Offshore Wind Projects Receive Boost from Massachusetts and Biden Administration

LCG, March 31, 2021--The Governor of Massachusetts signed legislation last Friday that authorizes the state to direct utilities to purchase an additional 2,400 MW of offshore wind energy by 2027.

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NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada Transmission Project Approved by PUCN

LCG, March 25, 2021--The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) on Monday approved proceeding with NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada transmission and renewable energy initiative. NV Energy's planned investment in Greenlink is over $2.5 billion.

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Industry News

Construction Commences on Hopkins Ridge Wind Project

LCG, March 18, 2005--Puget Energy Inc. yesterday announced yesterday that construction has started on the initial phase of its 150-MW, Hopkins Ridge Wind Project in southeastern Washington. The project, which is estimated to cost nearly $200 million, includes over 80 Vestas 1.8-MW wind turbines and is scheduled to be completed by early next year.

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) recently acquired the Hopkins Ridge Wind Project from Blue Sky Wind LLC. RES America Construction has initiated roadwork to support the project development and subsequent maintenance activities. Blue Sky Wind LLC and RES America Construction are both are affiliates of Renewable Energy Systems, Ltd. Following completion of the project, PSE will own the entire project. In addition to the Hopkins Ridge Wind Project, PSE has executed a letter of intent to purchase the proposed 230-MW Wild Horse Wind Power Project in Kittitas County, Washington.

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