Archive for wind-energy

Washington City Operations To Be Powered Entirely By Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 21, 2017

The City of Mercer Island, Wash., has announced a commitment to run exclusively on wind power starting in 2019. Mercer Island plans to buy 20 years of wind power to replace its current mix of electricity for its city operations. Currently, [Read More]

Enel’s 400 MW Cimarron Bend Wind Farm Powers Up In Kansas

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 31, 2017

Enel Green Power North America Inc. (EGPNA), a subsidiary of Italy-based Enel S.p.A., has officially brought online the second and final half of its 400 MW Cimarron Bend wind farm, located in Clark County, Kan. The power from Cimarron Bend [Read More]

Iowa Group Underscores Low Power Prices For The Wind-Rich State

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 31, 2017

Iowa produces more electricity from wind per capita than any other state, but importantly, according to new findings from the Iowa Policy Project (IPP), the state’s leadership in wind production has not come at a great expense to ratepayers. “This [Read More]

DONG Energy Invests In Taiwan’s Offshore Wind Market

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 26, 2017

DONG Energy has signed an agreement to acquire a 35% ownership interest in Taiwanese offshore wind project Formosa I from local developer Swancor Renewable. The new owners of Formosa I are DONG Energy (35%), Macquarie Capital (50%) and Swancor Industries [Read More]

NextEra Secures PPA For GE-Powered Midwest Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 10, 2017

Great River Energy, a nonprofit electric cooperative based in Minnesota, recently signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with an affiliate of NextEra Energy Resources LLC for a new 300 MW wind project to be built in south-central North Dakota. Construction [Read More]

DOE: More Transmission Equals A Lot More U.S. Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 10, 2017

Building more electricity transmission could significantly reduce the costs of expanding wind power to supply 35% of the country’s electricity by 2050, according to a new National Renewable Energy Laboratory analysis.

Southern Cross Transmission To Deliver Wind, Produce Billions Of Dollars

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 21, 2016

The proposed Southern Cross Transmission project would provide significant economic benefits to the project’s areas within Louisiana and Mississippi, according to Pattern Development, citing a study conducted by Moss Adams LLP. The Southern Cross Transmission project is a 500 kV, [Read More]

CanWEA Presents The Lowdown On This Year’s Calgary Show

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 18, 2016

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), along with partner Hannover Fairs, has announced that its 32nd annual conference and exhibition – held Nov. 1-3 in Calgary, Alberta – attracted 1,676 registrants and hosted 126 international exhibitors. Covering 23,200 square feet [Read More]

Renewables, Natural Gas To Come Out On Top In World’s Energy Race

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 16, 2016

As a result of major transformations in the global energy system that take place over the next decades, renewables and natural gas are the big winners in the race to meet energy demand growth until 2040, according to the latest [Read More]

Microsoft Makes Its Biggest-Ever Wind Power Purchase

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 14, 2016

Microsoft Corp. has announced its largest purchase of wind energy to date: Under two new agreements, the global tech giant is adding on 237 MW of wind to its portfolio. Microsoft has contracted with Allianz Risk Transfer (ART) to fix [Read More]