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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFMidAmerican Energy recently reached an agreement with Highland Wind Energy LLC, an Invenergy Wind LLC company, for the acquisition of the approximate 500MW Highland wind project site in O’Brien County. Agreements also were reached with EDF Renewable Energy for the acquisition of the approximate 250MW Lundgren wind project site in Webster County, and with two RPM Access LLC companies for the acquisitions of the approximate 138.6MW Wellsburg wind project site in Grundy County and the approximate 117MW Macksburg wind project site in Madison County. In addition, MidAmerican Energy’s existing Vienna wind farm, constructed in 2012, is being expanded by 44.6MW in Marshall County (Vienna II wind project). MidAmerican Energy has selected Siemens Energy as the turbine supplier for all project sites. All of the blades for the expansion will be manufactured at Siemens’ Fort Madison, Iowa, facility, while the nacelles will be manufactured at Siemens’ Hutchinson, Kan., facility. Siemens will provide turbines utilizing technology from its 2.3MW, G2 platform for all five projects. The contract also includes a service, maintenance, and warranty agreement.
  • Pattern Energy Group has announced that it has erected the first wind turbine at its El Arrayan wind project, a 115 megawatt (MW) project located on the coast of Chile, near Ovalle. Pattern also announced it has passed the mid-point of overall construction at South Kent Wind, its 270 MW project in the municipality of Chatham-Kent in southern Ontario and has erected 50 turbines on the site.
  • Huaneng Power International, Inc. has announced that Guizhou Pan County Jiaoziding Wind Farm Project and Dapanshan Wind Farm Project (each of which is wholly-owned by the Company) had recently obtained the approvals from the Energy Bureau of the Guizhou Province. Jiaoziding Wind Farm Project has a planned installed capacity of 48MW and Dapanshan Wind Farm Project has a planned installed capacity of 48MW.
  • Goldpoly New Energy Holdings Limited has announced that it entered into a framework agreement with China National Petroleum Corporation’s subsidiary Kunlun Trust Co., Ltd. for joint acquisition of 500MW of solar power plants. According to the agreement, Goldpoly and Kunlun Trust will jointly invest and acquire the entire equity interest of approximate 500 MW on-grid solar power plants projects in Xinjiang, Gansu and Inner Mongolia etc, during the period from 2013 to 2015.
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