Category: Wind Energy

PSO seeks approval of $2 billion purchase of 7-county wind operations

A proposed nearly $2 billion acquisition of three wind farm projects was announced Tuesday by Public Service Company of Oklahoma and  its sister company, Southwestern Electric Power Company. The purchase of what is called the North Central Energy Facilities will need approval by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. PSO and Southwestern Electric reached a settlement agreement …

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ALLETTE brings new wind farm online and continues work on new Oklahoma project

  ALLETE Clean Energy, the firm building a new wind farm in southern Oklahoma announced its latest wind farm, the Glen Ullin Energy Center west of Bismarck, North Dakota has gone online. The farm is producing wind power for Xcel Energy customers in the Upper Midwest.   Glen Ullin Energy Center, a 106-megawatt wind facility, …

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Northeast Nebraska to get major new wind farm

Work started last month on a major new wind farm in northeast Nebraska. The contract for the 300 MW Thunderhead wind farm went to Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Inc., a construction company with specialized energy and civil expertise. Chicago-based Invenergy is developing the Thunderhead Wind Energy Center in Antelope and Wheeler counties. It will have …

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No more wind farms in one Iowa county

Leaders of Adair County in southwest Iowa have voted to put a cap in the number of wind farms. Radio Iowa reports it is Adair County where the Board of Supervisors voted this week in support of an amendment to its Wind Energy Ordinance.   The amendment caps the number of commercial wind turbines or …

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Enel Green Power starts work on another wind farm

(Williams County, North Dakota) Enel Green Power, the wind farm company with operations throughout Oklahoma has started building a 121-turbine wind farm in northwest North Dakota. The Aurora wind farm, capable of generating 299 megawatts of electricity is going up in Williams and Mountrail Counties. Once completed, the wind farm will sell electricity to Basin …

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Southern Colorado wind farm to go online

  Black Hills Energy expects its recently completed 60-megawatt wind farm near Walsenburg in southern Colorado to start operating by the end of the year. Officials from the utility recently joined Pueblo County and city officials to mark completion of construction of the Busch Ranch II wind project, according to the Denver Post. Black Hills …

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From Oklahoma to North Dakota—another wind farm for ALLETE

          ALLETE Clean Energy, the company building a 300-megawatt wind site in southern Oklahoma has another wind farm project in North Dakota that will be online this month. The $200 million wind farm near Glen Ullin, North Dakota will provide power for more than 50,000 customers in Morton and Mercer Counties. …

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Permian drillers depending more and more on wind farms for electricity

A bit of irony exists as the oil and gas industry finds itself dependent on wind and solar power to make sure the shale boom continues. It’s in West Texas where there is growing demand for electricity to power the drilling rigs. It wasn’t but a few years ago, at least in Oklahoma, where the …

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Kansas continues to exceed renewable energy goal

With $11 billion in wind energy in the past decade, the state of Kansas has topped its Renewable Energy Standard goal by 16.5 percent in the past year. KSNT TV reports the goal was to have 20 percent of an industry’s demand generated by renewable energy and in the past ten years, the state has …

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Wind farm operations for ALLETE show loss in 3Q

ALLETE, Inc. the Minnesota-based energy company that owns a wind farm operation in southern Oklahoma, reported third quarter 2019 earnings of 60 cents a share on net income of $31.2 million. The results compared to 59 cents a share a year ago on net income of $30.7 million. However, wind farm operations showed a loss …

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