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Westar announces contract for more wind power…

Westar Energy has contracted with a California company to construct a new 280-megawatt wind farm in Ford County, using Hutchinson-manufactured Siemens Wind nacelles. Power from the $400 million-plus Western Plains Wind Farm, a development by Infinity Wind Power of Santa Barbara, will bring Westar’s renewable energy…

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Westar Energy to lower customer costs by…

Topeka, Kan., Dec. 22, 2015 – More Kansas wind will help power the homes and businesses of Westar Energy’s customers by early 2017. Westar Energy Inc. (NYSE:WR) announced today an agreement that will add nearly 300 megawatts to its growing wind energy portfolio. Westar in collaboration with Infinity Wind Power will construct the Western…

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Xcel to Buy 700 Megawatts of NextEra, Infinity…

Xcel Energy Inc., the biggest U.S. provider of wind power, plans to boost its wind capacity by about 14 percent to reduce fuel costs. Xcel’s Southwestern Public Service unit is asking regulators for permission to buy power from almost 700 megawatts of wind farms in Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico, the Minneapolis-based company said yesterday in a…

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EDF Renewable Energy Acquires Roosevelt Wind…

EDF Renewable Energy today announced the acquisition of Roosevelt Wind Project, LLC from Infinity Wind Power. The up to 300 megawatt (MW) project is expected to achieve commercial operation in December 2015. “The Roosevelt project will be the first wind facility constructed and owned by EDF Renewable Energy in New Mexico” The project encompasses…

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Basin Electric Locks Down Output From 2…

Basin Electric Power Cooperative has ag reed to buy power from two wind farms in North Dakota that will produce a combined 278 megawatts annually and further diversify the electric generation and transmission consortium’s portfolio, according to a Wednesday statement. Under the agreement, California-based In finity Wind Power LLC will develop the…

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NextEra discusses wind farm with landowners

DILLER -- There area few things needed for a successful wind farm. First, you need a customer for the electricity that would be generated. You also need a grid to hook into, and land suitable for a couple dozen wind turbines. And the most obvious ingredient, which was available in abundance across southeast Nebraska on Tuesday: Wind. “Were…

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Infinity Wind Power Acquires Strategic Projects

Infinity Wind Power today announced the acquisition of several wind projects in western Kansas. In June of 2012 Infinity acquired two Kansas projects under development in Ford, Gray, and Finney counties from local developer Zephyr Wind Power , based in Cimarron, KS. In the first week of 2013 Infinity finalized the purchase of the Pioneer Wind Project…

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Wind Industry Lukewarm Over Obama Victory

Good-news stories are an increasingly rare find in the wind power industry these days, but Matt Riley has one. His small, relatively young company, Infinity Wind Power in Santa Barbara, Calif., hasn't laid anyone off; it has added jobs. It hasn't called off orders for turbines; it wrapped up its first installation, a healthy-sized turbine farm in…

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Kiowa County Wind Project Under Construction

Infinity Wind Power today announced that construction is well underway at the Shooting Star Wind Project, located in Kiowa County, KS. The 104megawatt (MW) Shooting Star Project site is located near Mullinville, Kansas and is scheduled to begin commercial operation later this year. Shooting Star is one of two projects developed by Infinity…

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Tax Credit Expiration Threatens Growth of…

By Pierre Bertrand The American Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit is set to expire by the end of next year in 2012, but if it doesn' t get extended sooner rather than later, domestic wind turbine manufactures and suppliers will be feeling an ever- increasing pinch. The 2.2 cent per kilowatt hour tax credit has been responsible…

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Sunflower Electric Power Corp. Announces…

Hays, Kan.—Sept. 7, 2011—Sunflower Electric Power Corp. and Infinity Wind Power LLC today announced a 20-year contract for 104 megawatts of wind energy from Infinity’s Shooting Star Wind Project to be located near Mullinville, Kan. The contract was signed by Mid-Kansas Electric Company LLC, which was formed in 2005 by five of Sunflower’s…

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750MW take-off on Kansas plains

Infinity Wind Power is rolling a 750MW wind project on to the runway in Ford County, Kansas. The developer will ask local officials next month to approve the 200MW first phase of the Western Plains development in Wheatland Township. County commissioners are scheduled to hear a request for a special use permit on 6 September. Zoning officials in Dodge…

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Infinity Wind Power Announces Project Acquisition

Infinity Wind Power today announced it has contracted to acquire the development rights for the Shooting Star Wind Project from Clipper Windpower, LLC. The 105 megawatt (MW) Shooting Star site is located near Mullinville, Kansas and is scheduled to begin commercial operation in 2012. “Considering its substantial capacity, the Shooting Star…

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Ford County OKs agreements for Ironwood wind…

The Ford County Commission took several steps Monday aimed at helping the Ironwood wind project move forward.The commission approved a proposal to transfer a conditional use permit and development plan for the wind farm to Ironwood Windpower, Ford County Administrator Ed Elam said Tuesday. The wind farm will be located south and east of Spearville.…

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