Wind

  • The UMaine Composites Center has taken in a very, very big test subject. Wednesday, a truck brought in a 180-foot wind turbine blade for strength testing.
  • State regulators are prepared to give final approval for a 62-turbine wind farm in Bingham, which would be the largest so far approved in the state.
  • The county's wind energy zoning subcommittee has achieved its purpose and will be terminated, Commissioner David Peruski said this week.
  • A Massachusetts wind power developer has until Sept. 17 to respond to an administrative appeal filed with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection last month by a Carthage woman, a state official ruled Thursday.
  • APPA’s Kelly on Emissions, Cybersecurity

    Aug 31, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    America’s public power utilities in more than 2,000 communities are wrestling with the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposals to curb carbon emissions, and at the same time they are joining other energy companies trying to make our grid more secure. Sue Kelly, the new president and chief executive officer of the American Public Power Association, discusses the challenges ahead. 

  • General Electric issued the following news release: Today, at the CIGRE Session 45 in Paris, GE's Energy Consulting business (NYSE: GE) presented the findings of its frequency response study on wind power and grid resiliency.
  • Officials in Livingston County will consider a wind farm proposal that could add 136 turbines over 30,000 acres of farmland in the southeastern portion of the county.
  • Yesterday, with the installation of the last of 80 turbines an important milestone is reached for the DanTysk offshore project.
  • GE (NYSE: GE) announced today it has achieved a total installed capacity of 1 gigawatt of wind energy in Brazil. During the first half of 2014, GE connected 381 wind turbines to the grid in Brazil, providing 600 megawatts (MW) of capacity to the country.
  • More than a dozen protesters joined the Sierra Club Hawaii outside Hawaiian Electric Co.'s Ward Avenue headquarters Monday, a day before HECO submits its plan for making the transition to clean energy with the Public Utilities Commission.
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  • The Ohio Power Siting Board will decide today whether to extend the certificate for the first phase of the Buckeye Wind Project.
  • Finavera Wind Energy Inc. ('Finavera Wind Energy', 'Finavera' or the 'Company') (TSX-V: FVR) is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement on August 22nd, 2014 to acquire 100% of the equity of Solar Alliance of America, Inc., a corporation under the laws of California ('Solar Alliance'), in a transaction valued at $6 million USD.
  • The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has authorized a pair of direct loans to two wind power projects in Peru for the export of wind turbines manufactured in Hutchinson, Kan., and Fort Madison, Iowa, by Siemens Energy Inc.
  • Environment Canada is preparing to roll out new radar technology in order to combat wind farm clutter, which clouds weather forecasts, misleads meteorologists and can even block radar signals.
  • The View from the West

    Aug 24, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    The Western Area Power Administration service territory encompasses a transmission system spanning 15 states and 1.5 million square miles, serving 700 preference customers and numerous open access transmission customers who rely on the existing infrastructure for their power.

     

     

    We recently caught up with Mark A. Gabriel, agency administrator, to discuss some major challenges ahead.

  • Xcel Reveals Winds of Change
    Aug 19, 2014 | Frank Prager

    Frank Prager, vice president of policy and strategy at Xcel Energy, writes about how a decade of growth in wind energy holds valuable lessons for the future of solar.

  • With so many day-to-day concerns vying for attention, many farmers may not have the time to stop and research alternative ways to address their energy needs and rising utility costs. While having heard that renewable energies, such as solar or wind energy, are becoming increasingly popular, there does not seem to be a way for them to reap the benefits without a significant amount of capital available.
  • Vermont’s Mary Powell

    Aug 10, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    Small energy companies are the labs of change, harbingers of the new ways of business soon to transform decades of business practice, according to Mary Powell, the chief executive officer of Green Mountain Power. We sat down with her at a recent energy conclave in Boston.

  • Duke Energy's View of Generation and Transmission

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    Apr 13, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    Duke Energy is committed to maintaining a diverse portfolio of generation assets and adequate transmission as it prepares for the futures. Lynn Good, the company’s president and chief executive officer, discussed these nuts and bolts issues recently with EnergyBiz.