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December 9, 2008

Colorado Study Confirms Low Grid Integration Costs for Wind

A new study released this week once again adds to the body of peer-reviewed literature confirming that the cost of integrating wind energy with the electric grid is quite low.

December 9, 2008

Extra-High-Voltage Line from AEP Would Connect Wind-Rich Dakotas

American Electric Power is evaluating the feasibility of building a multi-state, extra-high-voltage transmission project across the Upper Midwest.

December 2, 2008

Spanish Wind Power Hits Record 43% of Demand

Renewable energy has boomed in recent years in Spain, as the country tries to cut greenhouse gas emissions and reduce its heavy dependence on fuel imports. Spain is also saving large sums of money in the process.

November 11, 2008

Puget Sound Energy Files to Pass on Wind Financial Benefits to Customers

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) wants to reduce its customers' bills thanks to the high performance of wind power on its system.

October 28, 2008

Wind, Other New Generation Creating Crucial Need for Transmission: NERC Report

“We need more transmission resources to maintain reliability and achieve environmental goals,” said Rick Sergel, president and CEO of NERC.

October 7, 2008

CRADA Opportunity for Blade Testing Technologies Deadline Extended

NREL is seeking one more partners to develop testing technologies and equipment for wind turbine blades up to 100 m in length

September 9, 2008

FERC Approves MISO Queue Reforms

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) conditionally approved queue reforms proposed by the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO).

September 9, 2008

ITC Selected for Two Sections of 765-kV Kansas Transmission Project

Transmission company to build two of the three sections that will comprise the 765-kV “Kansas V-Plan” transmission project .

August 19, 2008

AEP, Duke Transmission Joint Venture in Indiana would Link 3,000 MW of Wind

Joint venture to build and operate 240 miles of extra-high-voltage, 765-kV Indiana transmission lines.

May 12, 2008

Wind Energy Could Produce 20 Percent of U.S. Electricity By 2030

The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) today released a first-of-its kind report that examines the technical feasibility of harnessing wind power to provide up to 20 percent of the nation's total electricity needs by 2030.

February 25, 2008

Department of Energy Selects Winner of Wind Cooperative of the Year Award

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced—in partnership with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)—its selection of the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC) of Anchorage, Alaska, as the winner of the 2007 Wind Cooperative of the Year Award.

February 8, 2008

NREL, 3TIER Join To Conduct Wind Integration Study

3TIER, an independent provider of wind, solar and hydro energy assessment and power forecasting, was chosen by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to conduct the largest-scale wind integration study ever undertaken, according to the company.

February 6, 2008

Montana Alberta Tie Receives Final Canadian Approval

Montana Alberta Tie Ltd. (MATL) has received final Canadian approval to build and operate a 346 kilometer, 230 kV alternating current power line from Lethbridge, Alberta, to Great Falls, Montana.


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