Recent Wind

Pattern Energy signs O&M agreement with Duke Energy Renewable Services

Duke Energy Renewable Services today announced it has signed a long-term agreement to service Pattern Energy Group Inc.’s 283-megawatt (MW) Gulf Wind energy project in Armstrong, Texas. Duke Energy Renewable Services will supply operations and maintenance services for three years, beginning in November, with an option for a two-year extension. Duke Energy Renewable Services has […]

Ahoy, offshore wind: Advanced buoys bring vital data to untapped energy resource

Power-producing potential to be precisely evaluated at sea sites Two massive, 20,000-pound buoys decked out with the latest in meteorological and oceanographic equipment will enable more accurate predictions of the power-producing potential of winds that blow off U.S. shores. The bright yellow buoys — each worth $1.3 million — are being commissioned by the Department […]

Meridian switches on two new wind farms

Meridian Energy’s two new wind farms are “live” with all 26 wind turbines at Wellington’s Mill Creek and 64 turbines at Mt Mercer wind farm in Victoria, Australia, now producing electricity. Mill Creek has been generating since May, when Prime Minister John Key switched on the first turbine. Mt Mercer has been producing electricity since […]

EDF EN Canada Divests Position in Saint-Robert-Bellarmin Wind Project

EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles Group, announced today that Fiera Axium Infrastructure Canada II L.P. and Régime de rentes du Mouvement Desjardins along with entities of Desjardins Group have closed on an agreement to acquire a 30% interest in the Saint-Robert-Bellarmin Wind Project. Located in the municipality of Saint-Robert-Bellarmin, Quebec […]

MRCs La Matapedia and La Mitis Acquire a Portion of the Lac-Alfred Wind Project

EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, has sold 12.5% of their ownership stake in the 300 megawatt (MW) Lac-Alfred Wind Project to the MRCs of La Matapédia and La Mitis. Enbridge Inc. and EDF EN Canada became co-owners of the project in November 2011. Following this transaction, Enbridge maintains its 50% […]

Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) congratulates new Alberta Premier-designate; wind energy poised to support Alberta’s drive for environmental leadership

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) congratulates new Alberta Premier-designate Jim Prentice on his first-ballot victory on Saturday, and stands ready to work with his government to ensure wind energy continues on its path as an established and growing player in the Alberta electricity market. One of Mr. Prentice’s five campaign priorities was to establish […]

Energy Department Awards $4.5 Million for Innovative Wind Power R&D Projects

The Energy Department today announced $4.5 million for four projects to help increase deployment of innovative wind power technologies by optimizing the operation, boosting efficiency, and improving the environmental performance of wind energy systems. The research and development (R&D) projects, located in Maine, North Carolina, Nebraska, and Texas, contribute to the Energy Department’s effort to […]

Acciona Energia to build a Wind Farm for Private Investors in Mexico for 111 Million Euros

The 50 MW Ingenio project in Oaxaca, developed by ACCIONA for Actis and Comexhidro, is located on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and will consist of thirty-three ACCIONA Windpower turbines The company will also be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the wind farm for 15 years ACCIONA Energía has signed a contract worth $111 […]

NREL Assesses National Design Standards for Offshore Wind Energy Projects

NREL recently released the Assessment of Offshore Wind System Design, Safety, and Operation Standards report, which summarizes regulations, standards, and guidelines for the design and operation of offshore wind energy projects in the United States. The report, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), also provides a snapshot of industry and government efforts underway […]

Duke Energy to build Los Vientos V wind Power Project in Texas

Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, today announced it will build, own and operate a 110-megawatt (MW) wind power project, Los Vientos V, in Starr County, Texas. Garland Power & Light, Greenville Electric Utility System and Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) have signed 25-year agreements to purchase the power produced by the […]