Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Alliant Energy, along with Gov. Terry Branstad, has announced an investment of approximately $1 billion to expand its wind operations in the state. The company’s Iowa utility, Interstate Power and Light Co., is seeking regulatory approval to [Read More]


Duke Energy Renewables says its Renewable Control Center (RCC) now serves more than 3,500 MW of wind and solar energy plants across the U.S. since opening its new location in 2015. Further, the RCC oversees the company’s more than 2,500 MW [Read More]

U.K.-based JDR, a supplier of subsea power cables to the offshore wind industry, has released its new high-voltage, inter-array cable and accessories offering. According to the company, the 66 kV technology has capabilities up to 72.5 kV and will support the [Read More]

Electric service provider Minnesota Power has released the first in a series of requests for proposals (RFPs) as part of the company’s resource evaluation process to further its Energy Forward strategy, which calls for a diversified power supply to meet [Read More]


Force Control Industries says that its Posidyne long coupled C-Face clutch brakes eliminate the damage to keyways and motor shafts that commonly occur in high-cycle (50 to 300 CPM) count applications. The company says that when indexing with a clutch [Read More]

According to an analysis by WindEurope, the European offshore wind industry drew in EUR 14 billion in new investments in the first six months of this year. Seven projects, financing a total of 3.7 GW of new capacity, reached final [Read More]

Matchtech, an engineering recruitment specialist headquartered in the U.K., has secured a 60-month framework agreement with DONG Energy Wind Power A/S. Following a comprehensive tender process, Matchtech has been selected to provide temporary staff to DONG Energy’s Danish locations. The [Read More]

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Projects & Contracts

Renewable energy consultancy SgurrEnergy says it has secured an operations and maintenance (O&M) contract for the Inch Cape Offshore Met Mast off the coast of Angus, Scotland. According to the company, the offshore met mast, installed in 2014, gathers accurate [Read More]

Deepwater Wind will soon embark on the final stage of construction of the Block Island Wind Farm, which remains on schedule to be completed this summer and commissioned this fall. Installation of the turbine towers, blades and nacelles is scheduled [Read More]

Several parties have filed a settlement with the Iowa Utilities Board to move forward MidAmerican Energy’s 2 GW Wind XI project, according to the Iowa Environmental Council and the Environmental Law & Policy Center. Nathaniel Baer, energy program director of [Read More]

Nordex has received an order for 81 AW125/3000 turbines for a wind farm in Texas. The order totals 243 MW and comprises turbines with 125-meter rotors and 87.5-meter tubular steel towers – designed for IEC-2, medium-wind sites, says Nordex, which [Read More]

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