Energy

Between pipeline construction for oil and natural gas, wind farms, solar energyadvancements and more, renewable energy is no doubt a hot-button issue across the country. Construction Equipment Guide's newsletter surrounding energy will provide you with everything you need to know about energy sources.


RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) The largest electric provider in New Mexico has unveiled its latest solar array, a 50-megawatt facility that was built to power Facebook's Los Lunas Data Center with renewable energy. A virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Oct.

Longroad Energy Holdings announced the financial close and commencement of construction of the Prospero 2 Solar Project, a 331-MWDC project located in Andrews County. Longroad will continue to own the $320 million project, which is expected to come online in the second quarter of 2021.

Enel Green Power has started operations at the 245-MW second phase of its Roadrunner solar plant in Upton County, Texas. The first 252-MW phase was completed last last year. The overall 497-MW project is the largest operational solar farm in Texas and the company's largest in the United States.

A Utah municipal power association is expecting an influx of $1.4 billion in federal funds for the modular reactor plant it is looking to build in Idaho, but association members are still deciding whether to go forward with the 720-MW project and the completion date has recently slipped, officials said.

A Utah municipal power association is expecting an influx of $1.4 billion in federal funds for the modular reactor plant it is looking to build in Idaho, but association members are still deciding whether to go forward with the 720-MW project and the completion date has recently slipped, officials said.

As American Wind Week 2020 kicked off with a tribute to the wind industry workforce the week of Aug. 9, the outlook for the renewable energy sector as a whole is strong. A multitude of both wind and solar projects as well as retooling plans launched this summer across the country have buoyed the heavy machinery industry, creating both temporary and ongoing construction jobs.

8minute Solar Energy and Duke Energy Renewables announced that the 280-MWDC Holstein solar project in Nolan County, Texas, has begun commercial operation. Holstein is 8minute's first solar project to come online in Texas, marking a significant milestone as the company expands its operational footprint outside of California.

Work will begin in July on an $84 million, 58-megawatt natural gas-fired plant near Huron, S.D. This flexible-capacity resource will provide energy as needed 24/7 for NorthWestern Energy's South Dakota customers. Reciprocating internal combustion engine technology will replace the existing natural gas/diesel fuel-fired combustion turbines at the Huron Generating Station.

New Jersey wants to be known for more than just its shores and casinos. It aims to be the hub of the nation's nascent offshore wind energy industry. On June 16, Gov. Phil Murphy (D) announced the construction of what he calls the country's first port dedicated to constructing the colossal turbines that may one day dot the East Coast horizon as Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states rush to build more renewable energy.

A U.S. subsidiary of Denmark's largest energy company is proposing a 60-turbine, $295 million wind farm in Bee County. Ørsted plans to begin construction on the Helena Wind project in March 2021, to be completed in second quarter 2022, according to a tax abatement request it submitted to the Bee County Commissioners Court on Feb.

Work is under way on the foundation for a $1.6 billion, 1,850-megawatt, natural gas-fired energy generation facility in southern Guernsey County, Ohio, the heart of the state's Utica and Marcellus Shale gas development area. But first, the crew must finish sealing acres of cavities left behind by the previous property owner.