Category: Wind Energy

Oklahoma Secretary of Finance Critical of Wind Industry Tax Credits

The wind industry was under attack again as it was blasted by Oklahoma Secretary of Finance Preston Doerflinger due to last month’s 13 percent decline in General Revenue Fund collections as a result of tax rebate and incentive payments to participating businesses, according to an Associated Press report issued on Tuesday. Doerflinger indicated that $3.3 …

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Despite Resident’s Opposition, Another Wind Farm is Approved

One of the nation’s latest wind farms has won approval in Antelope County, Nebraska even though some residents fought the project. The county’s Board of Supervisors voted this week to let Invenergy of Chicago put up 160 turbines near the town of Neligh.  Invenergy already operates a wind farm near Elgin, Nebraska. But in approving …

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Big Wind Farm Gets New Owner

A large wind farm in northern Colorado gets a new owner. Leeward Renewable Energy LLC announced that one of its subsidiaries has completed the purchase of BP Wind Energy North America Inc.’s 33 and a third percent membership interest in the Cedar Creek Wind 1 farm near Grover, Colorado. Grover’s a small community with about …

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Wind and Solar Power Projects in North Dakota and Michigan

Solar and wind power projects are the focus in North Dakota and Michigan. The North Dakota Public Service Commission plans a public hearing on a proposed $153 million wind farm and associated electric transmission line in Oliver and Morton counties. The 48-turbine wind farm is proposed by a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources. Should it …

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Whirlpool Corporation adds Wind Power at Two More Plants

Appliance maker Whirlpool says it is spending millions of dollars to install wind turbines at two of its plants in Ohio. The Michigan-based corporation plans to spend $13.5 million to bring wind energy to plants in Ottawa and Marion, Ohio. The company said it expects the turbines to offer electricity consumption by 34 percent at …

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Siemens Signs First Long-Term Maintenance Contract for Woodward Wind Farm

The wind-energy firm Siemens has signed a contract to provide another 15 years of service and maintenance at the 152-megawatt Keenan II wind farm near Woodward. It is the first long-term Balance of Plant wind service agreement in the U.S. for the company.. The customer is CPV Keenan II Renewable Energy Company headquartered in Silver …

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Rural Landowners Rush to Register Private Air Strips in Advance of Wind Farms

The growth of wind farms across Oklahoma and a year-old state law has private pilots moving to register their private air strips, many in western Oklahoma, according to a report by The Oklahoman. As Paul Monies for the newspaper found out, there is a rush on to register the air trips with the Federal Aviation …

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Texas Wind Company Proposes Floating Wind Farms Off Coast of Hawaii

A Texas wind energy company is one of those proposing the idea of floating wind turbines off the shores of Hawaii to bring more renewable energy to the state. A.W. Hawaii Wind is a Texas subsidiary of Denmark-based Alpha Wind Energy and wants to build two offshore floating wind farms, each generating about 400 megawatts …

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$1 billion Wind Farm Proposed for Eastern Colorado

    A $1 billion wind farm is being proposed for northeast Colorado by the state’s largest electric utility. Xcel Energy has filed documents with the Public Utilities Commission to build the Rush Creek Wind Project over 90,000 acres in Arapahoe, Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson and Lincoln counties. Once completed the 300-turbine farm would generate …

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Indian Tribe Loses Fight to Block Offshore Wind Farm

A federal judge in Rhode Island has ruled against the Narragansett Indian Tribe in its fight to block construction of the nation’s first offshore wind farm. The tribe had sought a temporary restraining order against installation of a transmission cable, contending Indian artifacts had been discovered and improperly removed during the digging of a trench. …

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