US utility Duke Energy should refile its 2020 integrated resource plan (IRP) to effectively allow for the diversity benefits of solar and storage to be captured, it has been argued by energy consulting firm E3.
Dominion Energy has submitted proposals for nine new solar projects in Virginia with a combined capacity of nearly 500MW as the utility continues to build out its renewables portfolio to meet its clean energy obligations in the state.
South Africa’s solar industry has welcomed new government plans to purchase 6.8GW of additional renewables from independent power producers as of 2022, but warned that an “urgent response” is needed to tackle the country’s ongoing energy crisis.
Duke Energy Progress’ Integrated Resource Plan, published earlier this week, details how the US utility could turn to as much as 16GW of solar to meet surging any demand and replace retiring coal fleets.
Duke Energy is considering additional investments in solar projects in Florida and the Carolinas as it reels from a US$1.6 billion expense related to the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP).