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PSC sets hearings for proposed wind farm in Stark County

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Public Service Commission has slated public hearings on a proposed wind farm and associated electric transmission line in Stark County. The PSC has set the meetings for March 2 in Dickinson. Brady Wind LLC has submitted applications for project that includes 87 wind turbines and a 19-mile transmission line south of Dickinson. The company ...

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Federal officials want more study of North Dakota wind farm

BISMARCK, N.D. — The federal Fish and Wildlife Service says more study is needed on how a $175 million wind farm in north-central North Dakota could impact bald eagles. North Dakota Public Service Commission members signaled approval Tuesday on the 59-tubine, 100 megawatt wind farm proposed near the town of Rolette. The federal Fish and Wildlife Service says there are ...

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Neighbors on the fence about wind farm project

CRESTON — The irony of wind farm construction: Obviously you want your wind farm location to be windy; however, you can’t erect a turbine with high winds blowing. Not that Bluestem Energy Solutions project manager Adam Herink seemed worried. Herink said the biggest lag in construction was waiting for all necessary equipment, which has now arrived — towers from Michigan, ...

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ND regulators approve transfer of wind project to Xcel

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota regulators approved the ownership transfer Monday of an unfinished $300 million wind farm project in the southeastern part of the state to a Minneapolis utility. The Public Service Commission approved the transfer of the Courtenay Wind Farm near Jamestown from Edina, Minnesota-based Geronimo Energy to Xcel Energy. The three-member panel approved the 100-turbine project for ...

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Giant crane arrives off Block Island to install first foundation for offshore wind farm

The most obvious sign that Deepwater Wind is about to start installing the nation’s first offshore wind farm appeared in the Atlantic Ocean waters near Block Island on Saturday. It’s hard to miss, coming in the form of the 300-foot-long Weeks 533, the largest water-borne revolving crane on the East Coast. In the 1960s and ’70s, the floating crane was ...

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Xcel Energy agrees to buy N.D. wind farm project

Xcel Energy Inc. is buying another large wind farm. The nation’s most windpower-reliant utility said it will invest $300 million to purchase and complete a North Dakota wind farm under development by Edina-based Geronimo Energy. The deal, announced to investors and regulators on Thursday, salvages a project that might otherwise not be built because no wind energy company had stepped ...

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Wyoming-to-California lines for wind power clear hurdle

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A planned 730-mile power line project to export Wyoming wind power to southern California has passed a significant regulatory milestone with the release of a federal environmental study. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Friday opened a 30-day period in which it will accept any protests against land-use changes for the TransWest Express project in the ...

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Offshore wind energy sector off to slow start in US

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — When the Obama administration cleared the way five years ago for the nation’s first offshore wind farm to be built, advocates hoped it was the start of a new way of generating power along the East Coast. That project, Cape Wind’s wind farm off of Cape Cod, has stalled. And construction has only just begun for another, ...

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LePage aims to cut prices, transform Maine’s energy future

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine became the regional wind power leader under Democratic Gov. John Baldacci, but change is in the air as Gov. Paul LePage makes an aggressive push away from his predecessor’s renewable energy policies. The outspoken Republican, who says wind power is too expensive, is looking to hydropower from Canada and natural gas to bring down electricity prices ...

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