Category: Wind Energy

Wind farm fight moves ahead in Kansas court

The fight between a wind farm operator who wants to build near Hutchinson Kansas and Reno County is far from over after a district judge ruled the lawsuit against the county can proceed. Reno County District Judge Tim Chambers issued an order denying a motion by Pretty Prairie Wind for an immediate appeal on an earlier …

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Wind turbines on private property a flash point for Iowa lawmakers

  A political fight is developing in Iowa where state regulators are in the processing of expanding their authority to surrender private property for wind energy developments. Radio Iowa reports that three Republican members of a key committee plan to block the intentions of the Iowa Utilities Board. Some Iowa counties have passed local zoning …

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Michigan firm becomes majority owner of Texas wind farm

  Michigan-based Consumers Energy’s parent company has become a majority owner of Aviator Wind, a 525-megawatt wind energy farm in central Texas. The project will create electrical power for Facebook and McDonald’s. CMS Energy purchased 51% ownership in Aviator Wind, a 525-megawatt wind energy farm in central Texas, according to a Thursday, July 30 news …

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Wind regulations target project in central Kansas

  A proposed wind farm near Hutchinson, Kansas, one opposed by many residents is facing more scrutiny and possible restrictive rules and regulations that could be imposed by Reno County authorities. The Hutchinson News reported that the county Planning Commission in a recent meeting considered limits on noise and even shadow flicker in determining how …

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  The moratorium that one county in North Dakota has in effect for wind farm permits will continue following action by commissioners this past week. It is in Mercer County where the commissioners want their planning and zoning board to take a closer look at the county’s wind farm policies. As the Bismarck Tribune report, …

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Texas says ‘no’ to Oklahoma wind farm electricity

American Electric Power’s Oklahoma-based wind-power project designed to provide electricity in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas suffered a setback when regulators in Texas rejected the project. The Public Utility Commission of Texas has rejected a plan by AEP Southwestern Electric Power Co. to add 810 megawatts of wind energy. While the commission rejected the proposal, the …

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Southern Power’s 11th wind farm goes operational in Kansas

    Eastern Kansas has a new wind farm providing electrical power. Southern Power, a U.S. wholesale energy provider and subsidiary of Southern Company, says the 200 MW Reading Wind Facility in Osage and Lyon counties, Kan., is now operational. This project, Southern Power’s 11th wind facility, is the first to be validated as a carbon …

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Kansas to get another wind farm

    More companies across the U.S. are choosing to buy wind energy and are choosing Kansas wind to power their organizations, according to a recent report from American Wind Energy Association. Kansas is the third largest state for wind energy capacity. Companies are buying more wind energy than ever before, taking up about 10% of the …

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AEP’s Oklahoma wind project alive and well

  While thousands in the renewable energy industry have lost their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic, several projects are going strong across the U.S. and one of them involves Oklahoma wind energy. Greentech Media recently cited five such major projects that have not been sidetracked by COVID-19 and American Electric Power’s North Central wind …

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Ivy league school among customers of latest wind farm in Texas

A new 419-megawatt wind farm in Fisher County, Texas, called Mesquite Star, is now online. Corporate and institutional customers including Intuit, Ecolab, Lowe’s, and Ivy League school Brown University have contracts for the wind farm’s output. Intuit’s aggregated power purchase agreement with developer Clearway Energy Group for wind power from Mesquite Star allowed the Mountain …

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