- “US Spring Snow Storm Leaves 300,000 In The Dark” • A spring storm caused power outages in states in the Northeast, with over a foot of snow falling in some places. Some 300,000 customers lost electricity, 200,000 of them in New York state. As far south as Virginia, residents who have been looking forward to spring were greeted by wintry blasts. [BBC]
- “Footprint Project And New Use Energy Provide Ukraine With Solar Microgrids” • The Footprint Project and New Use Energy teamed up to quickly provide Ukraine with solar microgrids. Will Heegaard, CEO of Footprint Power, and Paul Shmotolokha, CEO of New Use Energy, have been helping Ukrainians since Russia launched its invasion in February. [CleanTechnica]
- “Madhya Pradesh Renewable Energy Capacity Grew 32-Fold In 12 Years” • Madhya Pradesh, a state in India, has reached 5,152 MW of installed renewable energy capacity, compared to just 160 MW in the year 2010. This includes 2,444 MW of wind power, 2,490 MW solar power, 119 MW biomass power, and 99 MW small hydropower. [pv magazine India]
- “PG&E’s Tesla Megapack Is Now Operational” • Pacific Gas and Electric’s 182-MW Tesla Megapack Elkhorn battery is now in operation, the Associated Press has reported. Included in the system are a total of 256 Tesla Megapacks on 33 concrete slabs. These have the capacity to store and dispatch up to 730 megawatt-hours of energy to the grid. [CleanTechnica]
- “Massachusetts Can Lead Equitable Transition To 100% Renewable Energy By 2035 ” • Massachusetts can show climate leadership and meet 100% of its electricity needs with renewable energy by 2035, according to an analysis released by GreenRoots and the Union of Concerned Scientists. The change would have huge economic benefits. [Union of Concerned Scientists]
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