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

Phase 3 of Sweetwater Wind Project Completed

LCG, January 11, 2006--The third phase of the Sweetwater Wind Project achieved full commercial operations on December 30, 2005. The 135-MW expansion consists of ninety, 1.5-MW GE turbines and is located in Nolan County, Texas. The total capacity of the wind farm is now 264 MW.

DKRW Energy LLC of Houston was the lead project developer. Catamount Energy Corp. is an equity investor in the project and a co-developer. Babcock & Brown participated as the financial advisor for the project and as an equity investor and a co-developer in the project. The development and the construction were funded by Babcock & Brown and Catamount. Babcock & Brown will also act as project administrator overseeing the operations and maintenance at the facility.

Phase 2 of the project, which consisted of 61 GE turbines with a capacity of 91.5 MW, was completed nearly a year ago in February 2005. The initial phase consisted of 25 GE turbines and was completed in January 2004.

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