Category: Wind Energy

NextEra Energy agrees to stop wind farm construction over military airspace fight

Attorney General Mike Hunter on Tuesday announced an agreement between NextEra Energy Resources and the Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission (OSMPC) that will halt construction of a windfarm along a route of airspace the United States Air Force uses for training to allow the Department of Defense (DOD) to complete a mitigation plan. Other than …

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South Texas is getting another wind farm

Far South Texas is getting another wind farm.  The $200 million Palmas Altas project near Brownsville is being built by Acciona Energy USA. The project will be the Spain-based energy company’s ninth wind farm in the U.S. and its second in Cameron county . The farm is located near the city of Bayview and  the …

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New wind farm going up in northwest Kansas

Construction has started on a large $334 million wind farm in northwest Kansas near the city of Colby that sits along Interstate 70. ENGIE North America Inc. is building the Solomon Forks Wind Project in Thomas County and it will have a total capacity of 276 megawatts. Solomon Forks is part of the Infinity Renewables …

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Wind farm operator to face Aeronautics Commission lawsuit over state law protecting military installations

While the Oklahoma Corporation Commission doesn’t believe NextEra Energy is violating a new state law banning wind farm  development near military air installations, the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission is preparing to file suit. The Commission voted earlier this month to take the wind company to court and force it from construction of more wind towers at …

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Southern Wyoming to get two new wind farms

From the Denver Post: Two large wind energy projects that would generate a combined 780 megawatts of electricity are being proposed in south-central Wyoming. The Rawlins Times reports the projects were presented to the Carbon County Commission this week by a representative of Intermountain Wind LLC. The Boulder-based firm is a consultant for BluEarth Renewables …

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Aging wind turbines starting to require more maintenance and costs

A new study by one firm indicates the wind industry in Oklahoma and other states in the U.S. will soon start spending more on operations and maintenance than on installation of new wind turbines. That’s because the turbines are aging and the turning point will be in three years, according to a study by IHS …

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Oklahoma remains No. 2 in wind power

The U.S. Department of Energy reports that the continued construction of wind-power generating stations is bringing down both the cost of building the installations and the price for wind-generated electricity. The report released Thursday shows Texas leads the nation with 22 gigawatts of wind capacity, followed by Oklahoma, Iowa, California and Kansas with each at …

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American Wind Week Celebrated by Enel Green Power

Enel Green Power recently celebrated American Wind Week by hosting several officials at its Red Dirt Wind Farm and the Osage Wind Farm in Burbank. Enel focused on technology and power generation, according to a report published by The Oklahoman. Enel has invested more than $2.7 billion to build and operate 1,700 megawatts of generating …

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Collapsed trailer with wind tower base causes long roadblock

A broken trailer carrying a massive base to a wind tower caused quite a road block this week in McClain County. The roadway at 76th and South Tyler was blocked for nearly 3 hours on Tuesday when the trailer collapsed. Workers were forced to find a crane large enough to move the base of the …

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Oklahoma remains No. 2 in wind energy nationally

Oklahoma remains number two in the nation when it comes to wind energy capacity, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s Second Quarter 2018 Market Report released this week. Texas is far away the top wind-producing state in the nation with 23,262 megawatts of electricity while Oklahoma trails at 7,495 megawatts of electricity produced from …

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