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Vineyard Wind applauds New York’s new commitment to offshore wind

By Michelle Froese Governor Cuomo set this ambitious new offshore wind goal in his 2019 State of the State address earlier this week. Vineyard Wind Chief Executive Office Lars Petersen released the following statement following the announcement by the New York Governor Andrew Cuomo that the state will quadruple planned offshore wind development to 9,000…

Taiwan has a unique opportunity to be a leader in offshore wind

By Michelle Froese The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has called on the government of Taiwan to rethink proposed changes to the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) for offshore wind projects to avoid the costly lessons made by other markets that pursued a similar approach. Taiwan’s offshore wind target of 5.5 GW by 2025 is expected to bring…

EDF Renewables acquires 300-MW Nebraska wind project

By Michelle Froese Milligan 1 Wind marks the first project for EDF Renewables in Nebraska. EDF Renewables North America has closed on a purchase agreement with York Nebraska Wind Partners, LLC, a partnership comprised of Aksamit Resource Management, LLC and York Capital Management for 100% of the interests in the 300-MW Milligan 1 Wind Project…

K2 Management rounds up 23 contract wins in North America

By Billy Ludt K2 Management, sustainable energy consultancy, rounded up 2018 with its most successful quarter in North America since its inception in 2010, signing 23 orders in Q4 of last year. These new orders, spanning offshore wind, onshore wind and solar technologies, will support projects with an expected total installed capacity of 9 GW…

Quinbrook closes financing for Ranchero Wind Farm in Texas

By Michelle Froese Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, a specialist investor in low carbon energy infrastructure, announced that its portfolio company, Scout Clean Energy LLC has closed construction financing and tax equity commitments on the 300-MW Ranchero Wind Farm located in Crockett County, Texas. Ranchero will use 120 of the latest generation GE 2.5MW wind turbines with…

Nebraska’s 200-MW Upstream Wind Energy Center comes online

By Michelle Froese Located just north of the City of Neligh, Upstream was developed and constructed by Invenergy and will generate enough electricity to power 68,000 American homes. Invenergy, a global developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions, has announced the completion of construction and the start of commercial operations of the 200-MW Upstream Wind…

Siemens Gamesa launches 10-MW offshore wind turbine

By Michelle Froese Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has launched the SG 10.0-193 DD, the company’s first 10+ MW offshore wind turbine. The newest wind turbine in the SGRE offshore product portfolio builds on proven technology for maximum energy yield at all wind speeds. According to the turbine manufacturer, It offers the same reliability while…

Nordex signs 150-MW Texas wind deal

By Michelle Froese The new Texas wind deal will include 48AW125/3150 Nordex turbines. The Nordex Group recently announced a new wind contract with an undisclosed company for a 150-MW wind farm in Texas. In December, the company says it signed a deal to supply supply 48 turbines from the AW125/3150 series to an independent power…

T-REX to provide Macquarie with automated data management & services

By Michelle Froese T-REX, a software solutions provider for financing of renewable assets, and Macquarie Capital, the advisory, capital markets, and principal investment arm of Macquarie Group, have announced an expanded relationship in which T-REX will onboard assets to its proprietary Performance Data Service (PDS). T-REX PDS is intended provide Macquarie and its clients transparency…

ACORE names its new & returning board members for 2019

By Michelle Froese The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), a national business group made up of companies that finance, develop, manufacture and use all forms of renewable energy, has announced its new board members for 2019. Executives from Lincoln Clean Energy, E.ON North America, Pattern Energy Group and Starwood Energy join ACORE’s board to…

Invenergy begins operation of battery storage system for MidAmerican Energy

By Michelle Froese According to Invenergy, the battery can provide four megawatt-hours of storage capacity, supplying one megawatt of power for up to four hours — enough electricity to power about 900 average Iowa homes. (Image: Invernergy) Invenergy, a privately held global developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions, announced the start of commercial operations…

Iowa Senator Ernst receives U.S. Wind Champion Award

By Michelle Froese Tom Kiernan, CEO of AWEA awards the U.S. Wind Champion Award to Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) Iowa Senator Joni Ernst has been recognized as a U.S. Wind Champion by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). AWEA presents U.S. Wind Champion Awards to members of Congress from both parties who show consistent and…

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