New & Noteworthy

Tradewind’s Rattlesnake Creek Wind To Power Facebook Data Center

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 23, 2017

Kansas-based Tradewind Energy is partnering with Facebook and the Omaha Public Power District in Nebraska on the Rattlesnake Creek Wind Project in Dixon County, Neb. Once operational, the 320 MW wind farm will provide clean energy to Facebook’s Papillion, Neb., [Read More]

CAISO Touts Strong Q3 For Western Energy Imbalance Market

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 20, 2017

The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) says benefits from the western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) “remained strong” during the third quarter of 2017 (Q3’17). The grid operator has released its Q3’17 report showing that the western EIM produced benefits of [Read More]

Aqualis Offshore Snags Deals For New Jersey, Massachusetts Projects

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 20, 2017

London-headquartered Aqualis Offshore Ltd., a sister company of Offshore Wind Consultants Ltd. (OWC), has been awarded a contract by Ørsted (formerly DONG Energy) to provide geotechnical site investigation supervision services at Ørsted’s Ocean Wind wind farm off the coast of [Read More]

Virginia And London Companies Link Up For U.S. Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 19, 2017

London-based BVG Associates (BVGA) and Virginia-based Renewable Energy Resources International have announced a new partnership dedicated to advancing U.S. offshore wind. Andy Geissbuehler, managing partner with Renewable Energy Resources International, has been selected to lead BVGA’s U.S. offshore wind business. [Read More]

Amazon Wind Farm Texas Now Operational In Scurry County

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 19, 2017

Amazon Wind Farm Texas is now up and running near Snyder, Texas. Built, owned and operated by Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE), the 253 MW facility is made up of 110 GE turbines capable of adding more than 1,000 GWh of [Read More]

TerraForm Power Yieldco Officially Merges With Brookfield

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 17, 2017

Renewables yieldco TerraForm Power (TERP) has completed a divorce from its former sponsor, SunEdison, after closing the previously announced merger and sponsorship deal with Canada-based Brookfield Asset Management. Brookfield, together with its institutional partners, is now TERP’s new sponsor and [Read More]

DOE Funds Six Distributed Wind Projects Across The U.S.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 17, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has announced six new contracts, totaling $1.49 million, awarded under the agency’s Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP). Since 2013, the CIP has awarded 22 competitively selected, cost-shared contracts [Read More]

Two Coal Plants Closing In Central Texas; Will Wind Overtake Coal In The State?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 17, 2017

According to research from the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin, wind energy capacity could soon exceed coal capacity in Texas.

BOEM, Avangrid Finalize North Carolina Offshore Wind Lease

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 16, 2017

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has finalized a lease with Avangrid Renewables for a 122,405-acre wind area offshore North Carolina. In March, Avangrid placed a winning bid of $9,066,650 for the Kitty Hawk [Read More]

Invenergy Claims $700M In Damages Over Polish Wind Contracts

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 16, 2017

Invenergy LLC, along with other international companies forming the energy conglomerate, has submitted a letter to senior Polish government officials, including its president and prime minister, alleging unlawful and coordinated acts “tantamount to an expropriation” that have destroyed the financial [Read More]