Friday, October 07, 2016

Westar Energy to source 33% of its electricity from wind by 2017

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Wind Energy SmartBrief" <awea@smartbrief.com>
Date: Oct 7, 2016 12:18 PM
Subject: Westar Energy to source 33% of its electricity from wind by 2017
To: <aquarianm@gmail.com>
Cc:

Opinion: Clean energy transition strengthens manufacturing sector | Calpine sets sights on 125-MW project in N.Y. | NextEra conducts feasibility study at Kan. site
Created for aquarianm@gmail.com |  Web Version
October 7, 2016
Wind Energy SmartBrief
News for wind power professionals and advocates
SIGN UP ⋅   FORWARD
Industry Update
Opinion: Clean energy transition strengthens manufacturing sector
America's transition to a clean energy economy has been a boon for the nation's manufacturing sector and holds many opportunities for future growth, write Hugo Bague, group executive for organizational resources at Rio Tinto, and Leo Gerard, international president of the United Steelworkers Union. "The conversion to cleaner sources of energy, fuel efficient transportation, and increased industrial and building efficiency presents a unique and timely opportunity for a new generation of U.S. manufacturers," they write.
Morning Consult (10/7) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Calpine sets sights on 125-MW project in N.Y.
turbine
(Patrick Pleul/AFP/Getty Images)
Energy firm Calpine is seeking approval to build a 125-megawatt wind farm in New York state that could feature up to 40 turbines, according to the company. If approved, Calpine said the Bluestone wind farm would feature a transmission line, collection substation and an interconnect substation.
ReNews.biz (U.K.) (10/6) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
 
NextEra conducts feasibility study at Kan. site
NextEra Energy has erected a pair of meteorological towers near Canton, Kan., and is considering the feasibility of a wind farm in the area, said the company. "That's one of the first and most important parts when you're looking at a project like this," said spokesperson Rebecca Rivera.
The McPherson Sentinel (Kan.) (10/6) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Are you optimizing your Salesforce© investment?
You've invested in the top-of-the-line CRM system. Is it delivering the results and benefits you expect?
Here are four questions that can help you decide.
ADVERTISEMENT
Project Focus
Statoil considers floating offshore wind farm in Hawaii
Statoil Wind US is considering building a floating offshore wind farm off the coast of Hawaii's Oahu island, according to the company. Statoil has expressed an interest in a 485,000-acre tract that could be part of an upcoming Bureau of Ocean Energy Management offshore wind leasing auction.
ReNews.biz (U.K.) (10/6) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Operations & Maintenance
ScottishPower signs deal to use government weather software
ScottishPower Renewables has signed a contract in which it will use the UK Met Office's VisualEyes turbine monitoring software for a two-year period, according to the company. "With 30 sites across the country to monitor, it's vital to have a system that's accurate and that we can trust," said ScottishPower Control Center Manager Mark Gailey.
SeeNews Renewables (10/6) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Economy, Energy & Trends
Westar Energy to source 33% of its electricity from wind by 2017
Westar Energy is on track to source 33% and 17% of its total electricity from wind and nuclear energy, respectively, by 2017, according to the company. Great Plains Energy, which received approval to acquire Westar last week, will have one of the largest wind portfolios in the country after the deal closes, said Great Plains Chairman, President and CEO Terry Bassham.
The Wichita Eagle (Kan.) (10/1) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
WindEurope identifies priorities for wind research, innovation
The top five pillars for wind-related research and innovation are operation and maintenance, grid infrastructure, curbing offshore wind costs, developing new technology in the industry and boosting production, according to WindEurope. "Industrialization will take the sector to the next level, thereby optimizing the whole value chain," said Vestas Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President Anders Vedel.
CleanTechnica (10/6) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Policy Watch
Cape Wind nixes appeal over wind farm interconnection
Cape Wind has dropped an appeal in which it would have argued that the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board should restore its right build a transmission line between land and a proposed 130-megawatt offshore wind farm in Nantucket Sound.
Cape Cod Times (Mass.) (tiered subscription model) (10/6) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Climate change pact approved by India
India on Sunday ratified the United Nations climate change pact. India is the third-biggest producer of carbon emissions, trailing the US and China.
Reuters (10/3) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
AWEA News
Harnessing the #PowerOfWind in Education
In classrooms, playgrounds, and lunchrooms around the country, kids are sharing some pretty insightful perspectives on the future of our planet. To help support these important discussions and encourage future engineers to explore the potential of wind energy, we are very happy to hear that our friends at Avangrid Renewables have brought back the #PowerOfWindContest for another year. Learn more.
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Learn more about AWEA:
AWEA Home | AWEA and Wind News | Events | Take Action
CAREERS IN WIND
powered by
Digital Media Intern
AMERICAN WIND ENERGY ASSOCIATION - Washington DC, Dist. Columbia
Permitting Manager
AVANGRID RENEWABLES - Portland, Oregon
Operations Wildlife Compliance Specialist
AVANGRID RENEWABLES - Portland, Oregon
  
  
Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.
Maria Robinson,
writer
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
  
  
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.
Sign Up
SmartBrief offers 200+ newsletters
Advertise
Learn more about the SmartBrief audience
Subscriber Tools:
Contact Us:
Advertising  -  Elizabeth Kaufman
Editor  -  Bryan McBournie
Mailing Address:
SmartBrief, Inc.®, 555 11th ST NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004
© 1999-2016 SmartBrief, Inc.®
Privacy policy |  Legal Information
 
Post a Comment