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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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Wind energy in Kansas

Two wind farms in central Kansas are now online and supplying electricity to Westar Energy. The wind farms came online within the last two weeks, even though a civil lawsuit seeking an injunction against one of them is still pending, the Hutchinson News reported. Westar Energy said the 120-turbine Kingman and 121-turbine Ninnescah Wind Energy … Continue reading Wind energy in Kansas

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Microsoft announces its largest purchase of wind power

On Monday, Microsoft Corp. announced its largest purchase of wind energy to date with the signing of two agreements. Combined, these agreements represent 237 megawatts of wind energy, which brings Microsoft’s total investment in wind energy projects in the U.S. to more than 500 megawatts.   “Microsoft is committed to building a responsible cloud, and … Continue reading Microsoft announces its largest purchase of wind power

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Vestas receives 178 MW order in Kansas

First Vestas V117-3.3 MW turbines in Kansas, underlining the 3 MW-platform’s versatility. Capital Power Corporation (TSX: CPX) has placed a firm and unconditional order for 54 V117-3.3 MW turbines, to be deployed at the 178 MW Bloom Wind Project in Kansas. The order includes a five-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement, which is … Continue reading Vestas receives 178 MW order in Kansas

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The value of Kansas wind energy

Being a windy state comes with an increased risk of prairie fires and downed power lines. But the natural resource’s abundance has its advantages as well, with the planned Cimarron Bend wind farm and nine other pending projects newly demonstrating how such clean energy can answer market demand while helping out Kansas’ economy. When the … Continue reading The value of Kansas wind energy

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