Archive for wind-energy

Energy Department Hit With Lawsuit Over Grid Study

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 15, 2017

The Sierra Club has launched a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the agency’s repeated delays in providing information on Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s ongoing grid study. The group says it filed the lawsuit Monday after the DOE [Read More]

Brouillette Sworn In As DOE Deputy Secretary After Strong Senate Support

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 09, 2017

Dan Brouillette, a former executive at Ford and USAA, has been sworn in as the deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). According to the agency, Brouillette has three decades of experience in both the public and private [Read More]

Midwest Power Company Signs PPA For Invenergy Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 03, 2017

WPPI Energy, a nonprofit power company serving locally owned electric utilities in Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and Iowa, has entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) for Invenergy’s Bishop Hill III Wind Energy Center. The 132 MW facility is scheduled to [Read More]

Vestas Picked For Cactus Flats Wind Farm In Texas

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 03, 2017

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order from Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Co., for the Cactus Flats wind farm in Texas. The 148 MW order comprises supply and commissioning of 43 V126-3.45 MW turbines and a 20-year [Read More]

Invenergy Announces Project Bonds For Latin American Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 03, 2017

Invenergy’s 70 MW Campo Palomas wind project, located in the Salto Department of Uruguay, has issued investment-grade-rated project bonds for approximately $135.8 million in the U.S. Private Placement Market. The proceeds of the project bond issuance will be used to [Read More]

Patent Wars Flare Again: GE Tags Vestas For ZVRT In U.S.

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Written by Philip Totaro on August 02, 2017

In a new complaint filed in U.S. District Court, GE lists a number of U.S. wind farms comprising Vestas turbines that potentially infringe a zero-voltage ride through patent.

U.S. Senators Propose Bipartisan Bill For Offshore Wind Tax Credits

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 02, 2017

U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Tom Carper, D-Del., have introduced a bill that would create an investment tax credit (ITC) redeemable for the first 3 GW of offshore wind facilities placed into service in the U.S. According to the [Read More]

Deepwater Wind Reveals Plans For Biggest Offshore Wind, Energy Storage Combo

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 01, 2017

According to CEO Jeffrey Grybowski, Revolution Wind, proposed off the coast of Massachusetts, would be the “largest combined offshore wind and energy storage project in the world.”

LEEDCo Moving Forward With Ohio Offshore Demo Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 31, 2017

Representing a major step forward for the proposed offshore demonstration project, the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) has found that Icebreaker Windpower Inc.’s application for a permit to construct North America’s first freshwater offshore wind project is now in compliance [Read More]

Acciona Energy Appoints North American CEO

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 31, 2017

Acciona Energy has named Rafael Esteban its new CEO for North America. He replaces Ilya Hartmann, who has served as CEO since 2012 and is moving to a new leadership position in the renewable energy industry. As CEO of Acciona [Read More]