Content Category: New & Noteworthy
Transmission Study Shows Nebraska Could Handle A Lot More Wind Power
on Tuesday December 16 2014 by NAW Staff
With its current transmission infrastructure, Nebraska has the potential to integrate at least 2 GW more of wind energy, according to a new report released [read more]
Boralex To Acquire Enel Green Power's French Assets
on Tuesday December 16 2014 by NAW Staff
Quebec-based Boralex Inc. has announced it will acquire Enel Green Power's French subsidiary for a total net consideration of C$400 million (approximately $344 million). Boralex [read more]
Report: Wind Has More Than Enough Potential To Cover World's Energy Needs
on Monday December 15 2014 by NAW Staff
Wind energy has enough resource potential to cover the world's total energy supply needs, according to the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA). The group published [read more]
Can Wind Energy And Birds Coexist? Environmental Group Says Yes
on Thursday December 11 2014 by Stacy Small-Lorenz & Jim Marston
Climate change will have major impacts on birds and their habitats, according to a recent report from the National Audubon Society. Scientists project climate change [read more]
National Grid And Anbaric Partner On Renewables Transmission Work In New England
on Thursday December 11 2014 by NAW Staff
National Grid, a utility company with deep roots in the U.S. Northeast, and Anbaric, a Massachusetts-based transmission project developer, have announced they are joining forces [read more]
Gearbox Express To Double Footprint By Building New Facility
on Thursday December 11 2014 by NAW Staff
Gearbox Express (GBX), a provider of down-tower wind gearbox remanufacturing services, has announced plans to double its footprint by building a new, 75,000-square-foot plant in [read more]
Court Approves Vestas' Deal To Pay $5 Million Under U.S. Settlement
on Wednesday December 10 2014 by NAW Staff
The U.S. District Court, Portland Division, has approved a $5 million deal Vestas had proposed to settle a 2011 class action lawsuit against the turbine [read more]
Solar And Wind Power Increasingly Shaping CAISO Load Curves
on Wednesday December 10 2014 by NAW Staff
As more solar and wind electric generating capacity is added in California, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) is facing an increasingly different net load [read more]
Another Study Finds Wind Turbines Do Not Affect Nearby Property Values
on Tuesday December 09 2014 by NAW Staff
Echoing the findings of similar U.S. studies, new research out of Ontario says wind turbines have no effect on property values of nearby homes and [read more]
Wind Turbine Manufacturing Capacity Outstrips Demand
on Tuesday December 09 2014 by NAW Staff
Global wind turbine manufacturing capacity has far surpassed demand, according to a new report from Navigant Research. The report says that during the past two [read more]
Capital Power Acquires U.S.-Based Unit Of Element Power
on Thursday December 04 2014 by NAW Staff
Canada-based Capital Power has signed a purchase and sale agreement to acquire Element Power US LLC, a U.S.-based subsidiary of global developer Element Power. The [read more]
NextEra To Buy Majority Stake In Hawaiian Electric In $4.3 Billion Deal
on Thursday December 04 2014 by NAW Staff
NextEra Energy Inc. and Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. (HEI) have announced a definitive agreement under which the companies have agreed to merge. The transaction, which [read more]
Wind Energy Helps Alberta's Power Grid Stay Reliable
on Wednesday December 03 2014 by NAW Staff
Alberta's power grid remained reliable this year, thanks, in part, to newly added wind energy. According to the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO), the province [read more]
MIT Review Finds No Health Risks From Wind Turbines
on Monday December 01 2014 by NAW Staff
A new Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) study has found no direct link between wind turbines and human health problems. According to the Canadian Wind [read more]
Minnesota Can Accommodate Up To 40% Renewables Penetration, Finds Study
on Wednesday November 26 2014 by NAW Staff
A study conducted by Minnesota public utilities in cooperation with the Midcontinent Independent System Operator says Minnesota's power system can accommodate renewable generation representing up [read more]
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