New & Noteworthy – Page 8

Xcel Program Powers Minneapolis Facilities With Wind And Solar

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 18, 2017

The City of Minneapolis and Xcel Energy have a new agreement under which the city will purchase 17.8 million kWh of solar and wind energy annually. Of this total, 14 million kWh will be used for the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Wind Energy Proves To Be Good Fit On New York Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 18, 2017

A farm owner in New York State is touting the advantages of the two Northern Power wind turbines powering his Sonshine Acres Farm. Vermont-based Northern Power Systems Corp., a provider of wind turbine technology, says it has seen a surge [Read More]

Suzlon Closing Brazilian Subsidiary Due To ‘Multiple Factors’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 17, 2017

Suzlon Energy Ltd. is filing voluntary liquidation of its Brazilian subsidiary, Suzlon Energia Eelica do Brasil Ltda. (SEOB), which has been doing business in Brazil since 2006. Suzlon says it has carefully considered all options but is shuttering the facility [Read More]

Berkshire Hathaway Energy To Buy Texas Grid Company Oncor

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 14, 2017

Iowa-based Berkshire Hathaway Energy (BHE), a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., has executed a definitive merger agreement with bankrupt Energy Future Holdings Corp. (EFH). In turn, by acquiring reorganized EFH, BHE will acquire EFH’s Oncor, a regulated electric [Read More]

Iowa Researchers Examine How To Move Wind Across Major U.S. Power Grids

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 14, 2017

As part of a $220 million grid modernization initiative announced in January by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Iowa State University’s (ISU) James McCalley is working with researchers from national laboratories and the utility industry to study ways to [Read More]

New Legislation Lights Up North Dakota Wind Farms

Lauren Tyler
Written by Lauren Tyler on July 13, 2017

North Dakota H.B.1378 has been officially signed into law, offering a more technology-agnostic approach to wind farms’ lighting mitigation solutions.

Pattern Energy Helps Educators Attend Wind Power Teacher Training

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 13, 2017

Pattern Energy Group Inc. is helping five educators and renewable energy advocates attend REcharge Labs’ weeklong teacher training at Colorado State University (CSU) next week. Every year, REcharge Labs, a creator of hands-on renewable energy activities, kits and comprehensive teacher [Read More]

Siemens, DONG Energy Sell Offshore Wind Services Biz

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 12, 2017

A2SEA, an offshore wind service and installation company owned by DONG Energy and Siemens, is being sold to Belgium-based GeoSea. A2SEA, which will continue to operate out of Denmark, has been owned by DONG Energy and Siemens since 2009, when [Read More]

Introducing Fluence, An Energy Storage JV From Siemens And AES

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 11, 2017

Dubbed Fluence, the 50/50 joint venture between Siemens and AES will be headquartered in the Washington, D.C., area.

100 Global Corporations Now Committed To 100% Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 11, 2017

With the new additions of AkzoNobel N.V., AXA, Burberry and the Carlsberg Group, The Climate Group’s RE100 initiative – representing large businesses transitioning to 100% renewable energy globally – has reached a 100-member milestone. According to The Climate Group, RE100 [Read More]