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Louisiana Public Service Commission approves Wind Catcher Project

Southwestern Electric Power Co. announced that the Louisiana Public Service Commission approved the proposed Wind Catcher Energy Connection project — a 2,000 MW wind farm and a dedicated, 350-mile power line.

Ameren Missouri planning largest wind farm in the state

Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation, announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire, after construction, a 400-megawatt wind farm in northeast Missouri, the largest ever in the state.

Arkansas Public Service Commission approves Wind Catcher Project

Wind Catcher Energy Connection is a major wind farm and a dedicated power line that will bring low-cost, clean, reliable energy to AEP customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.

Demand drives wind power development to new heights in first quarter of 2018

Utility and non-utility customers to sign contracts for 3,500 megawatts (MW) of U.S. wind capacity in the first quarter of 2018, a high-water mark in recent years, according to a new report by the American Wind Energy Association.

USGS and DOE release nationwide wind turbine map and database

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the American Wind Energy Association, released the United States Wind Turbine Database (USWTDB) and the USWTDB Viewer to access this new public dataset.

Battery project supports renewable energy at wastewater treatment plant

A new battery energy storage system is now online at the Atlantic County Utilities Authority’s wastewater treatment plant in Atlantic City, N.J. The system captures up to one megawatt hour of energy produced by the site’s 7.5-megawatt wind farm and 500 kilowatts from solar panels, storing it to be used when needed.

Wyoming approval advances PacifiCorp wind expansion

The Wyoming Public Service Commission approved PacifiCorp moving ahead with a significant wind and transmission expansion plan that would add enough new wind energy to power more than 400,000 average homes by 2020.

Wind and solar power could meet four-fifths of U.S. electricity demand, study finds

The United States could reliably meet about 80 percent of its electricity demand with solar and wind power generation, according to scientists at the University of California, Irvine; the California Institute of Technology; and the Carnegie Institution for Science.

MidAmerican Energy announces third site for Wind XI Project

MidAmerican Energy Company plans to build a new wind farm in Poweshiek County. This is the third site in Iowa selected for construction as part of the Wind XI project.
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