Renewable energy to be over 60 per cent of India’s generation capacity

Enthused by drop in renewable energy tariff, Power Minister Piyush Goyal today said India’s 60-65 per cent of installed power generation capacity will be green energy. At present, out of 315 gw of total power generation installed capacity, around 50 gw is from renewable sources. “Going by prices we have discovered, I am inspired to … Continue reading Renewable energy to be over 60 per cent of India’s generation capacity

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Secretaries Perry and Zinke showing support for wind power

AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan penned commentary in The Hill today, highlighting recent wind energy support from Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Here are a few highlights: The new administration is taking notice: wind energy is a job-creation engine that speeds up the path to American energy independence. “Renewable energy, like offshore … Continue reading Secretaries Perry and Zinke showing support for wind power

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Eight wind energy projects are waiting to be built in Ohio

Last week I traveled to Ohio, driving westward across the state from Cleveland to Van Wert county. Outside the car window were open fields, farm houses and shiny silver grain silos. About three hours into the drive, a new landscape appeared: turbines from the Blue Creek Wind Farm dotting the horizon. This single farm makes … Continue reading Eight wind energy projects are waiting to be built in Ohio

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Good Energy sources wind power from DONG Energy’s Westermost Rough

The UK-based energy company Good Energy and DONG Energy announced a partnership which will see a renewable energy company source offshore wind power for its customers for the first time. The deal secures 12% of the output of the 210MW Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm operated by DONG Energy in the North Sea, enough renewable … Continue reading Good Energy sources wind power from DONG Energy’s Westermost Rough

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WindEurope explores synergies between wind and hydrogen energy

On March 22nd, WindEurope joined forces with the hydrogen community to hold a joint technical workshop exploring synergies between wind power and hydrogen energy. The large sector-coupling potential of such a synergy could expand the use of wind energy far beyond the power sector and lead to significant emission reductions throughout the whole economy. Because … Continue reading WindEurope explores synergies between wind and hydrogen energy

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Ireland’s largest wind farm

The wind farm contains 38 wind turbines and is capable of producing enough electricity to power 50,000 homes. Source: Energia It is the culmination of years of development work and construction, which started in 2014, took 26 months to complete. Energia Renewables has invested €145 million to develop the windfarm, bringing its total investment in … Continue reading Ireland’s largest wind farm

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Argentina’s Pampa sells 50% Greenwind stake to Castlelake

Argentina’s Pampa Energia has sold a 50% stake in its renewables subsidiary Greenwind to the US-based private equity firm Castlelake. The US firm paid US$11.2 million for the stake, via its investment vehicle Valdatana Servicios y Gestiones, according to local reports. Through its acquisition, Castlelake will be able to participate in the development of the … Continue reading Argentina’s Pampa sells 50% Greenwind stake to Castlelake

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E.ON stabilizes electricity grid with wind power

The fluctuating feed-in of wind power into the electricity grid has so far been regarded as a problem for grid stability and supply security. E.ON is now turning the tables. E.ON will be one of the first companies to stabilize the German electricity grid with wind power. This is made possible by the integration of … Continue reading E.ON stabilizes electricity grid with wind power

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Wind Energy Is a Jobs and Economic Engine

There’s a lot of talk about jobs these days. President Donald Trump speaks often, and passionately, about bringing jobs (especially manufacturing jobs) back to America. Wind energy is and will continue to be an important driver of the growth in American manufacturing and other family-supporting jobs across this nation. And, according to a new Navigant … Continue reading Wind Energy Is a Jobs and Economic Engine

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EU clears General Electric acquisition of LM Wind Power

The European Union has cleared General Electric’s planned $1.65 billion acquisition of LM Wind Power, a Denmark-based manufacturer of rotor blades for wind turbines. The EU’s executive Commission said Monday that the takeover was approved unconditionally because the combined company “would continue to face effective competition in Europe.” It said that GE has a relatively … Continue reading EU clears General Electric acquisition of LM Wind Power

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Siemens vows to turn Taiwan into offshore wind power hub

Siemens Taiwan President and CEO Erdal Elver vowed Wednesday to establish Taiwan as a regional offshore wind power hub. At a press event, the company reiterated its mission to use its technologies in offshore wind power, gas-fired power generation and energy efficiency via digitalization to help establish a sustainable energy future for Taiwan. President Tsai … Continue reading Siemens vows to turn Taiwan into offshore wind power hub

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Xcel Energy to invest billions in wind energy in Colorado

Xcel Energy Inc. is making a multibillion-dollar investment in wind power across seven states, from Minnesota to New Mexico — and using Colorado-made turbines from Vestas Wind Systems for a large chunk of it. The Minneapolis-based company (NYSE: XEL) is proposing to build or buy power from 11 new wind farms in the seven states … Continue reading Xcel Energy to invest billions in wind energy in Colorado

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Ohio HB 114 would slam brakes on wind power jobs, investment

The Ohio House Public Utilities Committee today held a hearing on House Bill 114, which would reduce the state’s renewable energy standard (RPS) into an unenforceable goal. “By rapidly advancing this bill, the Ohio House is needlessly jeopardizing jobs, private investment and rural development potential that wind energy has demonstrated in Ohio and across the … Continue reading Ohio HB 114 would slam brakes on wind power jobs, investment

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Offshore wind: Big moves in North Carolina

After recent offshore wind developments in Rhode Island and New York, the latest news comes out of North Carolina: Avangrid Renewables has won a Department of Interior auction to develop a project off the state’s coast. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke praised the results: The success of this lease sale reflects the continued interest of coastal … Continue reading Offshore wind: Big moves in North Carolina

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Siemens awarded wind turbine order from EDF Luminus for two projects in Belgium

EDF Luminus, the second largest player in the Belgian energy market, has ordered wind turbines at Siemens Wind Power for two projects located in the Belgian municipalities of Dessel and Mol as well as in Beveren. The nine 3.2 megawatt (MW) machines of the Siemens D3 product platform will be installed at the wind projects … Continue reading Siemens awarded wind turbine order from EDF Luminus for two projects in Belgium

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Senvion lands first Irish contract

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed its first contract in the Republic of Ireland with renewable energy investor NTR on behalf of NTR’s wind investment fund. The contract will see Senvion supply five MM82 wind turbines for the Teevurcher wind farm in County Meath. Once operational, the project will have an … Continue reading Senvion lands first Irish contract

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GES completes EDPR’s 200MW wind farm in Mexico

Global Energy Services (GES) has completed the construction and installation of the 200MW wind farm of EDP Renováveis (EDPR), located in the Coahuila area in Mexico. The project is among the five biggest projects GES has constructed in the country and includes the whole BOP (Balance of Plant): civil works, medium voltage grid, step-up substation, … Continue reading GES completes EDPR’s 200MW wind farm in Mexico

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WindEurope Technology workshop in Edinburgh

Over 180 wind resource assessment specialists met in Edinburgh on 16 & 17 March for WindEurope’s fourth technology workshop on this popular topic. Giles Dickson, CEO, WindEurope, opened “Resource Assessment 2017” by welcoming delegates from 23 countries in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa. When asked to explain resource assessment as simply as … Continue reading WindEurope Technology workshop in Edinburgh

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WindEurope delivers vision for European floating offshore wind energy

Giles Dickson, CEO of WindEurope, opened the Floating Offshore Wind Energy event in Marseille. His keynote focused on the industry’s vision to maintain European technological leadership in offshore in the coming decades. Floating offshore wind is coming of age in Europe; with a pipeline of projects approaching the commercialisation of over 300 MW, and a … Continue reading WindEurope delivers vision for European floating offshore wind energy

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