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  • Dominion Virginia Power announced Friday that it is reassessing options for its offshore research project after it was dropped from a Department of Energy program, making it ineligible for $40 million in funding. Dominion said in a statement the DOE withdrew the funding because the company could not guarantee the project would be in service by 2020. "Naturally, we are disappointed in the DOE's ...
  • Officials say a planned wind-farm project in Lake Erie has received a $40 million federal grant for construction costs. Democratic U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Toledo and other officials announced Friday that Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. will receive the U.S. Department of Energy money over the next three years. The company plans to build six wind turbines that will generate 20 megawatts of ...
  • May 25--JANESVILLE -- The sun is shining on Janesville company Dalmaray Concrete Products for its role in a construction project unlike any other the small firm has ever worked. In a few weeks, a developer will begin operating a 2.3 megawatt, 17-acre solar energy field being constructed at Alliant Energy's Riverside Energy Center in the town of Beloit. It'll be the biggest solar field of its ...
  • The North Dakota Public Service Commission will hold a public hearing at New England's Memorial Hall on June 7 starting at 9 a.m. regarding the proposed Brady II Wind Energy Center in Hettinger and Stark Counties.
  • May 26--The new community solar project at the Franklin PUD is finished and providing a double benefit -- carbon-free power from the sun and welcome shade for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its completion Wednesday. The panels are mounted on what's essentially a large carport newly built above part of the parking lot adjacent to the public utility district's main office on West Clark ...
  • May 26--A power purchase agreement involving Hoosier Energy and the Wabash Valley Power Association will make use of energy produced by a northwestern Indiana wind farm available in southern parts of the state and beyond. Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. has entered into a 20-year agreement with Wabash Valley Power Association that will add 100 megawatts of wind energy from ...
  • China's state-owned investment holding company State Development and Investment Corporation acquired Spanish energy firm Repsol's offshore wind power business in the UK for 238 million euros on Wednesday, riding on a trend of Chinese investment into the UK's offshore wind sector. The move is the second Chinese company to invest in UK offshore projects in the last six months, following on from ...
  • May 26--Foard County -- a county of tiny population located about an hour-and-a-half west of Wichita Falls -- could one day be the home of North Texas' newest wind energy development. Jimmy Horn of Horn Wind LLC said this week that his company has been courting landowners near Crowell, population 905. Though "we're just getting going" on the project, the prospect of wind turbine installation ...
  • The completion of a 1 megawatt solar project was welcomed by town officials on a sunny Monday, May 23. The sprawling solar project is on 10 acres of farmland owned by Philip DeNormandie in an area that seems more industrial than agricultural. It is close by Southcoast Health's cancer and urgent care facilities and other major companies. The large solar panels stretch out on on land ...
  • May 25--Lubbock County volunteer fire crews are waiting for a smoldering wind turbine to run out of the lubricating oil that was fueling the flames atop the structure Tuesday afternoon in West Lubbock County. The blaze was reported before 4 p.m. on a wind turbine near Reese Center and County Road 6400. The turbine was still smoldering and fire crews remained at the scene shortly before 5 p.m. ...