A personal quest to promote the use of wind energy and hydrogen technology in the Great Lakes area of the United States. The Great Lakes area is in a unique position to become an energy exporting region through these and other renewable energy technologies. *Update 2014: Just do it everywhere - Dan*
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Ill. wind farm begins supplying Mich. electrical co-op with energy
Report: Amazon Wind Farm doesn't hinder N.C. radar systems | Fishermen's Energy readies new application for N.J. offshore wind farm | Siemens Gamesa signs turbine supply deals for 289 MW in Spain
Avangrid Renewables' 104-turbine Amazon Wind Farm doesn't interfere with the US Navy's Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex, which uses radar to track 10 million square miles of airspace surrounding Norfolk, Va., according to a Massachusetts Institute of Technology study.
Fishermen's Energy is preparing to submit an application by the end of July, seeking approval to build a 24-megawatt pilot offshore wind project off the coast of New Jersey, says President Chris Wissermann. "After eight years of moving very slowly, or not at all, the [Board of Public Utilities], under Gov. Murphy, is making great strides," says Wissermann.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has signed contracts to supply five buyers in Spain with a total of 92 turbines for 10 projects since April, says the company. The projects will have a combined capacity of 289 megawatts.
Italian utility Enel has ordered 191 turbines from Nordex for its 595-megawatt Lagoa dos Ventos wind farm in Brazil, according to the firms. Nordex says it will begin installing the units October of next year.
Customers of Alger Delta Cooperative, a Michigan-based electrical cooperative and WPPI Energy member-owner, now receive twice as much electricity from wind energy due to a power purchase agreement with an Illinois project, says the firm. The power is being sourced from Invenergy's Bishop Hill III Wind Energy Center in Henry County.
India invested 22% more in clean energy year-over-year in the first half of 2018, compared with a 15% decline in clean energy spending in China, says Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The report says India is expected to become the world's fastest-growing clean energy market by the late 2020s.
The UK sourced 28.1% of its total electricity needs from renewables in the second quarter of the year, according to an EnAppSys report. The report noted that wind accounted for 14% of all electrical generation used in the UK for the period.
The Sierra Club filed a formal request with the Public Utility Commission of Oregon on Monday asking it to require PacifiCorp to publish the results of a recent coal analysis. In June, the Sierra Club released a study indicating that if PacifiCorp were to repower its 24 coal-burning plants, the electricity from all but two would cost more than that of wind.
County commissioners in Montgomery County, Ind., voted 3-0 Monday to tighten the county's sound requirements for wind development from 60 decibels to 50 decibels. The update also includes new setback distances for turbines.
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.