Pattern Energy Acquires 324 MW Broadview Wind in New Mexico

Pattern Energy Group Inc. (NASDAQ and TSX: PEGI) (“Pattern Energy”) today announced it has acquired interests in the two wind projects that comprise the 324 megawatt (“MW”) Broadview Wind power facilities (“Broadview“) and associated independent 35-mile 345 kV Western Interconnect transmission line (“Western Interconnect”) from Pattern Energy Group LP (“Pattern Development 1.0”) for $269 million, … Continue reading Pattern Energy Acquires 324 MW Broadview Wind in New Mexico

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WindEurope calls on EU Member States to adopt new environmental rules for coal and lignite plants

On 28 April the European Commission will seek the support of EU Member States for new environmental standards for large industrial plants including coal and lignite plants. EU Member States will meet in the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) Article 75 Committee and vote on the adoption of the revised Best Available Techniques reference (BREF) document … Continue reading WindEurope calls on EU Member States to adopt new environmental rules for coal and lignite plants

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Acciona and Secretary of State Pablos Inaugurate the 93 MW San Roman Wind Farm in Cameron County

Secretary of State Rolando Pablos joined ACCIONA Energy, a leading global operator of renewable energy projects, to inaugurate the 93-megawatt (MW) San Roman Wind Farm today. San Roman will produce enough energy to power more than 30,000 homes in Southeast Texas. Located near Brownsville and equipped with 31 AW125/3000 turbines, San Roman is ACCIONA’s eighth … Continue reading Acciona and Secretary of State Pablos Inaugurate the 93 MW San Roman Wind Farm in Cameron County

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From atop a turbine “none of this looks like a partisan issue”

I’m jealous of John Rogers. John is a Senior Energy Analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists, and he recently visited an upstate New York wind farm, where he got to climb to the top of a wind turbine, something I’m still waiting to experience. More importantly, John learned how the Maple Ridge wind farm … Continue reading From atop a turbine “none of this looks like a partisan issue”

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Work on 5 wind energy projects of 349 MW in Pakistan

In Sindh, work on five wind energy projects of 349 megawatts are in final phase in Thatta district. It is expected that four projects of Jhampir power limited, Hawa energy, Hartford alternative energy limited and Three George Second wind farm Pakistan will be completed by early next year. Official of the alternative energy department told … Continue reading Work on 5 wind energy projects of 349 MW in Pakistan

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China’s installed wind energy capacity up to 151 gigawatts

China’s installed wind energy capacity has increased yet again, growing 13% in the first quarter over the same time a year earlier, bringing the country’s cumulative capacity up to 151 gigawatts. China had 151 million kilowatts of installed wind power capacity as of the end of the first quarter, up 13 percent year on year. … Continue reading China’s installed wind energy capacity up to 151 gigawatts

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Wind power sector ready to work with indian govt to realize targets

The wind power sector is ready to work with the government to realize the target of 175 GW renewable power, of which 60GW is wind power, by 2022, but first wants a proper regulatory framework in place. Sarvesh Kumar, chairman of the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturing Association (IWTMA), in an interview with Mint, discussed various … Continue reading Wind power sector ready to work with indian govt to realize targets

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Offshore wind farm in South Korea

Moventas and Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction have agreed on the Exceed deliveries to an offshore windfarm in South Korea. Doosan is an existing customer for Moventas Exceed high torque density 3MW gearboxes. Exceed series is a gearbox platform that provides a competitive edge for a wind turbine manufacturer by lowering the LCoE of wind … Continue reading Offshore wind farm in South Korea

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Wind Solution is off to Southern UK to complete C-bed’s 20th individual offshore wind farm project

This new project marks the first ever offshore wind park in Southern Britain and despite a relatively short shore distance of 13km, providing offshore accommodation throughout the commissioning phase is the preferred solution of the wind park operator. Offshore logistic hub During this project, transfer of workers to the offshore wind turbines are done via … Continue reading Wind Solution is off to Southern UK to complete C-bed’s 20th individual offshore wind farm project

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California State Senate leader to keynote WINDPOWER 2017

Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León, the California Senate’s most powerful member and legislative champion of the state’s hallmark 50 percent renewable energy standard law passed in 2015, will provide a keynote address at North America’s largest wind power trade show on Tuesday, May 23, in Anaheim. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) announced … Continue reading California State Senate leader to keynote WINDPOWER 2017

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Apple finally jumps on the wind power bandwagon

Over the past few months, we’ve seen big wind energy investments from the likes of GM, Facebook, Home Depot and others. But one of the world’s largest companies, and leading proponents of doing business using 100 percent renewable energy, has been conspicuously absent: Apple. That finally changed this week. Apple just announced it has signed … Continue reading Apple finally jumps on the wind power bandwagon

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Peikko delivers gravity foundation technology to Lehtirova wind farm in Northern Sweden

Peikko Group has received an order to deliver gravity foundation technology to Lehtirova wind park in Norrbotten county in northern Sweden. The deliveries consist of the MODIX Center Anchor, MODIX Rebar Splicings and PSB Shear Reinforcement as well as all other standard rebar components of the foundation. Peikko is also responsible for the foundation design … Continue reading Peikko delivers gravity foundation technology to Lehtirova wind farm in Northern Sweden

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Wind power will keep growing rapidly

The future of federal policies to cut carbon dioxide pollution for existing power plants, such as the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan rule, remains uncertain for the near term. But even with this uncertainty on carbon policy, other factors will continue to drive wind energy’s astronomical growth — benefiting in particular the rural and … Continue reading Wind power will keep growing rapidly

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CTE WIND, on-shore foundation design specialist, continues to grow in Vietnam

CTE WIND, from its subsidiary in Vietnam CTV, continues to grow in the Vietnamese market. Among its main developments, there is the involvement in the first wind farm in Vietnam, called “Tuy Phong” located in the province of Binh Thuan. The power output of this wind farm is of 30MW and has twenty (20) Fuhrländer … Continue reading CTE WIND, on-shore foundation design specialist, continues to grow in Vietnam

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WindEurope argues for an Electricity Market Design consistent with the EU’s climate strategy

Today, a letter co-signed by WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson will be presented to Members of European Parliament arguing that Europe’s Electricity Market Design needs to be fully consistent with the EU’s climate strategy. The letter will be presented ahead of the Industry, Research and Energy committee’s first exchange of views on the reform of Europe’s … Continue reading WindEurope argues for an Electricity Market Design consistent with the EU’s climate strategy

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Strong Outlook for Wind Power

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) released its flagship publication Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update today. More than 54 GW of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market in 2016, which now comprises more than 90 countries, including 9 with more than 10,000 MW installed, and 29 which have now passed … Continue reading Strong Outlook for Wind Power

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Falling offshore wind energy costs may lead to increased capacity

The success of the recent German offshore wind tender, in which three sites totalling 1.38GW of new capacity were awarded contracts by bidding in at zero, could encourage countries to re-evaluate their offshore wind capacity goals, industry experts have told ICIS. On 13 April, German utility EnBW was awarded a subsidy-free contract for the 900MW … Continue reading Falling offshore wind energy costs may lead to increased capacity

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Planner’s flyer gets misinterpreted as a university recommendation; would thwart new wind farms

Recently Michigan State University’s (MSU) Extension in Manistee, Mich., published a pamphlet proposing an updated “sample zoning ordinance” for wind energy systems. The proposals were developed without input from the wind energy industry, or the larger group of stakeholders that worked on the state’s sample zoning ordinance in 2008. According to the principal author of … Continue reading Planner’s flyer gets misinterpreted as a university recommendation; would thwart new wind farms

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Over 100,000 people now employed by the U.S. wind energy

According to the latest figures released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the U.S. wind energy sector added jobs more than nine times faster than the overall U.S. economy last year. The primary findings from the AWEA’s 2016 U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report released on Wednesday 19 April, show that a total of … Continue reading Over 100,000 people now employed by the U.S. wind energy

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Vestas expands 2 MW platform with two new turbine variants

With new, larger 116 meter and 120 meter rotors, the V116-2.0 MW and V120-2.0 MW offer industry-leading levelised cost of energy at park level in medium, low, and ultra-low wind conditions globally, though particularly well-suited for the U.S., India and China. The new variants build on Vestas’ 2 MW platform, delivering increased swept area and … Continue reading Vestas expands 2 MW platform with two new turbine variants

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