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BOEM draft supplemental environmental impact statement for Vineyard offshore wind farm

Laura Morton, AWEA’s Senior Director for Offshore Wind Policy and Regulatory Affairs, provided public testimony this afternoon on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) draft supplemental environmental impact statement for the Vineyard Wind offshore wind project. The project would be the country’s first large-scale offshore wind farm. It would open the doors to a … Continue reading BOEM draft supplemental environmental impact statement for Vineyard offshore wind farm

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Siemens Gamesa’s first U.S. offshore wind energy installation

As the United States prepared to mark its 244th year of independence on July 4, there was another historical U.S. milestone celebrated that week.In Federal waters off the coast of Virginia, Siemens Gamesa installed its first U.S. offshore wind turbines in what promises to be the foundation for a new generation of wind energy.The teams … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa’s first U.S. offshore wind energy installation

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Install more wind turbines, tripling the wind energy of northern Colorado

Along a windy stretch of the Rocky Mountain foothills in southern Wyoming, a small army of new wind turbines has started spinning. Its main customers: Residents of Fort Collins, Estes Park, Loveland and Longmont. In late June, developers flipped the switch on the Roundhouse Renewable Energy Project, Northern Colorado’s largest source of wind energy to … Continue reading Install more wind turbines, tripling the wind energy of northern Colorado

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AEP Energy, CIP reach long-term PPA for 400-MW Illinois wind power project

EP Energy, a subsidiary of American Electric Power, signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for 400 MW of renewable energy from the Panther Grove Wind Energy Facility in Woodford County, Ill. The agreement was reached between AEP Energy and an affiliate of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). While the facility has yet to be built … Continue reading AEP Energy, CIP reach long-term PPA for 400-MW Illinois wind power project

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Wind energy in Illinois, GWS has completed wind turbines installation at EDP Renewables’ 200 MW wind farm

Global Wind Service (GWS) has completed wind turbine installation at EDP Renewables’ 200 MW Harvest Ridge wind farm in Illinois. GWS was contracted by Vestas to deliver crane and installation for the wind power project, which is located in Douglas county. The scope included unload, pre-assembly, erection and mechanical completion of all wind turbines at … Continue reading Wind energy in Illinois, GWS has completed wind turbines installation at EDP Renewables’ 200 MW wind farm

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ENGIE signs partnership with Hannon Armstrong for 2.3 GW wind energy and solar power in the US

ENGIE announces the signing of an agreement to sell 49% equity interest in a 2.3 GW US renewables portfolio to Hannon Armstrong (NYSE:HASI), a leading investor in climate change solutions. ENGIE will retain a controlling share in the portfolio and continue to manage the assets. On commissioning, this 2.3 gigawatts (GW) portfolio that comprises 1.8 … Continue reading ENGIE signs partnership with Hannon Armstrong for 2.3 GW wind energy and solar power in the US

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AEP Energy Signs PPA For Output From New 400-MW Wind energy Project In Illinois

American Electric Power’s (NYSE: AEP) AEP Energy subsidiary has signed a long-term power purchase agreement with an affiliate of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) for the output of 400 megawatt (MW) of renewable energy from Panther Grove Wind Energy Facility in Woodford County, Illinois.   Construction of Panther Grove is scheduled to begin in early 2021, … Continue reading AEP Energy Signs PPA For Output From New 400-MW Wind energy Project In Illinois

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Ørsted completes the onshore Plum Creek Wind energy project

The 82 wind turbine project, located in Wayne County, Nebraska, demonstrates the company’s expanding footprint in the US and its track record of timely completion. Ørsted has completed a 230MW wind farm in Nebraska’s Wayne County. Plum Creek consists of 82 wind turbines and represents Ørsted’s first operational project in Nebraska, further adding to the … Continue reading Ørsted completes the onshore Plum Creek Wind energy project

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Vestas receives order for 278 MW of wind power from V150-4.2 MW wind turbines in the U.S,

Vestas has received an order for 278 MW of V150-4.2 MW wind turbines for a wind farm in the U.S. Including previously purchased 4 MW components, the project has a total nameplate capacity of 302 MW. The order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a 10-year Active Output Management 5000 … Continue reading Vestas receives order for 278 MW of wind power from V150-4.2 MW wind turbines in the U.S,

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Broad Energy Industry Coalition Encourages PJM to Continue to Examine Carbon Pricing in its Electricity Market

s U.S. policymakers look for cost-effective ways to tackle climate change, a diverse coalition of power generators, trade associations, and think tanks last week sent a letter encouraging PJM to continue its examination of the policy options and implications of carbon pricing in its market. The request comes at a time when many states in … Continue reading Broad Energy Industry Coalition Encourages PJM to Continue to Examine Carbon Pricing in its Electricity Market

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American Wind Energy Association Statement on House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Recommendations

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement supporting the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis recommendations on climate policies.  “We commend the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis for taking this comprehensive approach to climate-related legislation. This report underlines the top methods by which the U.S. should pursue policy solutions … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association Statement on House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Recommendations

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Dominion Energy has completed the installation of the two Siemens Gamesa 6MW wind turbines at the 12MW Coastal Virginia offshore wind farm

Dominion Energy has completed the installation of the two Siemens Gamesa 6MW turbines at the 12MW Coastal Virginia offshore wind farm pilot project off the coast of the US state of Virginia. The company said the turbines will now undergo acceptance testing before being energised later this summer. Installation, 43km off Virginia Beach, was carried … Continue reading Dominion Energy has completed the installation of the two Siemens Gamesa 6MW wind turbines at the 12MW Coastal Virginia offshore wind farm

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American Wind Energy Association Statement on GREEN Act

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement applauding the release of the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act by Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA), Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, and Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA), Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association Statement on GREEN Act

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Why McDonald’s is powering up with wind energy

Last year, McDonald‘s joined a growing list of many of the world’s largest companies deciding to power their stores, factories and data centers with wind energy. AWEA’s recent Wind Powers American Business report dives into this full-fledged trend, but for some one-on-one background on why companies are spurred in this direction, I recently spoke with … Continue reading Why McDonald’s is powering up with wind energy

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Wind energy continues to benefit rural America

In 2019, the U.S. reached a landmark in its wind energy capacity when 100 gigawatts — or enough to provide electricity for about 32 million homes — were produced, according to a report from the American Wind Energy Association. Reaching that milestone came after significant expansion. Wind energy made up about 30 percent of all … Continue reading Wind energy continues to benefit rural America

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Wind power in the USA, Vestas wind turbines for a 249 MW wind farm

Vestas has received an order for 249 MW of V136-4.2 MW wind turbines and V136-3.45 MW wind turbines delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode for a project in the U.S. Including previously purchased 4 MW components, the project has a total nameplate capacity of 300 MW. The order includes supply and commissioning of the … Continue reading Wind power in the USA, Vestas wind turbines for a 249 MW wind farm

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American Wind Energy Association Statement on H.R. 2

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement after House leadership introduced H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act. “AWEA applauds House leadership for recognizing the key role that renewable energy plays in American infrastructure development, especially as our economy strives to recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Federal credits for renewable energy sources … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association Statement on H.R. 2

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Coalition Applauds FERC Decision to Hold Carbon Pricing Discussion

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Wednesday seized a timely opportunity to facilitate a conversation on how competitive power markets can cost-effectively achieve carbon emissions reduction goals, says the Carbon Price Coalition, a diverse group of power generators, trade associations and think tank experts that in April called on FERC to explore the issue. … Continue reading Coalition Applauds FERC Decision to Hold Carbon Pricing Discussion

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Enel Green Power starts construction of wind farm expansion in United States

Enel Green Power’s expansion of the Cimarron Bend wind farm in Clark County, Kansas, which will involve an investment of over 281 million US dollars, will add 74 wind turbines, increasing the project’s capacity from 400 MW to 599 MW. The expansion is supported by a 150 MW power purchase agreement (PPA) with Evergy and … Continue reading Enel Green Power starts construction of wind farm expansion in United States

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