Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) is selling the first-ever renewable energy certificates (REC) generated from a grid-tied tidal power facility. 3Degrees is the sole purchaser of the RECs which are being generated by ORPC’s Maine Tidal Energy Project. The project is located in the Bay of Fundy, between eastern Maine and Canada, which has a tidal range [...]
16th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum Efficiency + Renewables = Economic & National Security! Cannon House Office Building – Caucus Room U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday – June 12, 2013 The EXPO is free, open to the public, and no RSVPs are required. WHEN Wednesday, June 12, 2013 9:30 [...]
Reproduced with permission. Copyright 2013, E&E Publishing, LLC. www.ClimateWire.net Julia Pyper, E&E reporter Published: Thursday, April 11, 2013 In meeting America’s energy needs, the marine hydrokinetic industry could be the wave of the future. Harnessing tides, currents and waves produces clean, domestically sourced power that could generate up to one-third of the United States’ total electricity [...]
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Sean O’Neill (301) 325-5099 April 15, 2013 Carolyn Elefant (202) 297-6100 DOE Investment in MHK Technology Poised to Grow The Department of Energy made major announcements the week of April 8 that will significantly advance marine hydrokinetic technology (MHK) and their role in the US power generation sector. [...]
OREC’s sixth annual Global Marine Renewable Conference concluded yesterday – for photos, visit our Facebook page. And what better way to cap off a successful conference than to share news of three DOE funding opportunities. First up is a funding opportunity sponsored by DOE in conjunction with various offices and agencies, entitled DE-FOA-0000816: Marine & Hydrokinetic [...]
OREC’s newsletter for March 2013 is available online now. To subscribe, click here. Click here to read the March 2013 newsletter. If you have any questions, please ask a member of Team OREC at the 6th Annual Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference.
Congress Passes Spending Plan for the Balance of FY2013 – DOE Water Power Program Funded at FY2012 Level On March 22, Congress finalized legislation to provide funding for federal programs through the end of Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, averting a government shutdown. The final measure maintains the five percent across-the-board cuts known as the sequester. [...]
FERC will hold a workshop on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 to discuss technical details related to the proposals in its January 17 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) on Small Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures. Click here for details on the workshop, and also take a look at OREC’s summary of the proposed rule.
As February draws to a close with Congress no closer to a deal on the domestic sequester, $85 billion in automatic budget cuts are scheduled to begin tomorrow, with potentially disastrous effects on the renewable energy industry. Speaking at the Offshore Wind Power USA conference earlier this week, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said, “The potentially [...]
FERC RM13-2-000: Small Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures Proposed Rule, Feb. 1, 2013 Read the full text of the proposed rule here. OVERVIEW: In response to a request from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), FERC has proposed to revise the pro forma Small Generator Interconnection Procedures (SGIP) and pro forma Small Generator Interconnection Agreement [...]