April 2014 - Volume 11, Number 4

Industry At Large: Lowering the Cost of Energy

In Data We Trust: Rich Analytical Tools Optimize Project Life

How data-driven decision-making is assisting owners and operators in lowering the cost of wind energy.

Industry At Large: Project Finance

Financing Wind Projects With Synthetic PPAs

A synthetic power purchase agreement can provide developers with a stabilized source of revenue and attract long-term financing — just like traditional off-take agreements.

Industry At Large: Avian Mitigation

Feds Step Up Avian Enforcement: Will You Be Ready?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has 18 active investigations of wind farms around the country, seven of which have been referred to the Department of Justice for prosecution.

Industry At Large: Foreign Investment

Meet The Agency Responsible For Approving Foreign Ownership

A little-known committee within the U.S. Department of the Treasury could have a big impact on deals involving foreign acquisitions of U.S. businesses.

Project Profile: Lake Winds Energy Park

Utility Builds First Wind Farm Among Strict Zoning Requirements

Consumers Energy battled stringent rules when building its 100.8 MW Lake Winds Energy Park, located in Mason County, Mich.

Spotlight: Michigan

Is Michigan Finally Hitting Its Stride?

Despite a well-publicized failure to raise its renewable portfolio standard in 2012, Michigan is seeking to boost wind production as part of energy reform.

Marketplace: Wind Assessment

How To Plan An Effective Remote Sensing Campaign

Formulating the proper wind assessment strategy depends on what you're endeavoring to measure.


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