Melka said company officials are still trying to determine what the one year extension means. He said in the past to qualify for the federal credit there had to be five percent of the total project costs spent.
Zahn said wind energy proponents understand the subsidy will be discontinued. He said the subsidies will eventually go away for all fuel sources.
E.ON AG, Germany's largest utility, said its 207-megawatt Roedsand-2 offshore wind park in Denmark was operating at 130 megawatts capacity today because of ice on the turbines.
"Stopped turbines must be restarted at site which cannot be done at present weather conditions."
Energy giants E.ON UK have denied claims they are having problems with the construction of the Robin Rigg windfarm.
Rumours in recent weeks have suggested they were having difficulty installing the foundations for the turbines in the Solway Firth due to the amount of sand. ...Developers hope it will be completed next year and it should produce 180MW of electrical generation.
E.ON is planning to build a large offshore wind farm in the North Sea. This was announced by the company today at the 5th Maritime Conference of the German Environment Ministry in Hamburg. The wind farm will be built roughly 40 kilometers (approx. 25 miles) to the northwest of the East Frisian island of Juist. To this end, E.ON has now taken over the Offshore Wind Park Delta North Sea project from the Enova Group. The sea area selected has already been designated as particularly suitable for this purpose by the Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH – German Federal Agency of Maritime Shipping and Hydrography).
E.ON UK - the UK arm of the German utility giant - is to open an exhibition at Penrith, northwest England, detailing its plans for a five-turbine strong windfarm in the local area......Meanwhile, increasingly stringent planning laws, and often-fierce lobbying from local residents, has stymied the construction of onshore farms.
"We're going to basically get going on the permitting process," Colbeck said. "We wouldn't be spending the money if we didn't think we could get it approved." ...E.On, a German-owned company, purchased the North American division of the Irish-run Airtricity in October 2007. ...The turbines are expected to cover a large swath of ground in the town, Colbeck said, with some turbines in the north and some in the south.
While E.On is moving forward, Hartsville town Supervisor Steve Dombert is looking forward to what the townspeople will see in terms of compensation for the project's impact on the town of around 500 residents.
Energy giant E.ON was rapped by watchdogs over misleading adverts for a windfarm planned for the region.
The Advertising Standards Authority upheld two complaints against E.ON Climate and Renewables UK ... the first being E.ON used images of turbines in its press adverts that were around half the height of the eight proposed. ...Mr Wakeling's second complaint related to a photomontage in a brochure showing views of its scheme around 7km away. He argued there are communities nearer the wind farm location to whom the turbines will be more visually intrusive.
Through what is commonly known as “tax equity financing,” Bank of America Merrill Lynch will provide the $150 million up front and will be reimbursed through federal production tax credits (PTCs) that the 150-megawatt wind farm receives.
EON AG agreed to sell a 50 percent stake in three U.S. wind farms to Danish pension fund PensionDanmark as Germany's biggest utility seeks to free up capital. ..."The return is very similar to what we can get on listed equities, though with a very limited downside risk," thanks to fixed prices negotiated on the power generated by the turbines over the next 15 years."
E. ON Climate and Renewables - the firm wanting to build wind turbines in Hartsville - still wants to work out a project.
Robert Trotta, a vice-president for the firm, said at Monday night's board meeting the company is still interested.
"As previously stated, we're having trouble finding ways to make the project viable under that new law," Trotta said.
The acquisition will help E.ON, Germany's largest utility, increase its worldwide installed wind power capacity to 850 MW from around 640 MW, thus making the company one of the largest wind farm operators in the world. Also, the total capacity of the wind power projects being developed will grow to 4.6 GW from 2.6 GW.
E.ON AG plans to build wind farms with a total power generating capacity of 700 MW by 2010, chief executive Wulf Bernotat told Die Welt.
As a result, Germany 'will take the lead in the field of offshore wind power generation,' he said.
E.ON will set up the wind farms in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, he added.
E.ON (nyse: EON - news - people ) AG said it is planning to build a wind park off the coast of Yorkshire, where about 80 turbines will generate up to 300 MW of energy.
E.On UK said it intends to submit an application for planning permission to put the grid connection to the proposed Denshaw Moor Wind Farm underground.
The move has been taken to ensure that the visual impact of the proposed wind farm is minimised, although the decision will cost E.On more money as it is more expensive to underground wires, the company said.
E.ON UK, the company that runs Powergen, has today (JULY 4) revealed the location for a new power station and two new wind farms - family theme park LEGOLAND(R) Windsor.
Consumers face years of rising gas and electricity bills as the UK heads towards an energy crunch, according to the chief executive of one of Britain's biggest power companies.
Paul Golby, of E.ON UK, said it was time for the industry and Government to come clean about the extent of the UK's energy needs - and what it will mean for domestic prices. ...Mr Golby, who was launching E.ON's energy manifesto, said his call for an "honest debate" about Britain's energy future must include a recognition that new coal-fired generation "will play a significant role in restraining prices".
He said: "Without coal, bridging the energy gap will mean allowing gas to dominate our energy mix and a second "dash for gas" is something we need to avoid." But new power stations must include carbon capture and storage technology.
E.ON UK, the British arm of German power giant E.ON, has applied to Sedgefield Borough Council for permission to build its proposed GBP26 million Butterwick Moor wind farm.
E.ON UK's plans to build a GBP40 million wind farm in Midlothian, Scotland, are reportedly under threat after councilors in the region approved plans to crack down on the proposed number and size of the turbines, according to the Edinburgh Evening News. Meanwhile, as reported in the Yorkshire Post, the utility is holding a public meeting to try to counter adverse public opinion threatening its wind farm plans for Blackstone Edge, Penistone.
According to the Edinburgh Evening News, the UK subsidiary of German utility E.ON was planning to build 18 wind turbines in Midlothian, each with a maximum height of 102 meters. Public outcry ensued, however, as the proposed site is the Auchencorth Moss beauty spot near Penicuik.
The regional publication commented that, although the site would have generated enough power for 22,000 homes, 2,337 objections had been voiced, prompting the Midlothian Council and Scottish National Heritage to interject and commission a study on the impact the wind farm would have on the area.
German energy group E.ON and Danish utility Dong Energy have agreed to acquire Royal Dutch Shell's 33 percent stake in the 1,000-megawatt wind farm project in Britain, known as London Array, for an undisclosed sum.
The pair, each owning a one-third stake in the project currently, are to become 50-50 partners in London Array which, once finished, could supply electricity to over 750,000 homes. ...Both E.ON and Shell declined to provide the financial terms of the transaction.
Could there be a lawsuit in the tea leaves over a proposed wind law in Hartsville?
For the second meeting in a row, discussions at Wednesday night's town board meeting focused on a newly-unveiled wind regulatory law. And again, discussions of legal action by those benefiting from the project have been discussed.
This time, the reference came from the developer.
According to Jackie Murray, an attorney for German-owned E.ON Climate and Renewables - the company planning to build around 51 megawatts worth of industrial wind turbines in the town - a proposed law would block wind development because of overly-strict guidelines in the legislation, and could cause problems for the town.