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Wind Turbine News for September 30, 2013

Viktor Lawryniuk - Monday, September 30, 2013

Vestas Receives 400 MW Turbine Order For Wind Farms in Texas

Daily Fusion

Vestas Receives 400 MW Turbine Order For Wind Farms in Texas. September 30, 2013 @ 11:35. A wind farm near Abeline, Texas. ... Once Los Vientos IV is finished, it will be the 10th major wind-energy project in Texas to use Vestas turbines.

Are Wildlife Concerns Limiting Wind Energy in Nebraska?

KVNO News

The (Prairie Breeze wind farm) will be the biggest single wind project in Nebraska and I think it shows that public power is maybe taking a harder look at seeing ...

Wind turbine policy updates to get Emmet planners' consideration

Petoskey News-Review

Wind turbine policy updates to get Emmet planners' consideration ... limits to prevent a large, utility-scale project from being developed in their community. ... million wind farm projected called the Bliss Plateau Wind Farm in the two townships.

Wind farm seeks tax break in Cameron County

Valley morning Star

The wind farm is expected to install as many as 50 wind turbines throughout the land ... A similar wind energy project in Willacy County had not experienced ...

NASA wind farm still blowing in wind

Sandusky Register

Wind turbines of up to 500 feet high would satisfy this quota. ... BC: At this time, there is no identified developer for the proposed wind farm project at the NASA Plum Brook ... BC: NASA would generate clean renewable energy and would set an ...

Sierra Club's 'aggressive' ad campaign pushes for offshore wind ...

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

The five turbine demonstration wind farm to be built in state waters three miles ... proposed wind-energy projects in New Jersey, the demonstration wind farm will ...

Hold your horses, Olveston wind farm campaigners warn council

Gazette Series

Activists who formed the Olveston Wind Farm Action Group when the plans were ... with the implications of projects such as wind farms and laying down relevant ... She added: "“The people who would be affected by the turbines have made the ...

Plans for new Dingwall wind farm to be revealed

Ross-Shire Journal

A development of up to six turbines is being proposed by ABO Wind UK Ltd at Woodlands ... three - area of search" for wind energy development, as designated by Highland Council. ... Woodlands Wind Farm is the first of these new projects.


Wind Turbine News for September 29, 2013

Viktor Lawryniuk - Sunday, September 29, 2013

Malloy Heralds New Solar, Wind Power Projects

Patch.com

Wind farm, solar installation will yield energy prices that are competitive with fossil ... “These projects bring real benefits — cleaner power with no air emissions ...

GE invests $515 million in Turkish energy and other projects

Economic Times

GE invests $515 million in Turkish energy and other projects ... turbines for a 35-megawatt wind farm and gas turbines for an 840-megawatt power plant, both to ...

Windmill farm seeks first ever permit to kill eagles

BizPac Review

The Shiloh IV Wind Project, a large Solano County, Calif., wind farm, would be ... including the retrofitting of 133 nearby power poles to prevent electrocutions.”.

Contractors, residents come out for wind

Olean Times Herald

The company had proposed to build a 29-turbine, $160 million wind farm in ... Controversy surrounding the project, however, caused delays and eventually led ...


Wind Turbine News for September 28, 2013

Viktor Lawryniuk - Saturday, September 28, 2013

Sempra Buys 75MW Wind Farm

Zacks.com

The company intends to develop the wind farm and upon completion the ... Wind-turbine company, Vestas will provide 200 2-MW turbines for the project, which ...

Keadby Wind Farm powers up as traffic concern persists

Thorne Gazette

The first turbine components are delivered to the Keadby wind farm site following ... Project manager David Sutton said: “Once the turbines are installed, they ...

Large wind farm approved in Saint Croix County

WSAU

The panel rejected the project in February, but it gave the company a second ... Last year, Wisconsin added only 18 megawatts of wind power while three ...

Kruger Energy dedicates new wind farm in Montérégie

Windpower Engineering (press release)

Kruger Energy held a dedication ceremony today at its new wind farm in Montérégie, ... The Montérégie project consists in 44 wind turbines installed in five ...


Wind Turbine News for September 27, 2013

Viktor Lawryniuk - Friday, September 27, 2013

YIT plans large-scale wind farm at Lestijärvi

Wall Street Journal

The higher wind turbines will allow the wind power to be utilised more efficiently. YIT will continue the development of the already made project plans in ...

California wind farm seeks permit to kill eagles

UPI.com

... wind farm would be the first renewable energy project in the nation allowed to ... The plan would allow the company's 50 wind turbines to kill as many as five ...

Windmill farm gets permit to kill eagles

San Francisco Chronicle

A large wind farm in Solano County would be the first renewable energy project in ... The unusual plan would allow the company's 50 wind turbines to kill up to ...

Public Service Commission approves wind farm northwest of Eau ...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

If the project moves forward to construction, the Highland Wind Farm would consist ... Wind project will supply enough clean, safe electricity to power hundreds of ...

NextEra Starts Ontario Wind Farm - Analyst Blog

NASDAQ

The project's development work was initiated in 2006 and it received Renewable Energy Approval in Mar 2012. The wind farm consists of 56 turbines generating ...

NC analyzes wind energy costs

Greater Wilmington Business Journal

The plan includes no projects to deliver wind energy with Brooks noting this ... In 2008, Progress Energy contracted to buy power from what was expected to be ... The Golden Wind Farm was planned by Raleigh entrepreneur Nelson Paul who ...

Nordex wins 43.2MW wind turbine contract in Germany

Energy Business Review

Nordex wins 43.2MW wind turbine contract in Germany ... of STEAG, to supply wind turbines for a proposed 43.2MW wind farm in Brandenburg, Germany. ... low-wind turbines as well as construction of the foundations for the Ullersdorf project.

Developer outlines plans for new wind farm

Huron Daily Tribune

Rick Wilson said the proposed Big Turtle Wind Farm is a 20-megawatt project consisting of 10 wind energy turbines in Rubicon Township. He said Heritage ...

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) Investment In Turkey Boosted ...

eFinance Hub

Turkey has the need of creating a wind-turbine manufacturing base to harness its own wind potential, and Immelt said General Electric Company's dealings in ...

'Visit a wind farm for yourself' advises Element Power CEO

Offaly Express

The Irish Wind Energy Association's website - www.iwea.com - gives a list of all ... Mr Cowhig said that the potential effects of a wind farm are assessed as part of ... In total, the project can create thousands of construction and long term jobs, ...

E.ON to repower Wales' oldest wind farm

Renewable Energy Focus

A £38 million wind turbine tower factory is being opened in Mabey Bridge in ... in Wales can access £8 million to develop local renewable energy projects.

PSC OKs St. Croix County wind farm; Green Bay bridge support ...

Hudson Star Observer

PSC OKs St. Croix County wind farm; Green Bay bridge support sinks two feet; ... The panel rejected the project in February, but it gave the company a second chance ... Last year, Wisconsin added only 18 megawatts of wind power while three ...

GE invests $515 million in Turkish energy and other projects

Reuters

... the $900 million it has earmarked for Turkey on projects ranging from energy ... a 35-megawatt wind farm and gas turbines for an 840-megawatt power plant, ...

129 MW Offshore Wind Farm Orders Vestas Turbines

North American Windpower

129 MW Offshore Wind Farm Orders Vestas Turbines ... The 129 MW project is owned by Dutch energy company Eneco and Japan-based Mitsubishi Corp.

Huge wind farm refused planning permission over community impact

stv.tv

Huge wind farm refused planning permission over community impact ... Gamesa Energy UK Ltd had applied to build a 117MW wind farm with 40 turbines with a tip ... The two local authorities were united in their opposition to the project and ...

Cowal wind farm back on Bute's agenda?

Buteman

The prospect of a wind farm being built on the Cowal hills, directly to the north of ... to investigate the feasibility of new on-shore wind energy projects in the Tay, ... proposal for 14 giant turbines on much the same site was decisively rejected, ...

Rise of the giant wind farm marks power shift away from dirty energy

The Times (subscription)

Rise of the giant wind farm marks power shift away from dirty energy ... a sharp rise in the amount of power being generated from renewable energy projects.

WINDPOWER: Company makes progress on ND wind project

Prairie Business

If constructed, the Courtenay Wind Farm could be the largest in North Dakota constructed under a single permit. It would produce 200 megawatts of power from ...

Abengoa to develop 70 MW wind farm in Uruguay

Renewable Energy Focus

The wind farm will have 35 two-megawatt wind turbines that will generate ... Both projects have signed 20-year power purchase agreements with the state ...

$200 million wind farm opens in Western Australia's mid west

ABC Online

The $200 million Mumbida Wind Farm, based 40 kilometres south of Geraldton, is made up of 22 ... All of the energy generated from the turbines has been purchased by the Water ... The 55 megawatt project is is expected to last for 20 years.

UPDATE 1-Wind energy company Pattern blows past IPO price in ...

Reuters

Sept 27 (Reuters) - Shares of Pattern Energy Group Inc rose 10 percent in ... energy stocks rubbed off on the first-ever public offering of a U.S. wind farm operator. ... California-based Pattern owns and operates eight wind power projects in the ... Siemens AG, the world's No.3 maker of wind turbines, said last month that it ...

Vestas Looks Full of Air Now

Wall Street Journal

... foreground of Vestas Wind Systems turbines at the Maple Ridge Wind Farm on the Tug Hill ... for renewable energy fell globally and competition from China increased. ... with a further €200 million contingent on project milestones being met.


Wind Turbine News for September 26, 2013

Viktor Lawryniuk - Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sempra US Gas & Power Announces the Acquisition of Nebraska ...

Wall Street Journal

The project is expected to employ about 300 workers during peak ... The entire power output from the wind farm has been sold to the Nebraska Public Power ...

NLC wind farm project may be commissioned by June

Hindu Business Line

NLC wind farm project may be commissioned by June ... State-owned Neyveli Lignite's wind power project in Tamil Nadu is expected to be commissioned by ...

Duke to Expand Wind Power Projects in South Texas

Wall Street Journal

s (DUK) renewable-energy business plans to build two large-scale wind-power facilities in South Texas, adding to its Los Vientos wind-farm projects.

Power company faces wind farm claims probe

Herald Scotland

THE operators of Scotland's largest wind farm are being reported to the advertising ... the contribution its turbines can make to national energy requirements. ... load factor for the project over a 25-year period will be approximately 27%.

'Visit a wind farm for yourself' advises Element Power CEO

Offaly Express

'Visit a wind farm for yourself' advises Element Power CEO ... In total, the project can create thousands of construction and long term jobs, contribute €1.25billion ...

Thoroughbred Breeders oppose wind farm plans

Leinster Leader

Thoroughbred Breeders oppose wind farm plans ... Thursday it was agreed the Association oppose the intended wind turbine projects in the midlands. ... We are not opposed to renewable energy but this project is incompatible with breeding, ...

NextEra Completes 124 MW Canada Wind Farm

Motley Fool

NextEra Completes 124 MW Canada Wind Farm ... The Ontario wind farm has been in development since 2006, and its 56 turbines are capable of ... opportunities for Haldimand County during the life of this clean energy project." ... NextEra operates 100 wind farms across 19 states and Canada, amounting to 10,000 net ...

Centrica completes work on Lincs wind farm

Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Energy-giant Centrica has put the finishing touches to 75 wind turbines off the ... The three-year project to build the offshore wind farm was officially opened by ...

Tri Global Energy announces world's largest community -sponsored ...

Windtech International

Tri Global Energy has announced the creation of Hale Community Energy, LLC ... Tri Global Energy projects of Hale County Wind Farm, LLC, CottonWind Farms, ... It has the potential to produce 1,100MW with approximately 500-650 turbines...

New Era Wind abandons area project

Zumbrota News-Record

New Era no longer intends to develop a wind energy project in Goodhue ... Xcel Energy had contracted with New Era to buy power generated at the wind farm.

Ross town's co-op turbine could be the model to follow, it's claimed

Ross-Shire Journal

The co-operative model offers a unique way for people to invest into a wind project, co-own a turbine and share in the significant benefits.” The opportunity to ...

TrustPower plans wind farm for eastern Mt Lofty Ranges region

ABC Local

A 130-turbine wind farm has been proposed for the eastern Mount Lofty ... said its Development Assessment Panel will decide if the project could progress.

TimberWest and EDP Renewables Canada Partner on Large-Scale ...

Canada NewsWire (press release)

EDP Renewables' Wind Farm, New York c/o EDP Renewables (CNW ... "These renewable energy projects would represent a significant investment on ... modern wind turbines, these projects would be competitive with other large-scale power ...

CIT Arranges $36M Financing To 26 MW Project Constructed by ...

North American Windpower

... to Punta Lima LLC, owner of the 26 MW Punta Lima Wind Farm in Puerto Rico. ... "This wind power facility is an exciting development for renewable energy ... energy source for the island,” says Javier Mateache, CEO of Gestamp Wind.

Wind Turbine News for September 25, 2013

Viktor Lawryniuk - Wednesday, September 25, 2013

NextEra Energy Canada announces completion of Haldimand ...

Wall Street Journal

NextEra Energy Canada announces completion of Haldimand County wind farm ... The Centre, located in Haldimand County, is comprised of 56 turbines and capable of ... for Haldimand County during the life of this clean energy project." Development on the Summerhaven Wind Energy Centre began in 2006, and the ...

RWE Innogy inaugurates 45MW Nowy Staw wind power project in ...

Energy Business Review

RWE Innogy inaugurates 45MW Nowy Staw wind power project in Poland. EBR Staff ... The company is planning to further expand the Nowy Staw wind farm.

Saundby: Plans for six turbine wind farm

Gainsborough Standard

It now plans to meet with the public to show them what the wind farm would look like, ... There will be a chance to view the proposed turbine layout and see to-scale ... “Local communities and interest groups are playing a key role in the project ...

Public meetings scheduled for October

Chatham Daily News

Nextera Energy is making changes to plans for the 92-turbine Jericho Wind ... "As the project got further along, we realized there was room for refinement," said ... wind farm that already has a contract to sell electricity into Ontario's power grid.

Wind energy deals with utilities raises eyebrows

Capecodonline

The utilities, which include NStar and National Grid, agreed jointly to buy power from six land-based wind-energy projects in Maine and New Hampshire for an ...

Antelope Ridge wind farm withdrawn by developers

OregonLive.com

The proposed 300 megawatt project comprised some 160 turbines in the rolling ... to export wind power to that state, formerly the biggest customer for Northwest ...

Blowin' in the Wind

The Weekly Standard

It also doesn't hurt that energy companies benefit from a bevy of federal subsidies and tax credits for investing in wind farm projects. Wind turbines come with ...

Moratorium On Wind Power Holds

Hartford Courant

Nationally, wind power is booming, accounting for 43 percent of new power facilities ... "You're unlikely to see a 250-megawatt wind farm in downtown Hartford," said ... The Connecticut moratorium on wind projects was passed in 2011 to give ...

ABB white paper: Five keys to wind farm bankability

Windpower Engineering (press release)

The Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) of wind power is rapidly gaining equilibrium with ... However, the LCOE of wind can vary widely from project to project, and ...

Velocity rises in wind-power debate

Columbus Dispatch

The event also drew protesters who say that wind energy is too expensive and ... has several utility-scale wind farms, the largest of which is Blue Creek Wind Farm in ... This includes seven projects that have been approved by the Ohio Power ...

Green power's promise

TheDay.com

Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating, the state's two major power ... The second project award went to the Number Nine Wind Farm in Aroostock ...

Wind Turbine News for September 24, 2013

Viktor Lawryniuk - Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Energy Project Sees Firms Spinning With Success

Build.co.uk

The wind farm is situated just north of the Humber estuary with plans to build around 73 wind turbines on it generating enough clean, renewable energy to power ...

India develops world's largest solar project, new wind power play in ...

Stockhouse

India develops world's largest solar project, new wind power play in Uruguay ... it was tasked with building a 70 megawatt wind farm worth an estimated $165 ...

Dundee port facilities 'ready for offshore renewables projects'

stv.tv

Dundee port facilities 'ready for offshore renewables projects' ... massive wind turbine parts from Dundee to an onshore wind farm in Aberdeen has been held up ...

Abengoa to construct 70 MW wind farm in Uruguay

EcoSeed

A 70-megawatt wind farm is set to start construction in the Salto region of ... The first wind power project of Abengoa in Uruguay was a 50 MW installation in ...

Connecticut Adds 20 MW Solar Plant To Renewables Portfolio

Solar Industry

... says two renewable energy projects - a 250 MW wind farm in Maine and a 20 MW solar installation in Connecticut - have been selected to help power the ...

Wind Turbine News for September 23, 2013

Viktor Lawryniuk - Monday, September 23, 2013

New solar, wind farms planned

Westfair Online

These projects bring real benefits – cleaner power with no air emissions and improved reliability by diversifying our energy portfolio – all at a cost comparable to ...

Abengoa to develop new 70 megawatt (MW) wind farm in Uruguay

Wall Street Journal

The project, worth US $165 million, will enable renewable energy to be supplied to ... The wind farm will have 35 two-megawatt wind turbines that will generate ...

Why bigger isn't always seen as better in Ireland's expanding wind ...

Irish Times

Why bigger isn't always seen as better in Ireland's expanding wind farm industry ... to the residents for their 370 MW 112-turbine Oweninny Power Ltd project at ...

Is US offshore wind power finally ready to take off?

The Guardian

But its legal battles are now largely behind it, and Cape Wind has power-purchase agreements in place. The wind farm's developer, Jim Gordon, says the project ...

Indiana wind farm working to fix noisy turbine

Agri News

Indiana wind farm working to fix noisy turbine ... E.ON Climate & Renewables project manager Andy Melka said one of Wildcat Wind Farm's turbines is creating ...

In federal lawsuits, Keyser residents allege wind farm threatens well ...

Cumberland Times-News

The residents, who all live close to the wind farm, allege that the turbines and ... The suit asserts that in December 2012 Edison Mission Energy, on behalf of ...

Oldest wind farm in Wales may get new lease of life

Energy Live News

Since the project was built in Ryd-y-Groes on Anglesey in 1992 wind ... The 24-turbine site is owned by TGP Wind Limited – a joint venture between E.ON and ...

Construction starts on the Témiscouata community wind farms

Wall Street Journal

"Boralex is proud to be partnering this wind power project and working with a ... and installation of the 10 wind turbines will make it possible for the wind farm to ...

Lake Erie wind turbines viable, say engineering firms with North Sea ...

Plain Dealer

The six-turbines in the pilot wind farm planned for Lake Erie would not need steel and ... it could open all of the Great Lakes to hundreds of wind turbine projects.

Wind Turbine News for September 22, 2013

Viktor Lawryniuk - Sunday, September 22, 2013

Wind farm working to fix noisy turbine

Vincennes Sun Commercial

... central Indiana wind farm are working to correct problems with a wind turbine that's ... project manager Andy Melka says one of Wildcat Wind Farm's turbines is ...

GMP improves power line, boosts wind power output

Ct Post

... largest power company says its Lowell Mountain wind farm has been able to ship ... the project to generate 63 megawatts during favorable wind conditions.

Wind Turbine News for September 21, 2013

Viktor Lawryniuk - Saturday, September 21, 2013

Conn. selects 2 clean energy projects for power

Seattle Post Intelligencer

Conn. selects 2 clean energy projects for power ... The Number Nine Wind Farm is a 250-megawatt wind farm to be located in Aroostook County in Maine.

Maine wind farm chosen to provide electricity to Conn.

Morning Sentinel

Two clean energy projects in Connecticut and Maine have been selected to help ... The state hopes to obtain 20 percent of its total electric power from clean ... of the contracts — 20 years for the solar project and 15 years for the wind farm.

Energy minister opens wind farm's next generation turbines

Clacton and Frinton Gazette

Energy minister opens wind farm's next generation turbines ... The event marks the completion of a project to install two Siemens 6 megawatt wind turbines at the ...

Google Buys Entire Output of Texas Wind Farm

SustainableBusiness.com

"As part of our quest to power our operations with 100% renewable energy ... this is ... invested in another Texas wind farm, its 11th renewable energy project.

Wind farm developer's £8.6m fund

This is Scunthorpe

A WIND farm developer bringing a 34-turbine site to North Lincolnshire has pledged more than £8.5 million for community projects. Developer SSE has more ...

CT's renewable choices: Maine wind, CT sunshine

The Connecticut Mirror

Number Nine Wind Farm, a 250 megawatt wind project to be built in Aroostook County, ... The plant now only supplies power in times of peak demand, leaving it ...