New & Noteworthy

Massive Wind XI Project Gets The Go-Ahead In Iowa

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Aug 29, 2016

With approval from the Iowa Utilities Board, MidAmerican Energy Co. is moving forward with its Wind XI project, which will add up to 2 GW of wind generation in Iowa. According to the Sierra Club, Wind XI, when placed into [Read More]

MAKE: Policy Clarity Negatively Impacts Long-Term Global Wind Growth

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Aug 25, 2016

Although policy clarity in key wind markets is providing a near-term boost to MAKE‘s global outlook, it is also negatively impacting long-term growth, according to the firm’s Global Wind Power Market Outlook Update for the third quarter. In North America, [Read More]

New Transmission Collaboration To Bring Renewable Energy To Vermont

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Aug 25, 2016

The Vermont Green Line says it has entered into a new partnership with Citizens Energy Corp. to give low-income Vermont residents access to large quantities of renewable energy. By becoming an owner in the Vermont Green Line alongside National Grid, [Read More]

World Energy Forum Calls Global Leaders To Promote Sustainability

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Aug 23, 2016

More than 2,000 world leaders, corporate executives and trade delegates are expected to attend the World Energy Forum 2016 in New York City from Oct. 19-22 featuring sessions on wind power, solar and electricity markets, among other topics. According to [Read More]

EDF EN Canada Sells A 15% Interest In 350 MW Wind Energy Asset

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Aug 23, 2016

EDF EN Canada Inc. says it has divested 15% of its undivided interests in the 350 MW Riviere-du-Moulin Wind Project – the largest wind energy facility in Canada under a single power purchase agreement, the company asserts – and that the [Read More]

Deepwater Wind Eyes Fall For Start Of Commercial Operations

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Aug 22, 2016

Deepwater Wind has completed installation of the five Haliade wind turbines that will power the 30 MW Block Island Wind Farm, located roughly three miles off the coast of Block Island, R.I. The wind farm will now undergo a series [Read More]

‘Rock-Bottom’ Wind Energy Pricing Means Buying Opportunity For Utilities, Corporations

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Aug 22, 2016

Wind energy pricing remains attractive to utility and commercial purchasers, according to an annual report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by the Electricity Markets & Policy Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Prices offered [Read More]

ENERCON Investigates Turbine Collapse

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Aug 22, 2016

ENERCON‘s Canadian division is reporting what it calls an isolated incident that occurred on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at the Point Tupper wind farm, located near Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia. This event led the technical team of ENERCON to launch an [Read More]

John Laing Group Completes First Investment In Offshore Wind

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Aug 19, 2016

John Laing Group plc, an international originator, active investor and manager of infrastructure projects, says it has acquired a 30% stake in a 110.7 MW offshore wind farm project in the German North Sea, just north of the city of Wilhelmshaven. [Read More]

C-bed Vessel Slated For 400 MW Offshore Wind Farm Construction

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Aug 19, 2016

Dutch offshore shipping company C-bed says it intends to deploy its DP2 Walk-2-Work vessel, Wind Innovation, at a 400 MW offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. According to the company, the vessel will play an integral part in the [Read More]