Category: Wind Energy

Michigan firm becomes majority owner of Texas wind farm

  Michigan-based Consumers Energy’s parent company has become a majority owner of Aviator Wind, a 525-megawatt wind energy farm in central Texas. The project will create electrical power for Facebook and McDonald’s. CMS Energy purchased 51% ownership in Aviator Wind, a 525-megawatt wind energy farm in central Texas, according to a Thursday, July 30 news …

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Wind regulations target project in central Kansas

  A proposed wind farm near Hutchinson, Kansas, one opposed by many residents is facing more scrutiny and possible restrictive rules and regulations that could be imposed by Reno County authorities. The Hutchinson News reported that the county Planning Commission in a recent meeting considered limits on noise and even shadow flicker in determining how …

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  The moratorium that one county in North Dakota has in effect for wind farm permits will continue following action by commissioners this past week. It is in Mercer County where the commissioners want their planning and zoning board to take a closer look at the county’s wind farm policies. As the Bismarck Tribune report, …

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Texas says ‘no’ to Oklahoma wind farm electricity

American Electric Power’s Oklahoma-based wind-power project designed to provide electricity in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas suffered a setback when regulators in Texas rejected the project. The Public Utility Commission of Texas has rejected a plan by AEP Southwestern Electric Power Co. to add 810 megawatts of wind energy. While the commission rejected the proposal, the …

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Southern Power’s 11th wind farm goes operational in Kansas

    Eastern Kansas has a new wind farm providing electrical power. Southern Power, a U.S. wholesale energy provider and subsidiary of Southern Company, says the 200 MW Reading Wind Facility in Osage and Lyon counties, Kan., is now operational. This project, Southern Power’s 11th wind facility, is the first to be validated as a carbon …

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Kansas to get another wind farm

    More companies across the U.S. are choosing to buy wind energy and are choosing Kansas wind to power their organizations, according to a recent report from American Wind Energy Association. Kansas is the third largest state for wind energy capacity. Companies are buying more wind energy than ever before, taking up about 10% of the …

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AEP’s Oklahoma wind project alive and well

  While thousands in the renewable energy industry have lost their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic, several projects are going strong across the U.S. and one of them involves Oklahoma wind energy. Greentech Media recently cited five such major projects that have not been sidetracked by COVID-19 and American Electric Power’s North Central wind …

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Ivy league school among customers of latest wind farm in Texas

A new 419-megawatt wind farm in Fisher County, Texas, called Mesquite Star, is now online. Corporate and institutional customers including Intuit, Ecolab, Lowe’s, and Ivy League school Brown University have contracts for the wind farm’s output. Intuit’s aggregated power purchase agreement with developer Clearway Energy Group for wind power from Mesquite Star allowed the Mountain …

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Invenergy cancels SW Missouri wind project

  Renewable energy company Invenergy is giving up on construction of a wind turbine project in southwest Missouri because of proximity to an airport and the damage its turbines would do to eagles. “Invenergy has decided to change course in Barry County,” said Meredith Jeffrey, manager of renewable development for Invenergy, in a statement to …

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After 8 years, ALLETE opens international power line

ALLETE Inc., the company with a major wind-farm in southern Oklahoma announced it is finally bringing online a new international power line that took 8 years of effort including four years of work to get government approval. The Great Northern Transmission Line is described by ALLETE as an innovative delivery and storage system for renewable …

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