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Wind Energy Institute

2009

Join energy attorneys, developers, renewable energy experts, county officials, landowners, and engineers at the 2009 Wind Energy Institute.

A nationally-recognized faculty—drawn from attorneys, developers, engineers, and key Texas policymakers—will provide you with the latest technological, business, and legal information regarding wind development. Topics include emerging issues, market conditions, CREZ developments, dispatch priority, citing issues, and more.

Venue: Austin Convention Center; Austin, TX

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GE Study Finds Tax Revenues from Wind Farms Offset Tax Incentive

July 18, 2008 - 9:27am -- Anonymous

Confused by the rhetoric on all sides of the current debate over whether or not to renew the federal renewable energy Production Tax Credit? Would you like to be able to address the issue in an informed and persuasive manner?

A study released in June by GE Energy Financial Services finds that, over the average 20-year projected life-span of a wind project, the revenue streams to the federal treasury from the construction and operation of the wind project result in a net gain to the federal government even given the current cost of the federal production tax credit (PTC).

Wind Turbine Festival-Elkton, MI

2008

The Bay City Times says the event will include guided bus tours of the 32-windmill Harvest Wind Farm in Oliver and Chandler townships, located 110 miles north of Detroit, plus a 5K walk and run, bicycle tour, softball tournament, live music and family activities.

Bus tours will cost $3 and a barbecued pork dinner can be had for $7, but most events at the festival will be free.

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Video conference-Missouri DNR-Wind Energy Action Options

2008

The launch of wind farms in northern Missouri in the past two years has left many Missourians wanting to know about the possibilities for wind power in their communities.

Beginning Wednesday ( June 25) with a live, statewide videoconference, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Energy Center is conducting public forums to discuss the state’s wind energy potential.

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Video conference-Missouri DNR-Community and State Economic Impacts of Wind Energy Production

2008

The launch of wind farms in northern Missouri in the past two years has left many Missourians wanting to know about the possibilities for wind power in their communities.

Beginning Wednesday (June 25) with a live, statewide videoconference, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Energy Center is conducting public forums to discuss the state’s wind energy potential.

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Phase I of Minnesota Dispersed Renewable Generation study available

June 25, 2008 - 8:24am -- Anonymous

The passage of the Next Generation Energy Act of 2007 by the Minnesota State Legislature and Tim Pawlenty requires a study of the potential for dispersed renewable generation statewide. The study consists of two parts, Phase I and Phase II, which focus on installing a total of 1200MW of new dispersed renewable energy projects with a minimal impact on the transmission grid. As determined by the legislation, project sizes under consideration are limited to between 10 and 40MW.

Xcel Energy RFP for C-BED projects now available

June 23, 2008 - 9:12am -- Anonymous

On June 17, Xcel Energy (through Northern States Power) released their 2008 request for proposal (RFP) for Community Based Energy Development (C-BED) projects.

Here's what it says on the Xcel Energy website: "As a part of Xcel Energy’s Community-Based Energy Development (C-BED) program, Xcel Energy is soliciting proposals for Community Based Wind Projects. In 2005, the Minnesota Legislature directed that each utility establish a tariff for the purchase of C-BED wind energy. The purpose of the tariff is to encourage and promote broader local participation in wind energy development.

Beginning June 17, 2008, Xcel Energy will be accepting proposals for new Minnesota wind generation resources to be in commercial operation by Dec. 31, 2009. Xcel Energy will seek approvals for any resulting Renewable Energy Purchase Agreements from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. The submission deadline is July 11, 2008."

Click here to go to the Xcel Energy website and download a complete copy of the 2008 RFP.

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