Friday, March 17, 2017

Two Wind Farms Proposed For North Dakota -- Xcel -- March 17, 2017

Active rigs:

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RBN Energy: the series continues -- is more pipeline capacity needed to serve natural gas exports via south Texas?

Scott Adams: photos don't lie.

Home of alma mater, undergraduate: Sioux Falls -- in The Wall Street Journal.

Tesla: will burn through cash launching Model 3 -- in Business Insider.

Wind: Xcel plans seven new wind farms, two in North Dakota -- in The Dickinson Press. In South Dakota, from Penn Energy:
Xcel's planned Crowned Ridge Wind operation in eastern South Dakota would have a capacity of 600 megawatts. The company's president for Minnesota and the Dakotas, Chris Clark, tells the Star Tribune ( ) it will be Xcel's largest-ever wind investment in the upper Midwest.
In the Star Tribune link:
Xcel, already the nation’s largest wind-producing utility, has been on a wind spree of late, taking full advantage of federal tax credits for wind power before they are phased out.
“This is some of the best priced wind power, and it’s a great value for our customers,” Clark said. Xcel’s new wind installations would produce energy at a cost of 1.5 to 2.5 cents per kilowatt hour, which compares favorably to the 2.3 to 2.4 cents per-kilowatt-hour costs of Xcel’s Sherco coal generators, Clark said.
Xcel’s announcement Thursday includes a 100 megawatt project in North Dakota’s Mercer and Morton counties and a new 100 megawatt wind farm near Lake Benton, MN, which will replace an aging facility there. That new wind plant will have bigger turbines, which can produce more power.
Notes To the Granddaughters

I would have to say that of all the "things" that impress Sophia the most, it is "the airplane." She has flown a number of times but never without her sisters. She is always looking for them when we go to the park, and being near DFW airport, she sees a lot of them. This is her first flight ever by herself and her dad. Details to follow.

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