Content Category: New & Noteworthy
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]
U.S. Interior Sets January Date For Huge Massachusetts Offshore Wind Auction
on Tuesday November 25 2014 by NAW Staff
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has announced that more than 742,000 acres offshore Massachusetts will be offered for commercial wind energy development in [read more]
Wind Energy Dominates New U.S. Power In October
on Monday November 24 2014 by NAW Staff
Wind power provided over two-thirds (68.41%) of new U.S. electrical generating capacity in October, according to the latest Energy Infrastructure Update report from the Federal [read more]
New Jersey Regulators Reject Fishermen's Energy Again
on Monday November 24 2014 by NAW Staff
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has again rejected Fishermen's Energy's 25 MW offshore wind demonstration project, proposed off the coast of Atlantic [read more]
Are Fitch Ratings' Claims About Wind Farm Underperformance Unfounded?
on Thursday November 20 2014 by NAW Staff
The issue of wind farm underperformance continues to be scrutinized. Credit agency Fitch Ratings recently concluded that U.S. wind farm underperformance is primarily due to [read more]
Google To Power New Data Center With Dutch Wind Energy
on Wednesday November 19 2014 by NAW Staff
Internet giant Google has entered a deal to fully power its new data center in the Netherlands with locally generated wind energy. The company has [read more]
LEEDCo Adds Fred. Olsen Windcarrier To Offshore Wind Development Team
on Wednesday November 19 2014 by NAW Staff
Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. (LEEDCo) has announced that wind turbine installation firm Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS is joining the development team for its Icebreaker [read more]
SunEdison Buying First Wind In $2.4 Billion Deal
on Tuesday November 18 2014 by NAW Staff
Global solar company SunEdison Inc. is entering the wind industry in a big way. The company and its yieldco subsidiary, TerraForm Power, have signed a [read more]
U.S. Interior Authorizes Deepwater Wind Transmission Link
on Tuesday November 18 2014 by NAW Staff
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has authorized the transmission line slated to connect to Deepwater Wind's 30 MW Block Island offshore wind demonstration [read more]
PacifiCorp Files Lawsuit To Keep U.S. Govt. From Releasing Bird Death Data
on Tuesday November 18 2014 by NAW Staff
PacifiCorp, an Oregon-based utility company that owns over a dozen wind farms, is suing to block the U.S. government from releasing data about bird fatalities [read more]
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