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New York To BOEM: Here’s Where We Can Build Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 02, 2017

New York State has asked the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to consider identifying and leasing at least four new Wind Energy Areas off New York’s Atlantic Coast. Each would be capable of accommodating at least 800 MW of [Read More]

Groups Denounce Perry’s FERC Request On Grid ‘Threats’ – A Bailout Of Coal, Nuclear?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 02, 2017

Not long after the release of the agency’s grid reliability study, Rick Perry, secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has formally proposed that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) take “swift action to address threats to U.S. electrical [Read More]

DONG Energy Changing Name, Brand To Reflect Clean Energy Focus

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 02, 2017

Following its strategic transformation from “black to green energy,” the recent divestment of its upstream oil and gas production, and its continued focus on offshore wind, DONG Energy is changing its name.

PacifiCorp Issues RFP For Major Wind Expansion

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 29, 2017

The new wind is part of PacifiCorp’s Energy Vision 2020 initiative, which will also repower the company’s existing wind fleet and build a 140-mile, high-voltage transmission line in Wyoming.

Delaware Governor Names Who’s Who In Offshore Wind Working Group

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 29, 2017

Gov. John Carney, D-Del., has announced appointments to the Delaware Offshore Wind Working Group, which was established last month by Executive Order 13 to study the potential benefits of offshore wind for the state. “Finding ways to participate in the [Read More]

Sierra Club Pushes For Wis. Utility Wind Farm But Argues More Is Needed

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 29, 2017

Yesterday, the Wisconsin Public Service Commission held a hearing to get public input on an Iowa wind development proposed by Madison Gas & Electric (MGE). According to details released by the Sierra Club, which was in attendance, the environmental group [Read More]

Duke Energy Cutting Wind O&M Costs Through Digitalization

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 28, 2017

Looking to reduce the cost of maintaining its wind turbines, Duke Energy Renewables has been working with Sentient Science on a digitalization strategy. Duke Energy Renewables owns or manages 4 GW of wind assets and has realized tremendous savings by [Read More]

Here’s How Wind Could Bring Major Economic Benefits To Alberta

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 28, 2017

If wind energy were to meet 90% of the Alberta government’s commitment to add 5 GW of new renewable energy capacity by 2030, there would be an estimated C$8.3 billion of investment in new wind projects in the province. That [Read More]

DNV GL Rolls Out New ‘WindFarmer: Analyst’ Software

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 28, 2017

DNV GL has launched WindFarmer: Analyst, a new software tool designed to streamline wind farm energy assessments. According to DNV GL, the software provides an intuitive, step-by-step approach to calculating the potential energy yield of a wind project. A significant [Read More]

MidAmerican, GE To Repower Hundreds Of Iowa Wind Turbines

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 27, 2017

With recent approval from the Iowa Utilities Board, MidAmerican Energy Co. is upgrading hundreds of its older wind turbines in the state. The equipment upgrades will move MidAmerican Energy closer to its vision of providing renewable energy equal to 100% [Read More]