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  1. Xcel Energy to increase wind energy by more than 60 percent

    Energy is seeking proposals to expand its wind energy portfolio by adding enough new wind farms to power more than 750,000 homes. This announcement is another step in Xcel Energy ’s long-term plan to transform its energy fleet, and represents one of the largest wind energy proposals in the nation, bringing up to 1,500 MW of new wind power to Xcel Energy customers. “This is an exciting day for Xcel Energy and our customers as we build our energy future. We’re already the nation’s leading utility wind energy provider, but today we take another major step to transform our energy fleet to cleaner more renewable energy sources, reduce our carbon footprint, and do so at an affordable cost,” said Chris Clark, president, Xcel Energy- Minnesota . Xcel Energy is seeking proposals now to take full advantage of wind pricing supported by federal tax credits available for construction of new wind projects. The additional wind energy is part of the company’s long-term plan to more than double its renewable energy portfolio and deliver 63 percent of our energy from carbon-free resources in the next 15 years. “This is a great value for our customers,” said Clark. “We’re pursuing proposals now to take full advantage of low wind prices which means we can expand our wind energy portfolio at an extremely competitive cost.” Xcel Energy can increase the amount of wind generation on the system without impacting service reliability because of the company’s sophisticated wind forecasting technology and infrastructure investments that have been made in our system that can deliver wind to communities where customers live. Proposals can be a mix of power purchase agreements and projects purchased from developers. Proposal details ·       Projects must interconnect to Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Michigan ·       Projects must be at least 75 MW ·       Bidders are responsible for all transmission interconnection and system upgrades required by the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. ·       Xcel Energy expects to file for regulatory approval of selected projects in spring 2017 Xcel Energy will evaluate proposals submitted, and bring forward proposed plans for regulatory review and approval.

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    Fri, 23 Sep 2016

  2. Suzlon targets $3bn in Australian wind energy investments

    India’s Suzlon has targeted a $3bn drive to develop wind power in Australia and is hoping to attract partnerships with high profile investment firms with that aim in mind.

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    Thu, 22 Sep 2016

  3. Wind Energy News: Groundbreaking held for $80m southern Vermont wind project

    Construction is underway on an $80 million wind power project in the southern Vermont towns of Searsburg and Readsboro.

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    Tue, 20 Sep 2016

  4. Xcel Announces 60-Percent Expansion in Wind Power

    Xcel Energy, one of the nation’s leading wind power providers, said Thursday it plans to boost its wind power capacity by a whopping 60 percent.

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    Thu, 22 Sep 2016

  1. Wind Energy : NY releases 'blueprint' for developing wind energy plan

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    Fri, 16 Sep 2016

  2. Wind Energy News: Feds shop ocean off the Outer Banks to build wind turbines

    The Obama Administration is inviting companies to bid for the right to build wind   energy turbines off North Carolina's Outer Banks.

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    Mon, 15 Aug 2016

  3. Wind Energy : Amazon Web Services announces plan for West Texas wind farm

    A division of Amazon has unveiled plans for a more than 100-turbine wind farm in West Texas.

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    Fri, 16 Sep 2016

  4. Southern Power Buys Third Oklahoma Wind Energy Project

    A 147-MW wind energy facility in Oklahoma was sold to a subsidiary of Southern Co.

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    Mon, 29 Aug 2016

  5. Amazon Announces 253-MW Wind Farm in Texas

    Amazon announced a new 253-MW wind energy farm in Texas called Amazon Wind Farm Texas.

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    Thu, 15 Sep 2016

  6. Two Wind Farms in Mexico Sold for $852 Million

    A unit of Sempra Energy signed an agreement to buy two wind energy farms in Mexico majority-owned by Blackstone Energy Partners for $852 million.

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    Tue, 6 Sep 2016

  7. Statoil increases in UK offshore wind energy

    Statoil and Statkraft have signed a letter of intent that Statoil takes over as operator of the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind energy farm from January 2017.

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    Fri, 9 Sep 2016

  8. Renewable Energy News: Modern Energy Management supports CapAsia at 100 MW Pakistani projects

    MEM, a specialist in delivering project lifecycle certainty to renewable energy developers, financiers and investors has been engaged to work on behalf of CapAsia’s Islamic Infrastructure Fund at two early wind farms in Pakistan.

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    Wed, 14 Sep 2016

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