Everybody thinks of the 845-megawatt Shepherds Flat as a single wind farm – but the Oregon project boosted its state tax credits by claiming to be three entities.
The No. 2 man at the U.S. Department of Energy visits the giant Shepherds Flat wind farm in Oregon and calls it a loan guarantee program success story.
Steven Chu, who led the clean-energy charge for the Obama administration, said he’s ready to return to California and the academic life.
The 150-megawatt Mesquite Solar 1 power plant, backed by a U.S. loan guarantee, is online and generating clean power for thousands of homes.
Neal Hot Springs in Oregon, backed by a $97 million loan guarantee, is producing power and is expected to begin commercial operation before the end of the year.
The second-largest wind farm in the country officially opens in Oregon; it’ll produce 2 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity annually.
It won’t go any further, but House Republicans say they’ve sent a message by passing the “No More Solyndras Act.”