Vermont Sets New Noise Rules for Wind Turbines

How loud is too loud? Vermont's Public Utilities Commission has adopted new regulations that limit turbine noise levels during the day and at night. One expert said new technology will be needed to allow turbines to operate at full capacity and still meet the nighttime cap. View full post on Wind Power News

Earthquake hits EDC’s nine-month profit

ENERGY Development Corp. , the country's largest geothermal and wind energy company, yesterday said consolidated recurring net income attributable to equity holders of the parent fell 6.5 percent to P6.6 billion for the first nine months of 2017, from P7 billion in the same period last year. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, […]

Texas wind energy projects worth about $11 billion threatened by U.S. House tax vote Thursday

The wind energy industry is warning that $10.9 billion worth of Texas projects could be threatened by a U.S. House vote Thursday. The House is scheduled to decide on tax reform that includes retroactively slashing the wind energy production tax credit. View full post on Wind Power News

Cancelled Site C project could require 10% rate hike to cover costs

The B.C. NDP government confirmed last week that the cost of cancelling and remediating the Site C dam could require a 10-per-cent rate hike, if costs are amortized over 10 years. And it still might need to find or save additional sources of power to meet peak demand. View full post on Wind Power News

As Wind Power Sector Grows, Turbine Makers Feel the Squeeze

Vestas Wind Systems and Siemens Gamesa are giants of the wind-power industry, building mammoth turbines that rise high into the air and power more and more homes. But disappointing earnings reports from the two companies last week indicated that even they are struggling to adapt to a fast-changing sector. View full post on Wind Power […]

Puget Sound Energy Adopts Primus Power Battery Storage System

Today Primus Power , a leader in stationary energy storage systems, and Puget Sound Energy , Washington state's largest utility, announced the installation of a stationary energy storage system at one of its renewable generation facilities. The flow battery system, a Primus EnergyPodA 2, was installed in September 2017. View full post on Wind Power […]

The Energy 202: With Chris Christie gone, wind energy may pick up speed in New Jersey

Phil Murphy exits the polling booth with his youngest son Sam, after voting at the Fairview School on Tuesday, in Middletown, N.J. For years, New Jersey's blustery Republican governor, Chris Christie, has slowed efforts to cultivate wind farms off the state's coast, wind developers say. In 2010, during his first term, Christie signed a landmark […]

Southwestern Missouri utility seeks to retire coal plant early as it adds wind generation

The Empire District Electric Company, based in southwest Missouri, announced plans to retire its coal-fired Asbury Power Plant more than a decade ahead of schedule, in favor of cheaper wind power. Other utilities may pursue similar actions, depending on how the state Public Service Commission allows Empire to proceed. View full post on Wind Power […]

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No one satisfied with new Vermont wind power sound rules

In this July 21, 2005, file photo, wind turbines generate power at the Searsburg Wind Power Facility in Searsburg, Vt. An effort by Vermont utility regulators to settle the long-standing, contentious issue of how much noise neighbors of industrial wind projects should be subject to ended up upsetting both proponents of wind power and those […]