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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]

RFQ: Saudi Arabia Seeks 400 MW Of Wind Power

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 18, 2017

The Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources has issued a request for qualification (RFQ) for 400 MW of wind power in Dumat Al Jandal, located in the Al Jouf region [Read More]

Federal Court Decision Affirms States’ Authority On Renewables Policy

Written by Miles Farmer on July 17, 2017

The case is important because it demonstrates that states have strong tools to dictate their energy mix (including advancing renewable energy) without violating the Constitution or federal energy laws.

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.

South Dakota Farmers, Wind Advocates Band Together Against Turbine Ordinance

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 13, 2017

Farmers and wind energy advocates in South Dakota are coming together to urge citizens of Lincoln County to vote no on an ordinance that requires future wind turbines to be built at least half a mile away from homes. Calling [Read More]

100% Renewables Bill Takes Another Step Forward In California

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 13, 2017

With the approval of S.B.100 by the California Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee, the Golden State has taken a step closer to establishing a 100% clean energy goal. The bill, which has already been approved by the Senate, was passed [Read More]