Category: Wind Energy

NE Kansas to get new wind farm

  EDF Renewables North America is certainly no stranger when it comes to wind farm construction in northern Oklahoma. This week, the company joined forces with Ameren Missouri to announce construction of a wind farm in northeast Kansas. EDF will build the 157 megawatt BRickyard Hill wind project in Atchison County and after construction, it …

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AG gives NextEra Energy more time

   Attorney General Mike Hunter  announced Monday the state has agreed to again extend the deadline for NextEra Energy Resources and the Department of Defense (DOD) to reach an agreement on a mitigation plan for a wind farm along a route of airspace the military uses for training. Earlier this month, Attorney General Hunter announced …

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Landowners speak out about wind farm fight with military bases in Oklahoma

  What are landowners saying about the fight between state regulators and wind farm developers? They’re talking about it as the state tries to stop one wind farm developer from going ahead with construction because it apparently interferes with the flight path of planes from Vance Air Force Base in Enid. The McCarville Report had …

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Weather experts study radar interference caused by wind farms

It’s a problem that even KWTV chief meteorologist David Payne has experienced—radar interference caused by wind farms in Oklahoma. It’s especially critical when Payne and his experienced team of storm trackers are chasing and monitoring what can be dangerous and even deadly thunderstorms and tornadoes.  When storm move over areas with wind turbines, it results …

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AG gives NextEra more time in wind farm fight

Attorney General Mike Hunter announced Monday the state will extend the deadline for NextEra Energy Resources and the Department of Defense (DOD) to reach an agreement on a mitigation plan regarding a wind farm along a route of airspace the military uses for training. The original deadline to have a mitigation plan was today. However, …

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Newest Oklahoma wind farm data is available from government websites

A new map has been released displaying wind farm development across the U.S. The U.S. Wind Turbine Database is a continuously updated data portal of U.S. wind turbine locations and characteristics. Wind farms across Oklahoma, Texas and other states are easily displayed as a result of the map developed through a partnership of the U.S. …

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State regulators move ahead with wind rule changes

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission is moving ahead this week with steps to make emergency additions to the Oklahoma Wind Energy Development Act so wind farms in light of a new law protecting military air bases from wind farm encroachment. The Commission’s Public Utility Division plans a technical conference on Thursday. It will begin at 10 …

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NextEra Energy agrees to stop wind farm construction over military airspace fight

Attorney General Mike Hunter on Tuesday announced an agreement between NextEra Energy Resources and the Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission (OSMPC) that will halt construction of a windfarm along a route of airspace the United States Air Force uses for training to allow the Department of Defense (DOD) to complete a mitigation plan. Other than …

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South Texas is getting another wind farm

Far South Texas is getting another wind farm.  The $200 million Palmas Altas project near Brownsville is being built by Acciona Energy USA. The project will be the Spain-based energy company’s ninth wind farm in the U.S. and its second in Cameron county . The farm is located near the city of Bayview and  the …

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New wind farm going up in northwest Kansas

Construction has started on a large $334 million wind farm in northwest Kansas near the city of Colby that sits along Interstate 70. ENGIE North America Inc. is building the Solomon Forks Wind Project in Thomas County and it will have a total capacity of 276 megawatts. Solomon Forks is part of the Infinity Renewables …

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