Tag Archives: U.S.

Wind energy customers discuss what comes after PTC phase out

American wind power’s future growth will be driven by a diverse range of customers and trends. Leaders representing a corporate purchaser, deregulated utility, a public utility commissioner, and a wind developer, discussed a few of those trends – demand from diverse customers, transmission expansion, falling costs, and storytelling – on the closing General Session panel … Continue reading Wind energy customers discuss what comes after PTC phase out

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Wind energy saves customers billions while maintaining the grid’s reliability

One of the nation’s leading utilities integrating wind energy onto its system reaffirmed on the second day of WINDPOWER 2017 that wind helps sustain grid reliability while saving its consumers money. Addressing over 7,000 attendees, Xcel Energy’s CEO Ben Fowke recommitted the utility’s investment in wind energy as a low-cost way to help keep the … Continue reading Wind energy saves customers billions while maintaining the grid’s reliability

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Grid reliability, security and diversity: Another way wind works for America

“What happens when the wind doesn’t blow or the sun doesn’t shine?” That’s a common question from those wanting to understand how grid operators integrate renewable energy. Fortunately, the experts who keep the lights on every day find they can reliably handle large amounts of wind and solar energy. Grid operators have always balanced major … Continue reading Grid reliability, security and diversity: Another way wind works for America

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Goldwind Americas acquires second 160MW project in deal with RES

Goldwind Americas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd., announced that it has signed an agreement with Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES) to acquire the 160-megawatt (MW) Heart of Texas Wind Project in McCulloch County, Texas. “The partnership with RES on the Heart of Texas wind project further demonstrates the … Continue reading Goldwind Americas acquires second 160MW project in deal with RES

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Industry asserts ‘brand new attitude’ at WINDPOWER 2017

U.S. wind industry leaders and the leader of the California Senate described the mounting economic benefits of increased wind power as thousands arrived in Anaheim for the American Wind Energy Association’s annual WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition. “With wind’s success comes new and solvable challenges. Management of the grid needs to evolve to meet these challenges,” … Continue reading Industry asserts ‘brand new attitude’ at WINDPOWER 2017

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Invenergy Selects GE Renewable Energy for 300 MW Wind Farm In Texas

GE Renewable Energy (NYSE: GE) today announced a commitment to provide Invenergy, North America’s largest independent, privately held clean energy provider, with 120 GE2.5-116 90-meter turbines for the Santa Rita wind farm in Reagan County, Tex-as. The 300 MW wind farm, which is expected to be commissioned by the end of the year, will power … Continue reading Invenergy Selects GE Renewable Energy for 300 MW Wind Farm In Texas

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Wind power running with the bulls

The U.S. wind industry is proceeding at full steam. After two consecutive years installing more than 8,000 megawatts (MW), wind growth shows no sign of slowing down. The industry just experienced its strongest first quarter since 2009 and the second strongest first quarter ever. At more than 84,000 MW installed, the U.S. has enough capacity … Continue reading Wind power running with the bulls

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Staying strong through the 2020’s: Market trends

Yesterday, in our examination of trends keeping the U.S. wind industry healthy and growing, we took a look at industry trends that will help drive continued expansion. Today, we focus on the market. What new customers are thirsty for wind power? How will decisions from utilities drive new business? Which unconventional players are entering the … Continue reading Staying strong through the 2020’s: Market trends

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We’re about to build a Texas-sized amount of wind power

American wind power is in the midst of a Texas-sized boom to start 2017. The industry just posted its best first quarter in eight years, and put up a new turbine every two hours and 24 minutes over the year’s first three months. So what top trends are emerging? Strongest first quarter since 2009 During … Continue reading We’re about to build a Texas-sized amount of wind power

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AWEA CEO Statement on today’s release of President Trump’s proposed FY2018 budget

The following statement was made by Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), on the Trump Administration’s release of its proposed U.S. Government budget for FY2018. “While the administration’s 2018 budget proposes many changes, thanks to strong bipartisan leadership and support in Congress we believe the program has the support it needs … Continue reading AWEA CEO Statement on today’s release of President Trump’s proposed FY2018 budget

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GE Adds Value to the US Wind Turbine Industry With its Repower Offering

GE Renewable Energy (NYSE: GE) today announced at the AWEA Windpower Conference that it has repowered 300 wind turbines, the equivalent of adding 75 wind turbines worth of output. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has estimated that the U.S. repowering market could grow to $25 billion by 2030. With the largest installed base in the … Continue reading GE Adds Value to the US Wind Turbine Industry With its Repower Offering

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RES is Constructing the Redbed Plains Wind Farm

Redbed Plains Wind Farm will have a capacity of 99.1 MW and consist of 48 Siemens Gamesa turbines. An interconnection agreement for the project has been finalized with American Electric Power (AEP). Nearly 250 jobs will be created during the peak of construction. Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a leader in the development, engineering, and construction … Continue reading RES is Constructing the Redbed Plains Wind Farm

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Staying strong through the 2020’s: 16 trends powering wind’s growth

This column originally appeared in the WINDPOWER show daily. In December 2015, a bipartisan deal in Congress gave the U.S. wind industry something it had sought for years: long-term policy certainty. The five-year extension of the Production Tax Credit, retroactive to cover 2015, created a business environment primed for growth and finally put an end … Continue reading Staying strong through the 2020’s: 16 trends powering wind’s growth

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Tristan Grimbert of EDF Renewable Energy elected to chair AWEA board as WINDPOWER 2017 launches in Anaheim

The Board of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) elected Tristan Grimbert of EDF Renewable Energy its chair today as thousands of developers, manufacturers, and suppliers headed to the largest gathering of the wind energy industry in the Western Hemisphere. “As we return to California, birthplace of utility-scale wind power, we’re bringing a brand new … Continue reading Tristan Grimbert of EDF Renewable Energy elected to chair AWEA board as WINDPOWER 2017 launches in Anaheim

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Vestas InteliLight® launches in the U.S.

Replacing Vestas’ Obstacle Collision Avoidance System (OCAS) and now available in Canada, Finland, Germany, Norway, Sweden and the U.S., InteliLight® delivers reliable activation of aviation lights when needed, avoiding continuous lighting. Vestas is pleased to announce that InteliLight®, its active aviation light management solution for wind turbines, has demonstrated performance to FAA standards and is … Continue reading Vestas InteliLight® launches in the U.S.

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US offshore wind farms to use Lloyd’s Register’s expertise in geophysical and hydrographic surveys

DONG Energy, a global leader in offshore wind has developed a significant portfolio of wind farms, with a total installed capacity of 3,000 MW offshore Germany, Denmark and the UK, has recently secured two leases in the United States – Bay State and Ocean Wind, off the coasts of Massachusetts and New Jersey respectively. If … Continue reading US offshore wind farms to use Lloyd’s Register’s expertise in geophysical and hydrographic surveys

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WINDPOWER 2017: What’s happening in Congress?

This guest post was authored by J.C. Sandberg, Director, Global Government Affairs & Policy – Renewable Energy, GE Energy. Next Tuesday at 3:30pm, I’ll be moderating a panel at AWEA’s WINDPOWER conference entitled, “Making the Case for America’s Wind Industry in Congress: Opportunities and Challenges.” We all hear a lot coming out of Washington these … Continue reading WINDPOWER 2017: What’s happening in Congress?

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Five tips to have a fantastic first WINDPOWER

Next week I head to Anaheim, Cal. for my first WINDPOWER Conference! As part of AWEA’s conference team, I’ve had a front row seat to the incredible hard work that goes into this event. And as a marketing staffer, part of my job is to ensure the public knows about the conference and the dozens … Continue reading Five tips to have a fantastic first WINDPOWER

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Renewable groups: our products boost electric grid reliability, security and diversity

“But what happens when the wind doesn’t blow or the sun doesn’t shine?” Four renewable energy groups, including AWEA, sent research to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) yesterday tackling exactly that question. The short answer: grid operators continue doing what they’ve always done: balance changes in supply and demand, with a more reliable electric … Continue reading Renewable groups: our products boost electric grid reliability, security and diversity

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Ingeteam to exhibit at AWEA WINDPOWER 2017 after enjoying steady growth in U.S. market

Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion equipment, announced today that it will present its full range of wind energy drive train products at AWEA WIND POWER. Ingeteam reported record performance last year, with deliveries reaching a peak volume of 5 GW of new capacity in 2016 alone, making the Spanish company the world’s … Continue reading Ingeteam to exhibit at AWEA WINDPOWER 2017 after enjoying steady growth in U.S. market

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