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

Shepards Flat Wind Farm in Oregon Now Fully Operational

LCG, September 27, 2012--The Shepards Flat Wind Farm is now delivering power to the grid in northeast Oregon. The project, developed by Caithness Energy, has a design capacity of 845 MW. Southern California Edison purchased the power output under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA).

The massive wind project, with a 32,000 acre footprint, operates along the Eastern Columbia Gorge in Gilliam and Morrow Counties. The project incorporates 338, 2.5-MW wind turbines provided by GE.

Project investors include Google, GE Energy, and Japan's Sumitomo Corp. In October 2010, the Department of Energy (DOE) provided a $1.3 billion partial loan guarantee through the Recovery Act in 2010.
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