NJR Clean Energy Ventures sells Montana wind farm

NJR Clean Energy Ventures (CEV), the non-regulated clean energy subsidiary of New Jersey Resources, announced the sale of its 9.7-MW wind farm in Two Dot, Montana to NorthWestern Energy (NWE) for $18.5 million. CEV entered into a purchase and sale agreement with the natural gas and electricity investor-owned utility, and submitted a joint filing for

Enel signs new PPAs with Facebook & Adobe

Enel, through its U.S. renewable company Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EGPNA), has signed new power purchase agreements with Facebook and Adobe for the sale of the energy produced by the 320-MW Rattlesnake Creek wind farm. The deal with Facebook expands upon the previous agreement for the purchase of Rattlesnake Creek’s output, increasing the

Bay State Wind partners with Massachusetts energy storage company

Bay State Wind, has entered into a Letter of Intent to work collaboratively with Massachusetts-based NEC Energy Solutions to develop an energy storage solution for its 800-MW wind, with 55 MW – 110 MWh energy storage project. The Bay State Wind project will represent the world’s largest wind-paired energy storage system for commercial-scale energy, which will be located

Xcel Energy unveils Colorado Energy Plan

Xcel Energy filed a stipulation with a broad coalition of 14 diverse groups, asking the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to approve a process that could lead to $2.5 billion in clean energy investments in rural Colorado if there is no additional cost to the company’s electricity customers. In order to accommodate cleaner energy generating

BASF and Bullfrog Power partner to deliver renewable energy to the grid

BASF and Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, have formed a new environmental partnership that will see BASF choose green electricity for its Canadian corporate headquarters, as well its production facilities in Windsor, Cornwall and Etobicoke (ON), Blackie and Nisku (AB), Saint Leonard (QC), and Saskatoon (SK). BASF’s renewable energy commitment will reduce its CO2 emissions footprint by

Bay State Wind first to gain ‘FAST-41’ status for offshore wind permitting

Bay State Wind, a Massachusetts offshore wind partnership between Ørsted and Eversource, has been designated as a covered project under Title 41 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act). The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) was signed into law on December 4, 2015. Title 41 of this Act (42 U.S.C. § 4370m et

ALLETE Clean Energy to build 80-MW Montana wind farm

ALLETE Clean Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ALLETE Inc., announced it will construct, own and operate an 80-MW wind energy facility near Great Falls, Montana, that will supply electricity to NorthWestern Energy under a signed power sale agreement. ALLETE Clean Energy acquired the South Peak project from Peak Clean Energy and will manage construction of

BYD to supply Baton Rouge with EV buses

BYD (Build Your Dreams), the largest battery-electric bus manufacturer in North America and one of the largest electric vehicle companies’ in the world, announced a new order that will see three American-made BYD K9S electric buses deployed in Baton Rouge, LA under the authority of the Capital Area Transit System (CATS) later this year. “In […]

Carbon Trust launches project aimed at cutting offshore wind construction noise

The Carbon Trust announced the launch of BLUE PILOT, a large-scale demonstration project aimed at reducing costs and underwater noise during construction of offshore wind farms as part of the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA). The BLUE PILOT project will deploy The BLUE Hammer, a new type of pile driver developed by Fistuca BV., a Dutch technology

GE installs first turbine at Merkur wind farm

GE Renewable Energy announced the installation of the first GE Haliade 150-6-MW offshore wind turbine at the 396-MW Merkur Offshore Windfarm in Germany, located approximately 35 km north of the island of Borkum, in the North Sea. Installation vessel SeaFox 5 sailed from Merkur’s logistic hub in Eemshaven (Netherlands) carrying blades, towers, nacelles and other