American Electric Power Companies Seek Wind Power American Electric Power (AEP) companies Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) and Public Service Co. of Oklahoma (PSO) have each announced a request for proposals (RFPs) for wind power resources. SWEPCO is seeking up to 1.2 GW of additional wind energy resources to be in commercial operation by Dec. … Continue reading #American_Electric_Power Companies Seek Wind Power
Combining Wind Power & Water in a Unique Facility for Energy Production & Storage In the small German town of Gaildorf, big things are happening. The first water battery project has had its pilot in this picturesque old town near Stuttgart, using only natural sources of energy for both production and storage purposes. This pilot … Continue reading Combining Wind Power & Water in a Unique Facility for Energy Production & Storage
Wind Power Keeps Breaking Records In Central US Early on the morning of March 16, wind provided 60% of the region’s electric needs. That number set a record, breaking an earlier one set only a week and a half earlier. Wind power also recently set records for highest peak generation at 15,690 MW and continuously … Continue reading Wind Power Keeps Breaking Records In Central US
Nuclear Power Stations or Wind Farms – Which Is More Cost-Effective? Historically, wind farms have come under fire from their critics for being too inefficient and expensive to be cost-effective. However, rapid developments in the technology have resulted in plummeting costs, and the chief of a leading energy company now believes that it is nuclear, … Continue reading Nuclear Power Stations or Wind Farms – Which Is More Cost-Effective?
New Report PROVES Wind Power’s REAL cost! Recently, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) published its 2016 Wind Technologies Market Report. Wind power resources are growing by leaps and bounds, and prices continue to remain exceptionally low. For utilities or other energy buyers, now is the time to buy wind power and lock-in exceptionally low prices. … Continue reading New Report PROVES Wind Power ’s REAL cost!
Vestas to integrate energy storage with wind power With renewable energy generation now cost-competitive with electricity produced from fossil fuels, significant challenges remain in how to integrate renewable energy into power grids and systems, as renewables cannot always match supply with demand. Sustainable energy company, Vestas, and battery-manufacturer, Northvolt, announced a technology collaboration on the … Continue reading #Vestas to integrate energy storage with wind power
Under Trump’s Watch, Wind Energy Set To Blow Past Coal In Texas The great state of Texas is about to make history. Within the next year or so, total wind energy capacity on the state’s power grid will beat coal, and it won’t be a squeaker. According to researchers at the University of Texas, by … Continue reading Under Trump’s Watch, Wind Energy Set To Blow Past Coal In #Texas
House cuts wind power incentives, putting sector’s fate in Senate hands The House of Representatives last Thursday passed a tax overhaul bill that slashes incentives for wind power projects, turning the focus to the Senate, which is considering its own tax reform legislation that would leave those incentives in place. “There is $50 billion of … Continue reading House cuts wind power incentives, putting sector’s fate in Senate hands
New nuclear power cannot rival windfarms on price, energy boss says New nuclear power stations in the UK can no longer compete with windfarms on price, according to the boss of a German energy company’s green power arm. Hans Bunting, the chief operating officer of renewables at Innogy SE, part of the company that owns … Continue reading New nuclear power cannot rival windfarms on price, energy boss says
Wind power capacity passes coal in Texas Wind power capacity in Texas surpassed coal last week to become the second-largest electricity source in the “Lone Star State,” according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which oversees 90% of the state’s power grid. When a 155-megawatt wind farm in West Texas began commercial operation … Continue reading Wind power capacity passes coal in #Texas