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The Texas blackouts: Don’t misplace blame on renewables

Texas is currently experiencing once-in-a-generation cold weather that has caused widespread blackouts across the state. Companies are working as quickly and creatively as possible to restore power to the residents and first responders bearing the burden of this anomaly, hopefully bringing an end to this hardship as soon as possible. In the coming days and … Continue reading The Texas blackouts: Don’t misplace blame on renewables

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The Truth About Texas: Thermal Power Plant Failures are the Blackout Culprits

Texas has suffered this week, but crisis reveals character. Record cold weather brought this state to the brink, but never brought Texas to its knees. Neighbors have come together to help neighbors, and everyone from front line responders to the engineers and experts who manage electricity production have worked around the clock to restore power. … Continue reading The Truth About Texas: Thermal Power Plant Failures are the Blackout Culprits

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Iowa explains why wind turbines don’t freeze in Iowa cold

A spokesperson with MidAmerican Energy Company says they install cold-weather packages into their wind turbines to help them stay warm as temperatures get colder. Texas relies heavily on natural gas, coal and nuclear energy in winter, but frozen wind turbines have gotten a lot of attention this week, with some wrongly saying renewable energy problems … Continue reading Iowa explains why wind turbines don’t freeze in Iowa cold

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Extreme weather conditions harm RWE’s renewables electricity generation in the US state of Texas

Operations teams focus on resuming production at RWE’s affected onshore wind turbinesRWE expects significant negative earnings impact in Onshore Wind/Solar segment due to abnormal pricing conditions  The US is experiencing extreme winter weather conditions all the way down to the Gulf region with extremely low temperatures and icing conditions. This has led to a low … Continue reading Extreme weather conditions harm RWE’s renewables electricity generation in the US state of Texas

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American Clean Power Association Statement on Power Outages in Texas

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) today issued the following statement on the ongoing power outages in Texas. “It is disgraceful to see the longtime antagonists of clean power – who attack it whether it is raining, snowing, or the sun is shining – engaging in a politically opportunistic charade misleading Americans to promote an … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Statement on Power Outages in Texas

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RWE to divest a stake of 24% in four onshore wind farms in Texas to Greencoat

RWE, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, has signed an agreement with Greencoat to sell a 24% stake in four RWE onshore wind farms in Texas. This accounts for a total pro-rata installed capacity of 207 megawatts (MW). The agreed purchase price of around USD 160 million corresponds to an enterprise value of around … Continue reading RWE to divest a stake of 24% in four onshore wind farms in Texas to Greencoat

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Ørsted signs long-term wind power purchase agreements with PepsiCo for Nebraska and Texas wind farms

PepsiCo will purchase wind energy from the Haystack and Western Trail wind farm projects, currently under construction and expected online later this year. PepsiCo Inc. has signed two agreements with Ørsted to purchase a portion of energy from the 298 MW Haystack wind project in Nebraska and the 367 MW Western Trail wind project in … Continue reading Ørsted signs long-term wind power purchase agreements with PepsiCo for Nebraska and Texas wind farms

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BayWa r.e. completes construction of 250 MW wind farm

BayWa r.e. has completed construction and achieved financial close of the Amadeus Wind project in Texas. Located northwest of Abilene in Rotan, the 250 MW wind farm has begun selling power into the grid and will generate enough clean, renewable energy to meet the electricity needs of more than 74,800 homes annually. Amadeus is the … Continue reading BayWa r.e. completes construction of 250 MW wind farm

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Acciona starts up its largest wind power plant in Texas

ACCIONA starts energization at its biggest US wind farm, La Chalupa (198MW). ACCIONA has begun the process of energizing wind turbines at La Chalupa in Cameron County, Texas. When fully operational, the wind farm will be ACCIONA’s largest US asset at 198 MW, and will push the company’s US portfolio over 1,000 MW. La Chalupa … Continue reading Acciona starts up its largest wind power plant in Texas

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RWE to divest a stake of 51% in four onshore wind farms in Texas to Algonquin

Sell down in four RWE onshore wind power facilities in Texas of a stake equivalent to a total capacity of 439 megawatts. RWE, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, has signed an agreement with a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp to sell a 51% stake in four RWE onshore wind facilities … Continue reading RWE to divest a stake of 51% in four onshore wind farms in Texas to Algonquin

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Nordex Delta4000 N155 / 4.X Wind Turbines for 240 MW Wind Power in Texas

First order in the US for N155/4.X Delta4000 wind turbines. Nordex now also offers this wind turbine type with an increased rating of more than 5 MW: the N155/5.X.Nordex has won an order for a 240 MW wind farm in Texas, USA to be installed in 2021. The project will be supplied with 50 N155/4.X … Continue reading Nordex Delta4000 N155 / 4.X Wind Turbines for 240 MW Wind Power in Texas

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Wind energy is a growing part of the electricity mix in Texas

In 2019, wind-powered generation contributed 84.4 thousand gigawatthours (GWh) of electricity in Texas, an 11% increase from the 75.7 thousand GWh generated in 2018. Substantial growth in wind capacity in the state was the primary reason for this increase. Texas wind capacity rose almost 17% in 2019, from 24.1 gigawatts (GW) in 2018 to 28.1 … Continue reading Wind energy is a growing part of the electricity mix in Texas

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RWE U.S. onshore wind farm Cranell starts commercial operation

Completion of 220-megawatt project expands RWE U.S. onshore wind power capacity. Green electricity capacity for more than 66,000 households. Almost 1 gigawatt of onshore wind energy projects are under construction in the U.S. to grow RWE’s renewables capacity. RWE continues to expand its renewables portfolio in North America, one of the company’s strategy focus markets: … Continue reading RWE U.S. onshore wind farm Cranell starts commercial operation

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Nordex Supplies 65 N149 / 4.0-4.5 Wind Turbines to Texas Wind energy

Nordex has received an order for 312 MW in the US for a wind farm in Texas. The manufacturer will supply 65 N149 / 4.0-4.5 wind turbines in 4.8 MW mode of operation. Installation is scheduled to begin in May 2021 and the wind farm will be connected to the grid later that year. The … Continue reading Nordex Supplies 65 N149 / 4.0-4.5 Wind Turbines to Texas Wind energy

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Enel Green Power begins operating largest solar plant in Texas

Enel Green Power has started operations at the 245 MW second phase of its Roadrunner solar plant in Upton County, Texas. The overall 497 MW project is the largest operational solar farm in Texas and the company’s largest in the United States. “Our engineering and construction team executed on a project of monumental scale in … Continue reading Enel Green Power begins operating largest solar plant in Texas

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Siemens Gamesa wins big in Texas, USA with 325-MW onshore wind energy project

The wind power order, with an undisclosed customer, is for two new onshore wind farm projects in Texas that will generate a combined 325 MW of power using 65 SG 5.0-145 wind turbines.Project takes Siemens Gamesa’s total installed wind energy capacity close to 6 GW in Texas, strengthening its position as one of the top … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa wins big in Texas, USA with 325-MW onshore wind energy project

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Apex Clean Energy sells 500 MW White Mesa wind farm

Apex Clean Energy announced the sale of White Mesa Wind, located in Crockett County, Texas, to an unidentified buyer. When completed, the 500 MW White Mesa project will be the third largest single-site, single-phase wind farm in the United States, after the largest: the 525 MW Aviator Wind, also developed by Apex and located in … Continue reading Apex Clean Energy sells 500 MW White Mesa wind farm

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Building a future in wind power: Research locally, export globally

At The University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB) we are committed to strengthening and diversifying how we impact our students, our community and our global efforts. As we’ve experienced the pandemic and oil and gas downturn, we are witnessing firsthand the importance of this commitment, and it feels more important than ever to align with … Continue reading Building a future in wind power: Research locally, export globally

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Ørsted completes Sage Draw Wind Power project

Ørsted has completed its Sage Draw Wind project, a 338MW wind farm that straddles Garza and Lynn Counties in Texas. The 120-wind turbine project will have the capacity to meet the annual electricity needs of 120,000 American homes. Sage Draw Wind brings Ørsted’s onshore operational installed capacity to 1.3GW. Currently, the company has an additional … Continue reading Ørsted completes Sage Draw Wind Power project

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Ørsted completes 338 MW wind energy plant in Texas

Ørsted has finalised the 338-MW Sage Draw wind farm in the US state of Texas. The 120 wind turbines in the wind farm are located in Garza and Lynn Counties and was completed on time and on budget. The wind powe facility has the capacity to generate enough power per year to meet the consumption … Continue reading Ørsted completes 338 MW wind energy plant in Texas

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