Kansas State University Earns Top Spot in DOE 2022 Collegiate Wind Competition

Kansas State University team (Photo by Werner Slocum / NREL) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) convened universities and wind energy experts from around the country in the 2022 Collegiate Wind Competition (CWC). Kansas State University rose above 11 other … Read More

Ball Corp. Signs VPPA for Wind Energy with NextEra

Another NextEra project, the Hubbard II wind project in Hubbard, Texas (Image credit: NextEra) Ball Corp. has entered into a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) in which Ball will purchase 151 MW of new wind energy from a subsidiary of … Read More

ACP: Wind, Solar Energy Growth Must Accelerate to Attain Net Zero Grid by 2035

Heather Zichal The American Clean Power Association’s (ACP) Clean Power Annual Market Report 2021 shows that wind, utility solar and battery storage power capacity in the U.S. topped 200 GW after 28.5 GW of clean energy projects came online in … Read More

Orsted Acquires Ford County Wind in Illinois from Ares

Ørsted is acquiring Ford County Wind, a 121 MW wind farm in Ford County, Ill., from funds managed by Ares Management Corp.’s infrastructure opportunities strategy. The wind farm is located in Midwest Independent System Operator’s (MISO) territory, further strengthening Ørsted’s … Read More

NREL Studies Factors to Unlock Terawatt-Level Future for Distributed Wind

Credit: David Nevala Photography for CROPP Cooperative To explore opportunities for widespread deployment of distributed wind in 2035, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has completed the Distributed Wind Energy Futures Study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind … Read More

BW Ideol, Tohoku Electric Power Develop Floating Wind Project in Japan

Credit: BW Ideol AS BW Ideol and Tohoku Electric Power Co. Inc. have signed a formal agreement and initiated the feasibility studies necessary to jointly develop a commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm off the coast of Kuji city, Iwate prefecture. … Read More

TotalEnergies, Duke Energy Win Carolina Long Bay Offshore Wind Auction

The Department of the Interior has revealed the results of its wind energy auction in the Carolina Long Bay area, the second major offshore wind lease sale this year. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) lease sale offered two … Read More

Meta Expands PPA to Includes Algonquin Deerfield Wind Project

Urvi Parekh Liberty, a part of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp., is collaborating with Meta on the new 112 MW Deerfield II wind project in Michigan. This long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for 100% of the energy and environmental attributes … Read More

RWE Begins Operations at El Algodon Alto Wind Farm in Texas

RWE Renewables‘ El Algodon Alto, a 200 MW wind farm located in San Patricio County, Texas, is in operation. The project, located in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) south market, is powered by 91 Vestas turbines and will … Read More

Pembina Pipeline Signs 105 MW PPA with Wild Rose 2 Wind Farm

Capstone Infrastructure Corp.’s wholly owned subsidiary, Wild Rose 2 Wind LP, has entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Pembina Pipeline Corp. for the offtake of 105 MW of renewable energy and associated renewable attributes over 15 years from … Read More