Archive for wind-power – Page 5

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]

Navigant Report Examines Competitive Wind Blade Materials Market

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 27, 2017

A new Navigant Research report is predicting the materials market for wind blades to have an estimated global value of $4.57 billion in 2017. In addition, the firm estimates over $37.34 billion in materials could be produced and purchased between [Read More]

U.S. Senators Introduce ‘Advancing Grid Storage Act’

Posted by Joseph Bebon on September 27, 2017

U.S. Sens. Al Franken, D-Minn., and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., members of the Senate Energy Committee, have introduced what they deem a job-creating measure that will help strengthen the country’s energy infrastructure. According to a press release from the senators, the [Read More]

Apex Partners With Xcel For 300 MW Dakota Range Wind Facility

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 27, 2017

Xcel Energy has announced plans to build and own a new 300 MW wind farm in South Dakota, the Dakota Range I and II project, developed by Apex Clean Energy. The Dakota Range I and II project is the first [Read More]

What Could Xcel’s Texas-New Mexico Wind Expansion Do For The Region?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 27, 2017

Xcel Energy’s plans to add more wind power in its Texas-New Mexico service area would boost wind to about 40% of the region’s electricity supply by 2021, according to estimates from the Minneapolis-based energy company. In March, Xcel Energy asked [Read More]