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April 3, 2012

MidAmerican acquires western Illinois wind project

  •  Quad-City Times  •  Posted 2012-04-03 11:07:56

The project, known as Bishop Hill II, is an 81-megawatt wind farm that is under construction. It will feature 50 General Electric 1.62 megawatt wind turbines. “The Bishop Hill II wind project demonstrates MidAmerican Renewables’ commitment to environmental respect and renewable energy,” Bill Fehrman, MidAmerican Renewables’ president, said in a news release. “The closing of the Bishop Hill II acquisition adds to our growing portfolio of renewable energy assets.” [ read more … ]

Mass. utility agrees to buy power from Cape Wind

  •  E&E  •  Posted 2012-04-03 11:08:20

The Massachusetts utility NSTAR has agreed to buy power from the proposed Cape Wind offshore wind farm, giving the long-delayed project guaranteed customers for the majority of its projected power output. The contract filed with state regulators Friday would have NSTAR pay about $1.6 billion for the electricity over the term of the 15-year deal. That is $940 million more than the market price of conventional energy over the same period.
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