Infinity Renewables and MJMEUC Sign Power Purchase Agreement

(Santa Barbara, California)  Infinity Renewables entered into a long-term power purchase agreement with the Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission (MJMEUC) to sell wind energy from its Iron Star Wind Project, located in Ford County, Kansas. The wind energy, generated in western Kansas, will be delivered to MJMEUC customers in Missouri via the Grain Belt […]

Negative Prices Still Rare, Mostly Caused by Other Energy Sources

Concerned about negative pricing in electricity markets?  This insightful commentary from AWEA’s Into The Wind Blog provides insight into negative pricing, its cause, and its impacts on ratepayers in ERCOT and other markets. Original content located here:  http://www.aweablog.org/negative-prices-still-rare-mostly-caused-by-other-energy-sources/  Celeste Wanner and Walter Reid contributed to this analysis. Some recent press articles have again fallen into […]

FACT CHECK! Transmission Pays for Itself, Saves Consumers Money

From AWEABlog, by Betsy Beck Studies show that expanding America’s electricity grid to meet 21st century needs more than pays for itself, and can even result in significant consumer savings. Improved transmission planning could save American families and businesses up to $47 billion every year, according to a recent white paper from the Brattle Group. […]

Steelcase Announces New Wind Power Investment

25 Megawatt Power Purchase Agreement Further Diversifies the Furniture Company’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Grand Rapids, Michigan– Steelcase Inc. (NYSE:SCS), the global leader in the office furniture industry, announced a 12-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Apex Clean Energy for 25 megawatts of wind power. Since 2014, Steelcase has invested in renewable energy credits equivalent to 100% of its […]

Invenergy Celebrates Official Opening of Buckeye Wind Energy Center

From Invenergy: Chicago, Illinois – Leading clean energy company Invenergy LLC (“Invenergy”) on Thursday held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its 200 MW Buckeye Wind Energy Center in Ellis County, Kansas. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback joined Invenergy employees, local legislators Sue Boldra, Don Hineman and Ralph Ostmeyer, and several members of the community for the ceremony […]

Vying for the Title: States Across the U.S. Set Wind Output Records

October was a record breaking month for wind energy output. by Michael Goggin.  Originally published at AweaBlog.org Grid operators in Texas (ERCOT) and the Midwest (MISO) spent the past week neck and neck in a race for record wind output, leading to a near photo finish. Texas jumped into first place on October 22, eclipsing […]

Southwest Power Pool Study Misses Low-Cost Options for Meeting Clean Power Plan

by Michael Goggin Originally Published:  http://www.aweablog.org/southwest-power-pool-study-misses-low-cost-options-for-meeting-clean-power-plan/ The Southwest Power Pool released a study today examining the impacts of complying with EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Unfortunately, the study’s results are not realistic as the study arbitrarily limited the region’s options for complying with the Clean Power Plan. If the region had been allowed to fully utilize […]

SPP Board Approves Over $1.7 Billion of Transmission Expansion Projects

Little Rock, Arkansas – In keeping with its 2010 Strategic Plan to build a robust transmission system and develop efficient energy markets, the Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) Board of Directors approved a near-term transmission expansion plan that will result in the construction of $251 million in new transmission projects needed to maintain reliable supplies of electricity […]

KCC Approves New Transmission Line

ITC Great Plains to build new line between Spearville and Hays Topeka, Kansas – The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) today approved ITC Great Plains’ (ITC) application for a permit to construct a 345 kV transmission line extending 89 miles between Spearville and Hays (order attached). “After careful review and consideration of the evidentiary record, public comments, […]