Tag: wind energy

Wind technology advancements continue to drive down wind energy prices

At an average of around 2 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh), prices offered by newly built wind projects in the United States are being driven lower by technology advancements and cost reductions.

Dominion Energy grid transformation paves way for new solar and wind development

Dominion Energy is committing to having 3,000 megawatts of new solar and wind — enough to power 750,000 homes — under development or in operation by the beginning of 2022.

Texas is a wind and solar ‘powerhouse’

Over the past decade, Texas has increased its solar power production by 38,510 percent and its wind power production by 410 percent, according to a new report by Environment Texas Research & Policy Center.

Louisiana Public Service Commission approves Wind Catcher Project

Southwestern Electric Power Co. announced that the Louisiana Public Service Commission approved the proposed Wind Catcher Energy Connection project — a 2,000 MW wind farm and a dedicated, 350-mile power line.

Ameren Missouri planning largest wind farm in the state

Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation, announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire, after construction, a 400-megawatt wind farm in northeast Missouri, the largest ever in the state.

Arkansas Public Service Commission approves Wind Catcher Project

Wind Catcher Energy Connection is a major wind farm and a dedicated power line that will bring low-cost, clean, reliable energy to AEP customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.

Demand drives wind power development to new heights in first quarter of 2018

Utility and non-utility customers to sign contracts for 3,500 megawatts (MW) of U.S. wind capacity in the first quarter of 2018, a high-water mark in recent years, according to a new report by the American Wind Energy Association.

USGS and DOE release nationwide wind turbine map and database

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the American Wind Energy Association, released the United States Wind Turbine Database (USWTDB) and the USWTDB Viewer to access this new public dataset.

Battery project supports renewable energy at wastewater treatment plant

A new battery energy storage system is now online at the Atlantic County Utilities Authority’s wastewater treatment plant in Atlantic City, N.J. The system captures up to one megawatt hour of energy produced by the site’s 7.5-megawatt wind farm and 500 kilowatts from solar panels, storing it to be used when needed.

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