New & Noteworthy

Vaisala Helps Xcel Meet 600 MW Rush Creek PTC Deadline

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 26, 2016

Renewable energy consulting services firm Vaisala has partnered with Xcel Energy to provide due diligence services for the 600 MW Rush Creek Wind Farm. Once completed, the wind farm will be the largest in Colorado, says Vaisala. The project will [Read More]

EGP-NA Notches 1 GW Of Oklahoma Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 23, 2016

By the end of this year, Enel Green Power North America (EGP-NA), part of Enel Green Power, will have installed 1 GW of wind power in Oklahoma. EGP-NA’s seventh and eighth wind projects in the state, the Drift Sand wind [Read More]

DONG Energy Plans Huge U.K. Offshore Wind O&M Hub

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 22, 2016

DONG Energy has announced plans for a new renewables investment in Grimsby to create the U.K.’s largest offshore wind operations and maintenance (O&M) hub. Subject to planning approval, the new facility will be developed in the town’s Royal Dock and will [Read More]

Petrofac, Statoil Training Contract Supports Offshore Wind Projects’ Staff

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 22, 2016

Petrofac Training Services says it will provide training and emergency response services to Statoil Ltd. in support of the latter’s U.K. operations. As per the five-year contract, Petrofac Training Services is appointed Statoil’s preferred supplier and will provide a wide [Read More]

Xcel Energy Announces REC Program For Minnesota Government

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 21, 2016

Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy is partnering with the state of Minnesota in an effort to ensure 33% of the State Capitol Complex’s energy comes from renewables. The initiative, part of Xcel’s new Renewable*Connect Government Pilot Program, was announced today by Lt. Gov. [Read More]

World Energy Council Explains ‘How To Get It Right’ With Renewables Integration

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 21, 2016

Renewables, including hydro, now account for over 30% of the total global installed power generation capacity and 23% of total global electricity production, according to a new report by the World Energy Council. In the past 10 years, the report [Read More]

SunEdison Yieldcos Mull ‘Strategic Alternatives’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 21, 2016

Both of bankrupt renewables company SunEdison’s yieldcos, TerraForm Power and TerraForm Global, are considering mergers or sales of their entire businesses. Although the yieldcos were not part of their sponsor’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, SunEdison’s financial woes have weighed heavily [Read More]

Deepwater Wind Setting Up Shop In Massachusetts

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 21, 2016

In an effort to spur its planned offshore wind project off the Massachusetts coast, Deepwater Wind is opening a new development office in downtown New Bedford, Mass. The opening of the new office comes as Providence, R.I.-headquartered Deepwater Wind accelerates [Read More]

Most Americans Say Next President Should Prioritize Renewables Adoption

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 20, 2016

More than three-quarters (78%) of Americans believe the winner of the presidential race should prioritize the faster adoption of renewable energy, according to the seventh annual Sense & Sustainability Study released by G&S Business Communications (G&S). G&S, a global business [Read More]

Wind Turbine Maintenance Specialist Acquires Shares Of OutSmart

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 20, 2016

Deutsche Windtechnik, an independent specialist in maintenance for wind turbines, and the Dutch-German group OutSmart, which focuses on offshore operations management and management services, say they are now joining forces: Deutsche Windtechnik has acquired 70% of OutSmart’s shares. By merging [Read More]