Wind

  • The federal government said Monday that it will hold its largest-ever competitive lease sale for offshore wind development early next year.
  • Pending North Dakota Public Service Commission approval, MDU will spend $200 million on a 107-megawatt wind farm being built near Hettinger by ALLETE Clean Energy.
  • On Monday, Hale County's Commissioners Court unanimously approved and authorized County Judge Bill Coleman to sign a county tax abatement agreement with Hale Community Energy, LLC, which is a joint venture composed of four wind farm projects in Hale County, including Cotton Wind Farm, LLC, Lakeview Wind Farm, LLC, Hale County Wind Farm, LLC, East Mound Renewable Energy Project, LLC., …
  • Wind Works Power Corp. (OTC:WWPW - News), is pleased to announce that it has closed the sale of its 100% owned, 107.5 megawatt (MW) Thunder Spirit Wind project, located in Hettinger, North Dakota.
  • Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., a division of MDU Resources Group (NYSE:MDU) announced today that it has signed an agreement to purchase a North Dakota wind farm to be developed by ALLETE Clean Energy, a subsidiary of ALLETE, Inc. (NYSE:ALE).
  • EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles Group, and Énergie Renouvelable de La Mitis announced today that the 24.6 megawatt (MW) La Mitis Wind Project declared commercial operation on October 17, 2014.
  • The number of wind turbines still is on track to more than double since 2012 totals. At the end of 2012, there were 160 turbines in the Huron County.
  • A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says a struggling bird species needs a 3-mile buffer between its breeding grounds and oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.
  • Southern California Edison (SCE) has launched a Request for Offers (RFO) to acquire electricity from new renewable distributed generating facilities.
  • Wind power saved electricity customers in Oklahoma and surrounding states more than $1.2 billion last year, the American Wind Energy Association said Thursday.
  • Turkey and the US have signed a memorandum of understanding which aims to increase their co-operation on wind power.
  • The Bureau of Land Management on Thursday denied a Spanish company's application to build a controversial renewable energy facility in the Mojave Desert's remote Silurian Valley, deciding the sprawling project "would not be in the public interest."
  • New York Stock Exchange-listed SunEdison, a globally known developer of solar farms, has signalled its entry into the wind power business.
  • Officials from the company that wants to build a 62-turbine wind farm in northern Somerset County say the recent sale of the company should not affect the project, but a spokesman for the Maine Department of Environmental Protection said Thursday that it's too soon to tell.
  • Ohio's fledgling wind energy industry is balking at a largely ignored provision of a massive environmental bill overwhelmingly approved in the House this week, arguing it is designed to throw one more wrench into its turbines.
  • Powering the people who power the world, GE (NYSE: GE) today celebrated its 25,000th wind turbine installation-a milestone for the company which now has more than 38 gigawatts of installed wind turbines around the world.
  • The agreement with Eneco is Google's third power purchase agreement (PPA) in Europe over the last 18 months, and is the eighth such agreement globally to procure renewable energy for its data centers. Eneco has already started construction of the new wind farm at Delfzijl.
  • Renewable energy is among the top emerging technologies being considered by data center owners to help address power and cooling costs, according to a Mortenson survey of corporate data center executives, data center developers and operators, and information technology providers at the 2014 Data Center World conference.
  • The Canadian Wind Energy Association welcomes the initiative that the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Pierre Arcand, announced this week to develop a new energy policy in Quebec.
  • EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles Group, and Énergie du Granit Inc. announced today that the 24.6 megawatt (MW) Le Granit Wind Project has declared commercial operation.