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CLEANPOWER 2020 conference chairs announced

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) announced conference chairs for CLEANPOWER 2020 (CP 2020), the new pan-renewable conference and exhibition hub for the U.S. energy industry launching next year. Chris Brown, President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the U.S. and Canada, and Teresa Mogensen, Senior Vice President of Energy Supply at Xcel Energy, … Continue reading CLEANPOWER 2020 conference chairs announced

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Xcel Energy announces construction of largest wind farm in New Mexico

The 522-megawatt Sagamore Wind Power Project in Roosevelt County will provide enough clean, affordable electricity to power close to 194,000 homes annually. Once completed, Sagamore will be the state’s largest wind energy facility. “Sagamore will pay for itself in the fuel cost savings it will generate by using some of the region’s most abundant resources … Continue reading Xcel Energy announces construction of largest wind farm in New Mexico

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Xcel Energy adds $700m Hale wind power project to Texas-New Mexico wind farm build

A wind farm built by the largest energy provider in southeast New Mexico went into service last month, serving customers in Texas and New Mexico. Xcel Energy announced the opening of its Hale Wind Project, centered in Plainview, Texas, which went into commercial operations June 28. The company invested $700 million in the project, per … Continue reading Xcel Energy adds $700m Hale wind power project to Texas-New Mexico wind farm build

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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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Vestas secures 184 MW wind power order from Xcel Energy in Minnesota

The wind energy order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a 10-year service agreement, designed to ensure optimised performance for the lifetime of the project. Turbine delivery will begin in the third quarter of 2019. Vestas has received an order for 184 MW of V120-2.2 MW turbines delivered in 2.0 … Continue reading Vestas secures 184 MW wind power order from Xcel Energy in Minnesota

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Vestas secures 442 MW order from Xcel Energy

Vestas has received an order for 442 MW of V116-2.0 MW and V110-2.0 MW turbines from Xcel Energy Inc., a national leader in wind energy. The order is part of Xcel Energy’s proposed multi-state wind expansion to add 3,680 MW of new wind generation to its system, across 12 projects located in seven states throughout … Continue reading Vestas secures 442 MW order from Xcel Energy

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Vestas receives 442 MW order in the USA

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the USA, comprising 216 V116-2.0 MW turbines and 10 MW of V110-2.0 MW turbines, with a total capacity of 442 MW. Additional information about the project: Customer: Xcel Energy Project name(s): Undisclosed Location/Country: USA Number of MW: 442 MW Number of turbines/turbine type(s): 216 x V116-2.0 … Continue reading Vestas receives 442 MW order in the USA

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Xcel Energy Gets Approval for New Wind Energy Facilities

New large wind energy facilities that will return significant savings to Xcel Energy’s Texas and New Mexico customers over 30 years have gained verbal approval from Texas regulators. In discussion today, the Public Utility Commission of Texas agreed to advance a plan to add 1,230 megawatts of additional wind energy to the regional generating mix. … Continue reading Xcel Energy Gets Approval for New Wind Energy Facilities

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Vestas sells first V120-2.0 MW turbines in North America with 138 MW order from Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy Inc., the U.S.’s leading utility wind provider, has placed the first V120-2.0 MW order in North America for the 138 MW Foxtail wind project in North Dakota. The V120-2.0 MW offers the 2 MW platform’s longest blades and the order marks another step forward in rotor length for the platform that has been … Continue reading Vestas sells first V120-2.0 MW turbines in North America with 138 MW order from Xcel Energy

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People are really excited about the responses to Xcel Energy’s Colorado RFP

At first blush, responses to a utility RFP for new capacity might not be the sort of news that sets the world on fire. But energy wonks are downright ecstatic over the results to Xcel Energy’s recent Colorado solicitation. Xcel received over 400 bids in response to its all-energy-source RFP, and wind power led the … Continue reading People are really excited about the responses to Xcel Energy’s Colorado RFP

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Xcel Energy building 175 new wind turbines

Xcel Energy is adding to its wind power. The utility company is partnering with Wanzek Construction of West Fargo to build a wind farm in Dickey County and another in Iowa with some turbines located in Minnesota. Construction of the Foxtail Wind Farm in Dickey County is planned for 2018. The Freeborn Wind Farm, mainly … Continue reading Xcel Energy building 175 new wind turbines

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Xcel Energy Announces Plans For New South Dakota Wind Farm

Xcel Energy has announced plans to build and own a 300-megawatt wind farm in Grant and Codington counties of northeastern South Dakota. Minneapolis-based Xcel says the Dakota Range I and II project puts the company on pace to be the first U.S. utility to surpass 10,000 megawatts of wind on its system, which it says … Continue reading Xcel Energy Announces Plans For New South Dakota Wind Farm

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American Wind Energy Week celebrates U.S. leadership

Xcel Energy recently announced the nation’s largest multistate investment in wind energy with 11 new wind farms in seven states. Adding 3,380 megawatts of new wind generation will keep customer bills low now and in the future. It is an example of the significant value wind energy provides to customers and communities, as the country … Continue reading American Wind Energy Week celebrates U.S. leadership

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Wind energy saves customers billions while maintaining the grid’s reliability

One of the nation’s leading utilities integrating wind energy onto its system reaffirmed on the second day of WINDPOWER 2017 that wind helps sustain grid reliability while saving its consumers money. Addressing over 7,000 attendees, Xcel Energy’s CEO Ben Fowke recommitted the utility’s investment in wind energy as a low-cost way to help keep the … Continue reading Wind energy saves customers billions while maintaining the grid’s reliability

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Xcel Energy Recognized for Lasting Wind Leadership

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today released its annual market report and recognized Xcel Energy for its sustained commitment and contribution to the wind industry. AWEA named Xcel Energy the nation’s top utility wind energy provider, a position it has held for more than a decade. “We recognized years ago the benefits of operating … Continue reading Xcel Energy Recognized for Lasting Wind Leadership

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Xcel Energy to invest billions in wind energy in Colorado

Xcel Energy Inc. is making a multibillion-dollar investment in wind power across seven states, from Minnesota to New Mexico — and using Colorado-made turbines from Vestas Wind Systems for a large chunk of it. The Minneapolis-based company (NYSE: XEL) is proposing to build or buy power from 11 new wind farms in the seven states … Continue reading Xcel Energy to invest billions in wind energy in Colorado

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Mortenson to Build Largest Single-Phase Wind Energy Project in North America

Mortenson, a leading renewable energy contractor, has been selected to build what will be the largest single-phase wind farm ever built in North America. The 600-megawatt Rush Creek Wind Project, owned and operated by Xcel Energy, will be home to 300 turbines and an 83-mile transmission line near Limon, Colo. „We are pleased to be … Continue reading Mortenson to Build Largest Single-Phase Wind Energy Project in North America

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Wind farm dedicated in northern North Dakota

Officials have dedicated a $250 million wind farm in northern North Dakota that was more than a dozen years in the making. Xcel Energy’s Border Winds Farm north of Rolla has 75 turbines spread across 30 square miles of farmland. It employs 11 people and can produce 150 megawatts of electricity — enough to power … Continue reading Wind farm dedicated in northern North Dakota

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Wind energy in the United States: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm in Colorado

The firm order serves as the PTC Safe Harbor order for the proposed 600 MW Rush Creek project, and will be delivered to Xcel Energy in December 2016. The order follows a conditional agreement to supply up to 300 V110-2.0 MW turbines for Xcel Energy’s 600 MW Rush Creek Wind Project (ref. company announcement No. … Continue reading Wind energy in the United States: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm in Colorado

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Major utility: Cutting carbon with wind, solar “a good business plan”

Beth Soholt is the Executive Director of Wind on the Wires, AWEA’s Midwest regional partner. Wind on the Wires concentrates on the technical aspects of connecting wind farms to the transmission grid, and delivering wind energy to cities and towns in nine states from Illinois to North Dakota.  Xcel Energy recently said it plans to … Continue reading Major utility: Cutting carbon with wind, solar “a good business plan”

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