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Hexicon and Atkins form floating partnership
Source: Windpower Monthly  |  February 8

UK: Hexicon, the Sweden-based floating foundation design and engineering firm, has appointed Atkins Renewables as its engineering partner to develop a multi-turbine floating platform.


New England attracts 2.7GW bids for wind
Source: Windpower Monthly  |  February 8

UNITED STATES: A 600MW request for proposals (RFP) for clean energy generation in New England has attracted bids from more than 2.7GW of wind projects, with at least two including storage.


WKN to sell completed French projects to John Laing
Source: Windpower Monthly  |  February 8

GERMANY: WKN, the developer owned by PNE Wind, will sell 50MW of wind projects being developed in France to John Laing Investments, part of the John Laing Group


Seven Fire Extinguishers Were Not Enough
Source: ECT.coop  |  February 8

Journeyman lineman Kyle Weber remembers this about the blaze: Seven fire extinguishers were not enough. Tri-County EC managers Zac Perkins and Lyle Mathis (c) presented five members of the co-op’s operations staff with Power and Hope awards. (Photo By: JuliAnn Graham/TCEC) Weber was riding with apprentice Kyle Osborn and groundman B.J. Appleton


DTE Energy Completes Trio Of Solar Projects
Source: SolarIndustryMag.com  |  February 5

Detroit-based DTE Energy has completed three new solar projects in Avoca, Brownstown and Romulus, Mich., bringing the company’s total number of utility-owned solar arrays in operation to 26. “DTE Energy is proud to be leading Michigan as the state’s largest investor and producer of both wind and solar energy,” says Irene


Senvion Wins 23 MW Supply Contract With RES
Source: North American Windpower  |  February 5

German turbine manufacturer Senvion has signed a contract with RES to supply 11 MM82 wind turbines for the Freasdail Wind Farm, located on the Kintyre Peninsula on the west coast of Scotland. The project will be built east of the A83 at Gartnagrenach and south of Whitehouse in Argyll and Bute.


Great River Energy Announces 2.25-MW Minnesota Solar Project
Source: CoopLawBlog  |  February 5

Great River Energy announced its largest solar project yet with the Dickinson Solar Project (“Project”), a 2.25-MW solar array six miles east of Buffalo, Minnesota.  The Project will serve customers of Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association and responds to members’ interests in more renewable energy as it will replace electricity now


Offshore Project Progress - 5 February
Source: Windpower Monthly  |  February 5

EUROPE: Recent project updates, including Iberdrola's Wikinger project in the German Baltic Sea and Statoil's floating project planned for off the Scottish coast.


Iowa Co-op Extends 24/7 Safety to Families
Source: ECT.coop  |  February 5

Artwork with a safety touch is now adorning the walls of Maquoketa Valley Electric Cooperative. A banner bearing signatures of family and friends of Maquoketa Valley EC workers is hanging in co-op headquarters. (Image courtesy of MVEC Emblazoned with the words “Safety Matters,” the banners bear signatures of family members of the


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CAISO Plans Upgrades To Boost Renewable Energy Management
Source: SolarIndustryMag.com  |  February 5

Duke Energy Renewable Services To Maintain Seven Michigan Wind Projects
Source: North American Windpower  |  February 5

Senvion Wins 23 MW Supply Contract With RES
Source: North American Windpower  |  February 5

Vestas Secures 36 MW Wind Order In Ireland
Source: North American Windpower  |  February 5

Hawaiian Co-Op Hits 90% Renewable Energy Milestone
Source: SolarIndustryMag.com  |  February 5

Calif. ISO’s System Upgrades To Improve Renewable Energy Management
Source: North American Windpower  |  February 5

Morocco Inaugurates First Phase Of Huge CSP Project
Source: SolarIndustryMag.com  |  February 5

Duke Energy Renewable Services To Maintain Seven Michigan Wind Projects
Source: North American Windpower  |  February 5

Vestas Secures 36 MW Wind Order In Ireland
Source: North American Windpower  |  February 5

Calif. ISO’s System Upgrades To Improve Renewable Energy Management
Source: North American Windpower  |  February 5

Craighead EC Staffers Take the Polar Bear Plunge
Source: ECT.coop  |  February 4

Merger in Yellowstone
Source: CoopLawBlog  |  February 4

Energy Department Invests in Clean Energy at Federal Facilities
Source: EERE Network News  |  February 3

NASA, NOAA Find 2014 Warmest Year in Modern Record
Source: EERE Network News  |  February 3

3 Reasons Why Advanced Manufacturing Institutes Matter
Source: EERE Network News  |  February 3

Teaming Up to Apply Advanced Manufacturing Methods to Wind Turbine Production
Source: EERE Network News  |  February 3

Electric Coops Ask Supreme Court to Block Clean Power Plan
Source: CoopLawBlog  |  February 2

Mississippi PSC Rejects Coop Associations’ Request to Reconsider Net-Metering Rule
Source: CoopLawBlog  |  February 1

Colo. Co-ops Spring for Coffee, Chat with Members
Source: ECT.coop  |  January 29