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Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island offshore wind power projects move forward

Two major offshore wind farm projects off Massachusetts and Rhode Island are moving forward after selection in a clean energy procurement process conducted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in which Rhode Island participated. The projects are Vineyard Wind’s proposed 800 megawatt (MW) offshore wind farm located 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard and Deepwater Wind’s … Continue reading Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island offshore wind power projects move forward

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Wind power boosts local tax revenue across rural America

By now it should come as no surprise that American wind power spurs important economic growth in all 50 states, especially in the rural interior of the country. Each year, the industry invests an average of over $14 billion in new wind projects and pays landowners more than $267 million for hosting wind turbines on … Continue reading Wind power boosts local tax revenue across rural America

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A guide to buying wind power for Fortune 500 companies

Fortune 500 companies and others are setting ambitious targets for renewable energy procurement, and they choose wind power more than any other source. How much wind power are they buying? More than 9,100 megawatts (MW) were purchased through the end of 2017 by corporate and other non-utility customers. That’s more than Oklahoma’s entire installed capacity, … Continue reading A guide to buying wind power for Fortune 500 companies

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Iberdrola enters the U.S. offshore wind market for the first time with an 800 megawatt macro-project

Vineyard Wind, a company owned 50% by Iberdrola (through its subsidiary Avangrid), has received authorisation from the Massachusetts Electric Distribution Companies (EDC) to build an offshore wind farm off the east coast of the United States. The wind farm will have an output of 800 megawatts (MW) and will be the first of Iberdrola’s large-scale … Continue reading Iberdrola enters the U.S. offshore wind market for the first time with an 800 megawatt macro-project

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New Jersey commits to 3,500 MW of offshore wind power

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed bold legislation that will move the state’s electricity mix to 50 percent renewable by 2030 and codifies the largest commitment to offshore wind power from any state. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) hailed the Garden State for their ambition: “Today Governor Murphy sent an unambiguous signal that New … Continue reading New Jersey commits to 3,500 MW of offshore wind power

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Massachusetts to give green light to offshore wind farm

Massachusetts is set to take another step on the path to its first offshore wind farm. Wednesday is the deadline to announce which of three proposed wind projects — Vineyard Wind, Bay State Wind and Deepwater Wind — can move forward. In 2016, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bipartisan energy bill that authorized the … Continue reading Massachusetts to give green light to offshore wind farm

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AWEA powers up advocacy with three energy industry veterans

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today announced three senior hires who expand the Association’s advocacy muscle in federal affairs, public affairs and policy. The trio joins AWEA’s Government and Public Affairs team, led by Senior Vice President Amy Farrell, as the wind industry looks to continue its growth as a major energy provider delivering … Continue reading AWEA powers up advocacy with three energy industry veterans

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Pattern Development Acquires Western Spirit Transmission Line and Mesa Canyons Wind Project in New Mexico

Pattern Energy Group 2 LP (Pattern Development) announced today the acquisition of two development assets in New Mexico from Clean Line Energy Partners, the Western Spirit Transmission Line (Western Spirit) and the Mesa Canyons Wind Farm (Mesa Canyons). The addition of Mesa Canyons will bring Pattern Development’s wind development footprint in the Estancia Valley of … Continue reading Pattern Development Acquires Western Spirit Transmission Line and Mesa Canyons Wind Project in New Mexico

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Ameren Missouri Planning Largest Wind Farm in the State

Today Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE), announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire, after construction, a 400-megawatt wind farm in northeast Missouri, the largest ever in the state. “We are excited to take this transformative step to bring more renewable generation to our customers,” said Michael Moehn, president … Continue reading Ameren Missouri Planning Largest Wind Farm in the State

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EDPR secures 50 MW PPA for a new wind farm in Texas

EDP Renováveis, SA (“EDPR”), through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America LLC, secured a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”) to sell the energy produced from its 50 MW Hidalgo II wind farm project. Hidalgo II wind farm, located in the state of Texas, US, is contiguous with EDPR’s operational 250 MW Hidalgo wind … Continue reading EDPR secures 50 MW PPA for a new wind farm in Texas

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No partisan divide on wind support, young Americans overwhelming in preferences

A slew of surveys across 2016 and 2017 found Americans across the board supported the growth of wind energy. Now we have our first evidence from 2018 that this support continues to increase, and that we have a true rarity in today’s political environment coming into focus– there is no meaningful partisan divide in the … Continue reading No partisan divide on wind support, young Americans overwhelming in preferences

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Teaching teamwork, one wind turbine at a time

WINDPOWER isn’t just home to the industry’s established researchers, innovators, and leaders– it also hosts America’s premier collegiate wind energy competition, fostering the next generation of wind industry innovators, engineers and entrepreneurs. And this year the California State University Maritime Academy took home the crown, coming out on top in the field of a dozen … Continue reading Teaching teamwork, one wind turbine at a time

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EDPR secures 150 MW of PPAs for a new wind farm in the US

The company has entered into two PPAs to sell the energy produced at its future Broadlands wind farm, one with a Commercial & Industrial (C&I) entity over a 15-year term for 50MW, and the other with Wabash Valley Power Association over 20 years for 100 MW. Madrid, 10 May 2018. EDP Renewables, SA (“EDPR”), through … Continue reading EDPR secures 150 MW of PPAs for a new wind farm in the US

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Goldwind Americas Announces 3 Megawatt Smart Wind Turbine Prototype In Texas, USA

Goldwind Americas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd., (Goldwind) (SZSE: 002202) (HK: 2208), announced today that it has completed the installation of its GW 3MW(S) Smart Wind Turbine test unit at the UL Advanced Wind Turbine Test Facility located at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. The scalable 3-megawatt … Continue reading Goldwind Americas Announces 3 Megawatt Smart Wind Turbine Prototype In Texas, USA

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World Wind &Solar (WWS) Acquires Axis Renewable Group (Axis)

World Wind & Solar, a leader in renewable energy operations and maintenance, announced today that it has acquired Axis Renewable Group, an independent service provider to utility-scale wind and solar power plants and original equipment manufacturers. The acquisition is scheduled to close Friday, May 11th. With thisacquisition, Axis will merge under the WWS brand and … Continue reading World Wind &Solar (WWS) Acquires Axis Renewable Group (Axis)

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Arkansas Public Service Commission Approves Wind Catcher Project

Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), an American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) company, today announced that the Arkansas Public Service Commission (APSC) determined the Wind Catcher Energy Connection project is in the public interest. The APSC’s decision approved provisions of a settlement agreement submitted in a Feb. 20 joint motion by the APSC General Staff, the … Continue reading Arkansas Public Service Commission Approves Wind Catcher Project

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Senvion unveils new 4.2 MW wind turbines for North American market

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, unveils its 4.2 MW platform, the 4.2M140 and 4.2M148, based on the company’s robust and proven 3.XM series. The Senvion 4.2 MW turbines are best suited for low and medium wind sites and are an excellent choice for the US. Lance Marram, CEO Senvion of North America, … Continue reading Senvion unveils new 4.2 MW wind turbines for North American market

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GE Renewable Energy exceeds 40 GW of onshore wind energy in North America

GE Renewable Energy announced today from AWEA Windpower Conference in Chicago that it has reached 40 GW of onshore wind capacity in North America1, powering the equivalent of over 11 million homes and representing a significant amount of the total onshore wind installed capacity on the continent. In the United States only, GE Renewable Energy … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy exceeds 40 GW of onshore wind energy in North America

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GE Renewable Energy and Alliant Energy to Add 470 MW of Wind Capacity in Iowa

The English Farms and Upland Prairie wind farms with respective 170 MW and 300 MW of installed capacity will be owned and operated by Alliant Energy’s Iowa energy company and provide clean and reliable renewable sourced electricity to its customers in Iowa. This is part of a broader plan by Alliant Energy to install up … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy and Alliant Energy to Add 470 MW of Wind Capacity in Iowa

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