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Entries in Wind (12)

Thursday
Mar232017

Xcel announces $1.6 billion investment in wind energy from South Plains, New Mexico

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

March 23, 2017

AMARILLO — Xcel Energy on Tuesday filed to build two new wind energy developments, as well as entering a long-term contract with two existing sites on the South Plains and Eastern New Mexico, adding 1,230 megawatts — enough energy to power 440,000 homes — to its regional system.

The new investment in wind energy comes at a cost of $1.6 billion.

The company plans to build the Sagamore Wind Project in Roosevelt County, New Mexico, by 2020 and the Hale Wind Project in Hale County, south of Plainview, by 2019. Two prospective wind fields in Cochran County and Crosby County near Lubbock, owned by NextEra Energy Resources and known collectively as Bonita Wind Project, will generate an additional 230 megawatts from 2019 to 2049.

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Thursday
Mar232017

Xcel Energy to invest billions in new wind farms in Colorado, elsewhere

Denver Business Journal

March 23, 2017

Xcel Energy Inc. is making a multibillion-dollar investment in wind power across seven states, from Minnesota to New Mexico — and using Colorado-made turbines from Vestas Wind Systems for a large chunk of it.

The Minneapolis-based company (NYSE: XEL) is proposing to build or buy power from 11 new wind farms in the seven states that would generate up to 3,380 megawatts worth of renewable energy — enough to meet the power demand of about 1,014,000 homes.

The company expects to spend between $3.5 billion and $4.4 billion on the wind farms, if all the projects are approved by regulators, according to a spokeswoman.

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Monday
Oct142013

$7 Billion CREZ Project Nears Finish, Aiding Wind Power

Once finished, the build-out will stretch nearly 3,600 miles and will be able to send 18,500 megawatts of wind power across the state. That’s about 50 percent more capacity than is currently installed in Texas — the country’s leader in wind energy production — and more than three times as much as any other state.

Click here for complete article > Texas Tribune

October 14, 2013

photo by: Axel GerdauWith little fanfare, Texas is just weeks away from wrapping up a nearly $7 billion effort to add vast amounts of wind power to its energy grid.

By the end of December, developers expect to flip the switch on the final electrical transmission projects built under the state’s Competitive Renewable Energy Zone, or CREZ, initiative — the years long effort to connect windy, largely secluded West Texas to growing cities that demand more power…

Thursday
Sep052013

Lavard's study conclusion – the cost of wind power has come down by more than 50% in the past four years

Lazard’s Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis – Version 7.0

 

August 16, 2013

During an extended period of change and volatility, Lazard has remained focused on the evolution of Alternative Energy and its convergence with the conventional Power & Utility Industry (as well as other industries). In that regard, we have always believed that an essential question is how the current and projected costs of various Alternative Energy generation technologies compare to conventional generation technologies.

Reflecting Lazard’s approach to long-term thought leadership, commitment to the sectors in which we participate, and focus on intellectual differentiation, we have been publishing this study since 2008, and it is now in its seventh iteration.

Cover Letter

Complete Study

Sunday
Jul072013

Energy Perspectives: A Pragmatic Energy Policy

In states like Oklahoma, pragmatic efforts are making this possible. Oklahomans are accessing new energy supplies with the help of new technologies and tools that enable optimization of the energy system and facilitate the production of clean, affordable, abundant, reliable, and sustainable energy. We are working to improve our energy system to create jobs and grow our local economy. This begins with leveraging our unique human and natural resources at home and looking for ways to capitalize on our regional strengths.

Click here for complete essay > Western Governors’ Association

June 28, 2013

An essay by Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin from Energy Perspectives, a publication of Western Governors’ Association.

Sunday
Jul072013

Energy Perspectives: Montana’s Energy Diversity a Regional Asset

Montanans expect that we will protect our environment, outdoor heritage, communities and agricultural producers. That’s why my administration is committed to maintaining sustainable and responsible development of our energy resources for a net benefit to the state and its citizens. The state must promote energy development to foster growth in this important economic sector and put Montanans to work, and we can do it in a way that will protect those things we love about living here.

Click here for complete essay > Western Governors’ Association

June 28, 2013

An essay by Montana Governor Steve Bullock from Energy Perspectives, a publication of Western Governors’ Association.

Sunday
Jul072013

Energy Perspectives: The Role of Wind Energy

As the heart of America’s “breadbasket”, we are famous for our production of agricultural goods, such as wheat, corn, and soybeans. A lesser known fact is that Kansas also has played a key role in providing the energy resources necessary to power our regional and national economy. We are a strong example of a state that embraces a true “all of the above” approach to energy policy. From traditional sources of energy such as oil and natural gas to more modern technology such as nuclear, Kansans have benefited greatly from reliable and affordable energy. We also have served as leaders in the next generation of energy development, producing renewable energy resources such as ethanol, methane and wind. And we are just getting started.

Click here for complete essay > Western Governors' Association

June 28, 2013

An essay by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback from Energy Perspectives, a publication of Western Governors Association.

Saturday
Jun292013

The State of Energy in the West: A Comprehensive Survey of the Vast Energy Resources in the West

Western Governors’ Association (WGA) created The State of Energy in the West, a comprehensive survey of the vast energy resources in the West, from coal to solar energy, wind power to petroleum.

Click here for complete survey > Western Governors’ Association

June 28, 2013

Western energy resources are vast and diverse. To inform the development and implementation of the 10-Year Energy Vision, this report provides a factual account of energy resources and issues in the West. The central feature is a thorough overview of energy resource reserves and extraction, the infrastructure used to transport electricity and energy commodities, and the utilization of energy resources and technologies in the region. The book also discusses the importance of energy literacy and the potential of several promising energy technologies currently on the horizon.