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USA’s First Utility Scale Offshore Wind Project Releases Comment on New York State Decision to Quadruple Offshore Wind Procurement

18 January 2019

Vineyard Wind Chief Executive Office Lars Petersen released the following statement following the announcement by the New York Governor Andrew Cuomo that the state will quadruple planned offshore wind development to 9,000 megawatts by 2035.
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Business & Finance

Quinbrook Closes Financing on Ranchero Wind Farm in Texas

17 January 2019

300MW project under construction and expected to be operational by year-end 2019

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Health, Safety & Environment

RODA and Ørsted Partner to Address Fisheries and Offshore Wind Coexistence

17 January 2019

The Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA) today announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind to improve communications between the commercial fishing industry and offshore wind energy developers.
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Project Development & Execution

Invenergy Announces Start of Commercial Operations of Upstream Wind Energy Center

17 January 2019

Invenergy, a leading privately-held global developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions, announced today the completion of construction and the start of commercial operations of the 200-megawatt Upstream Wind Energy Center in Antelope County, Nebraska.
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Vineyard Wind Chief Executive Office Lars Petersen released the following statement following the announcement by the New York Governor Andrew Cuomo that the state will quadruple planned offshore wind development to 9,000 megawatts by 2035.
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300MW project under construction and expected to be operational by year-end 2019

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The Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA) today announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind to improve communications between the commercial fishing industry and offshore wind energy developers.
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Invenergy, a leading privately-held global developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions, announced today the completion of construction and the start of commercial operations of the 200-megawatt Upstream Wind Energy Center in Antelope County, Nebraska.
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02 Jan | New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Receives Applications for 1,100 MW Solicitation

Major Step Forward in Building New Jersey’s Offshore Wind Capacity

19 Dec | New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Takes Crucial Steps Toward 3,500 MW Offshore Wind Goals

Board Approves OREC Funding Mechanism; Rejects Demonstration Project

17 Dec | New low-cost wind energy contracts in Alberta demonstrate excellent value as province reduces greenhouse gas emissions

Alberta’s procurement of 763 MW of renewable energy will create jobs and economic benefits for Indigenous and rural communities

14 Dec | BIDDING BONANZA! Trump Administration Smashes Record for Offshore Wind Auction with $405 Million in Winning Bids

Three companies claim winning bids for Massachusetts offshore wind. Areas could support approximately 4.1 gigawatts of commercial wind generation, enough to power nearly 1.5 million homes.​

17 Jan | Quinbrook Closes Financing on Ranchero Wind Farm in Texas

300MW project under construction and expected to be operational by year-end 2019

17 Jan | EDF Renewables North America Acquires Nebraska Wind Project

EDF Renewables North America has closed on a purchase agreement with York Nebraska Wind Partners, LLC, a partnership comprised of Aksamit Resource Management, LLC and York Capital Management for 100-percent of the interests in the 300 megawatt (MW) Milligan1 Wind Project located in Nebras

11 Jan | MHI Vestas to Open US Headquarters in Boston

Marking a new era for MHI Vestas Offshore Wind in the US, the company will establish its base in Boston with recent hire Jason Folsom to lead the company’s ramp-up efforts. The office will focus initially on sales and strategy as it develops a local footprint for projects in the region.

09 Jan | Holy Cross Energy Announces Renewable Swap Agreement with Guzman Energy

Agreement reduces the reliance on coal and adds incremental renewables to the grid without increasing cost

14 Nov | BP Installs First Battery Storage Technology at U.S. Wind Energy Site

Project highlights BP’s commitment to innovation and transition to a low-carbon future

08 Oct | Successful Vortex Generator Field Testing at Bobcat Bluff Wind

EDF Renewables North America has installed 3MTM Wind Vortex Generators on their Chestnut Flats Wind Project in Logan Township, Pennsylvania.

04 Oct | Innovative Clir Renewables selected for clean technology funding

Vancouver based renewable energy software startup Clir Renewables announced as a recipient of funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada

04 Oct | GE Global Research Awarded $12.6 Million from the US Department of Energy to Develop Quantum-level Cybersecurity Protections for Critical Power Assets

  • Funding to support three projects to safeguard wind power installations and natural gas systems and build up cyber protection technologies to quantum-level capabilities
  • Will build upon GE’s ongoing work to build the world’s first industrial immune system – Digital Ghost -- to protect power plant assets from cyber threats
  • GE researchers will develop and field test new solutions in the field with key industry and National Lab partners

17 Jan | Invenergy Announces Start of Commercial Operations of Upstream Wind Energy Center

Invenergy, a leading privately-held global developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions, announced today the completion of construction and the start of commercial operations of the 200-megawatt Upstream Wind Energy Center in Antelope County, Nebraska.

15 Jan | EDF Renewables announces Commercial Operation at Copenhagen Wind farm in New York

EDF Renewables North America announced today that the 80 megawatt (MW) Copenhagen Wind Project is fully operational and delivering electricity.

09 Jan | Capital Power continues to deliver successful contracted renewable projects

Capital Power Corporation (Capital Power or the Company) (TSX: CPX) announced its New Frontier Wind project, located in North Dakota, began commercial operation on December 21, 2018.

17 Dec | Alliant Energy to add more renewable energy

Wisconsin customers to benefit from clean, affordable wind power

27 Nov | Pattern recognition for ONYX InSight’s predictive maintenance services on 950MW of wind assets

Leading predictive analytics provider hooks up 950MW to its hardware, software and analytics platform for Pattern Energy, expanding 4-year long relationship between the two companies in North America.

25 Sep | Shell selects E.ON to operate Texas Wind Farm

Brazos Wind Ventures, LLC, a subsidiary of Shell Wind Energy ("Shell"), has signed an operations and maintenance contract with E.ON Energy Services LLC (EES) for its site near Fluvanna, Texas. E.ON will perform scheduled maintenance services on the 160-megawatt (MW) site.

10 Sep | North American Wind Power O&M Costs to Increase Nearly 40 Percent in Coming Decade, IHS Markit Says

Expanded North American benchmarking study says larger projects have greater cost-stability over time

01 Aug | Vineyard Wind Statement on Execution of Agreements with Massachusetts’ Electric Distribution Companies

Vineyard Wind, which is developing the first large-scale offshore wind farm in the United States, released the following statement following today’s announcement about successful conclusion of contract negotiations with the Massachusetts electric distribution companies (EDCs) for the Vineyard Wind C

31 May | Brattle Analysis: 8,000 MW to 24,000 MW of U.S. Offshore Wind Proposals will Require up to 3,000 Miles of Offshore Transmission

An analysis of U.S. offshore wind developments by Brattle economists shows that state policymakers in the northeastern U.S. are now committed to procure approximately 8,000 MW of offshore wind generation over the next decade.

30 May | GridLiance and Tri-County Electric Cooperative Reach Settlement with AEP on Wind Catcher Energy Connection Project

GridLiance, an independent transmission company with operations throughout the U.S., and Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc. (TCEC) announced today that they have signed a settlement agreement with American Electric Power Company (AEP) related to the proposed Wind Catcher Energy Connection project, a planned 2,000-megawatt wind farm.

17 Jan | RODA and Ørsted Partner to Address Fisheries and Offshore Wind Coexistence

The Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA) today announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind to improve communications between the commercial fishing industry and offshore wind energy developers.

10 Dec | Project Update: Vineyard Wind Endorses Offshore Transit Corridor Plan Supported by RI, MA, NY Fishermen and U.S. Coast Guard

Vineyard Wind today formally endorsed a transit corridor plan for fishing vessels in federal waters off the coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island that has been previously supported by fishermen from Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Long Island, NY, as well as the U.S. Coast Guard.

06 Nov | SMAST scientists seek fisheries input

SMAST scientists will host a series of workshops with members of the regional fisheries industry to identify priorities for assessments of impacts on fisheries and ecological conditions associated with offshore wind development

18 Oct | Empire Wind surveys pass halfway

Detailed monthly surveys of offshore wildlife in the proposed Empire Wind offshore wind farm area off the coast of New York state have passed the half-way point. The ultra-high resolution aerial surveys will provide crucial baseline data for environmental impact assessments and are being carried out by APEM and Normandeau Inc. on behalf of developer Equinor.

19 Dec | Approval in principle for Steady Top Feeder solution

London Offshore Consultants (LOC) has provided Barge Master and GustoMSC with an approval in principle for the work method of their Steady Top Feeder solution. This independent and impartial acceptance is an important next step in implementing this solution in US offshore wind projects.

11 Dec | Milestone Coastal Wind Project for Seaway Offshore Cables

Seaway Offshore Cables (SOC), in combination with Subsea 7, has been awarded its first US offshore wind project by Ørsted Wind Power North America LLC who are constructing the project for Dominion Energy.

26 Nov | Damen announces new service accommodation and transfer vessel

Damen Shipyards Group has recently announced a new design. The Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 3410 service accommodation and transfer vessel (SATV) contains numerous design features that ensure its suitability for operations in the developing offshore wind market in North America.

12 Nov | CDC Rebrands Former Coal Power Plant as Brayton Point Commerce Center

Today the owners of the retired Brayton Point Power Station site in Somerset, Massachusetts have announced the site will be rebranded as Brayton Point Commerce Center.

27 Nov | Vineyard Wind Selects MHI Vestas as Preferred Supplier for First Large-Scale Offshore Wind Project in the United States

MHI Vestas to bring industry-leading V164-9.5 MW turbine to the US market as Massachusetts sets the pace in the burgeoning offshore wind industry.

20 Nov | Juhl Energy Partners With GE Renewable Energy to Build First of Its Kind Solar-Wind Hybrid Project

  • Bank of America Commits to Long-Term REC Purchases from the Project
  • GE’s Wind Integrated Solar Energy (WiSE) Technology Platform used to Maximize Energy Production
  • Venture Illustrates Potential of Hybrid Solutions to Accelerate Penetration of Renewable Energy

25 Oct | Siemens Gamesa awarded order for 198.5 MW wind project in Kansas, USA

  • Scope includes supply of 48 SG 3.4-132 and 14 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines for Southern Power and a 20-year service and maintenance agreement

16 Oct | EDF Renewables North America Names MHI Vestas as Preferred Supplier for US Offshore Wind Project

MHI Vestas plans to supply three V164-8.3 MW turbines for Nautilus Offshore Wind, New Jersey’s first offshore wind project.