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American Wind Week 2018: Anywhere the wind blows

Get ready– American Wind Week 2018 (August 5-11) is less than a month away! From barbeques to wind farm tours, a dozen events and counting spanning more than 10 states are in the works. And they all have at least one thing in common—they’ll be celebrating American wind leadership. What kinds of events can we … Continue reading American Wind Week 2018: Anywhere the wind blows

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Westar launches new program to sell wind energy to commercial customers

Westar Energy is about to launch a new program that will allow large commercial customers to lock in a portion of their electric rates for up to 20 years if they agree to purchase energy from a soon-to-be developed wind farm in Nemaha County, northeast of Manhattan. The Kansas Corporation Commission approved the plan, which … Continue reading Westar launches new program to sell wind energy to commercial customers

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South Dakota approve new 300 MW wind farm

State officials have approved a roughly 300-megawatt wind farm in Grant and Codington counties of northeastern South Dakota. The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday approved a permit with conditions for constructing the $380 million project, which is expected to be finished in 2021. The Dakota Range wind project is expected to encompass up … Continue reading South Dakota approve new 300 MW wind farm

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MidAmerican Energy announces new wind farm

MidAmerican Energy Company announced the construction of a wind farm project that will begin this month in west-central Grundy County. This latest project is called the Ivester wind farm and it will include 35 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines. MidAmerican expects the project to be completed at the end of the year. Ivester will add 90.8 … Continue reading MidAmerican Energy announces new wind farm

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Free market coalition protests plan to bail out uneconomic power plants

As the administration considers plans to subsidize uneconomic coal and nuclear plants, a broad coalition has opposed the idea. From environmentalists to oil and gas groups and grid operators, many voices have said this is an unnecessary step that would harm American families and businesses. Recently, another coalition emerged. A group of free market organizations– … Continue reading Free market coalition protests plan to bail out uneconomic power plants

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New bill would add vets to the wind energy workforce

Responsibility, technical skills, dedication to the mission, the desire to serve a greater good, and the ability to work as a team– these are all traits found in abundance among America’s veterans. The men and women who served our country have brought these qualities to wind energy jobs across the country, and they’re a huge … Continue reading New bill would add vets to the wind energy workforce

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Vestas secures 216 MW repowering order from PacifiCorp

Vestas has received an order for 216 MW of V100-2.0 MW turbine components, excluding towers, from PacifiCorp, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, to repower the Marengo wind project, commissioned in 2007, and Marengo II wind project, commissioned in 2008, both located in Washington. With the order, PacifiCorp repowers the projects’ existing V80-1.8 MW turbines. … Continue reading Vestas secures 216 MW repowering order from PacifiCorp

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AWEA statement on FERC order rejecting PJM reforms

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement reacting to a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) order rejecting two proposals for reforms to PJM, the Mid-Atlantic grid operator. “We see pathways to a positive outcome from FERC’s 3-2 decision, but we will be weighing in heavily with the commissioners and PJM regarding our … Continue reading AWEA statement on FERC order rejecting PJM reforms

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WEC Energy (WEC) to acquire 80 percent ownership in Bishop Hill III Wind Energy Center (WEC) to acquire 80 percent ownership in Bishop Hill III Wind Energy Center

WEC Energy Group (NYSE: WEC) today announced an agreement to acquire an 80 percent ownership interest in the Bishop Hill III Wind Energy Center located in Henry County, Illinois. Bishop Hill III Wind Energy Center was developed by Invenergy and placed into service in May 2018. The project has a 22-year offtake agreement with WPPI … Continue reading WEC Energy (WEC) to acquire 80 percent ownership in Bishop Hill III Wind Energy Center (WEC) to acquire 80 percent ownership in Bishop Hill III Wind Energy Center

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New report highlights clean energy jobs in Colorado, Pennsylvania

Over the past month, E2, a national, nonpartisan business group and partner of the National Resource Defense Council (NRDC), published three jobs reports: Clean Jobs America, Clean Jobs Colorado and Clean Jobs Pennsylvania. Clean Jobs America reported that nearly 3.2 million Americans work in clean energy—in energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean vehicles, and other smaller … Continue reading New report highlights clean energy jobs in Colorado, Pennsylvania

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AWEA statement on Energy Jobs for our Heroes Act

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement endorsing the Energy Jobs for our Heroes Act of 2018, introduced in the Senate today: “AWEA endorses the Energy Jobs for our Heroes Act of 2018 and applauds Senators Tammy Duckworth, Lindsey Graham, and Michael Bennet for their leadership in helping veterans enter the energy … Continue reading AWEA statement on Energy Jobs for our Heroes Act

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AT&T-NextEra Ink Deal to Invest in Wind Farm for Clean Energy

AT&T said it’s expanding its renewable energy programme with NextEra Energy Resources to celebrate Global Wind Day. Together, AT&T and subsidiaries of NextEra Energy Resources will help to deliver clean energy, create jobs, boost the local economy and support a low-carbon economy. During a ceremony in Webb County, Texas for the first AT&T-backed wind farm … Continue reading AT&T-NextEra Ink Deal to Invest in Wind Farm for Clean Energy

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Vestas secures 442 MW order from Xcel Energy

Vestas has received an order for 442 MW of V116-2.0 MW and V110-2.0 MW turbines from Xcel Energy Inc., a national leader in wind energy. The order is part of Xcel Energy’s proposed multi-state wind expansion to add 3,680 MW of new wind generation to its system, across 12 projects located in seven states throughout … Continue reading Vestas secures 442 MW order from Xcel Energy

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Vestas receives 442 MW order in the USA

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the USA, comprising 216 V116-2.0 MW turbines and 10 MW of V110-2.0 MW turbines, with a total capacity of 442 MW. Additional information about the project: Customer: Xcel Energy Project name(s): Undisclosed Location/Country: USA Number of MW: 442 MW Number of turbines/turbine type(s): 216 x V116-2.0 … Continue reading Vestas receives 442 MW order in the USA

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Longroad Energy places 212 MW order with Vestas for wind energy project in Texas

Vestas has received an order for 212 MW of V136-3.45 MW turbines, delivered in 3.6 Power Optimised Mode, from Longroad Energy for the Rio Bravo wind project in Texas. Including previously purchased 4 MW PTC components, the Rio Bravo wind project will be 238 MW in total upon completion. Longroad Energy acquired the Rio Bravo … Continue reading Longroad Energy places 212 MW order with Vestas for wind energy project in Texas

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Connecticut taps Deepwater Wind for 200 MW of offshore wind power

Connecticut have selected a proposal by Deepwater Wind to supply 200 MW of offshore wind power to the state, it was announced on Wednesday. Deepwater Wind took part in a Request for Proposals (RfP) for renewable energy projects, offering to provide 200 MW of offshore wind to Connecticut from its Revolution Wind project in the Atlantic … Continue reading Connecticut taps Deepwater Wind for 200 MW of offshore wind power

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AWEA statement on Connecticut offshore wind energy procurement

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement in response to Connecticut announcing the procurement of 200 megawatts of offshore wind: “Governor Malloy’s offshore wind leadership positions Connecticut as a first mover for this new American industry,” said Nancy Sopko, Director, Offshore Wind, American Wind Energy Association. “With demand for 1,400 megawatts of … Continue reading AWEA statement on Connecticut offshore wind energy procurement

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Georgia Tech Faculty Win Research Awards to Advance Concentrated Solar Power

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are part of a new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) initiative to develop the next generation of concentrated solar power (CSP), a technology that uses heat from the sun to turn power-generating turbines. CSP is an alternative to the better known photovoltaic technology, which produces electricity directly from sunlight. Six … Continue reading Georgia Tech Faculty Win Research Awards to Advance Concentrated Solar Power

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Longroad Energy places 212 MW order with Vestas for wind energy project in Texas

Vestas has received an order for 212 MW of V136-3.45 MW turbines, delivered in 3.6 Power Optimised Mode, from Longroad Energy for the Rio Bravo wind project in Texas. Including previously purchased 4 MW PTC components, the Rio Bravo wind project will be 238 MW in total upon completion. Longroad Energy acquired the Rio Bravo … Continue reading Longroad Energy places 212 MW order with Vestas for wind energy project in Texas

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Clark County wind farm granted construction

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission has granted a construction permit for a proposed 120-turbine wind farm in Clark County. The Crocker Wind Farm will have the capability to produce up to 400 megawatts of electricity. The wind energy facility will include an associated transmission line. The permit approved Friday includes conditions on issues related … Continue reading Clark County wind farm granted construction

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