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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

January 14, 2013

Technology helps wind industry overcome ‘start-stop’ hurdles

Daniel Cusick, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-01-14 12:55:02

According to Bill Noto, a software engineer for GE Renewable Energy, the wind energy highway is rife with speed traps. When there’s sufficient demand and room for electricity to flow, utilities and grid overseers want wind farms to run full throttle. But during periods of congestion, or when market conditions call for less power on the grid, wind energy operators have to apply the brakes to keep their power from overwhelming the system [ read more … ]

Wind energy tax credit renewal aids Kansas

By Associated Press  •    •  Posted 2013-01-14 12:55:19

Wind energy in Kansas could be in store for another round of development due to the one-year renewal of a federal tax credit. The Associated Press reports Kansas saw the most wind farm construction of any state last year. But by early fall, projects stalled and workers were laid off because the industry was expecting the tax credit to expire on Jan. 1. [ read more … ]

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