New & Noteworthy – Page 8

How A Penn State Student Landed A Career In The U.S. Wind Biz

Written by David Kubarek on February 07, 2017

It’s as if everything Amanda Berta touches turns to gold. In 2015, the senior majoring in energy engineering in Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) won an NCAA title as part of the Penn State women’s soccer [Read More]

Michigan Utility Launches New Renewables-Purchasing Program

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 07, 2017

Detroit-based utility DTE Energy has announced MIGreenPower, a new program that will allow customers to buy power from Michigan wind and solar farms starting in April. “Until now, customers who wanted to use more renewable energy were limited to installing [Read More]

GE Touts Record Year For Onshore Wind Power

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 07, 2017

It was a very good year: In 2016, GE Renewable Energy secured a record 7 GW of onshore wind orders, representing a 19% increase from 2015. The company previously announced that its onshore wind business booked over $3 billion of [Read More]

URI Undertakes Unique Study On Block Island Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 06, 2017

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has contracted the University of Rhode Island (URI) to document the effects of Deepwater Wind’s Block Island Wind Farm on recreation and tourism in Rhode Island. The two-year project is expected to [Read More]

Super Bowl LI To Be Powered By Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 03, 2017

As the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons battle it out on the field this Sunday in Houston, renewable energy will power Super Bowl LI. NRG Energy Inc. and subsidiary Reliant, a retail electricity provider in Texas, have teamed up [Read More]

North American Wind Growth Helps Drive Strong 2016 For EGP

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 02, 2017

Enel Green Power (EGP), Enel’s global renewable energy division, is touting 2016 as a record-breaking year: The company built an all-time high of 2,018 MW of renewable energy capacity, representing more than twice as much as that of 2015, when [Read More]

Russian Nuclear Corporation Wants In On Wind Power

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 02, 2017

With a goal of developing wind power in Russia, ROSATOM, the country’s national nuclear corporation, has approved a partnership between daughter company OTEK and Dutch wind company Lagerwey. The partners plan to establish a joint venture this year on the [Read More]

How Much Is Weather Risk Affecting Wind Energy Profitability?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 01, 2017

In a new report, renewables underwriter GCube emphasizes the long-term financial impact of wind-speed volatility on portfolio and project revenues.

Group Headed By Siemens And Vestas Develops New Wind Standards

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 01, 2017

The parties of APQP4WIND are getting ready to unveil what they say are new standards to ensure that wind manufacturers and suppliers speak the same language when it comes to quality assurance in the production phase of turbines. Over the [Read More]

Senvion Celebrates 2 GW Of U.K. Wind Power

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 01, 2017

German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has reached 2 GW of installed wind capacity in the U.K. alone. The company’s 1 GW mark was reached back in 2013. Senvion crossed the new milestone with the installation of the first turbine at [Read More]