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Black & Veatch Supporting Western Power Agency on First Hydrogen-Capable Combined Cycle Units, Helping to Curb Carbon Emissions

Leading engineering firm selected to help Intermountain Power Agency transition to green hydrogen technology, ensuring a cleaner, more sustainable future
Press Release

June 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ - As the global pursuit of decarbonization continues to transform the energy mix, Black & Veatch is helping Intermountain Power Agency (IPA) transition to green hydrogen as it works to substantially decrease and ultimately minimize its carbon footprint across Utah, Nevada and California.

Southern Company Commits to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

Investors Applaud Southern’s Commitment to a Net-Zero Carbon Future
Press Release

May 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Southern Company (NASDAQ: SO) announced an updated climate strategy with a goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 at its annual stockholder meeting today. Institutional investors praised the company’s move, reaffirming the importance of carbon reduction efforts and the risks and opportunities for electric utilities, their shareholders and society at large. 

Geronimo Energy, a National Grid company, and Big Rivers Electric Corporation Announce Power Purchase Agreement for 160 MW MISO Kentucky Solar Project

Unbridled Solar is currently the largest solar project development in the state of Kentucky
Press Release

May 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Geronimo Energy (Geronimo), a National Grid company, and Big Rivers Electric Corporation (Big Rivers) announced today the execution of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the Unbridled Solar Project (Unbridled Solar) in Henderson and Webster Counties, Kentucky.

Alliant Energy Announces Six New Solar Projects in Wisconsin

Solar to provide customers with cost-effective and sustainable energy while creating jobs and spurring economic growth in communities we serve.
Press Release

MADISON, Wis., May 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Alliant Energy (NASDAQ: LNT) announces plans to acquire and advance 675 megawatts (MW) of solar in mostly rural areas in six Wisconsin counties: Grant, Jefferson, Richland, Rock, Sheboygan and Wood. The projects are the next step in the company's Clean Energy Blueprint, a strategic roadmap to cost-effectively accelerate renewable energy while reducing carbon emissions.

Black & Veatch, ENACT Systems Announce Strategic Partnership to Advance Commercial Solar in Southeast Asia

Combining deep expertise in global distributed energy and renewables with cloud-based platform will strengthen commercial solar capabilities
Press Release

BANGKOK, May 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch, a global provider of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services, and ENACT Systems Inc., a leader in cloud-based software for the solar industry, today announced a strategic partnership designed to elevate commercial solar project management to new heights in Southeast Asia.

Alliant Energy’s West Riverside Energy Center Goes into Service

New natural gas generating station is now providing power to Wisconsin customers
Press Release

MADISON, Wis., May 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Alliant Energy customers in Wisconsin are now receiving energy from the newly constructed West Riverside Energy Center. The 730-megawatt, highly efficient, combined-cycle natural gas generating station is located near Beloit, Wisconsin.

Duke Energy Carolinas Proposes Accelerating Fuel Savings to North Carolina Customers

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Typical residential customers’ monthly bills would go down $3.03 Sept. 1, due to fuel savings and other annual adjustments

Press Release

Typical residential customers’ monthly bills would go down $3.03 Sept. 1, due to fuel savings and other annual adjustments

Utilities Prepare to Power Up as Electric Vehicles Gain Speed

Exploring the utility opportunity
Article

Manufacturers have invested billions of dollars in developing electric vehicles (EVs) for both personal and commercial use. Fleet and sustainability managers are increasingly embracing the benefits and EVs are hitting the roads. But with more and more medium and heavy-duty EVs on the market, utilities must invest in the high-powered infrastructure necessary to support these vehicles’ needs.

El Abra, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Receives an Energy Efficiency Award

Article

El Abra operations recently received a Silver Seal Energy Efficiency Award from the Chilean Ministry of Energy and the National Sustainability Agency for its ongoing efforts to improve energy consumption and efficiency in mining operations.

The award, presented at a formal ceremony in January 2020, is given by the ministry to private companies that show a high level of commitment to energy efficiency. El Abra specifically was recognized for its work in the area of cathode production.

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