A subsidiary of Alterra Power has ordered 100 Vestas V110 2-megawatt turbines for its 200-MW Flat Top 1 project in Texas, according to the companies. Vestas added that it would begin delivering the units in the fourth quarter of the year.
Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., has a stormwater-management system that includes six nearby biofiltration systems to deter contaminated runoff. The stadium, which hosts the NFL's San Francisco 49ers, was certified LEED Gold when it opened in 2014.
Logistics company DHL is looking to promote sustainability in its supply chain and is sponsoring pro-sustainable events such as Formula E's electric-powered car races.
Avangrid Renewables has been awarded a site-certificate amendment that would allow it the flexibility to use up to 3.6-megawatt turbines with rotor diameters of 136 meters at its Montague Wind Power Facility in Oregon, said the company. The turbines could be the largest of their kind in the Pacific Northwest. Apple has reported it has a power purchase agreement with Avangrid at Montague.
Beothuk Energy and investor Copenhagen Offshore Partners have raised over $797 million to invest in offshore wind development off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, said Beothuk CEO and President Kirby Mercer.
Siemens Gamesa has agreed to supply 20 SWT 3.6-megawatt 130 turbines for Equis Energy's Tolo 1 project in Indonesia, said the firm. "We are proud to be awarded with this order since Equis Energy is an important and very dynamic player in the Indonesian energy market," said Alvaro Bilbao Moran, CEO of Siemens Gamesa's onshore business in the Asia-Pacific region.
SSE has installed more than half of the foundation piles at the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm project in Scotland and is on track to complete the process by the end of October, said the company. Ultimately, the project will feature 84 turbines and two offshore transformer modules.
SSE and Irish forest firm Coillte are building a 69-turbine, 169-megawatt wind farm in Ireland that observers say will help the country meets its international climate change goals. The companies say they expect to commission the project in September.
Iowans who oppose wind development must strike a balance with the wind industry that establishes agreeable siting and zoning requirements without choking off new projects, says Center for Rural Affairs Policy Program Associate Lucas Nelsen. He advises developers to reach out to the community early and take time to listen to and address their concerns.
The Senate Appropriations Committee voted 30-1 Thursday to advance its $38.4 billion fiscal 2018 spending package for the Energy Department, US Army Corps of Engineers and other water and energy programs. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., withdrew a rider to increase wind and solar funding at the Energy Department, but said he will reintroduce it when the measure hits the Senate floor.
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