Monthly Archives: March 2017

Ireland’s largest wind farm is operational

    Ireland’s largest wind farm, Meenadreen, is fully operational and has started to supply electricity to homes and businesses, while setting a new Irish record.   The 95MW wind farm is located in south Donegal, and consists of 38 … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on March 30, 2017 |

Xcel Energy to increase wind energy by 60% in Upper Midwest

  Xcel Energy will increase its wind energy projects by 60% in the Upper Midwest, which means adding 1550MW to existing capacity.   The company is looking to build 7 more wind farms in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on March 28, 2017 |

Statoil launches $200 million renewable energy fund

  Last month, Statoil launched a $200 million renewable energy venture capital fund to support its strategy of ‘growth in new energy solutions’.   Statoil Energy Ventures will invest this money over a period of 4-7 years as the company … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on March 23, 2017 |

Orenda selected by GreenMatch as one of the Best Green Energy Websites 2017

  Orenda Energy has been awarded one of the Best Green Energy Websites 2017 by GreenMatch this year and we couldn’t be more proud!   We are incredibly honoured to have been selected, and we are dedicated to continuing to educate the … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on March 22, 2017 |

Windergy wind energy conference and exhibition to take place in India

  Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) in partnership with Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is hosting Windergy in New Delhi, India this year, April 25-27.   The Windergy conference is the largest annual conference and exhibition for wind energy in the … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on March 21, 2017 |

Plans for the North Sea Wind Power Hub are moving forward

  Plans for the North Sea Wind Power Hub are moving forward as a trilateral agreement is planning to be signed this month by TenneT TSO B.V. (Netherlands), Energinet.dk (Denmark) and TenneT TSO GmbH (Germany).   The ultimate goal is … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on March 16, 2017 |

The largest single-phase wind farm in NA to begin construction this year

  Mortenson, a leading renewable energy contractor, will be building the largest single-phase wind farm in North America. The project will be owned and operated by Xcel Energy and located near Limon, Colorado.   Rush Creek Wind Project will consist … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on March 14, 2017 |

184.6MW Meikle wind farm in BC is now fully operational

  The Meikle wind farm (184.6MW), developed by Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development), is now operational and has just increased BC’s wind energy capacity by over one third.   The wind farm is comprised of 61 GE wind turbines … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on March 9, 2017 |

Vattenfall proposes 16 new wind turbines added to existing wind farm

  The Swedish energy company, Vattenfall, is proposing to add 16 more wind turbines next to the existing Clashindarroch Wind Farm in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.   Vattenhall must first submit a request to the Scottish Government and complete an environmental assessment … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on March 7, 2017 |

Wind energy generates 52% of electricity and sets a new record for SPP

  According to Southwest Power Pool (SPP), wind energy made up 52% of its electricity on February 12, 2017, in an area stretching from Montana to Texas. The new record beats the previous one of 49.2% which was set last … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on March 2, 2017 |