Category: Wind Energy

Farmers Union leader urges Nebraska county to approve wind power projects

  The Nebraska Farmers Union president has come out urging one of the state’s counties to stop its opposition to wind farm development. Writing in the Lincoln Journal Star, John Hansen said the actions taken by Lancaster County officials have in essence  closed the county to wind energy development. He accused them of ignoring peer-reviewed …

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Wind industry faces increasing opposition in some regions

  The wind industry is seeing more attempts by local government regulators to put restrictions on its growth and development. Witness two examples, one in Illinois and another in Iowa. The Piatt County Journal-Republican in central Illinois reported on how a county board agreed to put limits on wind turbine heights because of shadow flicker …

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ALLETE gets $350 million in tax equity financing for Oklahoma wind project and others

  The Diamond Spring wind farm in southern Oklahoma is one of two wind projects in which ALLETE Clean Energy was able to obtain $350 million in tax equity financing. The Duluth, Minnesota company said it sold Class A passive membership interests in the Diamond Spring, LLC operation to FNBC Leasing Corporation, an affiliate of …

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Work begins on newest wind farm in West Texas

  Work has started on a $427 million project to build another wind farm in Texas, one to be located east of Abilene. Clearway Energy Group said construction on Mesquite Sky, a 345 megawatt wind farm with 69 turbines is underway in Callahan County.   Once operational, Mesquite Sky will sell power under long-term virtual …

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New Mexico to get major transmission line from wind farms

  A large major transmission line to carry New Mexico wind powered electricity to other markets has been announced by a California-based renewable energy company. Pattern Energy Group announced plans for the Western Spirit line and four wind farms with more than a gigawatt of capacity to be brought on line by the end of …

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Ameren’s first U.S. wind farm is operational in Missouri

  Electric utility Ameren has not only gone operational with its first wind farm but it is also the largest in Missouri. The 175-turbine High Prairie Renewable Energy Center is near Kirksville in northern Missouri and is a 400-megawatt project. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Ameren expects the wind farm will produce enough electricity …

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Southwest Kansas home to Enel Green’s largest wind farm in U.S.

  Enel Green Power’s largest renewable energy project in the world is now operational in southwest Kansas, site of the Cimarron Bend wind farm in Clark County. The site is just north of the Oklahoma state line and has a generation capacity of 599 MW with the capability of generating more than 2.7 terrawatt-hours of …

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North Dakota wind farm latest work of EDF Renewables

  EDF Renewables, a San Diego based company that already put wind and solar projects in Oklahoma into operation announced the start of commercial operations of its latest project in North Dakota. The company said the 150-megawatt Merricourt Wind Project achieved commercial operation and was turned over to Otter Tail Power Company, a subsidiary of …

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ALLETE Clean Energy Begins Commercial Operations at Diamond Spring Wind Site

  The Diamond Spring wind farm operation in southern Oklahoma, developed by Minnesota-based ALLETE Clean Energy has started commercial operations providing electrical power for three major corporations. ALLETE announced the 303-megawatt farm located nearly 25 miles northeast of Ardmore and in Murray, Johnson and Pontotoc Counties started providing renewable energy to Walmart, Smithfield Foods and …

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Xcel Energy brings New Mexico’s largest wind farm online

    New Mexico’s largest wind project is now on line. Xcel Energy’s Sagamore Wind Farm covers 156 square miles and is located 17 miles south of Portales in the eastern part of the state. An online event with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich was held this week in celebration of …

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