Laidlaw Energy Group acquires 12.5-MW Calif. biomass facility
Laidlaw Energy Group Inc. has completed the acquisition of a 12.5-MW biomass-energy power plant inSusanville,California, by acquiring all of the equity interest of Henri Susanville LLC for cash and stock consideration.
The sellers were Renegy Susanville LLC, which is owned by Renegy Inc. Renegy is an entity controlled by SkyMall Founder and CEO Robert M. Worsley and Nature Energies Inc., which is owned by Hanalei Renewables.
NRG Energy, SunPower break ground on 250-MW California Valley Solar Ranch
NRG Energy Inc. and SunPower Corp. have broke ground on the 250-MWCaliforniaValley Solar Ranch.
Once completed, CVSR will power a yearly average of 100,000 homes with clean, renewable solar energy, sold to PG&E through 25-year power purchase agreements. NRG Energy is the sole owner of the project, which is expected to begin partial operations by early 2012, with the balance of the project coming online later in 2012 and 2013.
SunPower will complete the project’s design and construction, working with Bechtel, which is providing balance of plant engineering and procurement services and construction services. NRG Energy and SunPower will jointly operate and maintain CVSR for two years, after which NRG assumes sole responsibility.
Renewable Energy Systems Canada completes 99-MW wind farm in Ontario
RES Americas affiliate Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. has completed the 99-MW GreenwichWind Energy Project on the northern shoreof Lake Superiorin Ontario. The wind project is a limited partnership that is jointly owned by Enbridge and RES Canada. RES Canada developed the project and then constructed the project under contract to the partnership.
The Greenwich Wind Energy Project comprises 43 Siemens SWT-2.3-101MW wind turbines. The project was constructed by RES Canada under a fixed price, turnkey, engineering, procurement and construction agreement. Siemens will provide operations and maintenance services for the wind turbines under a five-year, fixed-price agreement. The project will deliver energy to the Ontario Power Authority under a Renewable Energy Supply III 20-year power purchase agreement.
Trina Solar obtains ISO 14064 verification statement from British Standards Institution
Trina Solar Ltd. has received the ISO 14064-1:2006 verification statement from British Standards Institution. The ISO 14064 verification reflects the significant efforts the company has made to establish a systematic methodology to quantify and report GHG-related information in accordance with ISO’s rigorous international requirements and principles of transparency, relevance, completeness, consistency and accuracy. The ISO verification provides a solid foundation and framework for Trina Solar to quantify, monitor and report GHG emissions.