Wind

Commerce Department Awards Grant to DWEA to Develop SMART Wind Consortium

Group to craft technology Roadmap The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) recently awarded a two-year grant to the Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) to form a consortium of distributed wind energy equipment manufacturers, suppliers, customers

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GA Commission Approves Wind Generation as Part of Georgia Power’s Resource Mix

Source: Georgia Public Service Commission The Georgia Public Service Commission (Commission) took another step today to diversify Georgia’s energy portfolio. The Commission approved a proposed agreement that will add 250 megawatts of clean renewable wind energy to Georgia’s electric grid. Under

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The Federal Government Announces Biggest Clean Energy Boost Since the Stimulus

Source: Greentech Media The biggest policy boost for clean energy during President Obama’s second term isn’t coming from the Department of Energy or from Congress — it’s coming from the Environmental Protection Agency. This morning, the EPA finally announced plans to slash

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Texas utility regulators expect to open investigation on wind ‘cost apportionment’

Source: SNL With a new report showing robust wind energy development and production in the Lone Star State, Texas utility regulators are expecting by month’s end to open an investigation into how the renewable resource’s growth is expected to impact

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Xcel Energy sets wind power record in MN

Source: PostBulletin.com  Xcel Energy issued a press release Wednesday declaring that it had achieved a milestone when 46 percent of customers’ electricity needs in the Upper Midwest were met by wind energy at 3 a.m. Sunday. That’s an all-time high

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Connecticut lawmakers approve wind regulations

Source: Lexology On Earth Day, April 22, the Connecticut Legislative Review Committee approved proposed regulations that will allow for the siting of wind turbines in the state. The new regulations would end what has effectively been a three-year moratorium on

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Small Wind Conference Organizers Urge: Go With the Flow!

This June 16 – 18, Stevens Point Wisconsin will host the 10th annual gathering of Small Wind industry “insiders.” Participants at the Small Wind Conference will discuss issues such as Operations and Manufacturing trends and warranties, innovation and change for

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Farm Bill Passed – Implications for Small Wind Funding

The Agricultural Act of 2014, commonly known as the Farm Bill, received the approval of both houses of the U.S. Congress and was signed by President Obama on February 7, 2014. Although the bill largely deals with agricultural subsidies and

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OHIO: Green Energy Center replaces damaged, aging turbines and reaps big efficiency rewards

The Green Energy Center, near Brookeville, Ohio, is used to dealing with electricity, but a recent electrical storm was a bit more than they could handle. Two of their six nine-year old Bergey wind turbines were hit by lightning. When

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Interview: Mike Bergey of Bergey Windpower

A co-founder of Bergey Windpower and president since 1987, Mike Bergey is a mechanical engineer and an internationally recognized expert in the field of small wind turbines, distributed generation, and rural electrification. IREC’s Larry Sherwood talks with Mike about the small wind industry.

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