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Southern Power Snares 109-Turbine S. Dakota Wind Farm (M&A)
Southern Power, Invenergy
Date: 2021-03-29
Atlanta-based energy wholesaler Southern Power is reporting the acquisition of its 14th and largest wind project to date -- the 300-MW Deuel Harvest Wind Farm in Deuel County, South Dakota -- from Invenergy. The 109-turbine Deuel Harvest facility was developed by Invenergy and came online Feb. 23, 2021.

The electricity and associated renewable energy credits (RECs) generated by the facility are being sold under two separate power purchase agreements -- a 25-year agreement with Great River Energy, expected to commence January 2023, and a 15-year agreement with Xcel Energy, expected to commence in October 2021. Southern Power will be the majority owner. Invenergy will retain a minority ownership position, and Invenergy Services will operate and maintain the facility.

With the addition of Deuel Harvest, Southern Power's wind portfolio consists of more than 2,533 MW of wind generation. Southern Power's wind facilities are a part of the company's 4,928-MW renewable fleet, which consists of 43 solar and wind facilities operating or under construction. Southern Power and its subsidiaries own or operate 54 facilities operating or under development in 14 states with more than 12,498 MW of generating capacity in Alabama, California, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maine, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and West Virginia. Southern Power is aiming for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. (Source: Southern Power, PR, 29 Mar., 2021) Contact: Southern Power, www.southerncompany.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Southern Power news,  Invenergy news,  Wind news,  


Invenergy Nails Okla. Wind Farm Construction Financing (Ind. Report)
Invenergy
Date: 2021-03-26
More Invenergy, a privately held global developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions, reports it has completed construction financing for the 999 MW Traverse Wind Energy Center in Custer, Blaine, and Kingfisher Counties, Oklahoma.

Traverse is the largest of three wind energy projects being developed by Invenergy as part of the 1,485 MW North Central Wind Energy Facilities. The other two projects -- the 287 MW Maverick Wind Energy Center in Major, Garfield and Kingfisher Counties and the 199 MW Sundance Wind Energy Center in Woods and Major Counties -- both achieved financial close in December 2020.

All three projects are currently under construction. American Electric Power (AEP) will assume ownership of the three wind farms upon the start of commercial operations to serve customers of subsidiaries Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) and Public Service Co. of Oklahoma (PSO). Sundance is expected to begin commercial operations this spring, Maverick later this year and Traverse in early 2022. (Source: Invenergy, Website, PR, 24 Mar., 2021) Contact: Invenergy LLC, Meghan Schultz, VP Finance and Capital Markets, Ryan Van Portfliet, Renewable Energy Development, Michael Mulcahey, Business Development Manager, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Invenergy,  Wind,  


WEC Energy Taking 90 pct Stake in Jayhawk Wind Farm (M&A)
WEC Energy, Apex Clean Energy
Date: 2021-03-03
Milwaukee-headquartered WEC Energy Group reports it has agreed to a $302 million acquisition of a 90 pct ownership stake in the 70-turbine, 190-MW Jayhawk Wind Farm, to be built in Bourbon and Crawford counties, Kansas -- subject to regulatory approvals.

Invenergy will take the remaining 10 pct ownership interest and will operate the facility which is being developed by Charlottesville, Virginia-based Apex Clean Energy. The project is expected to begin commercial operation before the year end.

WEC Energy Group, with $37 billion in assets, serves 4.6 million customers in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota through its principal utilities: We Energies, Wisconsin Public Service, Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas, Michigan Gas Utilities, Minnesota Energy Resources and Upper Michigan Energy Resources. Another major subsidiary, We Power, designs, builds and owns electric generating plants. In addition, WEC Infrastructure LLC owns a growing fleet of renewable generation facilities in the Midwest. (Source: WEC Energy Group, PR, 1 Mar., 2021) Contact: WEC Energy Group, www.wecenergygroup.com; Apex Clean Energy, www.apexcleanenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News WEC Energy,  Invenergy,  Apex Clean Energy,  Wind ,  


Invenergy Closes Financing for First Phase of America's Largest Solar Project (Ind. Report)
Invenergy
Date: 2021-01-22
Chicago-headquartered Invenergy, the largest independent, privately held renewable energy provider in North America, is reporting completion of construction financing for the first phase of the $1.5 billion Samson Solar Energy Center in northeast Texas.

Samson Solar project has PPAs with three Texas municipalities and will generate sufficient power for as many as 300,000 home when it comes online in 2023. The first phase includes 250 MW of the total 1,310 MW project, the largest solar energy facility in the United States.

Samson Solar is currently under construction and will commence operation in five phases at Lamar, Red River, and Franklin Counties. The full project is slated to be operational in 2023. (Source: Invenergy, Website, PR, 15 Jan., 2021) Contact: Invenergy LLC, Ryan Van Portfliet, Renewable Energy Development, Michael Mulcahey, Business Development Manager, (312) 224-1400,www.invenergy.com

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Invenergy Nails Solar Project Construction Financing (Ind. Report)
Invenergy
Date: 2020-12-21
Invenergy is reporting completion of construction financing for the 336,000 panel, 100 MW Dry Lake Solar Energy Center north of Las Vegas, Nevada. Currently under construction and scheduled to come online in June 2021, the project has long-term PPA with MGM Resorts International and generate sufficient power for approximately 27 000 homes per year. (Source: Invenergy, PR, Energy Global, 21 Dec., 2020) Contact: Invenergy LLC, www.invenergy.com

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GE Scores 576MW US Onshore Wind Turbine Order (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy,Invenergy
Date: 2020-09-25
GE Renewable Energy has announced a trio of orders for its 2.X onshore wind turbines with Invenergy. The 576 MW, 187-turbine order will power the equivalent of 160,000 American homes across three US states. The agreement includes: 54 2.X-127 turbines for the 110 MW Crescent Wind Energy Center in Michigan; 30 2.X-127 and 6 2.X-116 turbines for the 166 MW Contrail Wind Energy Center in Iowa; and 97 2.X-127 for the 300 MW Deuel Harvest Wind Energy Center in South Dakota

All three projects are scheduled to be operational by Q1 of 2021 or earlier.

GE's 2 MW product platform has a total installed capacity of more than 15 GW and operates at an industry-leading average of 98+ percent availability. (Source: GE Renwable Energy, PR, TradeArabia News Service, 24 Sept., 2020) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy/contact-us, www.ge.com/renewableenergy.com; Invenergy LLC, www.invenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  Wind Turbine,  Invenergy,  


Entergy Arkansas Acquiring 100-MW Solar Project (M&A, Ind. Report)
Entergy Arkansas,Invenergy Renewables
Date: 2020-08-19
Entergy Arkansas, LLC reports it will purchase plans to purchase the 100-MW Walnut Bend Solar farm project near Brinkley, in Lee County, Arkansas, from project developer Invenergy Renewables, LLC, pending Arkansas Public Service Commission approval. Construction is slated to begin in Q4, 2021, for startup and commissioning before the end of 2022.

Invenergy is a privately held global developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions. The company has developed 158 projects across four continents to generate 24,500 MW of power. (Source: Entergy Arkansas, 18 Aug., 2020) Contact: Entergy Arkansas, Laura Landreaux, Pres., CEO, www.entergy-arkansas.com; Invenergy Renewables, Michael Mulcahey, Business Development Manager, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Entergy Arkansas,  Solar,  Invenergy Renewables,  


Southern Power Snares 56MW West Virginia Wind Farm (M&A, Ind. Report))
Southern Power
Date: 2020-05-22
Southern Power is reporting acquisition of a majority interest in Chicago-headquartered Invenergy LLC's 56MW Beech Ridge 2 wind farm in Greenbrier County , West Virginia for an undisclosed price. The 20 turbine project came online on 1 May, this year. (Source: Southern Power, renews, 21 May, 2020) Contact: Southern Power, Mark Lantrip, CEO, Invenergy LLC, www.invenergy.com

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WEC Energy Increases Stake in 750-MW Wind Portfolio (M&A)
WEC Energy Group
Date: 2020-02-21
The Milwaukee-based WEC Energy Group reports it will invest $118 million to up its shareholding from 80 to 90 pct in a 750-MW portfolio of midwestern wind farms developed by Invenergy LLC.

The investment, which will be eligible for 100 pct bonus depreciation and production tax credits, is subject to regulatory approval.

The portfolio includes the 250-MW Blooming Grove wind farm in Illinois, the 300-MW Thunderhead Wind Energy Center and the 200-MW Upstream Wind Energy Center, both in Nebraska. All of the power plants have long-term PPAs wth affiliates of investment-grade multinational corporations. (Source: WEC Energy Group, Renewables, 20 Feb., 2020) Contact: WEC Energy Group, Gale Klappa, (414) 221-7345, www.wecenergygroup.com; Invenergy, Meghan Schultz, Snr VP, Finance & Capital Markets, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News WEC Energy Group,  Wind ,  


WEC Energy Acquiring Majority Stake in Ill. Wind Farm (M&A)
WEC Energy ,Invenergy
Date: 2020-01-29
Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based WEC Energy Group Inc. reports it will acquire an 80 pct ownership interest in ithe McLean County, Illinois, Blooming Grove Wind Farm for $345 million, subject to regulatory approvals.

The project, which has two PPAs in place, will incorporate 94 GE wind turbines with a combined capacity of 250 MW, is being developed by Invenergy and is slated to come online before the year end. (Source: WEC Energy Group, Saur Energy , 28 Jan., 2020) Contact: WEC Energy Group, Gale Klappa, (414) 221-7345, www.wecenergygroup.com; Invenergy, Meghan Schultz, Snr VP, Finance & Capital Markets, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News WEC Energy ,  Invenergy,  Wind,  


Excelsior Snares 109-MW Nebraska Wind Portfolio (M&A Report)
Excelsior Energy Capital,Invenergy
Date: 2020-01-10
Excelsior, Minnesota-based independent renewable energy investor Excelsior Energy Capital reports its North American Renewable Energy Fund has closed on the acquisition of 90.1pct of Invenergy's sponsor equity interests in the combined 109-MW Prairie Breeze II and Prairie Breeze III wind farms in Antelope and Boone counties, Nebraska.

Invenergy will remain a part-owner of the sponsor equity interests in the projects and Invenergy Services will continue to provide O&M and asset management services through a long-term contract. Both projects have 25-year power purchase agreements with Lincoln Electric Systems and the City of Grand Island. (Source: Excelsior Energy Capital, Jan., 2019) Contact: Excelsior Energy Capital , Ryan Fegley, Partner , info@excelsiorcapital.com, www.excelsiorcapital.com; Invenergy, Meghan Schultz, Snr VP, Finance & Capital Markets, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Excelsior Energy Capital,  Invenergy,  


IEA Announces Nebraska Thunderhead Wind Contract (Ind. Report)
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives
Date: 2019-12-04
Indianapolis-headquartered Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (IEA), through its IEA Constructors unit, reports receipt of a wind energy project award for construction of the Thunderhead Wind Project in Antelope and Wheeler counties, Nebraska.

The project will utilize 108 GE wind turbines with 300 megawatts of capacity. The power will be delivered into the Nebraska electrical grid. Project work is underway for completion in September 2020.

Chicago-based Invenergy developed the project. The company owns and operates large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation and storage facilities across North America, Latin America, Asia and Europe. It has developed 150 projects with more than 24,000 megawatts of power capacity. (Source: IEA, PR, reve 3 Dec., 2019) Contact: IEA, JP Roehm, CEO, (800) 688-3775, Andrew Layman, (765) 828-2580, andre.layman@iea.net, www.iea.net

More Low-Carbon Energy News Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives,  Wind ,  


Wisc. PSC Considering Proposed Solar Projects (Ind. Report)
Wisconsin Public Service Commission
Date: 2019-12-02
The Wisconsin Public Service Commission (WPSC) reports it is considering the fate of the proposed 150-MW Two Creeks and 300-MW Badger Hollow solar farms that, if built, would more than quadruple the state's solar capacity.

The proposed $390 million projects, which are being reviewed by grid operator MISO, would be developed by energy companies Invenergy and NextEra Energy Resources. Two utilities -- MGE Energy in the Madison area and Wisconsin Public Service Corp. in the Green Bay area -- are seeking to purchase all of the proposed solar project's total power production.

The proposed Badger Hollow solar farm developed by Chicago-based Invenergy would incorprorate 1.2 million solar panels covering about 2,500 acres of farmland in Iowa County in central Wisconsin. The 150-MW Two Creeks solar farm would run by NextEra. (Source: WPSC, Energy News Network, SDD, 30 Nov., 2019) Contact: Wisconsin Public Service Commission, (608) 266-5481, www.psc.wi.gov

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wisconsin Public Service Commission,  Solar ,  


Gratiot County, Mich. Wind Farm Construction Date Set (Ind. Report)
Tradewind Energy,Invenergy
Date: 2019-07-26
Lenexa, Kansas-based Tradewind Energy reports construction of its 75-turbine, Gratiot County Wind Farm in North Shade and New Haven townships Michigan is slated to break ground later this year. Upon completion and commissioning, Consumers Energy will purchase the wind park.

Invenergy developed and completed Gratiot County's first, and the state's largest, wind park in 2012. The wind park includes 133 turbines spread across Wheeler, Bethany, Emerson and Lafayette townships. (Source: Tradewind Energy, Morning Sun, 25 July, 2019) Contact: Tradewind Energy Inc., Justin McGeeney, (913) 888-9463, www.tradewindenergy.com; Invenergy, Nick Matchin, Manager for Renewable Development, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Tradewind Energy,  Wind,  Invenergy,  


AEP Utilities Seeking 1,485 MW New Wind Generation (Ind Report)
American Electric Power,Public Service Co. of Oklahoma
Date: 2019-07-17
Columbus, Ohio-headquartered American Electric Power (AEP) reports two of its companies -- Public Service Co. of Oklahoma (PSO) and Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) -- are seeking regulatory approvals for the approximate $2 billion purchase of three Oklahoma wind projects totaling 1,485 MW.

The projects, under development by Invenergy, include a 999 MW facility being built north of Weatherford, a 287 MW facility being built southwest of Enid and a 199 MW facility being built south of Alva. Collectively, the three facilities would provide more than 5.7 million MWh of new wind energy annually to serve customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.

AEP notes it recently added 724 MW of wind and battery generation to its contracted competitive portfolio and has proposed adding more than 9,100 MW of new wind and solar generation and nearly 2,300 MW of new natural gas generation to its regulated power plant fleet by 2030. (Source: AEP, NA Windpower, 16 July, 2019)Contact: American Electric Power, Nicholas K. Akins, Pres., (614) 716-1000, www.aep.com; Public Service Co. of Oklahoma, www.psoklahoma.com; Southwestern Electric Power Co., www.swepco.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News American Electric Power,  Renewable Energy,  Wind,  Solar,  


Deuel Harvest North Wind Farm Wins Conditional Permit (Ind. Report)
South Dakota Public Utilities Commission
Date: 2019-05-17
Meeting in Pierre, the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission reports it has issued a conditional approval for construction of teh 310.1 MW Deuel Harvest North Wind Farm in Deuel County, South Dakota, being developed by Invenergy.

The proposed project is expected to include up to 112 wind turbines and associated facilities, including a 345-kilovolt transmission line with an associated 345-kV interconnection substation located in Glenwood Township. The $400 million project is expected to come online in 2020. A buyer for the power produced by the project has not been announced.(Source: South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, Capital Journal, May 15, 2019) Contact: South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, (605) 773-3201, https://puc.sd.gov; Deuel Harvest North Wind Farm, deuelwind.invenergyllc.com

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McLean County Ill. Wind Farms Underway (Ind. Report)
EDP,Invenergy
Date: 2019-05-03
In Illinois, Bright Stalk Wind Farm and McLean County Wind Energy Center (MCWEC), separate developments near Lexington and Chenoa, are reportedly ramping up to full-scale construction, with Bright Stalk to start running first -- possibly this fall.

Houston-based EDP Renewables North America (EDP) Bright Stalk is expected to cost $348 million and generate up to $2.6 million in local taxes annually. Invenergy's MCWEC project is expected to incorporate between 90 and 100 turbines totaling 250 MW at a cost of approx. $300 million. (Source: Invenergy, Pantagraph, 3 May, 2019) Contact: Invenergy, (309) 365-2777, mcleanwindoutreach@gmail.com, www.mcleancountywind.invenergyllc.com; Brightstalk Wind Farm, (800) 557-5183, updates.brightstalkwindfarm.com, brightstalk@edpr.com

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450-MW Solar Projects Approved in the Badger State (Ind. Report)
WEC Energy
Date: 2019-04-15
In the Badger State, WEC Energy Group, Inc. reports it has received approval from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (WPSC) for two solar projects totaling 450 MW at an expected total cost of $390 million, of which the WPSC will invest $260 million. The projects are expected to come online by the end of 2020.

Notably, Solar projects in Manitowoc County will be developed by NextEra Energy's unit NextEra Energy Resources while the Badger Hollow project in Iowa county will be developed by Invenergy. Together, the projects are expected to generate sufficient energy for 120,000 Wisconsin households in a year. (Source: WEC Energy Group, Zacks, 12 April, 2019) Contact: WEC Energy Group, (414) 221-7345, www.wecenergygroup.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News WEC Energy,  Solar,  


Microsoft, Invenergy Announce NC Solar Collaboration (Ind. Report)
Microsoft, Invenergy
Date: 2019-03-08
IT giant Microsoft reports it is collaborating with Invenergy to work on a 74-MW solar project in Beaufort County, NC. The new Wilkinson Solar Energy Center project is slated to come online before the year end.

Microsoft entered into a 15-year deal, by which it will be the single off-taker of the renewable energy produced by the estimated $20 million Wilkinson Solar Energy Center. (Source: Microsoft, Zacks Equity Research March 07, 2019) Contact: Invenergy, Nick Matchin, Manager for Renewable Development, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com; Microsoft Corporate Offices, www.headquartersinfo.com/microsoft-headquarters-information

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APS Plans 850MW Solar Battery Storage (Ind. Report)
Arizona Public Service
Date: 2019-02-25
US-based electric utility Arizona Public Service (APS) is planning to add battery storage to its fleet of solarpower plants, as well as build solar facilities with storage. As part of the initiative, the company plans to add 850MW of battery storage and at least 100MW of new solar generation by 2025.

Large-scale solar plants owned by APS across the state will be upgraded with 200MW of battery storage systems. A team from Invenergy, an Illinois-based energy company will install six new battery systems at solar plants in Maricopa County and Yuma by 2020, with the balance to be complete by 2021. The utility is also planning to construct 500MW of solar storage and standalone battery storage by 2025 as part of its long-term clean-energy transition objective. (Source: APS, PowerTech, 25 Feb., 2019) Contact: Arizona Public Service Company, www.aps.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Arizona Public Service,  Solar,  Energy Sorage ,  


APS Plans 1GW Solar, Battery Resources by 2025 (Ind. Report)
Arizona Public Service
Date: 2019-02-22
Arizona Public Service (APS) reports it will add 850 MW of battery storage and 100 MW or more of solar generation by 2025. To that end, APS will equip existing utility-owned solar projects with 200 MW of batteries, deploy 500 MW of new battery resources, and contract for 150 MW of third party-owned storage. This work builds on the dispatchable 50-MW battery and 65-MW solar power project APS is building with First Solar that is scheduled for completion in 2021.

Initially, APS has selected Invenergy to install 141 MW of new battery systems at six solar sites, with the first expected to begin service by the summer of 2020. The remaining retrofits will be completed by 2021. According to its website, APS expects 15 pct of its electric power mix to be from renewables by 2025. (Source: APS, gtm, 21 Feb., 2019) Contact: APS, Brad Albert, VP Resource Management, www.aps.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Arizona Public Service,  Solar,  Battery,  Energy Storage,  


Long Island's Second Iargest Solar Array Online (Ind. Report)
Duke Energy,PSEG,Invenergy
Date: 2018-12-10
Duke Energy subsidiary PSEG is reporting the official launch of the 150-acre, 24.9-MW Shoreham Solar Commons solar array in Shoreham, New York.

Shoreham Solar Commons was developed by Invenergy and sold to Duke in 2017. The project generates sufficient energy for 3,500 homes while costing ratepayers about $177 million during its 20-year contract with LIPA. The project has been producing power since July.

Duke Energy Renewables presently has wind and solar projects in 22 states amounting to about 3,000 MW. MW. (Source: Duke Energy Renewables, PSEG, NewsDay, 9 Dec., 2018) Contact: Duke Energy Renewables, Jim Parmalee, Dir. Power Resources, Chris Fallon, VP Renewables, www.duke-energy.com, www.duke-energy.com/renewable; Invenergy, Nick Matchin, Manager for Renewable Development, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Invenergy,  Solar,  Duke Energy Renewables,  ,  PSEG,  


Wyoming Compensating Towns for Wind Farm Inconvenience (Funding)
Wyoming,Rocky Mountain Power
Date: 2018-11-26
The Casper Wyoming News Tribune is reporting the state of Wyoming will pay communities in southern Wyoming a little over $5 million to address the economic impact of two proposed wind energy projects. The state Industrial Siting Council has approved a 100-turbine wind project near Medicine Bow and a 47-turbine wind farm near Evanston. Impact impact funding for nearby towns facing an influx of workers and additional traffic has also been approved.

The 100-turbine Ekola Flats wind project proposed near Medicine Bow will be owned and operated by Rocky Mountain Power while Invenergy plans its 47-turbine Uinta Wind Energy Project near Evanston. The developers hope to have the wind farms built before federal tax credits are scheduled to end in 2020. (Source: Casper News Tirbune, AP, 24 Nov., 2018) Contact: Rocky Mountain Power, Rita Meyer, VP, (800) 222-4335, www.rockymountainpower.net; Invenergy, Nick Matchin, Manager for Renewable Development, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Rocky Mountain Power,  Invenergy,  


MidAmerican Plans First Battery Energy Storage System (Ind. Report)
MidAmerican Energy,Invenergy
Date: 2018-11-09
In the Hawkeye State, Des Moines-headquartered MidAmerican Energy is reporting the planned installation of a 4 megawatt-hours -- 1 MW of power for 4 hours -- battery energy storage system at an electrical substation in Knoxville, Iowa. 1 MW is enough electricity to power about 900 average Iowa homes.

Invenergy will install the lithium-iron phosphate battery system, housed in two truck-sized steel containers. The new system is expected to begin operating by the end the month. (Source: MidAmerican Energy, WeAreIowa, 8 Nov., 2018) Contact: MidAmerican Energy, Mike Fehr, VP Resource Development, (888) 427-5632, www.midamericanenergy.com; Invenergy, Nick Matchin, Manager Renewable Development, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News MidAmerican Energy,  Invenergy,  Battery Energy Storage,  


Invenergy Developing Two Western Iowa Wind Farms (Ind. Report)
Invenergy
Date: 2018-08-29
Chicago-based wind energy developer Invenergy reports it is developing an 85 turbine wind farm in Sac County and an 85 turbine project in Ida County, Iowa. Both wind farms are designed to generate at least 200 MW of power -- sufficinet power for approximately 90,000 homes.

This would be Invenergy's second wind farm in Ida County. The Sac and Ida projects could be up and running by the end of 2019 or early 2020. Invenergy also has plans to develop a project in Iowa County in eastern Iowa. The clean energy company operates about 1,500 megawatts of wind energy in Iowa. (Source: Innvenergy, Iowa Public Radio, 27 Aug., 2018) Contact: Invenergy, Nick Matchin, Manager for Renewable Development, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Invenergy,  Wind,  


Invenergy Announces Edgecombe County N.C. Solar Farm (Ind. Report)
Invenergy
Date: 2018-08-08
Chicago-headquartered Invenergy, the largest independent, privately held renewable energy provider in North America reports it is developing a $100 million solar farm in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. The 600 acre Edgecombe Solar Farm is expected to break ground as early as 2019 and be completed in 2020.

Invenergy develops, owns and operates clean energy facilities in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Japan and Europe. (Source: Invenergy, Rocky Mount Telegram, 5 Aug., 2018) Contact: Invenergy, Ryan Van Portfliet, Renewable Energy Development, Michael Mulcahey, Business Development Manager, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com

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Invenergy, Novartis Ink 100 MW Wind Power Agreement (Ind. Report)
Invenergy
Date: 2018-08-08
East Hanover, New Jersey-based Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is reporting a 12-year virtual power purchase agreement with Chicago-based Invenergy for 100 MW of wind power from Invenergy's 300-MW Santa Rita East wind farm project in Texas. The wind farm is slated to come on line in 2019.

With the agreement, Novartis hopes to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by more than 220,000 metric tpy -- more than 70 pct of the company's carbon footprint from purchased electricity in the US market. (Source: Novartis, Invenergy, Energy Manager, 6 Aug., 2018) Contact: Invenergy, Ryan Van Portfliet, Renewable Energy Development, Michael Mulcahey, Business Development Manager, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com

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Invenergy Developing Alliant 210-MW Iowa wind Project (Ind. Report)
Invenergy,Alliant Energy
Date: 2018-07-18
Following up on our August 9, 2017 coverage, Alliant Energy Corp. reports Chicago-headquartered renewable energy developer Invenergy Wind LLC will conclude the development of the 210-MW Richland Wind Farm project in Sac County, Iowa, by early 2020. When commissioned and fully operational, the wind farm is expected to generate sufficient electric power for approximately 80,000 average homes.

The project is in keeping with Alliant's plan to add 1 GW of new wind capacity for its Iowa customers by the end of 2020. Richland is the fifth and final project in that plan which is expected to come in at approximately $1.8 billion. (Source: Invenergy, Renewables, 17 July, 2018) Contact: Invenergy, www.invenergyllc.com Alliant Energy, www.alliantenergy.com

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WEC Takes Stake in Bishop Hill III Wind Energy Centre (M&A)
WEC Energy Group,WPPI
Date: 2018-07-03
Milwaukee-headquartered utility holding company WEC Energy Group reports it will acquire an 80 pct stake in the Bishop Hill III Wind Energy Center in Henry County, Illinois, for $148 million. The transaction is subject to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval.

The Bishop Hill project, which was developed by Invenergy, incorporates 53 General Electric turbines totaling 132MW capacity and has a 22-year, 100 pct power purchase agreement in place with not-for-profit WPPI Energy.

WPPI Energy provides electric power to 51 member utilities in Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa. (Source: WEC,, PowerTech, 2 July, 2018) WEC Energy Group, (414) 221-2345,www.wecenergygroup.com; WPPI Energy, Pat Connors, Snr, VP Power Supply, (608) 834-4500, www.wppienergy.org

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AEP's $4.5Bn Wind Project Wins Another Approval (Ind. Report)
AEP Corp,Invenergy
Date: 2018-06-22
In the Buckeye State, Columbus-based utility American Electric Power (AEP) is reporting its proposed $4.5 billion Wind Catcher Energy Connection project has landed required approvals from Louisiana and Arkansas -- two of the four states it will ultimately serve. Texas and Oklahoma have not yet approved the proposed 2,000-MW wind farm to be constructed in Texas and in Cimaroon County on the Oklahoma panhandle.

The project would be developed by Chicago-based Invenergy LLC and will incorporate about 800 wind turbines supplied by GE Renewable Energy. Invenergy would sell the farm upon completion, expected in in 2020. AEP's Southwestern Electric Power Co. will own 70 pct of the project and Public Service Company of Oklahoma will hold the remaining 30 pct. Southwestern Electric Power Co. says the project will save customers $4 billion over its 25-year life, compared to what it would cost to buy the power on the open market, noting no fuel costs, tax credit benefits and cost-efficient delivery thanks to the dedicated power line. It serves 231,000 customers in Louisiana. AEP serves 5.4 million customers in 11 states. It has 33,000 megawatts of energy generation capacity, including 4,200 megawatts of solar energy as well as 224,000 miles of distribution lines. (Source: AEP, Columbus Business First, 20 June, 2018)Contact: AEP, (614) 716-1000, www.aep.com Southwestern Electric Power, www.swepco.com; Invenergy, Invenergy Wind LLC, (312) 224-1400, https://invenergyllc.com/what-we-do/wind

More Low-Carbon Energy News Invenergy ,  AEP,  American Electric Power,  Wind,  

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