India stands fourth in wind power installation

India’s renewable energy sector is undergoing transformation with a target of 175 GW of renewable energy capacity to be reached by 2022. India has attained the fourth position globally in installed wind power capacity after China, US and Germany as a result of various steps in the “right” direction, the Economic Survey said today. With … Continue reading India stands fourth in wind power installation

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Senvion announces framework agreement for up to 216 MW in Portugal

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has announced the signature of a framework contract with EDP Renewables in Portugal totaling up to 216 megawatts (MW). The agreement will include wind turbines from the Senvion MM and 3.XM series and the contract is valid until the end of 2019. This framework contract also includes … Continue reading Senvion announces framework agreement for up to 216 MW in Portugal

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Cathie Associates commits to US offshore wind energy

Leading offshore geoscience and geotechnical engineering consultancy, Cathie Associates, have formed a US entity: Cathie Associates Inc in Boston, Massachusetts. The move is part of the company’s plans for international expansion and will enable them to serve offshore wind development in the USA. David Cathie, CEO and founder of the international consultancy commented: “We have … Continue reading Cathie Associates commits to US offshore wind energy

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Siemens 8-megawatt wind turbine up and running

Siemens Wind Power has installed the latest version of its offshore direct drive wind turbine at the national test center in Østerild, Denmark – according to plan. The SWT-8.0-154 is rated at 8 megawatts (MW) and equipped with the proven 154-meter rotor. The prototype was certified by DNV GL in January, confirming all relevant safety … Continue reading Siemens 8-megawatt wind turbine up and running

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Vestas wins 41 MW order in southern Germany

The order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines along with a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution. The turbines will be installed in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. Wind turbine delivery and commissioning is expected to begin in the second half of 2017. The project demonstrates the versatility of Vestas’ product portfolio and how it can … Continue reading Vestas wins 41 MW order in southern Germany

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Work on 2,000 MW wind power projects underway in Pakistan

The work on fifty wind power projects is underway at Gharo-Keti Bandar and Hyderabad wind corridor in Sindh having capacity of producing 2000 megawatts of the electricity. Meanwhile, financial closing of 36 other such projects has almost been completed and these will be ready to be made operational by the end of next year. 2000 … Continue reading Work on 2,000 MW wind power projects underway in Pakistan

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Republican Governor: God has blessed our state with wind energy resource

By growing wind farms in the Sunflower State, Kansas has attracted $7 billion dollars in capital investment to its state economy. This has primarily benefited rural communities around the state, allowing Kansas farmers and ranchers to expand their businesses or send their kids to college. Plus, building wind farms and manufacturing the parts and supplies … Continue reading Republican Governor: God has blessed our state with wind energy resource

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Lake Turkana wind power scheme readying for production by end June

The last batch of 30 wind turbines for the Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) project is due to arrive in Mombasa early this month. The project, Africa’s biggest wind power scheme and the largest private investment in Kenya’s history, should be fully connected to the national electricity grid and producing power by the end of … Continue reading Lake Turkana wind power scheme readying for production by end June

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CWind supports Centrica jack up operations from Grimsby Hub

CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore wind industry, announced that it provided one of its Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) to international energy and services company, Centrica. The vessel MPC 19 CWind Alliance supported the Lynn and Inner Dowsing (LID) offshore wind farms operated by Centrica  that will provide 194.4MW of installed offshore … Continue reading CWind supports Centrica jack up operations from Grimsby Hub

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Wind farm developer hones early plans

Vattenfall narrows search area for underground onshore cable route ahead of ecological studies Vattenfall, the developer of a strategic Norfolk offshore wind farm, is revealing this week its latest thinking for the green energy scheme. Local people and communities along a proposed 60km underground cable route for the 1.8 gigawatt (GW) Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind … Continue reading Wind farm developer hones early plans

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MHI Vestas launches 9 MW offshore wind turbine

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind unveiled its uprated 8 MW wind turbine, enabling its 8 MW platform to reach 9 MW at specific site conditions. The company’s prototype at Østerild broke the energy generation record for a commercially available offshore wind turbine on Thursday 1st December, producing 216,000 kWh (actual figures 215,999.1 kWh) over a 24 … Continue reading MHI Vestas launches 9 MW offshore wind turbine

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VBMS awarded inter-array cabling contract for offshore wind farm

VBMS, a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis), has been awarded a cabling contract with a value of approximately EUR 100 million by ScottishPower Renewables, for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm. The scope of work for VBMS consists of the supply, installation and burial, as well as termination and testing of 102 … Continue reading VBMS awarded inter-array cabling contract for offshore wind farm

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An energy transition is underway

Carbon emissions grow at less than a third of the rate of the past 20 years, reflecting both gains in energy efficiency and the changing fuel mix, but in the base case are still projected to increase, highlighting the need for further action “The global energy landscape is changing. Traditional centers of demand are being … Continue reading An energy transition is underway

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IKEA buys second Alberta wind farm

IKEA Canada has acquired its second wind farm in Alberta, purchasing the 88 MW Wintering Hills facility near Drumheller for approximately $61 million. The furniture retailer, which purchased a 48 MW wind farm near Pincher Creek in 2013, has vowed to become globally “energy independent” by 2020. The Wintering Hills facility, which was jointly owned … Continue reading IKEA buys second Alberta wind farm

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The power of wind energy and how to use it

Wind offers an immense, never-ending source of energy that can be successfully harnessed to power all of the things that currently draw energy from nonrenewable resources. But wind frequency varies with weather patterns. Researchers from North China Electric Power University and North China University of Science and Technology recently developed a model to help predict … Continue reading The power of wind energy and how to use it

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Military says wind farms strengthen, not hinder, national security

Recently, several media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal and Forbes.com, have erroneously reported on wind farms impacting military bases.  The reality couldn’t be further from the truth—wind bolsters our national security be creating more of our energy right here at home. Here are the facts. The Department of Defense has a review process that … Continue reading Military says wind farms strengthen, not hinder, national security

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Long-time wind industry leader Rob Gramlich departs to open firm

Rob Gramlich, head of government and public affairs for the U.S. wind energy industry’s trade association and a leader of many successful campaigns for more wind power, is leaving to start a firm that will focus on power grid issues, it was announced today. Gramlich was previously at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, where he … Continue reading Long-time wind industry leader Rob Gramlich departs to open firm

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Commissioning of the Les Monts wind farm in France

Located in the Aube department, in France, on the territory of the Sainte-Maure and Saint-Benoît-sur-Seine municipalities, Les Monts wind farm comprises 4 wind turbines of 3.3 MW, for a cumulative capacity of 13.2 MW. Construction works started in March 2016 and ended successfully as planned. Les Monts wind farm now generates green electricity, that will … Continue reading Commissioning of the Les Monts wind farm in France

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Europe installed 1,558 MW of new offshore wind energy in 2016 with cumulative capacity reaching 12,631 MW

The industry announced a record €18.2 billion of investments in new wind farms to be built in the coming years. This represents a further 4.9 GW of new capacity across five countries, half of it in the UK. Giles Dickson, Chief Executive Officer of WindEurope, said: “It’s good to see the high level of investments … Continue reading Europe installed 1,558 MW of new offshore wind energy in 2016 with cumulative capacity reaching 12,631 MW

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Washington agrees: let’s fix our infrastructure

Every so often, amidst partisan rancor, a glimmer of hope emerges where both sides want the same thing.  In these rare instances, it’s an opportunity for all of those legislators who came to Washington to get things done to really get to work. This just happened with infrastructure, and electricity transmission in particular. The positions … Continue reading Washington agrees: let’s fix our infrastructure

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