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Xcel Energy acquires two wind farms in South Dakota & Minnesota

The move comes as part of Xcel’s strategic plans to deliver 85% carbon-free electricity in the Upper Midwest region by 2030. U.S. electric services company, Xcel Energy Inc. has recently completed the purchase of two wind energy projects that will add capacity to its expanding Upper Midwest wind energy portfolio. According to reliable sources, the … Continue reading Xcel Energy acquires two wind farms in South Dakota & Minnesota

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Vestas secures 184 MW wind power order from Xcel Energy in Minnesota

The wind energy order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a 10-year service agreement, designed to ensure optimised performance for the lifetime of the project. Turbine delivery will begin in the third quarter of 2019. Vestas has received an order for 184 MW of V120-2.2 MW turbines delivered in 2.0 … Continue reading Vestas secures 184 MW wind power order from Xcel Energy in Minnesota

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Minnesota wind power offers low-cost, reliable, clean electricity

The Clear Energy Alliance, a group that frequently presents misleading information about renewables, is out with a new video that spreads a false narrative about the cost and impact of wind energy in the state. Relying on a flawed report from the Center of the American Experiment (CAE), the Alliance attempts to convince Minnesotans that … Continue reading Minnesota wind power offers low-cost, reliable, clean electricity

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EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions a 200 MW wind farm in the United States

EDF Energies Nouvelles is announcing the commissioning of the Red Pine wind farm by its local subsidiary, EDF Renewable Energy. The 200 MW in installed capacity contributes to the EDF Group’s Cap 2030 strategy, which aims to double its renewable energy capacity by 2030, both in France and worldwide. The Red Pine wind farm is located … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions a 200 MW wind farm in the United States

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EDF Renewable Energy Announces Commercial Operation at Red Pine Wind Project in Minnesota

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) announced today that the 200 megawatt (MW) Red Pine Wind Project (Project) is fully operational and delivering electricity. Consisting of 100 wind turbines manufactured by Vestas, Red Pine interconnects to Northern States Power’s Hawks Nest Lake Substation and generates enough clean wind energy to meet the consumption of 92,000 average … Continue reading EDF Renewable Energy Announces Commercial Operation at Red Pine Wind Project in Minnesota

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Xcel Energy building 175 new wind turbines

Xcel Energy is adding to its wind power. The utility company is partnering with Wanzek Construction of West Fargo to build a wind farm in Dickey County and another in Iowa with some turbines located in Minnesota. Construction of the Foxtail Wind Farm in Dickey County is planned for 2018. The Freeborn Wind Farm, mainly … Continue reading Xcel Energy building 175 new wind turbines

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EDF Energies Nouvelles signs a Power Purchase Agreement for a 100 MW wind project in the United States

EDF Energies Nouvelles has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the Stoneray wind project which has 100 MW in capacity, via its North American subsidiary, EDF Renewable Energy. The United States represents a major market for the EDF Group, which is aimed at doubling its renewable energy capacity by 2030 under its CAP 2030 … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles signs a Power Purchase Agreement for a 100 MW wind project in the United States

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GE to supply equipment for first commercial US integrated solar power and wind energy hybrid project

GE Renewable Energy has been selected by Juhl Energy to supply equipment for the first integrated solar-wind hybrid power project to be located Red Lake Falls, in the US state of Minnesota. The hybrid solar-wind design has the ability to produce power under situations of peak summer times and also during winters when winds are … Continue reading GE to supply equipment for first commercial US integrated solar power and wind energy hybrid project

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Minnesota ranks number two nationwide for wind energy

Wind energy use is increasing all over the country and that includes in our area. Minnesota is ranked the second highest in the nation for the wind power it distributes, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Energy. The department says the price for the state’s wind is the lowest to date. “It’s a … Continue reading Minnesota ranks number two nationwide for wind energy

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Geronimo Energy Sells Portfolio of Wind Farm and Solar Energy Projects to BHE Renewables

Geronimo Energy, LLC (“Geronimo”) is pleased to announce the sale of a portfolio of its wind farm and solar energy projects to BHE Renewables, LLC (“BHE Renewables”), a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy. Included in the portfolio acquired by BHE Renewables are: the Grande Prairie Wind Farm (“Grande Prairie”) in Holt County, Nebraska; the Walnut … Continue reading Geronimo Energy Sells Portfolio of Wind Farm and Solar Energy Projects to BHE Renewables

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Sempra U.S. Gas & Power places wind power order for 39 Vestas V110-2.0 MW wind turbines

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the United States from Sempra U.S. Gas & Power for 39 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines for the Black Oak Getty wind farm in Stearns County, Minnesota. The project’s scope includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a five-year Active Output Management (AOM5000) … Continue reading Sempra U.S. Gas & Power places wind power order for 39 Vestas V110-2.0 MW wind turbines

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Geronimo sells Black Oak Getty wind farm to Sempra U.S. Gas & Power

Geronimo Energy, LLC (“Geronimo”) is pleased to announce the sale of the Black Oak Getty wind project (“Black Oak Getty” or “Project”) to Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, a leading developer of clean energy solutions in markets throughout the U.S. Sempra U.S. Gas & Power expects construction of Black Oak Getty to peak in 2016, … Continue reading Geronimo sells Black Oak Getty wind farm to Sempra U.S. Gas & Power

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Sempra Acquires 78-Megawatt Minnesota Wind Farm

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power today announced it has acquired the Black Oak Getty wind project in Minnesota from Geronimo Energy, LLC, a utility-scale wind and solar energy developer. When the 78-megawatt (MW) Black Oak Getty is completed, Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, along with its affiliates and joint-venture partners, will have wind facilities in … Continue reading Sempra Acquires 78-Megawatt Minnesota Wind Farm

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Allete acquires 97.5 MW of US wind energy capacity from EDF

ALLETE Clean Energy, a subsidiary of ALLETE, Inc. (NYSE: ALE), has acquired a combined 97.5 megawatt (MW) wind energy generation facility near Lake Benton, Minn. for $47.5 million.     The facility is being purchased from a subsidiary of EDF Renewable Energy. Located in southwest Minnesota in the proximity of other ALLETE Clean Energy-owned wind … Continue reading Allete acquires 97.5 MW of US wind energy capacity from EDF

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Wind power helping water-constrained areas of Minnesota

Last Sunday was World Water Day. What does that have to do with wind power? A lot.   AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan (right) recently spoke at a Wind on the Wires event in Minnesota that included, from left, Rep. Bob Inglis, Wind on the Wires Executive Director Beth Soholt, and Fresh Energy Executive Director Michael … Continue reading Wind power helping water-constrained areas of Minnesota

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Minnesota Can Accommodate Significant Additional Renewable Energy Generation

GE’s Energy Consulting business (NYSE: GE) served as the lead technical consultant for the recent Minnesota Renewable Energy Integration and Transmission Study (MRITS), performed by the Minnesota utilities and transmission companies in coordination with the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), and directed by the Minnesota Department of Commerce. The study demonstrated that Minnesota’s power system … Continue reading Minnesota Can Accommodate Significant Additional Renewable Energy Generation

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Report finds Minnesota wind energy jobs have more than doubled

Thanks in part to the input of American Wind Energy Association members, a recently published report on Minnesota puts some numbers to the tremendous economic impact that wind power can have on a state—particularly one that implements effective policy. The report covers clean energy as a whole but breaks down the data by technology as … Continue reading Report finds Minnesota wind energy jobs have more than doubled

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Odell Wind Farm LLC orders 100 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines for the Odell wind power project

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the United States for 100 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines corresponding to 200 MW. The order was placed by Odell Wind Farm LLC, a joint venture between Algonquin Power Co. and a third party.   The order comprises supply and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well … Continue reading Odell Wind Farm LLC orders 100 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines for the Odell wind power project

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RES Americas secures wind energy project financing for the Border Winds and Pleasant Valley Wind Power Projects

Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas), a leader in the development and construction of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects in the Americas, is pleased to announce it has reached financial close of a $222 million construction loan for the 150 MW Border Winds Project in Rolette County, North Dakota and a $286 … Continue reading RES Americas secures wind energy project financing for the Border Winds and Pleasant Valley Wind Power Projects

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Vestas receives wind energy order for 166 MW under RES Americas master wind power supply agreement in the U.S.

Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas) places order for 83 V100-2.0 MW wind turbines for the 200 MW Pleasant Valley wind farm in Minnesota in the United States. Vestas has received a 166 MW order for 83 V100-2.0 MW turbines for the 200 MW Pleasant Valley Wind Project in the U.S. state of Minnesota. … Continue reading Vestas receives wind energy order for 166 MW under RES Americas master wind power supply agreement in the U.S.

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