Senvion signs order for over 300 MW in Australia

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a conditional contract with Nexif Energy for the EPC contracts and maintenance agreements for the 25 turbine Glen Innes Wind Farm in New South Wales and the 59 turbine Lincoln Gap Wind Farm in South Australia.   Jürgen Geissinger, CEO of Senvion, said: “We are … Continue reading Senvion signs order for over 300 MW in Australia

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BP considers upgrade of U.S. 200 wind turbines

BP is mulling plans to upgrade as many as 200 of its wind turbines in the United States, Bloomberg reported. The energy giant is looking to update the aging equipment with newer, higher-capacity equipment in a bid to improve efficiency and reliability while increasing overall energy output. Laura Folse, chief executive of BP Wind Energy, … Continue reading BP considers upgrade of U.S. 200 wind turbines

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Americans rally to support wind power

Hundreds of Americans from across the country traveled to Washington, D.C. to show their support for wind energy this week. AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan penned an op-ed in The Hill looking at why they decided to make the trek. Here are a few highlights: Some are part of America’s 100,000-strong wind energy workforce, or one … Continue reading Americans rally to support wind power

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Siemens to build EnBW Hohe See as first offshore wind project with extended scope

Siemens Wind Power will, for the first time, provide complete offshore wind power plant solutions including foundations for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind project. Hohe See owner EnBW has now made a final investment decision for its 497 megawatts offshore wind power plant. Starting in early 2018 the large wind park will be installed … Continue reading Siemens to build EnBW Hohe See as first offshore wind project with extended scope

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WindEurope joins EU mission to Uzbekistan

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson accompanied the EU Commission to a one-day energy workshop with the Government of Uzbekistan in Tashkent on 15 February. Christopher Jones, Deputy Director General of DG Energy, led the EU delegation which also included representatives of the European Investment Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the solar and … Continue reading WindEurope joins EU mission to Uzbekistan

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European Parliament agrees on measures to reform ETS after 2020

The European Parliament has established a common position on reforms to the Emissions Trading System after 2020. Policymakers voted to strengthen the Market Stability Reserve, a facility designed to remove excess carbon permits from the market. They also agreed to cancel 800 million allowances from the reserve, which comes into force in 2019. However, MEPs … Continue reading European Parliament agrees on measures to reform ETS after 2020

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EnBW constructing 500 Megawatt North Sea wind farm with Canadian partner Enbridge

It’s green lights all the way for the EnBW offshore wind farm Hohe See. Following the final construction and investment decision taken by the Supervisory Board of EnBW at the end of 2016, the co-investor for this major project with an output of around 500 Megawatts has now been confirmed: The Canadian energy infrastructure company … Continue reading EnBW constructing 500 Megawatt North Sea wind farm with Canadian partner Enbridge

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REthinking Energy 2017: Accelerating the global energy transformation

Renewable energy is a fundamental and growing part of the global energy transformation. Increasingly, renewables have become the first choice for expanding, upgrading and modernising power systems around the world. Click here to download REthinking Energy, the flagship report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), examines trends and developments in the global quest for … Continue reading REthinking Energy 2017: Accelerating the global energy transformation

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200 MW wind energy projects under CPEC to be completed this year in Pakistan

Three wind power projects under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with installed capacity of 200 Mega Watt would start their commercial operation by mid of the current fiscal year. The sources in Planning ministry suggested that the 50 MW Hydro China Dawood wind Power project is expected to be completed by next month whereas UEP … Continue reading 200 MW wind energy projects under CPEC to be completed this year in Pakistan

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McKinsey Global Institute report shows technology driven changes to consumption & production of energy resources could save global economy $900bln

Rapid advances in technologies including artificial intelligence, automation, data analytics, and the Internet of Things are transforming the resources sector and could enable major savings for consumers and a much-needed productivity boost for producers over the next two decades, according to new research from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) published today. Beyond the supercycle: how … Continue reading McKinsey Global Institute report shows technology driven changes to consumption & production of energy resources could save global economy $900bln

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Nordex obtains unit certificate for N117/3000

On 3 February 2017 the Nordex Group received the unit certificate according to VDE-AR-N 4120 (Technical requirements for the connection and operation of customer installations to the high voltage network (TCC High Voltage) for the N117/3000 turbine from FGH Zertifizierungsgesellschaft mbH in Mannheim. Presentation of the unit certificate is a prerequisite for connection to the … Continue reading Nordex obtains unit certificate for N117/3000

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Gamesa reaffirms its leadership in India with orders for the supply of 278 MW at seven wind developments

Gamesa continues to reinforce its positioning in India, where the company has ranked as the leading OEM for the last three years, with seven new orders. Specifically, the company will supply a total of 278 MW to several customers. Gamesa will supply, install and commission the turbines at all seven developments. Three of them are … Continue reading Gamesa reaffirms its leadership in India with orders for the supply of 278 MW at seven wind developments

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China Leads Global Wind Power Installation in 2016

China once again led the way globally in terms of installed wind power capacity in 2016, illustrating its continued commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a recent report. In 2016, China installed 23.3 gigawatts (GW) of wind power capacity, almost three times the 8.2 GW that the U.S., which took second place, installed … Continue reading China Leads Global Wind Power Installation in 2016

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New record: plain states exceed 50 percent wind power

A region stretching from Montana to Texas set a new record this week, hitting a mark many considered impossible just a few years ago: wind supplied the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) with 52 percent of its electricity on Sunday. The SPP is a grid operator for parts of 14 states and manages over 60,000 miles … Continue reading New record: plain states exceed 50 percent wind power

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Wind farm ownership plans backed by community leaders

An East Ayrshire wind farm project has been praised by a prominent local community figure, citing its potential to substantially boost the regional economy. Lethans Wind Farm, which is being proposed by Hamilton based employer, Banks Renewables, is offering the community the chance to maximise the local benefit from the development with a community share … Continue reading Wind farm ownership plans backed by community leaders

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International team seeks better picture of wind as it moves over rugged terrain

Machines have invaded a windswept rural valley in eastern Portugal. Squat white containers stare at the hillsides, sweeping lasers across the eucalyptus-studded slopes, and towers bristling with scientific instruments soar 100 meters into the air. Their international team of minders will spend the next five months measuring nearly everything it can about the wind that … Continue reading International team seeks better picture of wind as it moves over rugged terrain

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Southwest Power Pool sets North American record for wind energy

Southwest Power Pool set a wind-penetration record of 52.1 percent at 4:30 a.m., Feb. 12, becoming the first regional transmission organization (RTO) in North America to serve more than 50 percent of its load at a given time with wind energy. The milestone beats a previous North American RTO record of 49.2 percent that SPP … Continue reading Southwest Power Pool sets North American record for wind energy

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#iheartwind 2017: Let’s see what people are saying

Valentine’s Day 2017 marks the halfway point of this year’s #iheartwind campaign, so let’s take a look at why people are loving homegrown wind power. You still have 10 days to let the world know why wind energy matters to you! Fill out our sign and let us know on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using … Continue reading #iheartwind 2017: Let’s see what people are saying

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Offshore Wind Consultants selected to support Iberdrola UK wind farms

UK-based Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) has secured a new framework agreement from Spanish electric utility Iberdrola to deliver engineering and project management services for several windfarm projects in East Anglia, UK. A part of Oslo-listed marine and engineering consultancy Aqualis, OWC will be responsible for providing engineering consultancy services for Iberdrola for projects including the East Anglia … Continue reading Offshore Wind Consultants selected to support Iberdrola UK wind farms

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KEPCO to add wind power plant in Jordan

South Korea’s state-run Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) on Tuesday broke ground for its first wind power plant in the Middle East. The wind farm in Fujeij located near Amman, Jordan on Monday would be able to generate 89 megawatt of power a year capable of powering 30,000 households. KEPCO won the deal from state-run … Continue reading KEPCO to add wind power plant in Jordan

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