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Acciona Energía reaches a new technological milestone by providing 2,000 MW of wind power for grid balance services

ACCIONA Energía now allocates two thousand megawatts (MW) of wind power capacity to provide adjustment services to the electric power system in Spain. This represents a new technological milestone in terms of the full participation of renewable energy sources in the system and their ability to attain high levels of penetration in it. The accreditation, … Continue reading Acciona Energía reaches a new technological milestone by providing 2,000 MW of wind power for grid balance services

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Wind energy in Honduras: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

The firm and unconditional orders total 59 MW of V117-3.45 MW turbines and are Vestas’ first in Honduras. Both orders are Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts that include the supply and installation of the wind turbines as well as the electrical and civil works, substation, and access roads. Additionally, a 15-year full-scope service agreement … Continue reading Wind energy in Honduras: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Plan to boost wind energy generation in New Mexico

Energy developers are tapping into New Mexico’s billowing wind energy potential, with plans to double installed generating capacity from wind farms throughout the state’s gusty eastern plains in the next few years. Generous federal subsidies and major improvements in wind technology have combined to make wind-generated electricity a low-cost option today for utilities and corporations … Continue reading Plan to boost wind energy generation in New Mexico

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Wind energy in Kansas

Two wind farms in central Kansas are now online and supplying electricity to Westar Energy. The wind farms came online within the last two weeks, even though a civil lawsuit seeking an injunction against one of them is still pending, the Hutchinson News reported. Westar Energy said the 120-turbine Kingman and 121-turbine Ninnescah Wind Energy … Continue reading Wind energy in Kansas

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How and why the Fortune 500 buy wind energy

More and more Fortune 500 companies are emerging as major customers of American clean energy and, according to a new report released from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today, we now know what, where and how they are buying.   “In recent years Fortune 500 companies have led an intense search for the best … Continue reading How and why the Fortune 500 buy wind energy

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Why are Fortune 500 companies buying wind power?

As you’re frantically trying to carve out time for holiday shopping like I am, wind power is far from your thoughts – but it’s almost certainly on your list. More than ever, wind is powering the products and services that help Americans make memories and spread holiday cheer. Uploading thousands of family/cat photos to Google … Continue reading Why are Fortune 500 companies buying wind power?

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Help keep wind power growing

I recently met Derrick, who told me he learned about the wind turbine technician profession via the reality television show, “Turbine Cowboys.” A year ago, when his wife wanted to move closer to her relatives, it meant Derrick faced the challenge of finding a well-paying job to support his family in a small, rural town. … Continue reading Help keep wind power growing

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Wind energy is better for birds in the long run

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been criticized for granting 30-year wind farm permits that could lead to the deaths of thousands of eagles. Although the National Audubon Society is among the organizations objecting to the length of these permits, it may surprise some to know that Audubon “strongly supports properly sited wind power” … Continue reading Wind energy is better for birds in the long run

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What stuck out to you about wind energy this year?

As we close the book on 2016, let’s take stock of where wind power stands and reflect on some of the year’s biggest trends. Here’s what really stuck out to us here at AWEA: Wind turbine technician became by far America’s fastest growing job. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the occupation will grow by … Continue reading What stuck out to you about wind energy this year?

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MidAmerican Energy orders 77 V110-2.0 MW turbines as part of the 2,000 MW Wind XI project in Iowa

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order from MidAmerican Energy Company (MidAmerican), a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, for 154 MW of V110-2.0 MW turbines. The turbines will be manufactured at Vestas’ Colorado factories with expected delivery in 2017. The order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a five-year … Continue reading MidAmerican Energy orders 77 V110-2.0 MW turbines as part of the 2,000 MW Wind XI project in Iowa

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Wind power in Jordan: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Korean Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) has via Fujeij Wind Power Company placed a firm and unconditional order for 27 V126-3.3 MW wind turbines to build the Fujeij wind farm in Al Shobak, Governorate of Ma’an, Jordan. In addition to turbine installation and a 20-year full-scope Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service agreement, the Engineering, Procurement … Continue reading Wind power in Jordan: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Nordex receives two new wind power orders in the US

The Nordex Group has signed two new contracts for PTC qualifying components corresponding to a value of nearly EUR 62 million (USD 65 million).  The manufacturer has secured one order from an IPP based in the US, which is featuring Safe Harbor components for wind turbines of the Delta platform. The second order was placed … Continue reading Nordex receives two new wind power orders in the US

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Southern Company subsidiary acquires two wind energy projects in Texas

Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power today announced the acquisition of two wind facilities in Texas – the 174-megawatt (MW) Salt Fork Wind Facility and the 126-MW Tyler Bluff Wind Facility – from EDF Renewable Energy. With these acquisitions, Southern Power owns more than 1,000 MW of wind power, growing its wholesale renewable portfolio to more … Continue reading Southern Company subsidiary acquires two wind energy projects in Texas

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Vestas receives first repowering order in the United States

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for its first repowering project in the United States. The order includes 29 MW of V110-2.0 MW turbine components that enable future repowering efforts within the customer’s operating wind project portfolio. The turbine components will be manufactured at Vestas’ Colorado factories and will be delivered beginning in … Continue reading Vestas receives first repowering order in the United States

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Wind farm workers who can also save lives

Paramedics who double as technicians are set to be introduced to offshore wind farms in an initiative backed by an innovation funding pot. Experienced life-savers are being trained for operational duties on remote turbines so they can carry out a combined maintenance and medical role. The pioneering concept is being brought to the emerging wind … Continue reading Wind farm workers who can also save lives

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