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Construction begins on Oklahoma wind energy project


Enel Green Power North America broke ground on the 150 MW Origin wind energy project in Oklahoma Nov. 21.

Alstom completes installation of world’s largest offshore wind turbine


Alstom announced Wednesday it recently completed the seaside installation of the world’s largest offshore wind turbine installed in sea waters.

Will Advances in Offshore Wind Development Result in Onshore Wind Graveyards?


Just over a decade ago, the mention of a "wind farm" in western Oklahoma would have raised more than a few eyebrows.

Kansas regulators approve portion of wind power transmission line


The Kansas Corporation Commission has approved the 370-mile Kansas Portion of the 750-mile Grain Belt Express Clean Line, a transmission line designed wind power from western Kansas to Missouri, Illinois and Indiana as well as other states farther east.

MidAmerican continuing plan to add up to 1,050 MW of wind power


MidAmerican Energy Co. has announced that construction has started at five wind power project sites that make up the company’s wind power expansion in Iowa announced earlier this year.

GE adds wind energy capacity in UK


More than 40MW of clean energy capacity to be installed at Chelveston Wind Farm and Burton Wold Wind Farm Extension in England, according to an article posted on Online Tes’ website.

EDF paid £3M to shut down wind farm in Scotland


EDF Energy was handed £2.99 million between April 29 and October to shut down turbines on the Fallago Rig wind farm, which is on land owned by the Duke of Roxburghe in Scottish Borders, according to a report from the Daily Telegraph.

Microsoft signs 20-year PPA for Texas wind power project


Microsoft Corp. has entered a 20-year power purchase agreement with RES Americas to buy 100 percent of the electricity generated from a wind power project in Texas.

Third times the charm: Berwick wind turbine set for approval third time around


Plans for a wind turbine near Berwick which have been subject to two judicial reviews look set to be approved for the third time.

Offshore wind farm setback, substation plan refused


Plans for an offshore wind farm suffers major setbacks after permission for a substation integral to the development was refused by councilors.

Xcel to pay $25-$35/MWh in new wind power PPAs


Xcel Energy is expecting to pay between $25/MWh and $35/MWh over the next 20 years for its recently approved wind power purchase agreements, Platts reported Xcel President and CEO Ben Fowke saying during an earnings conference call with analysts.

Cape Wind offshore wind power project construction expected to begin by end of year


An executive at Cape Wind Associates LLC said the company expects construction of the first offshore wind farm in the U.S. to begin by the end of 2013.

U.S. to install larger offshore wind energy projects


A new report shows that the U.S. is trending toward larger offshore wind energy projects with 11 commercial-scale projects representing more than 3,800 MW of capacity in advanced stages of development.

Xcel, American Transmission Co. propose Wisconsin power line


Xcel Energy and American Transmission Co. have filed an application with the Wisconsin Public Service Commission to build a 182-mile power line linking the Madison and La Crosse areas in Wisconsin, according to a report from the Milwaukee Journal  Sentinel.

Montana wind energy farm purchased by N.J. company


NJR Clean Energy Ventures acquired the 9.72 MW Two Dot wind farm in Montana.

Protecting Wind Turbines in Extreme Temperatures


As renewable energy sources continue to gain momentum and drive the electrical grid to a more intelligent and reliable source of power, integrating the right components and peripheral systems is essential to reliability.

ABB lands offshore wind connection contract


ABB has won an order from TenneT, the Dutch-German transmission system operator to supply an AC power transmission link connecting Sandbank, an offshore wind farm in the German North Sea, to the HVDC converter station SylWin alpha.

Construction approved for Quebec wind energy project


EDF EN Canada Inc. was given the okay from the government of Quebec to begin construction and operation of the 24.6 MW La Mitis Community Wind Project.

IEA: Wind power could produce 18 percent of world’s electricity by 2050


A new report released by the International Energy Agency states that wind power could generate up to 18 percent of global electricity by 2050.

Minnesota regulators approve four Xcel wind power projects


The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has approved four Xcel wind power projects that will add 750 MW of capacity on Xcel Energy’s Upper Midwest grid.