independent power producers
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has announced further support for Poland's energy transition with approximately €63 million ($67 million) in loans for renewables-focussed independent power producer Qair’s 200MW renewable energy portfolio.
US-based technology firm Tesla has applied for a licence to generate electricity in the UK, although the exact reason hasn’t been made clear in Tesla Motor Co’s application to the country’s Gas and Electricity Market Regulating Authority.
Policy & Regulation
It’s not set to change anytime soon, says the agency, thanks in part to the largest fuel switch in the electric industry's history—from coal to natural gas, which has led to changing consumer preferences, new technologies, weaker commodity prices, and greater distributed generation have put tremendous pressure on the traditional IPP model.
Hokkaido Wind Energy Transmission Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric and Chiyoda Corporation to pilot integrating large-scale wind turbines for reliability.