Wind

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.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) Power Company of Wyoming has moved a step closer to clearing a final environmental requirement for its massive Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project in Carbon County. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the Bureau of Land Management recently released the third environmental assessment of the wind farm for public comment.

Xcel Energy announced Aug. 28 that construction on the 522-megawatt Sagamore Wind Project in Roosevelt County will commence in the fourth quarter. Once completed, it will provide enough clean, affordable electricity to power close to 194,000 typical homes annually, driving millions of dollars in economic benefits to the eastern part of the state.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) A request has been approved to extend the construction schedule of Wyoming's largest wind farm project. The Casper Star-Tribune reported Carbon County commissioners on July 2 OK'd the new schedule for the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project as it works through federal, state and county permits, as well as environmental requirements.

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Inc. ("IEA" or the "Company"), a leading infrastructure construction company with specialized energy and heavy civil expertise, announced two new wind energy project awards valued at approximately $150 million. One award is for construction of the Las Majadas Wind Farm in Willacy County, southern Texas.

A Liebherr LG 1750 provided the primary lifting power for Trand Inc. during a nearly two-week long project in May. The company provided crane services for a main shaft exchange on a wind turbine with a nearly 400-ft. (122 m) hub height in the Lubbock, Texas, area.

BOSTON (AP) Massachusetts officials are recommending the state double its commitment to offshore wind projects as part of an ongoing effort to transition the state toward more renewable energy sources. A report by the Department of Energy Resources calls for the state to move forward with an additional procurement of up to 1,600 MW of offshore wind capacity, or enough to power up to 1 million homes.

Rocky Mountain Power, local leaders and community members kicked off construction efforts on Energy Vision 2020 during a groundbreaking in Carbon County. The project includes three new Wyoming wind farms that will provide a total 1,150 MW of new wind, which represents a nearly 60 percent expansion of PacifiCorp's current owned and contracted wind fleet, as well as a 140-mi.

E.ON announced the Cranell Windfarm, a 220 megawatt project, located in Refugio County, Texas, is under construction and it expects to commission the project before the end of 2019. "We're excited to announce another one of the projects in our Texas coastal pipeline is under construction and will be brought online this year," said Silvia Ortin, COO North America.

Tenaska has received commercial financing of $302 million to support its Clear Creek Energy Center being constructed in Nodaway County, Mo. Danish wind energy company Vestas is providing 111 wind turbines and maintenance services for the 242 mW Tenaska Clear Creek wind-power electric generation project.