With bp’s new renewable natural gas plant in Indiana and Lightsource bp’s solar farm in Arkansas, Vistra Corp.’s retail brands ranking highly for business, CPV’s Three Rivers Energy plant bringing reliable power to over a million homes, and NRG Energy’s retail brand supporting Pittsburgh’s energy needs, competitive power suppliers continue to bring more power to a changing grid.
bp Powers On Renewable Natural Gas Plant and its Solar Brand Debuts New Solar Farm
bp launched a large renewable natural gas plant in Medora, Indiana, where it will work with recently acquired Archaea Energy to process landfill gas into RNG.
“This is a powerful step forward in our net zero journey to capture landfill emissions and provide customers with lower emission, lower carbon fuel,” Starlee Sykes, CEO of Archaea Energy, said in a statement.
bp’s solar subsidiary, Lightsource bp, unveiled a new Arkansas solar farm, which is designed to produce enough clean energy to power over 20,000 homes.
Emilie Wangerman, interim Chief Operating Officer at Lightsource bp USA, told SolarQuarter, “At Lightsource bp, we believe that a solar farm can be so much more than an energy facility. By sharing in this vision, our partners at Conway Corp are bringing a host of benefits to their community, from affordable energy to ecosystem health, economic development and beyond.”
Competitive Power Ventures Celebrates Three Rivers Energy Plant Opening
Competitive Power Ventures celebrated the August opening of its 1,250-megawatt Three Rivers Energy Plant located in Grundy County, Illinois, in a dedication ceremony.
The plant will supply 1.25 million homes with electricity via natural gas.
As reported by the Morris Herald-News, CPV CEO Gary Lambert said, “This is a fantastic project, an engineering marvel. It’s the largest project we’ve done yet and we’re very excited about it coming online.”
Sherman Knight, the President and CCO for CPV, is optimistic about what this project will mean for the Illinois electric grid—bringing the state to one of the lowest carbon-emitting power generating mixes worldwide, with “nuclear power, renewable energy, and flexible, high-efficiency natural gas.”
“It is a cornerstone project for us and it won’t be the last one,” Knight said. “It strengthens the reliability of the Illinois electric grid by providing flexible, reliable power to manage the deployment of more intermediate resources that are coming and are making a meaningful difference in dropping carbon emissions.”
NRG Energy Renews Collaboration With Pittsburgh and WPEC
NRG Energy announced a renewed collaboration between its brand Direct Energy and the Western Pennsylvania Energy Consortium (WPEC), led by the City of Pittsburgh and its partner organizations to help reduce the consortium’s power usage emissions.
NRG will be working with the WPEC and the City of Pittsburgh to purchase competitively priced renewable energy that will be integrated into the existing electricity supply.
Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey praised the collaboration. “The city’s continued collaboration with NRG Energy assists us in having cleaner energy without the high cost for our facilities which helps our communities,” he said. “It further provides us with the opportunity to protect our environment by reducing our carbon footprint.”
Scott Hart, NRG Business Senior Vice President, affirmed NRG’s commitment to supporting its communities. “We are excited to continue to work alongside WPEC and the City of Pittsburgh as they progress toward a sustainable future and make a positive impact on the community.”
Vistra Corp.’s Retail Brands Set the Standard for Business, Price Competitiveness, Customer Satisfaction
Dynegy and TXU Energy, two of Vistra Corp.’s retail brands, ranked highly for price competitiveness, customer satisfaction, and ease of doing business in Energy Research Consulting Group’s (ERCG) national survey of aggregators, brokers, and consultants.
According to a press release issued by Vistra, Young Kim, principal at the Energy Research Consulting Group said, “Dynegy has set a new high-water mark that will be difficult to match. When Dynegy achieved the ERCG ‘triple crown’ in our 2020 study, it was unprecedented at the time. In our 2022 study, Dynegy succeeded in reclaiming that honor. During this three-year span, no other organization has been as highly rated when it comes to serving the ABC community.”