Category: Wind Energy

Wind farm growth reported in all 50 states

The U.S. now has more than 83,000 wind turbines in use to generate electrical power for homes and businesses in all 50 states. The U.S. Department of Energy released its annual market reports documenting data and trends in wind installations, technologies, costs, prices and performance through the end of 2018. “Onshore wind energy installation continues …

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Newest wind farm going up in eastern Colorado

  The nation’s newest wind farm will be built in eastern Colorado near the Interstate 70 city of Limon, a city whose elevation is actually higher than the mile-high city of Denver. Holy Cross Energy and Guzman Energy signed an agreement to build the 150 megawatt Arriba Wind Farm in Lincoln County where Hugo is …

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Texas Panhandle wind farms get new owner

Eight wind energy projects located north of Amarillo in the Texas Panhandle have a new owner. Chicago-based GlidePath Power Solutions, one of America’s leading independent energy storage developers, announced its acquisition of a 149 MW portfolio of wind farms in North Texas. This latest acquisition brings GlidePath’s operating portfolio to more than 445 MW, in …

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Emergency wind farm rules introduced by state regulators

New proposed emergency rules designed to protect U.S. military installations from wind farm encroachment were announced Monday by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. They require wind farm operators to make filings with the Federal Aviation Administration for any new wind towers. One new requirement forces wind farm operators to first file with the FAA then make …

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American Wind Week observed by Oklahoma wind developer

ALLETE Clean Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of ALLETE , is in the middle of its biggest wind energy construction year as it celebrates this week’s American Wind Week. ALLETE Clean Energy is poised to nearly double its carbon-free wind capacity to more than 1,000 megawatts with three new wind farms under construction in 2019 …

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Southern Oklahoma wind farm operator reports 2Q increased earnings

ALLETE, Inc., the Minnesota energy company building its largest wind power site in southern Oklahoma reported this week second quarter 2019 earnings of 66 cents a share on net income of $34.2 million. The results were better than last year when the earnings were 61 cents a share on net income of $31.3 million. “We …

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Latest wind farm to go commercial in Texas is near Wichita Falls

The latest wind farm to go commercially operational in Texas is the Lockett Wind project near Wilbarger, Texas, just at the border with far southwest Oklahoma. Lincoln Clean Energy, a subsidiary of Orsted announced it achieve commercial operation of the 184 megawatt wind farm that will generate more than 700,000 megawatt-hours of renewable energy a …

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Duke Energy to expand Kay County wind farm operations

Duke Energy Renewables is expanding its Kay County wind farm operation called Frontier Windpower Project. The company plans to build the 350-megawatt Frontier Windpower II project by the end of 2020, more than doubling the size of the operation. It will also be the company’s largest capacity project from its 3,000-megawatt wind and solar operations …

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PSO seeks state approval to add low-cost wind energy

As part of its long-range plan to increase reliance on natural gas and renewable energy resources, Public Service Company of Oklahoma filed an application seeking regulatory approval to add 675 megawatts of Oklahoma wind-generated power to its energy mix. This reflects a 45.5% share of 1,485 MW total requested in conjunction with its sister company, …

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Taller wind turbines in Oklahoma?

A new  government study suggests the push for taller wind turbines might not be so rapid in Oklahoma and other strong wind farm states. The study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory of the U.S. Energy Department found that most wind-rich regions of the country generally show an economic preference for the lowest considered tower …

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