Nestlé Waters North America Signs Renewable Energy Agreement with ENGIE Resources

Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA), together with ENGIE Resources, today announced they have signed a renewable energy agreement through which ENGIE will supply over 50 percent of the energy needed for NWNA’s manufacturing and distribution facilities in Texas. With this agreement, NWNA operations in Travis, McLennan, Dallas, and Harris counties will be supplied by renewable wind energy from the Midway Wind […]

Opinion: Retain Process for Wind Farm Approval Near Bases

Originally published in the San Antonio Express-News on September 16, 2018. https://www.expressnews.com/opinion/commentary/article/Retain-process-for-wind-farm-approval-near-bases-13230906.php By Bishop Garrison and Sarah E. Hunt Americans empower our military leaders, with appropriate oversight, to make the best decisions for the men and women under their command. That’s why it’s troubling to see that lately, some politicians are confused about the technical […]

Corporate Customers Show Up for #AmericanWindWeek

From AWEA Blog, by Hannah Hunt: As we close out #AmericanWindWeek, it’s been thrilling to see towns, communities, local leaders and wind industry workers gather across the country to celebrate wind power. Importantly, Fortune 500 companies and business leaders also showed up. Corporate purchasers of wind voiced their support nationwide, touting the economic and environmental […]

Texas Wind

Guest Editorial by Dr. M. Ray Perryman, President and CEO – The Perryman Group Texas has more capacity to generate electricity from wind than any other state. In fact, Texas’ capacity of 22,799 megawatts is triple that of second-place Oklahoma and is larger than most countries around the world. The Lone Star State also tops […]

Where Can You Find All of the Wind Turbines in the U.S.?

A special announcement from our friends at AWEA. By Hannah Hunt Here at AWEA, we are proud to be called the authoritative source for information on the U.S. wind industry. We focus on providing accurate and timely information, both to our membership and to the general public. Our latest announcement is a continuation of this […]

A Huge New Record in the Southwest Power Pool

By Greg Alvarez (AWEA) The Southwest Power Pool (SPP) just set a huge new wind penetration record: on March 16 a little over 60 percent of the system’s electricity came from wind power. That’s a big deal for a system that provides electricity to customers across 14 states. SPP serves many states right smack in […]

Southwest Power Pool, Mountain West Transmission Group Move Closer to RTO Membership for Western Entities

(Little Rock, Arkansas) On March 13, Southwest Power Pool’s (SPP) board of directors approved the next phase of the continuing effort to integrate the Mountain West Transmission Group into the regional transmission organization’s (RTO) membership. The board’s vote is the culmination of more than a year of negotiations regarding the terms and conditions of Mountain […]

Nike Takes Steps Toward 100% Renewable Energy in North America

Nike announced today that it has signed its second major wind contract with Avangrid Renewables — this time for 86 megawatts of Texas wind power. “This agreement enables us to source 100 percent renewable energy across our owned or operated facilities in North America,” says Hannah Jones, Chief Sustainability Officer and VP of the Innovation […]

Rain, Sleet, or Snow – Wind Works As Part of a Resilient Electric Grid

By Evan Vaughn, from AWEABlog Extreme weather like this week’s plunging temperatures is becoming easier for power grid operators to manage, thanks to an increasingly diverse electricity supply including more low-cost, reliable wind generation. The strength of the U.S. electricity system is on display this week even as “one of the strongest East Coast winter […]

Quote Round-Up: What People are Saying About DOE’s “Grid Resiliency” Proposal

By Greg Alvarez – AWEABlog Somewhat lost amid the tax reform debate, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) continues to debate a new rule proposed by the Department of Energy (DOE). DOE’s resiliency proposal would act as a subsidy for coal and nuclear plants while throwing competitive energy markets into disarray. There has been no […]