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Monday, October 24, 2016
Transmission project would carry 500 MW of wind, solar to Long Island
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Transmission project would carry 500 MW of wind, solar to Long Island | Groups install Windcube LIDAR off Mass. coast | Invenergy to acquire 100% stake in Wash. wind farm
Invenergy has proposed a new transmission project that would bring at least 500 megawatts of installed wind and solar capacity into the Long Island Power Authority's grid. The Clean Energy Link project would source the electricity from a series of projects in North Carolina, Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania that have a combined capacity of 701 MW through the Poseidon undersea cable.
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and AWS Truepower have installed a Windcube LIDAR off the coast of Massachusetts at the Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory. Massachusetts Clean Energy Center interim CEO Stephen Pike, whose organization funded the project, said it would support offshore wind planning and permitting in the area.
Invenergy Investment is seeking approval to secure a 100% stake in the 90-megawatt Vantage wind farm, a Washington project that it co-owns with Macquarie Washington Wind. The project has a 15-year power purchase agreement with a Pacific Gas & Electric subsidiary.
A wind farm proposed in upstate New York wouldn't have an impact on operations at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, US Air Force Reserve Col. Joseph Janik said. The air station is replacing eight C-130 tanker planes with KC-135 tanker planes, and the switch means low-altitude flights will no longer be conducted, he said.
Lake Turkana Wind Power has installed 155 of the 365 turbines it plans to erect at the Lake Turkana wind farm in Kenya, General Manager Phylip Leferink said. He added that the company hopes to reach first power some time in the first half of 2017.
Renewable Energy Systems has installed the first of 11 Senvion MM82 turbines at the Freasdail project on Scotland's Kintyre Peninsula, according to the company. The 22.5-megawatt wind farm is expected to begin operations early next year.
Fred Olsen Renewables has chosen renewables consultant Natural Power to provide operations and maintenance services at a 138-megawatt wind farm in Scotland, according to the companies. The Crystal Rig 2 project features 60 Siemens 2.3-MW turbines.
New proposed regulations under consideration in Lincoln County, S.D., could impede wind development in the area, including a proposed project from Dakota Power Community Wind, according to this analysis. Wind proponents say there is no need for stronger setback distances or new sound regulations.
In achieving energy independence, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton wants every American home to be powered by renewable energy within 10 years, according to an Associated Press analysis. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has pledged to revive the US coal industry and ramp up oil, natural gas and coal production.
The Scottish government has approved Brookfield Renewable UK's request to build a wind farm in Dumfries and Galloway that was previously rejected by the Dumfries and Galloway Council. "The benefits of the proposal, particularly the contribution it would make to renewable energy targets, are significant," said an official.
We've written about Greensburg, Kan., before, highlighting its trailblazing role as one of America's first cities to commit to 100% renewable energy. Now, a new video chronicles the town's rebirth as it's begun harnessing the very winds that nearly destroyed it. Read more.
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These stories were selected and summarized by independent editors at SmartBrief Inc., not by AWEA's staff, and do not represent AWEA positions. They reflect the variety of daily coverage of American wind power.