- Facing the risks of earthquakes, rising heat, and increasing energy demands, Los Angeles is kicking off a strategy to make itself more resilient, city officials said. The plans to strengthen infrastructure and promote renewable energy aim to combine preparations for earthquakes and wildfires with chronic stresses such as climate change. [Reuters]
- The world’s largest solar park, set up at an investment of ₹16,500 crore ($2.48 billion) in Karnataka, was launched by the state’s Chief Minister. The 2,000 MW park, called “Shakti Sthala,” covers 13,000 acres spread over five villages and is a benchmark in the unique people’s participation in power model put on ground, according to officials. [NYOOOZ]
- Oregon utility Portland General Electric Co unveiled a draft request for proposals looking to add 100 MW of renewable power generation. The bids should be of at least 10 MW and can involve geothermal, biomass, biogas, solar, wind, and hydropower technologies. The utility’s timeframe for portfolio additions is 2020-2021. [Renewables Now]
- Florida Power & Light Company has unveiled plans for four more solar plants in the state. They will have a combined capacity of 298 MW. All four plants, each of which will have a capacity of 74.5 MW, are scheduled to be up and running by mid-2019, FPL said. Construction on the plants will begin during this year. [reNews]
- Utilities on three Hawaiian islands have put out a request for proposals to build wind and solar projects, with an option of energy storage.Three of the four utilities that comprise HECO participated in the RFP, representing service areas on O’ahu, Maui and the big island. These seek 220 MW, 60 MW and 20 MW, respectively. [pv magazine USA]
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