Generation Guide: Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Generation Network – April 27, 2021

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Welcome to the Generation Network roundup, Generation Guide. As always, your fellow network members are paying close attention to generation and clean power trends and sharing their insights. This month’s selection includes information about utility solar efforts, which countries are leading the way in renewable energy, and more. Be sure to like and comment on your favorite posts. Happy reading!


FMPA Celebrates Earth Day With Solar Project Website Launch

Melisa Inanc

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The Florida, Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) has launched a website that allows viewers to see the solar power output from the agency’s solar energy centers as well as the associated environmental benefits. In this post, Melisa Inanc, Public Relations Specialist at FMPA describes how the site was developed as well as its benefits, including showing customers how their use of solar power is helping the environment. So far two solar energy centers are included in the project; three more solar farms will be added in 2023. There are 16 local utilities that will purchase power from the project.


Who Is Installing Renewable Energy the Fastest?

Andrew Blakers

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In this article, Andrew Blakers, Professor of Engineering at Australian National University shares the fact that in 2020 new solar photovoltaics (PV) and wind capacity comprised 75% of global net new generation capacity. He notes that certain countries are deploying at the fastest rates, including Netherlands, Australia, and Norway, with Australia having the most installed solar PV capacity per capita.


SDG&E Pledges To Reach Net Zero GHG Emissions by 2045

Sara Prince

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In this piece, Sara Prince, Communications Manager at San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) explains the utility’s latest efforts to make good on its pledge to reach net zero GHG emissions by 2045. It is developing two hydrogen pilot projects, nearing completion of an additional battery storage facility and will break ground on another, and launching a vehicle-to-grid pilot program. Though the net zero goal is ambitious, utility leaders expect to get there with the help of local partners, one project at a time.


Xcel Energy To Build Minnesota’s Largest Solar Project

Randy Fordice

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Xcel Energy is also pursuing a goal. Its vision is to deliver 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050. Toward this end, the company has proposed to build Minnesota’s largest solar energy project. Here, Randy Fordice, Senior Media Relations Representative at Xcel Energy notes that the 460-megawatt project will provide carbon-free energy, representing an investment of about $575 million in clean energy infrastructure, which will also help drive the economic recovery with nearly 900 union construction jobs. He adds that the project will start in 2022; when finished, it will produce enough energy to power 100,000 homes each year.


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