Category: Wind Energy

Wind power license plates issued in Kansas

Kansas started issuing new personalized license plates this week showing off the state’s status as a home for wind power. The new design features wind turbines profiled against a sunrise.   “Kansas is a leader in alternative energy, and this plate helps feature the fact the state has a long history of adopting technology that …

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Financial report to be released by Oklahoma wind operator

Minnesota-based ALLETE Inc., the operator of a major wind farm being built near Ardmore, Oklahoma plans to release its quarterly financial results Feb. 13, 2020. The release will be made before the stock markets open on that Thursday. Following the release, ALLETE Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alan R. Hodnik, President Bethany M. Owen, Senior …

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PSO gets judge’s support in new wind farm plan

A massive $2 billion wind farm plan proposed by Public Service Company of Oklahoma as an alternative to its failed Wind Catcher project has the support of an administrative law judge at the Corporation Commission. Jusfw Surin Murer heard testimony on Monday and afterward indicated he would urge the Corporation Commission to approve the plan …

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Western Nebraska to be site of two major wind farms

Far western Nebraska is expected to be the site of two major wind farms in the next few years. Orion Energy and Invenergy LLC are working to obtain leases, carrying out environmental assessments and conduct public surveys according to a report in the Scottsbluff Star-Herald.   Ben Turner, manager of renewable development for Invenergy LLC, …

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Missouri legislators try again to kill $2 billion wind project

The more than $2 billion wind project called the Grain Belt Express is once again facing opposition from legislators in Missouri. The project, designed to carry wind-powered electricity from Kansas to Ilinois and Indiana could could be unplugged, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. On Monday, a House panel heard testimony from Rep. Jim Hansen, R-Frankford, …

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Southwest Missouri getting two wind farms

Construction is underway on two wind farms in southwest Missouri. Some of the turbines are going up at a site about 20 miles north of Joplin, Missouri. They are part of a 600-megawatt wind project in Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas for Liberty Utilities-Empire District. Some of the customers of the District are in northeast …

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NextEra encounters delays in latest wind farm project

NextEra Energy Resources, the company that has wind farm operations in Oklahoma and encountered problems with plans for two more has to wait for a decision from South Dakota regulators regarding a wind farm project there. The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission deferred making a decision on whether to temporarily waive an energy company’s requirement …

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Another AEP wind farm project is canceled

Months after American Electric Power’s Public Service Company of Oklahoma canceled a controversial wind farm project across northern Oklahoma, AEP has done the same thing after encountering tough restrictions in Michigan. Melissa McHenry, director of external communications with American Electric Power, told the Muskegon Chronicle  that the project was no longer viable because of several …

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Nebraska County rejects new wind farm

County Commissioners in Beatrice, Nebraska voted this week to reject a plan for a new wind farm. All five members of the Hamilton County Board voted against approval of a condition-use permit for the project, according to the Omaha World-Herald. The permit was sought by Hamilton County Wind, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of …

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Landowners lose fight against wind transmission line

A Missouri state appeals court has ruled in favor of regulators over rural landowners who were fighting the Grain Belt Express Transmission line to carry wind-powered electricity from Kansas to Illinois. The line runs across northern Missouri and in a ruling on Tuesday, the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District turned aside claims that the …

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