Category: Solar Energy in Oklahoma

Former Kansas army ammunition plant explored as possible solar farm

  A long-deserted ammunition plant near Kansas City might be turned into a solar farm. The Shawnee Mission Post reports that Savion, LLC, a privately-held Kansas City-based solar company is looking into the idea of converting the old Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant in De Soto into a large-scale solar operation. Click here for Shawnee Mission …

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3,000 acre solar farm wins preliminary approval in Nebraska

  Nebraska is a step closer to its biggest solar energy installation. A County Planning Commission approved the 3,000-acre project near Lincoln this week according to Nebraska Public Media. Click here for Nebraska Public Media.  

PSO issues requests for proposals for purchase of wind and solar generation resources

  Public Service Company is attempting to expand its reliance on renewable energy sources in Oklahoma and this week announced a search for suppliers of wind and solar powered electricity. PSO submitted Requests for Proposals for renewable energy resources to supply the needs of its 562,000 customers in eastern and southwestern Oklahoma. The subsidiary of …

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EIA predicts solar electricity generation to be 20% by 2050

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review, Electric Power Annual, Short-Term Energy Outlook, and Annual Energy Outlook   The federal government says while only 3% of electricity in 2020 was generated by solar power, it predicts the amount will be up to 20% by 2050. The U.S. Energy Information Administration released its Electric Power Annual report  solar power accounted for 3% …

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California firm to invest $1 billion in Texas solar operations

  A petroleum products company announces it will invest $1 billion to build two solar-plus-storage power plant facilities in Texas. The move by Chem-Energy Corp., a California-based petroleum trading firm and energy company will involve construction near the Austin suburb of Kyle reported the Austin Business Journal. Click here for Austin Business Journal.

Energy news headlines for Friday

**  ​​Electric-truck maker Rivian went public in the largest U.S. IPO since 2014. The stock opened at $106.75, above its initial public offering price of $78. The upstart auto manufacturer is backed by some big names, including Amazon and Ford. ** Six major automakers, including Ford and General Motors, pledge to phase out gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles by 2040 worldwide, though …

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Regulators to consider PSO plans for the future

  Oklahoma Corporation Commissioners plan a special meeting next week to begin reviewing future energy needs and plans for Public Service Company of Oklahoma. In the 10:30 a.m. meeting on Monday, November 15, the commissioners will review PSO’s 2021 Integrated Resource Plan. But a vote is not anticipated. In its 466 page report, PSO indicated it …

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Thursday energy news headlines

** At the U.N. Climate Change Conference on Tuesday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said that “America is back” as a leader on climate change and predicted that the Biden administration’s Build Back Better plan and its wide-ranging climate provisions would soon be passed into law. ** The U.S. government projected that the global oil market will become oversupplied and …

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Rogers, Arkansas going 100% renewable energy

  The city of Rogers, Arkansas is on a path to using 100% renewable energy to power its city operations. City council members recently approved a more than $12 million solar panel project for their police department and fire department structures reported the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette.   Click here for Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Entergy Arkansas shifts from plans to add gas turbines

  Entergy Arkansas files an energy plan with state regulators that replaces a previous proposal to build a new natural-gas plant with more solar development. In its 2021 Integrated Resource Plan, the company indicated it is taking a path toward more renewable resources reported the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Click here for Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.