New & Noteworthy – Page 2

Avangrid Emerges Victorious In $9M North Carolina Offshore Wind Sale

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 16, 2017

After 17 rounds, a wind energy area of 122,405 acres offshore Kitty Hawk, N.C., received a bid of $9,066,650 from Avangrid Renewables LLC.

Winter Storm Stella? Not A Problem For The Block Island Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 16, 2017

After winter storm Stella barreled through Rhode Island and the rest of the Northeast earlier this week, Deepwater Wind is reporting an “impressive performance” from the Block Island Wind Farm. All five turbines at the offshore wind farm, situated three [Read More]

CIP Kicks Off Fund For Wind And Other Energy Assets

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 16, 2017

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has initiated the fundraising process for its new fund, Copenhagen Infrastructure III K/S, which will now be open for investor subscription. The primary geographical scope of the fund is northern and western Europe, as well as [Read More]

Geronimo Offers Renewables Purchasing Program With Shorter Contracts

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 15, 2017

Geronimo Energy LLC, a renewables developer based out of Minneapolis, has introduced a new renewable energy purchasing solution, dubbed the Renewable Energy Project Units (REP-Units) program. According to the company, REP-Units are suited for commercial electricity customers who are looking [Read More]

Jaguar Land Rover Commits To 100% Renewables Via EDF Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 15, 2017

Under a new agreement with EDF Energy, Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC, which touts itself as the U.K.’s largest car manufacturer, is buying all of its electricity from renewable sources until March 2020. Jaguar Land Rover says its electricity supply [Read More]

Wind Turbine Goes Down In Snowy Rhode Island

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on March 14, 2017

Strong winds accompanying the snowstorm pummeling the Northeast took down a wind turbine in Narragansett, R.I., today. According to a post on the Narragansett Emergency Management Agency’s Twitter page, the turbine fell in Point Judith during some pretty intense winds: [Read More]

Corporate Purchasers vs. State Mandates: What Will Drive Renewables Demand?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 14, 2017

New market entrants, including corporate purchasers, are now primary drivers of renewable energy demand in the U.S., says a new Moody’s report.

Wind, Solar & Other Groups To Congress: Expand U.S. Electrical Infrastructure

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 14, 2017

A coalition of groups representing a broad spectrum of U.S. manufacturing, construction, energy and environmental workers is calling on Congress to streamline the expansion of U.S. electrical infrastructure, as well as include electric transmission provisions in any proposed infrastructure legislation. [Read More]

Citing ‘Difficult Environment,’ Senvion To Cut 780 Jobs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 13, 2017

Germany-based wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has presented what it calls an “extensive program for the future,” an initiative that will lead to a reduction of approximately 780 jobs. According to Senvion, the initiative will identify excess costs across the entire [Read More]

Gamesa-Siemens Merger Gets Green Light From European Commission

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 13, 2017

The European Commission has officially cleared the acquisition of Gamesa by Siemens. Considering a number of “credible competitors” would remain in both the onshore and the offshore wind markets, the institution has found that the transaction “raises no competitive concerns.” [Read More]