Category Archive: Wind Energy

Oklahoma Wind Farm Owner Expands With Solar Power Purchase in Nevada

The company that owns the Cowboy Wind Farm near Blackwell, Oklahoma has expanded its energy holdings with the announcement it’s buying a massive solar operation in Nevada.

EDF Rnewable Energy, the company that bought the Cowboy Wind Farm in August of 2016 announced it’s purchased two solar projects from First Solar, Inc.

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Legislator Says Wind Farm and Air Force Base Study is Not Anti-Wind

Proclaiming his interim legislative study of wind farms and their impact on Air Force bases in Oklahoma is not ‘anti-wind’, Altus Rep. Charles Ortega says it’s about the economy.

“When you look at the Air Force bases, just the Air Force bases, we’re talking about a $20 billion aerial impact, economic impact,” he said …

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Interim Study to Focus on Wind Farms and Military Air Bases in Oklahoma

One of the more than 60 interim study requests approved by the Oklahoma House Speaker will focus on the location of wind farms near military airfields in the state.

The request was made by Rep. Charles Ortega, R-Altus who has concerns that some wind farms in the state are located in military training routes.

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Wind Company Loses Tax Credit and Tariff Battle in Iowa

Another tariff and tax credit battle between a wind industry company and a state has ended in loss for the wind operators.

It’s happened in Iowa where the State’s Utilities Board refused to grant MidAmerican Energy Co. an exemption from a tariff that would have allowed the company to keep federal production tax credit …

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Oklahoma Wind Farm Operator Expands With $250 million Purchase

With at least eight wind farms in Oklahoma, Enel Green Power North America has expanded its wind energy holdings with a $250 million purchase of EnerNOC, a smart energy management company based in Boston.

Enel Green Power is a subsidiary of Enel Group, an Italian utility giant. The acquisition will make the Enel Group …

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Despite Opposing a Wind Farm, US Senator is Named to Save Energy Board

Maybe U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander had a good reason to oppose a $100 million wind farm proposed by NextEra Energy in his home state of Tennessee. But there appears to be a bit of contradiction this week when he was named as one of seven new Directors to the Alliance to Save Energy.

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California Firm Sells Half Ownership in NW Oklahoma Wind Farm

The sales price was not announced but EDF Renewable Energy, based in San Diego, California announced it has sold 50 percent interest in Great Western Wind Project based in Woodward an Ellis counties in northwest Oklahoma.

Alliant Energy Corporation located in Madison, Wisconsin bought the 50% ownership in the 225 megawatt wind farm. The …

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Apex Energy “Folds” in Wind Energy Fight But Not in Oklahoma

Maybe it’s a matter of knowing when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em in one wind energy battle.

With at least 9 projects in operation or still under construction in Oklahoma, Apex Clean Energy Inc. based in Charlottesville, Virginia has suspended construction of a $100 million wind farm in east-central Tennessee.

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General Mills Inks Wind Power Contract in Texas

The growth of the wind industry in the U.S. isn’t letting up. Witness the 15-year wind power purchase deal General Mills just made with Renewable Energy Systems, an agreement that will help in the construction of the Cactus Flats wind project in Texas.

The 150-megawatt Cactus Flats wind project is being developed in Concho …

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NextEra Energy Loses a 2nd Round in Wind Farm Battle at Hinton

 

Shot down again—-the largest wind development company in the U.S. as it seeks to expand wind farm operations in western Oklahoma.

Oklahoma City U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton has ruled against NextEra Energy’s efforts to dismiss a ruling earlier this year against the company as it continues a fight with the City of …

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