Category: Wind Energy

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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EDF Energies Expands Operations to Off-Shore French Wind Farms

Paris-based EDF Energies, the company that is providing electrical power to Google from its northwest Oklahoma wind farm has just announced a new partnership agreement with Enbridge Inc. to operate three French offshore wind farms totaling 1,400 MW of installed capacity. Through the agreement, Enbridge acquires a 50 percent stake in Eolien Maritime France, the …

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Eagle Protectors Worry about New Government Wind Farm Rules

  New rules on the nation’s wind energy companies concern those trying to protect the country’s bald and golden eagle populations. They contend it will mean wind farm operators will be able to kill or injure thousands of bald eagles a year without any penalty. It’s the result of the new rules announced recently by …

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EDF Renewable Energy Expands with New Acquisition

EDF Renewable Energy, the firm building the Great Western wind farm in northwest Oklahoma has just acquired Global Resource Options, Inc, a privately owned company that provides development and turnkey engineering, procurement and construction. It allows EDF to expand further into other renewable energy forms. The acquisition, according to the announcement by EDF makes it …

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Survey Finds Majority of Oklahomans Support Wind Tax Credits

A new poll by a group called the Family Business Coalition adds fuel to the fiery-debate over efforts in the Oklahoma legislature to eliminate tax credits for the state’s wind industry. The Coalition says its recent poll of likely Oklahoma voters found 76% favor keeping or increasing the tax credits while only 16 percent support …

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