The Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (WMMPA) recently executed agreements to purchase the Marshall Wind Farm, which has a total generation capacity of 18.9 megawatts.
Wind, solar, and natural gas are the three dominant sources in the development pipeline for electricity generation in the US, according to a report from the American Public Power Association.
Wind, solar, and natural gas will account for almost all electric generating capacity additions in 2020, with wind and solar additions more than triple the expected added gas capacity.
CleanPowerSF, the community choice renewable energy program operated by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, has significantly expanded its commitment to new solar and wind projects in California. Meanwhile, the SFPUC was recognized for its commitment to generating and sourcing renewable energy.
The prospects for the development of wind power projects off the coast of Oregon are “promising” but would require floating wind turbine technologies, according to a new report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
A bid from developer Vineyard Wind has been selected to advance to contract negotiations with Connecticut's electric distribution companies to provide 804 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind through the development of the Park City Wind Project.
The development of competitive power markets and the dramatic growth of a renewable power sector now largely independent of the boost once provided by the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) justify significant changes in PURPA regulations, the American Public Power Association and the Large Public Power Council said.
Offshore transmission developer Anbaric has filed an application with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for non-exclusive rights-of-way to develop the Southern New England OceanGrid, an open-access offshore transmission system designed to maximize the region’s offshore wind resources. The project will be built out over a period of 20 years.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order raising New Jersey’s offshore wind goal from 3,500 megawatts of offshore wind-generated electricity by 2030 to 7,500 MW by 2035.
Community choice aggregators in California have in one year added another 1,000 megawatts in long-term power purchase agreements with new renewable energy projects, bringing the grand total of new-build contracts signed to 3,195 MW.