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Construction of the Lake Turkana wind farm to be complete in two months

The Lake Turkana Wind Power Project in Loiyangalani, Marsabit County is set to be completed in two months, paving the way for a 310MW injection in the grid.  The project will provide reliable, low-cost wind power to Kenya’s national grid for 20 years through 365 wind turbines each with a capacity of 850 kW.   State … Continue reading Construction of the Lake Turkana wind farm to be complete in two months

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Nearly 100 MW of wind power commissioned in the United Kingdom by EDF

Pursuing its expansion in the United Kingdom, EDF Energies Nouvelles is announcing the commissioning of the Corriemoillie (47.5 MW), the Beck Burn (31 MW) and the Pearie Law (19.2 MW) wind farms, by its local subsidiary EDF Energy Renewables, a joint venture with EDF Energy.   These new wind farms are contributing to the EDF … Continue reading Nearly 100 MW of wind power commissioned in the United Kingdom by EDF

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Iowa’s largest utility aims to produce only renewable energy

Iowa’s largest utility is in the midst of a $3.6 billion investment in wind power and intends to keep spending on the towers with a goal of producing 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources. The Des Moines Register reports that MidAmerican Energy plans to build 1,000 more turbines over the next couple of … Continue reading Iowa’s largest utility aims to produce only renewable energy

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Armenia to build 100 wind turbines

Over 100 wind turbines will be built in Armenia, worth $350 million, Deputy Minister of Energy Infrastructure and Natural Resources Hayk Harutyunyan told journalists on Friday. He said the government has already approved an investment program of an UAE-registered company Access Infra Central Asia Limited, which plans to build a wind farm in Armenia. He … Continue reading Armenia to build 100 wind turbines

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Nordex presenting first separate sustainability report

The Nordex Group has today published its sustainability report for 2016. This is the first time that the company has published a separate report, which was prepared largely in accordance with the G4 guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). In this report, the manufacturer of wind power systems describes in detail its goals and … Continue reading Nordex presenting first separate sustainability report

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Record-low bids in offshore wind power should make policy makers rethink post-2020 ambition levels

The offshore wind energy industry has witnessed an unprecedented price breakthrough in the past 10 months. In July 2016 DONG Energy surprised the industry with its record-low bid of €72.7/MWh in the Dutch tender for the Borssele I and II wind farms. In November 2016 Vattenfall amazed the market with a winning bid of €49.9/MWh … Continue reading Record-low bids in offshore wind power should make policy makers rethink post-2020 ambition levels

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Companies have big plans to make more products using renewables

We’ve seen the good news that Fortune 500 companies like General Motors, Facebook, The Home Depot, and now Apple are making smart investments to procure wind energy, realizing long-term price stability and cutting pollution at the same time. But how many more companies are in line to invest? A new report by WWF, Ceres, Calvert … Continue reading Companies have big plans to make more products using renewables

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Senvion Completes Successful Refinancing and Extension of its Debt Facilities

Senvion Holding GmbH, a limited liability company incorporated under the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany (the “Issuer”), announced today that it has priced €400.0 million in aggregate principal amount of senior secured fixed rate notes due 2022 (the “Senior Secured Notes”) at 3.875%, a reduction of 2.75% compared to the Issuer’s Existing Notes … Continue reading Senvion Completes Successful Refinancing and Extension of its Debt Facilities

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WindEurope promotes wind and e-mobility with Enercon at Hannover Messe

Today at the Hannover Messe (the world’s largest trade fair), WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson gave a lecture at the Enercon stand on EU energy policy and wind. He explained the goals and achievements of EU energy policy thus far, the challenges currently facing the wind industry Europe and how the right EU policies could help … Continue reading WindEurope promotes wind and e-mobility with Enercon at Hannover Messe

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Enel’s Lindahl wind farm kicks off in North Dakota

Enel Green Power North America has started commercial operations at the 150MW Lindahl wind farm in North Dakota. The $220m project is owned by EGPNA Renewable Energy Partners, a joint venture between Enel Green Power North America and GE Energy Financial Services. Electricity and related renewable credits from the wind farm are being sold under a long-term power purchase agreement to the Basin Electric Power Cooperative. Enel Green Power North America head Rafael Gonzalez said: “We … Continue reading Enel’s Lindahl wind farm kicks off in North Dakota

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Agreements signed for two solar power plants in Nigeria

Government-backed wholesaler Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET) has signed put call options agreements with two renewable energy developers for solar projects with collective capacity of 120 MW. NBET signed the agreement with Afrinergia Power, a Nigerian renewables developer for the construction of a 50-MW solar plant in Nasarawa State. Afrinergia says the plant will generate … Continue reading Agreements signed for two solar power plants in Nigeria

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Acciona inaugurates its eight US wind farm in Texas

San Roman Wind Farm, with 93MW, will produce energy to power more than 30,000 homes. The company reaches 721 MW of wind capacity in the country. Photo caption 1: ACCIONA chairman José Manuel Entrecanales and Secretary Pablos cut the ribbon during de dedication ceremony of the San Roman Wind Farm. Photo caption 2: ACCIONA Chairman … Continue reading Acciona inaugurates its eight US wind farm in Texas

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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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