Jun 14th 2022 | Posted in Energy by Texas Government Insider

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) unveiled a draft Texas Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan on June 7 that aims to develop a charging network capable of serving millions of electric vehicles (EVs) in the coming years. Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) estimates there will be 1 million electric vehicles on the road in Texas […]

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May 31st 2022 | Posted in Energy by Texas Government Insider

A new report by the Center for Houston’s Future finds the city that claims to be the “Energy Capital of the World” could be a contender for one of four clean hydrogen hubs designated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Regional clean hydrogen hubs are networks of clean hydrogen producers, potential clean hydrogen consumers, […]

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May 9th 2022 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline
Loudon County - Leesburg

Virginia – Loudon County is considering options for pursuing renewable energy agreements as precursor to a potential solicitation with power providers with the county’s board of supervisors recently directing staff to assess the merits of power purchase agreements (PPAs) and community choice aggregation (CCA). Their action followed a county committee recommendation that the board instruct staff […]

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Apr 22nd 2022 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline
Highland Park solar

Washington, D.C. – Twenty-two U.S. communities will receive assistance from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop local action plans that will help them take direct control of their clean energy futures. The DOE will work with these overburdened areas through the Communities Local Energy Action Program (Communities LEAP) to create plans that reduce local […]

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Apr 18th 2022 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline

South Carolina – The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold a wind energy auction for two lease areas offshore the Carolinas on May 11. The lease areas cover 110,091 acres in the Carolina Long Bay area that, if developed, could result in at least 1.3 gigawatts of offshore wind energy, enough to power nearly […]

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Mar 21st 2022 | Posted in Energy by Texas Government Insider
Underground energy storage rendering

CPS Energy, a San Antonio-owned utility, recently announced a 15-year partnership with a private Houston-based start-up to use water pumped underground as a battery to store power in reserve to be used during hot days and other times of peak demand. Using hydraulic fracturing technology, typically employed by the oil and gas industry, water is […]

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Mar 21st 2022 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline

Oklahoma – The states of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma have entered a partnership to establish a regional hub for development, production, and use of clean hydrogen as fuel and feedstock, which is raw material for manufacturing. In entering the agreement, the states intend to compete as a unit for a portion of $8 billion funding established […]

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Feb 28th 2022 | Posted in Energy by Texas Government Insider

Texas could receive up to $408 million in funding to bolster its electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure over the next five years through a new $5 billion federal formula program. U.S. departments of transportation and energy will make the funding available under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program established by the Bipartisan Infrastructure […]

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Jan 12th 2022 | Posted in Energy by Texas Government Insider

Renewable energy expansion in Texas is expected to keep pace with the global rise in clean energy capacity. A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts rapid growth of worldwide renewable energy over the next five years. According to the IEA report, titled “Renewables 2021, Analysis and Forecast to 2026,” renewable capacity will […]

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Dec 29th 2021 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline

Washington, D.C. – The Biden-Harris Administration released an Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Plan on December 13 that sets the course for investing $5 billion in formula funding for states to build a national charging network of 500,000 chargers. The plan is designed to support Biden’s target of 50 percent of EV sale shares in the U.S. […]

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Dec 6th 2021 | Posted in Energy by Texas Government Insider

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) and Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) on November 30 adopted rules for critical designation of natural gas infrastructure to help protect Texans in energy emergencies. These new rules implement provisions in HB 3648 and SB 3 and define natural gas facilities that would be designated as critical gas […]

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Oct 29th 2021 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline

Washington, D.C. – The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is planning up to seven new offshore lease sales by 2025 to meet the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal to deploy 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy by 2030. Sites under consideration are in the Gulf of Maine, New York Bight, Central Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico, […]

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Sep 20th 2021 | Posted in Energy by Texas Government Insider
Bryan Army Reserve buildings

The Bryan City Council authorized the sale of more than $95 million in revenue bonds by Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) to finance multiple capital improvement projects. At their September 14 meeting, councilmembers approved the sale of $73.6 million in city revenue bonds for the construction of a $20 million BTU administration building, a $10 million […]

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Sep 8th 2021 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline

Illinois – The city of Chicago extended its deadline for submissions to 4 p.m. CDT September 30 on a request for information (RFI) that opened this spring regarding a new franchise agreement for electric utility service. In an earlier addendum, Chicago extended the deadline to July 30. Through the RFI process, for the first time in […]

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Aug 26th 2021 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline

Connecticut – As it works to modernize the state’s electric grid, the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) is seeking written comments for innovation pilots. PURA is seeking comparisons of potential non-wires alternative (NWA) solutions against traditional distribution system capacity upgrades and other utility expenses. Written comments are due by 4 p.m. local time September 21. […]

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Aug 19th 2021 | Posted in Energy by Texas Government Insider

El Paso Electric (EPE) will host a pre-bid webcast at 2 p.m. MDT/ 3 p.m. CDT August 24 in advance of accepting bids for short-term and long-term power generating and renewable energy. EPE is seeking renewable energy sources for its New Mexico customers by 2025 to meet increasing standards and projected energy demand there. Initial […]

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Jul 22nd 2021 | Posted in Energy by Texas Government Insider

In response to directives from the governor’s office to take steps to increase power generation capacity and ensure reliability of the Texas power grid, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) released a 60-point plan on July 13. The “Roadmap to Improving Grid Reliability” addresses operational improvements to the Texas power grid, including legislative changes, […]

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Jul 9th 2021 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline
Oregon State Capitol

Oregon – A deadly record-breaking heat wave, wildfires, and power outages spurred the Oregon Legislature to pass HB 2021 to support renewable energy and resiliency projects by establishing a clean energy standard. The bill is awaiting the governor’s signature. The legislation appropriates $50 million to the Community Renewable Investment Fund for the Oregon Department of Energy […]

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Jun 15th 2021 | Posted in Energy by Texas Government Insider

Bills to reform the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and weatherize the state’s power grid were signed into law on June 8 to address leadership and system failures during Winter Storm Uri. Senate bills 2 and 3 will require the weatherization of power generation facilities, natural gas facilities, and transmission facilities to withstand extreme […]

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May 24th 2021 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline
Emergency Operations Center

Kentucky – A recent energy study recommended a combination of nanogrid installations and regional community microgrids to achieve increased resilience in Kentucky. The study identified 558 sites suitable for nanogrid installations and 12 potential regional community microgrids. An ideal deployment strategy would install nanogrids or microgrids at critical facilities in Kentucky such as national defense and […]

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Apr 5th 2021 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline
offshore wind turbines

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on March 29 announced its intent to partner with offshore wind and transmission developers to scale the industry by opening $3 billion in debt capital to facilitate the development of offshore wind access. The news was part of a flurry of announcements that included information about a […]

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Apr 1st 2021 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline
Atlantic City boardwalk lights

New Jersey – Designs for eight microgrid projects received $4 million in grants from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities in the second phase of the state’s design incentive program to support resiliency, especially during and after extreme weather events. Collectively, these eight microgrid projects, if implemented, would provide resilience to 56 critical infrastructure facilities. […]

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Dec 14th 2020 | Posted in Energy by Texas Government Insider

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is inviting vendors to a virtual pre-proposal conference at 1 p.m. January 12, 2021, as it prepares to assess and short-list Automated Transportation System (ATS) technologies. NCTCOG aims to gather input on ATS compatibility with regional goals. In addition, it plans to develop modular infrastructure designs and […]

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Nov 6th 2020 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline

New Jersey – Amid public opposition to a gas-fired power plant, New Jersey Transit is planning procurements for the construction of a $557 million renewable energy plant in Kearny. Designed to improve system resiliency, the plant will provide a reserve power system drawing from solar and battery storage rather than natural gas. The transit authority will […]

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Oct 13th 2020 | Posted in Energy by Texas Government Insider

CPS (City Public Service) Energy, San Antonio’s city-owned utility, is planning to issue its official request for proposals (RFP) for the FlexPower Bundle energy projects later this year. CPS had been running a request for information, that was due by August 31, in preparation for the upcoming solicitation for its FlexPOWER Bundle and FlexSTEP initiatives. These […]

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