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Avangrid, Vineyard Wind Partner On Offshore Project

Posted by Amanda Fava on May 09, 2017

Avangrid Renewables and Vineyard Wind have formed a strategic partnership to jointly develop a large-scale offshore wind project, located off the coast of Massachusetts. Avangrid is acquiring a 50% ownership interest in Vineyard Wind, an offshore wind energy developer that [Read More]

Suzlon Renews 399 MW Service Portfolio With EDPR

Posted by Amanda Fava on May 08, 2017

Suzlon Wind Energy Corp. (SWECO) has inked a long-term renewal on a wind energy portfolio that consists of four sites in three U.S. states totaling 399 MW of Suzlon’s S88 turbine technology. According to Suzlon, the operations and maintenance contracts [Read More]

Five Community Relations Tactics For Wind Developers To Protect Their Bottom Line

Contributors
Written by Peter Gray on May 04, 2017

No matter how well you communicate the local benefits of your wind project, it will always be subject to some sort of skepticism.

Global Wind Orders In Second Half: Vestas, Asia Pacific Lead The Pack

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 04, 2017

During the second half of 2016, global wind turbine orders from 11 vendors totaled nearly 15 GW, and leading the pack was Vestas, which reported 6,445.15 MW, according to a new report from Navigant Research. Navigant Research tracked all publicly [Read More]

How Does Canada Stack Up For Global Renewable Energy Generation?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 03, 2017

Though it’s primarily a result of its hydro production, Canada generates a larger share of its electricity from renewable sources than most other developed economies in the world, according to a new report released by the country’s National Energy Board [Read More]

Federally Funded Project Seeks To Deter Eagles From Wind Turbines

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 03, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Technology Office has awarded Oregon State University (OSU) a grant to work on research related to the collision of eagles with wind turbines. Roberto Albertani of the OSU College of Engineering was awarded a [Read More]

Wind And Solar Contribute Over Half Of New U.S. Capacity In Q1

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 03, 2017

Wind and solar power provided more than half of the new electrical generating capacity added to the U.S. grid during the first quarter of the year, says a new report from the SUN DAY Campaign, citing statistics from the Federal [Read More]

Dominion Virginia Power Announces Clean Energy Plans, Emissions Reductions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 02, 2017

Under a new plan proposed by Dominion Virginia Power, the carbon footprint for a typical Dominion customer could shrink by as much as 25% over the next eight years, according to the energy company. The main drivers of this improvement [Read More]

American Wind Industry Boasts Strongest Start In Years

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 02, 2017

The wind turbines installed in the first three months of the year represent nearly 40,000 job years for U.S. workers, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s first-quarter market report.

Avangrid Signs Major Corporate Off-Taker For Montague Wind In Oregon

Lauren Tyler
Written by Lauren Tyler on April 27, 2017

Avangrid Renewables plans to break ground on the first phase of the 404 MW Montague Wind Farm in Oregon this fall, with Apple signing on as a corporate buyer.