WEC Energy Group News Release, PRNewswire
MILWAUKEE, July 27, 2021 – WEC Energy Group (NYSE: WEC) today announced that the company has agreed to acquire a 90% ownership interest in the Sapphire Sky Wind Energy Center. Located in McLean County, Illinois, the project is being developed by Invenergy — a leading global developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions. The Sapphire Sky site will consist of 64 wind turbines with a combined capacity of 250 megawatts. Commercial operation is expected by the end of 2022. Continue reading here.
Photo: Upstream Wind Energy Center in Antelope County, Nebraska
- Thunderhead Wind Energy Center, Antelope and Wheeler counties, Nebraska
300 MW (90% interest) — under construction — off take to AT&T
- Upstream Wind Energy Center, Antelope County, Nebraska
202 MW (90% interest) — off take to Allianz SE affiliate
Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy Resources
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NextEra Energy “remains well-positioned to meet our 2021 and longer-term growth expectations,” NextEra President and CEO Jim Robo said in a statement. Meanwhile, NextEra Energy is also looking at significant opportunities in the years ahead in the transmission sector as well, [Rebecca Kujawa, executive vice president of finance and chief financial officer] said.
Photo: NextEra Energy’s Sholes Wind Farm in Wayne County, Nebraska
Wind energy company studying Jefferson County for possible wind farm, News Channel Nebraska, April 27, 2021
FAIRBURY, NE — A major renewable energy company is studying to see if Jefferson County would be a good spot for a new wind farm. The Jefferson County Commissioners voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a special use permit for Big Blue Nebraska Wind LLC to build a meteorological tower. The tower will be built about two miles northwest of Harbine. Big Blue Nebraska Wind LLC is owned by NextEra Energy.
NextEra’s Nebraska Projects Also Include:
- Up to 100 GE wind turbines capable of generating up to 250 megawatts (MW).
- The project is currently under construction and is scheduled to begin operations by the end of 2021.
- Up to 50 GE wind turbines capable of generating up to 124 megawatts (MW).
- Subject to local and state approvals, the project is scheduled to begin operations by the end of 2022.
American Clean Power’s State Fact Sheet: Clean Power Nebraska, May 2021
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A Proclamation on Made In America Week, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden, The White House Briefing Room
My Administration is making “Buy American” a policy, not just a promise. We are closing loopholes and strengthening standards to ensure that the future is made in all of America — by all of America’s workers — in every region, of every background, in services, manufacturing, and agriculture.
U.S. solar panel manufacturers, Solar Power World