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Fwd: State Moves To Kill Harsh Wind Siting Rule; Court Upholds FERC Decision



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Ohio Makes Moves To Kill Harsh Wind Turbine Setback Rule
June 22, 2017
AWEA and several major wind developers are applauding an omnibus amendment - now included in the state's proposed budget - to bring a "commonsense approach" to siting wind turbines in Ohio. [Read More]
FERC Wins Case Over PJM Capacity Rules 'Discriminating' Against Wind And Solar
by Betsy Lillian, Jun 21, 2017
Clean energy advocacy groups say PJM's new "always available, all-year requirement" puts renewables at a disadvantage, considering their performance can vary according to seasons. [Read More]
 
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Vestas Introduces 4.2 MW Wind Platform In Three Variants
June 22, 2017
Vestas is rolling out a new 4.2 MW wind turbine platform in three variants: V150-4.0/4.2 MW, V136-4.0/4.2 MW and V117-4.0/4.2 MW. First introduced in 2010 as the V112-3.0 MW, the company's 3 MW platform – now in its fourth generation [Read More]
Alliant Energy's Wisconsin Utility Seeks 200 MW Of Wind
June 22, 2017
Alliant Energy's Wisconsin utility, Wisconsin Power and Light Co., has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to add 200 MW to its wind generation portfolio. Qualifying structures include asset sales, develop-transfers or build-transfers, and power purchase agreements. Resources being considered [Read More]
 
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ABB Microgrid To Help Aruba Integrate More Wind And Solar
June 22, 2017
In an effort to help the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba transition to renewable energy, ABB is providing an advanced microgrid to WEB Aruba N.V., the main power utility serving the island. ABB says the microgrid will help WEB Aruba [Read More]
New York Offers Millions In Funding For Energy Storage Tech
June 21, 2017
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced that up to $6.3 million is now available for emerging energy storage technologies that have not yet been commercialized but could support renewable power sources in the state. [Read More]
Two Southern Cities Commit To 100% Renewables
June 21, 2017
The cities of Sarasota, Fla., and Columbia, S.C., have each made commitments to transition to 100% renewable energy, the Sierra Club has announced. According to the group, the Sarasota City Commission adopted a goal of powering all of Sarasota with [Read More]
DNV GL, Goldwind Team Up To Work On Wind Asset Management
June 21, 2017
DNV GL has signed a memorandum of understanding with Goldwind International to develop a new portfolio asset management platform to support Goldwind's global onshore and offshore wind projects. The agreement was signed by Mathias Steck, executive vice president for Asia [Read More]
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DOE Funds Wind And Solar Projects On Tribal Lands
June 22, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs has selected 13 tribal energy projects – including wind, solar, biomass and energy efficiency – to receive funding of $7.8 million. The selections are the result of [Read More]
Vestas To Enter Russian Wind Power Market
June 22, 2017
In connection with Fortum Energy's recently being awarded a series of onshore wind projects in a renewable energy auction in Russia, Vestas expects to soon enter the Russian wind market. According to the turbine manufacturer, the Fortum-RUSNANO wind investment fund [Read More]
New Brunswick Wind Farm To Be Expanded
June 21, 2017
NB Power and a subsidiary of TransAlta Renewables Inc. have reached an agreement to add 17.25 MW of wind generating capacity at the Kent Hills site in New Brunswick. The Kent Hills project currently accounts for 150 MW of nameplate [Read More]
EDF RE Inks Utility PPA For Minnesota Wind Farm
June 21, 2017
EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE), the North American subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency for the 100 MW Stoneray wind farm. The project is located in [Read More]
GE Renewable Energy Supplying 66 MW Japanese Project
June 21, 2017
GE Renewable Energy has been selected by Shimizu Corp. to provide turbines for the Akita Katagami wind farm, located in the Akita prefecture in northern Japan. The company is supplying 22 GE 3.2-103 turbines for the project, which will be [Read More]

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