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Offshore Wind Costs Fall Below New Nuclear Plants in UK

The cost of generating electricity from offshore wind farms fell sharply in the U.K. to below the price the next nuclear reactors will charge, making the form of clean energy one of the cheapest ways to supply the grid.

In a government auction that handed out power-purchase contracts worth 176 million pounds (US$232 million) a year, all of the bids to build offshore wind farms and other renewable technologies were below the 92.50 pounds per MWh price awarded to the controversial Hinkley Point atomic plant due to be complete in the next decade.

From greengrocer to green power: how supermarkets could change our energy supply

Imagine visiting the supermarket of the future. You pull into the parking lot and immediately connect your self-driving, electric vehicle (EV) to the available charging station. As you walk through the doors to get ingredients for dinner, you’re bathed in the pleasant light of energy-efficient LED bulbs powered by the store’s rooftop solar panels.

Buenos Aires: Paneles fotovoltaicos en las estaciones del Metrobus

El gobierno de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires (CABA) ha anunciado que se han instalado 328 paneles fotovoltaicos en las estaciones Obelisco Sur y Obelisco Norte del Metrobus 9 de Julio, cuya electricidad generada será inyectada al sistema eléctrico de la ciudad, un estimado de 110.000 kW por año.

Generación solar concentra 65% de los proyectos registrados ante la Upme

Con la capacidad actual de generación eléctrica, cercana a los 15.000 megavatios (MW), se podría atender la demanda de los próximos años, que según las proyecciones de la Unidad de Planeación Minero Energética (Upme) para 2030 llegaría a 14.773 megavatios, en un escenario alto.

Bill to California governor would direct utilities to plan storage, DERs for peak demand

California utilities would have to consider how energy storage, efficiency and distributed resources can help meet peak electricity under a new bill passed by lawmakers last week. The California Senate voted 27 to 13 on Sept. 6 to approve S.B. 338, sending the bill to Gov. Jerry Brown (D) for approval. The Assembly passed the bill in late August. The bill would require utilities to develop carbon-free alternatives to gas generation for meeting peak demand in their integrated resource plans. The state is currently evaluating how to manage midday solar overgeneration and a steep ramp in evening power demand while meeting ambitious climate change goals.