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EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions 80 MW wind power plant


EDF Energies Nouvelles has announced the commissioning of its first wind power plant in Canada, the 80 MW Saint-Robert-Bellarmin facility in Quebec.

Study examines Mid-Atlantic offshore wind development potential


A new study prepared by IHS Inc. says large-scale development of offshore wind off the Mid-Atlantic will create over 7,000 MW and result in more than 170,000 jobs in the region.

Wind energy in Canada to grow nearly 20% in 2012


Wind energy's contribution of clean power to the country's electricity supply is expected to grow by nearly 20 percent by the end of 2012, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) says.

Environmental statement approved for wind power project in Chile


Chile’s environmental evaluation service approved an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the $240 million, 106 MW Renaico wind farm.

Vestas wins wind power maintenance contracts in Canada


Vestas on Oct. 15 said it secured 10-year service agreements from International Power Canada covering 276 wind turbines at eight power plants in Canada.

Pickens backs out of wind farm deal


Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens’ company American Wind Alliance has sold 100 percent of its stake in the proposed New Era Wind Farm LLC in Goodhue County, Minn.

Pattern Energy completes financing for Ocotillo wind project


Pattern Energy Group LP has closed the financing of its Ocotillo Wind project, a 265 MW wind power project that will utilize 112 Siemens 2.37 MW turbines.

Payment received for 2009 wind power project sale


GreenHunter Energy Inc. on Oct. 12 said it received a cash payment of $2,936,500 as consideration for the sale of its Ocotillo wind project, which originally occurred in 2009.

Vestas reports even more wind job cuts in Colorado


Vestas said it is cutting an additional one-third of its employees from its wind blade manufacturing plant in Windsor, Colo., just a day after announcing 75 job losses at another blade factory in Brighton, Colo.

AWEA proposes offshore wind power recommended practices


The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Standards Development Board has developed a set of recommended practices for using existing standards to plan, design, construct and operate offshore wind facilities in compliance with federal and state regulations.

Alaska wind farm gains 17 MW


Summit Power Group has added approximately 17.6 MW to its 1,000 MW Fire Island Wind Project, which has now achieved commercial operation in Anchorage, Alaska.

Vestas to deliver 114 MW of wind turbines to Peru plants


Vestas has received an order from ContourGlobal for a total capacity of 114 MW for the Cupisnique and Talara wind power plants in Peru.

Vestas cuts additional jobs in Colorado


Vestas, a Denmark-based wind turbine manufacturer, has announced that it will cut 75 jobs in addition to the 1,400 layoffs worldwide that were announced in August.

PPA signed for wind power project in Kansas


TradeWind Energy LLC and Alabama Power Co. have signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) that provides for the delivery of electricity generated at a new wind power project in Kansas to communities in Alabama.

Wind energy projects approved on public lands


The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approved the siting of two wind energy projects on public lands in Wyoming.

Investments in clean energy down in third quarter, may hit 8-year low


Global investment in clean energy totaled $56.6 billion in the third quarter of 2012, down 5 percent from the previous quarter and 20 percent lower than 3Q 2011.

Two wind farms to boost capacity in Honduras


Company Vientos de Electrotecnia's planned wind farms in Honduras will produce a combined 94.5 MW of capacity.

Bechtel and Subsea 7 to pursue offshore wind, transmission projects


Bechtel and Subsea 7 have announced that they will work together to develop offshore wind and associated transmission projects in Europe, including the UK and Germany.

Wind power bearings business to shut plant


Kaydon Corp., a manufacturer of wind energy bearings, has said it will close its South Carolina plant and record a charge of $47 million to $52 million due to the impending expiration of the Production Tax Credit and market conditions.

Two wind farms planned in Peru


ContourGlobal, through its subsidiary, ContourGlobal Latam S.A., said Oct. 3 that it will construct two wind farms in Peru that it has acquired from Energia Eolica S.A.