Category: Wind Energy

Enel Green studies ways to re-use wind turbine blades

  Enel Green Power North America, the same firm with wind farm operations throughout Oklahoma is using a National Science Foundation grant to study ways to find new sources for wind turbine blades. The energy company is working with in carrying out research in Kansas according to Shawna Bethell who wrote about the project …

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Fraud trial begins in Arkansas wind farm scheme

  The federal trial of two men accused of scamming investors in a wind-farm scheme got underway this week in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Jody Douglas Davis and Phillips Vincent Ridings were hit with the charges 3 years ago and charged with defrauding six investors in the wind farm that was supposed to be built near Elm …

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South Korean firm takes over largest wind manufacturing plant in Colorado

  The world’s largest wind tower manufacturing plant located in Pueblo, Colorado is now in the hands of a South Korean company. CS wind officially took over the operation this week after it purchased the Pueblo plant from Denmark-based Vestas reported the Pueblo Chieftain. Click here for Chieftain story.

Plans unveiled by NextEra Energy for largest wind farm in Kansas

  NextEra Energy Resources is unveiling plans for the largest wind farm to be built in Kansas and hopes to win approval in several months. The company has plans for the 600-megawatt High Banks Wind Energy Center to be located in Washington and Republic counties. Plans for the wind farm will be presented to county …

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Wind farm construction costs declined 27% since 2013

  The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported the average U.S. construction cost for wind farms in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and other states plunged significantly since 2013 even as onshore wind generating capacity nationwide increased 74%. The EIA stated that the average cost fell from $1,895 per kilowatt in 2013 to $1,391 per kilowatt in 2019. …

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Oklahoma Wind Farm to Power Alabama Life Insurance Company Headquarters

A wind farm in Grant County, Oklahoma is collaborating with Alabama Power to provide 100% renewable energy power for the Birmingham headquarters of Protective Life Corporation. According to a published report in The Journal Record, the Chisholm View Wind Farm in Hunter, Oklahoma has a long-term contract with Alabama Power as a renewable energy resource. …

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Energy news in brief

** The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported U.S. petroleum consumption decreased to a 25-year low in 2020. The 18.1 million barrels a day of petroleum products consumed decreased in every energy-consuming sector. ** U.S. oil company ConocoPhillips is aiming to collect some $115 million that Jamaica’s government owes Venezuela to partly enforce a $2 billion arbitral …

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Report ranks Iowa first in renewable energy use–Oklahoma third

  A report by the American Clean Power Association ranked Iowa number one in the nation for use of renewable energy sources while Oklahoma came in third nationally. The report stated that nearly 57.6% of electricity generated in Iowa came from renewable sources. No other state had more than half of its electricity come from …

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9th Texas wind farm run by Duke Energy subsidiary comes online

  Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions recently brought its 9th Texas wind farm online providing electrical power for T-Mobile and its cellular operations. The 182 megawatt Maryneal Windpower project is located in Nolan County near Sweetwater, Texas and west of Abilene reported Wind Power Engineering Development. Click here for WPED story.  

Anschutz Corporation moves ahead with major Wyoming wind farm

  Colorado-based oil giant Anschutz Corporation is building a 732-mile direct current transmission line to carry power from its proposed Wyoming wind facility to California power users. TransWest Express LLC announced this month it had obtained nearly all of the necessary permits, permissions and partnership needed to begin seeking customers for the high voltage power line …

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