Orsted US Offshore Wind has secured a power purchase agreement with National Grid for 400 megawatts of output from its 600-MW Revolution Wind offshore wind site off the coast of the state. "Revolution Wind will save ratepayers money and help Rhode Island make major progress on its clean energy goals," says co-CEO Jeffrey Grybowski.
Nike has signed a power purchase agreement for 40 megawatts of output from Iberdrola's 111-MW Cavar project under development in Spain. The deal marks the third of its kind between the companies and will help power Nike's operations in Europe.
Vestas received record orders for turbines totaling 14.2 gigawatts in 2018, marking a 27% increase compared with the year prior, says Vestas. The company expects to remain busy in 2019, says CEO Anders Runevad.
RES Americas hopes to publish the final environmental impact report for the 38-turbine Skookumchuck Wind Project in Lewis County, Wash., and hopes to break ground in April, says Senior Development Manager Sean Bell. The project is expected to begin operations in December.
NextEra Energy Resources subsidiary Emmons-Logan Wind has been granted a siting permit from the North Dakota Public Service Commission for a 298.1-megawatt project in the state. "Many locals attended the hearing and spoke in favor of this wind farm," Commissioner Julie Fedorchak says.
Watco Supply Chain Services has transported 680 components for wind turbines to the Industrial Park of Minot in Minot, N.D., to serve as its staging and deployment hub for an 89-turbine project underway in the area.
Tri Global Energy has arranged a $30 million royalty deal with Altius Minerals that will help it advance wind farms with a combined capacity of 1.5 gigawatts in the US. The deal will provide Tri Global with immediate funding to be paid back to Altius as a 3% royalty off each project.
Lawmakers in the Illinois legislature are preparing to introduce the Path to 100 Act, which would call for up to 6,500 megawatts of new wind capacity and take other steps to transition toward 100% clean energy.
The North Dakota Senate advanced a bill Thursday that would change how the state distributors revenue from its wind production tax after Dec. 31, 2020. If signed into law, the bill would direct one-third of the funds collected to the state and two-thirds to the counties where the projects are built.
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