Category: Wind Energy

American Wind Week observed by Oklahoma wind developer

ALLETE Clean Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of ALLETE , is in the middle of its biggest wind energy construction year as it celebrates this week’s American Wind Week. ALLETE Clean Energy is poised to nearly double its carbon-free wind capacity to more than 1,000 megawatts with three new wind farms under construction in 2019 …

Continue reading »

Southern Oklahoma wind farm operator reports 2Q increased earnings

ALLETE, Inc., the Minnesota energy company building its largest wind power site in southern Oklahoma reported this week second quarter 2019 earnings of 66 cents a share on net income of $34.2 million. The results were better than last year when the earnings were 61 cents a share on net income of $31.3 million. “We …

Continue reading »

Latest wind farm to go commercial in Texas is near Wichita Falls

The latest wind farm to go commercially operational in Texas is the Lockett Wind project near Wilbarger, Texas, just at the border with far southwest Oklahoma. Lincoln Clean Energy, a subsidiary of Orsted announced it achieve commercial operation of the 184 megawatt wind farm that will generate more than 700,000 megawatt-hours of renewable energy a …

Continue reading »

Duke Energy to expand Kay County wind farm operations

Duke Energy Renewables is expanding its Kay County wind farm operation called Frontier Windpower Project. The company plans to build the 350-megawatt Frontier Windpower II project by the end of 2020, more than doubling the size of the operation. It will also be the company’s largest capacity project from its 3,000-megawatt wind and solar operations …

Continue reading »

PSO seeks state approval to add low-cost wind energy

As part of its long-range plan to increase reliance on natural gas and renewable energy resources, Public Service Company of Oklahoma filed an application seeking regulatory approval to add 675 megawatts of Oklahoma wind-generated power to its energy mix. This reflects a 45.5% share of 1,485 MW total requested in conjunction with its sister company, …

Continue reading »

Taller wind turbines in Oklahoma?

A new  government study suggests the push for taller wind turbines might not be so rapid in Oklahoma and other strong wind farm states. The study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory of the U.S. Energy Department found that most wind-rich regions of the country generally show an economic preference for the lowest considered tower …

Continue reading »

Wind farm acquisition is made by Orsted

Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE), a subsidiary of Ørsted and a leading developer of U.S. renewables, announced it has acquired a 103 MW construction ready wind project in Butte County, South Dakota. LCE purchased the project from Pattern Energy Group, an independent renewable energy company with wind and solar assets in the United States, Canada, and …

Continue reading »

Wind farm defeat in Kansas has supporters and opponents talking and debating

The recent defeat of a proposed wind farm west of Wichita, Kansas has stunned the wind industry.  It also has given hope to those who don’t want the giant wind towers in their neighborhoods or counties. The Wichita Eagle explored the controversy after NextEra Energy lost its effort to locate a wind farm in Reno …

Continue reading »

State regulators seek input on new wind law

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has started the process of creating the rules that will be part of a new wind law in the state, one designed to protect military installations. The Commission’s Deputy General Counsel, Jeff W. Kline sent out a notification this week that the Commission’s Public Utility Division will hold industry meetings as …

Continue reading »

Power deals reached over new southern Oklahoma wind farm

Minnesota-based ALLETE Clean Energy announced it has reached a power sales agreement for the remaining output of its Diamond Spring wind farm to be built in southern Oklahoma. The agreement is with Smithfield Foods, Inc. and comes after an earlier announcement of agreements with Walmart and Starbucks, two large Fortune 500 companies. Smithfield will purchase …

Continue reading »