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PPA hunt for 'Canada's largest wind farm'

PPA hunt for 'Canada's largest wind farm'

Berkshire Hathaway Energy Canada (BHE Canada) and RES have launched a search for partners to buy power from what could be Canada's largest onshore wind farm, testing how wind can compete without subsidy in Alberta.

US offshore majors submit Connecticut proposals

US offshore majors submit Connecticut proposals

Three major US offshore wind development joint ventures have entered their proposals for projects in Connecticut's latest solicitation.

'Useful' project lifetime on the up - survey

'Useful' project lifetime on the up - survey

The length of time a typical wind project is being seen as viable has increased from roughly 20 years at the start of the century to 30 years now, according to a new survey.

Relief as PG&E restructure plan promises to honour wind deals

Relief as PG&E restructure plan promises to honour wind deals

The US's largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), said it will honour its long-term renewable-energy contracts -- including those for some 2.15GW of wind power -- as it struggles to exit bankruptcy.

US solar relief extension would 'devastate' wind

US solar relief extension would 'devastate' wind

Onshore wind power will be disadvantaged when its key support mechanism in the US expires next year, while solar PV retaining a tax deduction will make it more competitive, analysts believe.

Facebook signs latest PPA

Facebook signs latest PPA

Social media giant Facebook has inked a new power purchase agreement with what will be the single-largest wind project in Texas, as the corporate PPA market continues apace in the US.