Bidding ends at $9 million for Kitty Hawk wind rights

Rights to develop offshore wind energy in an expanse of ocean real estate 24 nautical miles away from the North Carolina coast sold for $9 million in an auction held by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). The winning bid was placed by Avangrid Renewables, which recently completed North Carolina’s first land-based wind

U.S. wind industry growth headed only up

The wind industry has invested more than $143 billion in U.S. the growth of wind projects over the last decade.

Energy & manufacturing coalition: America can do better with its essential transmission infrastructure

A coalition of groups representing a broad spectrum of U.S. manufacturing, construction, energy and environmental workers, are calling for Congress to include electric transmission provisions in any proposed infrastructure legislation and streamline expansion of U.S. electrical infrastructure. A co-signed letter by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the Solar

Suzlon wins AWEA Health & Safety award

Renewable energy solutions provider, Suzlon Group, announced that it’s U.S. subsidiary (SWECO), received the Gold level AWEA Health & Safety Achievement Award 2017 as an operations and maintenance service provider. This is the highest level of safety recognized by AWEA. “We have one of the best health and safety cultures in the North American wind

Wind industry could drive 250,000 U.S. jobs by 2020, by end of President Trump’s first term

American wind-power expansion is poised to drive 248,000 jobs and $85 billion dollars in economic activity over the next four years, according to new analysis released by Navigant Consulting. These and other economic benefits will result from the addition of 35,000 MW of new wind-power capacity through 2020. AWEA released an accompanying white paper, “Wind

Why U.S. corporations are buying into home-grown wind power

According to the Energy Department’s Jose Zayas, wind power is not just good for the environment – it’s good for the bottom line fo U.S. corporations.

U.S. wind generation reached 5.5% of the grid in 2016

In Oklahoma, wind’s share of total electricity generation grew from 18.4% in 2015 to 25.1% in 2016. In Iowa, wind grew from 31.5% to 36.6% – the highest in the nation – and in Kansas, wind’s share increased from 24.1% to 29.6%.

U.S. wind generation reached 5.5% of the grid in 2016

Iowa, South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma, and North Dakota all sourced more than 20% of their electricity generation from wind power during 2016, according to new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). It shows wind supplied over 5.5% of electricity nationwide, up from 4.7% in 2015. With 99% of wind turbines located in rural areas,

What happens to a wind turbine at the end of its life?

There are strong financial reasons to replace older equipment with newer, upgraded technology in a responsible, efficient way.

Shermco’s James White to represent wind industry on new ISEA Standard 203 development project for secondary flame-resistant garments

James R. White, director of training for Shermco Industries has been tapped by the American Wind Energy Association to represent the interests of the wind industry during the consensus approval process of a proposed new standard from the International Safety Equipment Association regarding secondary flame-resistant protective clothing.