Archive for windpower – Page 10

Siemens Gamesa Notches Mexican Wind Deal

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 24, 2017

Siemens Gamesa has inked a Mexican wind turbine order totaling 76 MW from independent developer Fuerza y Energia Limpia de Tizimin. Over the course of this year, the firm will be installing 36 G114-2.1 MW turbines at the Tizimin wind [Read More]

New York Gov. Cuomo Plans Transmission Rebuild With Renewables In Mind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 21, 2017

In an effort to strengthen the reliability of New York’s electric power grid and enable more upstate renewables to connect to the statewide power system, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., has announced plans to rebuild 78 miles of power transmission [Read More]

Vestas Announces Texas Wind Order With Alterra

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 21, 2017

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order from Flat Top Wind I LLC, an indirect subsidiary of Alterra Power Corp., for the 200 MW Flat Top wind project in central Texas. The order, the company’s first with Vestas in [Read More]

100% Clean Energy Bills Now Proposed In Both House And Senate

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 21, 2017

The House version of a landmark 100% clean energy bill rolled out earlier this year has been introduced by U.S. Reps. Jared Polis, D-Colo.; Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz.; Jared Huffman, D-Calif.; and Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash. According to the lawmakers, the “100 [Read More]

Siemens Gamesa Inks Turnkey Wind Deal On Spain’s Canary Islands

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 21, 2017

Siemens Gamesa has secured its maiden order from DISA, a distributor of energy products in Spain’s Canary Islands, for a 23.1 MW facility on the island of Tenerife. Under a turnkey agreement, the company has been commissioned to install 11 [Read More]

ABB Secures $30M Deal To Support U.K. Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 21, 2017

To support the integration of offshore wind in the U.K., ABB has won a $30 million order from ScottishPower Renewables to supply two SVC Light Static Compensators (STATCOMs) for smoothing out voltage fluctuations that are an inherent feature of intermittent [Read More]

Alterra Completes Financing, Partnership For Flat Top Wind In Texas

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 20, 2017

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Alterra Power Corp. has completed financing for the Flat Top wind project, a 200 MW facility in central Texas. In turn, the project has been advanced to its final phase of construction. A fund managed by BlackRock [Read More]

S.D. County Residents Vote To Keep Strict Wind Turbine Ordinance In Place

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 20, 2017

Citizens of Lincoln County, S.D., have voted to keep in place an ordinance that requires future wind turbines to be built at least half a mile away from homes. Following pleas from advocacy group Farmers and Friends of Wind and [Read More]

Washington Regulators OK Microsoft-PSE Renewable Energy Agreement

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 20, 2017

Under a newly approved settlement agreement between Microsoft Corp. and Washington utility Puget Sound Energy (PSE), the tech giant will be able to purchase clean energy from the wholesale market to power its Puget Sound facility in Washington state. The [Read More]

House Committee Adopts Amendment Against Maryland Offshore Wind

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on July 20, 2017

“If construction of these turbines too close to the shoreline will reduce property value or tourism, then the turbines may cause more issues than they solve,” says Congressman Andy Harris, author of the amendment.