Category: Wind Energy

Wind Coalition Joins Step Up Oklahoma—But Questions New Taxes on Wind

The Wind Coalition is joining Step Up Oklahoma in working to fix Oklahoma’s budget crisis. But it’s also hesitant in supporting new taxes on the wind industry as a way of solving the problem. Jeffrey Clark, executive director of the Coalition was asked this week by the newly-formed group of business and civic leaders who …

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Clean Line Energy Deflated by TVA’s Rejection of Wind Powered Electricity

In the midst of spending billions on construction of a 700-mile transmission line from the Panhandles of Oklahoma and Texas to Tennessee, a Houston company has been told one of the biggest customers it was planning on won’t be part of the deal. The Tennessee Valley Authority recently decided not to buy wind-powered electricity from …

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Arizona Power Company Seeks More Wind Powered Electricity

With a 100 MW wind farm already under development in western New Mexico, Tucson Electric Power has plans of yet another large wind powered project. It’s issued a request for proposals for the design and construction of new resources to power nearly 31,000 homes a year. The company will seek bids for wind energy from …

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OCC Hearing Starts Thursday on Massive Panhandle Wind Farm

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission starts hearing public comments Thursday in the proposed $4.5 billion wind farm for Public Service Company. Commissioners will take public statements beginning at 1:30 p.m. on the Wind Catch Clean Energy Project. The commission  will also hold a full hearing on Jan. 8 on the project that’s an effort of PSO …

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Lawsuits Grow Against Nation’s Largest Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturer

The nation’s largest maker of those giant wind turbine blades is being sued by yet another former employee at its Newton, Iowa plant. Zarpka Green contends the contact dermatitis she suffers is a result of being exposed to the resin that covers the blades….the same claim made by four other previous workers at the plant …

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Arkansas Judge Upholds Wind Power Transmission Line Originating in Oklahoma….Oklahoma Portion Gets New Owner

They’re still probably celebrating the early Christmas present given Houston-based Plains and Eastern Clean Line by a federal judge in Arkansas. It’s a ruling on a proposed line carrying wind powered electricity from western Oklahoma to Tennessee.  At the same time, the Plains and Eastern Clean Line Oklahoma LLC has been purchased by NextEra Energy …

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Another Oklahoma Wind Farm Starts Operations

  Another wind farm in Oklahoma has gone operational. EDF Renewable Energy announced that it’s 154 megawatt Rock Falls Wind Project in Kay and Grant Counties in northern Oklahoma started commercial operation this week. Kimberly-Clark Corporation signed an agreement earlier in the year with EDF for 120 MW of generation. It is also Kimberly-Clark’s first …

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New Mexico Signs Off on State’s Proposed Largest Wind Farm

The attorney general in New Mexico and consumer advocates reached agreement this week with Xcel Energy over the firm’s plans to add more wind power for customers in New Mexico and parts of Texas. The proposed agreement by Attorney General Hector Balderas focused on the Sagamore Wind Project in New Mexico’s Roosevelt county. It would …

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Google to Get More Power From Oklahoma Wind Farms

Google’s made another big move toward getting electrical power from wind farms in Oklahoma and South Dakota. The company announced this week it is buying 536 megawatts of new wind capacity from four U.S. wind farms. One of the farms is the  Red Dirt wind farm in Oklahoma. Google signed an agreement with the Grand …

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Wind Developers Could be Hit Under Senate Tax Reform Bill

Wind developers in Oklahoma and across the rest of the country might not fully embrace the tax reform plan passed over the weekend by the U.S. Senate. That’s because it would reduce the number of years that developers were allowed to claim the wind production tax credit, according to a report by E and E …

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