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Wood supports South Plains Wind Farm

Wood recently supported TerraForm Power with power performance testing (PPT) at South Plains I Wind Farm located near Lockney, Texas. The 200 MW site, whichcomprises 100 Vestas V100 wind turbine generators (WTGs), has the capacity to generate enough energy for approximately 60,000 households. Wood was appointed to undertake power performance testing as part of TerraForm … Continue reading Wood supports South Plains Wind Farm

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Tri Global Energy Continues to Tower Over Wind Energy Development in Texas

With 3,112 megawatts (MW) under construction or in advanced development in the fourth quarter of 2017, Tri Global Energy expanded its industry-leading wind portfolio to 65 percent of all wind energy projects being developed in Texas and 20 percent of wind MW under construction in the U.S. Tri Global Energy, a leading U.S. originator and … Continue reading Tri Global Energy Continues to Tower Over Wind Energy Development in Texas

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Texas wind energy continues to dominate

Texas led the nation for greatest additions to the state’s wind power capacity in the fourth quarter, and the state still leads the nation for installed wind power capacity with three times more than any other state. The four quarter saw 1,179 megawatts of wind power capacity added in Texas, followed by the second greatest … Continue reading Texas wind energy continues to dominate

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E.ON commissions two large battery storage facilities in the USA

E.ON has put two 10-megawatt batteries into operation in Texas. The Texas Waves lithium-ion energy storage units are providing system services for the market. The batteries are able to react quickly to fluctuations in the power grid and thus improve security of supply for customers. E.ON’s concept is to stabilise the grid by combining renewable … Continue reading E.ON commissions two large battery storage facilities in the USA

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Nike signs wind power deal with Avangrid Renewables

Nike has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Avangrid Renewables to buy 86 megawatts (MW) of windpower in Texas. Under the PPA, the company will purchase power from Avangrid Renewables’ 286MW Karankawa windfarm located in Bee and San Patricio counties in Texas. This latest PPA with Nike is Avangrid Renewables’ second agreement for power … Continue reading Nike signs wind power deal with Avangrid Renewables

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Tri Global Energy blows past one gigawatt of wind power in 2017

Tri Global Energy, a leading U.S. originator and developer of utility-scale wind energy projects, concluded the development of over one gigawatt (GW) of wind power in 2017, involving five Texas-based wind projects across seven Texas counties. The announcement marks the highest annual development yet of wind capacity for the nine-year-old company. One wind energy project, … Continue reading Tri Global Energy blows past one gigawatt of wind power in 2017

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E.ON starts construction of new wind farm in Texas

By investing in a new major project, E.ON underscores the attractiveness of the U.S. wind power market. In Kenedy County, Texas, E.ON has begun construction of the Stella wind farm. The project will have an installed capacity of 201 megawatts (MW) powered by 67 turbines of the three-megawatt class from the German manufacturer Nordex. In … Continue reading E.ON starts construction of new wind farm in Texas

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E.ON announces start of construction on 201 MW South Texas wind power project

E.ON announced today it has started construction on the Stella Windfarm, a 201 megawatt (MW) project, located in Kenedy County, Texas, in the ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) south market. The project, powered by 67 3.0 MW turbines supplied by the Nordex Group, will produce enough electricity to power more than 60,000 homes and … Continue reading E.ON announces start of construction on 201 MW South Texas wind power project

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Leeward Renewable Energy and GE Complete Repowering and Financing For Sweetwater 1 & 2 Wind Farms

Leeward Renewable Energy, LLC (“Leeward”) and GE (NYSE: GE) today announced the successful completion of the repowering of the combined capacity 136 MW Sweetwater 1 & 2 wind farms in Nolan County, Texas. GE Renewable Energy is the wind turbine provider for the project and GE Energy Financial Services provided tax equity financing. The Sweetwater … Continue reading Leeward Renewable Energy and GE Complete Repowering and Financing For Sweetwater 1 & 2 Wind Farms

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Terna Energy announces completion of new wind farm in the US

Terna Energy, a member of the GEK Terna Group, on Wednesday announced the completion and commencement of commercial operations of a wind farm in the United States, ANA reports. The construction of the Fluvanna I Wind farm in Scurry County, Texas started in December 2016 and was completed in less than 12 months, the company … Continue reading Terna Energy announces completion of new wind farm in the US

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Another West Texas wind power success story

You may have missed it over the holidays, but Inside Climate News recently did a deep dive into West Texas’s wind power success story. From new jobs to added local funds and income for farmers and ranchers, it reads like a greatest hits of wind’s many community benefits. Here are a few highlights: Jobs for … Continue reading Another West Texas wind power success story

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Tri Global Energy on top spot for wind energy projects in Texas for 11 consecutive quarters

U.S. Congressman Jodey Arrington (R-Texas): “A clean, safe, affordable and reliable supply of energy created right here at home is imperative to a safe, strong and free America for generations to come.” Tri Global Energy, a leading U.S. originator and developer of utility-scale wind energy projects, has maintained its first-place position as the leading developer … Continue reading Tri Global Energy on top spot for wind energy projects in Texas for 11 consecutive quarters

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Jeff Bezos made headlines by smashing a bottle of champagne to launch Amazon Wind Farm Texas

This week Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made headlines by smashing a bottle of champagne to launch Amazon Wind Farm Texas, one of the company’s 18 clean energy projects to date. Press play on the video below to see Bezos in action.   It’s a fantastic visual, and here at Into the Wind we had some … Continue reading Jeff Bezos made headlines by smashing a bottle of champagne to launch Amazon Wind Farm Texas

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Amazon’s largest wind farm yet is up

Greenpeace slammed Amazon earlier this week for its environmental practices — namely, the fact that it doesn’t disclose much about its energy use or materials. But today, the company announced that its largest wind farm yet is up and running. The Amazon Wind Farm Texas, located in Scurry County, Texas, includes over 100 turbines and … Continue reading Amazon’s largest wind farm yet is up

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Wind energy to overtake coal power in Texas

Wind energy is expected to overtake coal in Texas after Friday’s news that two large coal-fired power plants are set to close in the next year. The utility firm Luminant announced that it would close the Sandow Power Plant and the Big Brown Power Plant in early 2018. The power plants comprise 2,300 megawatts of … Continue reading Wind energy to overtake coal power in Texas

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Kimberly-Clark to use wind energy from Oklahoma, Texas

Kimberly-Clark Corp. has purchase nearly 1 million megawatt hours of electricity from two new wind power projects in Oklahoma and Texas. The energy supplied through the agreement is about a third of the electricity needs of the manufacturing company’s North American operations and will allow the company to surpass its greenhouse gas reduction goal four … Continue reading Kimberly-Clark to use wind energy from Oklahoma, Texas

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U.S. wind power donates $1 million to Harvey relief

There’s no other way to put it: Texas is the beating heart of the U.S. wind industry. Nearly a quarter of the country’s installed capacity is in Texas, and over 22,000 wind workers reside in the state—many at companies based in the Houston area. So the entire wind community is thinking of our Texan friends … Continue reading U.S. wind power donates $1 million to Harvey relief

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Siemens Gamesa to repower two wind farms in Texas

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been selected by NextEra Energy Resources to repower two wind farms in Texas. The newly repowered wind farms are expected to deliver up to 25% more annual energy production, boost reliability and efficiency, and extend service life. The two wind farms currently feature Siemens SWT-2.3-93 model turbines. The repowering … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to repower two wind farms in Texas

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Texas Wind Turbines Survive Hurricane Harvey

Wind farms are generally engineered to withstand up to Category 3 hurricane-strength winds. Even though Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas coast as a Category 4, no wind turbines were destroyed by the storm’s winds. Why not? In coastal Texas, there are just over 2,000 megawatts of wind power capacity already installed. However, three projects representing … Continue reading Texas Wind Turbines Survive Hurricane Harvey

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Starwood Energy Group closes sale of minority interest in two Texas wind farms

Starwood Energy Group Global, LLC, a leading private investment firm focused on energy infrastructure, announced that it has sold 49% of its interests in the Horse Creek and Electra wind farms to Munich Re Group, advised by its group-internal asset manager MEAG. Horse Creek and Electra, located in Haskell and Wilbarger Counties, Texas, are identical … Continue reading Starwood Energy Group closes sale of minority interest in two Texas wind farms

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