Aug 8th 2023 | Posted in Energy by Texas Government Insider
solar 340x240 CPS Energy looks to expansion of community solar projects

CPS Energy, owned by the city of San Antonio, will launch a request for proposals soon for up to 50 megawatts of additional community solar arrays, up from six megawatts capacity today. The utility aims to secure federal funding from the Inflation Reduction Act. An alternative to home solar panels, a community solar farm allows […]

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Jun 30th 2023 | Posted in Energy by Texas Government Insider
solar 340x240 Waco looks for ways to convert trash sites to energy providers

Is it possible to build solar farms on three closed landfill sites? Waco intends to find out by conducting a feasibility study for the project. Bids for the solar farm construction could open in mid-2024, with construction beginning when the 238-acre Waco Regional Landfill closes in 2025. City officials indicated they would like to partner […]

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Jun 21st 2023 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline
Pixabay power grid 340x240 $7.3B Grid Modernization Plan furthers California climate goal

California — The Board of Governors for the California Independent System Operation (CAISO) recently approved a strategy to build thousands of miles of high-voltage transmission lines. The $7.3 billion Grid Modernization Plan works toward decarbonizing energy consumption and providing enough transmission to connect clean energy sources to the grid. California set a goal to have a […]

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May 10th 2023 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline
Pixabay power grid 340x240 Aging substations to be replaced with $125M project

Oregon — The Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB) has announced plans to replace 10 substations over the next decade as part of its Capital Investment Plan to update its electric grid and bring its aging infrastructure up to modern standards. The Currin substation, which is the “Grand Central Station” of EWEB’s electrical grid, will be the […]

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Mar 8th 2023 | Posted in Energy, Transportation by Texas Government Insider
Pixabay charging station 340x240 City of Irving approves EV charging needs assessment

The Irving City Council on Feb. 9, approved an electric vehicle (EV) charging needs assessment. The assessment will provide data-driven insight to build a charging infrastructure strategy based on current and future EV driver needs, including within disadvantaged communities. The City Council’s Transportation and Natural Resources Committee will use this data to develop a comprehensive […]

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Jan 20th 2023 | Posted in Energy by Texas Government Insider
IL power lines 340x240 Public Utilities Commission approves PCM electric market redesign

The Public Utility Commission on Jan. 19 adopted the proposed Performance Credit Mechanism (PCM) electric market design option that had initially been proposed in November 2022. Following the adoption, the PUC deferred implementation of the PCM until Texas lawmakers had a chance to review and provide feedback during the current Legislative Session, which convened Jan. […]

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Dec 19th 2022 | Posted in Energy by Texas Government Insider
pixabay electricity grid 340x240 Texas lawmakers request PUC pause electricity market redesign plan

Texas lawmakers from the House and Senate have asked the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to pause its planned electricity market redesign until it can be evaluated by the Legislature. The Texas Legislator ordered the PUC to make changes to the power grid after the winter storm of February 2021 which left millions without power and […]

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Dec 19th 2022 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline
school buses 340x240 $80M available to lower energy consumption in schools

WASHINGTON D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced local education agencies can apply for energy improvement grants totaling $80 million. The grants will focus on supporting schools in rural and/or high poverty areas. The funds can be used for energy efficiency projects like HVAC system upgrades, alternative vehicles and infrastructure improvements. The grants come […]

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Dec 2nd 2022 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline
Pixabay charging station 340x240 California approves $1B EV charging project
Photo courtesy of Pixabay

California – The California Public Utilities Commission approved a $1 billion vehicle electrification charging project, most of which will be devoted to accelerating the number of midsize and heavy-duty trucks on state roads. The cost of the five-year program will be spread out among utility ratepayers across California with 70 percent of funds being devoted to […]

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Jun 14th 2022 | Posted in Energy by Texas Government Insider
TxDOT EV map 340x240 TxDOT releases draft EV charging plan

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
hydrogen plant concept WEB 340x240 Report: Houston prime hydrogen hub

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
VA Loudon County Leesburg 340x240 Virginia county weighing renewable energy alternatives
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
DOE Highland Park solar 340x240 DOE assisting with renewable energy plans for 22 communities
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
SC Carolina Long Bay wind turbine 340x240 Wind energy auction to open Carolina Long Bay area to leasing

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
CPS Energy underground energy storage rendering 340x240 San Antonio utility goes underground with new energy storage project
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
hydrogen plant concept WEB 340x240 States partnering on regional clean hydrogen hubs

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
EV charging station 225x240 Texas eligible for $408M in EV funding

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
solar PV 340x240 Report charts 5 year growth trajectory for renewable energy capacity in Texas

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
ev charging station 340x240 Biden Administration launches EV Charging Plan

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
natural gas ice WEB 340x240 State commissions adopt rules on gas infrastructure during emergencies

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
offshore wind turbines ocean boem 340x240 Federal government eyeing multiple offshore wind energy sites

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 340x240 Bryan utility preparing bid packages for $20M administration building
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
IL Chicago shoreline at night 340x240 Chicago pushes electric franchise RFI deadline to late September

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 solicits energy innovation ideas

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 solar panels mountains 340x240 El Paso Electric seeks power generation, renewable energy providers

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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