Avangrid adds three new U.S. wind farms to its portfolio

Avangrid Renewables, a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc., began commercial operations at three new wind farms in recent weeks, including more than 500 MW of new wind farms in California, New Mexico, and Colorado. The projects are each under long-term energy contracts. The 131-MW Tule Wind Farm in California, the 298-MW El Cabo Wind Farm in

Onshore wind energy now as affordable as any other source, says IRENA report

The cost of generating power from onshore wind has fallen by around a quarter since 2010, with solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity costs falling by 73% in that time, according to new cost analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The report also highlights that solar PV costs are expected to halve by 2020. The

Nordex reports order intake of 1.6 GW for fourth quarter of 2017

In the fourth quarter of 2017, the Nordex Group received firm orders for 1,598.6 MW, an increase of 12.5% compared to Q4 2016. After the sluggish order intake registered in the first three quarters, expectations of a strong fourth quarter have been met. New business for 2017 amounted to 2,741.3 MW. The North America division,

LCE reaches financial close for Texas’ 300-MW Tahoka Wind project

Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE), a portfolio company of I Squared Capital, announced the financing of its Tahoka Wind project, a 300-MW wind farm in Lynn County, Texas. GE Renewable Energy will supply the project with 120 of its 2.5-127 wind turbines and provide long-term services for the facility. “The successful financing of this project underlines the competitiveness of

Nexans acquires BE CableCon, makers of wind-turbine cable kits

By 2040, renewable energy sources will account for almost three quarters of the $10.2 trillion global investment in new power generating technology. To accelerate its growth in this highly promising segment, Nexans has acquired a controlling interest in BE CableCon, the Denmark-based manufacturer and supplier of cable kits for some of Europe’s leading wind turbine

New report find untapped energy in current wind fleet could power 1.1M homes

The current U.S. wind fleet could produce an estimated 12 terawatt hours (TWh) more energy — enough untapped energy to power roughly 1.1 million homes — according to a new report by Uptake, an advanced analytics software company. That’s equal to nearly all the homes in the city of Chicago. “Current wind turbines can produce much

sPower makes wind-turbine purchase from Vestas

sPower has placed an order with Vestas, in a first-time partnership, for 2- and 4-MW compatible turbine components that qualify for 80% of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) and enable 400 MW of future project development. “We are looking forward to working with Vestas and adding their wind turbines to our fleet,” said Ryan Creamer, CEO

The 224+ MW Nicolas-Riou Wind project commissioned In Quebec

EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, Régie intermunicipale de l’énergie du Bas-Saint-Laurent (RIEBSL), and Régie intermunicipale de l’énergie Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine (RIEGÎM) are pleased to announce the commissioning of the Nicolas-Riou wind project. This 224.25-MW project comprises 65 turbines of 3.45 MW supplied by Vestas. Nicolas-Riou is 50% owned by EDF EN Canada, 33% by

RCE to assist Vail Resorts in identifying renewable energy opportunities

Vail Resorts, announced that the company has engaged Boulder, Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy (RCE), a Schneider Electric company, to help identify and implement renewable energy projects that the company may purchase or fund as part of its comprehensive sustainability commitment. In hiring RCE, the Vail Resorts is taking a step in pursuing its “Epic Promise

One of U.S.’ “most fracked regions” sets 100% renewables goal

This week, Longmont, Colorado’s City Council voted to approve a resolution committing the community in a shift away from fossil fuels and to transition to 100% clean, renewable electricity by 2030. According to the Sierra Club, the City Council Resolution builds off of Longmont Mayor Brian Bagley’s Proclamation signed in December, establishing a vision for powering the