Industry News

Spain predicts 40GW milestone by 2030
Source: Windpower Monthly  |  November 17

SPAIN: Spanish wind industry association AEE believes the country can reach 40GW by 2030, supplying roughly 30% of its electricity needs.

Wind projects secure 43.5% in Mexican auction
Source: Windpower Monthly  |  November 17

MEXICO: Wind projects took almost 45% of the successful clean energy capacity in Mexico's latest power auction, with solar taking the remaining 55%, as prices fell to an average of $20.57/MWh.

WPD and EA Technology launch project to open up substation data
Source: Windpower Monthly  |  November 17

UK: Local utility Western Power Distribution (WPD) is working on a project to access data from substations in a bid to help prepare low-voltage networks for more distributed generation and electric vehicle (EV) charging.

TPI opens Danish tech centre
Source: Windpower Monthly  |  November 17

DENMARK: US blade firm TPI Composites will set up a technology centre in Kolding, central Denmark.

Dairyland to Purchase Power from New Wind Farm
Source: CoopLawBlog  |  November 16

Construction is complete on EDP Renewables’ Quilt Block Wind Farm located in Lafayette County, Wisconsin. Dairyland Power Cooperative has entered into a twenty-year agreement to purchase power from this project, and Dairyland estimates that this wind farm can power about 25,000 homes.

Kentucky Solar Farm Is Up and Running
Source: CoopLawBlog  |  November 3

On Wednesday, Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives dedicated Cooperative Solar Farm One, a brand new solar farm spanning 60 acres. The East Kentucky Power Cooperative will run the solar farm, but members of any of Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives have the opportunity to license a solar panel. Members who buy a

USDA Invests $2.5 Billion in Rural Electric Infrastructure
Source: CoopLawBlog  |  November 2

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing approximately $2.5 billion in rural electric infrastructure improvements to help create jobs and support economic development. The funding is to be provided in 27 states through the USDA Rural Development’s Electric Program, the successor to the Rural Electrification Administration.

United Power to Build Colorado’s Largest Battery Storage Facility
Source: CoopLawBlog  |  October 31

United Power, a Touchstone Energy cooperative, has announced plans to build its first commercial-scale energy storage project. At 4 MW, the battery storage system will be the largest in Colorado. The facility is to be developed in collaboration with Chicago-based SoCore Energy, a solar photovoltaic and energy storage developer that focuses