BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1Center for Resource Solutions recently released two reports on the U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which directs states to implement greenhouse gas emissions limits for existing electricity generators. Renewable Energy in the EPA Clean Power Plan. Part 1: Introduction to Emission Rate Credits gives an overview and explanation of Emission Rate Credits (ERCs), which can be used by regulated generators to lower their reported emissions rates. Renewable Energy in the EPA Clean Power Plan. Part 2: Interactions With and Impacts on RECs and Renewable Energy Markets explains the interplay of ERCs and emissions allowances with renewable energy certificates, existing state renewable portfolio standards, and the voluntary renewable energy market.
  • Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative, a not-for-profit generation and transmission electric cooperative, has announced that it has entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement with Exelon Generation for 153 MW of new wind generation in Michigan’s Thumb region. The wind power will be supplied from the Michigan Wind 3 project, which will be located in Sanilac County, Michigan. Exelon is scheduled to begin construction on the project in spring 2016 and begin commercial operation by December 2016.
  • OneRoof Energy, Inc. has announced it has appointed Brian Alexson, formerly CEO for CS Operating, Inc., to the newly created role of chief operating officer (COO). The addition of the COO role is part of strengthening the Company’s sales and operations to drive the Company’s strategic Solar 2.0 initiative aimed at leveraging the scale and low-cost sales capabilities of “non-traditional” residential and retail sales channels with the goal of lowering the cost of customer acquisition.
  • ArcLight Capital Partners has announced the closing of the transaction between its newly formed portfolio company, Leeward Renewable Energy and Infigen Energy to acquire Infigen’s U.S. wind assets. The current portfolio comprises equity interests in eighteen U.S. wind farms with a total installed capacity of approximately 1,557 MW, of which Infigen’s interests comprise 1,089 net MW. In addition, the acquisition includes Infigen’s U.S.-based asset management and operations business.
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