New & Noteworthy

Cherokee Nation On Board For Future Oklahoma Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 21, 2016

The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council has approved the leasing of more than 4,000 acres of tribal trust land in Oklahoma to wind farm developer PNE Wind. Cherokee Nation – the federally recognized government of the Cherokee people – says the [Read More]

Market4RES Report Calls For More Large-Scale Integration Of Renewables

Posted by Lauren Tyler on October 20, 2016

Europe can integrate a larger share of renewables into the power system, provided policymakers take significant steps to overhaul electricity markets, according to the Market4RES study, a European Union-funded project. The Market4RES study claims that more flexible electricity markets would significantly [Read More]

Suzlon Inaugurates Newest Blade Manufacturing Facility

Posted by Amanda Fava on October 20, 2016

Global renewable energy solutions provider Suzlon has officially opened its newest aerodynamic technology rotor blade manufacturing facility in the city of Badnawar, in the Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh, India. The inauguration was conducted by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of [Read More]

Gamesa Brings Turbine Production Program To 28 Wind Farms

Posted by Lauren Tyler on October 20, 2016

Gamesa says it has concluded implementation of its turbine production-boosting Energy Thrust program for a French utility at 28 wind farms located in Spain, Portugal, France and Poland. The company says this upgrade suite, which boosts average turbine output by [Read More]

New Collaboration To Support Energy Transition In Magdalen Islands

Posted by Lauren Tyler on October 20, 2016

The TechnoCentre eolien (TCE) and the Centre de recherche sur les milieux insulaires et maritimes (CERMIM) are signing a collaboration agreement in order to support the energy transition underway in the Magdalen Islands and to possibly integrate renewable energies into microgrids. In [Read More]

Crane Accident Causes Rotor Collapse At NextEra Wind Farm

Written by Betsy Lillian on October 19, 2016

Despite the incident, NextEra expects the 200 MW Osborn Wind Energy Center, under construction in Missouri, to be completed on schedule.

GWEC: Wind Could Supply A Big Chunk Of Global Power By 2030

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 19, 2016

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released its biennial Global Wind Energy Outlook, outlining scenarios in which wind could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030. The report also looks at four scenarios exploring the future of the wind [Read More]

Report: The Impacts Of Iowa’s Thriving Wind Industry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 19, 2016

A new report detailing the benefits of wind energy for Iowa consumers – both corporate and residential – shows that adding 10 GW of wind over the next 25 years could save state ratepayers $12.6 billion. In addition, the average [Read More]

U.S. EPA Crowns This Year’s ‘Green Power’ Leaders

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 19, 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its 16th annual Green Power Leadership Awards, which honor 16 Green Power Partners across the country – including Apple, Goldman Sachs and SUNY Buffalo – for achievements in advancing the nation’s renewable energy [Read More]

Intervention Deadline Set For Westar, Great Plains Energy Merger

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 19, 2016

Great Plains Energy Inc. (GPE), Kansas City Power & Light Co. (KCP&L) and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Co. have filed a joint application with the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) seeking a limited variance regarding certain affiliate transactions that would [Read More]