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Iberdrola to build a wind farm for Apple

Iberdrola’s US subsidiary AVANGRID Renewables and Apple’s energy subsidiary Apple Energy have entered into an agreement for the long-term sale of power generated at the Montague Wind Farm (Oregon). Therefore, the Montague wind farm will generate clean energy for Apple for the next 20 years, and thus join the fleet of flagship wind farms that … Continue reading Iberdrola to build a wind farm for Apple

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UpWind Solutions signs service contract for 1.75 GW of GE 1.5 MW wind turbines

UpWind Solutions, a fully-owned subsidiary of Vestas, expands multi-brand footprint with addition of 15 MidAmerican Energy and PacifiCorp sites throughout Iowa, Wyoming and Oregon. UpWind Solutions is pleased to announce it has signed a multi-site service contract with Berkshire Hathaway Energy and its subsidiaries MidAmerican Energy Co. and PacifiCorp, to provide maintenance services for 1.75 … Continue reading UpWind Solutions signs service contract for 1.75 GW of GE 1.5 MW wind turbines

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Oregon decides to go 50 percent renewable energy

Yesterday, the Oregon state senate approved a bill that would increase Oregon’s renewable energy portfolio standard (RPS) to 50 percent, while phasing coal out of the state’s electricity mix. Having already passed the house, the bill will now be sent to Gov. Kate Brown, who is expected to sign it into law. The measure firmly … Continue reading Oregon decides to go 50 percent renewable energy

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Oregon decides to go 50 percent renewable energy

Yesterday, the Oregon state senate approved a bill that would increase Oregon’s renewable energy portfolio standard (RPS) to 50 percent, while phasing coal out of the state’s electricity mix. Having already passed the house, the bill will now be sent to Gov. Kate Brown, who is expected to sign it into law. The measure firmly … Continue reading Oregon decides to go 50 percent renewable energy

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Support mounting for Oregon plan to eliminate coal, increase renewables

The Oregon state legislature is currently considering a bill that would eliminate coal from the state’s energy mix while increasing its Renewable Portfolio Standard to 50 percent by 2040. The initiative, called the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Plan (House Bill4036), has wide variety of supporters, ranging from the Sierra Club to utilities Pacific Power … Continue reading Support mounting for Oregon plan to eliminate coal, increase renewables

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Two photovoltaic solar energy plants proposed in Central Oregon

The abundance of sunshine east of the Cascade Mountains makes Central Oregon a prime location for generating solar power. Two adjoining solar facilities have been proposed east of Bend and others could soon follow. Installation costs have dropped in recent years, and requirements for Oregon utilities to use renewable energy increased this year.   But … Continue reading Two photovoltaic solar energy plants proposed in Central Oregon

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Wind power plant supplied by Wärtsilä now operational in Oregon, USA

The Port Westward Unit 2 power plant, supplied by Wärtsilä for Portland General Electric (PGE), reached commercial operation near Clatskanie, Oregon on December 30, 2014. The 220 MW Smart Power Generation plant is designed to balance wind and solar energy, as well as provide load-following and peaking services. “With the growing amount of variable renewable … Continue reading Wind power plant supplied by Wärtsilä now operational in Oregon, USA

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PGE Announces Completion of Tucannon River Wind Farm

Tucannon River is PGE’s second fully owned and operated large-scale wind energy project, with 116 wind turbines and a total installed capacity of 267 megawatts. Given the variability of wind power, the plant is expected to produce an average of 101 megawatts – enough to power the homes of about 84,000 average PGE residential customers. … Continue reading PGE Announces Completion of Tucannon River Wind Farm

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Deepwater Wind to Develop West Coast’s First Offshore Wind Farm

Project off Oregon Coast Will be First Commercial Floating Offshore Wind Farm. Deepwater Wind today announced plans to develop the West Coast’s first-ever offshore wind farm – a project poised to become the world’s first commercial project to use cutting-edge floating foundation technology. Deepwater Wind entered into an agreement several months ago with Principle Power … Continue reading Deepwater Wind to Develop West Coast’s First Offshore Wind Farm

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Oregon offshore wind farm project announced

A Seattle company is being given the green light to develop plans to build the West Coast’s first offshore wind energy farm—five floating turbines off Oregon’s Coos Bay, federal and state officials said Wednesday. The 30-megawatt pilot project was announced at a press conference by Gov. John Kitzhaber, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell … Continue reading Oregon offshore wind farm project announced

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ALLETE Clean Energy to Acquire Wind Energy Facilities in Minnesota, Iowa and Oregon

ALLETE Clean Energy, a subsidiary of ALLETE, Inc. (NYSE: ALE), has signed an acquisition agreement to purchase wind farms in Minnesota, Iowa and Oregon. ALLETE Clean Energy, a subsidiary of ALLETE, Inc. (NYSE: ALE), has signed an acquisition agreement to purchase wind farms in Minnesota, Iowa and Oregon from The AES Corporation in early 2014 … Continue reading ALLETE Clean Energy to Acquire Wind Energy Facilities in Minnesota, Iowa and Oregon

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US’s biggest ever wind farm comes online

US-based Caithness Energy has opened its 845MW Shepherds Flat Wind Farm in Oregon. Derrel Grant, vice president of development at Caithness Energy, said, ‘Caithness Shepherds Flat is a prime example of smart energy – energy that simultaneously bolsters the economy, creates American jobs, and enhances our environment for future generations. ‘By utilising domestic renewable energy, … Continue reading US’s biggest ever wind farm comes online

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Wind energy PTC builds industry, jobs, economy in Oregon

When the PTC has expired in the past, new installations dropped by more than 90 percent, and the wind industry is predicting as many as 37,000 lost jobs should the PTC be allowed to expire again. Layoffs are already happening because of the uncertainty around the PTC, and they are already affecting Oregon. An Oregonian … Continue reading Wind energy PTC builds industry, jobs, economy in Oregon

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