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Offshore wind farm increased tourism on Block Island

Researchers who analyzed AirBnB rental data before and after construction of the Block Island Wind Farm have found that, contrary to some concerns, the turbines have been linked with increased tourism on the island. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Wind Energy News

New Mexico expanding transmission grid to support wind energy

By Michelle Froese Once complete, the Western Sprit transmission grid is expected to accommodate 800 MW of new wind energy. PNM, the wholly owned New Mexico utility subsidiary of PNM Resources, announced an agreement with an affiliate of Pattern Energy Group 2 LP (Pattern Development), and the New Mexico Renewable Energy Transmission Authority (NM RETA)…

Wood awarded technical advisor role on Vineyard Wind project

By Michelle Froese Wood has been awarded the role of technical advisor on Vineyard Wind, the first utility-scale wind farm located off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, an island in Massachusetts, USA. The 800-MW offshore wind farm will consist of 84 9.5 MW wind turbines. Vineyard Wind is expected to meet the energy needs of…

U.S. wind development pipeline grew by 6,146 MW in first quarter

By Michelle Froese A burst of new wind farm announcements in the first quarter of 2019 propelled the total volume of U.S. wind power construction and development activity to a record level according to the newly released U.S. Wind Industry First Quarter 2019 Market Report. AWEA’s first-quarter market report for 2019 reveals that more U.S….

Hormel Foods will soon have solar-powered sausage

By Kelsey Misbrener Hormel Foods Corporation and IGS Solar have started construction on a solar energy project at the Hormel Foods Swiss American Sausage Company facility in Lathrop, Calif. The project is slated for completion in July. IGS will partner with PCI Solar who will install the solar system, which will consist of 1,998 panels…

Siemens Gamesa secures Texas and New Mexico wind-turbine orders

By Michelle Froese Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) was selected by EDF Renewables North America to supply turbines for the Coyote and Oso Grande projects in the U.S. The SG 4.5-145 wind turbine is the latest addition to the Siemens Gamesa 4.X platform. It is considered a benchmark solution for sites with medium winds. Located…

Alewijnse Continues Windcat Streak

By Adnan Durakovic Alewijnse Marine has received an order to provide full electrical outfitting for two crew transfer vessels (CTVs) under construction at Dok and Scheepsbouw Woudsend shipyard for Windcat Workboats…. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read Full Article Here For more…

Iberdrola Gives East Anglia One Construction Update

By Nadja Skopljak 37 out of 102 jacket foundations have been installed at the East Anglia One offshore wind farm in the UK, according to Iberdrola. The installation of the piles for the 102 turbines has been… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]…

UK Extends Offshore Wind Immigration Rules Concession to April 2020

By Adnan Durakovic The UK has again extended the Offshore Wind Immigration Rules concession to workers essential to the construction and maintenance of wind farms within UK territorial waters which will now run until… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read Full Article…

Xcel Energy growing its Upper Midwest wind portfolio

By Michelle Froese Xcel Energy has completed the purchase of two wind energy projects that add to its growing Upper Midwest wind energy portfolio. The 200-MW Blazing Star 2 wind project in southwest Minnesota and the 300-MW Dakota Range 1 and 2 projects in eastern South Dakota. Xcel Energy has committed to growing its Upper…

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