Archive for wind – Page 6

NextEra Investigates Fire At Iowa Wind Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 09, 2017

A fire broke out on a turbine earlier this week at NextEra Energy Resources’ Endeavor Wind Energy Center in Osceola County, Iowa. NextEra spokesperson Bryan Garner tells North American Windpower that the fire occurred inside a 2.5 MW Clipper turbine, [Read More]

U.S. Trade and Development Agency Funds Zambia Wind Power

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 09, 2017

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has approved grant funding for Access Power’s 130 MW wind power project in Zambia. Access Power, which develops, owns and operates renewable energy projects in emerging countries, says the USTDA grant will go [Read More]

LM Wind Power Completes Turbine Blade Testing For Hitachi

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 09, 2017

LM Wind Power has completed installation and testing of a 66.5-meter wind turbine blade, ordered by Hitachi Ltd., for an offshore application. LM Wind Power and Hitachi commenced installation of the blade in 2016 with a goal of optimizing Hitachi’s [Read More]

Nevada Legislature Passes Renewables Bill; Groups Urge Governor’s Signature

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2017

A bill increasing Nevada’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 40% by 2030 is awaiting action from Gov. Brian Sandoval, who is being pushed by renewable energy groups to give the bill the green light. In a letter to Sandoval from [Read More]

The Status Of The Global Renewables Industry: What Still Needs Work?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2017

Despite another record-breaking year for installed renewables capacity in 2016, a report from REN21 argues that the energy transition is not happening fast enough to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Minnesota Power Seeks To Grow Wind And Solar Portfolio

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2017

Under a proposed new step in its EnergyForward strategy, which aims to ensure a “safe, reliable and competitive energy supply,” Minnesota Power, a utility division of ALLETE, is seeking to grow its 620 MW wind portfolio and double its solar [Read More]

Minnesota Wind Farm Inks Utility PPA

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2017

Nobles 2 Power Partners has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Minnesota Power, a utility division of ALLETE Inc., to deliver 250 MW of energy from a wind project in southwest Minnesota. Nobles 2 Power Partners – which [Read More]

General Mills Signs Texas Wind Deal With RES

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2017

Global food company General Mills has signed up to purchase wind from the 150 MW Cactus Flats project, a wind farm being developed by Renewable Energy Systems (RES) in Concho County, Texas. Under a 15-year agreement, the Minneapolis-based company – [Read More]

Ribbon Cut On GE-Powered Invenergy Wind Farm In Quebec

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2017

Invenergy and its partners have cut the ribbon on the Roncevaux Wind Farm in Quebec, a 74.8 MW project comprising 34 GE 2.2-107 wind turbines. The facility is located in the Gaspesie–Iles-de-la-Madeleine region in the regional county municipality (RCM) of d’Avignon, approximately 500 kilometers northeast of Quebec City.

Nordex Lands Another Wind Order From Acciona Energia

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2017

The Nordex Group has received a follow-up contract for a further 22 AW125/3000 turbines. Once again, its customer is Acciona Energia, which previously placed an order for 22 of these turbines for the first construction phase of the Mount Gellibrand [Read More]