in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

With the help of the Midwest Independent System Operator, Wisconsin Public Service Corp. (WPSC) - a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group - is exploring its options to purchase or develop a wind farm in the Midwest with a capacity of 100 MW.

WPSC says it is contemplating purchasing a similar amount of energy from a new or existing wind farm, but would prefer to have a stake in ownership of the facility so it could have more control over the project. According to the company, wind energy is the most viable option, but it will also consider solar, biofuel and other renewable energy projects.

"We'll certainly keep looking at all of the renewable options, including distributed customer-owned renewable energy generators such as digesters, but we need the certainty of a large resource to generate significant renewable energy to meet RPS [renewable portfolio standard] requirements within four to five years," says Rob Benninghoff, WPSC's public service director, renewable and special projects.

Mortenson Construction_id2024

Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Canadian Wind Industry Urges For More Federal Support

The Canadian Wind Energy Association says the country's federal government, once a big industry supporter, should again back wind power.


Wind And Solar Helped California Grid During Challenging Summer

According to the California Independent System Operator, the state suffered from heat waves and drought this year, and wind power played a "significant role" in keeping the lights on.


Recapping The Wind Industry's Third-Quarter Deals

Mercom Capital Group recaps investment and merger and acquisition activity during July, August and September.


Yearly Installed Capacity Figures Already Beat 2013 Numbers, More Wind On The Way: AWEA

While the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) lobbies Congress to extend the production tax credit, the association notes wind projects now under construction signal a vibrant 2015.


Yahoo Inks Contract To Buy Kansas Wind Power

The Internet company plans to log in to the Alexander wind project, which is being built by community developer OwnEnergy.

BG 2015DblBox_id2032
Renewable NRG_id1934
Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015