New & Noteworthy

Renewables-Focused DONG Energy Finds Buyer For O&G Unit

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 25, 2017

Last year, Denmark-based energy group DONG Energy announced its intention to stray away from its oil and gas (O&G) business and focus more on renewable energy. Now, the company has found a buyer for its upstream O&G unit. DONG Energy [Read More]

Merged Firms Officially Establish ArcVera Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 25, 2017

The combined company of V-Bar LLC and Chinook Wind LLC has officially commenced operations as ArcVera Renewables. The two announced their agreement to merge on April 17. The Golden, Colo.-based company is now providing consulting and technical services for wind [Read More]

A Rundown Of AWEA’s WINDPOWER 2017

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 25, 2017

“Wind power has grown to be America’s largest source of renewable capacity because we’ve delivered on our promises,” remarked AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan at this week’s show in Anaheim, Calif.

PJM Capacity Auction Procures Half A Gigawatt Of Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 25, 2017

During its annual capacity auction, regional transmission organization PJM Interconnection recently procured 165,109 MW of resources for the period of June 1, 2020, to May 31, 2021. This included 504.3 MW of wind resources and 119 MW of solar resources. [Read More]

Kansas Regulators Deny Petition For Reconsideration Of Westar, Great Plains Merger

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 25, 2017

The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) has denied the petition for reconsideration filed jointly by Great Plains Energy Inc. and Westar Energy Inc. regarding the KCC’s April 19 order denying approval of Great Plains’ acquisition of Westar. Great Plains Energy and [Read More]

IRENA: Nearly 10 Million Employed In Renewables Sector In 2016

Posted by Lauren Tyler on May 24, 2017

More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017, released at IRENA’s 13th Council meeting, [Read More]

GE Chosen To Provide Cybersecurity For Invenergy Fleet

Posted by Amanda Fava on May 24, 2017

GE Renewable Energy says it has inked a cybersecurity agreement with clean energy provider Invenergy not only to secure Invenergy’s wind turbine fleet, but also to secure a framework to add more turbines to its network in the future. According [Read More]

GE Marks Milestones For Repowering Wind, Investing In Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 23, 2017

GE Energy Financial Services, a business unit of GE, has surpassed $15 billion in renewable energy investments across wind, solar and other renewable energy projects globally. Additionally, GE Renewable Energy has repowered a total of 300 wind turbines – representing the [Read More]

Wind Intelligence Firm MAKE Scooped Up By Verisk Analytics

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 22, 2017

MAKE, a research and advisory business for renewable energy, has been acquired by Verisk Analytics, a Jersey City, N.J.-based data analytics provider. MAKE, which specializes in wind power intelligence, will become part of Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk Analytics business focused [Read More]

United Wind Teams With Ag Consulting Firm For Distributed Wind Solutions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 22, 2017

Distributed wind company United Wind Inc. has announced a partnership with an accounting and consulting firm for the food and agriculture industry. Under the partnership, United Wind will analyze and customize WindLease solutions for selected clients across the U.S.