Generation Guide: Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Generation Network – November 12, 2021
- Nov 12, 2021 7:30 pm GMT
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 new utility-scale solar projects, the role of nuclear in supporting sustainable development goals, and more. Be sure to like and comment on your favorite posts. Happy reading!
Vermont Electric Cooperative Powers up Two New Solar Arrays in Jericho in Support of 100% Renewables by 2030
Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) has set a goal of achieving a 100% renewable power supply by 2030. In this post, Lauren Glickman, Managing Partner at RenewComm LLC explains that, in support of that goal, and in partnership with Encore Renewable Energy, VEC has commissioned two new community-scale solar projects comprising 4.5 MW of new, clean energy generation. They are the fourth and fifth utility-scale solar projects commissioned by VEC. Together, they are expected to produce about 5,200,000 KWh per year, enough to power around 780 homes.
The World’s First Full-scale Hydrogen Hybrid Power Plant
Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/gn/worlds-first-large-scale-hydrogen-hybrid-power-plant
In this article, Mario Hüffer, Sales Director Hybrid Solutions at Siemens Energy announces his company is building a hybrid power plant in French Guiana. By combining a 55-MW photovoltaic field with batteries, an electrolyzer, and the largest fuel cell of its kind for power applications, the plant will supply 10,000 households with electricity generated solely from solar power in a climate-neutral process, 24/7. The plant is scheduled to be commissioned in the fall of 2023.
Nuclear Helps Advance UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/o/WOGNEWS/nuclear-achieve-sdg-goals
In this piece, Vladimir Vinogradov, Owner, CEO at WOGNEWS states that the World Nuclear Association (WNA) has published nuclear’s contribution to achieving the UN’s sustainable development goals and summarizes those contributions. They include providing clean, reliable, affordable energy; access to electricity for those who would otherwise not have it; clean water through nuclear desalination; and well-paid jobs that support local communities.
SDG&E Sets New Goals and Accelerates Actions To Drive Toward Net Zero GHG Emissions by 2045
SDG&E has released its annual sustainability strategy update. Here, Sara Prince, Communications Manager at SDG&E outlines what’s in it. Over the past year, the utility has added two energy storage facilities, acquired three large-scale mobile batteries, finished construction of a renewable microgrid, and more. The utility’s new sustainability goals include operating a zero-emissions fleet by 2035, achieving zero net energy facilities by 2030, and piloting a virtual power plant by 2022.
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