in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

In August, NAW announced that the Texas General Land Office (TGLO) was planning to bid for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) new research and development facility capable of testing wind blades up to 70 meters long. According to TGLO, Texas entered its bid for the new facility officially in November.

"The General Land Office and our fellow alliance members are confident that our proposal will bring this facility to Texas," says Jerry Patterson, commissioner of TGLO.

In related news, Ohio's Regional Growth Partnership (RGP) recently announced that northwestern Ohio has submitted its bid for the new facility. The state is looking to build the testing site along the Maumee River in East Toledo.

"This region has aggressively pursued higher value opportunities to help northwest Ohio take advantage of growth industries in this global economy," says Steve Weathers, RGP's president and chief executive officer. "Our effort to acquire this test facility is another step toward establishing alternative energy as a competitive resource and asset."

Both Texas and Ohio are up against Virginia, Massachusetts, Iowa and Maine for the site. A representative for NREL says that it is possible NREL will announce the bid winner by the end of December.



Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Quebec Government Postpones Wind Power RFP; No New Date Scheduled

The request for proposals (RFP) is part of an overall 800 MW wind power tranche that will serve as a bridge to the next phase in the province's energy future.


Setting The Record Straight: How Many Birds Do Wind Turbines Really Kill?

Several peer-reviewed studies are more or less in agreement with avian mortality rates caused by wind turbines. However, one study, which is wildly off from the others, is most often cited in the media. Why?


Six Takeaways From The IRS' Start Of Construction Guidance: What You Need To Know

The IRS recently issued guidance to wind developers to further spell out what "start of construction" means. Will you be covered?


Eagle Take Permits For Wind Farms - Will They Fly?

Now that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued the first permit allowing the legal take of eagles, can wind developers expect more certainty in the agency's application process?


Despite 2013 Challenges, U.S. Wind Power Reaches All-Time Low Price

In a new report, the U.S. Department of Energy details the highs and lows of the country's wind industry last year, and the agency maintains that the U.S. sector remains strong.

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934
Tower Conference_id1965
UnitedEquip_id1995