MPSC reports: Energy Waste Reduction to Save Customers $1.1 Billion

Energy waste reduction efforts saved nearly 1.5 million MW hours of electricity and almost 5 million cubic feet of natural gas in 2018, while wind generation of electricity continued its dominance in Michigan as the largest source of renewable energy in 2019, according to two annual reports released today by the Michigan Public Service Commission.

Geronimo Energy and Basin Electric Power Cooperative Sign PPA for 128 MW South Dakota Solar Project

Geronimo Energy, a National Grid company, and Basin Electric Power Cooperative have signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the Wild Springs Solar Project. Wild Springs is a 128 MW solar energy project located in Pennington County, South Dakota, approximately 20 miles east of Rapid City. Wild Springs is anticipated to begin operations in 2022. Using the EPA’s greenhouse gas equivalencies calculator, the project is estimated to offset carbon dioxide emissions by 190,000 metric tons annually.

SWM Will Take Over Technical Operational Management Of Geothermal Power Plant In Bruck

Silenos Energy is currently building the Bruck geothermal power plant in Garching an der Alz, Germany. With the 125 degree hot thermal water obtained from 3,840 meters of depth, around 36 million kilowatt hours of green electricity and up to 15 million kilowatt hours per year of renewable heat are to be produced for a district heating network from summer 2020 (this corresponds to the needs of up to 14,000 households).