GE supplying turbines for three Oklahoma wind power farms totaling 1.48 GW

Wind project developer Invenergy has selected GE to provide a variety of turbines for three farms totaling 1.48 GW in Oklahoma. GE will deliver the turbines for the North Central Wind Energy facilities in north-central and northwest Oklahoma. Invenergy is developing the project in partnership with Public Service Co. of Oklahoma (PSO), an American Electric […]

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The US just set ambitious offshore wind power targets – what will it take to meet them?

 by Erin Baker, and Matthew Lackner, University of Massachusetts, Amherst The United States’ offshore wind industry is tiny, with just seven wind turbines operating off Rhode Island and Virginia. The few attempts to build large-scale wind farms like Europe’s have run into long delays, but that may be about to change. The Biden administration announced […]

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Offshore wind in the US advances with 30-GW commitment from government

During a government-sponsored forum today, the US Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland joined the Secretaries of Energy, Commerce, and Transportation along with representatives from states, the offshore wind industry, and members of the labor community to identify solutions to the greatest challenges facing the development of U.S. offshore wind. The event included a commitment […]

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A FERC Order on managing transmission line ratings can provide alternatives to expensive network upgrades for renewable developers

Renewable developers have another option to interconnect their projects sitting in the regional transmission organizations queue. LineVision’s dynamic line ratings and SmartWires’s SmartValve lead the charge on providing options to increase the existing transmission capacity by 40%. The trick is more transmission owners need to adopt these new technologies in place of transmission lines and […]

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The North American Development Bank emerges as financier of renewable energy in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region

by Linda Allen, PhD, PE The North American Development bank, based in San Antonio, TX, has emerged as an unlikely but important source of financing for renewable energy projects in the U.S.-Mexico border region, a region of North America that is well-suited for the generation of both solar and wind energy. Over the past 10 […]

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