Category: Wind Energy

Latest wind farm in Texas is in the heart of the state

McCulloch County, Texas, the geographic center of the state is now home to a recently completed 180 MW Heart of Texas Wind Farm. Colorado-based Scout Clean Energy developed, constructed and owns the wind farm. Work on building the farm started last fall. The farm consists of at least 64 wind turbines. The completion of construction …

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AEP awaits final approval of 4-state wind farm project

  Only the state of Texas has yet to give approval to a three-wind farm purchase plan in Oklahoma by American Electric Power to supply power to Southwestern Electric Power Company…a project that already received approval from federal regulators. Louisiana’s Public Service Commission signed off on the 1.5 GW North Central project. The approval in …

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Only Texas remains for AEP’s big Oklahoma wind farm project

American Electric Power has secured enough state regulator approvals to move ahead with a 1,485-megawatt wind power project in Oklahoma — even if Texas regulators end up denying its plans. AEP announced that it has received approvals from Louisiana and Arkansas regulators that will allow its $2 billion North Central Wind project to move ahead. The wind farms being developed …

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Nation’s first freshwater wind farm wins approval but remains ‘iffy’

  Oklahomans are used to see the state’s vast horizon broken by wind-generating turbines, but none are in the lakes and waters of the state. However the nation’s first fresh-water wind farm has won approval in the state of Ohio where one is planned to be located in Lake Erie near Cleveland. But as electrek …

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Wind farm goes operational in NW Missouri

  Northwest Missouri has another wind farm online, providing electrical power to the region. US companies Tenaska and Bright Canyon Energy have started commercial operations at a 242MW wind farm in northwest Missouri. The Clear Creek Energy Center comprises 111 Vestas turbines spread across 12,545 hectares north of Maryville in Nodaway County according to a …

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New Mexico is getting another wind farm

Work is underway on the latest wind farm being built in New Mexico. The 306MW La Joya wind farm, located in south central New Mexico is the second to be constructed by Avangrid Renewables, a company based in Portland, Oregon. The project will comprise 111 turbines, of which 74 will be on state trust land …

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Government intends to offer subsidy help to wind industry

No deadlines or dates were announced, but the Trump administration says it will give the wind industry more time to claim subsidies that were about to expire, a move announced because of the global coronavirus pandemic. The Treasury Department said it has agreed to change rules governing the key renewable energy tax credits, a win …

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Wind farm going up in Southeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri

Construction is underway on the wind farms being built by Liberty Utilities in Southeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri. The first of more than 270 wind turbines Liberty Utilities is building in Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas has been completed. It could provide electrical power for the region as early as next year according to the …

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AEP awaits approval of North Central Wind project

American Electric Power CEO Nick Akins says May will be “an important month” for its 1.5 GW North Central wind project, telling analysts during Wednesday’s Q1 earnings call that the company expects action soon by Louisiana and Texas regulators. The North Central project involves the purchase of three wind facilities being developed by Invenergy in Oklahoma — 199 …

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Drop in earnings for wind power operator in Oklahoma

While ALLETE, Inc. added to its wind power in Oklahoma in the first quarter of the year, the Duluth, Minnesota based company reported a drop in earnings in the first quarter of the year. Earnings in the first quarter of this year were $1.28 a share on net income of $66.3 million compared to $1.37 …

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