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Massachusetts community college partners with Maersk for U.S. offshore wind training

By WPED Staff Massachusetts-based Bristol Community College’s National Offshore Wind Institute (NOWI) has entered a global partnership with one of the world’s largest and most trusted providers of offshore wind training, Maersk Training. “Bristol is proud to partner with globally recognized Maersk Training, whose expertise and experience will elevate the college’s leadership in training the…

Apex Clean Energy selling 500-MW White Mesa Wind project

By WPED Staff Apex Clean Energy announced the sale of White Mesa Wind, located in Crockett County, Texas, to an unnamed buyer. When complete, the 500-MW White Mesa project will be the third-largest single-phase, single-site wind farm in the United States, following the largest — the 525-MW Aviator Wind, also developed by Apex and located…

Facebook signs 170-MW PPA on under-construction Illinois wind project

By WPED Staff Apex Clean Energy announced that Lincoln Land Wind has executed a power purchase agreement with Facebook for approximately 170 MW of renewable power from the Illinois project. With this latest in a series of transactions, Facebook is now Apex’s largest corporate customer by megawatt. Lincoln Land Wind will help Facebook meet its…

AWEA siting and project conferences to go virtual this September

By WPED Staff The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has announced that the Wind Resource & Project Energy Assessment Conference and Wind Project Siting and Environmental Conference will be held virtually this September. AWEA is focused on reconstructing these events to create a valuable and successful online experience. Participants will have available live presentations, on-demand…

CMS Enterprises secures 51% stake in 525-MW Texas wind farm

By WPED Staff Pillsbury lawyers represented CMS Enterprises in the purchase of a majority 51% stake in the Aviator Wind project in Texas. Kansai Electric Power Co. has secured the other 48.5% of the 525-MW project. Once operational, Aviator Wind will be the largest single-phase wind project in the ERCOT area and the largest single-phase,…

$9 million up for grabs for U.S. offshore wind innovations

By WPED Staff The National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium today announced the availability of $9 million through its Innovation in Offshore Wind Solicitation 1.0 for offshore wind technology research and development projects. Today’s announcement advances the Consortium’s long-term strategy for identifying innovative technology to further drive down costs of offshore wind development in…

200-MW wind farm in Illinois now operational

By WPED Staff EDP Renewables’ 200-MW Harvest Ridge Wind Farm has finished construction and is now fully operational and producing clean electricity in Douglas County, Illinois. “I’ve worked on four of EDPR’s wind farms in Illinois and have seen the benefits we bring to the communities who host our projects,” said Mike Duffy, who recently…

G+ reports growth in drop incidents on offshore wind farms

By WPED Staff Dropsafe, a drop prevention solutions manufacturer, has called for a more systematic approach to tackling drops throughout the offshore wind supply chain. This follows the publication of 2019 data by the G+ Global Offshore Wind Safety Organisation showing an overall rise in reported drop incidents in the sector. Dropsafe maintains that rather…

Duke Energy Renewables now offering wind turbine O&M service

By WPED Staff Duke Energy Renewables is offering a service option to wind energy producers around the United States. An alternative lifting service is now available through Duke Energy Renewable Services, an operator and maintenance provider for third-party wind and solar photovoltaic facilities in the U.S. Traditional wind turbine maintenance requires cranes, a construction zone…

New Jersey considering solicitation of 2.4 GW of offshore wind proposals

By WPED Staff The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) issued the draft “Solicitation Guidance Document” for its second offshore wind solicitation and scheduled a virtual public meeting to accept public input on the document. The document includes information on the timeline and mechanisms of the second solicitation, the application requirements and the criteria…

New York State seeking proposals for 2,500 MW of offshore wind projects

By WPED Staff New York State has issued a combined clean energy solicitation, seeking up to 4,000 MW of renewable energy capacity. The state’s second offshore wind solicitation seeks up to 2,500 MW of projects, in addition to last year’s solicitation which resulted in nearly 1,700 MW awarded. The solicitation includes a multi-port strategy and…

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