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Tax Credits for Wind and Solar Work. Why are #Texas Lawmakers Going After Them?

Tax Credits for Wind and Solar Work. Why are Texas Lawmakers Going After Them? The electricity grid that services most of Texas, which is managed by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), got almost 19% of its electricity from wind last year. That is an amazing fact in a state that is legendary for … Continue reading Tax Credits for Wind and Solar Work. Why are #Texas Lawmakers Going After Them?

#Avangrid puts its foot to the floor on Vineyard Wind

Avangrid puts its foot to the floor on Vineyard Wind Avangrid Renewables, one of two companies behind Vineyard Wind, the first commercial-scale offshore wind project in the US, is exploring options to complete the project ahead of schedule, but efforts to secure renewable technology resource status in a recent capacity auction were unsuccessful Announcing details … Continue reading #Avangrid puts its foot to the floor on Vineyard Wind

ERCOT sets record wind output and penetration rate over the holiday weekend

ERCOT sets record wind output and penetration rate over the holiday weekend Houston — The Electric Reliability Council of Texas set a new wind output record of 19.7 GW Monday, and a record percentage of regional power demand was served by wind generation over the past weekend, ERCOT data showed. Wind generation hit as high … Continue reading ERCOT sets record wind output and penetration rate over the holiday weekend

ISO-NE: Offshore wind can cut costs, reduce grid stress during winter storms

ISO-NE: Offshore wind can cut costs, reduce grid stress during winter storms The recent ISO-NE report, released Dec. 17, shows how renewable resources can contribute to conversations about fuel security in New England and elsewhere, despite not using fuels themselves. The report modeled the expected production of three hypothetical offshore wind facilities near Massachusetts during … Continue reading ISO-NE: Offshore wind can cut costs, reduce grid stress during winter storms

#AEP seeks 1.2 GW of wind proposals, nearly six months after canceling $4.5B #Wind_Catcher

AEP seeks 1.2 GW of wind proposals, nearly six months after canceling $4.5B Wind Catcher Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), a subsidiary of American Electric Power (AEP), on Tuesday launched a request for proposals (RFP) for up to 1.2 GW of wind generation. The utility wants to see the projects in operation by December 2021, … Continue reading #AEP seeks 1.2 GW of wind proposals, nearly six months after canceling $4.5B #Wind_Catcher

#Texas ’s wind and sunlight complement each other exceptionally well. That’s huge for its grid.

Texas’s wind and sunlight complement each other exceptionally well. That’s huge for its grid. But is the state ready to reimagine its power grid? The astounding growth in wind and solar power coupled with their plummeting prices means that we are now radically rethinking how we produce, transmit, and sell power. Customers want 100 percent … Continue reading #Texas ’s wind and sunlight complement each other exceptionally well. That’s huge for its grid.

#Black_Hills_Corp. Purchases 50 Percent Interest in #Busch_Ranch I Wind Farm

Black Hills Corp. Purchases 50 Percent Interest in Busch Ranch I Wind Farm PUEBLO, Colo. – Dec. 11, 2018 – Black Hills Corp. (NYSE: BKH) today announced that its power generation subsidiary, Black Hills Electric Generation, LLC, completed the purchase of a 50 percent ownership interest in the 29-megawatt Busch Ranch I Wind Farm located … Continue reading #Black_Hills_Corp. Purchases 50 Percent Interest in #Busch_Ranch I Wind Farm

Record-Breaking #Massachusetts Offshore Wind Auction Reaps $405 Million in Winning Bids

Record-Breaking Massachusetts Offshore Wind Auction Reaps $405 Million in Winning Bids A record-breaking auction buoyed the U.S. offshore wind industry last Friday when a “bidding bonanza” for three lease areas offshore Massachusetts yielded $405 million in winning bids. After 32 rounds of bidding spread across two days, provisional winners were announced for lease areas covering … Continue reading Record-Breaking #Massachusetts Offshore Wind Auction Reaps $405 Million in Winning Bids