Category: Wind Energy

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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Northern Oklahoma Wind Farm Changes Ownership

Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power today announced the acquisition of the 147-megawatt (MW) Grant Plains wind facility in Oklahoma from Apex Clean Energy. “The acquisition of the Grant Plains wind facility is an important step in strategically growing our renewable energy portfolio,” said Southern Power President and CEO Buzz Miller. “This project aligns with our …

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Arkansas Files Cease & Desist Against Texas Wind Turbine Maker

The Arkansas Securities Commissioner filed a cease and desist order on Thursday against a Texas-based company that makes wind farm turbines. The Commission said that Dragonfly Industries of Frisco, Texas, and its CEO Jody Davis committed securities fraud. The Commission alleges Dragonfly sold three investment contracts that were not registered; that Davis failed to tell …

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Oklahoma Predicted to Overtake California for Wind Energy Production

With six different wind farm projects underway across the state, Oklahoma remains a strong number four when it comes to states with installed wind power projects. But Oklahoma is expected to overtake California in the coming year. The projects underway, once finished will add more than 1,100 megawatts to the production of wind power in …

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Texas Wind Company Expands Holdings with Purchase of Michigan Wind Farm

  Houston, Texas based Sempra U.S. Gas and Power has expanded its holdings with the purchase of the Apple Blossom wind project in Michigan. No sale price was announced but the purchase of the 100-MW wind farm was made from Geronimo Energy LLC. It’s the second Geronimo sale to Sempra. Construction on the wind farm …

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Another Wind Farm Begins Production in North Dakota

With a $250 million price tag and a dozen years to complete, Xcel Energy’s Border Winds Farm in North Dakota was recently dedicated. Located north of Rolla, the farm has 75 turbines spread over 30 square miles and has the capacity to produce 150 megawatts of electricity. That’s enough to power more than 78,000 homes. …

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Pratt, Kansas Wind Farm Has Second Work Accident

The feds are investigating a wind farm operation near Pratt, Kansas where two workplace incidents have occurred in recent weeks including one where a worker fell 120 feet from a turbine and survived. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has started a probe at the Ninnescah Wind Farm in south central Kansas’ Pratt county. The …

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