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Xcel Energy Announces Big Wind Plans For Upper Midwest

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 16, 2017

Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy has rolled out a proposal to add seven wind farms in the Upper Midwest. Totaling 1,500 MW of wind energy and increasing the utility’s Upper Midwest wind fleet by 60%, the projects would be situated in Minnesota, North [Read More]

CIP Kicks Off Fund For Wind And Other Energy Assets

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 16, 2017

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has initiated the fundraising process for its new fund, Copenhagen Infrastructure III K/S, which will now be open for investor subscription. The primary geographical scope of the fund is northern and western Europe, as well as [Read More]

Wind Energy Update Hosting ‘Wind O&M Dallas’ Next Month

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 16, 2017

As wind power continues to grow year-over-year in the U.S., it has never been more important for wind energy professionals to maximize energy generation and operating efficiency, according to a new analysis from Wind Energy Update, which is hosting a [Read More]

Oklahoma House Says Yes To Early Phaseout Of Wind Tax Credits

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Written by David K. Burton & Binyomin Koff on March 15, 2017

On March 9, Oklahoma’s House of Representatives passed H.B.2298, which would end the state’s production tax credit for wind energy production three-and-a-half years earlier than current law. This measure was first proposed in Gov. Mary Fallin’s 2018 executive budget. The [Read More]

Jaguar Land Rover Commits To 100% Renewables Via EDF Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 15, 2017

Under a new agreement with EDF Energy, Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC, which touts itself as the U.K.’s largest car manufacturer, is buying all of its electricity from renewable sources until March 2020. Jaguar Land Rover says its electricity supply [Read More]

Siemens’ New Low-Wind Turbine Enters Prototype Testing Phase

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 14, 2017

Siemens Wind Power’s new direct-drive, low-wind turbine has now reached the prototype testing stage. The onshore model, SWT-3.15-142, which has a rotor diameter of 142 meters, successfully passed prototype approval and is now installed at the Drantum test site in [Read More]

Wind Turbine Goes Down In Snowy Rhode Island

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Written by Betsy Lillian on March 14, 2017

Strong winds accompanying the snowstorm pummeling the Northeast took down a wind turbine in Narragansett, R.I., today. According to a post on the Narragansett Emergency Management Agency’s Twitter page, the turbine fell in Point Judith during some pretty intense winds: [Read More]

Corporate Purchasers vs. State Mandates: What Will Drive Renewables Demand?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 14, 2017

New market entrants, including corporate purchasers, are now primary drivers of renewable energy demand in the U.S., says a new Moody’s report.

Vattenfall Bringing BMW Battery Storage To Wind Farms

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 14, 2017

European energy company Vattenfall and the BMW Group have signed a contract for the delivery of up to 1,000 lithium-ion batteries for 2017. The batteries will be deployed for storage projects at Vattenfall wind farms. Vattenfall will purchase the batteries [Read More]

Nordex Grabs Another Order For Cold-Climate Wind Turbines

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 14, 2017

ABO Wind, an international developer headquartered in Germany, has placed another order with Nordex for a wind project in Finland. Following the customer’s nine-turbine order in November, the new order comprises three N131/3000s for the Muntila wind project, located in [Read More]