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In response to a recently approved anti-offshore-wind amendment in the Interior and Environment Appropriations bill, Liz Burdock, executive director of the Business Network for Offshore Wind, believes the measure is “highly unlikely” to be signed into law with the bill. [Read More]


Recent Wind Power News

Virginia-based Dominion Energy has issued a request for information (RFI) to identify market participants interested in providing renewable generation purchase options to the company. The RFI supports the energy company’s proposed continuous renewable generation (CRG) rate schedules, recently filed with [Read More]

Vaisala and its project partners have completed what they say is the largest-ever wind measurement campaign, making available 18 months of meteorological data from over 200 devices in the U.S. Northwest. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Wind [Read More]

In an effort to strengthen the reliability of New York’s electric power grid and enable more upstate renewables to connect to the statewide power system, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., has announced plans to rebuild 78 miles of power transmission [Read More]

 

The House version of a landmark 100% clean energy bill rolled out earlier this year has been introduced by U.S. Reps. Jared Polis, D-Colo.; Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz.; Jared Huffman, D-Calif.; and Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash. According to the lawmakers, the “100 [Read More]

To support the integration of offshore wind in the U.K., ABB has won a $30 million order from ScottishPower Renewables to supply two SVC Light Static Compensators (STATCOMs) for smoothing out voltage fluctuations that are an inherent feature of intermittent [Read More]


Citizens of Lincoln County, S.D., have voted to keep in place an ordinance that requires future wind turbines to be built at least half a mile away from homes. Following pleas from advocacy group Farmers and Friends of Wind and [Read More]

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Projects & Contracts

Suzlon Group has won a 50.4 MW order from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia-based Alfanar Energy. The deal represents Alfanar’s first renewable energy project in India and its first contract with Suzlon. Suzlon will supply 24 units of its S111-90m wind turbine [Read More]

On Sunday, Vattenfall and Stadtwerke Munchen’s (SWM) 288 MW Sandbank offshore wind farm was inaugurated. Located 90 kilometers west of Sylt, an island in northern Germany, Sandbank is expected to avoid more than 700,000 metric tons of carbon-dioxide emissions each [Read More]

Siemens Gamesa has inked a Mexican wind turbine order totaling 76 MW from independent developer Fuerza y Energia Limpia de Tizimin. Over the course of this year, the firm will be installing 36 G114-2.1 MW turbines at the Tizimin wind [Read More]

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order from Flat Top Wind I LLC, an indirect subsidiary of Alterra Power Corp., for the 200 MW Flat Top wind project in central Texas. The order, the company’s first with Vestas in [Read More]

Siemens Gamesa has secured its maiden order from DISA, a distributor of energy products in Spain’s Canary Islands, for a 23.1 MW facility on the island of Tenerife. Under a turnkey agreement, the company has been commissioned to install 11 [Read More]

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