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Bids Are in for Massachusetts Offshore Wind Procurement; Storage Included

Offshore wind power proposals were due today in response to a request for proposals (RFP) by three utilities in Massachusetts. Companies submitting their bids presented options that could help give their projects a boost in the selection process, including scalable transmission and energy storage project components.

http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2017/12/bids-are-in-for-massachusetts-offshore-wind-procurement-storage-included.html?utm_content=buffer1ff9b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

South Australian Government to Be Powered by Solar, Wind

New electricity retailer SIMEC ZEN Energy has won the contract to supply the South Australian Government until at least 2020. Under the contract, SIMEC ZEN Energy will supply more than 80 percent of the government’s electricity needs in 2018. This will escalate to 100 percent in 2019 when it will be backed by local renewable energy projects.

http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2017/12/south-australian-government-to-be-powered-by-solar-wind.html?utm_content=bufferb5e98&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Is your grid communications infrastructure ready for DERs?

As power utilities worldwide embrace smart grids, new energy technologies and innovations are changing power generation, transmission and distribution. One of the most significant changes is the adoption of distributed energy resources (DERs), particularly solar and wind power. The high adoption rate offers many opportunities and challenges. On one hand, DERs play a key role in transitioning to green and sustainable energy. 

https://www.utilitydive.com/news/is-your-grid-communications-infrastructure-ready-for-ders/513204/

Wave of Energy Auctions to Trigger $8.2 Billion in Brazil Spending

Brazil is expecting to see about 27 billion reais ($8.2 billion) invested into the country’s energy infrastructure over the next six years, the result of an end-of-year flurry of auctions aimed at boosting its electricity capacity. Energy companies won contracts to build about 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles) of new power lines and more than 4.5 gigawatts of power plants, in a trio of auctions over the past week.

https://about.bnef.com/blog/wave-of-energy-auctions-to-trigger-8-2-billion-in-brazil-spending/

Gas Under Threat? California Regulators Target PG&E Natural Gas Plants With Energy Storage

Early this month, the California Public Utilities Commission issued a resolution that would direct utility Pacific Gas & Electric to open competitive solicitations for DERs -- energystorage mostly, but with room for other carbon-neutral “preferred resources” like demand response -- to cover the grid capacity and voltage needs now being served by three Northern California natural-gas-fired power plants. 

https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/natural-gas-under-threat-california-pge-gas-plants-energy-storage?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=gtmsocial#gs.lRe2pP8