Category: Wind Energy

Renewables protest proposed new laws in Texas

  Texas lawmakers apparently have a fight on their hands over proposed new laws to make wind and solar farms pay for services to ensure the flow of power on the grid stays smooth and steady. Three big power companies, the biggest in the country wrote lawmakers charging that the proposed new laws would create …

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Lawton to be site of wind turbine manufacturing plant

  Lawton will soon be home to a new wind-turbine manufacturing plant. Carter Wind Turbines based in Wichita Falls, Texas announced plans for the operation in southern Oklahoma and only a short drive from its headquarters. Lawton will be the location of a 40,000 square-foot manufacturing facility where mid-sized wind turbines will be constructed according …

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Did you know? Energy facts

  Did you know? According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration— In 2020, wind supplied 35% of Oklahoma’s electricity net generation, and the state ranked third in the nation in total electricity net generation from wind. Texas produces more electricity than any other state, generating almost twice as much as Florida, the second-highest electricity-producing state. Arkansas’s nuclear power plant …

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First of three new PSO wind farms begins commercial operation

  Sundance, the first of three new Oklahoma wind farms that will provide clean energy to Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) customers, is now in service. The 199-megawatt (MW) Sundance project is located northwest of Aline in Woods County, and is part of the 1,485-MW North Central Energy Facilities (NCEF), from which PSO customers …

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Amazon warns Texas: Don’t pass bill that would drive up wind power costs

Amazon and other big corporations recently sent a warning to Texas legislators not to mess with wind power and drive up its costs. Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Goldman Sachs, and a number of other firms warned the Texas House of Representatives against passing a bill that the corporations contend would “unfairly shift the cost of …

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Wind power topped natural gas in Texas in March

  The most electricity generated in Texas in the month of March came from wind turbines according to a report by Reuters. The news agency quoted federal energy data and explained that analysts at S&P Global Platts stated it was the first time that wind power generated more electricity than gas-fired power plants. Wind generated …

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Newspaper says national leaders need to look at Oklahoma for energy policy

  The Enid News & Eagle says the nation’s leaders should look at Oklahoma in the formulation of a national energy policy. Click here to read the paper’s editorial.  

Video of wind turbine burning

  A wind turbine in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania, caught on fire on March 13. Firefighters say it burned out on its own without causing brush fires. Flames engulfed the B83-2.0MW turbine at Avangrid Renewables’ Locust Ridge wind farm. No employees or members of the public were in the vicinity and firefighters were able to limit …

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Two Oklahoma wind farms highlight ALLETE’s corporate report

  Minnesota based ALLETE Inc. released its 2020 corporate sustainability report, highlighting the company’s performance related to energy and the environment and pointing to the addition of two more wind farm operations in Oklahoma. The report also focused on the firm’s diversity attempts including numbers reflecting leadership by women and the inclusion of business projects …

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Missouri county pushes for restrictive wind farm rules

  A Missouri county that is not only home to the state’s capitol but the University of Missouri too has proposed restrictive wind farm rules and regulations. Boone County has planned a series of public hearings after proposing new rules to require a wind energy conversion overlay district to be established before a wind farm …

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