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Wind power: Pioneering community college hopes for PTC extension soon

Columbia Gorge Community College, in The Dalles, Ore., is hoping for an extension of the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC), according to a Public News Service article. The college, which was one of the first in the U.S. to develop a training course for wind energy technicians, is seeing a drop-off in the … Continue reading Wind power: Pioneering community college hopes for PTC extension soon

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Siemens to provide wind turbines for 1,800 MW wind power projects in UK

Dong Energy has selected Siemens to provide wind turbines for 1,800MW offshore wind energy planned to be built off the British coast. Under the signed framework agreement, Siemens will provide SWT-6.0-154 type 300 wind turbines each with a generating capacity of 6MW. Each 6MW turbine can produce electricity to light up 6,000 European households. DONG Energy … Continue reading Siemens to provide wind turbines for 1,800 MW wind power projects in UK

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Blue Summit Wind Farm, north of Vernon, with 80 wind turbines

As wind energy puts a new face on energy in West Texas, wind power generated electricity is charging the economies of several small towns and bringing new faces onto the scene – mostly construction workers, some with families. Along U.S. 287 and several routes, tall transmission-line towers are going into place. New substations near Kirkland, between … Continue reading Blue Summit Wind Farm, north of Vernon, with 80 wind turbines

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DLF gets shareholders’ nod to sell wind power unit

DLF said shareholders have approved the proposal to sell its wind energy unit. Shareholders have approved the proposal to sell DLF’s entire wind power unit through a postal ballot, the company said in a BSE filing. Of the 144.59 crore votes polled, 99.98 percent were in favour of the resolution, it said. On June 18, … Continue reading DLF gets shareholders’ nod to sell wind power unit

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Wind energy in Chile on the rise with new 90 MW wind farm

SoWitec Energías Renovables de Chile has completed construction of the 90MW Valle de Los Vientos wind farm in Loa province of northern region II, Chilean renewable energy center (CER) said in a press release. The US$200mn project received a 25-year concession from the energy ministry for the land. It is the first active wind power … Continue reading Wind energy in Chile on the rise with new 90 MW wind farm

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Innergex and the Mi’gmawei Mawiomi annouce a partnership agreement for the development of a wind farm

Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. (TSX: INE) (“Innergex” or the “Corporation”) and the Mi’gmawei Mawiomi (the Mi’gmaq of Quebec) announce that they have concluded a partnership agreement for the development, financing, construction, and operation of a large wind farm on the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec, in Canada. The two partners believe that this project corresponds perfectly … Continue reading Innergex and the Mi’gmawei Mawiomi annouce a partnership agreement for the development of a wind farm

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Wind turbines: S.D. blade manufacturer sees success imperiled by delay in extending PTC

A new wind turbine rotor blade factory in Aberdeen, S.D., has helped keep that city’s economy strong, but its success to date is threatened by impending expiration of the federal wind energy production tax credit (PTC), according to Richard Morrison, CEO and president of Molded Fiber Glass Cos. (MFG). At a meeting of the Aberdeen … Continue reading Wind turbines: S.D. blade manufacturer sees success imperiled by delay in extending PTC

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Wind power to cut diesel fuel costs

Wind energy now provides residents of an isolated Alaska village with renewable energy to run a water treatment facility, reducing the village’s dependence on imported diesel fuel while maintaining crucial infrastructure. Southwest Windpower, in conjunction with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and Anchorage-based Susitna Energy Systems, installed three of the distributed wind turbine maker’s … Continue reading Wind power to cut diesel fuel costs

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US dollar grant received for the Caney River wind power

99 million US dollar grant received for the Caney River wind farm follows tax equity partnership for the same plant Grant awarded to Enel Green Power’s North American subsidiary Enel Green Power North America Inc., under Section 1603 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, President Obama’s stimulus programme. Rome, July 20th , … Continue reading US dollar grant received for the Caney River wind power

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Wind power in Mongolia: Loan for Wind Farm

The 50-megawatt Salkhit wind farm will be built southeast of the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar and it’s expected to start working later this year, according to an e-mailed statement today from Norton Rose LLP that advised on the financing. It’s expected to supply 5 percent of the country’s electricity. The wind power project is being developed … Continue reading Wind power in Mongolia: Loan for Wind Farm

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Wind energy in Alaska: wind farm take shape on Anchorage island

Anchorage’s new wind farm is set to go online by the end of September. When completed, the project, which is being developed by the Cook Inlet Region Incorporated, will provide enough electricity to power 4,000 homes along the rail belt. The transmission line that runs across the inlet is almost done. And this week crews … Continue reading Wind energy in Alaska: wind farm take shape on Anchorage island

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Siemens to supply 300 offshore wind turbines to DONG Energy

Siemens and DONG Energy continue their successful cooperation in offshore wind. On July 19, 2012, the companies signed a framework agreement for the supply of a total of 300 wind turbines with a capacity of 1,800 megawatts (MW). The agreement is based on the new SWT-6.0-154 direct drive wind turbine that will be installed in … Continue reading Siemens to supply 300 offshore wind turbines to DONG Energy

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PTC uncertainty threatens wind farm’s benefits to Illinois economy

    Illinois’s 23 largest wind farms have generated 19,047 construction and maintenance jobs and will add $5.8 billion to local economies over the lifetime of the projects, according to a study released Tuesday by the Center for Renewable Energy at Illinois State University, but the study’s author said further jobs and economic development are … Continue reading PTC uncertainty threatens wind farm’s benefits to Illinois economy

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Brazil’s wind energy sector powers ahead

Wind power development in Brazil, South America’s largest and most populated nation, has been much in the news recently with a report that more than 88% of the country’s electricity came from renewables last year. The preliminary report from Brazil’s Energy Research Company has revealed that wind power increased more than any other renewable power … Continue reading Brazil’s wind energy sector powers ahead

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Wind energy in Pakistan: Sindh allots 908 acres for 500MW wind farm

The Sindh government on Wednesday formally allotted a huge area of 908 acres to a firm, M/s NBT to establish wind power project in Thatta district, which would produce 500MWs electricity. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, in a small ceremony held here on Wednesday, allotted the land formally to M/s NBT Power Pakistan … Continue reading Wind energy in Pakistan: Sindh allots 908 acres for 500MW wind farm

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EKI Energy Services Launches 1000 MW Wind Power Project

EKI Energy Services Limited Launches 1000 MW Wind Power Project Under First of a Kind POA Umbrella in the World With UNFCCC Under Clean Development Mechanism EKI Energy Services Limited launches strategic 1000 MW Wind Power Project across Indian states as first CDM Project Activity (CPA) under POA umbrella titled “International Programme of Activities to reduce Global Warming … Continue reading EKI Energy Services Launches 1000 MW Wind Power Project

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EU offshore wind power capacity up 50% compared to first half 2011

132 new offshore wind turbines, totalling 523.2 megawatts (MW) were fully grid connected in Europe in the first six months of 2012. This is a 50% increase compared to the same period in 2011 when 348.1 MW were installed. “50 per cent more offshore wind power capacity was installed in Europe in the first half … Continue reading EU offshore wind power capacity up 50% compared to first half 2011

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