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U.S. DOE funds wind energy research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated USD 6.2 million for nine projects expected to reduce environmental compliance costs and environmental impacts of offshore and onshore wind energy. The early-stage research projects, funded by the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, are expected to total USD 9.5 million … Continue reading U.S. DOE funds wind energy research

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Recapping an impactful Wind Power on Capitol Hill

Last Wednesday was an important day for American wind power at the federal level. Over 160 members of the U.S. wind industry met with almost 250 House and Senate legislators and their staffs. That’s like meeting with nearly half of all of Congress. How did 160 people accomplish this impressive feat? By participating in Wind … Continue reading Recapping an impactful Wind Power on Capitol Hill

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Underground line could carry Iowa wind power to Chicago

The company behind a proposed underground transmission line that would carry electricity generated mostly by wind turbines in Iowa to the Chicago area said Monday that the $2.5 billion project could be operational in 2024 if regulators approve it. Direct Connect Development Co. said it has lined up three major investors to back the project. … Continue reading Underground line could carry Iowa wind power to Chicago

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EDP Renewables, Microsoft enter wind energy agreements in Ohio

EDP Renewables SA (EDPR), through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America LLC, and Microsoft Corp. have executed two 15-year power purchase agreements (PPA) totaling 125 megawatts (MW) that will bring the Timber Road IV Wind Farm to Ohio’s Paulding County. These PPAs are included in the announcement EDPR issued on July 24, 2018. … Continue reading EDP Renewables, Microsoft enter wind energy agreements in Ohio

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Vestas receives 224 MW wind energy order in USA

Vestas has received a 224 MW order in the USA for V110-2.0 MW wind turbines. The order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a ten-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. Deliveries are expected to begin in the third quarter of 2019 while commissioning is planned for fourth … Continue reading Vestas receives 224 MW wind energy order in USA

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Google, DeepMind Target Machine Learning at Boosting Wind Energy Value

Wind energy adoption is further along than you might think: Iowa, for example, is expected to generate about half its electrical power from wind within a few years; in total, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, about 90 gigawatts of wind power has been installed nationwide. It’s not just plentiful wind but also wind … Continue reading Google, DeepMind Target Machine Learning at Boosting Wind Energy Value

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Offshore wind energy: Wind farm in New England wins key approval

Vineyard Wind plans an 84 wind turbinet, 800-megawatt wind farm about 14 miles south of the Massachusetts island. A proposed $2 billion wind farm planned for federal waters off Martha’s Vineyard has received key approval from Rhode Island regulators. The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council in a unanimous vote Tuesday determined that the wind … Continue reading Offshore wind energy: Wind farm in New England wins key approval

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General Motors partners with DTE on wind energy in Michigan

As part of its commitment to increasing its renewable energy footprint globally and finding clean energy solutions near its operations, General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) has partnered with DTE Energy for 300,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind energy in the state of Michigan. Once complete, the energy sourced will be enough to power 100 percent … Continue reading General Motors partners with DTE on wind energy in Michigan

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Ford making switch to wind energy for Detroit facilities

Ford Motor Co.’s Dearborn Truck Plant, the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan, as well as several new buildings on the Ford Research and Engineering Campus and will soon be powered by 100% locally sourced renewable energy, Ford announced this week. “It’s exciting that iconic Ford vehicles like the F-150 will be built in a … Continue reading Ford making switch to wind energy for Detroit facilities

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Wind industry hires senior Iowa state legislator to advance policy in the “American Wind Belt”

Today, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) announced the hire of Jeff Danielson to lead state policy advocacy efforts across Midwestern and Plains states. In his new role as AWEA’s Central Region Director, Danielson will advocate for pro-growth policies to help wind power expand and meet strong consumer demand for clean energy. Prior to joining … Continue reading Wind industry hires senior Iowa state legislator to advance policy in the “American Wind Belt”

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Vineyard Wind advances 1.2 GW Liberty Wind Power offshore project

This would be one of the largest offshore wind energy projects in the world, capable to generate enough emission-free energy to power more than 750,000 New York households. In response to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s solicitation of offshore wind project proposals, offshore wind development company Vineyard Wind introduced Liberty Wind. … Continue reading Vineyard Wind advances 1.2 GW Liberty Wind Power offshore project

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Mills signs executive order reversing LePage moratorium on wind energy in Maine

Gov. Janet Mills has signed an executive order effectively ending a moratorium on wind power permits that was in place under her predecessor, Gov. Paul LePage. The order by Mills, a Democrat, clarifies that state agencies with the legal authority to issue permits can again work with Maine’s local communities and stakeholders to determine which … Continue reading Mills signs executive order reversing LePage moratorium on wind energy in Maine

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Norway’s Equinor bids to supply New York with offshore wind power

Equinor has submitted a bid to supply New York with offshore wind power from its Empire Wind project south of Long Island, the company said on Thursday. Equinor’s bid comes in response to the 800 MW procurement of offshore wind by the New York State, with the state expected to choose a supplier in spring … Continue reading Norway’s Equinor bids to supply New York with offshore wind power

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Report confirms wind energy is a heavy hitter

“Wind is the largest single source of zero-carbon power-generating capacity in the U.S.” This fact and more were revealed yesterday by the Business Council for Sustainable Energy in its 2019 edition of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook. AWEA is a proud sponsor of the report and I’m excited to share a few more of … Continue reading Report confirms wind energy is a heavy hitter

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How transmission helped keep the lights on during the Polar Vortex

Tens of millions of Americans experienced record cold weather at the end of January as Arctic air inundated much of the Midwest and Eastern U.S. However, the power system and electricity markets worked as designed, keeping the lights (and heat) on when customers needed it most. And the value of transmission in keeping the grid … Continue reading How transmission helped keep the lights on during the Polar Vortex

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How do corporate wind power deals benefit local communities?

More than ever, companies are looking to power their businesses using wind energy. Across the world, companies more than doubled the renewable energy contracts they signed between 2017 and 2018. And here in the U.S., 2018 was a record year for non-utility wind power deals. Altogether, non-utility buyers in the U.S. have contracted for more … Continue reading How do corporate wind power deals benefit local communities?

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Tri-State and EDP Renewables announce 104 megawatt Crossing Trails Wind Farm

Tri-State continues investment in economically-beneficial renewable energy projects for its membership and the region EDP Renewables’ Crossing Trails Wind Farm, located in eastern Colorado, is Tri-State’s fifth wind energy project investment. Project is EDP Renewables’ first renewable energy project in Colorado – expanding its operational footprint to fifteen U.S. states. Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association … Continue reading Tri-State and EDP Renewables announce 104 megawatt Crossing Trails Wind Farm

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Skyline Renewables acquires wind energy portfolio

Skyline Renewables, which was formed last year by Transatlantic Power Holdings and Ardian, has acquired a 117 megawatt wind portfolio from NJR Clean Energy Ventures, a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources. No financial terms were disclosed. The wind farms are located in Iowa, Kansas, Pennsylvania and Wyoming. Skyline Renewables has purchased a 117 megawatt (MW) … Continue reading Skyline Renewables acquires wind energy portfolio

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What a first-timer can expect at Wind Power on Capitol Hill

Wind Power on Capitol Hill is the biggest opportunity of the year to meet with your representatives in Congress to advocate for wind energy. And this year, we have some great new opportunities to tell wind’s story. With new members making up over 20 percent of the 116th Congress, we have the chance to educate … Continue reading What a first-timer can expect at Wind Power on Capitol Hill

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North Dakota commission approves wind farm

The North Dakota Public Service Commission has approved a wind farm project that would bring up to 123 wind turbines to the southern part of the state. NextEra Energy Resources plans to build the Emmons-Logan Wind Energy Center on about 28,000 acres northeast of Linton. The wind farm will have a capacity of nearly 300 … Continue reading North Dakota commission approves wind farm

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