Recent Wind

EDF Renewable Energy Acquires 175 MW Wind Project with a Power Purchase Agreement with Microsoft

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) today announced the company has secured a 96 percent stake in the 175 megawatt (MW) Pilot Hill Wind Project (formerly known as K4) from Orion Energy Group LLC (Orion) and Vision Energy LLC. The project benefits from a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Microsoft Corporation. Pilot Hill Wind Project, […]

New research shows politicians opposing wind farms ‘a turn-off’ for voters

New independent research from ComRes – commissioned by RenewableUK – shows that political parties that oppose onshore wind development are likely to lose twice as many votes as they gain. In the 40 most marginal Lab-Con constituencies that margin doubles, with parties opposing onshore wind losing four times more voters than they attract. The opinion […]

Iberdrola and Gamesa to build 50 MW San Marcos Wind Farm in Honduras

New renewable facility will meet electricity needs of some 100,000 homes Honduras-based Grupo Terra awards two companies turnkey contract to commission facility equipped with 25 Gamesa G90 turbines with a unit capacity of 2 MW each IBERDROLA subsidiary strengthens foothold in wind power market in Honduras, having already commissioned largest wind farm in Central America […]

SSE Renewables Selects GE Turbines for Scottish Wind Farm in the Highlands

33 GE 2.85-100 Wind Turbines Will Power the Dunmaglass Wind Farm GE Designed Wind Turbines Specifically for the Site to Meet Specific Requirements Second Project with SSE and GE in Scotland Announced in 2014 Further advancing the growth of renewable energy throughout the United Kingdom, GE (NYSE: GE) today announced that it will supply SSE […]

Spinning Spur II Wind Project in Texas Becomes Operational, Project also Closed Financing from GE and Union Bank and UBS Partnership Confirmed

EDF Renewable Energy announced today that the 161-megawatt (MW) Spinning Spur II Wind Project in Texas has reached commercial operation (COD). The company further announced the close of structured equity financing from GE Energy Financial Services (NYSE: GE) and MUFG Union Bank, N.A. The completion of construction and COD milestone allows the closing of the […]

Iberdrola commisions 136 MW Harestones Windfarm in UK

With an investment of £160 million, the project has supported more than 150 jobs over the past two years Located near the town of Dumfries in southern Scotland, this renewable facility has 68 wind turbines, each with 2 MW unit capacity The annual production of this onshore windfarm, one of the largest in the United […]

Meikle Wind Energy Project Granted Environmental Assessment Approval

Finavera Wind Energy Inc. (“Finavera” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: FVR) is pleased to announce that the 184MW Meikle Wind Energy Project (the “Project”), initially developed by Finavera and subsequently sold to Pattern Energy Group LP (“Pattern Development”), the current developer of the Project, for gross consideration of up to $28 million, has received an Environmental […]

EDF Renewable Energy Confirms Turbine Order with Vestas for 450 Megawatts

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) has placed a firm order with Vestas for 450 megawatt (MW) of wind turbine generators, for projects in New Mexico and Kansas. The order is part of the Master Supply Agreement (MSA) announced in September 2013. “EDF Renewable Energy is pleased to be working with Vestas to bring an additional […]

NOAA Teams Up with Department of Energy & Industry to Improve Wind Forecasts

The growth of wind-generated power in the United States  is creating greater demand for improved wind forecasts. To address this need, the Department of Energy is working with NOAA and industry on the Wind Forecast Improvement Project, funded and led by DOE. “Our goal is to improve short-term forecasts to help industry know how much wind […]

EDF Renewable Energy Signs Power Purchase Agreement with Great Plains Energy for 150-MW Slate Creek

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) today announced the company has entered into a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Great Plains Energy (NYSE: GXP), parent company of Midwestern utilities, Kansas City Power & Light and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations, for the 150-megawatt (MW) Slate Creek Wind Project in Kansas. Slate Creek Wind Project, located on […]