2005 FEATURES AND REPORTS

This index lists feature stories, reports and news items that appeared in North American Windpower in 2005.

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Cover Story

  • Offshore Wind Is Coming On Strong In Energy Markets Author: Richard Harris Podolsky Jan., p. 1
  • Modeling And Forecasting Impacts On Power Systems Author: Robert M. Zavadil And Mark L. Ahlstrom Feb., p. 1
  • Innovators Seek Greater Efficiencies In Drivetrains Author: Drew Robb Mar., p. 1
  • The Next Challenge For Wind: Are Bats The New Birds? Author: Richard Harris Podolsky Apr., p. 1
  • Colorado Building Momentum For Projects And Policy Author: William Opalka May, p. 1
  • Building A Bridge To The Wind Industry's Future Authors: William Opalka and Nora Caley June, p. 1
  • California Struggles To Remain Atop U.S. Generation List Author: Linda Anderson July, p. 1
  • New Challenges For Tower Makers And Shippers Author: Nora Caley Aug., p. 1
  • PTC Most Obvious Benefit In New Energy Bill Sept., p. 1
  • Quebec To Take The Lead In New Installations Author: Kate Rowland Oct., p. 1
  • Oklahoma Vaulting Ahead In The Race To Generate Power Author: William Opalka Nov., p. 1
  • New Law Helps Push Texas Closer To The Top Author: Jeff Siegel Dec., p. 1

FYI

  • GE Healthcare's Utah Site Partners With Utah Power To Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions Jan., p. 29
  • Maxwell Technologies Inc. Signs Agreement With Tecate Industries Jan., p. 29
  • Calgary's Pembina Institute To Run Computers By Wind Power Jan., p. 29
  • Kansas' Gray County Wind Energy Center Completes Three Years Producing For Aquila Inc. Customers Jan., p. 29
  • The New York State Energy Research And Development Authority To Provide Incentives For The Creation Of A Wind Energy System Installer Network Jan., p. 29
  • The American Wind Energy Association Moves To Larger Office Feb., p. 40
  • Emerging Energy Research Releases "U.S./Canada Wind Power Markets and Strategies 2004-2010" Feb., p. 40
  • Texas Energy Leaders Form The West Texas Wind Energy Consortium And The Rolling Plains Wind Energy Coalition Feb., p. 40
  • The EPA Will Buy Green Tags From Its Kansas City, Kan., Denver And San Francisco Facilities Feb., p. 40
  • Fitch Ratings Assigns An "A-" Rating To Energy Northwest's Nine Canyon Wind Project Revenue Bonds, Series 2005 Feb., p. 40
  • Manitoba Hydro Finances Support Of Two NSERC Of Canada Industrial Research Chairs Feb., p. 41
  • Green Mountain Energy Co. Introduces 100% Pollution-Free Electricity From Wind And Water Generation Sources Feb., p. 41
  • The Connecticut Legislature Creates Opportunity For 100 MW Of Class I Renewable Energy Projects Feb., p. 41
  • Brown Rudnick Unveils The Wind Availability Risk Mitigation Liquidity Facility Feb., p. 41
  • More Than 9,000 Philadelphia-Area Households Purchase PECO Energy And Community Energy Inc. Wind Option Feb., p. 43
  • WRI And Its Green Power Market Development Group Announce 62 MW Of New Purchases And Projects Feb., p. 43
  • Westchester County, N.Y., Leaders Launch "Adopt A Wind Farm" Campaign Feb., p. 43
  • The Pembina Institute Celebrates First-Year Anniversary Of Its Wind Power Certificates Program Feb., p. 44
  • Research Reports International Offers Fourth Edition Of Its "Venture Capital In The Energy Industry" Report Feb., p. 44
  • NRG Systems Inc. Opens New Manufacturing Facility In Vermont Feb., p. 44
  • Heath Lambert Group Forms Natural Resources Group Feb., p. 44
  • The Bonneville Environmental Foundation Collaborates With 11 Ski Areas In The Pacific Northwest Feb., p. 44
  • The Western Washington University Board Of Trustees Approves Student Fee For The Purchase Of Renewable Energy Mar., p. 18
  • GE Commercial Finance To Provide Financial Services To Companies Focused On Clean Energy Mar., p. 18
  • Navigant Consulting Introduces Pre-Engagement Service For Attorneys In The Energy Industry Mar., p. 18
  • ICF Consulting Offsets A Portion Of Its Total U.S. Consumption With Renewable Energy Mar., p. 18
  • Creststreet Power & Income Fund LP Completes Public Offering For Canada Mar., p. 18
  • Mister Car Wash Purchases Clean Electricity From Green Mountain Energy Co. Mar., p. 19
  • Encore Clean Energy Inc. Announces Formation And Initial Funding Of World, Wind And Water Energy LLC Mar., p. 19
  • Natsource Asset Management Corp. Launches The Greenhouse Gas Credit Aggregation Pool Apr., p. 34
  • Vector Wind Energy Inc. Completes The Listing Of Its Common Stock On The Toronto Venture Exchange Apr., p. 34
  • Gamesa Energy Opens North American Headquarters In Philadelphia Apr., p. 34
  • Salomon North America Purchases Green Tags From BEF Apr., p. 34
  • FPL Energy National Wind LLC Closes Private Offering Of $365 Million Of Senior-Secured Bonds Apr., p. 35
  • The Women Of The Wind Peer Group Is Formed Apr., p. 35
  • The California Energy Commission Awards Windtower Composites A Technology Team Grant Apr., p. 35
  • UtiliPoint International Inc. Launches Energy Investment Tracking Service Apr., p. 35
  • The American Wind Energy Association Launches Wind Energy Projects Electronic Bulletin Board May, p. 69
  • The Bonneville Power Administration Conducting Wind/Hydro Optimization Research In Pacific Northwest May, p. 69
  • Corsicana, Texas, Is First Municipality In State To Purchase Clean Electricity May, p. 69
  • Five Long Island Towns Enroll In Long Island Power Authority's Green Choice Program May, p. 69
  • McKenzie Bay International Ltd.'s WindStor Wind Turbine Project Receives International Energy Project Of The Year Award June, p. 44
  • Global Change Associates Inc. And UtiliPoint International Inc. Release Market Report June, p. 44
  • Wilson Construction Co. Adds Environmental Design Division June, p. 44
  • GE Energy Receives Orders Totaling 2,500 MW Of Worldwide Wind Power Capacity For 2005 June, p. 44
  • Following Its Acquisition By AES Corp., SeaWest WindPower Inc. Is Now Known As AES SeaWest Inc. June, p. 44
  • Bragg Companies Opens Operations In Phoenix June, p. 44
  • The Manufacturers Life Insurance Co. To Provide Financing For Dark Harbor Wind Farm June, p. 44
  • The Pennsylvania Consortium For Interdisciplinary Environmental Policy Announces Increase In Wind-Generated Electricity Purchases June, p. 44
  • Beacon Power Corp. To Acquire NxtPhase T&D Corp. June, p. 45
  • Ventus Energy Inc. Starts The Ventus Energy Inc. Bursary For Aboriginal Students At York University In Toronto June, p. 45
  • Cenatar Advisory Group, The Gemini Securities Group LLC And Reunion Power Launch Northwinds Advisors LLC June, p. 45
  • Fallbrook Technologies Inc.'s NuVinci CVP Transmission May Result In 5.5% Energy Cost Savings, According To NREL June, p. 46
  • Renewable Energy Systems Awarded The Queen's Award For Enterprise (U.K.) June, p. 46
  • The Canadian Wind Energy Association Launches Web Site For Small Wind July, p. 26
  • Suncor Energy Inc. Joins The Pembina Institute's Wind Energy Program July, p. 26
  • SaskPower Issues RFP For The Second Phase Of Its EPP Program July, p. 26
  • Nicholson Construction Co. Relocates Its New York District Office To Sparta, N.Y. July, p. 27
  • Mohawk Paper Mills To Purchase 45 Million kWh Of Wind Power For Its Two Mills In N.Y., As Well As In Ohio July, p. 27
  • Creststreet Files Prospectus For The Initial Public Offering Of Limited Partnership Units Of Creststreet Kettles Windpower LP July, p. 27
  • Zackin Publications Inc. Becomes A Member Of The EPA's Green Power Partnership Aug., p. 38
  • EleQuant Receives 2005 Frost & Sullivan Grid Monitoring Technology Innovation Of The Year Award Aug., p. 38
  • The Boston Society Of Architects Looking For Visionaries To Enter Design Competition Aug., p. 38
  • Ex-Im Bank Offers Export Financing For U.S. Exports Of Goods To Be Used In RE And Water Projects Aug., p. 38
  • Zilkha Renewable Energy Changes Its Name To Horizon Wind Energy Sept., p. 31
  • Following Its Sale To Funds Managed By CapMan, Metso Drives' Name Changes To Moventas Sept., p. 31
  • AWS Truewind LLC And NYSERDA Release The New York Wind Resource Explorer Sept., p. 31
  • The Holland Inc. Is The Largest Implementer Of Green Power For The Quick-Service Food Industry In The U.S. Sept., p. 31
  • CPV Wind Ventures LLC To Obtain Funding From ArcLight Energy Partners Fund II LP For New Wind Projects Sept., p. 32
  • GreenShift Corp. Invests In Sterling Planet Inc. Sept., p. 32
  • S&P Affirms Its BB Rating On FPL Energy Wind Funding LLC's Amortizing Bonds Sept., p. 32
  • Creststreet Power & Income Fund LP Completes Its Treasury Offering Of Units On The Toronto Stock Exchange Sept., p. 33
  • Nicholson Construction Company's New England District Office Moves Sept., p. 33
  • Seattle City Light Introduces Green Up Renewable Energy Program Sept., p. 33
  • The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Design Codes Can Now Be Used For Worldwide Tubine Certification Sept., p. 33
  • 'Ontario Landowners Guide to Wind Energy' Is Released Sept., p. 33
  • RES Americas Opens An Office In Montreal, Canada Oct., p. 17
  • The New England Wind Forum Is Launched Oct., p. 17
  • RELI Receives Two Grants To Promote The Use Of Green Energy Oct., p. 17
  • Central Hudson Enterprises Corp. To Invest Up To $5.5 Million In A Joint Venture With Community Energy Inc. That Will Own Two Wind Farms Oct., p. 17
  • A New Energy Center Was Unveiled At The Indiana State Fair Oct., p. 45
  • The IFBF Has Released Its Free Online Wind Assessment Tool To Farm Bureau Members Nov., p. 28
  • The U.S. EPA Releases Quarterly Update Of Top 25 List Of Green Power Partners Nov., p. 28
  • GE Energy Financial Services And Starwood Energy Group Global LLC Form Alliance Nov., p. 29
  • Greenwind Power Corp. USA And Greenwind Power Corp. Enter Into Funding Agreement With ALWD Nov., p. 29
  • GE Energy Wins Ernst & Young's Clean Technology Supplier Of The Year Award Nov., p. 29
  • The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission To Increase Purchase Of Pa.-Based Wind Energy Nov., p. 29
  • 2005 Green Power Award Winners Announced Dec., p. 20
  • CVPS Sells Controlling Interest In Catamount Energy Corp. Dec., p. 20
  • Sandy Alexander To Purchase Clean Power Dec., p. 20
  • Sterling Planet Inc. To Offer Renewable Energy Choices To Con Edison Customers Dec., p. 21
  • EPOD International Inc. Enters Pilot Project With Canadian Developer Dec., p. 21
  • HECO And S&C Electric Co. To Dedicate ESA Dec., p. 21
  • Nicholson Construction Co. Purchased By Soletanche Bachy Dec., p. 21

Industry At Large

  • Green Power Marketing In The United States Authors: Lori Bird And Blair Swezey Jan., p. 22
  • Trying To Reach A Consensus On Wind Generation Author: Nora Caley Jan., p. 26
  • More Diverse Sources Blow Into The Power Planning Mix Author: William Opalka Jan., p. 30
  • Transmission-Constrained Areas Set Barriers Author: Henry Durrwachter Feb., p. 24
  • Customer Expectations In The Green Power Market Authors: Robert K. Harmon And Thomas J. Starrs Feb., p. 28
  • Settling Accounts: How California Makes It Work Author: Peter Asmus Feb., p. 32
  • Creating The Canadian Wind Energy Atlas Author: Anna Glazer Feb., p. 34
  • Rules For Interconnection Standards Proceed Author: William Opalka Mar., p. 26
  • Tradeable Instruments For Renewable Energy Markets Author: James W. Scarrow Mar., p. 28
  • Acquisition Of Renewable Energy In New York Authors: Steven D. Wilson & David B. Johnson Mar., p. 32
  • Got Wind? Campaign Builds Consumer Momentum Author: Brian F. Keane Apr., p. 21
  • Tracking Systems For Renewable Energy Certificates Authors: Dan Lieberman & Meredith Wingate May, p. 22
  • Beyond The PTC: The Implications Of Wind Costs Author: Jack Ihle May, p. 32
  • Report: New York Could Accommodate 3,300 MW May, p. 36
  • If They Don't Want It...You Can't Build It Author: Marion Trieste May, p. 47
  • Utilities Facing Future Staff Shortages Author: Don Hurd May, p. 59
  • Consolidation Occurring, But Smaller Players Remain May, p. 61
  • The REC Market Helps States Meet Clean Air Requirements Author: Ann Elsen June, p. 19
  • Making A 'CAES' For Wind Energy Storage Author: Drew Robb June, p. 26
  • Ontario Further Stimulates Renewable Energy Market Authors: Richard G.C. Wong & Jacob Sadikman June, p. 30
  • Bat Fatality Study Released For Troubled Sites Author: William Opalka July, p. 28
  • Emerging Markets For RECs: Opportunities And Challenges Authors: Ed Holt & Lori Bird July, p. 30
  • Wall Street Has Taken A Shine To Renewable Energy Author: William Opalka Aug., p. 22
  • Full Use Of Federal Energy Tax Incentives Author: Edwin Ing Aug., p. 24
  • 'The Promise Of Offshore Wind Is Here' Author: Theodore Roosevelt IV Aug., p. 28
  • Improving The Economics Of Wind Through Forecasting Authors: Kenneth J. Westrick, Pascal Storck & Tom Hiester Sept., p. 20
  • The Migratory Bird Treaty Act And Wind Development Author: Laura J. Beveridge Sept., p. 36
  • Industrial Ecology And The Manufacturing Of Electricity Author: Richard Harris Podolsky Sept., p. 42
  • Project Developer Takes Safety Lessons To New Heights Author: Steve O' Gorman Oct., p. 10
  • Offshore Growth Is Slow As Policy Questions Are Settled Authors: William Opalka & Kate Rowland Oct., p. 22
  • Atmospheric Profiling And Modeling For Offshore Sites Authors: Bruce H. Bailey & Jeffrey M. Freedman Oct., p. 28
  • A Bundled REC Is A Marketing Wreck Author: Joshua Cynamon Oct., p. 32
  • Environmental Assessment Processes In Canada Authors: Matt Holder & Lesley Dick Oct., p. 38
  • Wind Turbines And Radio Frequency Interference Author: Ralph E. Evans Nov., p. 16
  • RECs Without Emissions Benefits Are A Major Threat Authors: Rob Harmon & Michele Hirschhorn Dec., p. 22
  • Progress Is Being Made On The Grid Front Authors: Bob Fesmire, Willie Wong & Pouyan Pourbeik Dec., p. 32

Marketplace

  • Hitting The Project Pro-Forma: Data Is King Author: Kelly Sutton Jan., p. 20
  • Can Technology Drive Increased Investment? Authors: David Harman And Andre Cocquyt Jan., p. 32
  • Atmospheric Modeling For Mapping And Forecasting Author: Michael C. Brower Feb., p. 22
  • Wind Faces The Challenges Presented By Time And Space Author: James R. Stalker Mar., p. 20
  • Mitigating Wind-Availability Risk In Wind Turbine Projects Author: Lawrence E. Uchill Mar., p. 23
  • Designing Bearings For New And Larger Wind Turbines Author: Werner Gobel Mar., p. 36
  • Noise Issues And The Siting Of Facilities Author: Christopher J. Bajdek Apr., p. 24
  • The Wind Industry Can Be Confusing For A Landowner Author: Ross McKenna Apr., p. 28
  • Getting Landowners Through The First Steps Author: William Opalka Apr., p. 30
  • New Spar Design Optimizes Flexibility Author: Carl Lafrance May, p. 30
  • Geophysical Testing For Better Sub-Surface Data Author: Christopher T. Mallon May, p. 40
  • Special Issues With Wind Generator Repair Author: Chuck Yung May, p. 43
  • The Next Generation Of Green Power Products Authors: Andrew Aulisi & Craig Hanson May, p. 52
  • Getting More From Your Foundation Dollars Author: Jeremy Basler May, p. 64
  • Wind Power: A 'Future Flow' Transaction In Many Ways Author: Ronald S. Borod June, p. 22
  • Transfer And Use Of Generation Attributes Author: Jaap C. Jansen June, p. 36
  • Wind Farm Operational And Interconnection Issues Authors: Bud Kehrli & Time Poor July, p. 12
  • Effective Contamination Control For Gearboxes Author: Justin Stover July, p. 16
  • Wind Power Financing In Canada And The U.S. Authors: Vern Kakoschke & David G. Mayer July, p. 20
  • Future Of Variable Speed Turbines Again In Court Authors: Stanley B. Green & Brian R. Lemon Aug., p. 20
  • Transporting Wind Turbines Can Be A Real Breeze Author: Vince Goegan Sept., p. 24
  • Sustainable Concrete For Wind Turbine Foundations Author: Marita L. Berndt Sept., p. 27
  • Wind Parks Must Operate Like Other Power Plants Author: Steven Saylors Oct., p. 46
  • Minimize Risks With A Thorough Project Checklist Author: David Schroeder Oct., p. 50
  • Optimization Of Wind Farm Collector System Design Authors: Reigh Walling & Thomas Ruddy Nov., p. 20
  • Self-Aligning Tapered Roller Bearing Pillow Blocks Author: Bruce C. Burner Nov., p. 24
  • Tower Technology For Reducing The Cost Of Energy Authors: Tracy Livingston & Thomas Conroy Dec., p. 12
  • Avoiding The Worst Of Delay Claims On Wind Projects Author: John W. Ralls Dec., p. 16
  • Developers Are Locking Up Turbine Supplies Early Author: William Opalka Dec., p. 26

Project PRofile

  • PEI Puts Its Experience To The Test Author: Kate Rowland Jan., p. 18
  • Wyoming Wind Center Puts State's Resource On The Map Author: William Opalka Feb., p. 12
  • North Dakota's Wind Energy Center Sets Trend Author: William Opalka Mar., p. 8
  • SunBridge Marked Milestone In Canadian Development Author: Kate Rowland Apr., p. 12
  • The Wind Farm That Refused To Be Defeated Author: William Opalka May, p. 14
  • Mountaineer Center Built 'Ahead Of The Market' Author: Kimberly Burger Capozzi June, p. 12
  • L.A. Leads Public Utilities In Wind Procurement Author: Linda Anderson July, p. 10
  • The Newest Site In One Of The Best Resource Areas Author: William Opalka Aug., p. 12
  • Klondike II Follows In Successful Footsteps Author: Linda Anderson Sept., p. 16
  • Creative Investors Respond To Quebec's Call Author: Kate Rowland Oct., p. 18
  • Weatherford Knows Which Way The Wind Blows Author: William Opalka Nov., p. 10
  • Sweetwater Keeps Growing And Growing Author: Jeff Siegel Dec., p. 6

Spotlight

  • Strong Bonds Stretch Across Atlantic Canada Author: Kate Rowland Jan., p. 14
  • Wind Energy Poised To Blow Through The West Author: William Opalka Feb., p. 14
  • Is North Dakota Finally Ready To Fulfill Its Promise? Author: William Opalka Mar., p. 10
  • After Years Of Baby Steps, Province Makes Leap Author: Kate Rowland Apr., p. 8
  • High Winds, Low Expectations In West Virginia Author: Kimberly Burger Capozzi June, p. 14
  • Kansas Getting To The Heart Of The Matter Author: William Opalka Aug., p. 14
  • Wind Projects Boost Oregon's Rural Economies Author: Linda Anderson Sept., p. 12