U.S. Transmission System Needs Overhaul to Meet Renewable Goals

The current processes in and between regional transmission organizations (RTOs) are impeding the development of low-cost renewable power, according to a review recently released of regional and interregional transmission planning in the Great Plains, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. The analysis from … Read More

Wind Energy Tops Coal, Natural Gas in Southwest Power Pool

In 2020, Southwest Power Pool (SPP), a regional transmission organization, became the first grid operator to have wind as its number-one fuel source – outpacing the integration of coal and natural gas. “Maintaining reliability with this large amount of wind … Read More

Orsted Begins Construction on Nebraska Wind Project

Ørsted continues to expand its footprint in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) via the acquisition and final investment decision of the 298 MW Haystack Wind project in Wayne County, Neb. Situated adjacent to Ørsted’s 230 MW Plum Creek wind farm, … Read More

Orsted Acquires the Haystack Wind Project

Ørsted continues to expand its footprint in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) with the acquisition and final investment decision of the 298 MW Haystack Wind project in Wayne County, Neb. Situated adjacent to Ørsted’s 230 MW Plum Creek wind farm, … Read More

SAGE Launches Crowdfunding Initiative for the Anpetu Wi Wind Farm

SAGE Development Authority, the first public power authority owned by a single Native nation in the U.S., has launched a new crowdfunding initiative that marks the next phase of development for its 235 MW wind farm named Anpetu Wi.  The … Read More

Orsted Completes the Willow Creek Wind Project

Ørsted, a company that develops, constructs and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, says it has completed Willow Creek Wind – a 103 MW project located in Butte County, S.D.  As the second project in Southwest Power Pool (SPP) territory, … Read More