Daily Archives: July 27, 2018

AEP cancels Wind Catcher project after Texas rejection

By Michelle Froese American Electric Power (AEP) is canceling the Wind Catcher project as a result of the Public Utility Commission of Texas’ July 26 decision to deny approval of the project. The project had been approved by the Arkansas Public Service Commission, Louisiana Public Service Commission, and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. A decision was…

PSO pulls plug on massive Wind Catcher energy project #OK #TX

By National Wind Watch Public Service Co. of Oklahoma announced Friday that it won’t pursue approval of plans for the Wind Catcher Energy Connection project before state regulators. Its parent company, American Electric Power, announced Friday it had shelved plans for the project after a pending request to approve the project in Texas was denied….

Wind projects are dead #ON

By National Wind Watch The Progressive Conservatives’ first bill will have a huge effect on the Quinte region. Dubbed the Urgent Priorities Act, the Tories called back the legislature for a summer sitting and passed the bill officially spelling the end of wpd Canada’s White Pines Wind Project as well as ending an almost six-month…

Wind energy proponents warn Isabella zoning issues are tax hikes #MI

By National Wind Watch Proponents of a wind energy project proposed for northwestern Isabella County are warning residents in five townships that going alone on zoning will increase taxes and not necessarily stop the turbines. Supporters of the anti-turbine group Isabella Wind Watch have placed proposals on the August ballot in five townships calling for…

Proposed wind farm could drive future economic development #MO

By National Wind Watch If the Missouri Public Service Commission allows (the case is pending), Terra-Gen, LLC will break ground in Schuyler and Adair counties next year on the state’s largest wind farm. What is the next great economic driver in northeast Missouri? To borrow a line from Bob Dylan, “The answer, my friend, is…

EDP defends Nation Rise #ON

By National Wind Watch During her cross-examination, Concern Citizens’ lawyer Kathleen Coulter sought – with some success – to demonstrate the limitations of the monitoring system and that EDP had been dismissive when responding to the concerns raised by residents during the planning process. She pressed Little to admit the meteorological data the monitoring system…

NextEra and Alliant agree to less nuclear & more wind power

By Michelle Froese NextEra Energy Resources, LLC and Alliant Energy‘s Iowa energy company have agreed to shorten the term of their existing power purchase agreement (PPA) for the output from the Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC) by five years in exchange for a buyout payment. NextEra Energy Resources and Alliant Energy have shortened the term…

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