The RFP seeks approximately 100 “average megawatts” of renewable power, enough to serve more than 83,000 typical PGE residential customers. Energy sources must be at least 10 MW and can include wind, geothermal, biomass, biogas, solar, and hydroelectric power. PGE said it may acquire either a single resource or a mix of resources to achieve the total desired renewable energy target. The utility anticipates the resources acquired will be brought into the company’s portfolio in the 2013-2017 timeframe.
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Geothermal power offers the best green deal for home heating currently. The power comes from a range of different underground sources, including shallow ground, warm underwater springs and liquefied rock in the form of magma that lies far beneath the earth’s crust.
SPS is seeking, on an annual basis, approximately 88,705 MWh of “other” renewable energy generation as defined by the New Mexico Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), or an equivalent amount of biogas of approximately 665,300 MMBtu (one million British thermal units) to be in commercial operation no later than January 1, 2015. SPS prefers that the biomass resources be located in New Mexico.
Any developers who are planning a new build, such as an office block or residential housing development, should consider implementing ground source heating into their project. For a green, renewable energy source, ground-source heating is easy to install and requires very little maintenance.
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According to information from Cleantech Group, the number of venture deals for clean technology rose in the first quarter of 2012 even though the dollar total of the funding deals declined modestly. The firm reports that early-stage deals appear to be on the rise again, and the mergers and acquisition market remains strong.
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