Corporate renewable project pipeline could top 10GW in 2019

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:A recent report affirms that corporations have carved out a prominent position in growing the renewable energy market. According to research firm Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, corporate contracts accounted for 22 percent of 2018 power-purchase agreements for renewables in the U.S.WoodMac’s conclusions affirm a handful of findings that credit large corporations with pushing the solar and wind industries forward in 2018. The Business Renewables Center at the Rocky Mountain Institute, the American Wind Energy Association, and Bloomberg New Energy Finance have also reported that last year was an annual record for companies purchasing solar and wind energy.The dramatic rise in corporate deals puts the sector on par with solar purchases driven by renewable portfolio standard policies, according to Colin Smith, senior solar analyst at WoodMac. According to WoodMac’s numbers, the United States now has over 8.8 gigawatts of wind and solar capacity tied to corporate and industrial customers.The research firm puts the current pipeline of projects at over 6.8 gigawatts and forecasts that projects in development could top 10 gigawatts by the end of this year.Between 2017 and 2018, procurements grew 109 percent. Analysts at WoodMac attribute that increase to procurement of solar power. Though C&I deals have historically prioritized wind, more companies are now looking to solar deals and their increasingly favorable economics. Capacity brought into operation in 2015 and in the years before included 4,332 megawatts of wind and just 985 megawatts of solar. Last year, the capacity breakdown was 3,360 megawatts of wind and 2,455 megawatts of solar brought online. Beyond 2019, analysts expect corporate procurements to continue to grow, helped along by factors such as increasingly favorable contract terms and sustainability goals.More: Corporate renewables procurement accounted for nearly a quarter of all deals in 2018 Corporate renewable project pipeline could top 10GW in 2019last_img read more

Don’t miss the last ‘Free Fishing Weekend’

first_imgVersailles, In. — On Free Fishing Days, Indiana residents can fish public waters without a fishing license or a salmon/trout stamp.On June 1, three Learn to Fish workshops will run from 9 a.m. to noon. Advanced registration is required for the workshops.— Women’s Learn to Fish, Potato Creek State Park, North Liberty.— Learn to Fish with Lures, Fort Harrison State Park, Indianapolis.— Learn to Fish for Catfish, Diamond Valley Park, Evansville.There will be several opportunities to fish throughout the state for kids, and families. Events on June 1 will be held at:– Albion, Chain O’Lakes State Park, 260-636-2654– Anderson, Mounds State Park, 765-642-6627– Andrews, Salamonie Lake, 260-468-2127– Avon, Washington Township Park, 317-234-8441– Bloomington, Monroe Lake (Paynetown SRA), 812-837-9967– Clarksville, Falls of the Ohio State Park, 812-280-9970– Corydon, O’Bannon Woods State Park, 812-738-8232– Evansville, Diamond Valley Lake, 812-789-2724– Morocco, Willow Slough, 219-285-2704– New Castle, Summit Lake State Park, 765-766-5873– North Liberty, Potato Creek State Park, 574-656-8186 x 250– Peru, Mississinewa Lake, 260-468-2127– Rockville, Cecil M. Harden Lake (Raccoon SRA), 765-280-4012– Vallonia, Starve Hollow State Recreation Area, 812-358-3464– West Terre Haute, Wabashiki Fish & Wildlife Area, 765-653-0453– Winamac, Tippecanoe River State Park, 574-946-3213June 2 events will be held at:– Albion, Chain O’ Lakes State Park, 260-636-2654– Indianapolis, Fort Harrison State Park, 317-591-0904– Morocco, Willow Slough Fish & Wildlife Area, 219-285-2704Specific information about Free Fishing Day events can be found here.last_img read more