Huge potential new demand for power, says Chadbourne staff

Community choice aggregators (CCAs) could displace as much as 20% to 40% of electricity load in California. They are a new kind of off-taker of renewable power. Demand for power.

Tribal Council approves lease for Oklahoma wind farm

The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council has approved the leasing of more than 4,000 acres of tribal trust land near the former Chilocco Indian School site in Oklahoma to wind-farm developer PNE Wind. The agreement brings Cherokee Nation in line with other tribes owning land in the area to develop a wind energy project that would be

Gamesa grows in China with new wind agreements for the supply of 95 MW

Gamesa has achieved a new product strategy milestone with the introduction of its new G114-2.5 MW turbine into China. The company will supply 38 of these turbines for a total of 95 MW to state-owned developer Zhognmin at two wind complexes. Nineteen of these G114-2.5 MW turbines will be installed at the Matoushan facility and another

E.ON is expanding its renewables’ business in the U.S.

E.ON is committed to the U.S. renewable energy market and is in the process of building new projects. The company has just began the construction of the Radford’s Run Wind Farm in Macon County, Illinois. E.ON has also recently signed a few agreements for the sale of renewable power. Here are E.ON’s most recent accomplishments: Radford’s Run has

GE to provide 5-MW converters to support China’s offshore wind market

Driven by energy security, decarburization and industrial benefit, the Chinese government has set up an ambitious plan to achieve 30-GW installations by 2020 in the offshore wind industry. China’s offshore industry has seen robust growth over the past few years. GE’s Power Conversion business, a sub-business of GE Energy Connections, is set to provide its proven

California and Mexico grid operators collaborate to optimize reliable & renewable power

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) and El Centro Nacional de Control de Energía (CENACE) have entered into a cooperation agreement to support CENACE’s clean-energy market. The Mexican electric system operator has agreed to explore participation of its Baja California Norte grid in the real-time market. CENACE and the ISO will begin a benefits’ assessment and enter

GE Energy and Citi provide tax equity financing to Deepwater Wind

GE Energy Financial Services and Citi announced the closing of tax equity financing on Deepwater Wind’s Block Island Wind Farm, the first offshore wind farm in the United States. Deepwater Wind completed construction on the 30-MW Block Island Wind Farm in August, and commercial operations are expected to begin in November. “An innovative project takes thoughtful

Pattern Energy completes acquisition of Armow Wind-power facility

Pattern Energy Group Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of a 90-MW interest in the 179-MW Armow Wind-power facility in Ontario, Canada. Located in Kincardine, Ontario, Armow Wind consists of 91 Siemens’ 2.3-MW turbines and is jointly owned by Pattern Energy and Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. The facility reached commercial operation in December 2015, and

Enel begins construction on Rock Creek Wind Farm in Missouri

Enel S.p.A., through its renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA), has started construction of the Rock Creek wind farm, the first Enel farm to be built in the state of Missouri. Once fully operational, Rock Creek is expected to generate approximately 1,250 GWh annually, while avoiding the emission of about 900,000 tonnes of

Researchers develop a self-installing offshore wind turbine

Though wind power is an important source of sustainable energy, the cost of installing turbines has always been an obstacle to more widespread adoption. This is particularly true for offshore wind farms, which require large, high-tech turbines to be constructed and maintained in oceans and lakes. To address this challenge, an innovative offshore turbine construction process has been developed