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Renewable Energy Systems (RES) has completed the 198MW Bluestem wind farm in Oklahoma for Exelon Corp.

The project, which is located in Beaver County, consists of 60 Vestas V117-3.3MW turbines. It is expected to generate 845,000 megawatt hours of electricity a year. RES developed the project and also served as the engineering, procurement and...

BLM Approves First 500-Turbine Phase of Wyoming Wind Farm

Renewable energy and Wyoming jobs received a boost as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approved the first 500 wind turbines for the Chokecherry Sierra Madre (CCSM) Wind Energy Project. The BLM action followed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...

SgurrEnergy Advises on Investment in World’s First Floating Offshore Wind Farm

SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, acted as technical advisor for the investment in Hywind floating offshore wind farm. Located off the coast of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, it is the world’s first multi-turbine...

Skipping Stone, LLC Releases White Paper: Avoiding the Technology Trap, a Guide for Energy Companies Experiencing Systems Issues 

Skipping Stone, a global energy markets consulting and technology services firm, announced the release of a free whitepaper: Avoiding the Technology Trap. The paper examines the common technology traps companies fall into and offers practical...

Interior Department to Auction 122,000 Acres Offshore North Carolina for Wind Energy Development

Furthering President Obama’s comprehensive Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy resources and cut carbon pollution, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management...

GES Reaches 12 GW Wind Power Capacity Constructed 

Construction division of Global Energy Services (GES) has completed eight new wind farms during 2016, this makes a total of 563 megawatts. The projects were located in Polonia, Grecia, Chile and Mexico. GES was also responsible for part of the...

EDF Renewable Energy Announces Commercial Operation at Great Western Wind Project

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) announced that the 225 megawatt (MW) Great Western Wind Project (Project) began commercial operation on December 21, 2016. The project’s output is provided to Google under a long-term Power Purchase Agreement...

American Wind Jobs Crack 100,000 According to DOE

Wind power employs just over 100,000 Americans according to new data released today by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), more than work at nuclear, natural gas, coal, or hydroelectric power plants.  “Wind means opportunity and job...

Govorner Cuomo Presents 25th Proposal of 2017 State of State: Nation’s Largest Offshore Wind Energy Project off Long Island and Unprecedented Commitment to Develop up to 2.4GW of Offshore Wind by 2030

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo called on the Long Island Power Authority to approve a 90 megawatt offshore wind project 30 miles southeast of Montauk. The project will be the nation's largest offshore wind farm and will not be visible from Long...

Great River Energy, NextEra Energy Resources Partner to Add 300 Megawatts of Wind Energy

Great River Energy, a wholesale energy provider to 28 member distribution cooperatives across Minnesota, recently signed a purchase power agreement with an affiliate of NextEra Energy Resources LLC for a new 300-megawatt (MW) wind project to be...

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New DNV Guidance on Wind Power Projects

NV has published a new Recommended Practice document that provides the wind power industry with in-depth knowledge...

US Forest Service Issues Final Agency Guidance for Wind Energy Special Use Authorizations

Nearly five years after issuing its draft directives, on August 4th, 2011, the U.S. Forest Service (“Forest...

Sany Electric Commissions First Wind Turbines in Texas

Sany Electric commissioned its first five 2MW wind turbines in the United States. There was a short ceremony at the...

New Tools to Determine Wind Energy & Solar Power Potential on Contaminated Lands

The US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory...

The Wake Effect: Impacting turbine siting agreements

In their efforts to create energy from wind, turbine blades also affect the very airflow they attempt to capture....

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