One Wind secures service contract for 165-MW Texas wind farm

Eon WindElectric, a Canadian-based wind farm Independent Service Provider, has rebranded its corporate identity, including adopting a new company name: One Wind. This new identity was developed to reflect the company’s focus, growth, and expanding presence in the United States. One Wind has secured its first major service contract in the U.S. and will supply

Pattern Energy’s 200-MW Logan’s Gap Wind Facility in Texas starts operation

Expanding its operations in Texas, Pattern Energy Group announced that its 200-MW Logan’s Gap Wind facility in Comanche County, Texas, has completed construction and is fully operational. Some project highlights include a long-term power purchase agreement with Walmart and a portfolio now comprises 15 operating wind facilities and one construction project. “Logan’s Gap Wind is our

Pattern Energy acquires remaining capacity in 283-MW Gulf Wind-power Facility

Pattern Energy Group announced it has completed the acquisition of the remaining 170-megawatt (MW) ownership interests in the 283-MW Gulf Wind-power Facility in Kenedy County, Texas from Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) and MetLife Capital LP. “We now own 100% of Gulf Wind, which is located in a unique site on the Gulf Coast

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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