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Vail Resorts Announces Long-Term Wind Energy Contract and Plan to Eliminate Conventional Single-Use Dining Plastics in its ‘Commitment to Zero’

The agreement with Lincoln Clean Energy will produce enough wind energy to reduce the emissions associated with Vail Resorts’ estimated FY19 North American electricity use by 100 percent, which includes 17 resorts and their associated retail, hospitality, and corporate offices Eco-Products named ‘Official Zero Waste Partner’ of Vail Resorts to help divert nearly 300 tons … Continue reading Vail Resorts Announces Long-Term Wind Energy Contract and Plan to Eliminate Conventional Single-Use Dining Plastics in its ‘Commitment to Zero’

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Meet the veterans working in wind energy

The U.S. wind industry proudly hires veterans at a rate 72 percent higher than the national average, and the skills, teamwork and dedication they acquire while serving are perfect fits for wind work. Last week, we visited wind projects in Texas and Illinois to meet some of our veterans and thank them for their service.   … Continue reading Meet the veterans working in wind energy

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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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GE Renewable Energy’s LM Wind Power Unit Inaugurates New Technology Center Americas Facility Near New Orleans

LM Wind Power, a unit of GE Renewable Energy (NYSE: GE), today announced the inauguration of a new Technology Center Americas facility to develop and test new techniques for designing and building wind turbine blades at its facility on the NASA Michoud campus outside of New Orleans, Louisiana. The new facility will provide LM Wind … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy’s LM Wind Power Unit Inaugurates New Technology Center Americas Facility Near New Orleans

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Scout Clean Energy Secures Permits for US$150 Million Wind Farm in Indiana

Scout Clean Energy (“Scout”), a Colorado based renewable energy developer and portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners (“Quinbrook”), today announced the successful completion of all local permitting approvals for the 130 megawatt (MW) Bitter Ridge Wind Farm (“Bitter Ridge”) in Jay County, Indiana. Jay County Council recently granted a 10-year tax abatement for the proposed … Continue reading Scout Clean Energy Secures Permits for US$150 Million Wind Farm in Indiana

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National lab report confirms wind energy contributions to a reliable power system

There is an all too common misconception among policy makers, regulators, and power market participants that wind energy isn’t reliable, and that turbines can’t provide essential grid reliability services. In reality, wind turbines can provide many of the services needed for reliable grid operations, including voltage and reactive power control, frequency response, active power control, … Continue reading National lab report confirms wind energy contributions to a reliable power system

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Virginia regulators green light offshore wind farm project

Virginia state regulators have begrudgingly approved a proposed offshore wind pilot program they say is expensive, risky and unneeded to provide reliable electricity. The State Corporation Commission issued a ruling Friday allowing Dominion Energy to proceed with building two wind turbines about 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. The commission says the proposal … Continue reading Virginia regulators green light offshore wind farm project

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Wyoming on track to double its wind power

Despite the recognizable landscape of wind turbines standing sentinel between Casper and Laramie, Wyoming still lags far behind the biggest wind states in the country. But that is expected to slowly change. Wyoming is one of seven states in the country on track to double the amount of energy it can produce from wind power, … Continue reading Wyoming on track to double its wind power

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Dominion Energy Moving Swiftly Toward Renewable Energy Goal

The company has already taken several steps in the three months since announcing the goal: Surveying non-residential customers about their renewable energy needs Seeking bids for up to 500 megawatts of solar and onshore wind Requesting approval for 240 megawatts of solar generation in Virginia Receiving approval for a Community Solar Pilot for residential, commercial, … Continue reading Dominion Energy Moving Swiftly Toward Renewable Energy Goal

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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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Working a wind farm

This is a guest post from Peter Lukens, Chair of the AWEA Environmental, Health, and Safety O&M Working Group. The working group develops operating guidelines, training modules, and support materials for the safe and healthful operations and maintenance of the wind industry. Peter is the Project Manager, Training, for Siemens Gamesa and has worked in … Continue reading Working a wind farm

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Highlights from a third quarter wind power boom

We’ve finished running the numbers, and the figures once again show an industry on the upswing. The third quarter proved to be an exciting one for the U.S. wind turbines industry, with more wind farm projects under construction than ever before, record volumes of corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs), and seven states on their way … Continue reading Highlights from a third quarter wind power boom

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American Wind Energy Association comments on new PJM fuel security study

PJM, the nation’s largest power grid operator, issued a new study this morning analyzing fuel supply resilience on their system. Amy Farrell, the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) Senior Vice President for Government and Public Affairs made the following comment: “Energy regulators and grid operators confirm the reliability and resilience of the U.S. power system, … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association comments on new PJM fuel security study

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Seven states to double their wind power in near term as Q3 wind farm development picks up

Most powerful land-based wind turbines to date emerge as U.S. wind power continues strong growth. even states, from Nebraska to Massachusetts, will soon build enough wind turbines to more than double their capacity to generate clean and reliable wind energy, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) U.S. Wind Industry Third Quarter 2018 Market … Continue reading Seven states to double their wind power in near term as Q3 wind farm development picks up

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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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Skyline Renewables And Starwood Energy Group Reach Agreement On Horse Creek And Electra Wind Farm Transaction

Skyline to purchase majority stake in 460MW wind portfolio tripling holdings to more than 680MW and continuing to develop its expanding portfolio of US renewable energy assets. Transaction follows Starwood’s sale of a 49% interest in the wind farms to asset manager in 2017 Skyline Renewables, an independent clean energy platform and Starwood Energy Group … Continue reading Skyline Renewables And Starwood Energy Group Reach Agreement On Horse Creek And Electra Wind Farm Transaction

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Dominion Energy Seeks Solar and Onshore Wind Energy Generation Proposals

Dominion Energy is seeking bids for up to 500 megawatts of solar and onshore wind generation as part of a plan to develop 3,000 megawatts of additional solar and wind power under Virginia’s new Grid Transformation & Security Act (GTSA).   The GTSA, which became law on July 1, 2018, paves the way for the … Continue reading Dominion Energy Seeks Solar and Onshore Wind Energy Generation Proposals

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Rep. Loebsack receives “U.S. Wind Champion Award”

Congressman’s longstanding leadership on wind power creates jobs and benefits for farm and factory towns across Iowa. The American Wind Energy Association named Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) a U.S. Wind Champion for the 115th Congress at an event hosted by MidAmerican Energy in their Prairie Wind Farm operations center. AWEA presents U.S. Wind Champion Awards … Continue reading Rep. Loebsack receives “U.S. Wind Champion Award”

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A novice’s take on the Offshore WINDPOWER Conference

Last week, American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) hosted its largest Offshore WINDPOWER Conference ever. With over 1,000 industry professionals in attendance and representatives from the Federal and state governments, Offshore WINDPOWER offered something for everyone. Even someone like me, who joined the wind power industry only earlier this summer. While many were hustling around the … Continue reading A novice’s take on the Offshore WINDPOWER Conference

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