Monthly Archives: July 2017

Aquila Capital to expand wind farm in Norway by 40MW

  Aquila Capital is increasing its Midtfjellet wind farm capacity by another 40MW for a total of 150MW.   An additional eleven Nordex 3.6MW wind turbines (N117) will be installed and operational by 2019, increasing production by about 110 GWh … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 27, 2017 |

IKEA to purchase wind energy from Canadian wind farm

  IKEA has signed yet another agreement to purchase the wind energy from a wind farm located in Alberta, Canada.   The 46MW project named Oldman 2 is located near Pincher Creek and consists of 20 Siemens wind turbines each … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 25, 2017 |

Why offshore wind farms do not kill whales

  After a baleen whale was found washed ashore close to the offshore wind farm Block Island, many supporters and adversaries of wind energy have spoken up.   According to some anti-wind lobbyists, the wind project was to blame for … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 20, 2017 |

DONG Energy partners with Dominion Energy on offshore wind project

  DONG has partnered with another US utility company, Dominion Energy, to provide offshore wind energy.   The offshore project will be named Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind and will consist of two 6MW wind turbines 27 miles off the coast … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 18, 2017 |

Siemens Gamesa to supply DONG Energy with 752MW of wind power

  Siemens Gamesa has signed an agreement with DONG energy to supply 752MW of wind power and provide maintenance for 94 wind turbines.   The wind turbines are for the Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind power plant currently being … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 13, 2017 |

Xcel Energy gets the OK for wind energy expansion in Upper Midwest

  Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved Xcel Energy’s plan to expand wind energy in the Upper Midwest.   These wind energy projects will save Xcel Energy customers billions of dollars, compared to other sources of energy. According to the press … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 11, 2017 |

DONG energy and Vattenfall cooperate for wind farm power supply

  Competitors, DONG energy and Vattenfall, have joined forces and are cooperating on a project in order to ensure their wind farms have an emergency power supply.   According to their press release, ‘both DONG Energy and Vattenfall Vindkraft A/S … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 6, 2017 |

EDF Renewables to supply 100MW of wind energy

  EDF Renewables signs an agreement to supply 100MW of wind energy to Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA).   The power will come from their Stoneray Wind Project, located in Pipestone and Murray counties in Southwestern Minnesota, which will start construction … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 4, 2017 |