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Nordex signs wind power contract for 150 MW wind farm in the U.S.

With a major order from the USA, the Nordex Group has successfully completed the 2018 year-end spurt in one of the largest growth markets for wind energy. In December, the company signed a contract with an independent power producer to supply 48 wind turbines from the AW125/3150 series. Nordex plans to deliver the first wind … Continue reading Nordex signs wind power contract for 150 MW wind farm in the U.S.

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SWEPCO seeks 1,200 megawatts of wind energy projects in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas or Oklahoma

Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), a utility company of Columbus, Ohio-based American Electric Power (AEP), will request proposals for up to 1,200 megawatts of wind energy projects to be in commercial operation by Dec. 15, 2021. SWEPCO announced Monday (Jan. 7) the request for proposals. Each proposed wind power project must have at least 100 … Continue reading SWEPCO seeks 1,200 megawatts of wind energy projects in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas or Oklahoma

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Enel starts construction in U.S. of its largest wind energy plant

The around 450 MW High Lonesome wind power project will be the largest wind farm in Enel’s global renewables portfolio. The wind energy generated by a 295 MW portion of the project will be hedged through a long-term Proxy Revenue Swap, a risk management strategy for renewable energy projects, making it the largest deal of … Continue reading Enel starts construction in U.S. of its largest wind energy plant

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Vestas secures largest repowering order to date with 359 MW from Phoenix Wind Repower

Vestas has received a 359 MW wind energy order to repower a portfolio of three projects in Texas from Phoenix Wind Repower, LLC, which is a portfolio investment of a fund managed by the Infrastructure and Power strategy of Ares Management Corporation., a leading global alternative asset manager. The order is Vestas’ largest repowering order … Continue reading Vestas secures largest repowering order to date with 359 MW from Phoenix Wind Repower

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BP sells three wind farm operations in Texas

BP sold three wind energy operations in Texas and says it will use the money to upgrade technology in its remaining U.S. wind operations. The price was not disclosed. The three wind facilities include Silver Star with 60 megawatts of generating capacity and about 100 miles southwest of Fort Worth, Sherbino Mesa 2 with 145 … Continue reading BP sells three wind farm operations in Texas

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Wind energy in Texas: Acciona has started construction work on its second wind farm

It will have a capacity of 145 MW and be equipped with 46 of Nordex’s AW3150 wind turbines. ACCIONA Energía has started construction work on its second wind farm in Texas —the company’s ninth in the U.S. — which will increase ACCIONA’s U.S. wind power capacity to 866 megawatts (MW). An investment of around €176 … Continue reading Wind energy in Texas: Acciona has started construction work on its second wind farm

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Texas reports record amount of wind power generation

Texas wind energy hit a new generation record on Monday as steady winds through West Texas and the Panhandle kept the state’s wind turbines spinning. The record 17,920 megawatts of wind power generation was hit at 3:32 p.m. Monday and made up more than 40 percent of power generation in the territory covered by the … Continue reading Texas reports record amount of wind power generation

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Renewables saved Texans $5.7 billion

Like everything in Texas, wind power is super-sized in the Lone Star State. Texas has more installed wind capacity than the Oklahoma, Iowa and California combined, the states occupying slots two through four on America’s wind leader board. In fact, only four countries in the entire world have built more wind than Texas. Now, a … Continue reading Renewables saved Texans $5.7 billion

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University of Texas study highlights wind energy low cost

Wind power, solar and natural gas have the lowest levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) in the majority of counties across the United States, according to a new report from The University of Texas at Austin’s Energy Institute, part of a series of white papers on the Full Cost of Electricity. The report breaks down the … Continue reading University of Texas study highlights wind energy low cost

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Record Wind Farm Construction Underway at Tri Global Energy

A record amount of wind turbines capacity is now under construction at Tri Global Energy (TGE), a leading U.S. originator and developer of utility-scale wind energy projects. For 15 consecutive quarters, TGE remains the dominant leader in Texas with 15 of the current 28 total wind power projects under construction in the state. TGE is … Continue reading Record Wind Farm Construction Underway at Tri Global Energy

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E.ON surges forward with repowering wind energy project in West Texas with 172 wind turbines

E.ON announced today it is partnering with GE (NYSE: GE) to repower its Panther Creek I and Panther Creek II wind farms in West Texas. “We’re excited to embark on our first repowering project in the U.S.,” said Silvia Ortin, Chief Operating Officer, North America and E.ON Climate & Renewables Board Member. “The repowering of … Continue reading E.ON surges forward with repowering wind energy project in West Texas with 172 wind turbines

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Goldwind Reaches Major U.S. Investment Milestone With Tax Equity Financing From Berkshire Hathaway Energy And Citi For 160mw wind farm

Goldwind Americas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (SZSE: 002202) (HK: 2208), today announced it has received tax equity financing from BHE Renewables (a Berkshire Hathaway Energy subsidiary) and Citi, for Goldwind’s 160-megawatt (MW) Rattlesnake Wind Project located in McCulloch County, Texas. “At Goldwind, we are steadfast in our approach … Continue reading Goldwind Reaches Major U.S. Investment Milestone With Tax Equity Financing From Berkshire Hathaway Energy And Citi For 160mw wind farm

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Skyline Renewables to acquire Texas wind farm

Skyline Renewables, which was formed earlier this year by Transatlantic Power Holdings and Ardian, has agreed to acquire Texas-based Hackberry Wind Farm. The seller is Renewable Energy Systems Americas. No financial terms were disclosed. Skyline Renewables has agreed to acquire its second power generation asset, the 166 MW Hackberry Wind Farm in NW Texas, from … Continue reading Skyline Renewables to acquire Texas wind farm

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Shell selects E.ON to operate Texas Wind Farm

Brazos Wind Ventures, LLC, a subsidiary of Shell Wind Energy (“Shell”), has signed an operations and maintenance contract with E.ON Energy Services LLC (EES) for its site near Fluvanna, Texas. E.ON will perform scheduled maintenance services on the 160-megawatt (MW) site. E.ON operates more than 400 of its own Mitsubishi wind turbines and brings a … Continue reading Shell selects E.ON to operate Texas Wind Farm

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Texas leads U.S. in wind energy

With at least 12,750 wind turbines, the state of Texas ranks first in the U.S. for installed wind power capacity, measured at over 23,200 MW in 2017. Electricity from wind power is harnessed through giant telltale turbines often seen on rural farm land. Large propellers spin around a rotor, which generates energy that is transformed … Continue reading Texas leads U.S. in wind energy

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Cactus Flats Wind Energy Plant in Texas is operational

“Cactus Flats highlights Southern Power’s ongoing commitment to the development of wind energy, and we are pleased to see this project achieve commercial operation,” said Southern Power President and CEO Mark Lantrip. “We look forward to supporting our customers’ sustainability efforts through the delivery of clean, safe, reliable and affordable wholesale energy.” Southern Power, a … Continue reading Cactus Flats Wind Energy Plant in Texas is operational

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AT&T-NextEra Ink Deal to Invest in Wind Farm for Clean Energy

AT&T said it’s expanding its renewable energy programme with NextEra Energy Resources to celebrate Global Wind Day. Together, AT&T and subsidiaries of NextEra Energy Resources will help to deliver clean energy, create jobs, boost the local economy and support a low-carbon economy. During a ceremony in Webb County, Texas for the first AT&T-backed wind farm … Continue reading AT&T-NextEra Ink Deal to Invest in Wind Farm for Clean Energy

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Vestas secures 442 MW order from Xcel Energy

Vestas has received an order for 442 MW of V116-2.0 MW and V110-2.0 MW turbines from Xcel Energy Inc., a national leader in wind energy. The order is part of Xcel Energy’s proposed multi-state wind expansion to add 3,680 MW of new wind generation to its system, across 12 projects located in seven states throughout … Continue reading Vestas secures 442 MW order from Xcel Energy

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Vestas receives 442 MW order in the USA

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the USA, comprising 216 V116-2.0 MW turbines and 10 MW of V110-2.0 MW turbines, with a total capacity of 442 MW. Additional information about the project: Customer: Xcel Energy Project name(s): Undisclosed Location/Country: USA Number of MW: 442 MW Number of turbines/turbine type(s): 216 x V116-2.0 … Continue reading Vestas receives 442 MW order in the USA

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Longroad Energy places 212 MW order with Vestas for wind energy project in Texas

Vestas has received an order for 212 MW of V136-3.45 MW turbines, delivered in 3.6 Power Optimised Mode, from Longroad Energy for the Rio Bravo wind project in Texas. Including previously purchased 4 MW PTC components, the Rio Bravo wind project will be 238 MW in total upon completion. Longroad Energy acquired the Rio Bravo … Continue reading Longroad Energy places 212 MW order with Vestas for wind energy project in Texas

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