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Wind Power News: Mississippi


These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.

June 23, 2016 • MississippiPrint storyE-mail story

Wind power lines could affect Caledonia residents

Proposed routes for a $700 million wind power transmission project could pass through the Golden Triangle and generate hundreds of construction jobs. Southern Cross Transmission, a subsidiary of Pattern Energy Group, is in the early planning phases of a 400-mile, 500 kilovolt transmission line from west Louisiana to east Mississippi. Denton Gibbes, a Southern Cross Transmission spokesperson, said the company is still working to determine a final route for the transmission line. The project website says a final route should . . . Complete story »

A state-by-state look at renewable energy requirements

Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have requirements that utilities get a certain amount of their electricity from renewable sources. Nine additional states have goals for renewable energy, while a dozen others have no targets. A state-by-state look at renewable energy policies. ALABAMA No renewable energy standard. ALASKA A bill passed in 2010 sets a goal, but not a requirement, for Alaska to receive half its electricity from renewable and alternative energy sources by 2025. ARIZONA Public utilities must . . . Complete story »

Interstate wind transmission project gets key federal approval

The proposed 700-mile power line to bring Oklahoma wind energy 700 miles to Tennessee has received a key federal approval, the company behind the transmission project reported Tuesday. Plains and Eastern Clean Line LLC has gained approval to sell transmission service to customers at negotiated rates and to negotiate agreements for 100 percent of the line’s capacity. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave approval for the project that hopes to deliver 3,500 megawatts of wind power from the Oklahoma Panhandle . . . Complete story »

August 10, 2013 • Letters, MississippiPrint storyE-mail story

The truth about wind, solar power

Tuesday’s article, “Newly available wind power often has no place to go” is full of lies by commission and omission. In the first paragraph it says the electric grid can’t handle the power produced by wind energy. This begs the question, are the present customers being supplied with the power they need? The answer is yes. So why do they need wind power? The answer is in the next paragraph. It is state mandated. Green energy from wind and solar . . . Complete story »

November 12, 2011 • MississippiPrint storyE-mail story

Developers eyeing local properties

With at least two possible developers looking at Tunica County property, interest in wind farms is accelerating. In August, public notices in this newspaper declared the intent of Torch Renewable Energy and Property Management Southeast to place meteorological towers in Southeast Tunica County to gauge wind conditions over the course of a year. Now, a conditional use permit is also being sought for property in East Tunica County belonging to James Daniel. Eric Bergstrom, Project Development Manager for Wind Capital . . . Complete story »

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