The purpose of this workshop is to connect citizens in southern Minnesota with grant opportunities with the goal of enhancing opportunity and prosperity for all citizens in southern Minnesota.
NIPSCO issued its 2008 RFP for Renewable Energy and Demand Side Management (DSM) for the purposes of identifying and negotiating contracts for renewable energy and/or DSM resources for a delivery period commencing as soon as January 1, 2011.
Below are a couple of possible grant oppurtunities for wind projects:
Featured in this issue:
- Community Wind in Canada
- Wind Energy Agreements in the News
- Community Wind on Contaminated Lands
- Collaborative Wind Organization in Iowa
- On the Wind Energy Trail
Featured in this issue:
- The Wind Energy Center at the 2008 Minnesota State Fair a success!
- Announcement of RE-Fest in Austin MN, on Sept. 20, 2008
- Windustry's Lisa Daniels featured in a podcast
- Windustry staff tour Grand Meadows Wind Farm
The Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency is seeking RFP's for C- Bed Wind Power to supply SMMPA with wind energy. The RFP and and Questionnaire are available for download at:
If you have questions please contact:
Dan Hayes at 507-285-0478 or [email protected]
The Government of New Brunswick released a preliminary report addressing the potential for community wind energy development in New Brunswick. The report recommended that Government of New Brunswick implement a community wind energy program with the initial allocation of 100 MW of projects within the province.
The full report can be found at:
Through our telephone and e-mail information lines, we often get inquiries about investing in wind energy. This news item will be of particular interest to South Dakota residents because it involves an intrastate public offer specific to them. However, others may be interested to see how this community ownership model works as it was used successfully in Minnesota in the p
The Northern Maine Community College has announced approval of a wind power technology program on its campus. The program is designed to train wind power technicians to operate, maintain and repair wind turbine generators.
Initial courses are expected to start early next year, with the full program available next fall. You can read the press release here.
On Thursday, September 4, the Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) Minnesota Chapter visited the Grand Meadow Wind Farm located about 27 miles southwest of Rochester. The Grand Meadow Wind Farm will be the first wind farm owned and operated by Xcel Energy in the state of Minnesota. The project consists of 67 1.5 Megawatt GE turbines and will generate enough energy for 33,000 Minnesota homes. The ladies of WoWE were fortunate enough to visit the wind farm during a day of construction, allowing them to watch as a crane slowly assembled the wind turbines.