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Federal Decision Moves TransWest Transmission Project Forward

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 17, 2017

TransWest says its 730-mile HVDC line would add 3 GW of transmission capacity to connect the Desert Southwest and Rocky Mountain regions and access more renewable energy resources, including wind power.

Wind/Hydro Transmission Line Switches Hands In New England

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 17, 2017

National Grid, Anbaric and Citizens Energy – co-developers of the proposed Vermont Green Line (VGL) – have announced the conversion of National Grid’s and Citizens’ development loans to an equity investment in the project. Now, National Grid will assume primary [Read More]

Xcel Green-Lighted For Renewable*Connect Initiative In Minnesota

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 17, 2017

Minnesota’s Public Utilities Commission has voted to approve a pilot program that will offer Minnesotans a flexible way to tap into wind and solar power, Xcel Energy has announced. Dubbed Renewable*Connect, Xcel’s new program will allow customers to subscribe to [Read More]

Siemens Wins Certification For New 8 MW Platform

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 17, 2017

Siemens’ new 8 MW offshore wind turbine, the SWT-8.0-154, has been awarded a prototype certificate from DNV GL. According to DNV GL, the certification confirms all relevant safety features on the turbine according to IEC 61400-22 and Danish executive order [Read More]

IRENA: Global Renewables Making Headway By ‘Nearly Every Measure’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 16, 2017

Falling costs, driven by innovation in technology and policy, are spurring renewable energy deployment and bringing forward myriad socioeconomic benefits globally, according to a new report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). “Renewables are gaining ground by nearly [Read More]

LM Wind Power Installs Blades On Goldwind’s New 3 MW Platform

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 16, 2017

LM Wind Power’s newly developed 66.9-meter blades for Goldwind’s 3 MW wind turbine platform, the GW3S, have successfully been installed on the first prototype turbine. According to the company, the installation took place less than six months from the project’s [Read More]

‘Wind For Industry’ Company Grabs $80M From Prudential

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 16, 2017

One Energy Enterprises LLC, a Findlay, Ohio-based provider of Wind for Industry solutions for large electricity consumers, has secured $80 million in financing from Prudential Capital Group. Prudential Capital Group is the private placement arm of PGIM, the global investment [Read More]

Deutsche WindGuard Approved For Global Testing Labs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 16, 2017

Deutsche WindGuard Consulting and Deutsche WindGuard Wind Tunnel Services – part of Deutsche WindGuard GmbH – have been approved as testing laboratories for the power performance and anemometer calibration competence areas within the “IEC System for Certification to Standards Relating [Read More]

How Did 2016 Fare For U.S. Energy Employment?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 13, 2017

Changes in America’s energy profile are affecting national employment in key sectors of the economy, explains a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In particular, wind and solar added 25,000 and 73,000 new jobs, respectively, last year, [Read More]

Centrica No Longer An Owner Of Wind Assets

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 13, 2017

In a deal representing the company’s departure from owning wind assets, U.K. energy company Centrica has agreed to sell its 50% interest in the Lincs wind farm. Lincs is a 270 MW offshore wind farm located off the coast of [Read More]