Wind Power http://wunc.org en Duke Energy Offers Renewable Energy Option To Big Customers http://wunc.org/post/duke-energy-offers-renewable-energy-option-big-customers <p></p><p>Duke Energy is introducing a program to provide its largest customers with renewable power.&nbsp;&nbsp; The utility's 'Green Source Rider' initiative would give companies that use large amounts of power an option to use renewable energy in their new or expanded facilities.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 13:59:58 +0000 Gurnal Scott 26020 at http://wunc.org Duke Energy Offers Renewable Energy Option To Big Customers Wildlife Officials Outline Areas Of Concern For Wind Farm Projects http://wunc.org/post/wildlife-officials-outline-areas-concern-wind-farm-projects <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A </span><a href="http://www.fws.gov/raleigh/pdfs/NC_wind_tool.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">new map</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> detailing high-risk habitat areas for land-based wind energy projects </span><a href="http://www.fws.gov/raleigh/es_windmap.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">has been posted online by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 11:42:59 +0000 Catherine Brand 11933 at http://wunc.org Wildlife Officials Outline Areas Of Concern For Wind Farm Projects Kitty Hawk Wants Wind Farms Further From Coast http://wunc.org/post/kitty-hawk-wants-wind-farms-further-coast <p>The <a href="http://www.townofkittyhawk.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&amp;SEC=%7B94846138-0FDA-4494-8F2E-E693195F8139%7D">Kitty Hawk town council</a> has adopted a resolution to keep any proposed offshore wind energy turbines out of sight.&nbsp; Council members forwarded the resolution to federal regulators as a plea to protect the natural beauty of the Outer Banks.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:35:57 +0000 Gurnal Scott 10457 at http://wunc.org Kitty Hawk Wants Wind Farms Further From Coast Prospecting For Wind And Sun On The OBX http://wunc.org/post/prospecting-wind-and-sun-obx <p>Dominion North Carolina Power plans to study the prospect of wind and solar energy on the Outer Banks for small-scale power grids.&nbsp; The utility is launching a three-year research project at its office in Kitty Hawk. The plans include four wind turbines, solar panels and a storage battery that will work to reduce the amount of power the office pulls from the grid.&nbsp; Project manager Sarah Cosby says that network creates a so-called micro-grid that could be useful for small communities during power outages.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 17:59:59 +0000 Will Michaels 8634 at http://wunc.org Wind Farm Proposed for Beaufort County http://wunc.org/post/wind-farm-proposed-beaufort-county <p>A utility based in Chicago is proposing an 80-megawatt wind farm in eastern North Carolina. The company Invenergy sent an application to state officials last week for a facility with 49 turbines at a site in Beaufort County. Jay Lucas is an engineer with the state Utilities Commission. He says an 80-megawatt farm could power 20,000 homes, depending on wind capacity.<br> Tue, 06 Sep 2011 19:10:00 +0000 Will Michaels 7506 at http://wunc.org Public Hearings Address Offshore Energy http://wunc.org/post/public-hearings-address-offshore-energy <p>People interested in offshore energy development along the North Carolina coast are invited to attend a series of public hearings this week. The meetings are being organized by Governor Bev Perdue's Scientific Advisory Panel on Offshore Energy. Seth Effron from the state's energy office says even though there's a moratorium on drilling for oil and gas, there are other sources to consider.</p> Mon, 10 Jan 2011 10:45:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 10290 at http://wunc.org