Senate Passes Tax Extenders Bill With Wind PTC Extension

The legislation, which passed in the U.S. House earlier this month, will renew the critical production tax credit through the end of 2014 - giving developers only about two weeks left to start construction.

Transmission Study Shows Nebraska Could Handle A Lot More Wind Power

A new report released by the Nebraska Power Review Board finds that the state already has enough infrastructure to accommodate at least 2 GW of additional wind generation.

Can Wind Energy And Birds Coexist? Environmental Group Says Yes

The Environmental Defense Fund, a supporter of responsible wind energy development, points out ways to help mitigate impacts of turbines on birds and bats.

Another Study Finds Wind Turbines Do Not Affect Nearby Property Values

Research conducted by the University of Guelph focused on regions in Ontario, and the conclusion echoes that of previous studies.

Too Little, Too Late? U.S. House Approves Wind PTC Extension

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a tax extenders package that would renew the wind production tax credit (PTC) and about 50 other expired tax breaks through 2014. The wind industry argues the short-term fix is virtually no fix at all.



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December 2014 - Volume 11, Number 12

Spotlight: Colorado

Inside Colorado’s Wind Integration Success Story

Several state-based entities have found ways to increase levels of wind penetration while limiting curtailment.


Marketplace: Transportation & Logistics

How ‘Wind Turbine Logistics’ Became A Four-Letter Word

The ever-growing size of wind turbine components – as well as a paucity of experienced drivers to haul them – are causing challenges for developers and suppliers.

Project Profile: Spring Canyon Wind Energy Complex

Invenergy Nears Finish Line For Spring Canyon Complex

The developer is slated to complete the third phase of the 120 MW Colorado project by year’s end – further cementing its presence in the state.

Industry At Large: Wind Farm Operations

Renewable Energy Faces Daytime Curtailment In California

An oversupply of renewable energy and gas-fired generation is causing major headaches for the California Independent System Operator.

Industry At Large: U.S. Sector Trends

The U.S. Wind Industry: Where It’s Been And Where It’s Going

Just as it has over the past decade, American wind power should continue its ascent as a mainstream technology.

Industry At Large: Transmission

How To Boost Capacity From Existing Transmission

Technology advances could help wind farm owners and operators face fewer instances of curtailment.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015


Projects&Contracts

ALLETE Clean Energy (ACE) has finalized the acquisition of a second wind project in Storm Lake, Iowa, adding another 108 MW to its renewable energy portfolio. The [Read More]


Nordex has received a contract for the 65 MW Knockduff wind project in Ireland from developer Green Energy Supply Ltd. The deal entails delivery and installation of [Read More]


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E.ON has announced commercial operation of the 211 MW Grandview I wind farm in the Texas Panhandle. Located 26 miles east of Amarillo, the project is a [Read More]


GE has announced it will supply Lewandpol Co. with 27 GE 2.5-103 turbines for the 120 MW Galicja wind farm in Poland. According to the company, 10 [Read More]


Washington-based utility Puget Sound Energy (PSE) and Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas) have signed agreements to partner on a battery storage project in Whatcom County, [Read More]