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Enel Green Power starts construction of 299 MW wind farm in U.S.

The Aurora wind power project, which will involve an investment of around 450 million US dollars, is due to generate approximately 1.3 TWh annually upon completion, due by the end of 2020. The wind energy facility is Enel Green Power’s second wind farm in North Dakota and, once completed, it will sell its energy to … Continue reading Enel Green Power starts construction of 299 MW wind farm in U.S.

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Tax policy parity with other sectors critical to meet consumer demand for wind energy

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement applauding the release of the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act by Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA), Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means. The legislation includes an extension of the Wind Production Tax Credit (PTC) at 60% for five years … Continue reading Tax policy parity with other sectors critical to meet consumer demand for wind energy

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GE Renewable Energy announces 350 MW wind turbines order for Foard City Wind farm in Texas

GE Renewable Energy announced today that it has been selected by Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. (“Innergex”) to supply 139 2.X-127 onshore wind turbines on 89-meter towers for Innergex’s approximately 350 MW Foard City Wind project located in Foard County, Texas. The order also includes a 20-year full-service agreement. The Foard City wind farm reached commercial … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy announces 350 MW wind turbines order for Foard City Wind farm in Texas

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Robert Bryce continues pushing anti wind energy fallacies

Robert Bryce has a long history of promoting untruths about renewable energy. So much so that more than 50 journalists and educators once submitted a petition to then-New York Times Public Editor Arthur Brisbane, imploring the paper to call out the special interest funding ties of op-ed writers. They used Robert Bryce as their poster … Continue reading Robert Bryce continues pushing anti wind energy fallacies

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GE Renewable Energy announces 494 MW wind turbines orders with ENGIE for wind energy projects in Oklahoma and South Dakota

Wind turbines to be installed at ENGIE’s King Plains wind farm and Triple H Wind farm. GE Renewable Energy announced today that it has been selected by ENGIE North America to supply 180 onshore wind turbines for two wind power projects. The agreements include 88 2.8-127 wind turbines for the King Plains wind project in … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy announces 494 MW wind turbines orders with ENGIE for wind energy projects in Oklahoma and South Dakota

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Winter is coming, Cold-related injury prevention awareness in wind energy

As winter approaches temperatures are dropping. It’s essential to be aware of cold-related injuries. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), workers who are exposed to extreme cold or work in cold environments may be at risk of cold stress and cold-related injuries. Extreme cold weather is a dangerous situation that can … Continue reading Winter is coming, Cold-related injury prevention awareness in wind energy

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The Wind Energy Wildlife Research Fund

In November 2018, the AWEA Board passed a resolution in support of creating the Wind Wildlife Research Fund (WWRF), an innovative initiative to pool industry investment and resources to support research on some of the most critical wind-wildlife issues. The Fund was launched in January, and its first year has been a success. The Fund … Continue reading The Wind Energy Wildlife Research Fund

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Saluting America’s wind power veterans: Teaching the next generation

This Veterans Day we want to thank the thousands of wind workers who have served our country. Your teamwork, knowledge and dedication help make wind’s American success story possible. The skills veterans develop while serving make them perfect candidates for careers in wind—U.S. wind power is proud to hire veterans at a rate 67 percent … Continue reading Saluting America’s wind power veterans: Teaching the next generation

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Saluting America’s wind power veterans: Wind brings stability

Steven Valentine is a Wind Tech 2 at Clearway Energy’s Elbow Creek Wind project in Big Springs, Texas. He is a U.S. Army veteran. I was still a new aircraft mechanic working at a tiny airport when 9/11 happened. The impact was felt all over the country for years. For those of us working in … Continue reading Saluting America’s wind power veterans: Wind brings stability

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Massachusetts selects mayflower wind energy’s 804 MW low cost energy proposal

Mayflower Wind Energy LLC (Mayflower Wind), a joint venture of Shell New Energies US LLC (Shell) and EDPR Offshore North America LLC (EDPR), has been chosen by Massachusetts to supply 804 MW of clean, renewable energy from offshore wind to the electricity customers within the state, enough to power approximately half a million homes. This … Continue reading Massachusetts selects mayflower wind energy’s 804 MW low cost energy proposal

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Blade for World’s Most Powerful Offshore Wind Turbine Arrives in Boston for Testing

Blade for GE’s Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine to be tested at Wind Technology Testing Center to simulate full lifetime of blade Haliade-X selected as preferred turbine for nearly 5 GWs of offshore projects in the past month, including projects in Maryland and New Jersey. More powerful wind turbines are driving down cost of offshore … Continue reading Blade for World’s Most Powerful Offshore Wind Turbine Arrives in Boston for Testing

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AWEA hires Missouri utilities commissioner to facilitate further wind power growth in America’s “Wind Belt”

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today announced the hire of former Missouri Public Services Commissioner Daniel Hall to help facilitate the further expansion of wind power throughout the Midwest. In his new role of Central Region Director, Electricity and Transmission Policy, Hall will lead AWEA’s transmission and wholesale electricity markets work in the region. … Continue reading AWEA hires Missouri utilities commissioner to facilitate further wind power growth in America’s “Wind Belt”

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The first 100 GW of wind energy and what it brought to America

U.S. wind power has just achieved a major milestone: 100 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity. American innovation, a pioneering spirit, and the hard work of the country’s 114,000 wind workers made this progress possible. Let’s take a moment to reflect on how we got here, and what this has meant for the country. The American … Continue reading The first 100 GW of wind energy and what it brought to America

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US wind power reaches milestone 100 gigawatts, 46 gigawatts more on the way

Additional key findings of the US wind energy industry third quarter 2019 report include: Strongest third quarter for wind farm installations on record with 1,927 MW newly online; Near-term wind advanced development pipeline reaches record 46.5 GW; Nearly 6,000 MW of offshore wind turbines projects in advanced development. There are now more than 100 gigawatts … Continue reading US wind power reaches milestone 100 gigawatts, 46 gigawatts more on the way

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Mayflower to deliver Massachusetts offshore wind farm

Massachusetts has chosen Mayflower Wind to develop an 804 MW offshore wind farm, following bid submissions filed in August. The project, located more than 20 miles south of Nantucket, is expected to start operations in 2025, according to the developer. Having presented the state with several bid options for the project with progressive levels of … Continue reading Mayflower to deliver Massachusetts offshore wind farm

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The future of offshore wind energy in South Carolina

A new study predicts that wind could power the entire world. Research published Friday said offshore wind power could generate enough electricity for every home and business on Earth. This comes as a federal agency is looking at the south carolina coast to develop offshore wind energy. The Bureau of Energy Management or BOEM is in … Continue reading The future of offshore wind energy in South Carolina

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AWEA statement supporting the introduction of the bipartisan Wind Energy Research and Development Act

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement applauding the introduction of the bipartisan Wind Energy Research and Development Act by Senators Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) “AWEA applauds the bipartisan efforts of Senators Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) on the introduction of the Wind Energy Research and Development … Continue reading AWEA statement supporting the introduction of the bipartisan Wind Energy Research and Development Act

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EDPR signs a 302MW Build&Transfer Agreement for a wind farm in Indiana, US

EDP Renewables (EDP Renewables, Euronext: EDPR), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s largest wind energy producers, through its fully-owned subsidiary, EDP Renewables North America LLC, has reached an agreement with Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO), a subsidiary of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), to build and transfer a … Continue reading EDPR signs a 302MW Build&Transfer Agreement for a wind farm in Indiana, US

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AWEA statement supporting the creation of the bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, led by Senators Braun (R-IN) and Coons (D-DE)

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement supporting the creation of the bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, led by Senators Mike Braun (R-IN) and Chris Coons (D-DE): “We commend Senators Braun and Coons for forming the bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, which is a great step toward achieving meaningful climate legislation,” said … Continue reading AWEA statement supporting the creation of the bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, led by Senators Braun (R-IN) and Coons (D-DE)

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Sunrise Wind signs wind power purchase agreement with New York

On 18 July 2019, New York selected Sunrise Wind as the preferred bidder for an 880MW offshore wind farm. Sunrise Wind has now signed a 25-year OREC purchase-and-sale agreement with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The Sunrise Wind project has an average all-in development cost of USD80.64 per MWh (2018 … Continue reading Sunrise Wind signs wind power purchase agreement with New York

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