New & Noteworthy – Page 9

Dominion Links Up With DONG Energy To Advance Virginia Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 10, 2017

Dominion Energy has signed a deal with DONG Energy to install two 6 MW turbines for the newly named Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project.

R.I. Council: Block Island Wind Farm Not To Blame For Whale Death

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 10, 2017

In response to the whale carcass recently discovered on a beach in Jamestown, R.I., and the suggestion by local newspapers that the death of the creature may have been caused by the Block Island Wind Farm, the state’s Coastal Resources [Read More]

Minnesota Regulators Green-Light Xcel’s Huge Wind Expansion

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 07, 2017

On Thursday, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved Xcel Energy’s plan for a huge wind energy expansion in the Upper Midwest. Seven new wind farms are slated to be built in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota and [Read More]

California To Host Global Summit In Support Of Paris Agreement

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 07, 2017

In September 2018, the state of California will convene the world’s climate leaders in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit, Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif., has announced. Brown made the announcement Thursday – on the eve of the G20 [Read More]

EU Alleges ‘Incorrect Or Misleading’ Info On GE, LM Wind Merger

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 06, 2017

The European Commission (EC) is alleging that GE breached European Union (EU) merger procedural rules during the company’s acquisition of LM Wind Power earlier this year. According to a press release from the commission, GE has been sent a statement [Read More]

Vestas Announces Half A Gigawatt Of U.S. Wind Orders

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 03, 2017

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order from MidAmerican Energy Co., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, for 170 V110-2.0 MW turbines for the Wind XI project in Iowa. In addition, the Danish turbine manufacturer has announced another 200 [Read More]

Invenergy Files $325M Suit With Polish Energy Company Over Wind Agreements

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 03, 2017

Through its affiliated companies, Invenergy has filed a series of lawsuits against Tauron Polska Energia S.A., one of four major energy companies in Poland, in relation to the termination of wind energy agreements. According to Invenergy, the four suits, seeking [Read More]

Rocky Mountain Power Advances Major Wind, Transmission Plans

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 03, 2017

Salt Lake City-based Rocky Mountain Power is asking regulators in three states to approve an initial plan to significantly expand the amount of wind power serving its customers by 2020. Regulatory filings in Wyoming, Utah and Idaho seek to advance [Read More]

United Wind Teams With Ag Development Firm For Distributed Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 30, 2017

Distributed wind energy developer United Wind Inc. has announced a partnership with AGPROfessionals (AGPRO), a real estate and development firm for the agriculture and food processing industry. Through the partnership, AGPRO will integrate distributed wind in facility development plans, where [Read More]

Electric Grid Study: Are Renewables Under Fire?

Lauren Tyler
Written by Lauren Tyler on June 28, 2017

Keeping the renewables industry at the edge of their seat, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) says Secretary Rick Perry’s controversial and much anticipated study on electricity markets and reliability has been delayed. Originally scheduled for release on June 26, [Read More]