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WWEA: Wind power capacity to reach 500,000 MW by 2016


The World Wind Energy Association expects global wind power capacity to reach 500,000 MW by 2016 and that total global wind power capacity of around 1 million MW is possible by the year 2020.

Fluor settles dispute over UK offshore wind farm


Fluor Corp. reached a settlement with Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds on all outstanding claims related to construction of the 500 MW Greater Gabbard offshore wind project off the coast of England.

Wind power, emissions control investments garner clash in Nebraska


The Nebraska Electric Generation and Transmission Co-op Inc. is asking Nebraska Public Power District to eliminate proposed investments in wind energy, emissions controls and energy efficiency programs.

Wind project planned on government-owned property in Texas


The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has awarded a contract to Siemens Government Technologies Inc. to construct the Pantex wind farm on government-owned property near Amarillo, Texas.

Quantum Technologies sells wind farm to Leader Resources


Natural gas storage system maker Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide and its unit, Schneider Power, completed the sale of the 1.6 MW Providence Bay wind farm to Leader Resources.

UpWind to service four wind projects in Texas and Kansas


UpWind Solutions Inc. signed operations and maintenance agreements for four wind energy farms in Texas and Kansas totaling 485 MW of generating capacity.

Otter Tail Power purchases wind energy output


Otter Tail Power Co. signed a 25-year power purchase agreement for 62.4 MW from the Ashtabula III wind farm in North Dakota.

E.ON readies 200 MW addition to Indiana wind farm


Wildcat Wind Farm II LLC plans to build a 200-MW wind project in Indiana, with construction to start later this year.

With more wind energy, PJM could save customers $7 billion per year


The PJM Interconnection could save its customers $6.9 billion if it more than doubled the amount of wind energy it currently plans to build.

MidAmerican plans $1.9bn Iowa wind expansion


MidAmerican Energy plans to add up to 1,050 MW of wind generation, or up to 656 wind turbines, in Iowa by year-end 2015.

NextEra picks GE wind turbines for Michigan wind farm


General Electric will supply 59 of its new 1.7-100 wind turbines to a wind power project in the thumb region of Michigan planned by NextEra Energy Resources.

Wind energy project in Mexico sold to Iberdrola


Gamesa sold a 70 MW wind energy project in Mexico to Iberdrola for an undisclosed amount.

New AWEA Leadership Urges Strategy, Unity for US Wind Industry


Kicking off the AWEA Windpower 2013 event in Chicago, the new leadership of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) took to the stage and underscored a five-point plan to build a viable and sustainable industry centered around developing a unified message backed by personal contributions.

GE to service almost 820 wind turbines in four states


GE will provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services on 819 wind turbines at eight wind farms in four states owned by E.ON Climate and Renewables North America.

Siemens signs wind O&M contract extension


Siemens signed 15-year contract extensions with RES Americas for service and maintenance at two wind projects in Texas.

Suzlon bringing wind turbines to N. American market


Suzlon Group said it has upgraded its S97-2.1 MW wind turbine to handle higher wind speeds in a 60 Hz version for the North American market.

Northern Power Systems unveils new low-wind speed turbines


Northern Power Systems is now offering two new wind turbine models designed for low wind sites.

Five companies planning wind power projects in North Dakota


Five companies have filed letters of intent with the North Dakota Public Service Commission to build wind power projects in the state.

Texas wind farm undergoes upgrade


S&C Electric Co. was awarded a $2.6 million contract by Sweetwater Wind to upgrade a portion of the 585 MW wind farm in Sweetwater, Texas.

GE contracts 1 GW of wind turbines, unveils newest offering


After the extension of the Production Tax Credit on January 1, 2013, GE’s renewable energy unit said it has signed 1 GW of U.S. wind turbine orders as of May 6.