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ALLETE subsidiary buys three wind farms from AES


ALLETE Clean Energy, a subsidiary of ALLETE Inc., completed the purchase of wind farms in three states from AES Corp.

Funding available to research taller wind energy turbines


The U.S. Department of Energy announced $2 million to fund research projects that harness wind energy using taller towers.

SCE to buy output from wind energy repowering project


EDF Renewable Energy signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with SCE for the output from a wind energy project in California.

Siemens to supply 79 wind turbines to Texas project


Siemens Energy (NYSE: SI) will supply 79 wind turbines to a 182 MW project in Texas.

Geronimo Energy acquires 225 MW Ill. wind project


Geronimo Energy has purchased the 225-MW Green River Wind Farm in Illinois from Mainstream Renewable Power, the companies recently announced.

Geronimo Energy acquires 225-MW Ill. wind power project


Geronimo Energy has purchased the 225-MW Green River Wind Farm in Illinois from Mainstream Renewable Power.

FAA approval upheld for Cape Wind offshore project


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the FAA’s approval of the Cape Wind project.

Largest offshore wind farm photo captured from space


NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey released a photo Tuesday of a space view of the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

Global wind energy industry banks $28.1bn in investments in 2013


Global venture capital (VC) funding in the wind sector increased to $455 million in 2013, with total funding reaching $28.1 billion, according to a report from Mercom Capital Group LLC.

Canadian wind project begins commercial operation


The 99-MW Cape Scott Wind Project in Canada has entered commercial operation, according to GDF SUEZ Canada Inc. and joint venture partners Mitsui & Co. Ltd. and Fiera Axium Infrastructure Inc. The wind farm is on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

ERCOT plans more than $3.6 billion in transmission improvements


The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is planning to spend more than $3.6 billion on 16 transmission improvement projects between 2014 and 2018.

Cape Wind power project faces new lawsuit


The proposed Cape Wind offshore wind energy project faces another lawsuit from opponents who say state regulators should not have forced NSTAR to purchase energy produced by the project.

ERCOT demand increases by 2.1 percent in 2013


The Electric Reliability Council of Texas region showed a 2.1 percent increase in electric use in 2013 compared to 2012, the grid operator recently announced

AWEA announces personnel changes


The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has appointed Jana Adams senior vice president to lead its conference, membership and business development department.

Grady wind farm installs last turbine


The Grady wind farm, in New Mexico, has completed the installation of 12 turbines and now moves into finalizing details on the substation. 

Wind Turbine Maintenance: Protecting Your Investment


Wind power capacity in the U.S. has been steadily climbing recently.

Rethinking Wind Power


Once again, the federal subsidy that has driven the construction of new wind power projects in the U.S. has expired.

Basin Electric signs wind energy PPA


Renewable energy consulting firm RedWind Consulting procured a power purchase agreement between its client, Campbell County Wind Farm LLC, and Basin Electric Power Cooperative.

Maine Offshore wind project approved by PUC


In a 2-1 vote, the Maine Public Utilities Commissions approved agreement terms between the state and Maine Aqua Ventus to build two off-shore wind turbines off Monhegan Island.

Honda installs wind turbines at Ohio plant


Honda Transmission Mfg. of America Inc. has installed two wind turbines at its plant in Russells Point, Ohio.