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Principal, NorthBridge Energy Partners, LLC

Peter Kelly-Detwiler has nearly 30 years of experience in the area of electric energy, retail power, and distributed energy assets. Mr. Kelly-Detwiler provides strategic expertise in the areas of...

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1)         Bloomberg NEF reports 2022 saw $1.1 trillion of investment support for cleantech, mostly in renewable power, EVs, storage and hydrogen, up 31% from 2021.  Solar & wind got $495 billion, and EVs received $466. China led countries, at $546 billion.
2)         The EPA will reject requests from utilities to continue dumping coal ash from six coal power plants – totaling 10,000 MW - into unlined ponds. Final deadlines could be delayed if plants would have to shut, threatening grid reliability.
3)         rPlus Hydro submits Final License Application to FERC for $2.5 bn, 900-MW Pumped Storage project in WY to support solar/wind.
4)         Form Energy and Xcel Energy OK deal for long-duration iron-air batteries at two of closing coal plant locations in MN and CO.  Each site will use 10 MW/1,000 MWh batteries, w/expected commissioning in 2025. 
5)          AlphaStruxure will install and operate microgrid at JFK, w/7.66 MW solar, 2 MW/4MWh of batteries and 3.68 MW of fuel cells. Microgird will keep 23-gate terminal running during outages. 
6)          NREL report highlights need to for domestic supply chain supporting U.S. offshore wind industry, with investments over $22 billion for critical resources, e.g. manufacturing facilities, ports, and large installation vessels.  
7)          Clean energy and environmental groups issue report citing need for integrated planning process for offshore wind, especially for transmission infrastructure to optimize offshore wind beyond 2030.
8)          Tesla to invest $3.6 bn on plants in NV - a 100 GWh battery cell factory and high-volume Semi tractor trailer factory. 


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