Archive for renewables – Page 7

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]

Vestas Announces 174 MW Iowa Wind Deal

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 29, 2017

Vestas has received a 174 MW order in the U.S. from MidAmerican Energy Co., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, for the Wind XI project in Iowa. As part of Vestas’ June 17, 2016, announcement confirming a conditional, master agreement [Read More]

Wind-Powered Papa John’s Franchisee Adds Solar To Its Mix

Posted by Joseph Bebon on September 28, 2017

Houston Pizza Venture, one of the largest Papa John’s franchisees in the country, will now add solar to its 100% renewable energy purchase as part of a nine-year agreement with TXU Energy. The Houston-based company has been powering its more [Read More]

Siemens Gamesa Wins Its First Order In Pakistan

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 28, 2017

Siemens Gamesa has secured its first order in Pakistan, an engineering, procurement and construction contract for 50 MW of wind turbines. The company, in partnership with Sumec Hardware and Tools, will install 25 G114-2.0 MW wind turbines for independent power [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]