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Wind-hydro project looks to export power to New England

Wind-hydro project looks to export power to New England

CANADA: Energy company Emera has launched a solicitation for wind and hydro supply to be delivered south to Massachusetts, a plan that will finally test the feasibility of what Canadian wind energy producers have long imagined could be an important new market opportunity.

Over-forecasting prompts call for changes in Miso system

Over-forecasting prompts call for changes in Miso system

UNITED STATES: Wind operators in the US Midwest may have been deliberately over-forecasting their production to increase the compensation they receive from the regional grid operator.

Massive conventional power overcapacity distorts German market

Massive conventional power overcapacity distorts German market

GERMANY: Despite Germany's much-touted switch to renewables, the country still uses fossil-fuel generation to cover peak demand while wind are solar are discounted.

California examines cannabis effect on power demand

California examines cannabis effect on power demand

UNITED STATES: The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is holding a workshop in February to look at how energy demand will increase on the back of legalising personal use of cannabis in the state, and whether excess renewables capacity could help.


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