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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. Norvento chosen for small, crowdfunded wind power scheme

    The Small Wind Co-op has purchased two of Norvento’s nED100 100kW wind power turbines, which are now set to be installed at Kellybank farm in Inverclyde, Scotland.

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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. Pattern Energy to Acquire Interest in Armow Wind Power Facility

    In a cash deal worth about $132 million, Pattern Energy will acquire a 90-MW interest in the 180-MW Armow Wind power facility in Ontario, Canada. The interest is being sold by Pattern Development, from whom Pattern Energy has rights of first offer.

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    Fri, 23 Sep 2016

  1. Crowdfunded small wind scheme gets underway

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    Thu, 22 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. Oil & Gas News: Petrofac awarded Statoil contract

    Petrofac Training Services has been awarded a significant contract for Training and Emergency Response Services with Statoil (U.K.) Limited to support its UKCS oil & gas and renewable operations.

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    Fri, 23 Sep 2016

  4. Statoil designates Petrofac UK offshore training provider

    Statoil (UK) has appointed Petrofac Training Services as its preferred supplier for training and emergency response services for the operator’s UK offshore operations.

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    Fri, 23 Sep 2016

  5. South Dakota wind farm proponents not giving up on plans

    The project would have generated about up to 860,000 MWh annually of electric power, which would be equivalent to 10 Bon Homme-Yankton rural electric cooperatives

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    Wed, 21 Sep 2016

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

    New York's energy agency has released a "blueprint" for developing the Offshore Wind Master Plan described by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his 2016 State of the State address, saying the plan will come out at the end of 2017.

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    Fri, 16 Sep 2016

  7. Navigant Research Ranks Vestas as Top Wind Turbine Vendor in 1st Half 2016

    A new report from Navigant Research ranks Vestas as the top wind turbine vendor in the first half of 2016.

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    Fri, 16 Sep 2016

  8. 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

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