Vestas secures 99-MW wind order in China

Long-term Vestas’ customer, China Datang Corporation Renewable Power Cohe Ltd, has placed a new wind order for 45 V110-2.0 MW turbines. The firm and unconditional order is for the Shandianhe project in Guyuan County of northern China’s Hebei Province. It includes supply of the turbines, delivered with Power Optimized Mode of 2.2 MW, and supervision of the

Is a carbon charge the answer to a decarbonized electric grid in New York?

A new report finds that adding a carbon charge into the wholesale energy market could improve New York’s ability to meet its decarbonization goals cost-effectively. Authored by economists at The Brattle Group and prepared for the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), the study reveals that refunding collected carbon revenues back to customers results in minimal impact on customer

New report: Global offshore wind-power market forecast to 2026

Research and Markets has added the “Global Offshore Wind Power Market Forecast to 2026” to their portfolio of renewable reports. This report examines the current status and outlook for the main offshore wind markets around the world, including capacity forecasts to 2026 that are based on the wealth of data on offshore wind projects that is

Pattern Energy acquires 51% of 179-MW Meikle Wind-power facility

Pattern Energy Group Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of a 51% interest in the 179-MW Meikle Wind facility from Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) for $68 million. This represents a 10 times multiple of the five-year average cash available for distribution (CAFD). The Public Sector Pension Investment Board acquired the remaining 49%. “Completing the acquisition

PNNL: Night vision for bird & bat-friendly offshore wind power

Editor’s note: This article comes from the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Read the full version and check out a related video here. The same technology that enables soldiers to see in the dark can also help protect birds and bats near offshore wind turbines. Night vision goggles use thermal imaging, which

MidAmerican and Mortenson partner on 170-MW Beaver Creek project as part of Wind XI expansion

  MidAmerican Energy has selected renewable energy contractor Mortenson Construction to build the 170-MW Beaver Creek wind farm in Iowa. It represents Mortenson’s 13th wind project for the utility. Beaver Creek wind farm is part of MidAmerican Energy’s Wind XI expansion, which will add 2,000 MW of wind-generation capacity in the state. “We are pleased to

CanWEA President discusses a global transition to a low-carbon future

Robert Hornung, the President of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) recently answered some questions about the global transition to a low-carbon future, and what needs to happen in order to get there. Hornung has been President of CanWEA since August 2003. He represents the interests of CanWEA members who are Canada’s wind energy leaders –

Target expands investment in renewables

Target, one of the leading and largest retailers in the U.S., is expanding its investment in renewable energy and sustainable operations. The company recently signed a long-term contract for 100 MW of new electricity generation capacity from the Solomon Forks wind farm in Kansas — enough energy to meet the average power needs of 150

ABB’s distribution management software to improve outage response at major U.S. utility

ABB has successfully delivered its latest distribution and outage management systems to ComEd, a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation, the United States’ leading energy provider. The software solution helps ComEd minimize the impact of outages for its customers across northern Illinois. ABB Ability based Network Manager distribution management system (DMS) provides real-time monitoring and control,

AWEA releases map of every wind farm and factory in America

Anyone can now easily view the location of every utility-scale wind project and wind-related manufacturing facility in the United States, thanks to a new map tool released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). With the very first American Wind Week in full swing, AWEA released the map to help people visualize the growth of America’s largest source of