The San Diego County Water Authority has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a potential 500-megawatt pumped storage project at the San Vicente Reservoir site that could lessen upward pressure on water rates and also increase opportunities for renewable energy penetration throughout the region by leveraging existing infrastructure at San Vicente Reservoir.
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The European Investment Bank (EIB) board has approved €4.3 billion (~US$5 billlion) in financing for the development of energy projects, including renewables, in Europe and India.
The Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO), of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, has today issued the request for qualification (RFQ) for 400 MW of wind power in Dumat Al Jandal, in Al Jouf region of Saudi Arabia.
K-Electric has unveiled the plan for the development of a 900 MW power project that will significantly increase generation capacity and play a critical role in further supporting the energy needs of Karachi, Pakistan.
The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) has started the next stage of the tender process for the phase 1 of the 800 MW Noor Midelt solar power complex issuing a Request of Proposals (RFP) to the consortia shorlisted.
NRG Repowering Holdings LLC has obtained a US$685 million financing for the development, construction and operation of the Carlsbad Energy Center, a 558 MW Natural Gas-Fired Generating Facility in California.
IPPToday #14: Minnesota Commission Gives Green Light for Xcel Energy’s Largest Upper Midwest Wind Expansion
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has approved Xcel Energy’s plan for the largest expansion of wind energy in the Upper Midwest. The North Dakota Public Service Commission will review the plan later this year.
IPPToday #13: DONG Energy and Vattenfall secure investments in the Horns Rev 2 and Horns Rev 3 wind farms
DONG Energy and Vattenfall have initiated a common project to ensure the emergency power supply for DONG Energy's wind farm, Horns Rev 2, and Vattenfall's upcoming wind farm Horns Rev 3.
A development consortium led by Shell is seeking European Investment Bank funding for the up to 740 MW Borssele 3&4 offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.
The AES Corporation has announced the closing of US$2.0 billion in long-term, non-recourse financing for its 1,384 MW Southland repowering project in Southern California.
Vortex, the European renewables platform has announced the the £337 million (US$435 million) refinancing of a 365 MW portfolio comprising 24 operational PV solar farms in the UK.
EWE GASSPEICHER GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Oldenburg-based utility company EWE, has announced its intentions to build the world’s largest battery by employing the well-known redox flow battery principle (in which electrical energy is stored in a liquid) along with new, environmentally friendly components in underground salt caverns.
The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for the development of a 500 MW solar park in the state through solar power park developers (SSPDs).
The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) has launched the expression of interest (EoI) for the development of of up to 2 GW of new solar power capacity across Maharashtra.
Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has launched another solar tender for the 750-MW Grid Connected Solar Photo Voltaic Power Projects in the state of Rajasthan.
Fisterra Energy, a company majority owned by Blackstone’s energy-focused private equity fund, Blackstone Energy Partners, and global private equity fund, Blackstone Capital Partners, have announced it has achieved a financial closing for the Tierra Mojada combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant in Guadalajara, Mexico.
US-based Alliant Energy’s Wisconsin utility, Wisconsin Power and Light Co., has launched a request for proposals (RfP) for 200 MW of wind power capacity to be developed within the service territory of the utility.
Argentina’s Federal Energy Council has unanimous given the go-ahead for the development of the stalled 1,310-MW Nestor Kirchner–Jorge Cepernic hydropower complex planned for Santa Cruz River in Argentina.
A tender by Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) to procure 1500 MW of solar power has been oversubscribed, with 3,780 MW of bids.