Content Category: New & Noteworthy
Texas Public Utility Commission Authorizes New Transmission Lines
by NAW Staff on Friday July 18 2008
The Texas Public Utility Commission has authorized nearly $5 billion of new transmission lines that will carry wind-generated electricity from West Texas and the Panhandle [read more]
Al Gore: Wind Is Part Of Complete Shift In U.S. Electricity Generation
by NAW Staff on Friday July 18 2008
Former Vice President Al Gore has challenged the United States to shift its entire electricity sector to wind, solar and geothermal power within 10 years. [read more]
NGE Launching Renewable Investment Program
by NAW Staff on Thursday July 17 2008
Boston-based New Generation Energy (NGE), a nonprofit organization that aims to directly support community-based alternative energy projects, has announced that it will be launching the [read more]
N.Y. AG Launches Investigation of Two Wind Companies
by NAW Staff on Wednesday July 16 2008
Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo has launched an investigation of two companies developing and operating wind farms across New York state, amid allegations of improper [read more]
California ISO Gains FERC Approval For Clearing Queue Backlog
by NAW Staff on Wednesday July 16 2008
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued an order granting the California Independent System Operator Corp. (CalISO) permission to launch the first part of [read more]
Joint Venture To Bring New Transmission To Oklahoma
by NAW Staff on Wednesday July 16 2008
Electric Transmission America (ETA), a joint venture of American Electric Power (AEP) and MidAmerican Energy Holdings, has formed a joint-venture company with OGE Energy Corp. [read more]
A-Power Expands Cooperation With Fuhrlander
by NAW Staff on Monday July 14 2008
A-Power Energy Generation Systems Ltd. has signed a cooperation agreement with Fuhrlander AG that gives A-Power the right to produce Fuhrlander's 600 kW to 2.7 [read more]
California ISO Board Approves Generation Queue Reforms
by NAW Staff on Friday July 11 2008
The California Independent System Operator Corporation (California ISO) board of governors has approved a process that will accelerate the development of generation needed to meet [read more]
Ocean Wind Power Maps Reveal Possible Wind Energy Sources
by NAW Staff on Thursday July 10 2008
Research revealing ocean areas where winds could produce wind energy has been published in Geophysical Research Letters, funded by NASA's Earth Science Division, which works [read more]
Mesa Power Founder Unveils "Pickens Plan"
by NAW Staff on Wednesday July 09 2008
Mesa Power founder Boone Pickens has launched a bipartisan public policy campaign on energy designed to address the country's dependence on foreign oil. Pickens [read more]
ERCOT Completes Test Run of Nodal Real-Time Market
by NAW Staff on Tuesday July 08 2008
Electric Reliability Council of Texas, grid operator for most of the state, recently completed a live run of its pending nodal real-time market. ERCOT says [read more]
Finavera Negotiates Financing For Four B.C. Projects
by NAW Staff on Tuesday July 08 2008
Vancouver. B.C.-based Finavera Renewables Inc. has entered into discussions with a potential corporate investor, and has received a nonbinding indicative financing proposal from such investor, [read more]
Goldwater Institute Challenges APS Rate Charge
by NAW Staff on Monday July 07 2008
The Goldwater Institute, a research and litigation organization based in Phoenix, has asked the Arizona Supreme Court to strike down renewable energy regulations imposed by [read more]
NorthWestern Energy Files Facility Siting Document For Transmission Intertie
by NAW Staff on Thursday July 03 2008
NorthWestern Corp., doing business as NorthWestern Energy, has submitted the Mountain States Transmission Intertie (MSTI) major facility siting application (MFSA) with the Montana Department of [read more]
MPS, CMP Announce Plans For New Transmission
by NAW Staff on Wednesday July 02 2008
The Maine Public Service Co. (MPS), a subsidiary of Maine & Maritime Corp., and Central Maine Power Co. (CMP) have announced plans to construct a [read more]
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