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State of Virginia signs PPA for full output of 75-MW wind project

By Billy Ludt Governor Ralph Northam and Apex Clean Energy announced that the state of Virginia has entered into a power purchase agreement for the output of the approximately 75-MW Rocky Forge Wind project, located in Botetourt County. The agreement represents the purchase of the full capacity of the project, which will become Virginia’s first…

IEA wins EPC contract for 130-MW Iowa wind farm

By WPED Staff Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives announced a new wind energy project award valued at approximately $67 million. The award is for construction of the Richland Wind Farm in Sac County in western Iowa. The power generated by the 130-MW project’s planned 53 GE WTG turbines will be delivered into the Iowa electrical grid….

Ørsted, Eversource open joint venture office in Connecticut

By WPED Staff The Ørsted and Eversource Joint Venture (JV) officially marked the arrival of its first Connecticut office in downtown New London. Members of the Ørsted and Eversource JV joined alongside future neighbors and the New London business community at a ceremonial groundbreaking event at the Muddy Waters Café at 42 Bank Street. “The…

Pattern Energy to acquire half of 220-MW New Mexico wind farm

By WPED Staff Pattern Energy Group will acquire ownership interests in two operating wind power facilities, the Henvey Inlet Wind facility in Ontario and the Grady Wind facility in New Mexico. The company has also entered into an agreement for a $260 million private placement of perpetual preferred stock (Series A Preferred Stock) with certain…

Clean Power Alliance signs 300-MW PPA for Arizona wind project

By WPED Staff Clean Power Alliance (CPA) signed a power purchase agreement for a new utility-scale wind turbine project. The project was approved by CPA’s Board of Directors at their Oct. 3 board meeting. The project contracts 300 MW from the White Hills Wind project in Arizona, with an expected output of 830,000 MWh/year. It…

350-MW Foard City wind farm officially operating in Texas

By WPED Staff Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has begun commercial operation of the 350.3-MW Foard City wind farm, a project consisting of 139 GE wind turbines spreading over 31,449 acres in Foard County in Texas . The wind farm benefits from a 12-year power purchase agreement with Vistra Energy for 300 MW of the Foard…

NYSERDA issues request for ports eligible for offshore wind projects

By Billy Ludt The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Empire State Development (ESD) and the New York Department of Transportation (DOT) is issuing a Request for Qualifications seeking proposals for pre-qualification from port operators and market participants who are interested in upgrading and investing in New York ports to support the…

Wind leaders launch California offshore advocacy group

By WPED Staff A coalition of wind industry leaders have announced the launch of Offshore Wind California (OWC). Committed to providing industry expertise, innovative solutions and a dedicated voice for offshore wind in California, OWC is poised to lead the promotion of responsible and sustainable deployment of offshore wind power in the state’s energy system….

Recycling rare earth metals is key to sustaining direct drive turbines

By WPED Contributor By Seren Direct drive wind turbines account for one-third of all wind power generation. Compared to other wind technologies they have higher energy output and lower maintenance requirements, which means they are favored offshore. To operate direct drive turbines, permanent magnets are needed — and obtaining these magnets is increasingly complicated. In…

Carnegie Mellon University purchases wind RECs from ENGIE

By WPED Staff Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and ENGIE Resources announced a series of multiyear energy agreements through 2024 in which the university will purchase energy from the Radford’s Run Wind Farm for its Pittsburgh campus. Martin Altschul, director of strategic facilities initiatives at CMU, said that ENGIE’s support of wind projects played a critical…

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