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Maryland wind power project requests more time before beginning construction


Dan’s Mountain Wind Force LLC has asked the Maryland Public Service Commission for additional time to begin construction of a wind power project on the Allegany County ridgeline.

EIA: New England summer electricity whole prices to increase


The U.S. Energy Information Administration is expecting summer electricity prices in the Northeast to average about 2.7 percent higher than summer 2012.

U.S. breaks records in wind production & manufacturing in 2012


The Department of Energy (DOE) released two reports saying that the U.S. continues to be one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing wind markets.

ETT energizes transmission lines for renewable energy in Texas


Electric Transmission Texas LLC has energized a 41.6 mile transmission line associated with the Competitive Renewable Energy Zone in west Texas.

Greenbriar Capital acquires 50 percent of Utah wind power project


Greenbriar Capital Corp. has completed the formal acquisition agreement for the 80 MW Blue Mountain Wind Energy Project located in Utah.

Ocotillo Wind power plant back online after fallen turbine blade investigation


The Ocotillo Wind power project in California is back online after Siemens decided insufficient adhesive bonding was at fault for a fallen turbine blade.

VIDEO: Wind turbine test facility commissioned in Texas


The DOE, Sandia National Laboratories, National Wind Institute of Texas Tech University and Group NIRE commissioned a wind turbine test site in Lubbock, Texas.

Deepwater Wind wins U.S. offshore wind power project site auction


Deepwater Wind New England LLC was selected as the provisional winner of two offshore wind energy site leases in federal waters off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, bidding $3.8 million for the sites.

Gamesa to supply wind turbines to Mexico project


Gamesa will supply 69, 2 MW turbines and provide operation and maintenance services for a wind farm in Mexico.

Xcel looks to add 1,500 MW of wind energy


Xcel Energy submitted a request to purchase an additional 1,500 MW of wind, a 30 percent increase in overall wind capacity.

BP cancels sale of U.S. wind business


After an April announcement that it would look to sell its interests in 16 wind farms in the U.S., BP is no longer looking to sell its U.S. wind power portfolio.

E.ON Climate and Renewables secures financing for Texas wind power project


E.ON Climate & Renewables has secured institutional equity financing for $76.6 million as well as a commitment to fund further capital contributions for the Anacacho Wind Farm from JPM Capital Corp. (J.P. Morgan) in exchange for a partial interest in the project.

FERC Commissioner: Wind subsidies must go


It’s time to let wind subsidies become a thing of the past, said Phillip Moeller, a commissioner with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Mexico wind farm is operational


The 22 MW Santa Catarina wind farm in Mexico is now operational.

First Wind plans 186 MW wind farm in Maine


First Wind Energy, through subsidiary Blue Sky West, is proposing what would be the biggest wind farm in New England: 62 turbines with up to 186 MW capacity, spanning several towns in two counties in a stretch of Central Maine.

Norvento USA files conditional use permit for Kansas wind power project


Norvento USA filed a conditional use permit with the Ford County Zoming Board in Kansas for the Bloom Wind Project last week.

Enbridge buys half of Quebec wind power plant


Enbridge Inc. and EDF EN Canada closed on an agreement for Enbridge will acquire a 50 percent interest in the 80 MW Saint-Robert-Bellarmin Wind Project in Quebec.

EDF Renewable Energy buys 500 MW Texas wind farm


EDF Renewable Energy entered into a membership interest purchase agreement with Lincoln Renewable Energy to acquire the first phase of the up to 500 MW Hereford Wind Project in Texas.

Second offshore wind energy lease sale announced


The Interior Department announced that it will hold its second competitive lease sale for offshore wind on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf on Sept. 4.

RES Americas sells 150 MW of wind power


RES America Developments Inc., a unit of RES Americas, will sell 150 MW of wind power to Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp.