200-MW East Raymond wind project now powering homes in Austin, Texas region

RWE Renewables‘ East Raymond facility, a 200-MW onshore wind farm located in Willacy and Cameron counties, Texas, has achieved commercial operation. “We’re excited to announce our 27th onshore wind farm in the U.S. and our eighth project on the Texas … Read More

IEA awarded construction contract for 118-MW Illinois wind farm

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (IEA), an infrastructure construction company with renewable energy and specialty civil expertise, has been awarded a wind construction contract for the Shady Oaks II Wind Farm in Illinois. Algonquin Power & Utilities, a growing renewable energy … Read More

RWE Renewables completes first Oklahoma wind farm with 148-MW Boiling Springs project

The RWE Renewables portfolio in North America continues to expand as Boiling Springs, a 148-MW project, located in Woodward County, Oklahoma, has achieved commercial operation. The facility is RWE’s first project in the state and in the Southwest Power Pool. … Read More

155-MW Tatanka Ridge Wind Farm providing power to South Dakota electric cooperative customers

Avangrid Renewables completed commissioning of the 154.8-MW Tatanka Ridge Wind Farm on January 5, 2021. The facility’s 56 wind turbines are located in Deuel County, South Dakota, northeast of Brookings. The facility is owned by Tatanka Ridge Wind, which is … Read More

Sentry Electrical Group forms renewable energy O&M division

Sentry Electrical Group now offers O&M services for existing renewable energy infrastructure throughout the United States and into Canada. The organization’s 15 years of proven experience positions Sentry with the expertise and reliability to deliver safe, quality operations and maintenance … Read More

ArcVera receives IEC approval to operate as renewable energy testing laboratory

ArcVera Renewables is now one of the first companies based in the United States approved by the International Electrotechnical Commission – Renewable Energy (IECRE) to operate as a renewable energy testing laboratory. IECRE is the IEC system for certification to … Read More

Drone checklists play a critical role in disaster response, and wind techs should adopt these practices

By Scott Duffin, director of client drone strategy and business development, Skyward, a Verizon Company In the aftermath of a natural disaster, drones can be critical tools for first responders and recovery workers. As an eye in the sky, drones … Read More

Offshore Wind Training Institute to open in New York to train 2,500 workers

The State University of New York (SUNY) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) launched New York’s Offshore Wind Training Institute (OWTI) to train 2,500 workers for the wind industry. Through a partnership between SUNY’s Farmingdale … Read More

The United States needs more transparency around fire data for safer wind operations

By Angela Krcmar, Global Sales Manager, Wind, Firetrace International Fire is one of the most expensive losses for any wind farm owner and operator to manage. Beyond the potential devastation of the turbine, fires pose a serious hazard to human … Read More

IEA contracted for construction of 300-MW Illinois wind project

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, an infrastructure construction company with specialized energy and heavy civil expertise, has been awarded a wind construction contract valued at approximately $100 million. Apex Clean Energy, who develops, constructs, and operates utility-scale wind and solar power … Read More