Project Development

State ROFR laws are holding back transmission buildout in MISO and must go away

There are multiple opportunities for transmission buildout at MISO but limited prospects for independent transmission companies. Opportunities in favor of transmission include policy planning projects to interconnect renewable projects, the need for reliability in...

Biden seeks more money for DOI in 2022 budget to combat climate change, build...

Last week, the Biden-Harris administration submitted to congress the budget for fiscal year 2022. The Department of the Interior’s (DOI’s) 2022 budget proposal totals $17.6 billion — an increase of $2.5 billion, or 17 percent, from...

Uniper signs long-time PPA with Pattern for Western Spirit wind energy

Pattern Energy Group LP and international energy company Uniper this week announced they have signed a 15-year power purchase agreement for up to 219,000 MWh per year of wind energy generated in New Mexico....

Iberdrola and 50Hertz sign construction agreement for Baltic Eagle offshore substation

Substation to be shared by two offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of 826 MW. This week, Iberdrola and transmission system operator 50Hertz said they have signed an agreement to cooperate on the construction,...

EDPR NA embarks on Blue Canyon II wind farm repowering to increase output by...

EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA) has initiated its first North America repowering construction proceedings at the Blue Canyon II Wind Farm in Oklahoma. The repowering of Blue Canyon II, which is located in...
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302-MW Lincoln Land Wind Farm moves along in development with selection of turbines

Wind farm will provide energy to McDonalds and Facebook through two separate PPAs. GE Renewable Energy announced today that it will provide 107 of it’s 2.82-127 onshore wind turbines for the 302-MW Lincoln Land Wind...
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2021 kicks off with record growth for clean energy in the US

The Clean Power Quarterly Market Report, released last week by the American Clean Power Association (ACP), shows that U.S. project developers installed nearly 40 percent more wind power in the first three months of...
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800-MW Vineyard Wind offshore wind farm to be first commercial-scale project in the US

Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), today passed the final major step in the federal review process, which means it will likely become the first commercial scale offshore...
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Wanted – creative transmission owners willing to try alternatives to network upgrades!

Renewable energy project developers spend a lot of money in the generator interconnection queue for the queue position. This capital outlay is because the developer expects the transmission grid operator to study their...

Enel’s portfolio of renewable projects under construction tops 2 GW

Enel Green Power North America currently has over 2.3 GW of renewable generation under construction and by mid-year will have 606 MW of battery storage capacity under construction