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News & in-depth analysis of NextEra's wind energy business, contracts and deals.

Grasp the complexities of maintenance costs

WORLDWIDE: Burgeoning onshore turbine numbers around the world mean an ever-growing market for operations and maintenance work. While economies of scale are seeing some costs come down, multiple factors mean recognising the best service deal can be tricky.

Google signs Mountain View PPA with NextEra

UNITED STATES: Google has agreed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with NextEra Energy Resources to offset power used at its offices in Mountain View, central California.

Market data: Project activity, November 2014

Worldwide: As we approach the end of the year, activity on wind projects drops off in most region, with only Europe bucking the trend.

Case study - Dominion Virginia Power prepares to launch green tariff

Customer demand prompted Dominion Virginia Power (DVP) to set up a trial green energy tariff for large energy customers. Just one of several utilities working on these new tariffs, DVP proposed its voluntary renewables tariff to regulators last December, and a final decision by Virginia State Corporation Commission is expected in September.

NextEra sues Ontario anti-wind campaigner

CANADA: NextEra Energy Canada is suing Ontario anti-wind activist over a YouTube video and anti-wind website postings featuring company logos altered to read "Nexterror" and "Nexterror Bullies Canada Inc."

MidAmerican plans $1.9 billion Iowa investment

UNITED STATES: MidAmerican Energy, the utility owned by Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway company, has announced a $1.9 billion plan to add more than 1GW of wind power in Iowa by 2015.

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