First Reserve acquires Mariah del Norte from Mariah Acquisition

2016-02-16T20:31:25+00:00

First Reserve, has acquired the Mariah del Norte power project from Mariah Acquisition. Upon completion, Mariah del Norte is expected to generate 230 MW of wind power, serving the high-demand ERCOT market in Parmer County, Texas, with a 13-year, fixed price hedge for its power production. The project will also construct and own a 27 [...]

First Reserve acquires Mariah del Norte from Mariah Acquisition2016-02-16T20:31:25+00:00

Strategies for Negotiating with EPC Contractors: Exclusive Remedies and Liquidated Damages

2019-11-07T16:00:23+00:00

Prepared By Alan Cohen.  The EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contracting model frequently is used for renewable energy projects because it establishes a single point of responsibility for issues bearing on time, cost and quality. An EPC contract normally includes detailed performance specifications and guarantees, along with a guaranteed completion date. In the event [...]

Strategies for Negotiating with EPC Contractors: Exclusive Remedies and Liquidated Damages2019-11-07T16:00:23+00:00

Invenergy arranges financing for Texas Rattlesnake Wind project

2015-01-13T21:30:41+00:00

Invenergy Wind says it has arranged debt and tax equity financing for its 207 MW Rattlesnake Wind Energy Center now under construction in West Texas.  Rattlesnake is located about 40 miles southeast of Midland.  The wind project will consist of 118 GE 1.7 wind turbines and should reach commercial operation in the third quarter of [...]

Invenergy arranges financing for Texas Rattlesnake Wind project2015-01-13T21:30:41+00:00

Study will assess shifting transmission costs to wind generators

2014-07-10T14:24:48+00:00

The Public Utility Commission of Texas is poised to study whether wind power generators should pick up some transmission costs now borne mostly by consumers statewide.  Texas is the nation's wind power leader, and PUC Chair Donna Nelson argues it's time to consider whether those generators are paying their fair share. But wind industry officials [...]

Study will assess shifting transmission costs to wind generators2014-07-10T14:24:48+00:00

Largest federal wind farm, to be built in Texas, could save the government millions

2013-08-12T15:33:43+00:00

This week in the Texas Panhandle, workers will break ground on the largest federally owned wind farm in the country, geared to reduce dollars spent on energy by the millions at nearby Pantex, the nation’s only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility.  On secluded land about 17 miles northeast of Amarillo, workers are responding to [...]

Largest federal wind farm, to be built in Texas, could save the government millions2013-08-12T15:33:43+00:00

Invenergy Closes Construction Financing for Goldthwaite Wind Project

2013-07-03T14:38:04+00:00

Invenergy Wind LLC today announced the successful closing of construction financing for its Goldthwaite Wind Project (“Goldthwaite Wind”), which currently is in construction in Mills County, Texas.  Morgan Stanley acted as the Lead Arranger, Administrative Agent, and Issuing Bank for the construction loan.   The project site is located just southeast of the town of Goldthwaite, [...]

Invenergy Closes Construction Financing for Goldthwaite Wind Project2013-07-03T14:38:04+00:00

ALEC-Sponsored Bill To Repeal North Carolina’s Renewable Energy Standard Narrowly Passes Out Of Committee

2016-11-23T15:01:53+00:00

North Carolina is among the growing list of states in which organizations like the Heartland Institute and the American Legislative Council, or ALEC, and Koch-backed Grover Norquist have been lobbying against renewable energy policy, and pushing “model legislation” to undo these standards. House Bill 298, called the “Affordable and Reliable Energy Act,” was introduced by [...]

ALEC-Sponsored Bill To Repeal North Carolina’s Renewable Energy Standard Narrowly Passes Out Of Committee2016-11-23T15:01:53+00:00

Insight Into Wind Energy PTC Implementation Rules Revealed

2013-01-25T15:47:34+00:00

Now that the Production Tax Credit has been extended, many developers are seeking clarification on what the changes to the legislation's language mean for their projects and future development plans. To qualify for the PTC, projects must begin construction - rather than enter operation - by Jan. 1, 2014. The change in language was welcomed [...]

Insight Into Wind Energy PTC Implementation Rules Revealed2013-01-25T15:47:34+00:00