EcoPartnership Established Between Duke Energy & ENN Group
Duke Energy and China’s ENN Group have teamed up to create an EcoPartnership with the city of Charlotte, N.C., and the Chinese city of Langfang in Hebei Province. Duke Energy and ENN’s initial EcoPartnership projects will involve testing of solar power generation, substation and community battery storage capabilities, grid management optimization and energy efficiency initiatives. With Secretary of State Hilary Clinton in attendance, the signing took place at the U.S. State Department yesterday. Secretary Clinton was very pleased that the EcoPartnership was coming to fruition. Others may join this EcoPartnership in the future, including universities, additional companies and other public entities.
Statoil Announces A New Discovery In The North Sea
A new oil field has been discovered on the North Sea Krafla prospect by Statoil and its partners. The successful well was drilled at block 30/11 around 16 miles south of the Statoil’s Oseberg South field. Initial analysis calculates the discovery between 12.5 and 56.5 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalent.
DOE Awards $90.6M Conditional Loan Guarantee Offer To Increase Colorado Solar Capacity
In an effort to increase solar production in Colorado, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has offered a conditional loan commitment to Cogentrix of Alamosa in the amount of $90.6 million. The loan guarantee will help build a 30MW High Concentration Solar Photovoltaic (HCPV) generation project near Alamosa, Colorado. When used in areas with high amounts of direct sunlight, multi-junction solar cells are nearly 40 percent more efficient than more traditional PV panels. It is expected that the Public Service Company of Colorado will purchase all of the approximately 75,000 megawatt hours of clean renewable energy that will be generated each year.
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