- Duke Energy Renewables reaches 2 gigawatts of renewable energy production, enough to power more than a half million average homes

Milestones reached with completion of Los Vientos III wind power project

One hundred spinning turbines near the Rio Grande in Starr County, Texas, mark a major achievement for Duke Energy and its customer, Austin Energy. “The Los Vientos III Windpower Project achieving commercial operation represents a significant milestone for Duke Energy Renewables, as we now have more than 2,000 megawatts of renewable energy in production,” said

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The Wind Coalition’s statement on passage of Texas Senate Bill 931

The Texas Senate has passed Senate Bill 931 by Senator Troy Fraser. The bill would end the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and would end the Texas Public Utility Commission’s discretionary authority under the Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ) program. Jeff Clark, Executive Director of The Wind Coalition, released a statement in response to the

Once complete, Dow’s new wind farm in Texas will span nearly 35,000 acres and supply 200 MW of wind power annually.

Dow accelerates sustainability with new wind farm agreement for Texas facility

As a part of Dow’s Energy Plan and its Sustainability Goals, The Dow Chemical Company has taken another step towards reducing its own carbon “footprint.” Marking milestone progress, Dow’s Energy business has signed a long-term agreement with a new wind farm, currently under development in South Texas by a subsidiary of Bordas Wind Energy, LLC,

Now in operation, Keechi Wind Farm is the first project in which RES Americas self-performed the turbine installation.

RES Americas announces commercial operation of 110-MW Texas wind project

Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc., a leader in the development, engineering, and construction of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects in North America, recently announced commercial operation of the Keechi Wind Project in Jack County, Texas. Construction of the 110-megawatt (MW) Keechi Wind Project commenced in December 2013, and commercial operation began on January

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration; based on the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)

Wind generates more than 10% of Texas electricity in 2014

In 2014, more than 10% of the electricity used in the grid covering most of Texas came from wind generation, according to the grid’s operator, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). Wind’s share of the ERCOT generation mix grew from 6.2% in 2009 to 10.6% in 2014, as total electricity generation increased over the

The Texas' ERCOT connects many wind farms to many load centers across the state.

Building a framework for ERCOT’s next five years

This article is the introduction to a case study by DNV GL. The energy landscape is rapidly changing, especially for Texas’s unique energy marketplace and electricity grid. New offerings, disruptive technologies, complex regulations and accompanying rule changes, and expanding offerings were instigating huge growth for ERCOT, the Texas ISO. In late 2012, ERCOT’s Board of

The Route 66 Wind project is in Armstrong and Carson Counties, Texas.

Texas wind project creates construction jobs, boost local tax revenues from 75 turbines

First Wind, an independent U.S.-based renewable energy company, today announced that it has obtained $206 million in financing for its Route 66 Wind project in Armstrong and Carson Counties, Texas.  With financing closed for its first renewable energy project in Texas, First Wind will continue engineering and construction activities on the project. The Route 66

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36 MW energy storage now online in Texas

Duke Energy Renewables has completed its 36-MW energy storage and power management system at its Notrees Windpower Project in west Texas. The system became fully operational in December, 2012. “Battery storage is an important innovation to address the variability of wind and solar energy generation,” said Duke Energy Renewables President Greg Wolf. “Developing an expertise

The training tower, about a 20-ft tall duplicate, lets students get a taste of wind work  on the Texas State Technical College.

Things I learned at WindTech 2012

Technical school for wind techs is usually about 18 to 24 months. But you can’t learn everything in a classroom. Sometimes you have to climb a tower, many towers. And that is good way to learn. But after a few years out of the classroom, it’s a good idea to come back and find out

The keynote address on day one was by Judah Moseson, the director of technical serfices with Infigen Energy. He told the 125 attendees that they make the wind industry run.

WindTech 2012 delivers a dose of realworld

  Who is most likely to be hurt in the nacelle: the tech just out of school or the experienced older technician? Actually, said safety expert Todd Shelton with Star Safety Services, the more complacent one. “Their guard is down and they are not expecting an accident,” he said. Shelton illustrates the answer with a