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2010-05-25 08:00:00

DALLAS, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A study by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) confirms that measurements taken by Second Wind's Triton wind profiler system of wind speed and direction correlated well to meteorological (met) tower-based measurements. "The Triton measurements correlated well with the met tower measurements during the six months we studied," said NREL Principal Scientist Dennis Elliott. "We see Triton as a valid stand-alone...

2010-05-24 06:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) is leveraging its interests in five of its commercial wind farms to finance continued investments in renewable power. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040414/DUKEENERGYLOGO ) Duke Energy Generation Services (DEGS), a Duke Energy Commercial Businesses unit that owns and develops renewable power assets, financed a portfolio of wind farms through an affiliate, Green Frontier Windpower Holdings LLC, that...

2010-05-24 05:15:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Iowa's leadership in wind energy continues to gain momentum as the state looks to ramp up efforts to export wind energy beyond its state lines - all while moving toward exceeding national goals of the amount of energy produced from wind. With 14 percent of Iowa's in-state energy produced by wind, the state is looking to make significant strides in transmission infrastructure policy as the industry matures in the United States. As a result of Iowa's...

2010-05-18 11:27:00

ORLANDO, Fla., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Energy recently secured an order for its single largest U.S. wind turbine project. Puget Sound Energy, Washington state's oldest, local energy utility, has ordered 149 wind turbines rated at 2.3 megawatts (MW) each for Phase I of the Lower Snake River Wind Project in Washington state's Garfield County. With an installed capacity of 343 MW, the wind power facility is expected to provide clean power for more than 100,000 homes. PSE has an option...

2010-05-18 08:00:00

BOSTON, May 18 /PRNewswire/ --Executive and entrepreneur Per Suneby has joined the Second Wind board of directors, bringing more than 30 years of experience in technology, renewable energy and venture capital to the company, Second Wind announced today. Second Wind develops advanced wind measurement technology used worldwide by wind farm owners, developers, and consultants to understand and improve the financial performance of wind projects. Suneby said he was drawn to Second Wind's 30...

2010-05-17 09:33:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern) today announced it has secured a total of more than $800 million in equity funding from investment funds controlled by Riverstone Holdings LLC, Pattern management and select employees. More than $400 million of the financing was raised this week with the balance raised previously. The fundraising will be used primarily to finance the expansion of Pattern's development, construction and operating pipeline of wind and...

2010-05-13 14:00:00

BOZEMAN, Mont., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Grasslands Renewable Energy today announced a major milestone in the development of its Montana based Wind Spirit Project. Grasslands has executed letters of intent, which include initial financial contributions, with ten wind energy developers from across Montana and the Northern Plains to join its Wind Spirit Project. These ten developers account for over 3,000 MW of clean, renewable wind energy that will be aggregated, firmed and delivered to...

2010-04-27 13:30:00

FORT MADISON, Iowa, April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, Siemens hosted the President of the United States, Barack Obama, for a tour and visit to its recently expanded 600,000 sq. ft. wind turbine blade facility at Fort Madison, Iowa. The President of the United States toured the facility - seeing a blade for a 2.3 MW wind turbine in the process of manufacturing. He then addressed an audience of 300 employees, visitors and local representatives highlighting the Fort Madison plant as...

2010-03-22 13:36:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern) and Manitoba Hydro-Electric Board (Manitoba Hydro) today jointly announced that the two companies have entered into a 27-year power purchase agreement for the sale of energy produced by St. Joseph Windfarm Inc., a 138-megawatt (MW) wind project currently under construction and located in the southern Manitoba community of St. Joseph. "We are very proud to be in partnership with Manitoba Hydro and pleased to...

2010-03-17 07:55:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern) today announced it has acquired the 283 megawatt (MW) Gulf Wind project (Gulf Wind) from Babcock & Brown. Gulf Wind includes 118 wind turbines and generates 283 MW of energy, the power equivalent to the annual energy usage of approximately 80,000 Texas homes. Gulf Wind is strategically located on the Gulf Coast in Kenedy County, Texas, where favorable wind conditions allow the project to maximize energy...