Offshore Wind Market for Jack-Up Interventions on the Rise

The offshore wind market for O&M jack-up interventions has changed rapidly. In just two years, the total number of jack-up interventions had doubled from 125 in 2017, to 262 in 2019, and the interventions that were carried out by larger … Read More

Alliant Energy’s Kossuth Wind Farm Attains Commercial Operation

Alliant Energy says the 150 MW Kossuth Wind Farm, located in the north-central part of Iowa, is now operational and generating electricity. The project comprises 56 turbines. Construction of the development began in October 2019. This new farm adds to … Read More

Orsted Offshore North America Names New CEO

Ørsted has named David Hardy as its new CEO for Ørsted Offshore North America.  Hardy will immediately replace Thomas Brostrøm, stepping into this position after serving as the company’s president and COO. As CEO, Hardy will oversee all North American … Read More

Grijalva, Castor Introduce the Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act

House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) has unveiled his Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act at a virtual press conference with his co-lead, House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Chair Kathy Castor (D-Fla.), original cosponsors and a range … Read More

Renewables on the Rise

In 2019, the U.S. produced over 30 times more solar power and more than triple the amount of wind energy than it did in 2010, according to a new report from Environment America Research & Policy Center, an organization dedicated … Read More

Equinor Submits Bids to New York’s Second Offshore Wind Solicitation

Equinor, a European energy company, has submitted bids into New York’s second offshore wind solicitation.  Equinor submitted its proposals to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) in response to the state’s most recent solicitation requesting proposals … Read More

TGE, CIP Achieve Commercial Operation of Bearkat II

Tri Global Energy (TGE), an independent renewable energy originator and developer, says project owner and partner, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), a fund management company, has achieved commercial operation of Glasscock County’s 162 MW Bearkat II, the second phase of the … Read More

Corporate-Driven Procurement Fuels U.S. Renewables Market

More than any other country, the U.S. has a growing portion of new renewable energy projects being built to meet demand coming directly from corporations. Agreements by which corporations contract electricity from renewable power producers are expected to be responsible … Read More

SGRE Tests, Approves New Wind Lidar Technology from ZX Lidars

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) says it has tested and approved a nacelle-based wind lidar, the ‘ZX TM,’ a new technology from ZX Lidars, a provider of wind lidar products. Based on the positive results achieved, both on the medium- … Read More

TransAlta Renewables’ WindCharger Reaches Commercial Operation

TransAlta Renewables Inc., a publicly traded renewable independent power producer, says its 10 MW WindCharger battery storage project has reached commercial operation.  WindCharger is Alberta’s first utility-scale, lithium-ion energy storage project and utilizes Tesla Megapack technology. It has a nameplate … Read More