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North American Electric Reliability Corporation released this assessment of the reliability and adequacy of the bulk power system in North America for the next ten years.
This addresses the most important challenges confronting Eltra, the Transmission System Operator in Western Denmark.
This letter was sent to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission in reference to the Goodhue Wind project proposal now known as the New Era Wind Farm. New Era explains that it has initiated discussions to assign its power contracts to a third-party wind project developer and site. It further requests that any further evidentiary procedures with respect to the the project before the PUC be placed on hold. It appears from the letter that the project will be sold or canceled.
This policy of the New Hampshire Audubon Policy on Wind Energy Projects was approved by the Board of Trustees on January 24, 2012.
New York's Public Service Commission's decision to grant Jordanville Wind, LLC a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity Pursuant to Section 68 of the Public Service Law. The PSC ordered Jordonville Wind (Iberdrola) to remove 19 turbines thereby reducing the tower count to 49, due to the adverse impact on areas of historic significance and the scenic quality of the setting. An excerpt of the decision (p. 18 of 35) follows.
The New York State fleet of wind turbines with an installed capacity of 1,634 megawatts, on average across all projects, operated at under 25% annual capacity factor since 2009.
This petition by the New Hampshire House Science, Technology and Energy Committee asks the State's Site Evaluation Committee (SEC) to adopt rules establishing comprehensive procedures and siting criteria for applications for certificates for wind-powered energy facilities. The SEC which is authorized to certificate projects greater than 30 MW must respond to the petition within 30 days.
Front page of the Northern Kittitas County Tribune paper featuring the article entitled "EFSEC bias suspected".