Category: Wind Energy

Wind farm goes operational in NW Missouri

  Northwest Missouri has another wind farm online, providing electrical power to the region. US companies Tenaska and Bright Canyon Energy have started commercial operations at a 242MW wind farm in northwest Missouri. The Clear Creek Energy Center comprises 111 Vestas turbines spread across 12,545 hectares north of Maryville in Nodaway County according to a …

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New Mexico is getting another wind farm

Work is underway on the latest wind farm being built in New Mexico. The 306MW La Joya wind farm, located in south central New Mexico is the second to be constructed by Avangrid Renewables, a company based in Portland, Oregon. The project will comprise 111 turbines, of which 74 will be on state trust land …

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Government intends to offer subsidy help to wind industry

No deadlines or dates were announced, but the Trump administration says it will give the wind industry more time to claim subsidies that were about to expire, a move announced because of the global coronavirus pandemic. The Treasury Department said it has agreed to change rules governing the key renewable energy tax credits, a win …

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Wind farm going up in Southeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri

Construction is underway on the wind farms being built by Liberty Utilities in Southeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri. The first of more than 270 wind turbines Liberty Utilities is building in Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas has been completed. It could provide electrical power for the region as early as next year according to the …

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AEP awaits approval of North Central Wind project

American Electric Power CEO Nick Akins says May will be “an important month” for its 1.5 GW North Central wind project, telling analysts during Wednesday’s Q1 earnings call that the company expects action soon by Louisiana and Texas regulators. The North Central project involves the purchase of three wind facilities being developed by Invenergy in Oklahoma — 199 …

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Drop in earnings for wind power operator in Oklahoma

While ALLETE, Inc. added to its wind power in Oklahoma in the first quarter of the year, the Duluth, Minnesota based company reported a drop in earnings in the first quarter of the year. Earnings in the first quarter of this year were $1.28 a share on net income of $66.3 million compared to $1.37 …

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Nebraska county considers moratorium against more wind farms

Dakota County Commissioners in northeast Nebraska are considering a moratorium on more construction of wind farms. The proposal is to keep wind farms out of the county for the foreseeable future. On the agenda for the board’s meeting this week is a moratorium that would prohibit “… all applications, installations and projects involving wind energy …

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Renewable energy industry suffers during pandemic

  Like oil and gas companies, the country’s renewable energy industry is suffering too from the coronavirus pandemic. It has delayed construction and put thousands of skilled laborers on the unemployment lines as solar and wind projects are delayed. In locked-down California, some local agencies that issue permits for new work closed temporarily, and some …

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Future of Grain Belt Express in Missouri rests with State House

The full House of Representatives in Missouri is getting a bill that could possibly kill Invenergy’s Grain Belt Express wind energy transmission line that is mired down in controversy in the state.   The line is meant to carry wind-powered electricity from southwest Kansas to Illinois but the company’s use of eminent domain has been …

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Wind turbine found badly damaged after Kansas storm

    Technicians at NextEra Wind Energy in south central Kansas suspect a strong thunderstorm played a role in causing extreme damage to one of the company’s wind turbines. It was near the small town of Cairo in Pratt County where a blade was broken off and the generator was badly damaged, according to the …

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