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  1. Texas Grid Wind Generation Reaches Record Levels

    By Editors of Power Engineering Officials at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas – managers of 90 percent of the state’s electric load – reported wind generation recently topped 15,000 MW in one day, which was the biggest amount of generation in the region. Specifically, the ERCOT system used 15,033 MW of electricity from wind at 12:35 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27, representing about 45 percent of total demand for electric power at the time. Of the total, more than 8,800 MW was produced from wind generation facilities in West and North Texas, while nearly 3,800 MW came from the South region, mostly the Gulf Coast area, and about 2,300 MW came from the Panhandle region. "We saw high wind output throughout the day, ranging from just over 10,000 MW during the late night hours to this peak output during the noon hour," said ERCOT Senior Director of System Operations Dan Woodfin. "Over the years, ERCOT has taken a number of steps, such as improving renewable generation forecasts, to allow us to operate the grid reliably on days like this." The proportion of wind generation averaged 41 percent during the day. The previous wind generation output record of 14,122 MW was set on Nov. 17. The current record for percentage of load served — 48.28 percent — was set on March 23, 2016, at 1:10 a.m.

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    Wed, 30 Nov 2016

  2. Interstate Power and Light to secure 99 MW wind farm in Iowa

    IPL, a regulated utility, and HEG, an independent power producer, are both subsidiaries of Alliant Energy

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    Wed, 30 Nov 2016

  3. AEP Ohio files to extend electric security plan

    The proposal would continue AEP Ohio's investments to improve customer service and reliability including proactive replacement of aging equipment  

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    Wed, 30 Nov 2016

  4. Interstate Power and Light to Secure 99-MW Franklin County Wind Farm in Iowa

    Following completion of the transaction, IPL will add Franklin County to its fleet of generating facilities.

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    Wed, 30 Nov 2016

  1. Three Wind Turbine Manufacturers Provide 76 Percent of U.S. Wind Energy

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    Mon, 28 Nov 2016

  2. Eni signs a framework agreement with GE to develop renewable energy projects

    Through this agreement, Eni and GE intend to jointly identify and develop large-scale power generation projects from renewable energy sources.

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    Thu, 24 Nov 2016

  3. Tradewind Energy developing 340 MW of wind power in Iowa

    The English wind project is located about 60 miles east of Des Moines, Iowa in the high-yielding corn and soybean farmlands of Poweshiek County

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    Wed, 23 Nov 2016

  4. Kujala named director of power planning for Northwest Power and Conservation Council

    Ben Kujala has been named director of power planning for the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, replacing Tom Eckman who retired in July.

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    Thu, 17 Nov 2016

  5. MidAmerican Energy completes 71-mile Iowa transmission line

    The line spans 71 miles in northeast Iowa from Hampton to a location just east of Waterloo, the company said

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    Thu, 10 Nov 2016

  6. Wind Generation Share Passes 10 Percent in 11 States

    The top wind generator by total share of the grid was, by far, Iowa at 31 percent. South Dakota was second at 25 percent and Kansas at 24 percent.

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    Wed, 26 Oct 2016

  7. Xcel Energy outlines progress on massive renewable energy program

    Minnesota plan involves he acquisition of at least 1,000 MW of wind by 2019

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    Mon, 31 Oct 2016

  8. Southern Power buys 257 MW Texas wind farm

    The Wake Wind facility is located in the northwest Texas counties of Crosby and Floyd

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    Fri, 28 Oct 2016

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