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New York holds off on plans to solicit offshore wind energy bids

On April 23, 2020, the New York State Public Service Commission issued a 2020 Offshore Wind Order, authorising the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to procure at least 1,000 MW of offshore wind capacity, which was also part of the announcement included in Governor Cuomo’s 2020 State address. While NYSERDA fully … Continue reading New York holds off on plans to solicit offshore wind energy bids

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U.S. Wind power Industry Delivers Strong First Quarter

The US wind industry installed over 1,800 megawatts (MW) of new wind power capacity in the first quarter, while the volume of projects under construction set a new record, according to the newly released Wind Powers America First Quarter Report 2020. The American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) report reveals that U.S. project developers installed more than double … Continue reading U.S. Wind power Industry Delivers Strong First Quarter

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The U.S. wind energt industry installed over 1,800 megawatts in first quarter, but the coronavirus remains a risk

The first quarter of 2020 saw the U.S. wind power industry install more than 1,800 megawatts (MW) of new capacity, a report from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has revealed. According to the AWEA’s report, 11 new wind farm projects with a total capacity of 1,821 MW commenced operations in the first three months … Continue reading The U.S. wind energt industry installed over 1,800 megawatts in first quarter, but the coronavirus remains a risk

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American wind power supports COVID-19 relief efforts in communities across the country

Our society and economy continue to grapple with the unprecedented challenges COVID-19 presents. Ensuring the wind energy workforce’s safety and protecting U.S. wind jobs remains the top priority, and when the economy can safely reopen, wind power stands ready to play a leading role in the recovery. However, communities across the country are struggling right … Continue reading American wind power supports COVID-19 relief efforts in communities across the country

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New Michael Moore-backed documentary full of errors, fundamentally misunderstands electric system

A new Michael Moore-backed documentary has been released that examines the climate crisis and the lack of progress made so far in combating the problem. Unfortunately, and somewhat strangely, the filmmakers chose to focus much of their attention erroneously critiquing a leading climate solution—renewable energy. The reality is wind and solar today are already avoiding … Continue reading New Michael Moore-backed documentary full of errors, fundamentally misunderstands electric system

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GE Renewable Energy Secures 10-Year Service Agreement with Idaho Wind energy Partners

Agreement includes full-service agreement for 122 GE 1.56-82.5 wind turbines. GE Renewable Energy today announced that it has been selected by DIF Capital Partners to provide a 10-year full-service agreement (FSA) for the 183 MW Idaho Wind Partners wind farms near Twin Falls, ID. The 11 wind farms, which are managed by Longroad Energy, include … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy Secures 10-Year Service Agreement with Idaho Wind energy Partners

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Kansas continues to lead in wind energy

Kansas is once again one of the top wind energy producers in the country. The Kansas Department of Commerce announced results from the American Wind Energy Association’s Annual Market Report on Tuesday. It ranked No. 2 in the nation for wind energy production as a share of total electricity generation. According to the report, Kansas … Continue reading Kansas continues to lead in wind energy

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Wind Turbines Shipped for Virginia’s Offshore Wind Farm

Dominion Energy, along with Ørsted, is getting closer to being able to construct wind turbines off Virginia’s coast. Dominion announced that the turbine components and monopolies for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot project have shipped from Germany and Denmark, and are on the way to Canada. “This is a monumental step toward the … Continue reading Wind Turbines Shipped for Virginia’s Offshore Wind Farm

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IEA has finalized a $65 million wind energy award in Iowa

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Inc. (IEA), an infrastructure construction company with specialized energy and heavy civil expertise, has finalized a $65 million wind energy award in the state of Iowa. The contract was secured by White Construction, a subsidiary of IEA that manages utility-scale renewable energy and heavy civil infrastructure projects. IEA recognized approximately $56 … Continue reading IEA has finalized a $65 million wind energy award in Iowa

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Clean Energy Sector Disappointed in FERC’s MOPR Decision

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today largely rejected the clean energy sector’s Request for Rehearing on its order to impose a Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) in the PJM capacity market. While clarifying that voluntary RECs are not considered by the Commission to be a state subsidy, FERC otherwise affirmed its December 2019 decision.In … Continue reading Clean Energy Sector Disappointed in FERC’s MOPR Decision

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Top six wind power trends of 2019

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is causing great uncertainty throughout our economy, American wind power rests on a strong foundation as we seek to overcome these challenging times. And AWEA’s just-released Wind Powers America Annual Report 2019 shows just how strong that foundation is. Wind energy is powering more U.S. families and businesses than ever before … Continue reading Top six wind power trends of 2019

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Wind power is now America’s largest renewable energy provider

Wind power emerged from 2019 as America’s top choice for new power after building 9.1 gigawatts (GW), representing 39 percent of new utility-scale power additions. With these additions, operating wind power capacity in the U.S. now stands at over 105 GW, enough to power 32 million American homes. In addition, wind energy is now the … Continue reading Wind power is now America’s largest renewable energy provider

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Power Generators, Industry Groups, and Think Tanks Ask FERC to Examine Carbon Pricing to Reduce Emissions

As U.S. policy makers look for cost-effective ways to tackle climate change, a diverse coalition of power generators, trade associations, and think tank experts this week asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to examine the policy options and implications of carbon pricing policies in competitive wholesale electricity markets. The request, submitted before FERC by … Continue reading Power Generators, Industry Groups, and Think Tanks Ask FERC to Examine Carbon Pricing to Reduce Emissions

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Furloughed workers in the US and extending the PTC for wind energy

Similar to what happened in Europe, the global pandemic is also a major disruption for the wind sector in the US. Driven by parts and material delays directly caused by COVID-19 impacts on its international suppliers, Siemens Gamesa made the difficult decision on 6 April to furlough 100 employees at the Fort Madison, Iowa, facility … Continue reading Furloughed workers in the US and extending the PTC for wind energy

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First Wind Wildlife Research Fund results improve understanding of bat and prairie grouse wind energy interactions

The first results of Wind Wildlife Research Fund studies are providing new information about interactions between wind energy and wildlife – namely, bats and prairie grouse. The Fund is a unique industry-led initiative that the American Wind Wildlife Institute manages. It pools resources to advance critical collaborative research on wind-wildlife interactions and solutions. In 2019, … Continue reading First Wind Wildlife Research Fund results improve understanding of bat and prairie grouse wind energy interactions

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Ørsted completes Sage Draw Wind Power project

Ørsted has completed its Sage Draw Wind project, a 338MW wind farm that straddles Garza and Lynn Counties in Texas. The 120-wind turbine project will have the capacity to meet the annual electricity needs of 120,000 American homes. Sage Draw Wind brings Ørsted’s onshore operational installed capacity to 1.3GW. Currently, the company has an additional … Continue reading Ørsted completes Sage Draw Wind Power project

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Americans across party lines support offshore wind energy by wide margins

In today’s world, sometimes it can feel like a struggle getting two people to agree the sky is blue. And yet, in an era of polarized opinions, wind energy has remained an outlier—it’s a bright beacon of consensus. Just a few months ago, Pew found 85 percent of Americans supported expanding the use of wind … Continue reading Americans across party lines support offshore wind energy by wide margins

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Ørsted completes 338 MW wind energy plant in Texas

Ørsted has finalised the 338-MW Sage Draw wind farm in the US state of Texas. The 120 wind turbines in the wind farm are located in Garza and Lynn Counties and was completed on time and on budget. The wind powe facility has the capacity to generate enough power per year to meet the consumption … Continue reading Ørsted completes 338 MW wind energy plant in Texas

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The American Wind Energy Association cancels CLEANPOWER 2020 due to COVID-19

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today announced that the CLEANPOWER 2020 Conference & Exhibition scheduled for June 1-4 in Denver has been canceled.   COVID-19 government imposed physical and legal impediments including quarantines, stay-at-home orders, travel restrictions, and concerns over the well-being and safety of all attendees, exhibitors and staff, result in the need … Continue reading The American Wind Energy Association cancels CLEANPOWER 2020 due to COVID-19

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U.S. DOE to invest $20 million in offshore wind energy technology demos

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $20 million in funding in offshore wind energy resource characterisation and technology demonstrations for technologies not yet deployed at commercial scale. This announcement seeks projects in the following areas: “This funding for offshore wind resource science will improve the weather models that wind plant developers and operators … Continue reading U.S. DOE to invest $20 million in offshore wind energy technology demos

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