Category: Wind Energy

American Wind Week Celebrated by Enel Green Power

Enel Green Power recently celebrated American Wind Week by hosting several officials at its Red Dirt Wind Farm and the Osage Wind Farm in Burbank. Enel focused on technology and power generation, according to a report published by The Oklahoman. Enel has invested more than $2.7 billion to build and operate 1,700 megawatts of generating …

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Collapsed trailer with wind tower base causes long roadblock

A broken trailer carrying a massive base to a wind tower caused quite a road block this week in McClain County. The roadway at 76th and South Tyler was blocked for nearly 3 hours on Tuesday when the trailer collapsed. Workers were forced to find a crane large enough to move the base of the …

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Oklahoma remains No. 2 in wind energy nationally

Oklahoma remains number two in the nation when it comes to wind energy capacity, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s Second Quarter 2018 Market Report released this week. Texas is far away the top wind-producing state in the nation with 23,262 megawatts of electricity while Oklahoma trails at 7,495 megawatts of electricity produced from …

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Oklahoma AG says Texas regulators made right call in rejecting Wind Catcher

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter says Texas regulators made the right call in rejecting approval of the $4.5 billion proposed Wind Catcher wind farm that prompted Public Service Company of Oklahoma to kill the project. PSO’s decision over the weekend prompted Hunter to respond by saying the Texas Public Utility Commission made a sound and …

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Legislator says utility customers are losers in cancellation of Wind Catcher wind farm

 State Rep. David Perryman expressed extreme disappointment in the weekend announcement by Public Service of Oklahoma that it was canceling its Wind Catcher Energy Connection Project. “Oklahoma citizens and utility customers across the southwestern U.S. are the losers with the cancellation of this project,” said Perryman, D-Chickasha and minority floor leader for the Oklahoma House …

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PSO withdraws from proposed $4.5 billion Wind Catcher wind farm project

With the wind out of its sails at the hands of a Texas regulatory body, Public Service Company of Oklahoma has dropped plans to develop a $4.5 billion dollar Wind Catcher wind farm in the Oklahoma Panhandle. It would have been the largest wind farm to be constructed in the U.S. Considering the magnitude of …

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Is Wind Catcher project dying?

Did someone take the wind out of the sails of PSO? In a move that some think will kill the $4.5 billion Wind Catcher wind farm in the Oklahoma Panhandle, the Texas Public Utility Commission voted Thursday to unanimously reject the project. The commissioners indicated it doesn’t offer enough benefits for ratepayers as the way …

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Legislators come out in support of PSO’s controversial Wind Catcher project

Two northeast Oklahoma legislators have come out in support of the controversial Wind Catcher Energy Connection Project, one that would create the largest wind farm in the U.S. State Sen. Roger Thompson of Okemah and Rep. Weldon Watson of Tulsa issued statements urging the Corporation Commission to grant preapproval of the project proposed by Public …

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Conference set on wind turbine blades

When wind farm developers gather late in August for the 2018 Sandia Blade workshop, of course they will be discussing the growth of turbine blades. The Department of Energy’s Sandia NationaL Laboratories Wind Energy Technologies Department workshop will be held Aug. 28-29 in Lubbock, Texas at Texas Tech University’s National Wind Institute. Wind energy professionals …

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Oklahoma wind farm contractor signs off on deal in Iowa

Another wind farm project built by EDF Renewables North America, a firm with a construction history in Oklahoma, has been sold. This time, in Iowa where MidAmerican Energy Company has closed on a deal to buy the assets associated with the 91-megawatt Ivester Wind Project. The project covers nearly 7,000 acres of land in Grundy …

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