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Wind power project in Quebec completed


EDF EN Canada Inc. said that the second phase of the 150 MW Lac-Alfred Wind Project in Quebec began commercial operations.

Wind power generation reducing use of baseload capacity in Southwest Power Pool


Growing wind power generation is causing a decline in the use of baseload capacity in the Southwest Power Pool.

GE expands facility for wind turbine production in Brazil


GE has announced the expansion of its wind turbine production facility in Brazil.

Dominion Virginia Power wins second U.S. offshore wind power lease auction


The U.S. Interior Department has named Dominion Virginia Power, a subsidiary of Dominion, the winner of the second U.S. competitive lease auction for offshore wind power project sites.

EDF unit commissions wind power project in Mexico


Study: Wind power projects do not affect value of nearby homes


A study released this month from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory indicates that wind power projects do not affect the value of nearby homes.

NREL: Wind, solar energy wont need federal help by 2025


A study from the U.S. Department of Energy and conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) says that wind and solar power generation could become cost-competitive without federal subsidies by 2025.

Report: U.S. tops world for most wind IP protection filings


A new report says the U.S. has the greatest number of wind turbine technology patent filings in the world.

Alterra purchases Ontario solar power project


Alterra Power Group has completed the purchase of the 50 MW ABW Solar project in Ontario in partnership with GE Financial Services.

Renewable energy accounted for nearly 50% of new 2012 U.S. capacity


Renewable energy projects accounted for nearly 50 percent of new capacity in the U.S. in 2012.

Vestas to supply 400 MW of turbines for U.S. wind projects


Vestas will be providing wind turbines to EDP Renováveis (EDPR) to be used for a combined 400 MW of wind power projects in the U.S.

Sempra Energy releases fifth annual corporate report


Sempa Energy released its fifth annual corporate responsibility report Wednesday, discussing its efforts in several areas including meeting demands for lower-carbon energy.

Vestas appoints new president and chief executive officer


Vestas Wind Systems has appointed Anders Runevad as president and chief executive officer, replacing Ditlev Engel, who has left the company.

Plan approved to increase wind & natural gas capacity, use less coal


The Grand River Dam Authority Board of Directors approved an electric generation resource plan that would increase natural gas and wind energy capacity.

Pattern begins construction on Texas wind energy project


Pattern Energy Group closed financing and started construction on the 218 MW Panhandle Wind project in Texas.

Siemens to supply wind energy turbines to Washington project


Portland General Electric contracted Siemens Energy to supply and install 116, 2.3 MW wind turbines at the Tucannon River Wind Farm in Washington.

Wind energy growth to provide boost to global O&M market


The rapid pace of wind energy capacity is expected to help increase the value of the operations and maintenance market from $3 billion in 2008 to $19 billion by 2020.

Xcel Energy proposes 150 MW wind energy project


Xcel Energy proposed a 150 MW wind energy project to North Dakota regulators.

Government owned wind energy project breaks ground


The U.S. Energy Department broke ground on the nation’s largest federally-owned wind energy project at the Pantex Plant in Texas.

MidAmerican names five sites in Iowa for wind energy


MidAmerican Energy named five Iowa counties where the company will build 1,050 MW of wind generation.