Texas to get 800MW of new wind in $1.2bn dual-project

Two new facilities will provide enough electricity to supply 160,000 homes in the state

Texas ‘Frackmaster’ accused of $62.6m investment fraud scheme

Christopher Faulkner was a frequent media commentator on oil and gas topics, including fracking

E.ON plans major solar project in Texas

The plant will consist of 350,000 panels and is expected to start producing power in 2020

E.ON connects two battery storage units in Texas

Two battery storage facilities have been put into operation in the US by E.ON. The Texas Waves energy storage units, which have a capacity of 10MW each, are capable of reacting quickly to fluctuations in the power grid. They will provide ancillary services to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas market and are directly connected […]

Amazon switches on giant wind farm in Texas

Amazon has powered up its largest ever wind farm in Texas. It consists of 100 turbines and is part of the web giant’s target of delivering 100% renewable energy for its data centres. It takes the company’s clean energy projects to 18 across the US, with the firm now generating enough clean electricity to power […]

Toyota takes the LEED on green building in Texas

  One of Toyota’s offices in the US has achieved a green building certification. Toyota Motor North America’s (TMNA) headquarters campus in Plano, Texas has received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum standard from the US Green Building Council (USGBC). It is the most widely used green building rating system in the […]

Siemens Gamesa to repower wind farms in Texas

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been chosen to repower two wind farms in Texas. The unspecified projects, owned by NexEra Energy Resources, currently feature Siemens SWT-2.3-93 model turbines. The repowering programme will upgrade them to the SWT-2.3-108 model. That’s expected to deliver up to 25% more annual power production, boost efficiency and extend their […]

E.ON breaks ground on Texas energy storage project

E.ON has started building its energy storage project in US. The Texas Waves project is being built on the sites of the pre-existing Pyron and Inadale wind farms in West Texas. The energy firm says the batteries, which will be directly connected to the wind farms and have a total capacity of 20MW, will be […]

Explosions at US chemical plant after Hurricane Harvey

Two explosions have been reported at a flooded chemical plant in the Texas. Chemicals from the Arkema complex have been released into the atmosphere as heavy rainfall from Hurricane Harvey led to the facility losing its ability to refrigerate chemical compounds that need to be kept cool. The facility manufactures organic peroxides used in construction […]

GE locks in $13m wind farms cybersecurity deal

GE Renewable Energy has signed an agreement to provide cybersecurity for wind farms in the US. It aims to secure the entire existing fleet of turbines as well as future wind farms for Invenergy by digitally upgrading and protecting them from hackers. The 10-year, $13 million (£10m) deal is said to be “one of the […]