Tagged Wind

Wind turbines don’t make good neighbors #MA

By National Wind Watch Two wind turbines were put up in the town where I live in close financial collaboration with the state. The neighbors only found out when the land was cleared on Veterans Day 2011. At that time the project was so far advanced that there was little the neighbors could do to…

Reasons to fear the wind are piling up #NY

By National Wind Watch Recent writings have indicated that there is much controversy over wind energy in the area. This is true especially in the towns of Somerset and Yates. Apex “Clean Energy,” a Virginia-based company, is proposing Project Lighthouse Wind, a project that will string up to 70 huge, 600-foot-plus industrial wind turbines along…

Mixed reaction to scaling back of €240m Grid West project #IRL

By National Wind Watch EirGrid’s decision to scale back its €240 million Grid West transmission project has elicited a mixed reaction from business and community groups in the west. Ireland’s electricity grid operator has decided that the contentious 400kV scheme proposed in 2012 is no longer needed “due to the lower than expected amounts of…

Council hires lobbyist for wind farms #MD

By National Wind Watch The Ocean City Council has hired prominent Maryland lobbyist Bruce Bereano to help push the wind farms to the desired distance of 23 miles offshore. “There is one chance to do this right, and there’s no one better at a state and federal level,” Councilman Tony DeLuca said. “He knows everyone…

Acciona opens battery storage plant at wind farm in Spain

By Michelle Froese Acciona Energia has opened a new battery storage plant alongside a wind farm in Barasoain, located in the region of Navarra, Spain. It is the first battery storage facility incorporated into a grid-connected wind farm in the country. The aim of the battery system is to increase the generation of renewable energy…

New Consumers Energy program helps Michigan businesses go 100% renewables

By Michelle Froese Consumers Energy recently received approval from the Michigan Public Service Commission to create a pilot program that will let large businesses match their energy use with renewable energy sources. Consumers Energy announced that it is starting a new program to help large businesses be powered 100% by renewable energy. “Large businesses increasingly…

Enerpac’s Synchpost load-positioning system used to install offshore turbine foundations in Finland

By Michelle Froese Enerpac Heavy Lifting Technology’s Synchoist load-positioning system has been used by the Finnish wind-power production company, Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy, for the installation of gravity base foundations at the Tahkoluoto Offshore Wind Farm. Pori, Finland’s Tahkoluoto Wind Farm is currently the world’s first offshore wind farm designed for operation in ice conditions. The…

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