light fixtures in its school district with LED bulbs, to construct a 5-MW solar farm on 25 acres of local brownfield land, and to create a full-time staff position In to oversee local environmental efforts, according to a report by the nonprofit news service Carolina Public Press.