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DTE Energy (DTE) Buy Three Wind farms in Michigan

DTE recently announced that the Michigan Public Service Commission (“MPSC”) has provided conditional approval on its proposal to buy three wind parks in Michigan. The company will purchase two largest wind parks — Isabella I and Isabella II — from Apex Clean Energy and Fairbanks Wind from Heritage Sustainable Energy. Together, the three parks have … Continue reading DTE Energy (DTE) Buy Three Wind farms in Michigan

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Siemens Gamesa receives orders of 1,700 MW for offshore wind power in the US

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has conditionally received a record order for 1,714 MW from Ørsted and Eversource. Encompassing three offshore wind power projects, the signed conditional contract is the largest U.S. offshore wind power order to date. It encompasses the supply, delivery, and installation of SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines including service agreements in … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa receives orders of 1,700 MW for offshore wind power in the US

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Offshore wind energy: New York awards the construction of the largest maritime wind farm

The Governor of the State of New York, Andrew Cuomo, announced the award of two offshore wind power projects for the construction of a marine wind farm that will produce around 1,700 megawatts and that will become the largest of its kind in the United States. The governor, who specified that the wind turbines facilities … Continue reading Offshore wind energy: New York awards the construction of the largest maritime wind farm

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Gov. Cuomo announces largest procurement of offshore wind power in US history

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced results of the largest procurement of offshore wind power in U.S. history. Two projects, Empire Wind (Opens in a new window) and Sunrise Wind(Opens in a new window), were named as winners of the state’s first call for offshore wind project proposals. Once completed, the 816 megawatt (MW) … Continue reading Gov. Cuomo announces largest procurement of offshore wind power in US history

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Ørsted selected as preferred bidder for New York offshore wind farm

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has selected Sunrise Wind to negotiate a 25-year offshore wind renewable energy certificate (OREC) for an offshore wind farm with a capacity of 880MW. Sunrise Wind is a 50-50 partnership between Ørsted, the world’s leading offshore wind developer, and Eversource, New England’s largest energy company. … Continue reading Ørsted selected as preferred bidder for New York offshore wind farm

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New York awards offshore wind contracts to Equinor, Orsted

New York on Thursday awarded two major offshore wind contracts to Norway’s Equinor and a joint venture between Denmark’s Orsted and U.S. utility Eversource, a key milestone in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s ambitious plan to slash the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. The two contracts add up to 1700 MW of capacity, or enough to power 1 … Continue reading New York awards offshore wind contracts to Equinor, Orsted

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Siemens Gamesa conditionally awarded largest U.S. offshore wind power order

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has conditionally received a record order for 1,714 MW from Ørsted and Eversource. Encompassing three offshore wind power projects, the signed conditional contract is the largest U.S. offshore wind power order to date. It encompasses the supply, delivery, and installation of SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines including service agreements in … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa conditionally awarded largest U.S. offshore wind power order

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Xcel Energy adds $700m Hale wind power project to Texas-New Mexico wind farm build

A wind farm built by the largest energy provider in southeast New Mexico went into service last month, serving customers in Texas and New Mexico. Xcel Energy announced the opening of its Hale Wind Project, centered in Plainview, Texas, which went into commercial operations June 28. The company invested $700 million in the project, per … Continue reading Xcel Energy adds $700m Hale wind power project to Texas-New Mexico wind farm build

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SWEPCO plans to add 810 megawatts of wind energy by 2022

SWEPCO provides customers with 469 megawatts of wind power under PPA agreements. Electric utility Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), a company of Columbus, Ohio-based American Electric Power, announced Monday (July 15) it will add 810 megawatts of wind energy by 2022 as part of the company’s long-term plan to increase the use of renewable energy … Continue reading SWEPCO plans to add 810 megawatts of wind energy by 2022

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AWEA hires veteran regulatory attorney to lead offshore wind advocacy

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) announced the hire of Laura Smith Morton this week to lead policy and regulatory efforts for the U.S. wind industry’s rapidly emerging offshore sector. In her new role as Senior Director, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Offshore Wind, Morton takes the helm of AWEA’s offshore wind program during a crucial … Continue reading AWEA hires veteran regulatory attorney to lead offshore wind advocacy

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Wind power costs have plummeted. How can they fall even further?

New technology gets cheaper over time. We’ve seen it with TVs, laptops and even cell phones. While a new iPhone may run you several hundred dollars today, a Motorola DynaTac would have set you back nearly $4,000 in 1983. Wind energy is no exception to this rule—it may have been costly at one time, but … Continue reading Wind power costs have plummeted. How can they fall even further?

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EDF awards construction contracts for 514 MW of wind energy in Texas

EDF Renewables North America has awarded construction and engineering company Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives the construction contracts for two of its wind farms in the state of Texas, with a total capacity of 514MW. The two onshore wind power projects, the 272 MW Las Majadas wind farm in Willacy County, and the 242 MW Coyote … Continue reading EDF awards construction contracts for 514 MW of wind energy in Texas

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DOE Selects Advanced Wind Turbine Generator Projects

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected projects totaling up to $8 million to develop next-generation wind turbine drivetrain technologies that will facilitate the continued growth of wind turbines for both land-based tall wind and offshore applications. These projects will develop more efficient, smaller, and lighter-weight generators that will lower costs and make wind … Continue reading DOE Selects Advanced Wind Turbine Generator Projects

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Siemens Gamesa awarded the largest repowering order in North America by MidAmerican Energy

The company will supply and install 163 SG 2.7-129 wind turbines, operating at 2.38 MW and 18 previously sold SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines to repower the Rolling Hills wind farm (429.3 MW), with an option for 12 additional wind turbines.  Siemens Gamesa has been selected by MidAmerican Energy Company for the Rolling Hills wind power project … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa awarded the largest repowering order in North America by MidAmerican Energy

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Virginia’s first offshore wind power project gets underway

Virginia’s first offshore wind energy project began construction Monday morning at an unexpected place: onshore. Eventually, two massive turbines will be erected by Danish company Ørsted Energy 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach as part of Dominion Energy’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project. But the July 1 groundbreaking for the project focused on … Continue reading Virginia’s first offshore wind power project gets underway

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Ørsted acquires 103 MW South Dakota wind energy project from Pattern Energy

Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE), a subsidiary of Ørsted and a leading developer of US renewables, announced today it has acquired a 103MW construction-ready wind project in Butte County, South Dakota. LCE purchased the project from Pattern Energy Group, an independent renewable energy company with wind and solar assets in the United States, Canada, and Japan. … Continue reading Ørsted acquires 103 MW South Dakota wind energy project from Pattern Energy

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Wind energy in U.S.: Nordex 38 Delta4000 wind turbines for a wind farm

End of June Nordex has received a further order for 38 wind turbines from the N149/4.0-4.5 Delta4000 series, which will be the second of its kind installed at a U.S. wind energy project. The wind turbines, which will be installed at a Texas wind farm that has a proposed energy generating capacity of approximately 180-megawatts … Continue reading Wind energy in U.S.: Nordex 38 Delta4000 wind turbines for a wind farm

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Vestas receives 225 MW of 2 and 4 MW wind turbines with 25-year service agreement

Vestas has received an order for V150-4.2 MW and V110-2.0 MW wind turbines for a wind energy project in the U.S. Including previously purchased 2 and 4 MW components, the project has a total nameplate capacity of 242 MW. The mixed platform site configuration demonstrates both the flexibility of Vestas’ 2 and 4 MW technology … Continue reading Vestas receives 225 MW of 2 and 4 MW wind turbines with 25-year service agreement

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Wind power in U.S.: Vestas´wind turbines for a 268 MW wind farm

The order comprises a 95 MW project and a 173 MW project with V150-4.2 MW turbines from the same customer. The projects, including previously purchased PTC components, have a total capacity of 102 MW and 198 MW respectively.  The order includes supply and commissioning of the turbines as well as a multi-year service agreement. Deliveries … Continue reading Wind power in U.S.: Vestas´wind turbines for a 268 MW wind farm

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Vestas receives 454 MW order for V120-2.2 MW wind turbines in US

The order includes supply and commissioning of V120-2.2 MW wind turbines as well as a 10-year service agreement, designed to ensure optimised performance for the lifetime of the wind power project. Turbine delivery will begin in the third quarter of 2019 with commissioning scheduled for the third quarter of 2020. The project and customer are … Continue reading Vestas receives 454 MW order for V120-2.2 MW wind turbines in US

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