Category: Wind Energy

New wind farm slowly going up in Texas Panhandle

Work is underway on a 239-turbine wind farm in the Texas Panhandle. Xcel Energy is building the Hale Wind Project near Plainview, a city located midway between Amarillo and Lubbock. Concrete foundations have been poured for the wind towers and turbines and blades are being delivered to the Hale County site. The company said trenching …

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NextEra Energy gets another extension in talks with military

For a third time, the Oklahoma Attorney General has extended a deadline for NextEra Energy to reach an agreement with the military over encroachment of flight areas around air bases in the state. Mike Hunter made the announcement on Monday that the deadline has been extended for NextEra to reach a mitigation plan with the Department …

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Landowners say they’ve not been contacted about suspended wind farm project

  Western Oklahoma landowners say they’ve not been contacted by the government as it negotiates over a suspended wind farm operation near Hinton. It’s what the landowners tell Scott Mitchell’s “All of the Above Podcast” as they complain their rights are being ignored by government bureaucrats. Their comments come as Attorney General Mike Hunter has …

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NE Kansas to get new wind farm

  EDF Renewables North America is certainly no stranger when it comes to wind farm construction in northern Oklahoma. This week, the company joined forces with Ameren Missouri to announce construction of a wind farm in northeast Kansas. EDF will build the 157 megawatt BRickyard Hill wind project in Atchison County and after construction, it …

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AG gives NextEra Energy more time

   Attorney General Mike Hunter  announced Monday the state has agreed to again extend the deadline for NextEra Energy Resources and the Department of Defense (DOD) to reach an agreement on a mitigation plan for a wind farm along a route of airspace the military uses for training. Earlier this month, Attorney General Hunter announced …

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Landowners speak out about wind farm fight with military bases in Oklahoma

  What are landowners saying about the fight between state regulators and wind farm developers? They’re talking about it as the state tries to stop one wind farm developer from going ahead with construction because it apparently interferes with the flight path of planes from Vance Air Force Base in Enid. The McCarville Report had …

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Weather experts study radar interference caused by wind farms

It’s a problem that even KWTV chief meteorologist David Payne has experienced—radar interference caused by wind farms in Oklahoma. It’s especially critical when Payne and his experienced team of storm trackers are chasing and monitoring what can be dangerous and even deadly thunderstorms and tornadoes.  When storm move over areas with wind turbines, it results …

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AG gives NextEra more time in wind farm fight

Attorney General Mike Hunter announced Monday the state will extend the deadline for NextEra Energy Resources and the Department of Defense (DOD) to reach an agreement on a mitigation plan regarding a wind farm along a route of airspace the military uses for training. The original deadline to have a mitigation plan was today. However, …

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Newest Oklahoma wind farm data is available from government websites

A new map has been released displaying wind farm development across the U.S. The U.S. Wind Turbine Database is a continuously updated data portal of U.S. wind turbine locations and characteristics. Wind farms across Oklahoma, Texas and other states are easily displayed as a result of the map developed through a partnership of the U.S. …

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State regulators move ahead with wind rule changes

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission is moving ahead this week with steps to make emergency additions to the Oklahoma Wind Energy Development Act so wind farms in light of a new law protecting military air bases from wind farm encroachment. The Commission’s Public Utility Division plans a technical conference on Thursday. It will begin at 10 …

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