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EDP Renewables and Shell joint venture wins offshore wind energy auction

A new EDP Renewables and Shell joint venture, Mayflower Wind Energy LLC, aims to provide cleaner energy solutions using the power of wind. Mayflower Wind Energy LLC (Mayflower) is the provisional winner of block 0521 in today’s offshore wind auction hosted by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). Mayflower bid $135M for the exclusive … Continue reading EDP Renewables and Shell joint venture wins offshore wind energy auction

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Record-smashing auction dramatically expands Massachusetts’ offshore wind energy potential

Equinor, Mayflower Wind Energy, and Vineyard Wind placed winning bids totaling $405 million to begin planning wind farms. A highly-competitive auction for three offshore wind lease areas off the coast of Massachusetts concluded today with winning bids totaling a record-breaking $405 million dollars from Equinor; Mayflower Wind Energy, a Royal Dutch Shell and EDP Renewables … Continue reading Record-smashing auction dramatically expands Massachusetts’ offshore wind energy potential

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Wind energy in Texas: Acciona has started construction work on its second wind farm

It will have a capacity of 145 MW and be equipped with 46 of Nordex’s AW3150 wind turbines. ACCIONA Energía has started construction work on its second wind farm in Texas —the company’s ninth in the U.S. — which will increase ACCIONA’s U.S. wind power capacity to 866 megawatts (MW). An investment of around €176 … Continue reading Wind energy in Texas: Acciona has started construction work on its second wind farm

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Enel Green Power starts operation of HillTopper, its first wind farm in the U.S. state of Illinois

Enel, through its US renewable company Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (“EGPNA”), has begun operation of the 185 MW HillTopper wind farm, its first wind  facility in the US state of Illinois. HillTopper, which is located in Logan County, is supported by three long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Bloomberg LP, General Motors as … Continue reading Enel Green Power starts operation of HillTopper, its first wind farm in the U.S. state of Illinois

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SOC, Subsea 7 secure contract for US offshore wind energy project

Seaway Offshore Cables (SOC), in combination with Subsea 7, has been awarded its first US offshore wind project by Ørsted Wind Power North America LLC, who are constructing the project for Dominion Energy. This turnkey cable supply and cable installation contract for Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) Project marks the continued success of a global … Continue reading SOC, Subsea 7 secure contract for US offshore wind energy project

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AWEA supports a level playing field for energy storage technologies

Making stand-alone energy storage systems eligible for a federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) would create jobs and help modernize the U.S. electricity grid, according to over 150 companies and industry groups representing storage, wind, solar, hydro, manufacturing and other sectors. Today, these businesses issued a letter to Congressional leadership in support of The Energy Storage … Continue reading AWEA supports a level playing field for energy storage technologies

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University of Kansas campus to be wind-powered by 2020

The University of Kansas has signed an agreement with Westar Energy to have its Lawrence campus powered nearly 100 percent by wind energy by 2020. The Kansas City Star reports the 20-year agreement is expected to lower the university’s utility bills about 22 percent, from 2.3 cents per kilowatt hour to 1.8 cents. Kansas State … Continue reading University of Kansas campus to be wind-powered by 2020

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Leading wind energy companies announce new Wind Wildlife Research Fund

Over two dozen companies in the U.S. wind power industry have signed up so far to back a new fund facilitating research that will speed development and deployment of innovative solutions related to wind and wildlife. The news was announced at the Intercontinental St. Paul Riverfront Hotel in Saint Paul, Minn., before an audience of … Continue reading Leading wind energy companies announce new Wind Wildlife Research Fund

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Manhattan Ogden district to go to 100 percent wind energy

The Manhattan-Ogden school board plans to move to 100 percent wind energy for 20 years, beginning in 2021. The Manhattan Mercury reports Westar Energy offered several public entities a 20-year fixed rate to join the Soldier Creek Wind Farm project. The school board voted Wednesday to accept the offer. Kansas State University and Manhattan city … Continue reading Manhattan Ogden district to go to 100 percent wind energy

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Vestas receives 220 MW wind power order in USA and secures 10 GW of wind energy intake in 2018

Vestas has received a wind farm order for 100 V120-2.2 MW wind turbines for a wind power project in the U.S., which takes Vestas’ order intake in 2018 across the 10 GW mark before entering December. In 2018, Vestas has received orders across six continents, including orders in new markets Panama, Kazakhstan, Bolivia, and Senegal, … Continue reading Vestas receives 220 MW wind power order in USA and secures 10 GW of wind energy intake in 2018

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Vestas secures first multi-brand repowering wind turbines order from PacifiCorp

Vestas has received an order from PacifiCorp, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, for 47 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines, delivered in 2.2 MW Power Optimised Mode, to repower the Goodnoe Hills wind energy project in Washington, U.S.  With the order, PacifiCorp repowers the wind energy projects’ existing 47 Senvion MM92 2MW wind turbines, increasing the … Continue reading Vestas secures first multi-brand repowering wind turbines order from PacifiCorp

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Iberdrola selects MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as supplier of wind turbines of first U.S. utility-scale offshore wind farm

Vineyard Wind announced that it has named MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as preferred supplier for its 800-MW wind farm in federal waters south of Martha’s Vineyard and approximately 34 miles south of the Cape Cod mainland. The project will include the MHI’s V164-9.5 MW offshore wind turbine. “MHI Vestas shares Massachusetts’ strategic commitment to affordable … Continue reading Iberdrola selects MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as supplier of wind turbines of first U.S. utility-scale offshore wind farm

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Manhattan makes deal to get half of its power from wind power

The Manhattan City Commission has approved a plan to convert half of its energy use to wind power. The Mercury reports that the commission Tuesday backed a 20-year agreement with Westar Energy for the 300-megawatt Soldier Creek Wind Farm in northeast Kansas, a project that will be complete in the fourth quarter of 2020. The … Continue reading Manhattan makes deal to get half of its power from wind power

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The wind power is booming, offshore wind farn is scaling up, and wind energy growth is creating jobs and boosting rural economies

The wind industry is booming, offshore wind is scaling up, and industry growth is creating jobs and boosting rural economies. Wind continues to become more affordable, making way for a clean energy future in the US, and last week, we launched a new campaign to honor the veterans working in wind. Here are just a … Continue reading The wind power is booming, offshore wind farn is scaling up, and wind energy growth is creating jobs and boosting rural economies

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Wind energy is more affordable than ever

November is here, and that means peak foliage, turkey stuffing, and the release of Lazard’s Levelized Cost of Energy analysis. For electricity geeks, it’s an early holiday gift. And each year the gift keeps getting better and better for renewable energy. Both the wind and solar industries are relentlessly driving down cost and improving technology … Continue reading Wind energy is more affordable than ever

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Pattern Development Completes Construction and Begins Operation at Stillwater Wind Farm in Montana

79.75 MW wind power facility to power 23,000 homes annually and generate $18 million in tax revenue over 25 years. Montana has a new wind power facility. Pattern Energy Group 2 LP (“Pattern Development”) today announced it has completed construction and begun operations at its 79.75 megawatt (MW) Stillwater Wind facility located in Stillwater County, … Continue reading Pattern Development Completes Construction and Begins Operation at Stillwater Wind Farm in Montana

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Texas reports record amount of wind power generation

Texas wind energy hit a new generation record on Monday as steady winds through West Texas and the Panhandle kept the state’s wind turbines spinning. The record 17,920 megawatts of wind power generation was hit at 3:32 p.m. Monday and made up more than 40 percent of power generation in the territory covered by the … Continue reading Texas reports record amount of wind power generation

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Vail Resorts Announces Long-Term Wind Energy Contract and Plan to Eliminate Conventional Single-Use Dining Plastics in its ‘Commitment to Zero’

The agreement with Lincoln Clean Energy will produce enough wind energy to reduce the emissions associated with Vail Resorts’ estimated FY19 North American electricity use by 100 percent, which includes 17 resorts and their associated retail, hospitality, and corporate offices Eco-Products named ‘Official Zero Waste Partner’ of Vail Resorts to help divert nearly 300 tons … Continue reading Vail Resorts Announces Long-Term Wind Energy Contract and Plan to Eliminate Conventional Single-Use Dining Plastics in its ‘Commitment to Zero’

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Meet the veterans working in wind energy

The U.S. wind industry proudly hires veterans at a rate 72 percent higher than the national average, and the skills, teamwork and dedication they acquire while serving are perfect fits for wind work. Last week, we visited wind projects in Texas and Illinois to meet some of our veterans and thank them for their service.   … Continue reading Meet the veterans working in wind energy

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Renewables saved Texans $5.7 billion

Like everything in Texas, wind power is super-sized in the Lone Star State. Texas has more installed wind capacity than the Oklahoma, Iowa and California combined, the states occupying slots two through four on America’s wind leader board. In fact, only four countries in the entire world have built more wind than Texas. Now, a … Continue reading Renewables saved Texans $5.7 billion

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