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Avangrid wins approval to use longer blades at Ore. site

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Avangrid wins approval to use longer blades at Ore. site | Vestas wins 100-turbine supply deal in Texas | Beothuk eyes offshore wind opportunities in Canada
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Avangrid wins approval to use longer blades at Ore. site
Avangrid Renewables has been awarded a site-certificate amendment that would allow it the flexibility to use up to 3.6-megawatt turbines with rotor diameters of 136 meters at its Montague Wind Power Facility in Oregon, said the company. The turbines could be the largest of their kind in the Pacific Northwest. Apple has reported it has a power purchase agreement with Avangrid at Montague.
The Business Journals (tiered subscription model)/Portland, Ore. (7/18) 
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Vestas wins 100-turbine supply deal in Texas
Vestas wins 100-turbine supply deal in Texas
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A subsidiary of Alterra Power has ordered 100 Vestas V110 2-megawatt turbines for its 200-MW Flat Top 1 project in Texas, according to the companies. Vestas added that it would begin delivering the units in the fourth quarter of the year.
ReNews (UK) (7/21) 
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Beothuk eyes offshore wind opportunities in Canada
Beothuk Energy and investor Copenhagen Offshore Partners have raised over $797 million to invest in offshore wind development off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, said Beothuk CEO and President Kirby Mercer.
The Western Star (Corner Brook, Newfoundland) (7/20) 
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Tolo 1 project in Indonesia to feature Siemens Gamesa machines
Siemens Gamesa has agreed to supply 20 SWT 3.6-megawatt 130 turbines for Equis Energy's Tolo 1 project in Indonesia, said the firm. "We are proud to be awarded with this order since Equis Energy is an important and very dynamic player in the Indonesian energy market," said Alvaro Bilbao Moran, CEO of Siemens Gamesa's onshore business in the Asia-Pacific region.
ReNews (UK) (7/21) 
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SSE to finish pile installation at offshore wind farm in Scotland in Oct.
SSE has installed more than half of the foundation piles at the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm project in Scotland and is on track to complete the process by the end of October, said the company. Ultimately, the project will feature 84 turbines and two offshore transformer modules.
BBC (7/21) 
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SSE, Coillte advances 69-turbine project in Ireland
SSE and Irish forest firm Coillte are building a 69-turbine, 169-megawatt wind farm in Ireland that observers say will help the country meets its international climate change goals. The companies say they expect to commission the project in September.
BBC (7/21) 
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Economy, Energy & Trends
Iowans must strike a balance on wind development, says expert
Iowans who oppose wind development must strike a balance with the wind industry that establishes agreeable siting and zoning requirements without choking off new projects, says Center for Rural Affairs Policy Program Associate Lucas Nelsen. He advises developers to reach out to the community early and take time to listen to and address their concerns.
Radio Iowa (7/20) 
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Policy Watch
Senate committee OKs $38.4B water, energy spending bill
The Senate Appropriations Committee voted 30-1 Thursday to advance its $38.4 billion fiscal 2018 spending package for the Energy Department, US Army Corps of Engineers and other water and energy programs. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., withdrew a rider to increase wind and solar funding at the Energy Department, but said he will reintroduce it when the measure hits the Senate floor.
The Examiner (Washington, D.C.) (7/20) 
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Trump administration unveils detailed deregulatory agenda
The White House's Office of Management and Budget on Thursday published the Trump administration's first regulatory and deregulatory agenda, which provides details about the planned repeals of several environmental regulations. The agenda mentions plans to roll back or revise the Clean Power Plan and other rules, as well as details how and when the administrations will repeal or amend these regulations.
The Hill (7/20) 
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An exclusive event is headed to the Northwest
The northwestern region of the US is thriving. Utility resource planning and replacement power (from retiring power plants) is setting the region up for significant wind energy growth, on top of growing renewable portfolio standard demand from Oregon and Washington. If you're invested in or have ties to the Northwest, you won't want to miss the AWEA Northwest Regional Wind Energy Conference this month in Seattle. Read more.
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