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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1The Western Union Company is looking forward to lighting up many homes in remote villages of India. The aim is to make electricity available to those in the villages who have never seen or experienced a light in their homes. The company will contribute up to INR 100 for each remittance received from designated countries during the period October 15, 2015 to November 30, 2015 through Western Union services will contribute towards the lighting up of a village in rural India.
  • Consumers Energy has announced that customers are now able to enroll in the energy provider’s community solar program, allowing them to play a part in developing new renewable energy sources in Michigan. Participants in the Solar Gardens program can subscribe to SolarBlocks equaling a half -kilowatt each. They will receive a credit on monthly bills based on electricity that’s generated at Solar Gardens locations for the life of the projects – about 25 years.
  • Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has announced that it will offer a $20,000 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education college scholarship to a student from throughout the company’s service area.
  • Alterra Power Corp. has announced it has agreed to acquire the water rights for four hydroelectric development projects from Sigma Engineering (the Chusan, Powell, Eldred North and Eldred South projects). The projects are located approximately 20-30 kilometers from Alterra’s existing Toba Montrose and Jimmie Creek projects, and are situated along the Toba Montrose transmission line. Each project is expected to have between 10-15 MW of generation capacity, and could be eligible for power purchase agreements under BC Hydro’s Standing Offer Program. The acquisition is expected to be completed by the end of 2015 and is subject to satisfaction of customary conditions precedent.
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