Category: Wind Energy

Northern Oklahoma Wind Farm Changes Ownership

Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power today announced the acquisition of the 147-megawatt (MW) Grant Plains wind facility in Oklahoma from Apex Clean Energy. “The acquisition of the Grant Plains wind facility is an important step in strategically growing our renewable energy portfolio,” said Southern Power President and CEO Buzz Miller. “This project aligns with our …

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Arkansas Files Cease & Desist Against Texas Wind Turbine Maker

The Arkansas Securities Commissioner filed a cease and desist order on Thursday against a Texas-based company that makes wind farm turbines. The Commission said that Dragonfly Industries of Frisco, Texas, and its CEO Jody Davis committed securities fraud. The Commission alleges Dragonfly sold three investment contracts that were not registered; that Davis failed to tell …

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Oklahoma Predicted to Overtake California for Wind Energy Production

With six different wind farm projects underway across the state, Oklahoma remains a strong number four when it comes to states with installed wind power projects. But Oklahoma is expected to overtake California in the coming year. The projects underway, once finished will add more than 1,100 megawatts to the production of wind power in …

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Texas Wind Company Expands Holdings with Purchase of Michigan Wind Farm

  Houston, Texas based Sempra U.S. Gas and Power has expanded its holdings with the purchase of the Apple Blossom wind project in Michigan. No sale price was announced but the purchase of the 100-MW wind farm was made from Geronimo Energy LLC. It’s the second Geronimo sale to Sempra. Construction on the wind farm …

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Another Wind Farm Begins Production in North Dakota

With a $250 million price tag and a dozen years to complete, Xcel Energy’s Border Winds Farm in North Dakota was recently dedicated. Located north of Rolla, the farm has 75 turbines spread over 30 square miles and has the capacity to produce 150 megawatts of electricity. That’s enough to power more than 78,000 homes. …

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Pratt, Kansas Wind Farm Has Second Work Accident

The feds are investigating a wind farm operation near Pratt, Kansas where two workplace incidents have occurred in recent weeks including one where a worker fell 120 feet from a turbine and survived. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has started a probe at the Ninnescah Wind Farm in south central Kansas’ Pratt county. The …

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North Dakota Approves $250 million Wind Farm Despite Local Opposition

Approved in North Dakota, a quarter-of-a-billion-dollar wind farm. The North Dakota Public Service Commission voted this week unanimously in support of the $250 million wind farm and an electric transmission line in the southwest part of the state. The decision came after the commission made history in March when it heard 15 hours of testimony …

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Eastern New Mexico Wind Farm Gets New Owner

California-based Pattern Energy Group Inc., a firm with 17 wind farm operations around the world including two in Texas and one in Kansas is spending $269 million to buy a majority interest in a 324-megawatt wind farm in New Mexico. Pattern purchased an 84 percent initial cash flow for Broadview Wind located 30 miles north …

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GE Worker Survives 120 Feet Fall From Kansas Wind Turbine

A General Electric employee sustained serious injuries while working on a wind turbine in south-central Kansas during a Sunday morning accident, according to a news report published in the Tulsa World. The employee was repairing a wind generator blade near Pratt, Kansas when he fell 120 feet, landing on his back in muddy terrain. He …

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Now That’s a Wind Turbine Blade!

The wind turbine blades on wind farms in Oklahoma are 116-feet in length but the ones to be used in the nation’s first offshore wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island will dwarf them. They will be more than twice the size of the typical Oklahoma wind farm turbine blade…..240 feet long.  The first …

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