1,000 MW wind power project planned off Gujarat’s coast

The European Union is funding and providing technical assistance in the preliminary implementation of the tentative capacity of 200 MW. Work on the ambitious 1,000 MW wind power project planned off Gujarat’s coast, the first such project in India, is set to commence as the Request for Proposal (RFP) is expected to be issued by … Continue reading 1,000 MW wind power project planned off Gujarat’s coast

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Enel opens in Peru its largest wind farm with 132 MW

Italy’s ambassador to Peru, Mauro Marsili and the Country Manager for Enel Peru, Jose Revuelta attended the Wayra I Park inauguration, where Revuelta articulated that the venture will effectively contribute to diversify the country’s energy matrix and make energy supply more reliable. Peru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines (MINEM) confirmed that the country’s largest wind … Continue reading Enel opens in Peru its largest wind farm with 132 MW

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TÜV SÜD undertakes inspections for E.ON wind farms in the North Sea and Baltic Sea

TÜV SÜD has been commissioned by E.ON Climate & Renewables to provide periodic inspection services at E.ON’s two offshore wind farms, Amrumbank West and Arkona. The two parks have 140 turbines with a combined capacity of 687 MW. Testing will be conducted in accordance with the specifications of the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of … Continue reading TÜV SÜD undertakes inspections for E.ON wind farms in the North Sea and Baltic Sea

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Developers express interest in India’s first offshore wind energy project

The wind energy project with a capacity to produce 1,000 megawatt has been planned off the coast of Pipavav port in Gujarat. As many as 35 national and international developers have expressed interest in the country’s first offshore wind energy project, and the process of inviting Request For Proposal (RFP) should take place next month, … Continue reading Developers express interest in India’s first offshore wind energy project

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Nordex passing the 1,000 MW wind energy milestone in Ireland

Although Ireland is one of the smaller markets in the wind industry, it allows manufacturers to prove their technical prowess. This is because it is directly exposed to strong winds coming in off the Atlantic, the landscape is largely complex with restrictive environmental conditions and the Irish grid code is among the most challenging and … Continue reading Nordex passing the 1,000 MW wind energy milestone in Ireland

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Wind power income become critical for farmers

2.1 million farms cover our country’s rural landscapes, and 99 percent of them are family-owned and operated. And now, a growing number of them host wind turbines. Increasingly, the extra income from wind projects helps keep these farms in the family and the family on the farm, even in uncertain times.  Fluctuating crop prices affect … Continue reading Wind power income become critical for farmers

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Wind energy PPA deals signed in Scandinavia

Norwegian aluminium company Norsk Hydro has signed a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Green Investment Group. With a duration of 29 years, this is the world’s longest wind power purchase agreement. The Green Investment Group (GIG) has put forward €270 million to develop the 235 MW project in the Swedish town of Överturingen. … Continue reading Wind energy PPA deals signed in Scandinavia

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How much does it cost to bail out uneconomic power plants?

As the administration continues developing plans to prop up aging, uneconomic coal and nuclear plants, many have wondered what the price tag for consumers would look like. Today, a new report is out from the Brattle Group that gives us a glimpse of what a two-year down payment for bailing out these plants could cost: … Continue reading How much does it cost to bail out uneconomic power plants?

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Canada’s largest wind energy event to blow into Calgary

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and its partner Hannover Fairs Canada unveiled the program for the 2018 CanWEA Annual Conference and Exhibition. The event will run from October 23 to 25 at the BMO Centre in Calgary, Alberta. Over the course of 2½ days, top speakers from government, industry, and utilities will share insights, … Continue reading Canada’s largest wind energy event to blow into Calgary

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Scotland’s Beatrice offshore wind farm produces first power

Beatrice wind farm off the Caithness coast in Scotland has generated power for the first time, operator SSE said on Thursday. Following installation of the first 7-megawatt (MW) turbine, the wind farm exported power to the National Grid, the firm added. “The project has already brought several benefits to the local community, the UK supply … Continue reading Scotland’s Beatrice offshore wind farm produces first power

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Concentrated solar power will help China cut costs of climate action

Solar thermal energy turns out to be the key to China meeting its climate commitments. A new study investigates the best combination of renewables for providing the lowest cost to power system operators in two of China’s provinces best suited to scale up renewable energy. China’s power systems operators must invest in renewable energy to … Continue reading Concentrated solar power will help China cut costs of climate action

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Coal, nuclear power plant bailout could exceed $34 billion

A new report was released by The Brattle Group, a leading consultant on utility operations and energy markets, analyzing the cost of providing extra financial support to uncompetitive U.S. power plants. The independent assessment was commissioned by a diverse group of energy industry associations representing natural gas, oil, energy efficiency, storage, grid services, solar, wind … Continue reading Coal, nuclear power plant bailout could exceed $34 billion

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Egypt to establish 500 megawatt wind energy plant in Suez Gulf

Egypt signed on Wednesday an agreement to establish a power plant to generate wind power at a capacity of 500 megawatts in the Gulf of Suez. The agreement was signed between the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy and representatives from companies including Orascom Construction, Engie, and Toyota Tsusho Corporation. Following the inking ceremony, … Continue reading Egypt to establish 500 megawatt wind energy plant in Suez Gulf

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Hydro signs new long-term wind power contract for Norwegian aluminium portfolio

Norwegian aluminium company Norsk Hydro ASA’s wholly-owned subsidiary Hydro Energi AS has signed a long-term wind power contract for 29 years with Green Investment Group. The contract is believed to be the world’s longest corporate wind power contract. The agreement, which encompass building of a new wind farm near Sundsvall and Østersund in Sweden (SE2), … Continue reading Hydro signs new long-term wind power contract for Norwegian aluminium portfolio

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Ørsted partners with SkySpecs on automated robotic wind turbines inspection in the Irish Sea

SkySpecs, the award-winning provider of robotics solutions for the wind energy industry – in collaboration with Ørsted, global leaders in developing and building offshore wind farms, announce a successful automated inspection of the world’s largest offshore wind turbine at Burbo Bank Extension, in the Irish Sea. “Providing consistent image quality across the largest turbines offshore … Continue reading Ørsted partners with SkySpecs on automated robotic wind turbines inspection in the Irish Sea

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CGN buys 75% in Swedish wind farm from Macquarie

China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) has acquired a 75 percent stake in a Swedish wind power project from Australia’s Macquarie Group and GE Energy Financial Services, state news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday. The North Pole wind power project, located in Pitea, Sweden, is expected to be operational by the end of 2019 with … Continue reading CGN buys 75% in Swedish wind farm from Macquarie

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BYPL to procure 100 MW wind energy in India

BSES Yamuna Power Ltd (BYPL), supplying to central and east Delhi, on Wednesday said it has signed a power sale agreement with the Solar Energy Corporation of India to procure 100 MW of wind power at competitive rates. A BSES statement said the power is expected to be available to the discom from the third … Continue reading BYPL to procure 100 MW wind energy in India

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Saudi Arabia points to high wind energy potential

Using outputs from a high-resolution regional climate model, KAUST researchers have confirmed the potential for wind as a significant energy resource across the Arabian Peninsula. This is an important first step in developing a strategy for Saudi Arabia’s wind energy sector. As part of an ongoing collaboration with the University of Notre Dame in the … Continue reading Saudi Arabia points to high wind energy potential

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Vestas is expanding its partnership with leading gearbox provider ZF

By expanding the partnership with ZF, Vestas will offer customers solutions that can lower repair costs, decrease downtime, and limit additional future repairs. Leveraging the companies’ complementary service capabilities and global footprints, the partnership also promotes mutual knowledge transfer, cooperation on training, and joint documentation development. Through the partnership, Vestas becomes ZF’s preferred supplier to … Continue reading Vestas is expanding its partnership with leading gearbox provider ZF

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GE Renewable Energy acquires WMC wind turbine blade test center

Facility will test rotor hubs for GE blades and offer a range of testing services to other industry partners. GE Renewable Energy Business, LM Wind Power announced today the planned acquisition of the WMC test facilities in Wieringerwerf, Netherlands. The transaction is expected to close within a few weeks’ time subject to certain pre-completion conditions. … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy acquires WMC wind turbine blade test center

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