ZephIR wind lidar to support climate change research

An international team of scientists will head to the remote Southern Ocean with a ZephIR 300 wind lidar and provide the project’s remote wind measurements onboard the R/V Investigator, an Australian deep-ocean research vessel. The U.S. portion of the project is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The team’s discoveries will be used to

Tuscon Electric seeking bids for up to 150 MW of wind energy

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has announced plans to issue a request for proposals (RFP) this week for the design and construction of new wind energy resources that could power up to 31,000 homes annually. Specifically, TEP plans to seek cost-competitive bids for 100-150 MW of wind energy from resources that interconnect with TEP’s system or

Quinbrook closes financing for 200-MW wind project in Oklahoma

Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, a global investment manager specializing in lower carbon and renewable energy infrastructure assets and GE announced that the Quinbrook Low Carbon Power Fund has closed construction and tax equity financing of the 200-MW first stage of the GE-powered 365-MW Persimmon wind farm project in Oklahoma. “The Persimmon wind project is the perfect

Siemens secures new wind-turbine order in Spain

Siemens Gamesa has secured a new wind-turbine order in Spain. The contact is for Cepsa’s first ever wind farm, a project with which the Spanish energy player is diversifying its business into the renewables arena. The wind farm, which is being developed in Jerez de la Frontera (Cadiz), will be equipped with 11 of the

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

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

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

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