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EDF unit is now 100% owner of Texas wind project


EDF Renewable Energy exercised an option to buy the remaining 49 percent interest in the 161 MW Spinning Spur II Wind Project in Texas from Cielo Wind Power LP.

IRS defines start of construction for the Production Tax Credit


The Internal Revenue Service explained today what developers must do this year to be considered to have started construction of new renewable energy projects.

Xcel Energy remains No 1 utility provider of wind power


Xcel Energy is the leading utility provider of wind energy in the U.S. for the ninth consecutive year.

Five Takeaways from 2012's Record U.S. Wind Performance


On Thursday the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) offered more insights into the U.S. wind industry's record-setting performance in 2012, showing trends in project development, geographic proliferation, offtaker and investor activity, and transmission.

U.S. wind industry had a record-setting 2012, AWEA says


Wind generation in the U.S. increased a record setting 28 percent in 2012, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)’s U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report for 2012.

Vestas to supply wind turbine parts for Alberta project


Vestas secured a conditional order for the delivery of 166 V100-1.8 MW wind turbines and a 20-year service and maintenance agreement for the 299 MW Blackspring Ridge Wind Project in Alberta, Canada, a joint venture between EDF EN Canada and Enbridge.

Renewable energy accounts for majority of new generation in 2013


The majority of new power generation in the U.S. in 2013 is being created by renewable power sources.

Wind farm to help power Ohio State University


Ohio State University will purchase 50 MW of wind generated electricity from Iberdrola Renewables’ Blue Creek Wind Farm in Ohio.

Salazar says Cape Wind offshore project could break ground by end of year


U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told the Associated Press recently he thinks construction on the Cape Wind offshore wind power could begin before the end of the year after more than a decade of delays.

California sets new wind power record


The California Independent System Operator Corp. (ISO) announced a new wind power record for the state, which produced 4,196 MW at 6:44 p.m. last Sunday.

GE to provide financing & turbines for 250 MW Kansas wind power project


General Electric will be investing common equity and supplying turbines for the 250 MW Buffalo Dunes Wind Project, according to the company.

Hydrogen energy storage system headed to Germany


Ontario-based Hydrogenics Corp. was awarded a 1 MW hydrogen energy storage system to be used in the city of Hamburg, Germany.

Purchase agreement signed for 300 MW wind project in Alberta


EDF EN Canada Inc. and Enbridge Inc. jointly signed a purchase agreement with Greengate Power Corp. to acquire the 300 MW Blackspring Ridge Wind Project in Alberta.

Federal judge sides with Xcel on cancelled ND wind project


A federal district judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by EnXco against Xcel Energy for a 2010 decision to cancel a wind power project in North Dakota that posed a potential risk to two protected bird species.

Utilities planning to add transmission lines for Iowa wind power


MidAmerican Energy and ITC Holdings have plans to build more than 400 miles of transmission lines in Iowa and Minnesota by 2017 to accommodate the state’s growing wind power generation.

BP to sell U.S. wind power assets


BP has said it will sell its wind power assets in the U.S. in an effort to focus on its main oil and gas business.

U.S. Navy proposing wind turbines at R.I. base


The U.S. Navy is proposing installing wind turbines at the Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island

Restrictions placed on proposed Indiana wind power project


A proposed 150 MW wind farm in Indiana will be allowed to continue development as long as it meets certain conditions.

Gallup: Americans want more emphasis on solar, wind and natural gas


Many Americans say they want more emphasis on solar, wind and natural gas installations in the U.S. than they do oil, nuclear and coal.

WindPower Innovations expands by acquiring RIG Construction


WindPower Innovations Inc. announced Wednesday it has executed agreements to acquire RIG Construction Inc. in an all stock transaction, with closing anticipated to occur in less than 30 days.