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  • Hank
    29 Feb 2016 - 11:18 by Hank
    700 cleared acres in Colorado with 3 regional transmission lines: Potential solar and/or wind generation location.
    For Sale or Lease
    700 cleared acres in Routt County, Colorado near Steamboat Springs/Oak Creek.
    Potential solar and/or wind generation location.
    Three regional transmission lines are on and near this land:
    230 KV line crosses the property. 
    138 KV line within one mile. 
    230 KV line within 2 miles.
    Elevation 7200 feet to 7800 feet. 
    700 acres is South and West-facing on a cleared hillside. 
    This is reclaimed land formerly strip-mined for coal. Mining ceased in 1995. 
    All restoration and environmental obligations have been satisfied by the former lessee. 
    Heavy equipment roads cross the 700 acres. Excellent access to state highway.
    I am one of the owners.
    Hank Mulvihill
  • PPL-Procurement
    26 Feb 2016 - 13:28 by PPL-Procurement

    PPL Electric is seeking to procure over 175,000 Tier II alternative energy credits (AECs) for PPL Electric Utilities Corporation to meet the Pennsylvania Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard. Qualification materials must be received by March 21 at 12PM EST.

    Contact: Ben Chee at or (215) 568-0200/(914) 473-8870.

    25 Jan 2016 - 19:09 by SEATLLC


    Sustainable Energy & Agriculture Technology LLC is seeking to outsource the operations of its new facility: a greenhouse powered by solar energy in Arizona, US. We are looking for a partner with extensive knowledge and experience in operation of high-technology greenhouses. Our facility will operate by the innovative Near Zero Carbon (NZC) Emission Greenhouse Technology, we will grow the freshest, cleanest vegetables while reducing carbon footprint and protecting the environment. 


    If you are interested please leave your contact data (e-mail and phone number) and we will send you a copy of the RFP:



  • Kmorales
    6 Nov 2015 - 15:14 by Kmorales



    November 06, 2015

    Contacts: Tim Maier, BPU General Manager, 620-245-2532
    Mark Wurm, BPU Assistant General Manager, 620-245-2533

    The City of McPherson, Board of Public Utilities Seeks Proposals for up to 20 Megawatts of Renewable Energy

    McPherson, Ks – McPherson BPU’s management announced today that they have released a request for proposals (RFP) from renewable energy providers for any amount and type of renewable energy up to 20mw to add to their energy portfolio. Proposals are due to McPherson BPU by December 15, 2015. Proposals will then be evaluated to determine if renewables will be added to their current portfolio.

    BPU said a main driver in the decision to look into adding these renewables is that they understand that customers are paying closer attention to their ecological footprint. “We know that a stronger emphasis has been placed on performance metrics measuring energy efficiency and sustainability practices for many of our large industrial customers. They are expected not only to meet environmental standards, but to exceed them. The McPherson BPU wants to support customer renewability, sustainability, and efficiency efforts and to be considered more of a partner in our customer’s green initiatives”, says BPU Key Account Manager, Kasi Morales.

    Another driver in the decision to consider adding renewables is the The Clean Power Plan’s requirement to reduce CO2 emissions. “Right now about 85% of BPU’s purchased energy comes from coal which is a high CO2 emitting resource. Westar has been very proactive in reducing SO2 and NOx emission levels from their coal fired power plants, but currently there is no commercially viable method to remove CO2. Between 2005 and 2012 SO2 emissions were reduced 85% and NOx levels were reduced 66%”, stated Tim Maier, BPU General Manager.

    BPU stated that while they are motivated to entertain proposals they do not want to compromise their competitive and stable rate structure. BPU provides one of the lowest cost electric power in the Nation. Electric intensive industrial customers have prospered in McPherson with the industrial average rate being only 5.1 cents per kWh in 2015. In addition to the competitive rates, BPU’s customers enjoy BPU’s virtually unlimited capacity and unbeatable reliability through their fully redundant electric system. BPU’s stable and competitive rates are credited to an interconnect agreement with Westar Energy.

    Much of McPherson’s economic development success and appeal to electric intensive customers is attributed to the municipally owned Board of Public Utilities. Several large industrial companies in the McPherson area include Pfizer (manufacturer of pharmaceutical drugs), CHS Oil Refinery (gasoline and oil products), Viega (plastic and metal), Johns-Manville (fiberglass insulation) and many others.

    “Right now prices for renewables are competitive especially when the production tax credits that are currently available are figured in. BPU is looking at renewable options either offsite or even onsite, if cost is favorable”, stated BPU Assistant GM, Mark Wurm.


  • NickL
    5 Oct 2015 - 14:19 by NickL

    The architecture for storing contacts on OpenEI was recently updated to improve efficiency and user experience.  Contacts on OpenEI are designed to provide contact information for industry professionals or organization positions.  Contact information can be added to any of the 17k+ organization pages that exist on OpenEI, which then displays a contact card on that organization page.

    Contacts can also be used for different pages and sections within OpenEI.  The RAPID Toolkit is one example of how contacts can be used within the wiki.  Contact information can be added to RAPID Roadmap pages, and uses a semantic relationship to retrieve the contact information from an organization page and display it on the roadmap page itself.  This update helps to maintain the relationships that existed before, providing a way for people interested in development, policy or permitting to find and connect with the appropriate person or persons at different organizations and agencies during the different phases of project development.

    The recent contact update now provides an easier way to add and edit contacts that may be listed on different roadmap pages.

    For more information on how to add and work with contacts on OpenEI, please visit the Help:Contacts page.

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