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Virginia could lead nation on offshore wind power

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says his state is well positioned to lead the development of the nation’s offshore wind industry. The Democrat spoke Friday in Norfolk at a conference sponsored by industry members and Virginia’s Sierra Club chapter. Dominion Energy and the Danish firm Orsted already plan to install two turbines 27 miles (43 kilometers) … Continue reading Virginia could lead nation on offshore wind power

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Vestas secures 144 MW wind power order from Avangrid Renewables in U.S.

Vestas has received an order for 144 MW of V136-3.45 MW wind turbines delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode from Avangrid Renewables for the Otter Creek Wind Farm in Illinois. The full Otter Creek nameplate capacity is 158 MW, and includes previously purchased Vestas components. “The proven technology of Vestas wind turbines makes for … Continue reading Vestas secures 144 MW wind power order from Avangrid Renewables in U.S.

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New Jersey jumps into offshore wind energy

In the race for offshore wind leadership playing out up and down the east coast, New Jersey just made a big move—the Garden State’s Board of Public Utilities has approved the country’s largest single offshore wind power solicitation. The Board is seeking 1,100 megawatts (MW) of new offshore wind farm capacity. Since taking office earlier … Continue reading New Jersey jumps into offshore wind energy

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Fort Benning launches new wind energy technician training program for veterans

At Fort Benning, Georgia, American wind power is helping the U.S. Army secure competitive, productive and well-paying careers for its veterans.   Earlier this summer, the Fort Benning Career Skills Program launched a new course to help transition soldiers and veterans to jobs in wind energy and other renewable industries.   In partnership with Airstream Renewables Inc., … Continue reading Fort Benning launches new wind energy technician training program for veterans

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

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) named Rep. Welch (D-Vt.) a U.S. Wind Champion for the 115th Congress at a September 6th event hosted by Avangrid Renewables, a leading renewable energy company with a portfolio that spans 22 states. AWEA’s U.S. Wind Champion Awards recognize select members of the 115th Congress who have taken action … Continue reading Rep. Welch receives “U.S. Wind Champion Award”

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Denmark’s Engiso and Cimbria Consulting Partner to Grow Engineered Solutions in the U.S.

Cimbria Consulting today announced its new partnership with Engiso, a Danish engineered solutions firm specializing in the V-MAG multipurpose Neodyme magnet series and industrial products for extreme environments. The partnership aims to advance market adoption of Engiso’s high-value engineered solutions for wind power, telecommunications, maritime, oil and gas, and defense sectors in the United States. … Continue reading Denmark’s Engiso and Cimbria Consulting Partner to Grow Engineered Solutions in the U.S.

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

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) named Rep. Welch (D-Vt.) a U.S. Wind Champion for the 115th Congress at a September 6th event hosted by Avangrid Renewables, a leading renewable energy company with a portfolio that spans 22 states. AWEA’s U.S. Wind Champion Awards recognize select members of the 115th Congress who have taken action … Continue reading Rep. Welch receives “U.S. Wind Champion Award”

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Quinbrook Commences Operations at $270 Million USD Persimmon Creek Wind Farm

Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners (“Quinbrook”), a global investment manager specializing in lower carbon and renewable energy infrastructure assets, has announced the successful completion of construction and the commencement of commercial operations at the 200 megawatt (MW) Persimmon Creek wind farm in Oklahoma (“Persimmon”). Persimmon’s construction was completed in under nine months by Wanzek Construction and utilizes … Continue reading Quinbrook Commences Operations at $270 Million USD Persimmon Creek Wind Farm

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Wind energy continues growing while costs continue falling

Right on the heels of the second-annual American Wind Week, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) released its latest Wind Technologies Market Report today. The report confirms a bright future for American wind power, thanks to continuing cost declines resulting from improvements in the cost and performance of wind power technologies; … Continue reading Wind energy continues growing while costs continue falling

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Offshore Wind Energy Executive Summit Returns To Houston

PennWell Corporation, Offshore, and Renewable Energy World are pleased to announce the 2018 Offshore Wind Executive Summit (OWES) will take place September 24-25 at the Westin Galleria in Houston, TX. The Offshore Wind Executive Summit provides a quality educational platform to integrate two industry sectors vital to accelerating the growth of U.S. offshore wind projects. … Continue reading Offshore Wind Energy Executive Summit Returns To Houston

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Senvion signs 2nd contract in August for the U.S. wind energy market

Senvion and Heritage Sustainable Energy have executed an 80 MW agreement for the supply and delivery of Garden II wind farm. The first 20 MW are already firm followed by a conditional 60 MW. The agreement includes a 21 year full service contract. The Garden II project consists of 20 Senvion 4.0M140 wind turbines with … Continue reading Senvion signs 2nd contract in August for the U.S. wind energy market

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Texas leads U.S. in wind energy

With at least 12,750 wind turbines, the state of Texas ranks first in the U.S. for installed wind power capacity, measured at over 23,200 MW in 2017. Electricity from wind power is harnessed through giant telltale turbines often seen on rural farm land. Large propellers spin around a rotor, which generates energy that is transformed … Continue reading Texas leads U.S. in wind energy

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AWEA signs the Transportation Electrification Accord

Today, AWEA joins Fortune 500 companies, including automakers and electric utilities, consumer advocates, labor groups, and other organizations to sign the Transportation Electrification Accord. We couldn’t be more excited to join this diverse and growing list of companies and organizations working to evolve our transportation sector in a manner that not only provides economic and … Continue reading AWEA signs the Transportation Electrification Accord

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US East Coast could build nearly 9 GW of offshore wind power capacity over next decade

The US East Coast is leading the nation’s charge toward developing an offshore wind industry, and while the country only has 30 MW of offshore wind capacity installed currently, if goals are met and announced projects are built, the East Coast could have nearly 9 GW of offshore wind capacity by the 2030s. The US … Continue reading US East Coast could build nearly 9 GW of offshore wind power capacity over next decade

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Oklahoma Wind Farms Mapped

Most of Oklahoma’s wind turbines are located in the western half of the state and are part of 58 distinct, multiple-turbine wind farm projects that vary in size, the data show, ranging from small installations like the nine-turbine Buffalo Bear wind farm near Buffalo, Okla., to the 162-turbine Balko Wind Project in the Panhandle’s Beaver … Continue reading Oklahoma Wind Farms Mapped

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NextEra Energy Partners, LP announces agreement to acquire approximately 1,388 megawatts of contracted renewables projects

NextEra Energy Partners, LP NEP, +0.76% today announced that it has entered into an agreement with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC to acquire a geographically diverse portfolio of 11 wind and solar projects, collectively consisting of approximately 1,388 megawatts (MW). In conjunction with the acquisition, NextEra Energy Partners also has entered into a … Continue reading NextEra Energy Partners, LP announces agreement to acquire approximately 1,388 megawatts of contracted renewables projects

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American Wind Energy Association on California statement on California’s SB 100 and further legislation

The following is a statement by Tom Kiernan, CEO of American Wind Energy Association on California Senate’s passage of SB 100 and on the need for legislators to pass further legislation on renewable procurement and on regionalization of the electricity market. “California legislative leaders showed their commitment to the environment, their economy, and clean energy … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association on California statement on California’s SB 100 and further legislation

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DOE reports Distributed Wind Energy has surpassed 1 GW

US distributed wind power market surpassed the 1 GW milestone with 81,000 wind turbines generating power across 50 states, according to the 2017 Distributed Wind Market Report released today by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. In 2017, 21 states added 83.7 MW of new distributed wind capacity. Iowa … Continue reading DOE reports Distributed Wind Energy has surpassed 1 GW

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Planning the future of power markets, today

Energy markets are complex and evolving. They require a shared vision among power generators, transmission organizations and utilities for optimal success. AWEA is pleased to host a forum next week in Washington D.C. bringing together thought leaders and policy makers to discuss and debate the future of power markets. The Future Power Market Summit 2018 … Continue reading Planning the future of power markets, today

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

The American Wind Energy Association named Rep. David Young (R-Iowa) a U.S. Wind Champion for the 115th Congress at an event hosted by MidAmerican Energy Company, headquartered in Des Moines. AWEA is presenting U.S. Wind Champion Awards to members of Congress who have demonstrated strong leadership in support of American wind energy. The award ceremony … Continue reading Rep. Young receives “U.S. Wind Champion Award”

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