2006 FEATURES AND REPORTS

This index lists feature stories, reports and news items that appeared in North American Windpower in 2006.

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Cover Story

  • Native Renewables Energy Summit Touts Potential; Author: Nora Caley; Jan., p. 1
  • Lightning Protection Sought For Wind Turbine Blades; Authors: John Korsgaard & Ivan Mortensen; Feb., p. 1
  • Negotiating The Best Deal For Land Use Agreements; Authors: Janice Moore & Gregg Rosen; Mar., p. 1
  • Counting Votes And Megawatts In The Pacific Northwest; Author: William Opalka; Apr., p. 1
  • Pennsylvania Woos Wind With 'Alternative' Policy; Author: Kimberly Burger Capozzi; May, p. 1
  • State Clean Energy Funds Support Utility-Scale Projects; Authors: Mark Bolinger & Ryan Wiser; June, p. 1
  • Wind Conference Exudes Optimism As It Sets Milestone; Authors: Kimbery Burger Capozzi & William Opalka; July, p. 1
  • Assessing Data For The Long-Term Wind Resource; Authors: Dennis A. Moon & Scott E. Haynes; Aug., p. 1
  • Integrating Wind Generation Into Utility Systems; Authors: Charlie Smith, Edgar Demeo & Sandy Smith; Sept., p. 1
  • Manitoba Sets Its Sights On 1,000 MW; Author: Kate Rowland; Oct., p. 1
  • Cross-Border Merchant Electricity Transmission; Author: Kate Rowland; Nov., p. 1
  • Drivetrains Driving Wind Turbine Technology R&D; Author: Drew Robb; Dec., p. 1

FYI

  • EMS Memorial Fund Started for Worker; Jan., p. 26
  • Possible Merger Terminated For Beacon Power Corp. and NxtPhase T&D; Jan., p. 26
  • WoW Launches Web Site; Jan., p. 26
  • Exelon Marks Wind Milestone; Jan., p. 26
  • Catamount Energy Sale Closes; Feb., p. 15
  • Duo Technologies and WCAMC Merges; Feb., p. 15
  • EWEA Office Has Moved; Feb., p. 42
  • ACORE Forms Its Utility Committee; Feb., p. 42
  • Ventus Energy Closes Financing; Feb., p. 42
  • Western Wind Stock Purchased; Feb., p. 42
  • DEA Launches Energy Project; Apr., p. 33
  • ASC Makes Largest Purchase In Ski Industry; Apr., p. 33
  • Top 10 Retail Partners Named; May, p. 55
  • Palo Alto Gets Top Ranking; May, p. 55
  • eMission Solutions Goes 100% Green; May, p. 55
  • Crawler Cranes Added To Fleet; May, p. 56
  • Energy Financial Services Expands; May, p. 56
  • Northwestern University Goes Green; May, p. 56
  • New Office For Global Energy Concepts; May, p. 56
  • REI Commits To Green Power; May, p. 56
  • Canadian Head Office Opened; May, p. 56
  • Community Energy Closes Financing; May, p. 57
  • Cornell Capital To Invest $150 Million; May, p. 57
  • Catamount Energy Seeks Alternatives; May, p. 57
  • AES Plans Investments; May, p. 57
  • Documentary Aims To Dispel Myths; May, p. 57
  • Organic Market Harnesses Power; May, p. 71
  • Port Of Vancouver Buys Mobile Crane; June, p. 33
  • Knight & Carver Honored By DOE; June, p. 33
  • UPC Wind Has New Investors; June, p. 33
  • HDR Acquires Cochran & Wilken; June, p. 33
  • Green Power Leadership Award Nominations Open; July, p. 23
  • New Office for Signal Wind Energy; July, p. 23
  • 3TIER Receives Investment; July, p. 23
  • CTC Signs EU Energy Agreement; July, p. 23
  • NREL Seeks Facility Design; July, p. 24
  • Bolcar Energie Inc. Completes Financing; July, p. 24
  • ME3 Becomes Fresh Energy; July, p. 24
  • FPL Energy LLC's Debt Offerings Deemed Success; Aug., p. 35
  • Composite Technology's Acquisition Of EU Energy Done; Aug., p. 35
  • Enertech Back In Business; Aug., p. 35
  • Maxwell Wins Innovation Award; Aug., p. 35
  • NREL Shrinks Lab's Footprint; Aug., p. 36
  • ALL Erection Adds To Fleet; Aug., p. 36
  • Audubon NY Buys RECs; Aug., p. 36
  • National Geographic Society Commits To Green Energy; Aug., p. 36
  • Towers Perrin Acquires Risk Capital; Aug., p. 36
  • Blade Testing To Be Done; Sept., p. 39
  • Airtricity Financing For U.S. Projects; Sept., p. 39
  • Uniterre Announces Proposed Financing; Sept., p. 39
  • easEnergy Offices Relocated; Sept., p. 43
  • Puget Energy Creates Foundation; Sept., p. 43
  • Green Top 10 Partners Names; Sept., p. 43
  • Catamount Review Completed; Oct., p. 32
  • Vail Resorts Goes 100% Green; Oct., p. 32
  • Coldwater Creek Utilizes Wind; Oct., p. 32
  • Curtis Buying Renewable Power; Oct., p. 32
  • Sub Pop Purchases Green-e Certified Tags; Oct., p. 32
  • Pennsylvania Is A Leading State; Oct., p. 33
  • Triple Peaks LLC Goes Green; Oct., p. 33
  • Ceres Releases Insurance Industry Report; Oct., p. 33
  • HTH Wind Energy Inc. Changes Name To HTH PowerSHIFT Group Holdings Inc.; Nov., p. 32
  • Owens Corning Weblog Provides Technical Information; Nov., p. 32
  • REpower Systems AG, Essar Group Form Agreement; Nov., p. 32
  • Enel Signs Equity Partnership With TradeWind Energy LLC; Nov., p. 32
  • FPL Group Inc. Honored As Best In Class By CDP; Nov., p. 32
  • Port Of Vancouver's Crane Ready For Use; Nov., p. 33
  • enXco Increases Hawi Ownership; Nov., p. 33
  • Ventus Secures Funds For Two Wind Farm Projects; Nov., p. 33
  • AMSC Receives $4.6 Million In New Orders; Nov., p. 33
  • Shawnee Peak Now 100% Wind; Nov., p. 34
  • GWEC Releases Global Wind Potential Report; Nov., p. 34
  • Gamesa Signs Agreement With Longyuan Electric Power Group; Nov., p. 34
  • Whole Foods Launches Wind Power Cards; Dec., p. 29
  • Canadian Hydro Acquires Vector; Dec., p. 29
  • RENEW Calls For Advanced Renewable Tariffs; Dec., p. 29
  • PPM Energy Explores Canadian Market; Dec., p. 29
  • Noble Environmental Power Partners With VERA; Dec., p. 30
  • Iberdrola Continues Expansion in U.S.; Dec., p. 30
  • Turlock Issues Request For Proposals; Dec., p. 30
  • Horizon Buys Post Oak Project Phase; Dec., p. 30
  • Grand Targhee Joins SkiGreen; Dec., p. 31
  • EnXco Inc., Ross Form Northwest Wind Partners LLC; Dec., p. 31
  • Airtricity TO Acquire Gale Force Energy; Dec., p. 31
  • NACEBI Becomes Clean Energy Alliance; Dec., p. 32
  • EthicalHost Buys Wind Certificates; Dec., p. 32
  • Airtricity Obtains $85 Million In Financing; Dec., p. 21
  • Outland Invests In Central Montana Renewable Energy LLC; Dec., p. 32

Industry At Large

  • Ontario's Supply Mix Advisory Report Released; Authors: Richard G.C. Wong & Jacob A. Sadikman; Jan., p. 18
  • Altamont Plaintiffs Use Novel Theories In Lawsuit; Authors: Anne E. Mudge & Shaye Diveley; Jan., p. 22
  • A Framework For Offshore Wind Energy Development; Jan., p. 36
  • Unions Want To Nationalize The Quebec Wind Industry; Author: William Opalka; Feb., p. 20
  • Global Warming And The Role Of Wind Energy; Daniel J. Fleischmann; Feb., p. 30
  • Wind Generation Presents Interconnection Challenges; Author: Michael Ross; Feb., p. 38
  • Oxymoronic Policies Drive Development Patterns; Author: Glen Estill; Mar., p. 18
  • Environmental Compliance During Facility Construction; Author: Anntonette Alberti; Mar., p. 22
  • An Overview Of The North American Electric Grid; Author: Don Benjamin; Apr., p. 16
  • Moving Renewable Energy Beyond Green Tags; Author: Jessica Morrison; Apr., p. 26
  • Why Are We Tilting At Windmills?; Author: Brian F. Keane; Apr., p. 38
  • Creating A Tracking System For Renewable Energy; Author: Joe Kerecman; May, p. 16
  • Wind Farm Development From A Military Perspective; Authors: Dwight Williams & Maj. David Beckham; May, p. 28
  • Property Taxation Of Wind Generation Assets; Author: Warren Ault; May, p. 31
  • Sustainable Slopes - Ski Areas Begin To Embrace The Wind; May, p. 40
  • Manufacturing Capacity Increasingly Goas Global; Author: Kate Rowland; May, p. 62
  • Modeled Production Data Improves Planning; Authors: Michael Brower, Frank Kreikebaum & Nick Miller; May, p. 72
  • Turbines Can Interfere With Broadcast Signals; Author: Ralph Evans; June, p. 30
  • Research Is Moving From Testing Labs To Field Trials; Author: Nora Caley; June, p. 34
  • The Innovation Quandary For Operators; Authors: Peter J. Kunz & Daren F. Gretz; June, p. 38
  • Climate Change: An Opportunity For Wind?; Authors: Scott Eichelberger, Jim McCaa, Bart Nijssen & Pascal Storck; June, p. 42
  • Evaluating The Visual Impacts Of Power Projects; Author: John D. Hecklau; June, p. 48
  • States Move Ahead With Regional Initiative; Authors: Madeleine M.L. Tan & John W. Wadsworth; June, p. 64
  • State Tax Credits No Longer Tied To Capital Costs; Author: Keith Martin; June, p. 72
  • Many Legs Needed On This Roadmap; Author: Kimberly Burger Capozzi; July, p. 14
  • Increasing The Value Of Wind With Emissions Credits; Author: Colin High; July, p. 26
  • Is Wind's Potential Role In New England Shrinking?; Author: Mon-Fen Hong; July, p. 34
  • British Columbia's Progress On Wind Energy; Author: Garry Hamilton; July, p. 40
  • Where Is All This money Coming From?; Author: Michael Bates; Aug., p. 26
  • 'Good Houskeeping Seal' For Energy Is Updated; Author: Dan Lieberman; Aug., p. 30
  • Forum Shows How The Competition Is Heating Up: Author: William Opalka; Aug., p. 40
  • Assessing Data For The Long-Term Wind Resource; Authors: Dennis A. Moon & Scott E. Haynes; Sept., p. 20
  • Western Advocates Chart A Course For The Future; Author: Nora Caley; Sept., p. 26
  • Survey Respondents Still Confident In A Post-PTC World; Author: Merrill Jones; Sept., p. 30
  • Funding Technology Development In Renewables; Authors: David Ratzker & Jim Carr; Sept., p. 40
  • Bringing Offshore Wind Energy To Shore; Authors: James O. Jones & Christine Love; Oct., p. 16
  • Shorelines Might Welcome Wind - From A Distance; Author: John S. Hingtgen; Oct., p. 25
  • Wind On The Public Service Company Of Colorado System; Author: Jane E. Pater; Oct., p. 44
  • Ontario's Law And Policy Regime On Energy; Author: Jay Pausner; Oct., p. 54
  • Department Report Outlines Turbines' Adverse Effects; Authors: Shelley Yeager & Michael Bates; Nov., p. 16
  • Adding Wind Generation To Cap-And-Trade Programs; Authors: Joel Blustein, Elizabeth Salerno, Lori Bird & Laura Vimmerstedt; Nov., p. 22
  • Consultations, Regulatory Processes With First Nations; Authors: Shawn Denstedt & JoAnn P. Jamieson; Nov., p. 26
  • $10 Billion Initiative Addresses Chicken-Egg Dilemma; Author: Jennifer Delony; Nov., p. 29
  • Expedited Local Site Approvals; Author: Ralph Evans; Nov., p. 46
  • Environmental Issues Key To Wind Farm Project Approval; Author: Stephen Glendinning; Dec., p. 16
  • California Seeks Link With East Coast Program; Author: Jennifer Delony; Dec., p. 22
  • Mandatory REC Markets - An Established Infrastructure; Author: Reiner Musier; Dec., p. 36

Marketplace

  • Eminent Domain And Wind Development In New York; Author: Steven D. Wilson; Jan., p. 28
  • Shaping Up Your Wind Project Risk Profile; Authors: Peter J. Kunz & Daren F. Gretz; Jan.
  • Operations & Maintenance Cost Gamble At Wind Farms; Authors: Uwe Roeper & Andrew Chant; Feb., p. 22
  • Assessments Reduce Prediction Uncertainty; Authors: Mark Taylor, Matt Filippelli & Frank Kreikebaum; Feb., p. 32
  • Port Services Are Essential To Wind Energy Logistics; Author: Marie Wise; Mar., p. 28
  • Wind Has Become Sustainable In Many Ways; Author: William Opalka; Mar., p. 32
  • HVDC: The Next Big Thing For Wind Interconnection? Author: Bob Fesmire; Apr., p. 22
  • System Control Requirements Call For Creative Solutions; Authors: Frank Greb, Robert Vosberg & Dan Wagner; Apr., p. 34
  • Blading Inspires Wind Innovations And Testing; Author: Drew Robb; May, p. 24
  • Maximizing Portfolio Value Through Risk Modeling; Authors: Tamir Druz & Vincent Blais; May, p. 26
  • Turbine Gear Failure Caused By Surface Fatigue; Author: Katherine Johnson; May, p. 48
  • Measurement At 80 Meters With A New Wind Mast; Author: Pierre Guy Charette; May, p. 68
  • Cable Reliability In Collector System Operations; Authors: Bruce Broussard & Samuel Moser; May, p. 82
  • Insurance Changes - Past, Present And Future; Author: David Schroeder; May, p. 92
  • Creating Uniform Safety Standards For Workers; Author: Chanda Kapande; June, p. 24
  • Inspection And Repair Of Wind Turbines; Author: Chris Bley; June, p. 54
  • Industry Moves Into A Multi-Megawatt World; Author: Lars Moller; July, p. 30
  • Composites Are Pointing The Industry In New Directions; Author: Kate Rowland; Aug., p. 20
  • Warranty Challenge Brings Alternative Solution; Authors: Doug Muth & T.J. Rolfing; Sept., p. 34
  • Enhancing Variable Speed Turbine Technology; Author: Drew Robb; Oct., p. 34
  • NREL Looking To Improve Gearbox Reliability; Author: Shelley Yeager; Oct., p. 38
  • Remote Sites Pose Challenges For CMET Services; Author: Michael Sampson; Nov., p. 38
  • Boost Financials By Improving Collector System Performance; Authors: Ben Lanz and Bruce Broussard; Nov., p. 44
  • Design Considerations For Large Collector Systems; Author: Ernst Camm; Dec., p. 26
  • Alberta Neighbors Collaborate On Environmental Monitoring; Author: Kate Rowland; Dec., p. 34

Project Profile

  • Maple Ridge Quintuples New York's Output; Author: William Opalka; Jan., p. 12
  • Moving Forward Through A Green Field Under A Blue Sky; Author: Nora Caley; Feb., p. 14
  • Being In The Right Place At The Right Time; Author: Kate Rowland; Mar., p. 12
  • Hopkins Ridge A Centerpiece Of Renewables Strategy; Author: William Opalka; Apr., p. 14
  • Long-Term Agreements Smooth Project Financing; Author: Kimberly Burger Capozzi; May, p. 8
  • Kettles Hill Wind Farm Inspired By A Child; Author: Kate Rowland; June, p. 14
  • Community Wind Grabs A Share Of The Landscape; Author: Jeff Siegel; July, p. 6
  • Kumeyaay Is The Largest Native American Project; Author: Nora Caley; Aug., p. 8
  • Trimont Merges Utility-Scale And Community Wind; Author: Jeff Siegel; Sept., p. 6
  • Small Farming Community A Wind Hot Spot; Author: Kate Rowland; Oct., p. 12
  • Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center; Author: Jeff Siegel; Nov., p. 6
  • Regulations Alter The Footprints Of Terrawinds; Author: Kate Rowland; Dec., p. 6

Spotlight

  • New York's Wind Blows From Wall Street To The Great Lakes; Author: William Opalka; Jan., p. 14
  • Wisconsin Trying To Use Wind To Slow Energy Imports; Author: Nora Caley; Feb., p. 10
  • The Long And Short Of Ontario's Wind Goals; Author: Kate Rowland; Mar., p. 14
  • Operators Say Alberta Is Close To Reliability Limit; Author: Kate Rowland; June, p. 18
  • Iowa Setting Standards For Capacity And Promotion; Author: Jeff Siegel; July, p. 10
  • California Boasts Big Projects And Bigger Barriers; Author: Nora Caley; Aug., p. 10
  • For Projects Large And Small, Minnesota Finds Answers; Author: Jeff Siegel, Sept., p. 8
  • Offshore Wind Farms Coming To Texas Coast; Author: Jeff Siegel; Nov., p. 12
  • Quebec Aims For 4,000 MW By 2013; Author: Kate Rowland; Dec., 12