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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) announced the recipients of the 2015 CanWEA Awards at the October 7th banquet closing its 31st Annual Conference and Exhibition in Toronto. “Canada is now the world’s seventh largest wind energy market and is consistently in the top 10 for new investment on an annual basis. Our industry’s rapid growth would not be possible without the visionary leaders and dedicated supporters who have worked hard to the benefit of us all,” said CanWEA president Robert Hornung. “Honouring their contributions is one of the highlights of our annual gathering.” Click here for the list of winners.
  • Mortenson Construction has begun construction on the Grande Prairie Wind Project located in Holt County, Nebraska. Owned by BHE Renewables, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, the 400 MW project will be the largest wind energy project in the state’s history. Mortenson’s scope of work will include the erection of 200 Vestas V110 turbines and the engineering, procurement and construction of foundations, access roads, underground collection systems, two substations and a transmission line.
  • Pick My Solar has been chosen as a semifinalist in the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s “One in a Million” pitch competition for startup entrepreneurs. Pick My Solar is the online marketplace for the solar industry, connecting solar customers with solar companies through a competitive bidding platform. The company is among 15 startups from nine states ranging from Oregon to Florida. The semifinalists will travel to the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City during Global Entrepreneurship Week for the chance to become one of five finalists who will compete in a livestreamed event on Nov. 18, 2015.
  • ABS Group has issued its certification of the design basis for Ocean Resource Ltd’s innovative Sea Breeze Gravity ”float-out-and-sink” offshore wind turbine foundation system. ABS Group issued its certification in accordance with the relevant standards, including IEC 61400 and the ABS Guide for Bottom-founded Offshore Wind Turbine Installations published by ABS Group’s parent organization, American Bureau of Shipping.
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