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Enel Green Power starts construction of wind farm expansion in United States

Enel Green Power’s expansion of the Cimarron Bend wind farm in Clark County, Kansas, which will involve an investment of over 281 million US dollars, will add 74 wind turbines, increasing the project’s capacity from 400 MW to 599 MW. The expansion is supported by a 150 MW power purchase agreement (PPA) with Evergy and … Continue reading Enel Green Power starts construction of wind farm expansion in United States

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Kansas continues to lead in wind energy

Kansas is once again one of the top wind energy producers in the country. The Kansas Department of Commerce announced results from the American Wind Energy Association’s Annual Market Report on Tuesday. It ranked No. 2 in the nation for wind energy production as a share of total electricity generation. According to the report, Kansas … Continue reading Kansas continues to lead in wind energy

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Additional 650 MW of wind energy added to Kansas

Governor Laura Kelly from Kansas and Evergy have declared that their wind power resume will be extended by 660 Megawatts by a shareholder and that they will decrease emission production by 80% by 2050, a dedication in line with the Paris Climate Agreement (PCA) by 2050. Four significant wind turbines would use power to draw … Continue reading Additional 650 MW of wind energy added to Kansas

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Evergy Adds 660 MW of Wind Energy

Evergy announced today with Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly that it will expand its wind energy portfolio by 660 megawatts, and reduce carbon output by 80 percent below 2005 levels by 2050. Electricity from four new wind energy sites will be used to attract and retain large commercial and industrial customers. Evergy announced its commitment to … Continue reading Evergy Adds 660 MW of Wind Energy

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Wind energy is on the rise in the Great Plains

A U.S. grid operator in the region briefly generated more than 65% of its power from wind turbines last April. Wind whipping across the Great Plains can generate a lot of electricity. But transporting that electricity from remote areas to cities and towns can be a big task. “It’s not something that can be solved … Continue reading Wind energy is on the rise in the Great Plains

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IEA to build 300 MW Kansas wind farm

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (IEA), an infrastructure construction company, announced a new wind energy project. The deal is for construction of the Neosho Ridge Wind power project in Neosho County, Kansas — an approximate 300 MW wind farm that is expected to provide enough energy to power up to 100,000 homes. The wind farm will … Continue reading IEA to build 300 MW Kansas wind farm

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University of Kansas campus to be wind-powered by 2020

The University of Kansas has signed an agreement with Westar Energy to have its Lawrence campus powered nearly 100 percent by wind energy by 2020. The Kansas City Star reports the 20-year agreement is expected to lower the university’s utility bills about 22 percent, from 2.3 cents per kilowatt hour to 1.8 cents. Kansas State … Continue reading University of Kansas campus to be wind-powered by 2020

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Manhattan makes deal to get half of its power from wind power

The Manhattan City Commission has approved a plan to convert half of its energy use to wind power. The Mercury reports that the commission Tuesday backed a 20-year agreement with Westar Energy for the 300-megawatt Soldier Creek Wind Farm in northeast Kansas, a project that will be complete in the fourth quarter of 2020. The … Continue reading Manhattan makes deal to get half of its power from wind power

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Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Sustainability Efforts Receive A Gust Of Wind Power Through Partnership With Southern Power

New wind farm agreement complements Royal Caribbean’s comprehensive carbon reduction initiatives. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) today announced it has signed an agreement with Southern Power, a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider and subsidiary of Southern Company, for Southern Power’s 200-megawatt (MW) Reading Wind Facility. This initiative, which will offset up to 12 percent … Continue reading Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Sustainability Efforts Receive A Gust Of Wind Power Through Partnership With Southern Power

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Westar launches new program to sell wind energy to commercial customers

Westar Energy is about to launch a new program that will allow large commercial customers to lock in a portion of their electric rates for up to 20 years if they agree to purchase energy from a soon-to-be developed wind farm in Nemaha County, northeast of Manhattan. The Kansas Corporation Commission approved the plan, which … Continue reading Westar launches new program to sell wind energy to commercial customers

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Siemens Gamesa selected to supply 225 MW for U.S. wind power project

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) announced today that the company will supply 98 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines for an undisclosed project located in Kansas. The wind farm will span across over 40,000 acres of land and can supply enough energy for nearly 73,000 average U.S. homes. The blades for this project will come from Siemens Gamesa’s … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa selected to supply 225 MW for U.S. wind power project

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Siemens Gamesa secures 77 MW wind power project with MidAmerican Energy in the U.S.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has been selected by MidAmerican Energy Company to supply turbines for an upcoming wind farm. The company will supply 25 SWT-2.625-120 and 5 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines, totalling 77 MW, with the option to add up to 5 additional SWT-2.625-120 wind turbines for a total capacity of 90 MW. The project is … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa secures 77 MW wind power project with MidAmerican Energy in the U.S.

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Enel’s 300MW wind farm in the US

The 300MW wind farm will sit in both Marion and Dickinson counties, and will bring the Italian energy firm’s wind capacity in the state to 1.4GW, when operational. It is anticipated the wind farm, developed by Enel’s subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, will be complete by the end of 2018. When fully operational, the … Continue reading Enel’s 300MW wind farm in the US

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Enel signs 330 million US dollar tax equity agreement for Thunder Ranch wind farm in the USA

Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (“EGPNA”), the U.S. renewable energy company of the Enel Group, acting through its subsidiary Thunder Ranch Wind Holdings, LLC (“Thunder Ranch Holdings”),1 has signed a tax equity agreement worth approximately 330 million U.S. dollars with the Alternative Energy Investing Group of Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) and GE Energy Financial … Continue reading Enel signs 330 million US dollar tax equity agreement for Thunder Ranch wind farm in the USA

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Kansas wind energy developers optimistic

Wind energy officials said the push for more wind farms in Kansas won’t slow down despite the biggest wind energy buyer halting for now. Various local, state and corporate officials, as well as local landowners will gather Wednesday in Kingman County to dedicate the Kingman and Ninnescah wind farms, the Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/2nAr09O ) reported. … Continue reading Kansas wind energy developers optimistic

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Enel begins operation in USA of its largest wind farm

The 400 MW Cimarron Bend wind farm can generate around 1.8 TWh annually Construction of the project required an overall investment of about 610 million US dollars The power and renewable energy credits from Cimarron Bend are being sold under two separate PPAs to Google and to the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities Cimarron … Continue reading Enel begins operation in USA of its largest wind farm

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Westar completes 280 MW Western Plains wind farm in Kansas

Westar Energy has completed the 280MW Western Plains wind farm in Kansas. The project, which is located near Spearville in Ford county, features 122 Siemens SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines. Westar will own and operate the wind farm, which was developed by Infinity Wind and built by Mortenson Construction. About 200 temporary jobs were created during construction … Continue reading Westar completes 280 MW Western Plains wind farm in Kansas

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Enel Green Power completes first 200 MW of Cimarron Bend wind power plant in Kansas

Enel Green Power North America is closing out 2016 with the start of operations of the first 200 MW of the company’s largest wind power project in Enel Green Power’s global portfolio, the 400 MW Cimarron Bend wind project in Clark County, Kansas. Cimarron Bend, which began construction in April 2016, will further solidify EGPNA’s position … Continue reading Enel Green Power completes first 200 MW of Cimarron Bend wind power plant in Kansas

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