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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFThe University of Colorado will be offering two of its core graduate energy courses online this spring: RSEI 5000 ‘Energy Science and Technology’ and RSEI 5002 ‘The Business of Sustainable Energy.’ Both courses are full-semester, for-credit courses; taught by our regular faculty. These courses provide an in-depth understanding of the renewable and sustainable energy industry. These courses will help you build or advance your career in this growing field. Click here to find more information about these courses, and about our Professional Certificate in Renewable and Sustainable Energy.
  • Building on the success of the previous European Biomass to Power conferences in Vienna, London & Krakow, ACI has confirmed the location and dates for the 2014 event as Copenhagen, Denmark, on April 1-2, 2014. In addition, DONG Energy is hosting a site visit to their Avedore Power Station. Click here for the agenda and more information on the event.
  • The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) praised a new rule approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that will expedite and reduce the cost of solar project interconnection, while maintaining the reliability and safety of the electric grid. In 2005, FERC issued Order No. 2006, which for the first time established national interconnection procedures applicable to generation projects that are 20 megawatts (MW) or less in size and subject to FERC’s wholesale jurisdiction. The rule approved today will allow solar projects that meet certain technical requirements to qualify for a “fast track” interconnection process, thus eliminating the need for costly and time-consuming studies. Rhone Resch, president and CEO of SEIA, said today’s decision will help to reduce interconnection bottlenecks.
  • 8minutenergy Renewables, LLC and saferay, Inc. have announced the signing of a 20-year contract to sell 15 megawatts-ac (19.7MW-dc) of clean, renewable solar energy from their Woodmere Solar Farm project in Kern County, Calif., to Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). The Woodmere Solar Farm project is a utility-scale solar generation facility sited on 80 acres of low-productivity farmland. Construction is projected to begin in 2014, with the site expected to be operational and delivering renewable energy by December 2015.
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