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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. Pacific Power completes grid modernization, smart grid upgrades

    Pacific Power said that it has completed, is monitoring, or is developing grid enhancement initiatives that include projects and initiatives undertaken in its six state service territory

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    Mon, 12 Sep 2016

  3. Wind farms in Texas, N.D., N.Y. move forward

    August saw development steps for several wind projects around the United States, including two companion projects in North Dakota of NextEra Energy  

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    Mon, 29 Aug 2016

  4. NYISO, utilities talk about transmission need in New York

    As noted in NYISO’s comments, in accordance with the planning process developed in compliance with FERC Order 1000

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    Mon, 15 Aug 2016

  1. FERC approves formula for BPA curtailment of wind generation in favor of excess hydro

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    Fri, 24 Oct 2014

  2. Building Energy to build its first wind energy project in the U.S.

    Building Energy, a multinational company operating as Global Integrated IPP in the renewable energy industry, began the second phase of construction on the new wind farms located in Iowa, which will add up to 30 megawatts of wind generation capacity. 

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    Mon, 30 Nov 2015

  3. Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company provides a $25.9M turbine supply loan to a wind project in Montana

    When construction is completed the facility will consist of 13 General Electric 2.3 megawatt wind turbines which are anticipated to generate enough electricity to power 5,533 homes.

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    Fri, 24 Jun 2016

  4. Diamond WTG secures long term agreement for Century and Intrepid wind power farms

    Diamond WTG has signed a five year agreement with MidAmerican Energy Company to provide state-of-the-art service support for the 50 units of one megawatt wind turbines at MidAmerican's Century and Intrepid wind power projects.

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    Thu, 2 Jun 2016

  5. Xcel Energy pursues wind power project in Colorado

    Xcel gave few details on the wind power project in the earnings report 

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    Wed, 11 May 2016

  6. New Exelon report blasts subsidized wind generation

    Economic and litigation consulting firm, Continental Economics has released, a report commissioned by energy major Exelon that tears down the value of the highly debated Wind Production Tax Credit.

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    Thu, 25 Oct 2012

  7. Wind generation tops 3 GW in UK

    Electricity generated by wind power in the UK has hit a record high of 3021 MW.

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    Tue, 6 Sep 2011

  8. Algonquin Power acquires of 480 MW of U.S. wind generation in $888MM deal

    Algonquin Power Co. has entered into an agreement to acquire a 480 MW portfolio of four wind power projects in the United States from Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica, S.A. for total consideration of approximately US$888 million.

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    Mon, 12 Mar 2012

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