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Ameren Plans Another New Wind Farm in Northwest Missouri

Missouri’s largest electricity provider has announced plans for another wind energy facility in northwest Missouri. Ameren Missouri said Friday that a new wind farm near Tarkio will be able to generate 300 megawatts of electricity. It’s the third wind farm announced by Ameren in the past year and the second in Atchison County. The two … Continue reading Ameren Plans Another New Wind Farm in Northwest Missouri

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Iberdrola offshore wind energy project in the US gets key permit

A year ago, Vineyard Wind was awarded the development of this wind power project in waters of Massachusetts, which will involve an investment of about 2,800 million dollars (about 2,400 million euros) and represents the entry of Iberdrola into the ‘offshore’ wind farm market of the United States. United, thus marking a new milestone in … Continue reading Iberdrola offshore wind energy project in the US gets key permit

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Vestas has received an order for 459 MW of V136-4.2 MW wind turbines from PacifiCorp

Vestas has received wind energy order for 459 MW of V136-4.2 MW wind turbines operating in 4.3 MW power optimised mode from PacifiCorp, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, for two wind power projects, TB Flats I and II, located in Wyoming. Including previously purchased V110-2.0 MW wind turbines, the wind farm projects will have … Continue reading Vestas has received an order for 459 MW of V136-4.2 MW wind turbines from PacifiCorp

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Vestas secures wind energy order for 420 MW of V120-2.2 MW wind turbines in USA

Vestas has received an order for 420 MW of V120-2.2 MW wind turbines for a wind farm in the USA. The order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines. Deliveries are expected in the second quarter of 2020, with commissioning expected in the fourth quarter of 2020. The project and customer are undisclosed at … Continue reading Vestas secures wind energy order for 420 MW of V120-2.2 MW wind turbines in USA

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Hawaii aims for 100% renewables

The US State of Hawaii has been an innovator in renewable energy in recent years and has steadily been reducing its heavily reliance upon fossil fuels to supply its electricity needs, But still 70% of its electricity is supplied by oil.[1] In 2014, a goal of 100% renewable energy by 2045 was set for the … Continue reading Hawaii aims for 100% renewables

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‘Wind Turbines Don’t Cause Cancer, They Cause Jobs’: 2020 Presidential Candidate Jay Inslee

“Wind turbines don’t cause cancer. Trump is wrong. They cause jobs,” he said during a chat on ‘Real Time.’ California Governor – and 2020 presidential candidate – Jay Inslee is taking aim at President Trump’s stance on the environment as the mounts his campaign to unseat the Republican incumbent. During an interview with Bill Maher … Continue reading ‘Wind Turbines Don’t Cause Cancer, They Cause Jobs’: 2020 Presidential Candidate Jay Inslee

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WINDPOWER 2019: Wind energy + new customers

WINDPOWER 2019 is in just two weeks! That gives you 14 days to get your schedule together to ensure a successful event. Every year CEOs tell us WINDPOWER is the most important four days in their business cycle. There is no other time that you can meet with every customer, every supplier and every partner … Continue reading WINDPOWER 2019: Wind energy + new customers

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American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) statement on Clean Energy for America Act

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement reacting to Senator Wyden’s introduction of a technology-neutral clean electricity tax incentive in the Clean Energy for America Act: “Senator Wyden’s Clean Energy for America Act includes an innovative technology-neutral tax credit that would move national tax policy in the right direction to reduce greenhouse … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) statement on Clean Energy for America Act

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DOE selected four wind energy projects to develop next-generation wind turbines

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected four wind power 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 power and offshore wind farm applications. These projects will develop more efficient, smaller, and lighter-weight generators that will … Continue reading DOE selected four wind energy projects to develop next-generation wind turbines

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Wood awarded technical advisor role on Vineyard offshore wind farm project

Wood has been awarded the role of technical advisor on Vineyard Wind, the first utility-scale wind farm located off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, an island in Massachusetts, USA. On completion, the 800MW offshore wind farm, which consists of 84 9.5 MW wind turbine generators (WTGs), will be able to meet the energy needs of … Continue reading Wood awarded technical advisor role on Vineyard offshore wind farm project

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American wind power: a record 39,000 megawatts of new wind farm projects

AWEA’s newly-released first quarter market report shows just how busy American wind power is—a record 39,000 megawatts (MW) of new wind turbines projects are now under construction or in advanced development. That’s about as much capacity as all the projects built to date in Texas, Iowa and California—the country’s number one, two and four wind … Continue reading American wind power: a record 39,000 megawatts of new wind farm projects

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Iowa generates more than 30 percent of its electricity with wind power

Wind energy sets single-day record in Iowa. It’s been a breezy April, and as it turns out, that wind set records in Iowa. MidAmerican Energy set a new one-day record for the most wind energy generated. On April 10, wind farms in the state generated more than 111,000-megawatt hours of energy, beating the previous record … Continue reading Iowa generates more than 30 percent of its electricity with wind power

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Records keep falling as wind energy pipeline hits all-time high

AWEA’s newly-released first quarter market report shows just how busy American wind power is—a record 39,000 megawatts (MW) of new wind projects are now under construction or in advanced development. That’s about as much capacity as all the projects built to date in Texas, Iowa and California—the country’s number one, two and four wind states, … Continue reading Records keep falling as wind energy pipeline hits all-time high

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US wind energy development pipeline grew by 6,146 MW in first quarter

New AWEA report reveals more US wind power capacity under construction and advanced development than ever before. A burst of new wind farm announcements in the first quarter of 2019 propelled the total volume of U.S. wind power construction and development activity to a record level according to the newly released U.S. Wind Industry First … Continue reading US wind energy development pipeline grew by 6,146 MW in first quarter

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Wind power breaks a new record in Southwest Power Pool

his past weekend, wind power set a new record in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), the regional grid that covers most of the midwestern United States. On April 21, wind’s share of power generation reached 66.5 percent for the region. According to SPP, wind provided 14,063 megawatts (MW) of its 21,148 MW total load. This … Continue reading Wind power breaks a new record in Southwest Power Pool

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WINDPOWER 2019: Why we’re celebrating Wind+

American wind power emerged from 2018 stronger than ever, now with the ability to power 30 million homes after eight percent capacity growth last year. The newly released U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report, Year Ending 2018 reveals U.S. wind power supports a record 114,000 jobs, over 500 domestic factories, and more than $1 billion … Continue reading WINDPOWER 2019: Why we’re celebrating Wind+

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Siemens Gamesa secures two wind energy orders in the U.S. for its SG 4.5-145 wind turbine totaling 487 MW

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy was selected by EDF Renewables North America to supply turbines for the Coyote and Oso Grande projects, located in the United States. The deals further confirm the commercial success of the SG 4.5-145 and feature a service and maintenance agreement for Siemens Gamesa’s premium maintenance program, offering the best in scale … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa secures two wind energy orders in the U.S. for its SG 4.5-145 wind turbine totaling 487 MW

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Xcel Energy acquires two wind farms in South Dakota & Minnesota

The move comes as part of Xcel’s strategic plans to deliver 85% carbon-free electricity in the Upper Midwest region by 2030. U.S. electric services company, Xcel Energy Inc. has recently completed the purchase of two wind energy projects that will add capacity to its expanding Upper Midwest wind energy portfolio. According to reliable sources, the … Continue reading Xcel Energy acquires two wind farms in South Dakota & Minnesota

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New report on renewable portfolio standards misses the mark

The University of Chicago (UCH) released a “working paper” this week examining renewable portfolio standards (RPSs). Unfortunately, it’s based on false pretenses and uses a questionable economic model to claim RPSs are substantially more costly to consumers than previously thought. While it is important to understand the effectiveness and impacts of these programs, the authors’ … Continue reading New report on renewable portfolio standards misses the mark

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General Mills Signs Virtual PPA for 200 Megawatts of Wind Power

General Mills recently announced it signed a virtual 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Roaring Fork Wind, LLC, a joint venture partnership between RES (Renewable Energy Systems) and Steelhead Americas, for 200 megawatts (MW) of its Maverick Creek wind project. The wind project, located in central Texas, will produce renewable energy credits for General Mills … Continue reading General Mills Signs Virtual PPA for 200 Megawatts of Wind Power

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