Vestas wins 40 MW U.S. order for 80% PTC qualifying wind-turbine components

  Vestas has received an order for 40 MW of turbine components that qualify for 80% of the PTC value, under the bipartisan PATH act that Congress passed in 2015. The long-term phasedown terms set in the PATH act have resulted in nearly $50 billion of investment in the U.S., including the expansion of factories,

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Ameren Missouri files plans for new Renewable Choice Program

In keeping with its ongoing commitment to incorporate more renewable energy, Ameren Missouri is proposing an innovative way to help large businesses and cities across Missouri reach their renewable energy goals. Ameren Missouri’s Renewable Choice Program is the first in the state, and one of only a handful in the nation, designed to help these

Moventas ramps up Texas operations as part of North American Service strategy

Moventas, a provider in wind gearbox technology and service solutions, is in the process of expanding their U.S. Big Spring operations. The expansion is part of a strategic investment aimed at further strengthening their service offering to the North American market. The facility will be capable of repairing and load testing main gearboxes up to

Delaware’s Offshore Wind Working Group to hold public workshops

In conjunction with DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate, Delaware’s Offshore Wind Working Group will host public workshops this month and in December for input about the potential for offshore wind energy and the ways that it might benefit the state. Workshops will be held: Monday, November 27, at the Appoquinimink Training Center, 118 South

Strong winds blow away records across the U.S.

Editor’s note: This article comes from the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) blog, Into the Wind. It is authored by Hannah Hunt, a Research Analyst with AWEA. Fall is in full swing, and that’s great news for wind power. Over the past two weeks, wind farms harnessed strong seasonal winds to deliver new wind-energy generation and

Renewable potential can be tapped in next round of climate negotiations, says IRENA

Countries have an opportunity to significantly increase renewable energy ambition within Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and to accelerate its deployment in line with climate objectives under the Paris Agreement. This is according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), released at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany last week. The

Market for digitalization in energy sector to grow to $64 billion by 2025

New energy innovations will be centered on digital technologies and the strategic use of data, according to new research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). A shift is coming in the energy industry from a focus on hardware to the increased importance of software to make systems more efficient, resilient, and digital. BNEF’s Digitalization of

Offshore wind ushers in a new time on Block Island

Editor’s note: This article comes from the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) blog, Into the Wind. It was written by Molly Seltzer, a George Washington University Shapiro Traveling Fellow. Her photojournalistic project, Electric America, documents the American energy landscape. Life on Block Island runs a couple of minutes slower than on the mainland. But “island time” does

New report shows wind projects benefit from earlier lifetime extensions

A report launched in New York by wind consultancy K2 Management and JLT Specialty USA, a U.S. subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group (JLT), reveals that the wind industry should consider lifetime extension at a much earlier stage to ensure best project returns. Launched during this week’s AWEA Offshore and Finance events in New York, ‘Reducing