New & Noteworthy

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]

Feds Approve Site Assessment Plan For Bay State Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 19, 2017

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has approved the site assessment plan (SAP) for Bay State Wind, a utility-scale offshore wind project proposed off the coast of Massachusetts. According to DONG Energy and New [Read More]

College Professor Biking 1,250 Miles To Promote Midwest Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 19, 2017

Jim Tinjum, an avid bicyclist and professor of energy engineering and sustainability at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is in the middle of a 1,250-mile biking trip dedicated to promoting wind energy. According to the university, Tinjum is biking for three [Read More]

Siemens Wind Power Shuttering Ontario Blade Plant

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 18, 2017

Siemens Wind Power Ltd., as part of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, has decided to close its wind blade manufacturing plant in Tillsonburg, Ontario, by early 2018. The closure, affecting 340 employees, will be conducted in phases through the rest of [Read More]

Xcel Program Powers Minneapolis Facilities With Wind And Solar

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 18, 2017

The City of Minneapolis and Xcel Energy have a new agreement under which the city will purchase 17.8 million kWh of solar and wind energy annually. Of this total, 14 million kWh will be used for the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Wind Energy Proves To Be Good Fit On New York Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 18, 2017

A farm owner in New York State is touting the advantages of the two Northern Power wind turbines powering his Sonshine Acres Farm. Vermont-based Northern Power Systems Corp., a provider of wind turbine technology, says it has seen a surge [Read More]

Suzlon Closing Brazilian Subsidiary Due To ‘Multiple Factors’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 17, 2017

Suzlon Energy Ltd. is filing voluntary liquidation of its Brazilian subsidiary, Suzlon Energia Eelica do Brasil Ltda. (SEOB), which has been doing business in Brazil since 2006. Suzlon says it has carefully considered all options but is shuttering the facility [Read More]

Berkshire Hathaway Energy To Buy Texas Grid Company Oncor

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 14, 2017

Iowa-based Berkshire Hathaway Energy (BHE), a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., has executed a definitive merger agreement with bankrupt Energy Future Holdings Corp. (EFH). In turn, by acquiring reorganized EFH, BHE will acquire EFH’s Oncor, a regulated electric [Read More]

Iowa Researchers Examine How To Move Wind Across Major U.S. Power Grids

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 14, 2017

As part of a $220 million grid modernization initiative announced in January by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Iowa State University’s (ISU) James McCalley is working with researchers from national laboratories and the utility industry to study ways to [Read More]

New Legislation Lights Up North Dakota Wind Farms

Lauren Tyler
Written by Lauren Tyler on July 13, 2017

North Dakota H.B.1378 has been officially signed into law, offering a more technology-agnostic approach to wind farms’ lighting mitigation solutions.