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EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook: NatGas Generation Tops Coal in July


For just the second time in history, gas-fired power generation surpassed coal-fired generation in July.  That's according to the short-term energy outlook (STEO) released Oct. 6 by the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Canadian Wind Energy Provider Rebrands, Signs 1st US Contract


The wind farm independent service provider will now be known as One Wind.

Walmart Makes Power Purchase Agreement for Energy Produced by New Texas Wind Facility


Walmart has signed a 10-year power purchase agreement for more than half the output of a new 200-MW wind farm in Texas.

EDF Sells 50-Percent Stake in 200-MW Texas Wind Project to Investment Group


EDF Renewable Energy has sold half the interest in the 200-MW Longhorn Wind Project to a fund managed by BlackRock’s Infrastructure Investment Group.  It’s the second of five projects the two companies signed agreements on this year.

Construction Nearly Complete on Connecticut's 1st Utility-Scale Wind Farm


The two-turbine Wind Colebrook South wind farm is being developed by BNE Energy.

Siemens Supplying Wind Turbines for Oklahoma Power Project


Apex Clean Energy contracted Siemens (NYSE: SI) to supply, install and service 66 wind turbines at a 151-MW power project in Oklahoma.

Xcel Energy Breaks Ground on 200-MW Wind Farm in North Dakota


The 200-MW wind farm is expected to produce enough electricity to power about 105,000 homes annually.

200-MW Texas Wind Energy Plant Begins Operations


Pattern Energy Group owns 164-MW of the Logan’s Gap Wind facility, and four institutional tax equity investors own the remainder.

Engineering Student Develops Prototype That Stores 'Mechanical Spillage' from Wind Turbines


Jie Cheng, a Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering, has developed a system that captures and stores wasted energy for later use.

Public Hearing Planned for Williams County Wind Farm


The North Dakota Public Service Commission will hold a public hearing in Tioga next month on a proposal to build a wind farm in Williams County.

Siemens to Provide Long-Term Service for Wind Energy Facility in Minnesota


Siemens has signed a long-term agreement with Minnesota Power to provide 10 years of service and maintenance for the Bison Wind Energy Center (BWEC) near New Salem, North Dakota.

Feds to Lease Offshore Windmill Sites Off New Jersey Coast


The federal government plans to lease nearly 344,000 acres of the ocean floor off the coast of New Jersey to companies interested in building offshore windmills to generate electricity.

Mexico Had More Than 54 GW of Electric Generating Capacity in 2014


Power generation is growing in Mexico with more than three-quarters of the nation’s electricity and capacity coming from fossil fuels, according to a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Sept. 21.

FERC OKs ArcLight Buy of Wind Project Interests Held by Infigen


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Sept. 23 approved an Aug. 6 application from several wind project companies for a change in ownership related to those companies, with ArcLight Capital Partners LLC the buyer and Infigen Energy Ltd. the seller.

Swedish Utility Vattenfall Sells German Coal Plants


Vattenfall AB says it is selling off its German coal plants, a major source of greenhouse gases, and its mining assets as the Swedish utility seeks to adjust its energy strategy.

'Wind Lens' Boosts Efficiency of Wind Turbine Blades


Researchers at the University of Kettering in Flint, Michigan are assessing  a ‘wind lens’ which they say improves the efficiency of wind turbine blades.

Economics of Gas Versus Renewables Evaluated by ScottMadden


A well-placed wind power or solar energy development could prove increasingly cost-competitive with electricity generated by natural gas in today’s changing marketplace, ScottMadden Management Consultants said in a recent report.

TerraForm Global Closes on Wind Power Project Purchases


TerraForm Global (Nasdaq: GLBL) closed on the acquisition of two operating wind energy projects in Brazil from Renova Energia.

Michigan's Consumers Energy Purchasing Power from New Wind Farm


Construction is set to begin on Geronimo Energy’s Apple Blossom Wind Farm in 2016, and upon completion the wind power is being purchased by Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy.

Data Collection Approved for NextEra Energy's Proposed Missouri Wind Farm


Despite opposition from some residents in DeKalb County, commissioners voted Monday to approve the construction of meteorological towers to collect data on wind speeds.