Having inked a 10-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for the Rail Splitter Wind Farm, located north of Lincoln, Ill., the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is significantly increasing its renewable energy usage. The PPA was signed between Prairieland Energy Inc., [Read More]


Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has announced the power-to-gas (P2G) hydrogen pipeline injection program it funds at the University of California Irvine has successfully demonstrated the use of excess renewable electricity that would otherwise go to waste. According to the [Read More]

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has released its final environmental impact statement on Power Company of Wyoming LLC’s (PCW) voluntary applications for standard and programmatic eagle take permits, both of which are based upon PCW’s comprehensive conservation plans [Read More]

A lawsuit has been filed against the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in an effort to delay the anticipated lease sale of the New York Wind Energy Area. The Fisheries Survival Fund [Read More]


U.S. Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., have introduced a Senate resolution calling for generating 100% of the electricity consumed in the U.S. from clean and renewable energy resources by 2050. Other senators supporting the resolution include [Read More]

The U.S. electric power industry has been going above and beyond in investing in renewable resources past states’ renewable portfolio standards (RPS) and targets, according to a new report from The Brattle Group. The report says the majority of these [Read More]

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has completed the first two phases of what it calls the world’s largest digital aerial survey of offshore wildlife. The survey took place in a 16,000-square-mile area off the Long [Read More]

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Projects & Contracts

Having entered the Brazilian market six years ago, Gamesa has now installed 1,000 wind turbines in the country. Gamesa reached the milestone when the Campo dos Ventos and Sao Benedito wind complexes, operated by CPFL Renovaveis, were recently commissioned. In [Read More]

Boralex Inc. has entered into binding agreements with Enercon Canada Inc. to acquire all of Enercon’s economic interest in the 230 MW Niagara Region Wind Farm (NRWF) for a total cash consideration of C$238.5 million. Extending across the Regional Municipality [Read More]

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional wind turbine order totaling 101 MW for an undisclosed U.S. customer. The contract includes V126-3.45 MW and V117-3.45 MW turbines with a power optimized mode to 3.6 MW. Vestas says the order adds [Read More]

E.ON has placed a new turbine order with the Nordex Group for a 228 MW wind project in Texas. Nordex will be installing 76 AW125/3000 turbines at the Bruenning’s Breeze Wind Farm. Nordex says the IEC-2b turbine, which has a [Read More]

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