Content Category: New & Noteworthy
Groups To Conduct Wind Integration Study For NPA
by NAW Staff on Wednesday March 25 2009
Ventyx and EnerNex Corp. have been selected to conduct a yearlong study, in collaboration with the Nebraska Power Association (NPA) and the U.S. Department of [read more]
Maryland Researchers Work On Energy Storage
by NAW Staff on Monday March 23 2009
Researchers at the Maryland NanoCenter at the University of Maryland, College Park, have developed new systems for storing electrical energy derived from alternative sources that [read more]
Accenture Forms Intelligent City Network
by NAW Staff on Monday March 23 2009
Accenture, a global management consulting firm, has formed the Accenture Intelligent City Network, bringing together utilities and city authorities around the world that are committed [read more]
NRC To Study Impact Of Wind Development On Birds, Bats
by NAW Staff on Friday March 20 2009
Cottage Grove, Wis.-based Natural Resources Consulting Inc. (NRC) has been awarded a grant to evaluate the potential impacts of wind energy development on migrating birds [read more]
Acciona Announces Layoffs At Iowa Plant
by NAW Staff on Friday March 20 2009
Acciona Windpower, a subsidiary of Spain-based Acciona Energy, has initiated a reduction in force of 65 employees to scale the workforce to the current demand [read more]
Schwarzenegger Launches the California Green Corps
by NAW Staff on Friday March 20 2009
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., has launched the California Green Corps. Building up communities and the state's green workforce, the California Green Corps will place at-risk [read more]
DOE Provides First New Loan Construction Loan Guarantee To Solar Manufacturer
by NAW Staff on Friday March 20 2009
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has offered a $535 million loan guarantee to Fremont, Calif.-based Solyndra Inc. to support the company's construction of a commercial-scale [read more]
ITC Great Plains Receives Rate, Incentive Approvals
by NAW Staff on Thursday March 19 2009
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved a rate for ITC Great Plains transmission facilities in Kansas and elsewhere in the Southwest Power Pool [read more]
DOI, FERC Join On Offshore Renewable Energy Development
by NAW Staff on Wednesday March 18 2009
In a joint statement, Ken Salazar, secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI), and Jon Wellinghoff, acting chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [read more]
Hawaii Wants To Bring Wind To Big Island
by NAW Staff on Wednesday March 18 2009
Gov. Linda Lingle, R-Hawaii, Castle & Cooke, First Wind Hawaii and Hawaiian Electric Co. (HECO) have announced an agreement that could allow large wind farms [read more]
Idaho PUC Updates Rates For Renewable Energy Projects
by NAW Staff on Wednesday March 18 2009
Developers of qualifying renewable projects with a capacity of less than 10 MW will be paid considerably more for their generation as a result of [read more]
Ontario Plans To Introduce Feed-in Tariffs
by NAW Staff on Monday March 16 2009
Ontario is poised to introduce new electricity pricing to encourage the development of renewable energy from a diverse range of producers, including homeowners, community-based groups [read more]
Siting Board Grants Composite Certificate For Cape Wind
by NAW Staff on Friday March 13 2009
In a unanimous vote, the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board voted to grant Cape Wind a certificate of environmental impact and public interest that effectively [read more]
Brattle Group Releases Wind Power Study
by NAW Staff on Friday March 13 2009
Wind-generated electricity from the Upper Midwest will become cost-competitive with power generated from more conventional fuel sources like coal, while providing substantial reductions in greenhouse [read more]
DOE Issues Environmental Assessment For Beacon Plant
by NAW Staff on Thursday March 12 2009
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has completed its formal environmental review of Tyngsboro, Mass.-based Beacon Power Corp.'s proposed 20 MW frequency regulation plant in [read more]
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