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DTE to request proposals for new solar and wind resources

DTE Energy announced it is issuing Requests for Proposals (RFP) for additional solar and wind projects in Michigan. DTE will use these resources to help achieve compliance with Michigan’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, source its voluntary renewable energy programs and deliver on its commitment to reduce carbon emissions by at least 80% by 2040.   Solar … Continue reading DTE to request proposals for new solar and wind resources

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New York board approves 242 MW wind farm

A wind farm with up to 68 wind turbines in Steuben County has been approved by New York’s Electric Generation Siting Board. The 242-megawatt Baron Winds project will be built in the towns of Cohocton, Dansville, Fremont and Wayland. It will connect with the state’s electrical grid through New York State Electric and Gas transmission … Continue reading New York board approves 242 MW wind farm

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Pan-renewable leaders announced as Clean Energy Executive Summit program chairs

AWEA is pleased to announce our 2019 conference program chairs for the Clean Energy Executive Summit: Tristan Grimbert, President & Chief Executive Officer of EDF Renewables and Tom Starrs, Vice President for Market Strategy and Policy at SunPower Corporation. Tristan leads EDF Renewables’ activities throughout North America overseeing three primary business lines: Grid-Scale Power, Asset … Continue reading Pan-renewable leaders announced as Clean Energy Executive Summit program chairs

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AWEA’s Amy Farrell gives remarks at final Politico Reinventing American Energy event

his week Politico and AWEA partnered to hold the third and final installment in our Reinventing American Energy series. While the first two panels focused on transmission and electrification, the capstone session examined clean energy’s future in Congress. You can view the full panel event below: Amy Farrell, AWEA’s Senior Vice President for Government and … Continue reading AWEA’s Amy Farrell gives remarks at final Politico Reinventing American Energy event

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Enel turns Gillette Stadium green with wind energy

Through the partnership, Enel powered The New England Patriots Opening Home Game with clean energy from renewable energy credits generated by EGP’s wind farms in the US. Enel signed an agreement to become the exclusive energy partner of Kraft Sports + Entertainment, the sports, entertainment and event management division of the Kraft Group featuring the … Continue reading Enel turns Gillette Stadium green with wind energy

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Pattern Development Begins Operations at Grady Wind Power Facility in New Mexico

New Mexico’s newest wind power facility is now up and running. Pattern Energy Group 2 LP (“Pattern Development”) today announced it has completed construction and begun operations at its 220 megawatt (MW) Grady Wind facility located in Curry County, New Mexico. This is the third and final phase of a 544 MW suite of wind … Continue reading Pattern Development Begins Operations at Grady Wind Power Facility in New Mexico

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Ørsted to build wind farm in Nebraska

Ørsted’s U.S. onshore company, Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE), a leading developer of US renewables, issued the ‘Final Notice to Proceed’ on its Plum Creek wind facility in Wayne County, Nebraska. The milestone follows Ørsted Board approval of the final investment decision. The 230MW wind farm is expected to be operational in 2020 and will generate … Continue reading Ørsted to build wind farm in Nebraska

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Facebook Signs 200MW Wind Energy Deal With Apex Clean Energy in Texas

The social media giant will buy power from a project set to become the largest single-site wind farm in the U.S. Facebook signed up to buy a 200-megawatt chunk of power from the Aviator Wind project in Texas, set to become the largest single-site U.S. wind farm when completed next year, according to developer Apex … Continue reading Facebook Signs 200MW Wind Energy Deal With Apex Clean Energy in Texas

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US DOE selects Natural Power for smart curtailment technology fund

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider Natural Power has been selected to receive substantial funding to develop and test a smart curtailment system to protect bats while minimising power loss during wind farm operations. The US Department of Energy (DOE) selected ten projects to receive funding totalling $6.8 million that will reduce environmental compliance … Continue reading US DOE selects Natural Power for smart curtailment technology fund

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Recognizing sustainability at WINDPOWER 2019

The American Wind Energy Association is pleased to recognize the Nordex Group as our 2019 WINDPOWER Leader in Sustainability! The Nordex Group was one of 24 exhibitors that participated in the WINDPOWER Green Team, making them eligible for this award. Because of Nordex’s tactical partnership with its booth builder to reconfigure and reuse both the … Continue reading Recognizing sustainability at WINDPOWER 2019

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US governors urge Trump to unlock Iberdrola’s offshore wind energy project

They defend the value of offshore wind power for the country’s economy, which has been able to attract some of the most sophisticated energy companies to invest in its coasts. The governors of five of the main states of the Eastern United States have urged the Government of Donald Trump to urgently resolve the blocking … Continue reading US governors urge Trump to unlock Iberdrola’s offshore wind energy project

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Xcel Energy announces construction of largest wind farm in New Mexico

The 522-megawatt Sagamore Wind Power Project in Roosevelt County will provide enough clean, affordable electricity to power close to 194,000 homes annually. Once completed, Sagamore will be the state’s largest wind energy facility. “Sagamore will pay for itself in the fuel cost savings it will generate by using some of the region’s most abundant resources … Continue reading Xcel Energy announces construction of largest wind farm in New Mexico

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Siemens Gamesa reinforces its partnership with MidAmerican with 95 MW Southern Hills Expansion project in the U.S.

Siemens Gamesa has been selected by MidAmerican Energy Company for the Southern Hills Expansion wind power project, which will feature 21 SG 4.5-145 wind turbines, operating at 4.8 MW, and will be located in Iowa. This project also features the company’s premier service and maintenance agreement for three and a half years. This turbine model, … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa reinforces its partnership with MidAmerican with 95 MW Southern Hills Expansion project in the U.S.

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PNNL publishes Distributed Wind Energy Report

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory issued its annual report on distributed wind that shows turbines used for battery charging and remote power made up 99 percent of the total number of small wind turbines last year. The 2018 Distributed Wind Market Report highlights the very small wind turbines of less … Continue reading PNNL publishes Distributed Wind Energy Report

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State of solar power in the U.S.

Though still a small contributor to the electricity supply, solar energy, PV and concentrated solar power, is revolutionizing how U.S. consumers generate and consume electricity. Solar power offers enormous promise as a non-carbon-emitting energy resource. Yet in the U.S. today, less than 1% percent of our total energy supply – roughly 2.3% of our electricity … Continue reading State of solar power in the U.S.

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Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Offshore Wind Energy

The map shows the predicted mean annual wind speeds at 90-m height presented at a spatial resolution of 200 m. Areas with annual average wind speeds of 7 meters per second (m/s) and greater at 90-m height are generally considered to have a wind resource suitable for offshore development. More information on the characteristics and … Continue reading Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Offshore Wind Energy

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Developers Bid to Build Wind Farm Off Massachusetts

What do you do when your $3 billion plan to build a wind farm off the U.S. East Coast comes up against a major regulatory setback? Double the size of the project. At least that’s what Vineyard Wind LLC just did. Two weeks ago, the developer of an 800-megawatt offshore wind project near Massachusetts learned … Continue reading Developers Bid to Build Wind Farm Off Massachusetts

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Robust Wind Power Installations and Falling Prices

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released annual market reports documenting data and trends in wind installations, technologies, costs, prices, and performance through the end of 2018 for three sectors: utility-scale land-based, offshore, and distributed wind. “Onshore wind energy installation continues to grow across the country, and this Administration has proven that we can … Continue reading Robust Wind Power Installations and Falling Prices

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Wrapping up #AmericanWindWeek 2019

That’s a wrap! The third annual #AmericanWindWeek is in the books, and it was another smashing success! From Minnesota to Texas and Washington to Rhode Island, communities celebrated the ways wind powers opportunity. Some big takeaways: There were 41 #AmericanWindWeek events across 21 states.  Over 175 federal, state and local elected officials participated in #AmericanWindWeek … Continue reading Wrapping up #AmericanWindWeek 2019

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U.S. has increased its solar power generation 40-fold and wind energy by 270%

Since 2009, the U.S. has increased its solar power generation 40-fold and upped its electric production from wind by more than 270%, according to a new report released by Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group. The study also highlights advances in energy savings, the increased use of energy storage and the growth … Continue reading U.S. has increased its solar power generation 40-fold and wind energy by 270%

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