Wind power

Enel Green Power Purchases Ownership Stake In Oklahoma Wind Farm

Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA) has purchased a 51 percent piece of the Rocky Ridge Wind Project. Located in Oklahoma, where the wind famously comes sweeping down the plain, the Rocky Ridge wind farm is expected to supply enough power to meet the energy needs of approximately 55,000 households while saving over 470,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.
Construction is scheduled to being in the fall.

Iberdrola to Help Puget Sound Residents Stay Warm Next Winter

Iberdrola Renewables has signed a power purchase agreement with Puget Sound Energy (PSE) for 100 megawatts (MW) of electricity from Iberdrola’s Klamath Falls generating facility in Southern Oregon. The deal, for winter months only, takes effect January 1, 2012, and is designed to help PSE meet its customers’ wintertime peaks in electricity demand.

Ontario Wind Project in Jeopardy

According to a report commissioned by the Canadian Wind Energy Association Ontario’s current wind energy projects are projected to create 80,000 person years of employment and attract $16 billion in private sector investment over the next eight years.

We object to everything Renewable Energy Renews old Objections

Writing for guardian.co.uk on the 30th of May  Reporter George Monbiot makes the following statement.  Support windfarms? It would be less controversial to argue for blackouts. He goes on to say that by rejecting all the means by which renewable electricity can be generated, the UK has set a very dangerous course and asks the question why do those who oppose wind power insist on spoiling their case with gibberish? He reports that in his column on Friday, Simon Jenkins claimed that onshore windfarms were being planned “with no concern for cost”. But the only reason for building them is a concern for cost. If it weren’t for this issue, they would be the last option governments would choose – God knows they cause enough trouble!

Financial Benefits from Local Wind Farm Boost Rural Oregon Residents

Wind farms could be the industry of the future if Oregon’s experience is any indication. South of the Columbia River Gorge, an area once home to saw mills and logging, residents are betting their future on wind power. The area is currently dominated by wheat farms and hundreds of 300-foot wind turbines generating electricity and local income. Each resident current receives an annual check of $590.

Work Gets Underway On New 70 Mw Wind Farm in Romania

Enel Green Power (EGP) has begun work on building a wind farm that will have an installed capacity of 70 MW in Corugea, Romania. The wind farm, located in the region of Tulcea, will consist of 35 V-90 wind turbines, of two MW each. Once fully operational, the plant will generate 189 million kilowatt hours annually, enough to meet the energy needs of 70,000 households each year. Additionally, the wind farm will save 106,000 metric tons of CO2 a year.

Iberdrola to Expand Its U.S. Footprint

Iberdrola Renovables has launched the National Control Centre (NCC) in Portland, Oregon, which has operational control over approximately 800,000 inputs from 2,500 turbines across the country. The NCC infrastructure also controls data from Iberdrola’s other wind farms around the world. This efficient management of wind power will provide greater stability to the United State’s power grid.

World Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens

The Thanet Offshore Wind Farm has officially opened off England’s southeast coast. The wind farm, run by Vattenfall, has 100 turbines and will generate enough electricity to power all the homes in Scotland. The opening ceremony took place at sea. Among the participants were Vattenfall CEO and President, Øystein Løseth, and the British Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne MP.

Michigan Advancing Wind Power

The Dow Chemical Company, Astraeus Wind Energy Inc. (AWE) and MAG Industrial Automation Systems (MAG) are collaborating on a project funded by the state of Michigan to advance the wind industry. The companies have contracted to develop solutions to improve and enhance the manufacture of wind turbine blade components, and finished blades, for the wind industry. The United States’ need for energy independence and economic security is driving the demand for clean, alternative energy solutions like wind energy.

World’s Largest Wind Project Breaks Ground

A Who’s Who of California political and business leaders attended Terra-Gen Powers’ groundbreaking ceremony for the world’s largest wind project. When completed, the Alta Wind Energy Center (AWEC) in Tehachapi, California, will be able to generate 1,550 megawatts of clean renewable energy – nearly double the capacity of the largest existing wind energy project. AWEC, will supply power to over a million people while reducing carbon dioxide emissions by more than 52 million metric tons.