Category: Wind Energy

WindWaste Targets Oklahoma’s Wind Industry Again

An anti-wind group based in Claremore has resumed its public fight with the wind industry, sending out mailers claiming Oklahoma is at risk to blow $5.2 billion on corporate handouts to the Wind Industry. WindWaste.com, led by the Oklahoma Property Rights Association with an address of P.O. Box 986 in Claremore urged voters, “Let’s stop writing …

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Work Resumes on One of New Mexico’s Largest Wind Farms

Work has resumed on a stalled $500 million wind farm in central New Mexico. The 56,000-acre project will eventually have ore than 140 wind turbines with the capability of providing electricity to more than 200,000 homes. Billed as one of New Mexico’s largest wind farms, work on the farm by Avangrid Renewables actually began in …

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Apex Promises Safe and Clean Wind Farm Following Lawsuit Victory in OKC Federal Court

Those opponents of the Apex Clean Energy wind farm near Kingfisher certainly had a different reaction from supporters after an Oklahoma City federal judge ruled against a lawsuit that wanted the operation shutdown. “We received the Court’s ruling and are pleased with the judgment being entered in favor of Kingfisher Wind,” said the company following …

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Neighbors’ Nuisance Suit Dismissed Against Kingfisher Wind Farm

U.S. District Judge Timothy D. DeGiusti failed to issue a permanent injunction and dismissed a nuisance case on Thursday against an 11,000-acre wind farm located in Canadian and Kingfisher counties, according to The Oklahoman. The 149-turbine wind farm is owned by First Reserve Corp. and operated by Apex Clean Energy Inc. The lawsuit was filed …

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General Electric Expands its Holdings in Wind Energy Industry

General Electric, the company that just dedicated its new oil and gas research center in Oklahoma City just agreed this week to spend $1.65 billion on wind energy. The company announced it will buy one of its suppliers of wind turbine blades from British private equity shop Doughty Hanson and Company. It’s a move that …

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Enel Green Power Reaches 1 Gigawatt of Wind Capacity in Oklahoma

Enel Green Power North America says it now is producing 1 gigawatt of wind capacity in Oklahoma, and will mark the completion of its seventh and eighth wind projects by the end of the year. Enel has operated wind farms in Oklahoma since 2012 and started with the MW Rocky Ridge wind farm, according to …

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Zero Emission Tax Credits to be Reviewed by State’s Evaluation Commission

  The Oklahoma group tasked with reviewing tax credits and their value as the state government wrestles with dwindling revenues meets Thursday to take up the issue of the Zero Emission Tax Credit., It will be one of the main items on the latest meeting of the Incentive Evaluation Commission.  The meeting agenda says thee …

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Is Kingfisher Wind Farm a Nuisance? OKC Federal Judge to Decide

Oklahoma City U.S. District Judge Timothy D. DeGiusti is being asked to decide if the Kingfisher Wind LLC farm located near Kingfisher is a nuisance to neighbors who don’t want it there. The neighbors formed a group called the Oklahoma Wind Action Association and sued Kingfisher Wind LLC which is a unit of Apex Clean …

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Oklahoma’s Improvement in Wind Energy Rankings

  Just take a long drive across the western half of the state of Oklahoma and you’ll see just how much the wind energy industry has grown in the state. And it’s still growing! While the state is ranked number four nationally for installed wind power capacity, it is soon expected to climb to number …

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Nation’s Largest Wind Farm Approved in Iowa

What is being called the nation’s largest wind energy project has been approved in Iowa by the state’s Utilities Board. The $3.6 billion wind turbine operation will generate up to 2,000 megawatts of electricity, according to its developer, Des Moines-based MidAmerican Energy. That’s enough to power nearly 800,000 typical homes. MidAmerican Energy says the project …

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