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Mortenson will build 750 MW of wind power in Wyoming

By WPED Staff Mortenson has been selected by partner Rocky Mountain Power to construct the TB Flats I & II Wind Energy Project and the Ekola Flats Wind Energy Project in Medicine Bow, Wyoming. The two projects are 20 miles apart and will have a combined wind energy capacity of 750 MW. “TB Flats I…

Ducted Wind Turbines awarded DOE grant for shrouded turbine design

By WPED Staff Ducted Wind Turbines (DWT), a company formed by Clarkson University associate professor of mechanical and aeronautical engineering, Ken Visser, and his team, has won a grant from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) for its pre-prototype turbine design. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), with funding from the DOE’s Office of…

HUBER+SUHNER releases thinner, lighter cabling for offshore industry use

By WPED Staff HUBER+SUHNER, a manufacturer of components and system solutions for electrical and optical connectivity, launched its fire-resistant RADOX OFL (Oil & Gas Flexible Lightweight) cable solution, providing the offshore industry with a safe way to reduce platform weight. Featuring a lightweight and compact design, the RADOX OFL cables reduce weight and space by…

Clearway Energy repowers 122-MW Texas wind farm

By WPED Staff Clearway Energy Group, through its ownership interest in Repowering Partnership II, has completed its first wind repowering project. Elbow Creek, a 122-MW wind farm located in Howard County, Texas, originally completed in 2008, began post-repowering operations in November. Construction for the repowering was led by Mortenson and turbine equipment was provided by…

Geronimo Energy’s 200-MW South Dakota wind farm begins operations

By WPED Staff Geronimo Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Grid Plc, announced commercial operations for its Crocker Wind Farm, a 200-MW wind energy project located in Clark County, South Dakota. Crocker has virtual power purchase agreements in place with leading corporations, Walmart and Cargill. The project was built by Wanzek Construction and utilizes GE…

Vineyard Wind wins bid for 804-MW offshore wind project for Connecticut

By WPED Staff Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Katie Dykes announced today that a bid from developer Vineyard Wind has been selected to advance to contract negotiations with the state’s electric distribution companies to provide 804 MW of offshore wind through the development of the Park City Wind Project. The bid…

IEA begins construction on 300-MW Nebraska wind farm

By WPED Staff Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives has been awarded a construction contract for the Thunderhead Wind Project in Antelope and Wheeler counties in Nebraska. The project will consist of 108 GE turbines with 300 MW of capacity. The power will be delivered into the Nebraska electrical grid. Work on the project began in November…

The high seas has vast offshore potential, but who has the right to own it?

By WPED Staff The offshore wind industry is making great strides in developing technology to build projects further from the shore, including technological innovations in floating foundations and hydrogen storage. However, a new report by Chatham Partners, a boutique law firm specializing in renewable energy, indicates that if such technology were to allow the construction…

60-MW Busch Ranch II wind project in Colorado officially comes online

By WPED Staff Black Hills Corp. announced that construction has been completed and commercial operations started for the 60-MW Busch Ranch II wind project in southern Colorado and the 35-mile Natural Bridge pipeline in eastern Wyoming. The $71 million wind project was developed by Black Hills Corp.’s power generation segment Black Hills Electric Generation for…

New Jersey forms offshore wind working group

By WPED Staff As part of Governor Murphy’s expanded goal of reaching 7,500 MW of offshore wind generation by 2035, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will lead a newly established working group of fishing and conservation groups to provide guidance to the Administration’s overall strategy and approach to achieving its offshore wind goals,…

Vestas to provide 149 MW of wind turbines to unnamed U.S. project

By WPED Staff Vestas has received an order for 149 MW of turbines, consisting of 12 V110-2.0 MW turbines and 57 V120-2.2 MW turbines for an unnamed wind project in the United States. The order includes supply and commissioning of the turbines as well as a multi-year service agreement, designed to ensure optimised performance for…

New grease from Klüber Lubrication reduces wind turbine bearing heat

By Billy Ludt Klüber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, introduces Klübersynth BZ 68-400, a lubricant specifically designed to mitigate hot bearings in wind turbines. Hardened residues that accumulate on generator bearings can become a nuisance and prevent efficient operation. Most situations require cleaning by hand, or the wind power turbines must be curtailed…

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