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EDF Renewables acquires Nebraska wind energy project

EDF Renewables North America has closed on a purchase agreement with York Nebraska Wind Partners, LLC, a partnership comprised of Aksamit Resource Management, LLC and York Capital Management for 100-percent of the interests in the 300 megawatt (MW) Milligan 1 Wind Farm. The Project located in Nebraska, United States, is currently in development with anticipated … Continue reading EDF Renewables acquires Nebraska wind energy project

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How are utilities changing their electric generating mixes?

As the old saying goes, there’s nothing permanent except change. This certainly holds true for the U.S. energy landscape. It is constantly evolving and renewable energy cost declines, technology advancements, and impending power plant retirements are driving the transition. How can we stay up-to-date on these changes? And more importantly, what role will wind energy … Continue reading How are utilities changing their electric generating mixes?

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New York 9 GW offshore wind power target

The American Wind Energy Association issued the following statement reacting to New York Governor Cuomo’s announcement, which more than triples the state’s offshore wind development target from 2.4 GW by 2030 to 9 GW by 2035. “By more than tripling New York’s already impressive offshore wind goal, Governor Cuomo has redefined offshore wind ambition nationwide,” … Continue reading New York 9 GW offshore wind power target

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Masdar to acquire stake in two U.S. wind energy plants

The Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) has announced the execution of a share purchase agreement (SPA) to acquire John Laing Group plc’s interest in two wind farms in the US, a media report said. This marks the first time the Abu Dhabi-based company has invested in renewable energy projects in North America, reported Emirates … Continue reading Masdar to acquire stake in two U.S. wind energy plants

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EDF Renewables announces Commercial Operation at Copenhagen Wind farm in New York

EDF Renewables North America announced today that the 80 megawatt (MW) Copenhagen Wind Project is fully operational and delivering electricity. This new wind farm brings the EDF Group one step closer to meeting its CAP 2030 strategy of doubling its worldwide renewable energy capacity to more than 50 GW between 2015 and 2030. Consisting of … Continue reading EDF Renewables announces Commercial Operation at Copenhagen Wind farm in New York

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Senator Ernst earns recognition from AWEA for advancing Iowa cash crop: wind energy

Senator Joni Ernst has been recognized as a U.S. Wind Champion by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). AWEA presents U.S. Wind Champion Awards to members of Congress from both parties who show consistent and strong leadership in support of the American wind industry and the jobs it creates. “Iowa is a leader in wind … Continue reading Senator Ernst earns recognition from AWEA for advancing Iowa cash crop: wind energy

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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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Six trends shaping the future of wind energy

2018 may be in the rearview mirror, but let’s take a moment to reflect on another year of incredible progress for American wind power. Wind energy made huge strides across the U.S., from the shores of Massachusetts all the way out to California and dozens of places in between. And that’s good news for families … Continue reading Six trends shaping the future of wind energy

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Avangrid Renewables Sells Stake in Coyote Ridge Wind Farm

The Coyote Ridge site consists of 39 GE wind turbines with a combined capacity of 97 megawatts. Avangrid Renewables, LLC, a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), today announced the sale of the ownership interest in the Coyote Ridge Wind Farm, now under construction in Brookings County, South Dakota, to WEC Energy Group of Milwaukee. … Continue reading Avangrid Renewables Sells Stake in Coyote Ridge Wind Farm

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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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Wind power takes wildlife conservation to the next level

Last year, the American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI) celebrated its 10 year anniversary. And there was no better way to mark the occasion than the creation of the new Wind Wildlife Research Fund. AWWI was founded by leaders of the wind industry in 2008 to maximize wind energy’s conservation potential through collaboration and research. A … Continue reading Wind power takes wildlife conservation to the next level

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Ørsted selected as preferred bidder for offshore wind farm in Connecticut

Following a highly competitive solicitation process, Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has selected Ørsted’s Revolution Wind project to move forward to negotiate a fixed-price power purchase agreement (PPA) with the state’s power distribution companies for 0.42TWh (terawatt hours) per year equivalent to 100MW offshore wind capacity. Subject to contract signing and Ørsted’s final … Continue reading Ørsted selected as preferred bidder for offshore wind farm in Connecticut

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Enel Green Power brings online 620 MW of new wind power capacity in the United States

The 320 MW Rattlesnake Creek wind farm in Nebraska will sell its energy to Facebook and Adobe, while the Diamond Vista wind farm of around 300 MW in Kansas will sell its energy to Kohler, Tri-County Electric Cooperative of Oklahoma and City Utilities of Springfield Enel invested approximately 430 million US dollars in the construction … Continue reading Enel Green Power brings online 620 MW of new wind power capacity in the United States

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Vestas receives 22 MW wind energy order of 60 percent PTC qualifying turbine components in USA

Vestas has received a 22 MW order of 4 MW platform compatible wind turbine components that qualify for the 60 percent PTC value from an undisclosed customer. These components will enable future wind energy projects that complete construction by the end of 2022. The long-term PTC phasedown terms set in the PATH act, passed by … Continue reading Vestas receives 22 MW wind energy order of 60 percent PTC qualifying turbine components in USA

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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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Iowa wind energy center

A 100-turbine wind energy center in northern Iowa is getting an upgrade. The Globe Gazette in Mason City reports that NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, briefed the Hancock County Board of Supervisors about the project on Monday. Company officials say the project will generate more renewable energy over an extended period, which also extends the period … Continue reading Iowa wind energy center

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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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Vestas receives 202 MW wind energy order featuring tallest wind turbines in USA

Vestas has received an order for 56 V136-3.45 MW wind turbines delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode for an undisclosed wind power project in the U.S. With 112m tall towers and a tip height of 180m, the wind farm will be the tallest in the U.S. Deploying taller towers unlocks new and previously unharnessed … Continue reading Vestas receives 202 MW wind energy order featuring tallest wind turbines in USA

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EDF Renewables and Shell Invest in New Jersey Offshore Wind Power

EDF Renewables North America and Shell New Energies US LLC (Shell) announced today that they have formed a 50/50 joint venture, Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, LLC to co-develop OCS-0499 lease area within the New Jersey Wind Energy Area (WEA).  The lease area holds the potential to produce approximately 2,500 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind energy … Continue reading EDF Renewables and Shell Invest in New Jersey Offshore Wind Power

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