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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1Hydropower will remain the dominant power source in Canada’s energy mix over the next decade, with installed hydropower capacity forecast to increase from approximately 77.6 GW in 2014 to an estimated 84.8 GW by 2025, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The latest report states that hydropower will provide around 49.4% of Canada’s cumulative installed capacity by the end of the forecast period. Other renewable sources, including wind, solar, biomass and biogas, will contribute 34.9 GW, a 20.3% share.
  • Pattern Energy Group Inc. has announced it has completed the acquisition of the remaining 170 MW ownership interests in the 283 MW Gulf Wind power facility in Kenedy County, Texas from Pattern Energy Group LP and MetLife Capital LP. The Gulf Wind facility consists of 118 wind turbines and has the capacity to generate 283 MW of energy.
  • The PSEG Foundation has granted Stevens Institute of Technology $250,000 towards the completion of the University’s Solar Decathlon entry, SURE HOUSE (SUstainable and REsilient). It is Stevens’ entry into the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition and represents the schools’ vision of a sustainable and resilient home for the areas at greatest risk during extreme weather. The student-built, net-zero, solar-powered home is currently being built in Hoboken, New Jersey and will soon be shipped to Irvine, California for entry into the competition.
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