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Tenaska begins building 242-MW wind project in northwest Missouri

By Michelle Froese Independent energy provider, Tenaska, says it has successfully closed about $302 million in commercial financing for the 242-MW Tenaska Clear Creek Energy Center, which is now under construction in Nodaway County in northwest Missouri. Construction and operation of Tenaska Clear Creek is expected to boost the economy in northwest Missouri, creating more…

Leeward repowers Illinois’ Mendota Hills Wind Farm

By Michelle Froese Leeward Renewable Energy has successfully completed the full-scale repowering of its Mendota Hills Wind Farm in Lee County, Illinois. The repowering of Mendota was completed on March 21, 2019. Through the construction phase of Mendota, Leeward generated about 250 jobs and will increase its contribution to Lee County in the form of…

DPU approves Vineyard Wind contracts #MA

By National Wind Watch BOSTON – State public utility regulators have approved long-term offshore wind contracts between Vineyard Wind and electric distribution companies in Massachusetts, giving the offshore wind farm developer a crucial approval needed to start construction by the end of the year. “The approval of these contracts is an important step toward the…

sPower granted approvals for 500-MW Virginia solar project

By Billy Ludt The Spotsylvania Board of Supervisors has approved three special use permits for sPower’s proposed 500-MW solar project. The project will be built in phases over the next two years and will ultimately generate over $20 million in new tax revenue for Spotsylvania County, Virginia. The project will create approximately 800 construction jobs…

E.ON starts construction on 200-MW Cranell wind farm in Texas

By Michelle Froese E.ON announced the 200-MW Cranell wind farm in Refugio County, Texas, is now under construction and that the company expects to commission the project before the end of 2019. The new 220-MW project will bring E.ON’s total Texas generation capacity to the 3-GW mark. “We’re excited to announce another one of the…

Ohio suspends hearing for Seneca Wind Farm

By Michelle Froese The Ohio Power Siting Board (OOSB) has suspended the hearings scheduled in the Seneca Wind Farm case, including the public hearing previously set for April 23 and the evidentiary hearing set to begin May 16. Seneca Wind is a proposed 212-MW wind farm that would be built on about 56,900 acres of…

Renewable Properties installs 3-MW solar project for community choice aggregator Marin Clean Energy

By Kelsey Misbrener Renewable Properties, an investor and developer of small-scale utility and commercial solar energy projects throughout the U.S., begins construction on the American Canyon Solar Project in Napa County after months of development, planning and preparation. Renewable Properties developed the small-scale utility solar project that will supply Marin Clean Energy (MCE), California’s first…

Vineyard Wind commits to fisheries monitoring #MA

By National Wind Watch NEW BEDFORD – Vineyard Wind has announced that it will adopt research measures recommended by a local university to monitor the effects on fisheries of the 84-turbine offshore wind farm, which when operational could be the first industrial-sized installation in the country. The company, which intends to begin construction later this…

Vineyard Wind to implement UMass fisheries monitoring studies

By Michelle Froese Vineyard Wind announced that it will implement recommendations from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) to guide the project’s fisheries monitoring studies during construction, as well as to initiate longer-term studies as part of a regional approach to fisheries studies. SMAST’s recommendations were based on its…

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