Saturday, December 29, 2018

Demand for wind will continue after PTC phaseout, exec says

Demand for wind will continue after PTC phaseout, exec says | Report outlines how Va. can increase role in offshore wind | Enel Green Power launches Neb., Kan. wind farms
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December 28, 2018
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Demand for wind will continue after PTC phaseout, exec says
The wind energy Production Tax Credit phaseout is driving wind development in the US, but the trend will likely continue once the mechanism is gone, says Northwest Energy Coalition Communications Director Sean O'Leary. "Even unsubsidized wind power is now at or below, in some cases, the cost of natural gas," O'Leary adds.
The Pacific Northwest Inlander (Spokane, Wash.) (12/27) 
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Report outlines how Va. can increase role in offshore wind
Virginia could develop a strong pipeline for offshore wind supply by focusing on workforce development, soliciting relevant companies and by establishing a Virginia Office for Offshore Wind, according to a report from BVG Associates. "Virginia has a clear opportunity to act as a leader in driving the development of the US offshore wind industry," says Gov. Ralph Northam.
ReNews (UK) (12/28) 
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Project Focus
Enel Green Power launches Neb., Kan. wind farms
Enel Green Power North America has kicked off operations at the 320-megawatt Rattlesnake Creek project in Nebraska and the 300-MW Diamond Vista site in Kansas. Both projects have power purchase agreements in place.
Renewables Now (Bulgaria) (tiered subscription model) (12/28) 
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LG Electronics arranges clean energy deals for 5 US sites
LG Electronics USA has joined RPD Energy's Purely Green program, arranging renewable-energy certificates and wind-power supply deals for five manufacturing sites in Illinois, New Jersey and Texas. "RPD Energy and Hudson Energy created a unique structure that made it possible for LG to buy wind power on short-term contracts for these five distribution centers with economical pricing," LG Senior Vice President of Public Affairs John Taylor says.
North American Windpower online (12/27) 
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New sPower office launches in Seneca County, Ohio
SPower has launched a facility in Seneca County, Ohio, that will help it interact with locals regarding its proposed 212-megawatt Seneca Wind farm. If approved, the project would inject an estimated $56 million into the county over its 30-year lifetime.
North American Windpower online (12/27) 
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Operations & Maintenance
Phoenix Wind taps Vestas to repower Texas trio
Vestas has won a contract to repower three wind farms in Texas with a total capacity of 359 megawatts recently acquired by Phoenix Wind Repower. The Trinity Hills, Sherbino Mesa II and Silver Star wind farms' Clipper machines will be replaced with V110 2.2-MW turbines from Vestas.
North American Windpower online (12/27) 
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Policy Watch
EPA will begin closing after funding expires, says Wheeler
Funding for the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to expire today, unless a federal funding measure is reached. Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler has informed employees that the agency will begin following shutdown procedures at midnight.
The Hill (12/27) 
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Colo. governor-elect: Energy transition is good for job creation
Colorado and other US states are adding more clean energy sources to their electrical grids -- creating new jobs in the process that can never be outsourced, says Colorado Gov.-elect Jared Polis. "[W]e want to work with people in both parties to help achieve this goal for cleaner air and to do our part on climate," adds Polis.
WNYC-AM/FM (New York City) (12/27) 
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